Liberal, New Democrat, choose your poison. Layton, Ignatieff, Mulcair, Rae or Trudeau, makes no difference to me.
They sold me out and they sold you out in the bargain. To echo Mulroney's attack on Turner, they had a choice. Not one of them chose us, you and me.
No matter how well Steve Harper did, three out of five voted for someone else. But Steve wasn't content with winning, he wasn't even content with winning a majority. Steve had to sever the Canadian public from their own government, the public servants we pay to toil in our interests.
If the government uses taxpayer money for partisan political advertising we rightly go ballistic. Shame, shame, shame. But if the government sequesters the public service and transforms the bureaucracy into its partisan political agency, where is the protest? Where are the angry villagers taking to the streets with their pitchforks and torches?
By cutting off the public from the public service, Steve has hijacked the civil service and harnessed it to his political purposes. When the public can't freely communicate with their public service - when somebody intervenes to decide what we can and cannot ask and filters such responses as are permitted to ensure they conform to the government's message - we have lost what is rightfully ours.
And the opposition? They put up a feeble protest, way back when, and nothing more since. For all the good they do in Harper's government by fiat and omnibus bill, essentially bugger all, they should have rebelled and boycotted Parliament altogether. They should have massed in the Rotunda or out on the lawns. They should have told the Canadian people that the prime ministerial sneak thief had purloined their very democracy. Instead, running true to course, they capitulated and, in the process, sold the Canadian public straight down Harper's river.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.