Saturday, September 21, 2019
Gee, They Love to Walk in Parades. So, Where Were They Yesterday?
What politician, especially when running for election, can pass up a crowd?
Justin loves marching in parades, pressing the flesh. Andy is not as polished but he doesn't pass up opportunities either.
So where were they yesterday as terrified and angry young people demanding action rallied in major cities around the world, including our own?
Wouldn't that be a perfect opportunity to get up before the kids and let'em know that you've got their back, that you'll be there for them, and that ensuring they have a viable future is your top priority?
But what would they say? How would they explain pipelines and bitumen, their determination to rapidly expand the climate-wrecking petro-economy? That sort of candour might turn those kids feral.
No, yesterday's protest rallies were no place for any Liberal or Tory. Those parties are not, shall we say, "future friendly."