Wednesday, October 23, 2019
It'd Serve the Bastards Right
Why is Justin Trudeau our prime minister, not Andrew Scheer? According to an item I picked up on CBC this morning it could be that 'Summer Help' Andy was laid low by climate change.
As the story goes the total lack of any viable plan on climate change put off enough Ontario and Quebec voters to cost Scheer the premiership. Scheer, being a godly man, would have to write that off to Divine Retribution, I suppose.
I did choke a bit when the reporter used the term "viable" plan. You see, the only viable plan that was put before the public came from the Green Party but they got little mileage out of it.
You can't have your pipeline and eat it too and, if the Bitumen Boondoggle doesn't collapse under its own weight first, as the climate emergency worsens and the impacts spread voters will increasingly see straight through the nonsense being spun by the Dauphin and Jaggy too. Eventually, and very probably too late to do any good, you won't get far in an election without an effective climate strategy but you might have to wait for another election or two. Even then it's probably going to be an ill-fitting political answer to a scientific peril.
They say (who are "they"?) that every cloud has a silver lining. In this case the gathering clouds of climate change seem to have delivered Canada from the clutches of Scheer. I guess we should take what we can get and be at least a little grateful for our deliverance.
While you're waiting for that climate change epiphany to sweep through the land, maybe you should consider the suggestion from Stephen Lewis and David Suzuki and join an Extinction Rebellion march to occupy parliament.