The Long Road to the Polls

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There is a feeling that few peasants of Europe ever felt, that is to feel sweet freedom in their bosoms. Those that dared dream of freedom usually ended up dead for sedition. The King or the lucky royalty would cut them down to make sure that it would not effect the general peasantry. Men and women, knowing the cost of such rebellion knew the price of their attempt to make conditions better for themselves and their community, but paid that cost so that peoples of the future would be free and enjoy what they only dared to dream.

You, going to the polls, you are heirs to their heroism and their sacrifice.

And yet, how many of you that stand at that box will consider, or think of that sacrifice?  It is that same spirit of stupidity that allows citizens to think that they can sleep and still maintain those rights and freedoms.  Sleepers today have forgotten and disregard that freedom is a struggle and a responsibility to maintain. The boat of freedom is in the river, and you have to paddle against the current of power flowing towards our governments or some day our future children will fall into slavery. This is your legacy that the sleepers are handing to their posterity, good or ill.

We see bills such as Bill C51 come along, where a freedom of privacy was handed over to Canada’s spy agency under the Harper Government. Did the general public pour into the streets to protest? No, Canadians treasure their deep sleep. To most Voters, voting is even a chore, as if to say, to leaders that we even know that you are  unscrupulous, but take care of us so we can stop thinking.

In today’s election Stephan Harper might be punished, but Justin Trudeau whom also approved of Bill C51 and  giving your right away is likely to be awarded the Prime Minister’s job.

The Activists that do go to the street; they are in the spirit of those who gave up their lives in the past. They are heroes and heroines that do your job of fighting for freedoms, and yet the general public cast aspersions at them; they are Radicles, Extremists. They suffer the humiliating fate of being ignored by Power because the sleepers have not gone to the streets with them in the thousands or the millions. And unbeknown to the sleepers, they also suffer the fate of lack of democracy. They have no real say in their governance between elections. The sad joke is that we are electing dictatorships for 4 years.

So, there you are going to the ballot box to mark your X. I hope that you have before hand decided whom you will vote for, so you can stand there savoring the sweet feeling of being free. Take 5 minutes, or even 10, and if someone comes along anxious to get it over with…. tell him to bugger off because this is Freedom Day. This is the only day that your politicians will care about you, not your thoughts, but your extorted approval for them to extract a mandate of abuse from you. Enjoy the moment, because the second after you mark your X, you will again be tossed to the ranks of the silenced and the ignored.

Will the free bird sing so sweetly when it is confined in a cage.


About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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