Kind Words: The Loonie is Stronger Than Our National Identity (at least it’ll get you a bag of chips)

If you ever find yourselves in a discussion with someone about why the Canadian Conservatives need to go and the anti-prohibition angle isn’t hitting home (sadly, many hear the word “cannabis” and they shut down), consider the sovereignty angle:

  • The same government that REFUSES to bring home one of it’s own citizens from a foreign prison when even the foreign country has offered to let him serve the rest of his sentence in his home country near his family.
  • The same government that REFUSED to bring home one of its one citizens – a child kidnapped by a foreign agency – for two years and left it up to the child’s family to fight the world’s greatest superpower on their own.

Maher Arar, Michael Kapoustin – over and over again the Government of Canada has turned it’s back on it’s own people (visit the National Council for the Protection of Canadians Abroad).

Canadian citizenship is meaningless to this government. There is no country in the WORLD that has a more abysmal record of abandoning it’s own citizenry when they are far from home and in most need of help. The Americans NEVER do the same when it comes to Americans trapped abroad and virtually ALWAYS protect their own (when they’re outside of American borders, that is – inside, it’s a bit of a different story), even if it’s out of patriotic pride more than human compassion. Honestly, this government is not just useless, but actually malevolent in it’s bureaucrats’ drive to cover their own asses and politicians kowtowing to just about any foreign government agency that they come up against.

I’m blessed to live in Harper Hell – Calgary, Alberta (thank you for being a glimmer of hope in this Christian-right-wing-oil-drenched stain on the skivvies of The West). Normally, living where The Government lives is a good thing when you want your government to work for you. However, every Conservative MP (save one and he was fairly nutless) turned their back on my family when I begged for help and when pressed in Question Period about it (by a Liberal no less), they obfuscated and claimed that they were “doing everything we can to help the Kirkman family.” Just like they’re doing everything now to help the Emery family, I’m sure.

All that BS we went through made me realize that the reason why we – and this includes Marc and Jodie – were left to fend for ourselves isn’t just because of the “pot thing,” though of course our strong anti-prohibition stance is a perfect excuse for them to screw with us in the first place. So much more of it is because of the Canadian government’s milquetoast attitude toward the worth of a Canadian passport and what it means to be Canadian and whether or not that’s something worthy of giving a rat’s ass about.

As soon as I finish suing Oregon, I’m heading to Ottawa to sue the anemic soul (if they indeed have anything resembling one left on the Hill) out of the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade and I don’t care if my son is 32 years old when it happens. But you can send a message NOW to our government and to our fellow Canadians that we should NEVER forget that the Harper Conservatives were, are and will continue to be cancerous blights that must be removed or we risk losing so much more than the fight to end prohibition.

Light up the hearts and minds of Canada and TOKE the VOTE on May 2, 2011!



  1. mary james on

    hillary clinton said it – “We can’t afford to legalise.”

    i believe that that is at the core of it.

  2. Covey69 on

    I have sat a postulated ideas on what could be done and when it comes down to it, I feel their is but One Alternative to changing the directions of Insanity of our Societies by allowing a handful of Elected Officials to choose our directions while all of us can clearly see the deception and illusion, We as a People, Have No POWER!
    We give it up and vote people we feel know more and can do better but truth be told it always ends %99 of the time in the same corruption from fear or commerce from greedy corporations with more money then God.

    We all become the owners and rulers of our own Countries, their was a time when that was impossible to bring a whole Nation together to run the Country as was meant to be but technological Advancements have made this a reality, my one question is, What are we waiting for?
    Why do not all of us vote the laws instead of a guarantee continuation of corruption against the people and always paid and voted for the few becasue they feel they know whats best for all of us.
    I am not a child and no longer need my hand held as a matter of fact I want my share of Power and I would like to see the elected Officials having o more power then the Actors portrayed on T.V.
    Is it time, We The People ruled equally? How many times has the Government of People in charge rebuked what the people want and choose what they thought was best for us, what a state the Country is in and for them to rule us in direction of choices, so to is our souls in that state as well.
    Forget about all the Band-Aid Solutions of changing effects, IT IS TIME FOR THE CHANGE OF CAUSE!
    Things are getting worse becasue the power of this world is tipped out of balance and will continue to be so until we ALL BECOME Kings and Queens.
    Like God said, ” All Mankind Is Created Equal”
    Do We Want Legalization, Only, Just to have someone corrupt it again, later?
    We have truths but they Control them and crush them under heal my friends becasue to much power is tipped to the few when ALWAYS it should be each of us ruling the Country with our own Voted Choices in Unison.