Sunday, November 27, 2005

Grifting From Scene To Scene

Monday, November 28, 2005 will mark the fall of Canada's wretched minority Liberal government and dissolution of the current session of Parliament providing us now an immediate general federal election. This pregnant event comes at not a minute too soon for this deeply disoriented country, although for the scandal plagued, irredeemably arrogant and unabashedly corrupt Liberal Party and their oligarchical elite establishment cronies, it will simply be business as usual on the campaign hustings as they set about grifting from scene to scene mouthing their shallow platitudes and other condescending slogans of concern, while expressing empathetic walrus tears for the patient and pliant proletariat's hopeful desires to have their stockings neatly stuffed and fully filled with goodies by Christmas. Prime Minister Paul Martin and his smarmy storm trooper elves are indeed already doing their very best to accommodate to that expectation in true altruistic spirit of the season by emptying the larder of yet even more billions of your casually dispensed, hard earned tax dollars with which they intend to satisfy and placate every one of the disparate special interest groups on Santa's wish list. However, it may take time to deliver on everything exactly as ordered and of course, their largesse depends entirely on whether or not the Liberals get to regain power.

Voters then, manipulated by fear mongering and our comprehensive socialist controlled media marketing of uncertainty in regard to the alternative vision of the dark and scary agenda of Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party, may as likely respond to the threat of losing their Christmas stocking treats & other entitlement stuff by avoiding that nightmare of their true freedom and choice at all costs.

For so many, there is an inexplicably deep, abiding need not to have to worry about such difficult things. They just want their free death care, their happy Soviet Winter Solstice Pine Tree Holiday, and their government to not bother them while they stuff their naked turkeys.

The only real certainty at this point is that Santa Paul will continue to promise everyone's stocking and turkey will indeed be stuffed.

After all, that's been the traditional Liberal motto for generations here in Canada: We the rest of you can get stuffed.

On an entirely different note, William F. Buckley, the true father of modern conservatism, celebrated his 80th birthday on Thanksgiving Day this year. Powerline has a nice tribute piece called WFB @ 80 and respected conservative journalist, George F. Will, also has a recent well written and definitively expressed Opinion Journal op-ed piece called A Journalist For The Ages.

Both of these heartfelt tributes should be read and I recommend you to them with my own deep respect for the esteemed Mr. Buckley.

As is clearly evident at this page, you will note the obvious inclusion of many Catholic and other Christian sites of substance and spiritual importance. These are the days my friends, when the wheat becomes separated from the chaff. The world and all that is in it may indeed be PM Paul Martin's utopian oyster but the world is a finite illusion.

On your kind indulgence then today, to mark in my own way the Advent Season of God's True Light mysteriously born in the darkness of our error filled mortal existence in this agonized and dying world, a spiritual word of comfort and strength from a passing saint.

A Prayer by Blessed Miguel [composed just prior to his death]

Does our life become from day to day more painful, more oppressive, more replete with afflictions? Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so. If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, and only this love, grounded on suffering, can carry the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ. Love without egotism, without relying on self, but enkindling in the depth of the heart an ardent thirst to love and suffer for all those around us: a thirst that neither misfortune nor contempt can extinguish... I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith... Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love. Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence. Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee. Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.

As G.K. Chesterton once said, "The politics of hell is not inequality, but androgyny". Aptly prophetic in these times wouldn't you say.

I would add one other quote from Chesterton as a songwriter today.

"The music of hell is not dissonance...but banality".

Deliver us Lord, from every evil...

Talking Points: In respect of the current political climate and the spirit of the times here in western Canada particularly, you'll find some interesting offerings on display at Alberta Republicans. Not being a true westerner myself, I'll hold my cards close to my vest in any case when it comes to aligning with any retail political platforms, but I am naturally sympathetic to the increasingly expressed ideals of a true conservative republican agenda as a Canadian national citizen and as a strongly committed, constitutional American of the Heart.


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