For all of you rednecks who voted Harper into power, wait...redneck really isn't a nice term to use, maybe all of you sheep? No...it is more like, all of you trained seals who voted Harper into power, I hope you are happy!!!!
One does not have to look far in the media to see how a party that propped itself up as a transparent example of salvation for Canada, is now beginning to crumble from within. While two Liberal leaders collapsed in their journey to unseat Harper from his throne, it appears that what I suspected all along seems to be coming to fruition. I cannot take any of the credit for this though, because many of you out there knew this was coming. A time, when the man who ran every aspect of his party and played out his politics so that it would come across as perfectly orchestrated, saw the possibility of an end.
It is pretty sad, when I discuss with friends who happen to support the Conservative ideology and hear them explain how they worry because Stephen Harper has been in power for to long. Power of the kind given to any man has the potential to overcome that man and lead him astray. If the events of the few days and examples from the past few months are any example, we see that the well brushed, perfectionist image of Stephen Harper, in reality is founded on pillars of salt.
I tried using my Duffy buck to pay for dinner the other night, but my server did not seem to understand the authenticity or political implications of the bill I handed her. I don't know what to fear more...the fact that the waitress didn't catch on to the joke or that she had no idea who Mike Duffy really is?
Either way, we now have a Conservative backbencher who has recently become an independent MP, because he no longer can stand the treatment and puppeteering that Harper has put into place. One must not be surprised that this MP from Alberta was a backbencher all along, since anyone who questions Harper, should not guarantee to get any time in the media if he has any control over it. It is sad when a member of our government has to become a turncoat against his own party to even get some media attention. While the party and institution we should be looking to in order for guidance, prosperity and development turns away from us, we as Canadians are left to fend for ourselves.
This brings me to the notion of the leader and the boss. What is a true leader? What would you consider a boss? I have dipped into this topic long ago, as I questioned how a political player defines themselves when given a taste of power.
Do you take this power and command those below you to do your bidding, much like a boss? Or do you take your responsibility and power and motivate others to prosper? For even the slightest possibility of gain and prosperity should push us as people to work a little bit harder everyday.
If anything, Stephen Harper and the majority of his party have redefined what it means to be a Conservative. Truthfully, it is not farfetched to proclaim that all Conservatives are independents in the current affairs of Canadian politics, because they seem to portray an ideal of me, myself and I as opposed to you, me and the whole gang. How can a government promote power through diversity and strength among numbers, when all it wants to do is further empower the few over the many and impose a system of boss and worker, not leader and comrades, as a government should?
Keep your eyes open for more turncoats in the coming months after the house resumes from it's summer recess, because it appears that what Stephen Harper lauded as his government of strength, is now beginning to show its fragile innards.
Ask yourself how this kind of behavior and overall attitude is good for any country's direction, because realistically, it is not.
Until Next Time!