Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Harper's Empire 3.0

Have you ever wondered why restaurants, either fast-food or sit down, spend so much money telling you to be hungry and choose them as your provider of food? Step back and think about this for a minute, because the equation seems fairly simple. If you are hungry, you naturally want to eat in order to satisfy this hunger, so you go and make some food, but realistically you work hard at your job and life makes you constantly busy, so you do not have time to make food, because then you sacrifice time you feel you do not have. Then we have these restaurant chains that spend millions of dollars not only reinforcing this hunger, but fooling us into believing their food is not only plentiful, but good for you! This occurs every second and even though the food offered by these companies is usually sub par, we buy into it every time, because that is the beauty of marketing, it is the foundation of a capitalist market.

Stephen Harper is arguably the most powerful man in Canada, being the Prime Minister he has the Canadian military as his disposal and even though his majority is slowly imploding, is safe from any hostile take overs from the opposition party.

With all of this power and influence you would think that Harper would make the effort of creating drastic and necessary changes to our system to ensure a healthier and sustainable Canada. Put into motion the necessary steps to reinforce the average Canadian and ensure that we remain the most beautiful country in the world.

While in an ideal world Harper would be successful in accomplishing these kinds of changes, in reality we are left with this...

 $50,000 Canadian dollars, directly provided by the taxpayers to paint the airbus that carries our Prime Minister overseas. 

Upon first glance...does this not remind you of something else painted in a similar way?

This is simply another example to add to the list so far that Harper has given to us regarding his Canadian Empire!!!!

Couple this beauty of a paint job with the overall "success" of the economic action plan and it is very difficult to argue that our Prime Minister is inefficient. We all know, that just because the government is doing know the government should do and maintain infrastructure and repair roads, we should totally buy into the fact that these actions create jobs and the Conservative party of Canada is solely responsible for this.

This is why when having a discussion with someone who's paradigm of thought is entrenched to the right, I will usually just assume they are wrong in my head and nod and smile while they speak. So as to avoid countless hours of arguments over the same topic and any loss of brain cells.

Then there is this...

To anyone who supports any ideology or thought leaning slightly to the left, we see a blue lobster, the result of a regular lobster that has a genetic defect altering it's natural colour. Genetic defects aside, this lobster is quite beautiful, as beautiful as a lobster can be.

Now, if you show this to Stephen Harper or anyone from his government, you will witness wide eyed gasps proclaiming this lobster to be a natural sign that the Conservatives are God sent. Harper might just authorize a few million to build a gazebo-shrine dedicated solely for this lobster.

Remember how fast food places and restaurants spend millions of dollars on marketing to get you to buy their food, which usually isn't that good to begin with?

Well...Harper has been watching and his government seems to be doing the same thing to Canadians.

The question continues to ask itself...will Canadians continue to accept this type of treatment with apathy or will the next election bring a much needed change? 

Until Next Time!

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