Someone please tell me what is wrong with all the people that run this country! The Government say's "We're "broke" and can't help our own seniors, Veterans, orphans, homeless and other needy persons.
"You'll have to tighten your belts", they say.
"We must balance the budget", they say.
In the last few years we have provided direct cash aid to:
Hamas - 351 M,
Pakistan - 2 B,
Libya 1.45 B,
Egypt - 397 M,
Mexico - 622 M,
Russia - 380 M,
Haiti - 1.4 B,
Jordan - 463 M,
Kenya - 816 M,
Sudan - 870 M,
Nigeria - 456 M,
Uganda - 451 M,
Congo - 359 M,
Ethiopia - 981 M,
South Afrika- 566 M,
Senegal - 698 M,
Mozambique - 404 M,
Zambia - 331 M,
Kazakhstan - 304 M,
Iraq - 1.08 B,
Tanzania - 554 M,
And now...., Israel too.
In total, Canada spends over 5 Billion dollars each year on direct cash support of foreign aid, and 20 Billion on Immigration & Refugee programs
Our retired seniors are living on a 'fixed income'.
Do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions and tons of food to foreign countries!
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
YET- We still allow illegals & other free loaders onto our shores,
while we're lining up with food, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies for them.
Imagine if the "GOVERNMENT" gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries, or even half as much.
We sit on our hands while our government turns a blind eye to the economic development needs of the people of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by allowing CN Rail to abandon a main line that runs into and through the Maritimes. VIA Rail Canada is being squeezed into near extinction by government policies, or lack of policies while Canadians are being mislead by government releases, VIA announcements and CN pleadings to the effect that the only way to save public rail transit is to levy heavy taxation on the public to support "a dying and un-supportable mode of transportation in all but the southern corridor of Ontario and Quebec". Ironically, isn't this where the majority of the support for the three large federal political parties lies? Did I say lies? I'm sure there's connection there somewhere, but that'll be left for another post.
Sad isn't it? Well, yes it is. But even more so, it's maddening!
Is this the truth? Are we so blind that we can't see what's going on around us in our own country, the country that was built for all Canadians by the blood, sweat and tears of generations past and present?
Or, is this the truth? That we are so timid that we refuse to admit that we have allowed this heinous injustice to grow on us like a malignant tumor.
We hide behind what's left of our comfort zone, which gets smaller and smaller every year. We tug on it, pulling it over our eyes like a child afraid of the dark, and we hope that we won't live so long as to have to face the truths that we have allowed to creep over our society during our lifetimes.
With countless millions of your dollars...., my dollars going to far off parts of the world, why is it that Canada is so far down the ladder that we'll soon have to beg to be annexed by that failing giant empire called the United States of America?
Why do we sit idly by as the dictatorial PM Steve Harper closes down the support centers that our deserving military veterans require to re-enter their communities as well and healthy citizens.
I was sickened to see Harper and his storm troopers sitting in MY House of Parliament, wearing Poppies!!! They swore that they were doing everything possible to assist and support our returning soldiers. They showed us their commitment to that by wearing poppies on the floor of the House of Commons, didn't they?
The elderly, the homeless, the hungry and the abused among us deserve to be treated better by the politicians who we so foolishly elected..., and re-elected. These people are screwing you and me, and they're doing it with our blessings and with our money.
C'mon!!! You're Canadians! You've been at the forefront of brilliant ideas, inventions, cures and succesful ventures for generations. You can find a cure for the disease that is our 'political system' that will result in Canada being the example that every other progressive thinking nation will look to for their example to follow. And don't think for one minute that you're going to find that cure by changing your vote to the other party. The definition of "Idiocy", is doing the same thing you've always done, while expecting a different outcome.
Get off your arses! Canada is only a few short steps away from becoming a serf, a slave to international conglomerates, here to take our resources leaving only oil soaked land that once supported agriculture, de-nuded forests that once sustained wild life and cleaned our ground-water, and oceans and waterways that no longer support life of nearly any kind.
There is only one "Canada", and there's only one planet that supports life that we can call home.
There's nowhere to run to.
January 30, 2014.