Thursday, June 18, 2009

Why Iran Should be the Envy of Americans and Canadians

Today many of us watch in awe, shock and envy over the events taking place in Iran. 40,000,000 men, women and children are marching in the streets for democracy. For democracy damn it. Democracy in a country we've been told has no democracy.

People are willing to die in Iran for democracy and for their vote to count while we here in Canada get to sit back and not have to worry about a summer election. Lucky Canadians we are. Thank God we don't have to have a summer election to get rid of what will prove to be the worst fiscal government in the history of this once proud democratic country.

And the U.S.? The same US that is always worried about iran disrupting the free world. Well their version of democracy was lost in 2000 when they allowed the most fixed election to select what would be the worst president in the history of the United States of America over a guy that travels the world as an enviromental spokesmen par excellence. Where were the marches in the streets in 2000? How did those same Americans re-elect this clown in 2004?

Yes, the people of Iran are speaking up. The ayatollah himself lives in fear. Now that's democracy. Thank God I don't have to worry about door knocking in that 28 degree heat in July here in Canada. I was shuddering at the sacrifice I'd have to make for Canadian democracy.



Anonymous said...

You really should do snark more often. I like

James Curran said...

you know me. I don't jump the snark.

Brent said...

I am getting the impression that most Canadian voters are profoundly ignorant of how the world actually works and that none of the parties want to explain it to them because they're afraid that it will cost them their jobs. For what it's worth, they're probably right. Voters don't want to be told that they have to pay taxes in order to get the privileges that we get in Canada and they don't want to be told that almost every single word that comes out of Nicholson's mouth is a lie. They'd rather stay ignorant than learn more about the issues and hold politicians accountable.