The Cult of Stephen Harper

While the American public gets ready to head to the polls this November, the Conservative Government of Canada, not to be outdone by their neighbors to the south will follow suit in October. The election hasn’t even been called yet, and the Conservative party has already jumped the gun in creating these ads championing their glorious leader, Stephen Harper.

The ad is almost as cynical as it is stupid. You can’t even vote for Stephen Harper unless you live in his riding! It’s insulting to voters because it preys upon our supposed civic ignorance. The “testimonials” couldn’t have looked more staged if they all had Jar-Jar Binks pole-dancing in the background. To top it all off, Stephen Harper has a smile that curdles milk and gives nightmares to small children.

To add insult to injury, when this election goes forward this October, I will have to make a decision. It will either be the Liberals who won’t even look at you if you live outside of central Canada, the NDP and the Greens who have never formed a federal government, and the pack of losers responsible for that ad. For once I just want to see a campaign ad that talks about promises and plans for the future. As I said before, the governing parties of Canada seem to want nothing more than a majority in the house, and all designs for the country run secondary. I rather enjoyed having a minority government because no one party’s agenda could really get passed in the House of Commons. If either the Conservatives or the Liberals get a majority this time around, I have no idea what they have planned. I for one, am planning to vote this fall. I think it’s cowardly when people deign to complain about the government yet make no effort to do anything about it. Now if any potential politician wants to know what he or she can do to attract my vote, answer me this: What’s my country going to look like in 5 years?