Alice, your understanding of 'Liberal' is wrong...
Liberal: Adj. 1. Having social and political views that favour progress and reform 2.generous 3.tolerant 4. abundant *(1)
Liberalize: Verb 1. Make laws less restrictive *(1)
The Liberal Way Takes Over
The Liberal way. Perhaps we don't understand the word 'Liberal'. We may be confused. Bamboozled. Misled. Misinformed. Sorry, Alice, it's early, we haven't had enough coffee yet. That must be it. Perhaps we just didn't "get it" back in public school when we learned to spell L-i-b-e-r-a-l . Or the dictionaries of the world have the definition of "Liberal" wrong. Maybe that's it. None of the above being likely, is the Liberal way true to the definition of the word, or is it deceptive marketing?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Canadians a Liberal government would be different. Canadians are still waiting.
The Liberal way, with Liberal ideology: Is it deceptive political marketing?
The Liberal way infers free and liberal application of logic, liberal thought, Alice; liberal actions, liberal tolerance, and most importantly (
which the foolish may have incorrectly assumed,) the liberal tossing of tight-bunged Conservative shackles. Why, sure...Conservative and rather destructive Harper-controlled conservatism with its preconceived, limited and restrictive tight-bunged control-freak ideology, was supposed to be tossed into the dumpster. You get the idea, Alice?
The Liberal way takes over. Or does it? Is the Liberal way actually liberal, or is it just creative window-dressing, a political scam, liberal in name only, deceptive marketing to perpetuate the same old, same old political
crap jargon and make voters believe governance somehow changed, magically got 'better'? Worth repeating. Deceptive marketing.
Let's see...Umm... We happy, smiling Canadians now have a "Liberal" Government...does it live up to its name? Only You can decide.
Canadians are all too aware we have the same old, same old, stuffy bureaucracy; Conservative or Liberal. Nothing new there.
Falling back into the same old rabbit-holes dug by daddy in the old days, Justin? More senators for the corrupt, incompetent senate?...Oops. Abolish the senate. Nope...
Alice, how good is your memory of the old rabbit-hole?... The one before 'because it is 2015', yes, that one... the "Progressive Conservative Government rabbit-hole. Mad hatters galore. Yes, sadly, for ten years we had a "Progressive Conservative" government that was anything but 'progressive'. In fact it was destructive, self-serving, corporate-enabling, and regressive Harperism. Hello? Anybody home? Anyone still down there? Is that an echo we hear? Oh, right. Nobody's home. No matter, Alice, isn't it reassuring to know that for ten years, there was nothing new in that neighbourhood either?
The Liberal Way: Showmanship
We have a younger, popular Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who loves taking gaga cozy- selfies with the ladies and desperate,
equally ga-ga Ontario premiers, installing equal-gender cabinets, wielding punchy red boxing gloves, and hugging lame duck U.S. presidents because it is popular to do so. Justin also bravely masters canoe-paddling in glass-calm waters, and pays much attention to trendy and 'politically-correct' public events; grins and waves flags at happy Pride gyrating rainbow parades, meets Syrian refugees at airports with parkas when he is not enabling Muslim celebrations of various sorts, visiting ancient Europeans, royal majesties and attending summits of various sorts —among other potential and glorious photo ops.
Alice, we are almost tempted to offer one point to the Liberal way here, #Justin has #oldPierre beaten by a Liberal mile, but— is 'popularity' genuine progress in governance or merely feel-good Liberal opportunism and demonstrated social manipulation? Lucky reader, you alone get to decide. Think.
The Liberal Way: Legislation
Dabbling in legislation is a sure sign there are insufficient photo ops in Ottawa on any given day. Setting up dabbling, double-speak-babbling Liberal-loaded committees which study and guarantee legislation is set up the Liberal way is palatable proof the inner workings from #oldPierre's era have not changed. No points awarded here for imitating #JeantheChoker, either, Alice. Why, you ask?
Liberals know what is best for everyone, no doubt, so we must allow such 'governments' to inflict their meaningful solutions to serious social issues like 'Legal Right to a Medically-Assisted Death' legislation. With the Liberal way, however, some very ill patients living in agony are excluded and do not qualify because the patient simply hasn't met the Liberal way criterion, being dead in the near future. Apparently Justin's fine, intellectual and informed committee members collectively believe it is acceptable to continue to inflict pain upon desperately-ill, suffering patients, and to ignore rulings and deadlines from The Supreme Court of Canada — and have simply passed another law which cannot pass scrutiny of the Canada Charter which guarantees equal treatment of ALL Canadians--including the human right to choose when to die, and to legally request competent medical assistance to die when and if that choice is made.
Smoke and Mirrors, Alice?
Never mind considering the legalization of marijuana, as promised, Trudeau's "a carefully-loaded" committee of persons "concerned with the health" of Canadians, ex-law enforcement officials, and other individuals previously committed to the continued prohibition of cannabis
( hell-bent on keeping pot illegal") are 'studying' and temporarily ensuring the status quo, the continued arrest and ridiculous prosecution of individuals who simply choose to possess, grow or purchase their own cannabis plant for any purpose. Decriminalization of marijuana is not on the books until new 'liberal' rules, controls, and shackles have been installed —which clearly remove choice from Canadians, and cast into doubt the definition of "liberal".
Perhaps that pre-programmed committed group should instead consider the consequences of the illegal drug trade, big Pharma chemical drug profiteering, the cost to Universal health care, tobacco, cigarettes, and vaping of equally-poisonous chemicals. Alice, we fail to see the logic of perpetuating a foolishly ineffective, and costly 'war on drugs' which has been a complete failure.
You get the idea. Bottom line, No points offered for the Liberal way here, either, Justin. It is apparent that "Meaningful legislation is NOT the Liberal way' . "Control of everything including the lives of Canadians comes to mind. Lying and broken political Liberal promises come to mind.
Alice, at the next party in La-La-Land, do you think the Mad Hatter could pour some common-sense , wake-up logic down the old Liberal rabbit-hole? Would that help?
Perhaps Canadians should give some thought to whether the Liberal way has simply been deceptive marketing of the narcissistic new, 'same old, same old' —and let us know.
Canada still suffocating in the same old Liberal straight-jacket? You decide.
*Hint: Check out the definition of "Liberal", unless Justin's committees have ordered the burning of all dictionaries.
Is that Incoming I hear?
(*1 HarperCollins Publishers Essential Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus ref. Bank of English )
©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
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