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Comments and Sympathy offered…

©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee       [caption id="attachment_3606" align="aligncenter" width="283"]The Author smiling in 2015 The Author smiling in 2015[/caption]  

Let us offer our Comments and  Sympathy

Let's  offer some  comments and sympathy;  after all, here at Incoming Bytes.com we  want you to think.

By implication or by default, as a policy, in offering comments and sympathy,  let us tread lightly.  That magic formula may be called for or not.   It may help protect the sensitive feelings of  leaders. It may soothe  politicians, and politically-correct hypocrites.  Also the guilty and the deluded. It  leaves us compelled to think for ourselves,  in order to comment and offer sympathy creatively.

Hopefully doing so will encourage discussion.  Observe. Ask questions, politely.  The right ones —  demand request answers.  Politely.   How Canadian.

Most Canadians typically ignore the world.  Apathetically watch television pap.  Get brainwashed. Zip our lips. Wait in line patiently,  or 'queue up', comfy in our toques and woolen mitts. That is, if we happen to be Brit-type monarchy-soaked Will & Kate lovers. Nice people by the way, cute kids too.  We digress, but  remain, above all else, polite.  Yours truly, eh? We stand on guard. eh? Politely, eh?

The Canadian way to apologize. Say "I'm sorry" a lot.  Offer  comments and  sympathy for  everything and anything. Never comment without offering vomitous sympathy. To the blatantly-deluded, misinformed, the weary, or the consumer, and the brainwashed, who demonstrate little if any marginal propensity to think outside of the approved box. After all,  someone might be offended.  They might be the  wrong sex, the wrong religion, drive only a Chevy, be a vegan,  a serial killer, a distant relative, the wrong age, or  misunderstoodBig brother might be watching.  Every stroke, every word, every chat, every email....

Therefore...  well, er....we're sorry. Maybe.  Depending upon how incompetent and polite the  Big Eye of the now-cracking  sunny-ways government has been lately.  But we're trying hard.  If you believe the media.  Can we ever believe the media? Smile, you're on candid camera. 

It's a sign of the times. Offer  comments and sympathy —for everything.—Soon. 

For our loyal readers, there is a  tiny 'comment' link  below.  We're sorry it's not BIGGER.   

 

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The Liberal Way: Deceptive Marketing?

©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee     [caption id="attachment_3773" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Alice, your understanding of 'Liberal' is wrong... Alice, your understanding of 'Liberal' is wrong...[/caption]

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.

Bureaucracy:

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.

Is Justin's Canada still suffocating in the same old Liberal straight-jacket?  You decide.

Tea party, anyone?

 

*Hint: Check out the definition of "Liberal", unless Justin's committees have ordered the burning of all dictionaries.  

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    (*1  HarperCollins  Publishers   Essential Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus   ref. Bank of English  )               Save Save Save Save Save Save
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