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Alice visits Justin Trudeau’s La-La Land

©2017 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee [caption id="attachment_4000" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Alice Visits Justin Trudeau's La-la Land...[/caption]    

Walking Across the Border into Justin Trudeau's La-la Land

The Mad Hatter twittered nervously then laughed raucously, having never heard of such a foolish thing. Outrageous.  "How can anyone just walk across a national border and end up, not in a rabbit-hole, but in Justin Trudeau's La-La Land?  Ha-ha" said the Mad Hatter, with glee,  "Various persons just stroll across the border and end up in Canada,  how is that even possible? I have never heard of such foolishness.  He squinted at Alice. "In your travels, have you hit your head upon a white rock ?

"No", replied Alice."

"A black one then... or a stump—are you sure?"

"Quite",  Alice said, "Tea please,  and before you ask, sir, no, I have not walked into a cedar fence-post either.   I have not hit my head on a rock, I assure you. I have just returned.  Illegal migrants and persons claiming refugee status are walking across the Canadian border, right  into Justin Trudeau's La-La Land.

The people, they come by taxi from Trump's America. All bear suitcases full of  silly dreams for a better life in that cold country and  hasten to relate horrid tales of escaping an unforgiving and dangerous homeland, true or not.

The Sad Truth

"And most are not even required to fall into magic rabbit-holes  or crawl through tunnels? All they have to do is simply cross a ditch?" White rabbit asked, nibbling a crumpet.

Alice nodded

"Do tell!" Caterpillar shouted. Scandalous! "Tea?"

"Come now, Alice, surely  that must be a fabrication, child."  The Mad Hatter was angry.  "No responsible leader of a modern sovereign nation allows uncontrolled entry of armies of immigrants, refugees or not.  Nor are persons bearing  ill intent  allowed to merely stroll across an international border as if it were a Sunday stroll." The Mad Hatter banged  a silver spoon upon the white porcelain teapot. "Silence!" 

"Outrageous! Foolishness!" The Cheshire cat smiled as Cheshire cats do.  "Reeks of a rat in the woodpile, it does. Incompetence! The place clearly needs a Queen who would shriek "Off with his head!"

"Certainly a rat!" White Rabbit said, thoughtfully.


Is it The End, or The Beginning of  a Grim Tale of Woe?

"I am sorry to be the bearer of such bad news." Alice said meekly.

"Hush, child, Canadians will flush out the rat. Crumpet? "

"I shall not bother to  finish the  secret north tunnel to Justin Trudeau's La-La land then" White Rabbit said, smiling.


Is that Incoming I hear?

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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.


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.  


Is that Incoming I hear?

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