Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives...and to the " good life ", whatever it is and whatever it happens to be.
Hunter S. Thompson, Letter to Sally Williams, January 17, 1958, The Proud Highway, p. 101
I t warms the Oracle of Ottawas heart to no end to see that the Canadian youth have finally kicked in and realized the importance of one of their primary social duties as citizens. It is not only the old white guys and the residents of the senior citizens day rooms that are going to choose the next government. That is indeed a welcome change.
As the youth of Canada finally mobilize, the back room sweats in the Tory war room are gripped in fear and wet Depends. They did not see this coming. Make it decisive! You are already having an effect. Tory candidates in safe seats are being booed off the stage at the all candidates meetings. And they freaking well deserve it! The evil that you will put an end to on May 02, 2011 will affect the rest of your lives. And your childrens.
This election is especially important to all you young women. I can't stress this enough. If you decide to stay home on May 02, 2011, you might as well down load the burka app for your I-Phone! It is your demographic group that stands the most to lose if the Tory's get a solid majority. If you are still all mystified by the political party thing, just vote A-B-C. Anybody But Conservative.
In elections in Canada today there is no such thing as a "wasted" vote. Vote for who you really believe represents your best interest. Even if your candidate does not win in your riding, the vote you cast for that party will receive money for your vote. If the Conservatives get a majority, that is one of the first things that will be out the window. They really hate true democracy. You alone are not smart enough to choose something as important as your own leaders really....It gets in the way of the Bilderberg Group directives...
If you are a youth growing up in a strict "ethnic" household don't discuss politics at home. If you are ordered to vote for a certain candidate nod yes in your most dutiful manner. No one will ever know who you voted for once you pull that curtain closed behind you on voting day...
The Oracle of Ottawa is what is referred to in Quebec as "Pure Wool". My ancestors were one of the first founding families of " New France". I think it was 1621 when a French Navy ship deposited forty families on the shores of what is now Quebec. By the next spring only a few of these families survived the winter. It is their names that clog the phone books today all across Canada! It is with the greatest wistful irony as I look back on my family tree that has relatives from both sides of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. How Canadian is that?
My Grandfather was in Europe from 1939 to 1945. He ran into the awesome Kurt Meyer and his boy soldiers, among a whole lot of other stuff he would never talk about. Another uncle who spent the rest of his life with a steel plate in his skull, in constant pain till his death in the 1970's. Yes those Tiger Tanks were hell on earth.... And yet another uncle (yes I come from a large family...) who could never relate to anyone the sheer horror of seeing the Red Chinese coming in waves at his position in Korea. Don't let our ancestors down. More importantly, Don't let yourself down... VOTE!!
The Canadian Brass, demonstrating the Canadian way....