11.04.2004 || 01h39

Sober thoughts for a sad, sad world

Holy cats, It wasn't a bad dream, it's a freaking nightmare. I sat up with wbill for a while last night and commiserated over the bajoolian kilometres (which translates, for the Americans out there, as a half bajoolian miles) of phonelines between Montréal and Seattle. He's scared for his country to-day, just as I'm scared for mine. Just as yesterday's unbelievable farce pretty much opened the door to the draft, skyrocketing deficit budgeting, and an economy in an ever-increasing tailspin (for instance, the markets celebrated the election's outcome in the following way: the Loonie lurched up .82 of a cent, and the Greenback also lost ground against the Yen, Euro, and Pound Sterling), and I'm afraid that the government in Ottawa's going to fall within the year. That'd prolly give us a majority Conservative government, just because we're lucky that way.

I just can't see it working out any other way. The Bushies are terrible for Canada. Relations between the two nations have rarely been as strained as they are right now; the US is stonewalling or otherwise blocking us at the border on wood, beef, some metals, and other assorted goodies, partly because the US can't compete without protectionism anymore, and partly as punishment for not screaming into Iraq as part of their 'Shock and...Aw jeez' campaign. The pressures brought down onto Ottawa by Washington are pushing us towards immigrant/citizen ID cards, participating in a missile defence system that's guaranteed *not* to defend us from the nukes that'll smuggled into US parts rather than launched in a very obvious way, shipping out water shouthward in huge quantities, and giving them our Flu vaccine because they can't keep away from those shortages these days.
Meanwhile, our dollar's headed upwards, theirs is in a deathspiral, and they keep yelling at us over shite like legalising pot or gay marriage because apparently that's important.

But all this means that the opposition in Ottawa is constantly harping on the government for not getting this or that through, or why their bending and spreading for Bush, or whatever, and that's not going to get any better, not with Bush actually having a legitimate mandate to kill Americans in far-off lands and press Canada into servility.

I just keep telling myself that it means the end of the US Empire. I might not live to see it, but my kids or grandkids definitely will. There's no hope of the US not being despised *everywhere* else now. Not after finally *electing* the bastard.

In closing, I'd just like to quote the words of Moody Awori, vice-president of Kenya:

I am a little bit apprehensive because the first term of Bush, he had come in as a lame duck.

Now it appears as if he is winning very convincingly. To me, I think we are going to see more dictatorship on an international scale. We are going to see more extremism come out of there.

We are going to see even more isolationism where America will not bother about the United Nations. To me that is a very sad affair.'




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