another election in the great white north in which i did not vote. i do not trust or believe any of the candidates. they are all liars, imo, & motivated by money & power. except for the few who are truly naive & think they can change the status quo.
i refuse to legitimize them by casting a meaningless vote.
the oligarchs/kleptocrats control the MSM & the pursestrings & there is not a chance in hell that any candidate who would even try to form a govt which would seriously cut back on corruption & benefit ordinary working class Canadians could get elected.
It's looking like we may end up with a conservative win. And though I voted for Trudeau in the last 2 rounds, i've decided to back the NDP this time around. The provincial NDP and the national NDP could certainly use a boost this year. And it be nice to have them serve as a check to a L or PC minority.
Why do you even bother getting up in the morning???
I don't mean to advocate any specific actions, but I mean, if that's your attitude toward the world, why bother with anything?
On another note; So, do you think only greedy, power-hungry liars go into politics, or does being in politics make people greedy, power-hungry liars? Does nobody ever go in with the intention of making things work better for people, and then continue with that same goal throughout their career?
I believe that a large number of people have been and still are in office trying to make the world work better. (Al Gore. Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton. Al Franken. Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez. Vin Weber. Gerald Ford. John McCain. The late and much beloved Paul Wellstone. The list goes on.) Whether their definition of "better" matches mine or not.
It's a fact that having to chase campaign money corrupts the process, but it does not always corrupt the person.
I have a love and hate relationship with politics. One minute I feel like going on the campaign trail to get some candidate or some party elected and the next, I feel like locking up my neck on the doorknobs of a voting office screaming the whole thing is a scam.
It seems to me like big money can buy up entire governments, rewrite the laws to their advantage, hijack billions of dollars of taxpayers money and stash it all in their tax havens.