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Thread #137660   Message #3150941
Posted By: Little Hawk
09-May-11 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Canuck Politics
Subject: RE: BS: Canuck Politics
Everybody is always happy when the electoral ball happens to bounce their way. ;-) And they will proceed to tell you all about how it proves that the country has finally "woken up". It proves nothing of the sort, but it's comforting to pretend it does...when the ball happens to bounce your way.

I expect nothing from the political system, because I have long since lost all faith in it, and in all the established political parties. They play their standard roles in the game, and sometimes the ball bounces their way. It has virtually nothing to do with how my life works out or how your life works out...that has to do with what I do or with what you do, not with what they do. They play the game. We live our lives in spite of it.

Since I expect nothing from them, I am not about to lose much sleep over who won the last bounce of the ball. ;-) But I'm still interested enough to discuss it. And, yes, I still vote (though for me to do so in this particular riding achieves absolutely nothing). Since I expected nothing to be achieved anyway by my vote, I am not devastated by the result. My life will adjust to whatever comes, presently I won't be here anymore, and the game will just go on without me...

...and I won't miss it one bit.