I had, not one, but two completely different, yet strangely compelling email conversations with a couple of long time friends yesterday. Both about politics. One was a general chat regarding generic foreign policy issues and the other about a more specific state of Canadian politics.
The subject of both really wasÂ inconsequential.Â I wasn’t that comfortable adding anything, of relevance, to either. Which kind of bothered me.Â It seemed I was a little “timid” about not knowing more about either subject.
Which inspired me, at least on the side ofÂ CanadianÂ politics, to find out more.
I have been looking deeper into it in the last week or so, with an election looming and all I figured I needed to. But I kept running into the same problems I have always found with politics here in Canada. Accessibility. In terms of no non-sense straight look into the problems we, as a nation, face today. And, more importantly, a nonpartisan look at the problems the different parties possess (I’m not saying a “source” doesn’t exist, just I’ve yet to find it.). Versus lots of officials from every party yelling at a person of another party as they’re trying to talk in the House Of Commons.
Ever seen this? It gives me such a headache. And it frustrates me to no end…Â
But given both the political “back and forth’s” were concerning different sub-subjects, I found it quite inspiring that both ended up arriving at similar resting points;
“Maybe if we, as drunken idiots riding our buzzes off while lying in the back field off E.W. Foster at 4 in the morning, had spent a little less time drinking and more time thinking, shit could be different.”
“I have come to the decision that Canadians should be “fully boned” on Canadian politics – or at least as boned-up as they are onÂ American politics.Â Â A better sense/appreciation of CANADIAN culture and independenceÂ from the USA might get created.Â Perhaps there would be more people interested and willing to do/improve/change something too.”Â
If you knew anything about the bloke who “said” the words directly above you’d understand my appreciation for the words he wrote. Thanks Shags…