The peasants are rolling up their sleeves.
Carry on dammit, this exactly what I want to find in the burrow! It might be spit in the ocean or a fart in a hurricane, but maybe not. Rally the folk!
Thank you for speaking up (writing up?) about the passing of Bill 23 and the dishonesty of Doug Ford. I don't know where we go from here, but I'm going to keep attending protests and making phone calls.
You are a godsend, Margaret. Thank you for using your voice. And as a writer, I need you writing about Douglas, his cement shoes and we the Peasant Revolution - it’s giving me life!
Atwood 2, Ford 0
I don’t know what this is about. I’m just enjoying this dressing down.
I Hope someone reading this comes up with a plan, a real plan, not like the plan the 3 levels of police handed to the Feds, who had to take matters into their own hands. I want to protest. I’ve been writing letters and signing petitions and online emails. Who/what can unite us across this province to throw a wrench into the plans of Douglas to screw us every which way he can.
Actually, it's a comfort to know that the "muck of provincial politics" is an issue elsewhere in the world. We in the lower 48 are knee-deep in our own murky muck of American politics. I fear it's not going to get better any time soon. At arm's length,though, it's very interesting - a dimwit we had to endure for four years is attempting another run - that will be fun to watch. A Grand Old Party that would make its founders shudder and cover their heads seems unable to tell the orange would-be Leader-for-Life to go away. And Democrats who are afraid to straighten their collective spine and grab the rudder before we become waist-deep in our own murky muck of politics. That said, you needn't apologize for writing about whatever is pushing its way out of your head! I may not understand political specifics, but general references are always easy to see (and compare to our problems.) Certainly, the freedom fighters in China are worth a nod as well, as the result of their efforts will affect the entire world. There are many options, so no one knows at this point what the result will be and how it will affect the world's economy and politics in general. Grab the torches and pitchforks!
My pitchfork is sharpened and ready.
Thank you for repeating what this peasant has tried to ‘mansplain’ of my MPP Lumsden ( no replies) of observations of thickly quid pro quo handshakes with private land speculators. Ah yes.. a life after his premiership to a place where ‘Buck a beer’ and bad blue licence plates will never be seen. 🤦♂️and we paid for it🥲🤦♂️ suckers all. Effing vote next time ok
Kristyn Wong-Tam clearly frames the Ford government's scheming to embezzle our democratic freedoms. We need many more Ontario political figures at the municipal and provincial level to stand firm against this theft of Ontario's future. The Ford government's motivations are strictly about rewarding their greedy financial backers with short term financial gains, while destroying the societal fabric that sustains our wellbeing as residents of Ontario.
I’ve lived in Caledon for over 40 years....moved up from Montreal to Ontario during the whole very distressing separatist situation in the early 80’s along with half of Quebec’s English community.
To be honest, I’ve never liked or voted for Ford. The final straw was during the pandemic when he stressed that despite the terrible situation WE were faced with, he was indeed working 24/7!
I gotta admit there was a time recently (perhaps a few months) where I thought there was some substance, some depth.
Somewhat along the lines of The Globe and Mail. He was learning, growing and seemingly becoming a leader.
Once I learned that the land that was sold Prior to his announcement of letting some of the green belt go was to his friends, I realized my gut feeling had been right all along.
Why does this happen?
Brilliant and it will be widely shared, although sadly I'm not convinced Doug can read it. I've been thinking about the French Revolution for quite awhile now.
I am in the states but these posts are wonderful. Like many in the states, I have this rose colored glasses view of Canada. Some days it is nice to know that politicians tend to be the same.
You don't have to be well-versed in Canadian politics to recognise the template of corrupt activity. It's depressingly generic. When people said "they're all the same" I used to say "no they're not, there are some good politicians". I still think there are, but they seem to be an endangered species. Keep speaking out. It shows them that someone is watching.
Oh, keep helping the peasants with their sleeve-rolling, please! At least, those of us who still have sleeves to call our own.