Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Good bloody riddance

It looks like the people of Saskatchewan have spoken and spoken for sensible, forward thinking, logical, legitimate leadership. It was long overdue.

In his victory speech Brad characterized the results as a triumph of Hope over Fear - what a perfect summation of the Saskatchewan psyche. We live in a perpetual depression mentality in Saskatchewan. Where else do you have to be ashamed of being successful? Where else would a farmer buy the same colour and model of pickup so his neighbours won't know he can afford a new truck? Where else do neighbours resent your success the way they do in Saskatchewan?

While we are away this winter I promise to write an essay with some substantiation for the following premise: Sask. was "ahead" of Alberta up until the time we elected Tommy Douglas. I'm sick and tired of hearing about the supposed saviour of Saskatchewan/the World. The CCF is just the Canadian example of a philosophy that has failed miserably everywhere it has been attempted. Think Soviet Union, Cuba or Great Britain - socialism doesn't work. Full stop.

More later.

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