Have you seen this meme going around on Facebook?
It is a lie. It’s propaganda designed to make you hate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government of Canada. I’m not going to go through why this is a lie. Please read this wonderful explanation about exactly what’s happening with the situation and why the Canadian government will be spending a lot more on Fort McMurray than Syrian refugees.
Before you start sharing political memes on the internet, do a little research. Most likely, it’s not true. I’m finding several people I know are falling for these memes and sharing them, thinking they’re true. Well, they’re not true. I am honestly getting tired of all of the people who share things like this without thinking rationally about it. It’s all emotional. Please stop it.
For the non-Canadians who read this, Canada has a federal parliamentary system with three major political parties and a couple others that may get a vote or five. Of the major parties, we have the currently ruling Conservative party run by Stephen Harper, the New Democratic Party run by Thomas Mulcair, and the Liberal party run by Justin Trudeau. They are all pretty even at this time, as there’s a major revolt going on against the Conservative party and Harper’s often rule-breaking run as Prime Minister.
I’ve seen something a lot on Facebook. I have friends who are big Conservative supporters, friends who are big NDP supporters, and friends who are big Liberal supporters. Each and everyone one of them who talks about politics tends to be religiously attached to their party of choice and believes that the country will be destroyed if any of the other parties is in power. While the NDP and Liberal supporters don’t necessarily like each other much, they’re united in their desire for everyone to not vote for the Conservatives. And then the Conservatives are always attacking the NDP and Liberals.
But you know, this always happens during elections. It happens in any country that has a democratic vote. Sometimes it’s entertaining, sometimes it’s truly horrific to see what people actually think.
Honestly, if he hadn’t died of cancer, I would have loved to have seen Jack Layton as Prime Minister.
Any thoughts, Canadian readers? Just don’t start insulting others, please.
My home province of Alberta is having an election today. The Progressive Conservative government has screwed things up quite a bit, and Premier Jim Prentice is not trusted at all. Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party seems to be the most popular party leader. This is a huge shift from 40 years of conservative control to a possible victory by the left leaning NDP. Imagine what would happen if the NDP won.
Well, it seems we keep having people saying that the PC party should win because an NDP run government would go bankrupt. Well, the Conservatives have done an incredible job of spending almost all of the money and putting the province in a huge debt. So, it’s either NDP and have them “ruin everything” or PC and have them “ruin everything even more.” Heh. Gotta love politics.
I am very interested in seeing how this turns out.