It is surreal. We live in a time of floods and fire, when Mother Nature raises her ire. We fight nonsensical wars. And we are living in a fairy tale. The Queen is dead; long live the guy with the big ears.
The prime minister is taking our Canadian elites to London to see that the Queen is ‘done up proper’ in Westminster. Her nerdy family are standing by. The mourners in London bring new meaning to the English queue, while the elites of world leaders gather to honour the last monarch. That peasant Putin was snubbed. Did Xi Jinping send his regrets?
Did you hear the other day that some of the school boards in Ontario are telling teachers not to mention the Queen. They don’t want to frighten the children with tales of usurping the land of the first nomads who came here some 15,000 years ago.
And the fairy tale lives on. We are a free country; despite the promises of freedom by the new conservative leader. You know him now, don’t you? He is that nasty little man who thinks he knows about economics. He favours Bitcoin for investing. He blames the prime minister and the Bank of Canada for inflation. He seems to forget that Canada has handled inflation better than most developed countries.
The royals cost Canadians nothing more than our self respect. Why should we recognize and honour these people who lord it over us? What is their contribution to this country? Come visit us and we will turn out our children waving tiny Union Jack flags. Hip-hip-hooray?
A faux governor general belittles us. To pass legal judgement and laws in the name of a foreign monarch, is but a sham.
Instead of gathering to pass laws of importance to Canadians, our parliament chose to gather last week to make nice about the late queen. Hypocrisy ran rampant. The Bloc Québécois left the building, hopefully forever.
Enjoy your trip to London prime minister. Do some sight seeing while you are there. I can recommend a little pub down behind the Tower of London.
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