(No, I don't like this layout, I'll have to mess around with it when I have time)
There's got to be some parable about people following each other blindly to their deaths
Like lemmings over the cliffs
I' just to lazy to go searching for one
I did just spend more than 1/2 an hour
Looking for pictures to accompany this post
Without any luck.
People must be so crazy over it all,
They haven't had time to upload their pictures
So you'll have to listen to my rant & rave without them
Except for this one:
I'm sure the world knows
that the Olmpics are being held in Vancouver this year
My home province
I wouldn't go anywhere near the place
Even if I was paid big money to do so.
I have nothing against the Olympics per se,
Nothing against a celebration & competition of amateurs at sports
Nor am I unpatriotic
I am proud to be Canadian
And wouldn't have it any other way
What I am against is the gross commercialism
The gross misrepresentation of government over the last 10 years
Of how much money was to be spent
The schools that are being closed all over the province,
Because of budget cuts
The rural areas that "don't count anyways"
6 years olds having to spend 2 hours each day in the school bus
The cuts in medical care
Women in labour having to travel over 120 km.,
To deliver a normal, no risk baby
Because our hospital cannot afford to emply an anesthesiologist
The Vancouver Public Library
having to put masking tape
over all the labels of the electronic equipment they own
which is not manufactured by Panasonic
Because Panasonic is an Olympic sponsor
People being asked to refrain from wearing any clothing or drinking any beverage in public
That bears the logo of any competitor
To any Olympic sponsors
Those are just to name a few
I simply cannot grasp the mindset
Of the thousands of people celebrating right now
Only a block away from Canada'a poorest district
Filled with homeless, forgotten, drug addicted human beings
That everyone tries to sweep under the rug.
Have they all been brainwashed?
A lot of the people I speak with
Feel the same way I do
So it was surprising to hear of the large turnout
As the torch passed through my hometown.
I've never been one to involve myself in protest rallies
But I am so utterly and vehmently opposed to this
That if I lived in the Vancouver area,
I would protest with all my might.
Consider this my protest.
Viva La Canada!