Thank you for being free to vote, no matter what the outcome of the election



As a man who muttered to his mother while staggering at the golf course, I am grateful for the goodness of the end. Of course, I mention federal elections. But what can I say if I write before I know the consequences that may be clear by the time of publication? Or muddy for all mail ballots and more. My guess is that everyone is lost. But I won again.

Making seat predictions is a game expert who loves to play during the campaign. But I don’t know if the audience is enjoying it a lot. If you count the votes and know if you’re lucky, that’s not good. Voters probably didn’t.

My regular readers know that I’m aware that my choices aren’t badly stimulated. It seems that even the support has resigned as the Toronto Star stunned us by supporting liberals, the National Post was tired of choosing Erin Ocommunism, and Rudeboa chose Block (waiting for it). And the United Steelworkers … well, you understand the idea.

A few years ago, I insisted that the Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board refused to support anyone, and my editors couldn’t think of it, saying it was a rare misjudgment on his part. Declared. But soft. I will not only praise the election, but also fill it.

Now let’s take a step back and celebrate the fact that we didn’t know the results in advance. Unlike the Russian editor, who didn’t have to stay up late before hitting the “print” of “Putin’s ruling party wins the election.”

In fact, in a way, cliché and important, we also knew the results in advance. We knew we could vote, our ballots count fairly, and with all the leaders for all the cheap shots and rants about tyranny, plutocracy, and the Great Reset. At least half of the partisans were comfortably convinced of the outcome, no one was rounded up and shot, imprisoned, or beaten.

Also, I don’t think the next election will ever happen because the party has been defeated. I noticed that Justin Trudeau said he was open to electoral reform. After wiping my coffee, I would like to declare it still a bad idea. In support of Autour and the dismissal of Bernier, Conrad Black said, “France did not have a majority of single-party parliaments in the first four republics from 1793 to 1958, but Canadians I generally prefer the majority government. “

We think it is right to do so, and the adoption of such a system in all elections would be another step away from working autonomy. But it is taken from cheerful ignorance and not malicious enough to thrive in many political systems.

Like Russia, where the second most seats went to the Communist Party. Yes, one in five voters want Stalin to return, but Putin believes he already supports it, so so many voters do.

Now consider France. It is actually better governed than most of the world. (Excuse me, was it your coffee?) But instead of a majority of Congress between 1793 and 1958, it was a dictatorship, a trivial quarrel, and again a burst of horrific mob domination following the mob. Had Napoleon III was not Stalin, not even Napoleon (instead, he urged Marx’s Jive to “repeated history first as a tragedy and second as an expedition”), but the Paris Commune joked. There was no. Here, don’t be afraid to vote and vote again. Remember joy, gratitude, and resolute attitude.

We are not afraid to vote. At least I don’t. The current trend is that bankruptcy is likely and foreign conquest is possible. Canada is not seriously governed and people are eventually fed up with systems that break faith in large and small ways. In addition, the citizens here are increasingly obedient, which is not the spirit that eternal freedom of vigilance requires.

So I can and will do so ominous waxing. But not before I recall the writer of Global Affairs, who quotes “The Collapse to Totalitarian Thinking by George Orwell in his political essay: a grotesque failure in proportion.” I’ve never found the original, and perhaps unusually, paraphrasing improved it. In any case, one of the resistances of democracy is this toxic tendency to describe the enemy as a monster.

It is increasing in every respect. The left praised Bush Jr., and even more laughing about Bush Sr., the right about Obama, and that’s too much here in Canada. But, as Adam Smith said verbatim, “the country has a lot of ruin.” Democratic customs, speech and voting mechanisms, as well as personal autonomy, dignity, restraint, and the confidence that our peers will rally in their defense in a real crisis, are political. House and partisan.

Yes, despite all the candidates, the number of seats, the nasty campaigns, the failure of past, present and future promises, we all predict in advance to announce that we have won this election later. can. Let’s celebrate it.

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John Robson


John Robson is a documentary filmmaker, National Post columnist, Dorchester Review contributor editor, Ottawa News Talk Radio 580 CFRA commentator, and Executive Director of Climate Discussion Nexus. His latest documentary is “Environment: True Story”.