QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"A man exists for a generation, but his name lasts to the end of time." --Yamamoto Tsunetomo from The Hagakure
SONG OF THE DAY :
The Trews : Fleeting Trust
LINK OF THE DAY : Gamespot.com : If you are a gamer, this is the site for you.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
True change can only be affected if everyone takes part in it. When it comes to voting, a truer outcome will result if everyone takes part. That was not the case however in the Ontario Provincial election held last week.
I was disgusted by the low turnout. Especially in my age group. I was only too happy to vote, I was supporting my party and what I believed in. Yet people seem to think that it's ok if they don't vote. If you don't vote... You let others speak for you.
Voting is your democratic right, nay your duty. People take this freedom shit for granted. We should be thankful we even have the right to vote, many people in the world don't.
People my age in Ontario, seem to support the NDP and Liberal parties. Poor NDP... They didn't achieve official party status, they only got 7 seats out of a possible 103. You need 8 seats to be considered an official party and get the funding and perks that come along with party status. It's just a shame to see that happen. If the voter turnout in my demographic had been higher, then maybe the NDP would actually be a valid political body in Ontario. Sadly that was not the case.
That's not to say I support the NDP, I'm just a strong believer in a fair political process.
I'm a supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party(The ultimate Oxymoron according to Max) and a member of the PC Party of Canada. I voted for the PC party in my riding... Which is an NDP stronghold. Some would say I was just throwing my vote away, but every vote counts.
The Tories (conservatives) have been in power in Ontario for 8 years. That's a long time. People just wanted change... And not too much could change that. As a result the Liberals won the election. And led by the Pencil necked, Pipe Dreamer Dalton McGuinty they hope to improve the quality of life in Ontario. Should be interesting to see what happens.
Admittedly, The PC leader Ernie Eves looks like an even more washed up version of Mickey Rourke... But damned if that man and his predecessor Mike Harris didn't do some good for our province. One million jobs were created. Ontario's economy is the strongest in Canada, and one of the stronger economies in North America. All this while having to deal with terrorism, SARS, West Nile virus, Mad Cow, a blackout, and strained relations with the US. We're doing pretty well all things considering.
When you prosper in some things, invariably you will suffer in other things else. People were overly critical of the Tory failures, and overlooked their incredible triumphs. They did a lot of good for our province, but times are a changing... And I'm sure the Liberals will do some good too. I just prefer the PC way of government.
For the benefit of non-parliamentary system/non-Canadian readers. The PC party is the equivalent of a moderate Republican party in the US. The Liberals are basically Democrats. And the New Democratic Party(NDP) are the closest you can to communism without kissing Karl Marx's ass. A biased opinion no doubt... But hey you want unbiased opinions... Don't read what I write hehe.
So to sum it up... I was disgusted by low turnout in my age group, and disappointed by the result of the election.
On to more pedestrian subjects. Scarface and Pulp Fiction are now my two favorite films, and I'm seeing Kill Bill on Thursday night. Quentin Tarantino is a talented bastard.
"Mmmmm... This is a tasty burger."