In my last post, I said I hoped I was wrong – and I was. I predicted a Liberal minority government. I’m working my way through the results, comparing my projections against the actual results, and I’ll put that analysis up later, but for now, I want to get my fingers on the keyboard and write some thoughts about the country that I used to be proud to call my home.
I’m not proud of Canada any more.
In fact, I’m now ashamed to call myself Canadian.
Justin Trudeau, our Prime Minister Designate (once Harper makes it official, which is inevitable given the new makeup of the House of Commons), is going to harm Canadian families by cancelling the income splitting program. This will force parents who have chosen to stay home with their children back out into the workforce.
That’s bad enough; but Justin is also promising to jack up taxes on the “Top 1%” of the population, and cut taxes to the middle class. Being a member of the middle class, I’m not complaining about a reduction in taxes, but jacking up taxes on those with the largest pool of money available to invest in the economy, creating business and jobs, that’s just insane. Justin is punishing people for being successful – and that’s a terrible thing to do. We should be celebrating success, not punishing it.
But the main reason that I am ashamed to call myself Canadian is this: Isis.
Justin Trudeau once suggested that the way to deal with Isis is to drop parkas on them so they can have a warm coat to live through the cold winters in that part of the world.
Trudeau is thus on record as opposing the combat mission in Isis-controlled territory.
Let’s be blunt: Isis are evil. They are from the pit of hell. They are killing people, brutally, painfully, and publicly. Isis douses people with gasoline and sets fire to them. Isis puts explosive collars around peoples necks and blows their heads off. Isis stuffs people into cars and then launch rocket-propelled grenades into them. Isis stuffs people into cages and then slowly lowers the cage into a pool, leaving the people to drown. Isis hauls homosexuals up to the tops of tall buildings and then throws them off, to fall to their deaths.
Isis is evil; and Justin doesn’t want Canada to lift a finger to stop them.
And that is wrong.
By electing a Liberal Majority today, Canadians turned their backs on the victims of Isis. Canadians collectively said that Canada should ignore their plight, and not lift a finger to help them.
And that is disgusting.
So – what to do?
I’m calling for a strike. If you are a producer, stop. If you are a business owner, close it. If you own a warehouse, liquidate it. If you are an inventor, stop inventing. If you are an oil driller, cap off your wells. If you are a miner, flood it.
Stop producing. Stop trading. Stop buying. Stop selling.
Collapse the economy. Teach those who think the world owes them a living a real lesson in the way of the world.
And leave. Go. There are other places in the world that are far more business-friendly than Canada is now. Go there. Start up your business there. Be successful.
But ignore Canada.
If you just cannot go; then do what you can here. Stop buying anything Canadian. Stop selling anything to Canadian residents. Do no business with Canada.
I know that’s what I’m going to do: Everything I can legally do to keep my money in my own pocket. I will do whatever I legally can to shelter it from the government. I am going to buy nothing unless absolutely necessary from Canadian businesses. I am going to sell nothing to Canadian residents.
As of this moment, I am on strike.
And I ask you to join me.