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Friday, 09 May 2008

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Tim

There are huge systemic differences between American and our Canadian methods of democracy. Whereas you have representative government, which panders to the lowest common denominator, we have responsible government which strives represent everyone. Your head of state is an elected president who has to pander to the lowest common denominator, we have the Queen who is above such tawdry affairs. Much of our human rights legislation has been initiated by our Senate who are appointed by the Prime Minister for a period of life, or to the age of 75, whichever comes first, thereby not having to pander to the lowest common denominator.

Your politics, like everything else in your society, is a zero sum game. Therefore there has to be a loser. There has to be slaves. There has to be the oppressed. There has to be evil. There has to be the delusional fantasy of superiority.

There are elements in Canada (including our present Prime Minister who is for us so far to the right that you would consider him a Democrat) that think we should ape more of your dysfunctional ways. Having known better for far too long Canadians as a whole are having none of it, and thats suits me just fine.

Did you know that being discriminated against on the grounds of sexual orientation in your home country is grounds for seeking political asylum in Canada?

I can't tell you how happy I am to have been born here, and not in some autocracy like Burma, China, Zimbabwe, Iran or the United States of America.


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