I was in the middle of writing about my position on Dave Meslin’s electoral reform proposal when this was posted on my Facebook:
Since the liberals are pondering, my wife (who was born and raised in another communist country) and I decided to follow suit.
According to the deputy leader the proposal “deserves serious consideration, given the ailing health of Canada’s democracy.”
Yet again, we will have to be violated for our own good. To heal democracy.
My wife often quotes her grandmother who used to say that communism will have to run its course all around the world before the idea can be put to rest. The Americans are a little ahead of us in the race, but Trudeau is working hard to get a chance to catch up with them.
How would that play out?
We have nothing to worry about, as we are assured that “those who failed to cast ballots would receive only a ‘small fine.’ “ Yeah, right. The income tax was also a small amount when it was introduced and only the ‘rich’ had to pay it. Temporarily, of course, just to help the war effort. We start with a small and if it does not improve democracy we will find ways to make it more compelling.
The second step would be to simplify the choices, to move from the confusing array of parties to a ‘popular list’ to incorporate some small parties like the greens and the NDP into the liberal party and have only one candidate for that group of parties. They are already voting their way anyway. If we add up the votes cast for all leftist parties, the conservatives will not stand a chance. There are many compelling reasons to go that way. It would most definitely improve democracy.
Once we have the popular lists, they can start using the extended arms of the leftist cause, the media, law enforcement and the judiciary.
They always had the media which always hounded politicians on the other side. Once they have the popular front majority, they can go wild with phony scandals, attacks and accusations, misquotes and misrepresentation to chip away the opposition.
Through their labor unions, they have the police too. You may find some individual conservative policemen, but as a body, especially in major urban centres, they are already unmistakeably on the left.
A few more favours to their unions and they will be locked into Liberal Popular Front support.
Militarizing them even further than they already are will make the no-knock raids in the wee hours of the morning on the houses of those politicians who get too far out of line opposing the will of the people much safer.
Have you seen some of the latest decisions of the Supreme Court? The reaction to Harper’s attempt to put them in their place about the nomination process? Need I say anything about them?
The last phase is what we grew up with: one party, one candidate. Mandatory voting with serious consequences if you missed it.
Do you really think that I exaggerate? Do you really think that this is impossible?
Leftist ideas are never about improving things, they are always about getting more power.
Leftist policies have an alarming tendency to achieve the opposite of their stated goal.
Mandatory voting will not improve democracy, it will eventually destroy it, just like it did in the communist countries.
Why don’t we have NOTA on the federal ballots already? Why can’t we consider every vote not cast a vote for None of the above?
It is not an accident that Trudeau is so cozy with Islam. He likes the Submission idea.
He is demanding unconditional submission from his caucus to his will. He is now ‘pondering’ the submission of the electorate.
I wonder what will come next……
And now I will return to the serious pondering of the subject.