Canadians have elected a majority Conservative government despite their record of unprecedented scandals and dishonesty.
The fact that this Con majority was picked by 40% of the voting population speaks volumes about the legitimacy of that vote. The fact that some votes are worth more than others under this system speaks volumes about this result. SIXTY per cent of this country did not vote for Stephen Harper. There is solace in the fact that the result of this election, like the many before it, does not represent the popular distribution of the vote. This is not democracy.
The Liberals especially, theoretically the ideological champions of democracy while duplicitously benefiting from an unfair distribution of the vote, are probably regretting their back down from the endless opportunity to form a coalition with the NDP and defeat the Conservatives.
Because now, now, the Conservatives will legislate the removal of public funding for Opposition parties and plunge the country into 4 years of their blinkered fascistic and fanatical social and economic engineering.
Them's the apples. Sigh.
In the meantime, the rest of us, 60% of us voting plebes have bit of work to do. Because fuck these fucking fuckers.