Lying awake in the night can be fertile ground.
Last night, for instance, lying awake, I found myself reflecting on the accelerating disappearance of ethics and principles in politics.
I realized that, in this age of the market, ethics and principles too are merely commodities to be bought, sold and traded.
Thus the ease with which Layton could sell decades of CCF and NDP principle as the cost of more seats in Parliament.
The squinty eyed comfort of MacKay selling out the Progressive Conservative Party and caucus in exchange for the soul destroying illusion of power.
The toothsome credulity of mini-Trudeau as he accedes to the proto-fascism of Bill C51 in exchange for what he and his silent henchmen perceive to be an electoral defence strategy.
All examples of ethics and principles being consumed as commodities.
I offer no examples of Harper because Harper has neither ethics nor principles of his own to trade or sell. All he is capable of is stealing the principles of others and then debasing them as though they were his own.
Eventually I slept again.