Yeah, ... so apparently we're leaving Afghanistan, but for a few hundred sad sacks forced to work as trainers of the soldiers and police who are notorious for raping and pillaging on behalf of warlord governors and the Karzai kleptocracy.
Ten years of that shit. Ten years of lies. Ten years of "support the troops!" Ten years of torture. Ten years of insulting Canadian democracy.
And then the worst offenders get a majority government.
Don't get me started about the economy.
The fucking G20. Call me crazy, but I expected better of my fellow Canadians. I didn't expect such bovine complacency at the complete waste of one billion dollars and the blatant disregard for their human rights and our international reputation that was demonstrated there.
And now, sick of the thuggish, incompetent, corrupt McGuinty government, my fellow Ontarians seem poised to move all the way across the political spectrum from the centre right to the right-wing. They're prepared to punish the revolting McGuinty by electing the delusional, revolting Tim Hudak, who can then join fellow deluded right-wing fuck-ups Rob Ford and Don Cherry on the stage where they can bray like the stupid jack-asses they are while the world burns around them.
People really are consumed by their own little worlds. And, for the most part, our worlds, mine included, are filled up with wishes and desires created by corporate marketers and public relations brain-washers. Thus, we have the politics of idiocy. It was ever thus. Thus it ever shall be.
Schopenhauer was right, ... except for the part where he believed we could escape.
There's no escape from the ceaseless gravitating between frustrated desire to frustrated boredom.