Never again! Like a war won, like a virus inoculated, Harper and the Conservatives are out. What now?
Well don't hold your breath, Canadians aren't quite ready for real change. BUT we have a friendlier feeling now around the same old style of domination and control politics. And that is still worth celebrating. One step at a time.. incremental gains.. easy does it. Blah blah blah.
So you thought that die hard conservatives were unmovable? What about that 32 percent of voters who STILL didn't vote? Some jaded and impotent no doubt, but most of them are like the cable installer at my house the other day, I presume. Until there is someone worth voting for, there will be no engagement. Trudeau pulled off a replay of Harper's win 4 years ago with only a few statistical variations.
Moving on, the real work of leaders is now emerging and it has nothing to do with politicians, news agencies (mainstream or alternative), or opinions in titled positions, (self appointed included). The engagement of people in online discourse is what changed.
And we can all thank Harper for that. Like a rubber band snapping back to flaccidity after the great pull, we are relieved. There is no going back for all who knew it was their time for their issue, despite or in spite of centuries of suppressing, scapegoating, sidelining, and denial.
Sharpen your pencils ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come. No matter what Justin tries to pull out of his hat, he will never have the veil to hide behind again. We broke through. Now it is just our own awakenings, individually and collectively that will occur, but this time TOGETHER!
Stay tuned ....