Now writing from Canada's beautiful Cape Breton Island...
It really has been a long time since I've updated this blog. Many changes have taken place in our lives and in our country. Some good, some not so good. For a while, I was bogged down in the politics of our nation until it dawned on me that it was unproductive for all except the politicians.
A few things stand out:
United we stand, divided we fall. Don't let selfish agendas divide us whether they be corporate, political, or religious. We are Canadian first.
We are not sheep. Don't be fooled by anyone wearing a fluffy new outfit and don't fear any wolf in a business suit. No one is going to save us from ourselves. Learn to see past the attempts to rally the public to one side or another. We must not allow ourselves to be manipulated and must look past the slogans and rallying cries because every single one of them has an agenda and it's not about us.
See the big picture. Where do we fit in the world? Should we be leading or following? What is the cost of our aspirations? And now think about what it is we want for our lives and for the lives of our children and grandchildren. Sound like we are auctioning off our existence for money? We are.
Saving the middle class is easy. There are very few left so it won't take long. What about the legions of Canadians working in retail and service jobs and being paid far below the poverty line? How much are your kids' lives worth? How about they exchange their time on earth for $10.50 an hour? Want more for your kids? Work until you are 80 and pay their tuition on your box store greeter earnings.
Not so long ago, Canadians could live comfortable lives and raise our families without selling our souls to the devil. As of October 2012, the average home in Canada sold for between $366,773 for a bungalow to $403, 747 for a two-story. Have we all gone completely mad? Perhaps... hope you kept your flaming receipt.