Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Classist Conservative: "HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THE SUPERIOR PEOPLE!!"
|Queen in Canada |
Image Source: Global News
The public service slashing CON government eagerly spent $7.5 million of taxpayer money to ensure that some aristocrat with massive amounts of inherited wealth was sufficiently celebrated on the anniversary of her succession to the throne (which she earned through the hard-work of coming out of a royal womb). Winnipeg Centre MP Pat Martin took this occasion of upward wealth redistribution to question the wisdom of the institution.
Martin, who swears he's not speaking on behalf of the NDP, calls ties to the monarchy old fashioned and outdated.("Stephen Harper's obsession with the monarchy continues". Andy Radia (June 4, 2012). Yahoo.
"I think I speak for a growing number of Canadians...who think that this is the right time to revisit whether we should cut our apron strings to the British Monarchy," he said.
"I think what jelled it for me most recently was going to a Canadian citizenship ceremony that as an MP I get invited to often and watching these people from 30 or 40 different countries having to swear allegiance not to Canada but to the Queen."
Harper meeting royals in Buckingham Palace (top)
Image Source: The Chronicle Herald
Children living in poverty in the UK (bottom)
Image Source: Channel4.com
Martin could learn a lot from the Queen about basic manners and common courtesy on when it’s appropriate to criticise and when one should keep their mouth shut.("Classless Pat Martin bashing Queen on her 60th anniversary". Dean Skoreyko. BC Blue.)
Sadly, it looks like Skoreyko's been learning basic human decency from the Queen - an aristocrat who asked the UK government to use money from a program for the poor to heat her palace.
For readers interested in how we can Canadianize the head of state, please visit Citizens for a Canadian Republic. The loosely-knit group doesn't have a Winnipeg chapter, for any go-getter parliamentary republican activists in this city interested in setting one up.