I read this with my jaw on the desk.
Would this turkey, a man who was first elected on a backlash vote, actually quit?
Are you smoking crack?
Stephen Harper believes in one thing - Stephen Harper. The man is not your run of the mill sociopath. He believes that we, a nation of peace seekers, truly want everything to be exactly as he learned in five semesters of economics and the wisdom he developed running an organization that was developed to hate government. He hates you, he hates me and he hates anyone that is not totally and unequivocally in 100% agreement with his view of the world. Period. Full fucking stop.
Do you get that? Really. Do you? Because if you don't let me clear it up a little. Stephen Harper doesn't care what you think, do or otherwise believe. It's his way or the highway. He's the only one who could possibly be right on any subject and if you don't believe me, ask him! I'm sure he'll set you straight.
I'd pity his wife, if she wasn't a willing and active accomplice. I'll give quarter when quarter is due and she deserves none.
Stephen Harper's view of you is very simple. You work your ass off for at least five days a week (at a wage that just barely gets you by), you get supper at 5 o:clock, you get hockey on TV on Saturday night and you fuck your wife on Wednesday and Sunday. What else could you want?
Are you the wife? Change your name, make supper for 5 o:clock, watch the hockey game and keep Wednesday and Sunday free for the Harper Nation.
Do you have an interest in foreign affairs? Too bad, he'll handle it. It is so far beyond your basic understanding of things complex. Harper's got that ball and he isn't going to let your instinct to create a better world interfere with him hanging onto it. Donate to a charity. Build a well somewhere. Your tax dollars will only be spent where we can get something - nickle, bauxite, light sweet crude. If it destroys far flung communities outside your six-pack view, what do you care?
A "walk in the snow"?
Give it a rest. Harper would be hard pressed to dress himself for such an event without a multitude of staff to make sure the idiot strings were threaded through a parka. And then he'd claim he didn't know why they put the thumbs the wrong way up.
Ain't gonna happen.
As much as I thought Trudeau was an asshole, I learned that he still believed there was a point where he was doing nothing to advance us as a nation. He took the honourable route to retirement.
Stephen Harper has no such inclination. He is an unrepentant sociopath who will always believe that he alone, despite the counsel of thousands, has the vision to guide us to greatness.
As if we had not already achieved that stature in the world decades before his name had ever been spoken on a high-school home-room roll-call.
Stephen Harper will never leave of his own accord. He, in his own mind at least, is anointed. He wasn't elected; he was sent to us. Ask him.
We'll know when Stephen Harper is resigning. He'll have put a torch to the earth.