Sunday, June 15, 2008

Bikers and Girlfriends and Leadership

Even though I write books about organized crime I don't pretend to be an expert on international gangsters, bikers or their political or financial associates, but I suspect the Prime Minister is following his former cabinet minister into dumb and dumber rather than leading the nation.

Apology Aside

I don't spend a lot of time absorbing media so I was interested to see the Globe give Jack Layton credit for forcing the Prime Minister to apologize to Canadian Natives now and not in five years time when the truth and reconciliation report will be filed. I guess that's what Gloria Kovach's old slogan 'Leadership' was referring to, forcing reactionaries like the PM to do the right thing first and not when the truth is detailed down to the last incontrovertible iota. As for National Voices, apparently Tom King was in Ottawa for some of the last minute discussions about the Natives' day in Parliament, a day the PM didn't want either. Gloria was still being cutesy on the cover of the Trib while all this was going on.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Take Heed Huck Farper.

The lying liars behind you: the anti-carbon tax
Republican oilagarch falsifiers
from Washington who keep you in Ottawa and who
speak untruth with impunity
are not Ezras of the Right but Lyin' Brian branch plant bosses, Tory descendants
of Irish Stuart feudalists, 16th century reactionaries who become modern global privateers, contemporary frontmen for financal racketeers,

and in the house of our commons you rose to preach a place
reached by everyone else decades earlier, a rendition of apology
about the missionary position when natives were schooled by
Anglo-Irish/Franco governing classes.

Apologize for your party, for the ancestors of your friends
in high places, but if you presume to speak for me and this nation
then know that the sword of Truth will sheer you of the company
of your American overlords and your chorus of liars.
And then we will see you for who you really are, who you never were.