Whooee! Well friends an' foes, ol' JB's cobblin' this boog story up from a comment I made over to Red Tory's fine boog. When it comes to yammerin' gabfests in the comments departments, ol' RT's got one o' the best boogs in Canada, sez I.
Today, Red's boogin' about CTV's Davey Akin's very good question about the Atlantic Accord troublems-- "So what do you mean when you see you would prefer to continue talks? What is there to talk about if your finance minister says there can be no 'side deals'?"
Over to Red's comments, I sed Harpoon's an AlienAlbert separatist or at least a firewaller. Con's like walls. Lookit over in Palestine an' down on the Mex border. Wall-builders like it when regions is fightin'. That makes it all the more likely they'll wanna put up a wall.
I reckon Harpoon's more than just a firewaller. I figger he's an out'n'out separatist.
Unity, interprovincial harmony and good federal-provincial relations stand in the way of separatism. Federalism's failure is separatism's success. If Harper was a federalist, he'd be in trouble. As a separatist, he's doin' everything right.
A disfunctional federal parliament works in the separatists' favour, too. Up til recently, I been mainly thinkin' Harper's sabotaged parliament to show that minority don't work and we oughta give him a majority instead. Now, I ain't so sure that's the endgame he's got in mind.
Even a poor federal showing on the green file works in the separatists' favour. When eco-concerned folks see the provinces doin' more fer ol' Mother Earth than the anti-Earther feds, they'll push fer more provincial power.
I'm startin' to think he's playin' fer an outcome like King Steve of Alberta's New Monarchy. He must realize by now that he'll never win over a majority of Canajuns. Absolute power will only come when his loyal subjects place the crown on his head ... after the split-up of Canada he's engineerin' right now.
Confederation = Canada
Con Federation = Post-Canada tribal fiefdoms and a couple new US States.