After many years, grown-ups learn that voting is pretty near futile. Once in power, politicians do what pleases them and their own interests. They contemplate their own navels. But what is the alternative? Maybe Facebook and Blogs where, for the first time, ordinary people can speak out, make their cases, air their views. Using these precious platforms, we might even encourage others to speak out and, in time, raise up armies of speakers to shame selfish politicians.
Then again, can politicians feel shame? If they could, wouldn't things be better than they are for Canadian crime victims ? I am a 74 year old Canadian journalist and a crime victim. My family was destroyed because Montreal Police helped the thief who was robbing me. Marlene Jennings, Member of Parliament, acknowledged publicly that my rights were violated three times. But who cares? Not the Montreal Police. Not the politicians. Not the so-called "human rights" agencies. But I can tell the world. Here is my vote - for justice.
PHYLLIS CARTER'S JOURNAL - http://phylliscartersjournal.blogspot.com
THE DAWN MCSWEENEY CASE - http://dawnmcsweeney.blogspot.com
THERE WILL BE NO PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE