an exerpt from "The Mindscape of Alan Moore"

"Quitting my day job and starting my life as a writer certainly was a tremendous risk.
It was a fool's leap, a shot in the dark.
But anything of value in our lives- whether it be a career, a work of art, a relationship- will always start with such a leap. And in order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely purely without fear, without desire.
Because things that we do without lust or result, are the purest actions that we shall ever undertake."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

oh, what a government we have!

I do my best to not make too much of my blog about animal-related issues. I realize not everyone feels the way I do about animal cruelty and veganism and rightly so. We're all, blessedly, different. But the moment I began to read this article my entire body chemistry shifted and I broke out into tears of surprise, anger and frustration. The need to ACT-no, to SHOUT!!! about this horrible occurence is too strong in me to not post it.

In short, 500 Narwals have been trapped in the ice for days, and now rather than rescuing them with an ice-breaker, our government has decided to execute each and every last one. Pretty F'n sick. Oh, did I mention that the tusks are worth money????

What is happening to Canada? People need to realize that Harper is our version of Bush. I know our opposition coalition is a very tricky sitch, but too many don't know enough about Harper and his agenda to make an educated vote. It is my honest belief that we will lose what makes Canada CANADA if Harper and his neo-con administration is left to make any more devastating decisions.

I again urge you to read The Harper Record, available for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Here's a snippet:

"...even Harper enthusiasts who balk at labeling him an ideologue...will admit that Harper has always wanted to champion stronger conservative ideological commitments in Canadian politics: he 'would never lose sight of the long game, which was to transform Canada, if it would let him, into a profoundly different place'."

Thank you for reading. I'm off to hunt for something more uplifting...mostly to remind myself that there is and always will be darkness AND light...

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