There was going to be a protest tomorrow at City Hall, but for some reason it's been moved to Epcor Centre, instead. Apparently whoever is organizing the protest worried we'd run out of room at City Hall due to the vast number of protesters. It doesn't make any sense at all to me. Epcor Centre, if I remember correctly, is a building. If you're worried about running out of room, why on earth would you move everyone indoors? And why even bother protesting at all if no one can see you? I'll go anyway, but I'm a little less excited now. Hopefully the media will still be there to cover the whole thing so that the Three Stooges can watch it in Ottawa and lose lots of sleep over it.
It'll be my first official protest as a university student. No, scratch that - it'll be my first official protest ever. The anti-abortion thing at the uni was kind of a protest, but nothing on this scale. I figure being part of a protest is sort of a university rite of passage. Isn't that what students are supposed to do? Take part in protests and change the world? Not sit around on their butts being brainwashed and trying to be "tolerant"?
I got rather ticked off at a couple of friends today. What happens in school finals over the next ten days is too important, I guess, to take off a few hours to try to keep the nation from flinging itself into the abyss of debt, corruption, and general lack of democracy. People are entitled to choose their own priorities, but come on - like you're not going to take a few hours off studying, anyways. And yes, I realize that whether the protest makes a difference or not does not likely hinge on me personally being there. I, however, will at least be able to say that I resisted, and didn't just resent, being a Canadian under the rule of a Frenchie, a Separatist, and a Socialist. The whole thing is being called the 'Coupscam' now.
If I'm rather heated when I get going on this topic, my excuse is that I'm in university, and still supposed to be idealistic enough to get angry over this sort of stuff, and not just sadly resigned.
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Ronald Reagan
"Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork." Harold Lowman