March 26, 2004

My issue with Alberta is not with Albertans! Albertans are groovy. But if I bought a house and formed a bond - however tenuous - with those in my wee village, and we all survived in hunger through many perilous winters, before I, one day, while digging around in my backyard, discovered a fortune hidden away in the tundra, wouldn't I be an asshat if I started claiming I'd a right to a firewall, my own private hospital, and, um, tax-evasion too? If I said to fuck with helping frenchy down the way - who could only make a living at fishing for 4 months of the year - and, come to think of it, to fuck with everyone for trying to leech off me, because my cutting edge ideas about every-man-for-himself make the most sense for me, well then... Wouldn't it be right to say my greed was playing some role in our village's demise?

Doubtless, I'm a sucker for over-simplification - much to my detriment - but this renegade-province-routine has me spooked.

Maybe - hopefully - I'm being an ignorant alarmist. I just don't get it. Ralph klein is supposed to be so hep to religion, hence his vomity stance on marriage, etc.. But if he truly believes in God - which is to say, if he's yet to be touched by those-spiritually-menacing-radicals of the 18th century (I know I know, I could have gone back way earlier), which is to say, if he still holds that God is a malicious prick on a cloud somewhere - wouldn't logic follow he'd be a little wary after what happened to the last guy who tried to dismantle our country?

I don't mean to kick a man with flesh-eating-disease or anything.

I'm only sayin.

Posted by at March 26, 2004 04:51 PM

I guess there's no one from Alberta reading this blog. I liked the part where you said, "to FUCK with frenchy down the way." I like frenchies, and I think the phrase "to FUCK with frenchy" has a really nice ring to it. Alliteration. Alliteration makes it work!

Posted by: Albertatross on April 1, 2004 08:13 PM .

Actually, Albertatross, 38% of my readership hails from Alberta. They're all just pacified by this notion they're groovy.

Posted by: on April 3, 2004 02:17 PM .

They don't hear it often enough, see.

Posted by: on April 3, 2004 03:21 PM .

Alberta is for the weak.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on April 4, 2004 12:37 AM .


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