Schadenfreude is a German word that literally describes the joy at learning of the failure, hardship, embarrassment . . . etcetera – of someone you don’t like, with the bigger the embarrassment, the better the Schadenfreude.
Before dealing with the Canadian Election Fiasco, I watched REALITY TV at its best or worst, depending on one’s perspective, as KABUKI Theatre was displayed for all to see on all the American News Networks, as Hilary Clinton played for the cameras, while Democrats at the hearing worked feverishly to BLAME Republicans for trying to find the TRUTH.
THE REAL CURRENT TRAGEDY . . . is that the people who are either too stupid or extreme in their LEFTIST beliefs, will believe that Clinton is the VICTIM, and the Republicans who are trying to find the TRUTH are the VILLAINS.
There’s more than enough Schadenfreude to go around for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton – combined and individually.
The people . . . just under TWO THIRDS of those who could vote, voted in Canada’s recent Federal Election (October 19, 2015), 40% of whom voted for the LEFTIST Liberals. 20% of the voters, who voted, wanted someone even more to the LEFT of the Liberals in the NDP (New Democrat Party). While just under 32% voted for the Conservative Status Quo.
If you’ve been reading my most current editorials, you already know that Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is a very sick joke on the entire country, who in a matter of weeks, not years, not months, BUT WEEKS will be giving Canadians from coast to coast no shortage of Schadenfreude.
Trudeau hasn’t taken office yet, since the transition will take some time until he can have his Cabinet sworn-in . . . BUT THAT HASN’T STOPPED him from already announcing huge policy changes, domestic and international.
1 – The Legalization of Marijuana.
2 – The immediate withdrawal of our Air force from the Middle East.
3 – The return of diplomatic status with Iran.
4 – The promise to PRINT MORE MONEY and SPEND-SPEND-SPEND.
5 – The FULL THROATED GREENING of Canada . . . with more windmills and solar farms.
6 – A MAJOR increase in Value Added Taxes charged on all Canadian purchases.
7 – Much higher taxes on people earning more than $200,000 per year.
8 – The end of Spousal Income Splitting to reduce family taxes.
9 – Higher Corporate Taxes.
10 – The immediate IMMIGRATION of 25,000 Moslem “refugees”.
. . . AND A FULL FRENCH-KISS FOR OBAMA.
As bad as the preceding really is, it’s actually much worse than that. It is INDEED the beginning of the CASCADE DOWNWARD for Canada, like jumping from a plane without a parachute.
The government can take away as much from us as they can find.
The government can TAX us until we BLEED, until there’s nothing left. It can force us to run our companies to its standards, including who we can hire, how much we have to pay our employees, how much we have to match their benefits; such as healthcare, pensions, vacation pay – etc. And it can forbid us to fire someone just because.
AND THE LIST GOES ON.
No matter what the government would like to . . .
IT CANNOT FORCE someone to create and build.
IT CANNOT FORCE someone to own and operate a business.
IT CANNOT FORCE someone to hire people.
AND IT CANNOT FORCE anyone to pay in taxes what they don’t have.
WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO ENJOY OUR SCHADENFREUDE, since it has already begun with many of the people, INCLUDING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, who are saying WTF (what the “F”), realizing the total BLUNDER made this past week, by electing a DILETTANTE, who after all is said and done, has no idea what he is doing.
IN FACT . . . I will go to the limit, questioning the level of Trudeau’s intelligence, since I’ve heard him speak, saw him interviewed, and read what he’s written multiple times, and am convinced that he is without question NOT THE SHARPEST PENCIL IN THE BOX.
And now that the election party is just about over, and the drunks are sobering-up, they are beginning to realize what they’ve done, as our Canadian Dollar fell TWO Percentage points right after Trudeau’s election victory.
For Canadians to buy a US Dollar . . . AS OF RIGHT NOW, we have to pay $1.313 plus a 2% transaction fee, which makes a US Dollar $1.35 to a Canadian. And as Trudeau begins his BORROWING and currency PRINTING SPREE, to begin paying for his promises, this spread is only the beginning.
Then there’s the corporate world, people like Anne and myself, who own and manage a small business, who will either pack-it in, since there’s no reason to run a business with all the stress and risks just to pay employees and taxes.
And I assure you . . . larger businesses which are NOT TOO BIG TO FAIL, are already doing a forensic look at how they can pare-down the size and cost of their workforce, because where’s the sense in employing people who control you, opposed to whom you can manage to meet your needs?
And now they will have to live with it. Unfortunately though, we too will all have to live with it. But at least we Conservatives can say WE TOLD YOU SO, and enjoy the SCHADENFREUDE of their FOLLY. And MUCH SOONER RATHER THAN LATER, the people will be begging for the return of a Conservative Government.
JUST A NOTE . . . Once again, I have to thank the anonymous man or woman for the US $5 Bill to support Galganov.com. As always, the envelope comes with nothing on it other than my address, a Post Mark, and a US Stamp.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov