To the Editor,
Every party’s prime directive is to get re-elected, even if it means caving in to aboriginal, public service, immigrant or corporate lobbies. Could democracy work better modeled on corporations where the prime minister would have CEO power for a five-year term? New legislation could not break humanitarian laws and the voting majority could re-elect MPs if they raised their bottom lime.
Could an atheist nihilist whose political and economic expertise came from packing a lunch bucket for 40 years, hope to alter church-state bureaucracy that’s safeguarded the rich from the poor so successfully all these years? Will world theocracy apologize for this too someday?
Was religion primitive man’s uniting force, distinguishing us from chimp kin and averting chaos? Has it served its purpose and can we be weaned off this pacifier opiate like European nations?