Editorial 2 — March 20, 2014

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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The circle of political life has its stages.

At the beginning, energized new governments spend their first year making changes and pushing forward their ideas.

In the middle stage, outside forces begin to push back. The whispers of internal dissension often begin to surface.

In the final stage, you hear more discussion of scandals and you start to see important members of the government moving on to the private sector or retirement.

It’s a pattern that has repeated over and over in long-serving governments in democracies around the world.

It comes to mind with the resignation of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Tuesday.

It remains to be seen if we’re witnessing the end days of the Harper government, which has shown remarkable resilience since assuming power in 2006.

But it’s well worth watching.

 

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  • Sam
    March 20, 2014 - 18:16

    I've become old (nearing 80), cantankerous -- and skeptical. What is written above is what those who are indeed the "movers and shakers" want the hoi polloi to believe. So they will continue to chant slogans ("I-believe-we-should-all-pay-our-fair-share" ad nauseam). And produce. But make no rash moves ("extremism"). Like awakening to the idea that they should refrain from participating in bread-and-circus events ("elections") if they want to break free of that slave condition called "politics". The idea of "democracy" was a stroke of genius -- to create to the unwashed masses the illusion that they could actually participate in that abstraction called "government". The internet, however, is rapidly giving rise to an entirely new class of individuals. Those who have come to see and expose the man behind the curtain. And that's worth watching indeed. Sam Because uneasy rides the head that wears the crown.