Old White Men Hold the Key #elxn42
EKOS data shows that they are an important deciding factor, especially those men who are 65 or older.
It’s more than likely that ALL of us know someone in this category. They just want to be left alone when it comes to government poking around, they’ve had enough of intrusive politics to last a lifetime (and let’s face it … they have) and they’re almost always voted Conservative because they play into that popular Stephen Harper meme that demands ‘stability’ and ‘staying the course’.
Of course, if your dad or older brother or uncle or teacher is just like my dad, MOST of their news and content comes from mainstream media, a disturbingly tentacled organization owned and operated by a handful people that also profit (coincidentally) from ongoing ads and promotions from the Stephen Harper Government (TM).
They help spread the lies of Stephen Harper. They too ask those questions stupidly and idiotically repeating the meme that there couldn’t possibly be someone else in the universe that could take the reins without the country falling into the abyss.
The great challenge is that they believe the lies that are spun every day. I can still hear an important father-figure saying ‘Mike Duffy is a great guy’ shortly after he ripped a new hole for Stephane Dion.
The countless times I’ve also heard ‘who’s qualified to run the government’ and I shout out ‘my dog’, ‘an ant’, ‘a robot’, ‘a plant’, ‘anyone but Stephen Harper’ but it falls on deaf ears because I’m seen as being tainted the other way.
And guess what? We are falling into an abyss. Privacy is no longer. Human rights, financial independence, environmental stability and the economic future of Canada have all been carved to bits so the Hair can stay in control.
Beg and implore them to act and vote for their children and grandchildren and work against Harper and his machine. Remind them that you can tell Harper is lying … is when he opens his mouth. His myths about economic prowess and security for the nation are nothing but delusions of grandeur. Convince them that the future of Canada deserves something more optimistic, bright and hopeful and not dark, cynical and cheap.
If they still resist, use analogy: if an old white guy were kicking a visible minority, would you report it to the police or accept $5 for looking the other way? Right now, Stephen Harper is that bully kicking at everything Canada SHOULD be and he’s bribing you with a few petty tax breaks or financial incentives that the vast majority of these people can no longer afford.
So please, do it for Canada: speak with these old white men and beg them to reconsider who they vote for. Talk about strategic voting or give them tools so they can be informed.
Everyone’s future depends on it!!