Turning off the television. Tired of CBC ramping up things over potential protests in Quebec City, concerning the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Yesterday, they tried to do the same thing with respect to the protests in Montreal–all thirty or so people. It’s like they want something to happen. Asking the Montreal protesters why so few and getting the response that the big one was Quebec City. Repeating this over and over in newscasts, like a public service announcement or invitation to negatives.
Don’t want to know what happens, as long as the Duke and Duchess are left alone. Whatever happens, thanks to CBC for contributing to the negatives. And this is only CBC English; havn’t checked CBC French yet.
Doesn’t matter what you think of the monarchy. For all the talk of privilege, the Duke has an earned military rank, and works regularly as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, a particularly important and respected role in Canada and Great Britain.
It says so much that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go to Quebec the day after Canada Day. It says so little about those who protest a goodwill presence that should be seen as something to be very much valued, irrespective of one’s sentiments towards the monarchy.
With so much bad news and general negatives, it is so very uplifting to see two people trying to be consistently pleasant, encouraging and optimistic.
Would that there be many more in this world.