LETTER: We, the people, have rocks in our heads

We should be very thankful that our present leaders have our best interest at heart.

We should be very thankful that our present leaders have our best interest at heart. They gather politicians from across the country, flying in government and executive jets. They book them in the finest hotels, have the best of food.

They then fly off to Paris for a great summit on climate change. (The jets are made with great energy cost and burn tons of fuel).

When arriving in Paris, they travel in high-cost bulletproof executive limos. (No pedal bikes for them.)

They stay in high-cost Paris hotels, attend meetings, have sumptuous meals, and possible fresh-cut flowers from Israel or other exotic places.

They make decisions as to how serfs at home should live – cut energy use, walk or pedal your bike.

I understand Canada contributes very little to world pollution. My elementary science taught us trees take in CO2 and give off O2. Does that not make us a net contributor to a better climate? Who has more trees than Canada?

Regarding security, I noticed that some of our politicians ventured out of their confines to dine in an upscale restaurant in Paris. They were going to defy the ISIS boys to show their bravery. I did notice the restaurant was ringed with dozens of soldiers in full battle gear, carrying machine guns, with armoured cars and trucks all around.

We were very privileged to rid ourselves of a prime minister who was practical and understood we serfs needed to pay for the cost of our high-flying elite.

We now are led by a “rock star.”

I think we, the people, have rocks in our head.

Jake Siemens

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