Don't worry, I haven't taken any illicit substances. I'm just breathing in the scent of the first election promises, and I'm already high…
It smells like fresh dollars
Substantial tax reduction. Check to be received. Solving the housing crisis.
Family doctors for all. Home care for seniors. teachers in all classes. Childcare spaces.
In 2022, we are still being sugarcoated by candidates for the election.
However, promises are like paradises artificial; we dream, we fly, but alas the “buzz” is ephemeral, and the awakening, brutal.
The circus begins!
What rabbit are our candidates going to find coming out of their hats?
How can we manage to surprise us with the same sleight of hand, for ages…
Hello riding visits, rallies, spaghetti dinners or corn roasts, door-to-door, meetings with elders, baby talk…
From time to time time, a debate of ideas, a sensational declaration. All interspersed with stoning sessions of the adversary.
Elect me! I am the most beautiful, the most beautiful, the finest, the best, the most honest, the most true. Only my party offers you bright tomorrows. The other is weak, devious, incapable, forget it!
The novelty of recent years?
The field of social networks where battles between parties are also fought. Trolls infiltrate the trenches, distilling gall. A nuisance…
What does the candidate want?
See us at the polls on election day in order to draw our cross in the right box.
Fr democracy, we use the same old method to manage to lure us out of our burrows.
We are served the same salad, a clever cocktail of commitments. So, hovering on the cloud of promises, we see pink elephants? Alas no, these are only election signs.
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128