It is basically a commentary on how I think our Not-so-Prime Minister has the ultimate goal of changing the shape (values, vision, political structure) of Canada to more closely resemble the United States. And he just creeps me out. Yes, I realize the tangrams don’t include the territories but I think Harper’s USA-shaped-Canada would not include them I am sad to say (unless, of course, the primary industries are blown wide open up there).
I get the feeling that Canada doesn’t look quite right to PriMordial Stephen Harper. Tangrams were a grade 4 make work activity to develop visuospatial intelligence. (or apparently Wikipedia thinks they are an ancient Chinese puzzle). I’m not going to lie – the idea for this political toon came to me and I was so absorbed in the idea and in trying to get that creepy glint to Harper’s eye that I’m not entirely sure it makes sense outside of my own brain.