Call it The Harper Code....for weeks I've been working away on a secret project....trying to determine whether Stephen Harper really is the born again environmentalist /reformed ex-climate change denier he now claims to be.
Or a secret religious fanatic, who like so many other Christian religious fanatics these days, couldn't care less if the planet burns....
Like the James Cameron documentary that proved that Jesus didn't fly to heaven, my search for a red monster behind the green mask, was a weird and creepy journey.
Although not as weird and creepy as having a blind woman find the tomb of Jesus and his family under a slab of concrete in the back yard of a condo. Nothing could beat that.
But it was frustrating. There were small clues everywhere....but the smoking gun eluded me. But now at last I think I've found it.
But let me start at the beginning....I first got interested in Stephen Harper's religious views when I read an awesome story that exposed his hidden socon agenda...and revealed how, behind the scenes, his government was crawling with crazy religious extremists. And Christian planet burners.
It's a deeply disturbing report that looks at Harper's dark night of the soul. How he was driven by his demons...or the voices in his head... to join a faith healing church that believes that the end of the world is imminent. How he believes that theocons not neocons are the future of the Conservative movement. And why he wants a majority so badly...so he can turn Canada into a brutish police state theocracy.
Three years ago, in a speech to the annual Conservative think-fest, Civitas, he outlined plans for a broad new party coalition that would ensure a lasting hold on power. The only route, he argued, was to focus not on the tired wish list of economic conservatives or “neo-cons,” as they’d become known, but on what he called “theo-cons” those social conservatives who care passionately about hot-button issues that turn on family, crime, and defence.
Family. Crime. Defence. Sound familiar?
But I already knew that....what interested me the most was what Marci McDonald had to say about the porker homophobe Charles McVety....
Harper's buddy buddy. The socon leader he drafted to sell his fraudulent childcare program. The man who bragged he can get Harper on the phone anytime in less than two minutes. Faster than any Tory MP.
The crazy religious extremist, who I was stunned to discover, believes that saving the planet isn't just a waste of time. It's a mortal sin ......because it's delaying the Battle of Gog and Magog ....and the return of the so-called "Messiah."
For Charles McVety, any mention of the environmental movement sparks a tirade against the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. “The Bible talks about a false religion and one-world government, and what we have developed is exactly that,” McVety rages. “The false religion is the worship of Mother Earth I call them earthies!” He dismisses Rio’s Earth Charter as “that pagan document.”
I thought that was pretty bizarre. But I also thought that only a homophobe like McVety could be that crazy.
But then I started hearing more and more of that planet burning stuff. And then last week the Nazi Pope joined the anti-earth movement, By praising a lunatic Cardinal who believes the Antichrist is a peace maker....and an ecologist.
Citing the Russian mystic Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov’s work Three Dialogues on War, Progress and the End of History, Cardinal Biffi said “the Antichrist presents himself as pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist.”
It was then that I realized how serious the threat really was. That it wasn't a series of isolated incidents...it was a disturbing trend. That in its dying convulsions ...crazy religion was setting its sights on the planet itself. Hoping no doubt that the more the earth burns.... and the more desperate people become...the more they'll believe in their ju ju gods.
And then came the smoking gun....
In the form of a letter signed by a number of big name evangelicals in the U.S. including the powerful wingnut homophobe James Dobson...from Focus on the Family
"(Environmentalists) are using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time, notably the sanctity of human life, the integrity of marriage and the teaching of sexual abstinence and morality to our children.”
Wow!! Can you believe that? Teaching people not to have sex is more important than saving the planet. I didn't know whether to laugh or wack off.
But then suddenly I was reminded of something....of how Stephen Harper once appointed the former President of Focus on the Family (Canada) to be Environment Minister Rona Ambrose's Chief of Staff.
And how Lucienne Robillard once asked a question about Darrel Reid...
Liberal MP Lucienne Robillard told the House that Reid had also headed an unnamed organization that disputed the science of climate change.
Ambrose did not respond to the charge, but instead chose to recite what she said were failures in past Liberal environmental policy.
That has never been answered.
A burning question I think Stephen Harper, born again environmentalist, should now be asked to answer....
Like did he know that appointing Darrel Reid to tell the village idiot Rona Ambrose how to take care of the planet....was like asking a fox to take care of the chickens?
Or did he know that Reid was a climate change denier? If not, why not ?And didn't his buddy McVety warn him? Or phone him?
And if so....did he let his religious convictions, cloud his political judgement? What was he thinking about? And what might he do if he ever gets a majority?
And finally.... now that crazy religion is trying to speed up the destruction of the planet, while decent Canadians fight to save it, will he please make it really clear whose side he is really on?
I know the dumbo media in this country would rather believe that Harper is just a cynical neocon who is using the religious wingnuts....like Karl Rove and Chimp Bush did. And maybe Harper really is just a power hungry nerd, who likes to surround himself with soldiers and cops...and pretend he's Mr President ...in his little dressup world.
But what if he isn't? What if he is fooling Canadians into thinking he really has changed his views about climate change.... and gets the majority he and his theocon fanatics so desperately want?
By the time Canadians realize what a terrible mistake they have made, it will be too late to do anything about it for four long years. The green mask will have fallen to reveal the red monster beneath. And all will be lost.
If we don't ask the questions that need to be asked, and have never been answered. And ask them now.
We may never get another chance...