Saturday, December 24, 2011
Stephen Harper's Scary Christmas Message
Oh boy. It was such a lovely evening. The setting sun glowed golden. And for the first time this winter it was cold enough to imagine it was almost Christmas in Canada.
But sadly that golden glow didn't last long.
For when I went home and put on the TV, I was quickly reminded that it was only almost Christmas in Harperland.
OMG. I don't know what was more scary. When he tried to smile by opening his mouth and baring his teeth. Or when he promised to "keep promoting the things that unite us as Canadians."
But it wasn't until I read Jane Taber, that I really started screaming.
Stephen Harper says the most fun he had in 2011 was winning his majority government. And now Canadians are seeing just how much fun he is having as he pushes through his long-promised agenda of political and justice reforms.
Because after reading the Sixth Estate's excellent if somewhat gloomy Christmas message.
This government has outlawed strikes, blown the national budget buying the better part of $100 billion in shiny new toys for the military, and expanded spy agency and police powers to the point that they can now freely monitor what emails we send and what Internet sites we visit without even so much as a warrant. And so far, they have only held a majority in Parliament for one year. We are at their mercy, and they have only just got started with us.
I also can't help be reminded that this is one Christmas present we gave ourselves. For being too dumb to UNITE.
Oh well, at least nobody can blame me for not trying to warn people eh? I tried, I tried. But of course nobody believed me. How many times have I heard "Oh Simon REALLY, don't exaggerate. They may be Cons, but this is Canada."
And how can I forget this stinging rebuke from Red Tory?
But you know what? I'm not sorry at all. I think my big mistake was being too SUBTLE.
I should have warned people about the dangers of a Harper majority by running this video instead...
But then you know what they say eh? He who laughs last laughs best.
Dear Santa, please bring me lots of books to read in prison.
Because it's going to be a long four years...