Friday, January 27, 2012
Stephen Harper and the Hour of Darkness
Well he said he wanted to change Canada beyond recognition, so I suppose nobody should be surprised.
Except he said that long ago, and during the last election campaign he posed as a moderate, so this is outrageous.
How dare that twisted little man interpret his mini-majority as a mandate to take Canada where most Canadians don't want to go?
How dare he drag us into a dark neo-con jungle, where Big Oil rules, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the young and the old are screwed. And anyone who opposes his reactionary views is labelled an Enemy of the State.
I could go on, but what's the point eh? I think I can safely say that I have done more than most to warn people where that monster might take them. If some Canadians still don't believe that the Harper Cons are the worst and most dangerous government in this country's history, NOTHING will ever convince them.
And the only thing worth discussing now, is how can we derail their fascist agenda, and how can we defeat them? For we must do both if this country is going to survive.
I'd like to think that the internet could play a leading role in mobilizing the resistance. But experience tells me it can't do that. It's too fragmented, too partisan, too distracted, and on most days too American. It can't lead, it can only follow.
So those who must lead are the ones we elected to do that job. And in this hour of darkness I call on the progressive parties to put aside their petty partisan differences, stop playing old politics, unite in a grand Coalition of National Salvation, and mobilize the population in a massive campaign of peaceful protest and civil disobedience.
For nothing less will stop those foul Cons, or prepare us better for the next election. Which we absolutely must win, or watch our beautiful country slowly bleed to death.
As Susan Riley writes in the Ottawa Citizen today we really have no other choice.
The alternative - waiting four more years for Conservatives to self-destruct - isn't a strategy. It's a confession of impotence.
And that's it eh? After all these lonely years of crying wolf, that's all I have to say.
Except now more than ever. If you love this country.
Fight them, fight them, fight them.
Don't let them win...