Sunday, February 12, 2012
Cons, Ducks, and the Great Darkness
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As I rushed to catch the ferry this afternoon, it still looked like the Canada I love. The fresh dusting of snow. The ducks sheltering from the cold west wind.
But as it does so often in Stephen Harper's Canada, where I once saw light, now I see darkness.
For the sight of all those ducks lined up facing the same way, paddling furiously to stay in the same spot, while squawking loudly, reminded of the sorry state of the progressive movement in this country.
Going nowhere. Lamenting loudly. Doing nothing. As a cold fascist wind blows, and the Cons turn us into a police state. For surely this is the final warning.
After vowing to take on radical environmentalists determined to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline, the Harper government has released a new anti-terrorism strategy that targets eco-extremists as threats.
The minister said that, in addition to foreign threats, the government would be vigilant against domestic extremism that is “based on grievances – real or perceived – revolving around the promotion of various causes such as animal rights, white supremacy, environmentalism and anti-capitalism.”
For now we're not just radicals, we're potential terrorists. And in the same company as white supremacists.
Those of us who don't believe it's a good idea to build a dirty oil pipeline to China. Those of us who refuse to genuflect before the jungle capitalism of today which is causing so much misery and leading us to disaster. Those of us who want a kinder, gentler, Con-free world.
Great eh? No wonder they are building all those prisons.
And remember, in a few more weeks this same totalitarian klown regime will be able to use those same smears to read our e-mails.
To intimidate progressives further, just like they're scaring seniors by threatening to take away their pensions. Because like all right-wing extremists, they need fear to make their poisonous flowers bloom, and turn us into some monstrous jungle.
Which is why we have to stop acting like those ducks. Squawking loudly while paddling on the spot.
We need to organize a giant progressive coalition to stand up for the democratic and social values of this country. Tell your NDP or Liberal MPs that we can't wait for them to get new leaders. We need them to unite us all NOW to fight the common enemy.
We don't need to take off our partisan jerseys, just form a powerful resistance movement that includes all progressives.
For if I may be permitted to be crudely poetic, without being arrested. Only by uniting will we survive the ideological war that is coming. Save our precious Canada.
And turn darkness into light, fear into courage, and Winter into Spring...
Vic Toews you ghastly Con, you fascist lout. Our Canada is better than yours.
And we will not be silenced...