Saturday, February 25, 2012
Votergate and the Nature of Stephen Harper
Now we know that it wasn't just robocalls, and that at least one call centre was involved.
An analysis of reports of mysterious harassing phone calls during the May 2011 election points to the existence of a systematic voter suppression campaign targeting Liberal voters in tightly contested ridings.
Unlike the pre-recorded "robocalls" now under investigation by Elections Canada, these calls came from live callers, likely working from a call centre.
Now we know that it was a vast conspiracy to suppress the vote, Stephen Harper's minions are out in force trying to deflect attention away from their Great Ugly Leader.
But it won't work, because everybody knows that those kind of tactics are a logical consequence of Harper's take-no-prisoners approach to politics.
In Harper’s world, there is never a middle ground. Those who raise concerns about Canadian treatment of Afghan prisoners are labeled Taliban stooges. Those who oppose a proposed oil pipeline are called unpatriotic radicals and foreign tools.
In a world so sharply demarcated between good and evil, is it any wonder that zealous Conservative workers might engage in a bit of electoral fraud here and there?
Or as I wrote SIX years ago it's the nature of the man.
The problem is that people who think like Harper can eventually come to believe that everyone is against them. Come to believe that only they are in possession of the pure unvarnished truth. That everyone else is either too stupid, or too corrupt, or too weak to take the ruthless measures necessary to get the job done. In Harper's case to change Canada beyond recognition.
Give a man like that a big majority. And chances are you'll have a real big problem.
Or the nature of the beast.
Back then other bloggers accused me of exaggerating. They said it couldn't happen here. Or treated me with contempt as some of the pompous old poobahs in the progressive blogosphere still do today.
But I knew I was right, because I know a bully when I see one eh?
And even as long as four years ago I knew what would happen if people didn't heed my warning.
And that warning remains the same. Stephen Harper is the most evil and dangerous leader in Canadian history. This voter suppression conspiracy has his grubby fingerprints all over it.
And unless we unite to drive him and his foul Cons from power, he will take us to a very dark place.
And he will destroy our country...
P.S. Special thanks to my friend sassy for reminding me yesterday of my youthful blogging days. Ugh. And for encouraging me for so many years.