Thursday, July 26, 2012
Stephen Harper and the War on Government
The thing that scares me the most about living in Harperland is how so many, who should know better, can't see the forest for the trees. Or the monsters who hide behind them.
So Nik Nanos can report that many Canadians have lost confidence in government.
Nik Nanos, the president of Nanos Research and the author behind the study, characterizes Canadians' views as a "bit of a limp handshake in terms of confidence" in government.
Without mentioning that's exactly what Stephen Harper wants. Because he doesn't want to improve government, he wants to DESTROY it.
His views on that are quite clear:
"Whether Canada ends up as one national government, or two national governments, or several national governments or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion."
Stephen Harper 1994
Which is why he is slowly strangling it, slashing jobs in the civil service, laying off scientists, border guards, and food inspectors. Why he always talks about government as a problem not a solution. The commie union thug conspiracy that would dare challenge his Big Oil buddies.
It explains why he is refusing to take a leadership role in the debate over the future of medicare. So he can make the federal government even less relevant to the real lives of Canadians. Even as he off loads costs onto the provinces hoping to bankrupt them into privatizing their health systems.
And why when his corrupt Cons are caught with their pants down in public. Fiddling with the truth.
Or making up the rules.
They always accuse the other parties of being as dirty as they are...
So Canadians come to think that all politicians are the same, and confidence in government plummets.
For Great Ugly Leader and his RepubliCon cult are so deranged with extremist ideology, they would drag government into the gutter, to more easily destroy it.
Or at least most of it. Because he does believe government has some role to play. Collecting taxes, providing stability for Big Business by removing any obstacles in its path, running Foreign Affairs, and above all providing security.
For in the jungle he would create, somebody will have to defend the rich from the wrath of the poor, the old and the hungry.
Oh boy. Stability and prosperity and the interests of Galactic Alberta.
Where did I hear that before?
Yup. Forget the trees. That's the dark forest, and the monster who hides in it.
Memo to Nik Nanos: Canadians will have confidence in government again.
The day the Cons are DEFEATED...
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