Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Stephen Harper, Rob Ford, and the Deadly Game
It had to be one of the most grotesque photo-ops ever. Rob Ford, the brutish Mayor of Toronto, gripping Stephen Harper's limp wrist in his meaty paw, in a police station.
The two Cons carrying on like Laurel and Hardy, belching bullshit, and playing cheap politics with tragedy.
In his first statements on Toronto’s recent rash of gun crimes, Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged tighter government collaboration and tougher crime laws to fight gang violence.
And if the beginning was low comedy, the ending was pure farce. With the two men unable to agree on anything. Rob Ford muzzled like a rabid dog, or a just another Con stooge.
And Harper looking like an absolute bumbling idiot for beating his little anti-crime drum, on the same day this report was released.
Statistics compiled by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) and released Tuesday by Statistics Canada showed that the crime rate in 2011 was at its lowest level in 39 years.
Talk about bad timing eh? Muahahahahaha.
Although that didn't stop the Con zombie Vic Toews from making a fool of himself on Twitter again...
By claiming the credit for this downward trend. And vowing to jail even more invisible criminals.
Which only made the Cons look even more crass and dangerous. Because let's be absolutely clear eh? It may be a game but it's a deadly one. Rob Ford may be a buffoon, but he has the gut level instincts of a monstrous demagogue.
When Ford says, as he did last week, that he wants to use the immigration act to exile convicted criminals from Toronto he is, at a rational level, talking nonsense. Unlike the old Soviet Union, Canada does not tell its citizens where they may live.
But at gut level, Ford connects with many voters. They associate gun violence with recent immigrants, even though Ford didn’t exactly say that. And they just want this violence to go away.
By simplifying a complex situation, and whipping up ethnic tensions in a city as diverse as Toronto, he is only making the problem worse, and playing with fire.
And by rubbing up against him in such a grotesque manner, Harper is only encouraging that disgusting behaviour, which makes him equally guilty.
But then we knew that eh?
Stephen Harper is a monster...
Rob Ford is a racist hog...
And Canada won't be a cleaner and safer place until we are rid of both of them...
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