Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Con Bullies and the Dead Children
Three days ago hundreds of people gathered to remember Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd.
She would have been sixteen next week, but she killed herself last October after two years of being bullied and cyber-stalked.
It was a beautiful ceremony, both sad and inspiring.
Notes on the computer she left behind showed she was planning her birthday before she died and this year, like every other year - she wanted to have her Port Coquitlam home lit with Christmas lights in time for the party.
Sunday, the entire cul-de-sac was glowing with Christmas lights.
So I dared to hope that something good would come out of this tragedy. That it would inspire the politicians in Ottawa to support Dany Morin's motion calling for a national anti-bully strategy.
But today that motion was defeated, killed by the Con bullies.
Votes from a handful of Conservative backbenchers weren’t enough to push through an NDP proposal to strike an all-party committee to study and craft a national anti-bullying strategy. The motion from NDP backbencher Dany Morin was defeated Wednesday night in the Commons by a vote of 149 to 134.
About half a dozen Conservative backbenchers voted in favour of the motion, but the support was not enough to have it passed.
For the foulest of reasons. For don't believe any of their pathetic excuses, they are just more Big Lies.
The ONLY reason they voted against the motion is to pleasure their rabid religious base, who hate any kind of anti-bullying bills because they also protect gay children.
A proposed anti-bullying bill is a Trojan Horse for sex ed and intolerance of Christian values, Rev. Charles McVety told a Queen’s Park committee Monday.
McVety said he’s not opposed to a bill banning bullying in schools but objects to singling out gay and bisexual students for protection, calling it an example of “Orwellian double-speak” that would make some students “more equal than others”.
And the Cons would rather suckle ghastly bigots like McVety, Harper's good buddy, than help save the lives of bullied Canadian children.
Even though so many have died in such a short time...
And so many are still suffering.
Can you believe that? Are those miserable Cons humans or beasts? Or bullies like their foul leader?
And when in the name of human decency can we get rid of them?
For although I'm still too angry to think straight, I do know this: Amanda Todd will not be forgotten. All those other kids will not have died in vain.
We will remember. The bigots and bullies will be beaten.
And the struggle will continue...
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