Friday, December 07, 2012
The Montreal Massacre and the Shameless Cons
It's hard to believe that it's been 23 years since their lives ended so suddenly and so brutally.
Their faces still stare out at us, so young and full of hope.
If they had lived some of them might have kids in university today. And some of their daughters might be studying to be engineers, striding confidently down a road that their mothers helped pave.
For let's never forget that they were pioneers, proud young women making a place for other women, in a male dominated profession. And that's why Marc Lepine killed them.
But although their dreams died with them, they left us a precious legacy. Not just the long gun registry, but a vision of a less violent society. Until the Cons destroyed it, for the sole purpose of dividing Canadians and winning their precious majority.
For what else could explain the sight of Stephen Harper, who once supported the gun registry until he didn't, professing to be shocked by the recommendations of some kooky committee of gun goombahs?
A “very concerned” Prime Minister Stephen Harper slammed a door on recommendations from the hand-picked Canadian firearms advisory committee that urged gun laws be relaxed, suggesting he will shake up the committee’s membership.
When the Cons picked those goombahs.
Its dozen members include a man who argued that more guns in the hands of students would have helped in the recent Virginia Tech massacre, in which 32 people were killed, and another shooting aficionado who described a weapon used in last September's Dawson College killings in Montreal as "fun."
Vic Toews and Candice Bergen attended their meetings. And Harper was only too happy to pander to those deranged gun cultists. Until he didn't need them. The silly suckers, the goofy goombahs, the shameless leader who would play politics with the lives of others.
Oh well. Their day will come. And in the meantime nothing anybody says, the Cons, Justin Trudeau, or whoever, will ever change my mind. I believe in a kinder, gentler society, with the fewer guns the better. I want to live in peaceful Canada not gun crazy Amerika.
So I support a gun registry, as well as ANY other gun control measures designed to make this country safer. So fewer lives can be ended by violence, so suddenly and so easily.
Like the lives of all those young women were ended, on a snowy day in Montreal, by a man with hatred in his heart, and a gun in his hand...
And what more can I say eh? Except that on this day of sadness there was some mighty consolation.
Quebec is moving forward on plans to create its own version of the former federal long-gun registry.
"If we can see any glimmer of hope … in this dark tragedy, it is that it has paved the way for a profound reflection on violence, particularly against women, and the ways that we can circumscribe or even eradicate it," provincial Minister of Public Security Stéphane Bergeron said in a statement released Thursday.
How about that legacy? Bruised and battered but still defiant. The Cons tried to destroy it, but Quebecers wouldn't let them.
And how about those rallies all over Canada, where people lit candles to remember the victims of that cruel massacre, and denounce violence against women?
That's their precious legacy too. And isn't it BEAUTIFUL?
Yup. Screw those women-hating Cons, and the gun worshipping cult. We will not forget.
And the struggle continues...
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