Saturday, January 19, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Lincoln Complex
OK. I hope you're sitting down eh? Because I wasn't when I heard the news, and I practically collapsed.
So great was my shock, and my outrage.
For it seems that Great Ugly Leader has stopped comparing himself to Stalin, or Napoleon.
And now believes he's Lincoln.
Before Christmas, Prime Minister Stephen Harper took along a large number of Conservative caucus members to see Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, now nominated for 12 Academy Awards. Afterward, there apparently was a discussion about the film, led by Mr. Harper.
So why would Mr. Harper want his group to see this film? It couldn’t have been about how to fight a war or the perils of secession. No, more likely, the central message the Prime Minister wanted his team to appreciate was: We stick together, especially in adversity. Unity at all costs must be our abiding purpose, especially in tough times.
And after I had recovered, and stopped laughing, all I could think of was how dare that ghastly little man compare himself to a truly great leader like Lincoln? The noble giant who held a country together and fought slavery.
When as the Prime Minister who has done more to fracture and divide Canada. And the man who once tried to build a firewall around Alberta, he is best compared to the separatist leader Robert E. Lee...
And best described as the leader of the Big Oil Confederacy, who would impose its hideous tar plantation values on the rest of us, and make us the SLAVES of foreign interests.
And is apparently so determined to force his Chinese pipeline upon the loyal citizens of British Columbia, he has commanded his Calgary Cowboy Brigade to try to buy its Premier.
The B.C. Liberal Party is getting a boost from what seems a rather unlikely group — Calgary's top political and business leaders.
Lawyer and event organizer Andy Crooks wants to see the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline built, and he says the prospect of a British Columbia government led by the New Democratic Party worries Calgary businesses.
Or turn her into his Scarlett O'Hara...
And speaking of shameless... how dare Harper compare himself to Honest Abe? When he runs the most corrupt government in Canadian history. And his redneck rebels are living it up in the Big House like bandidos and goombas.
Holy Confederacy of Dunces. Is that outrageous, or is it MADNESS?
Right. That's what I thought.
Because when a man like Stephen Harper starts lecturing his dumb caucus about strong leaders and civil wars, based on a movie he's just seen, in a country on the verge of an all-out revolt against his Con regime, you know we're heading for a really bad place.
For he may not be a giant like Lincoln. He may be a very small man.
He may be heading for his Gettysburg.
But he has never been more desperate or DANGEROUS...
And this has never been more true: The sooner we unite to defeat him and his Big Oil Confederacy.
The more Canadian we will remain.
And the safer we will be...
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