Monday, April 01, 2013
Stephen Harper's Witch Hunt Backfires Badly
Well it has been a year since Stephen Harper declared war on environmentalists.
And started going after the Green Menace like Joe McCarthy went after the red one.
Calling respected environmental groups "radicals" and "extremists" and ordering that they be investigated.
Now the first results are in, and no doubt Harper is rolling on the floor of his bunker tonight, screaming with disappointment, and/or biting the carpet.
An $8-million pot of money included in last year’s federal budget to crack down on charities suspected of engaging in “excessive” political activities has so far resulted in only one having its charitable status revoked, out of nearly 900 that were audited.
Because not only has his incredibly expensive witch hunt failed to crush any of the groups opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline. It's actually giving some a BOOST.
Several high-profile B.C.-based charities, including the David Suzuki Foundation and ForestEthics, told Metro the CRA’s attention actually inspired them to become more politically active, because they realized they were not spending anywhere near the 10 per cent threshold.
How ironic eh? Er....thanks. Muahahahahah.
And of course none of this is going to help the Con regime's already grubby image. You don't get any brownie points for hurting a decent group like this one.
Unless you're working for Iran or North Korea.
Especially not when you are refusing to revoke the charitable status of religious anti-gay groups like this one. The one Mark at Slap Upside the Head has been fighting for years.
And it's also not going to help the latest fraudulent Con propaganda campaign. The one aimed at fooling the Americans into thinking that they are the greenest oil pimps on the block.
Because the Americans know a Con artist, and a Joe McCarthy when they see one...
And by now the Obama administration and the Department of Homeland Security have probably got this one pegged between CUCKOO and DANGEROUS.
Oh boy. You know soon after they have been defeated, the Cons will probably find themselves in a court charged with crimes against Canada and the Planet. And when they're asked the following question:
"Are you or have you ever been a member of the Harper Con Party?"
They better come up with a good lie, or a good excuse eh?
For the verdict of history will be HARSH...
P.S. My awesome brother Mark at Slap Upside the Head is going on what will hopefully be a short hiatus. But the struggle continues. And the Unicorn rides on.
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