Thursday, May 09, 2013
The Mutilated Census and the Madness of Stephen Harper
He had done a lot of monstrous things, before he woke up one morning and decided to gut the census.
For no sane reason.
But for me it marked the moment when Stephen Harper crossed the desert of twisted ambition, and entered the dark valley of his personal demons.
For it was that crazy, and look what that maniac has done to us now.
The federal government’s decision to replace the mandatory, long-form census with a voluntary survey has left information gaps about Canada’s changing demographics, experts say. The first results of the 2011 voluntary National Household Survey, released Wednesday, had a response rate of 68 per cent, well below the projected 94 per cent response rate for a traditional census.
Blinded us so we can't properly know our own country, or help its poorest and most vulnerable citizens. Plunged even his own heartland into the darkness.
The federal government's decision to axe the long-form census has left parts of the Conservative heartland in western and rural Canada without some of the newest data on how its population is changing.
Made us all look like ignorant rednecks...
And the worst part is that Stephen Harper has never had to properly explain why he did what he did. Why he wilfully destroyed the reputation of one of Canada's proudest institutions. Why he attacked the census, like a hungry dog attacks a bone.
He claimed he didn't want people to go to prison, even though nobody ever had. He claimed revealing how many bedrooms you had in your house was a gross invasion of privacy, when it wasn't.
He sent out his hapless stooge Tony Clement to claim that thousands of people had complained about the census....
When in fact they were only a handful, and many of them were KRAZY.
The Conservative government listened to only a relative handful of Canadians — including conspiracy theorists afraid the government was going to round them up — before scrapping the mandatory long-form census, according to documents obtained by the Toronto Star.
Some of the most influential people and organizations in the country begged him not to do it. Some even called for open mutiny.
Before this government does even more harm to the institution that is the government of Canada, the intelligent people within the federal cabinet have a duty to rise up and stop the pillaging. Otherwise, the Harper government may be remembered as one of the most incompetent and harmful governments this country has ever known.
But he ignored all of them. He would not be stopped.
He would only listen to the voices in his head...
For no other explanation can explain his bizarre behaviour.
And the most troubling question is what will those voices tell him to do next? Because in the years since he gutted the census, we have discovered that there is some method to his madness.
First he would blind us, then he would muzzle us, then he would tell us that the truth is what he says it is. For he is crazy, and he is DANGEROUS.
Oh boy. It seems so long ago. The day he mutilated the census, and got away with it.
But he never fooled me eh?
They called me crazy for calling him crazy. They thought I was just kidding.
But when I saw what he did.
I knew what he was...
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