Friday, June 21, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Pathology of the Cons
Well I see that even Andrew Coyne is starting to ask himself whether the Cons can save themselves from self destruction.
And whether they have lost their way or lost their minds.
But like all true believers he just doesn't get it.
It has become a commonplace of late to say the Tories have “lost their way.” That’s not about their navigational skills but their state of mind: an acute lack of self-awareness that blinds them to what they have become, a blinkered conviction of their own superior cleverness, a closed loop of defensiveness that interprets every criticism as proof of the rightness of the course they are on
This is the laager mentality that has taken hold in the upper reaches of the Tory party. It is the attitude of parties that have lost touch, not just with their principles or their supporters, but with reality. Toryism, in its current incarnation, resembles less an ideology than a pathology.
For while his diagnosis may be correct, the notion that the Con base can save the party is absolutely absurd.
It is the base that will have to call the party back to its founding ideals. It is the base that will have to remind the leadership of how far it has strayed. It is the base that will have to call those responsible for the party’s decline to account. It is the base that will have to teach those in the leadership the virtues of respect: respect for party principle, respect for their own MPs, respect for the opposition, respect for Parliament, respect for the public.
For the base is part of the problem. All you have to do is look at the agenda of their upcoming convention to see what I mean.
Proposals to bust unions, and destroy the pensions of government workers. Proposals to flood our streets with even more guns, by removing restrictions on deadly weapons. Proposals that would destroy the CBC. Proposals to allow religious groups to discriminate freely against gays and lesbians. Proposals to militarize our country and its history even more than they have already done.
For if this is how they plan to save their party, one might well ask who will save the rest of us from them?
Or ask why did it take people like Andrew Coyne, and so many other Canadians so long to realize that there is a problem?
And why doesn't he and all the other selectively blind members of the MSM still not understand that Stephen Harper is the problem, and that the pathology is the product of his diseased mind...
When Harper and his Con thugs have been slowly strangling this country and its values for EIGHT long years.
And the answer is obvious. They have been too busy cheering for the Cons to notice or care what they have been doing to Canada.
While people like me have been fighting the diseased one and his foul regime EVERY DAY from the moment they were elected.
Because somehow we could see where they were leading us, but the poobahs in the MSM couldn't. Huh?
Oh well. The good news is that more and more Canadians are waking up, realizing our country is in terrible danger, and putting the blame where it belongs.
According to a new Léger Marketing poll, 27 per cent of Canadians now think Trudeau would be a better prime minister than Harper, who has a score of 23 per cent.
And when it comes to turning around Harper and his ship of Con klowns, WHY is easier than HOW.
Very few feel affection for Mr. Harper. By contrast, when Lester Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney and Jean Chrétien had their own terrible difficulties, they were supported by many who literally loved them. Affection gives resilience. Lack of it leads to the kind of brittleness that can break.
What can Mr. Harper do about all this? He might start by promising never henceforth to appoint a senator without the kind of peer panels that examine judges. He might start seeing MPs as friends. Mostly, he must realize, to paraphrase an old saying, that the best chance of keeping things the same is to change himself a great deal. It’s very hard to do.
And since Stephen Harper can't change, because the fatal flaws in his character have been obvious from DAY ONE, the Cons won't change either. And the pathology that is destroying this country will destroy them as well.
And the bad news? Until he is defeated, or resigns, he will remain dangerous. For now he is DESPERATE.
And a man who would destroy medicare, steal pensions, muzzle scientists, destroy the environment, sell us out to foreign interests, and turn us into a prison state.
Is capable of ANYTHING.
So before it gets better, our nightmare could get worse...
Yup. The Cons will not save their party from Great Ugly Leader.
And only we can free our country from the monster and his madness.
So many slept for so long.
But now it's time to FIGHT...
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