Monday, January 27, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Sickening Corruption of Chris Alexander
They say that everything he touches he corrupts, or drags into his monstrous world.
And it must be true eh?
Because just look at the sad and pathetic case of Chris Alexander.
Once he had half a reputation, then it started to unravel, now he's just another callous Con.
The last thread snapped a week ago when Alexander lambasted Ontario for its “scandalous” decision to provide medical care to “bogus” asylum seekers. “It’s irresponsible,” he railed. “It’s also unfair to for taxpayers.”
His tirade set a new low in intergovernmental relations. It signalled that any Canadian office-holder who showed compassion, tried to mitigate the harm Ottawa is doing or defended the values jettisoned by Stephen Harper’s regime was open to attack.
First he went after Ontario's Health Minister like a schoolyard bully for doing the right and decent thing.
Then he went after the doctors like some kind of thug.
“We won’t have our policy made by doctors,” he declared. “We have to deter those who take advantage of our system — and there are a lot of them out there.” Speaking directly to listeners, he asked: “Do you really want your tax dollars to be spent on bogus, rejected refugee claimants?”
When they are just doing their sacred duty as doctors, and the way the Cons are treating refugees is absolutely sickening.
The concerns expressed by health care professionals at the time of the cuts have all come true. People were denied care, chronic illnesses went untreated, doctors spent an enormous amount of time trying to find patchwork solutions, and Canada received international condemnation for such a callous approach to refugees.
How could a country with such a proud history of helping the destitute of the world do this? How could a country as rich as Canada, which spent over $200 billion on health care last year, deny basic health services to such vulnerable and unfortunate people?
But then why should we be surprised?
When Alexander is only playing cheap politics like his predecessor Jason Kenney did, by making desperate refugees sound like CRIMINALS.
And trying to turn Canadians against them.
The government strategy to promote this plan relied heavily on pitting seniors and people who were generally unhappy with their own health-care coverage against refugees. When challenged, Kenney attacked his critics, vilified refugee claimants by referring to "bogus" claims and claiming that the health care previously provided through IFH was "gold plated."
And since, if you remember, Kenney didn't like the idea of Alexander taking his job.
Because he wants to keep his grubby grip on the immigrant file to further his own political ambitions.
So we can't be sure whose slimy tentacles, or furry paws, are directing this operation.
But what we do know is that it's absolutely disgusting. A crass attempt by the Cons to whip up xenophobia, to conceal the fact that they have brought in a record number of immigrants for their own political purposes, and are flooding us with foreign workers.
So they can have their bloody bone and gnaw on it.
And we also know that Alexander's blind ambition has destroyed whatever was left of his reputation.
He had the talent, the knowledge, the international experience and the diplomatic skill to be an exemplary minister of citizenship and immigration. He chose instead to use his power to crack down on sick, vulnerable people.
And of course we know what we already knew eh?
The depraved Con king Stephen Harper corrupts everything he touches...
And that if this country is ever going to be clean and decent again.
His stooges must be treated with the contempt they deserve.
And The Great Corrupter must be defeated.
Before he shames us further...
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