Sunday, January 12, 2014
When the Con Bullies Go After the Bullies
After not lifting a finger for eight years to fight bullying, even though it was killing children all over the country, the Harper Cons have finally decided to something about Canada's bully problem.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the federal government will use television and online advertising to raise awareness about cyberbullying and the possible legal consequences of using the internet to torment people.
By setting up a website Stop Hating Online.
Complete with an ad for the Porky Action Program in the bottom right-hand corner.
And by releasing this video...
And although I'm glad to see ANYTHING done to fight bullying. And I'm happy to see that the deaths of Rehtaeh Parsons and all those other kids finally forced the Con regime to take some kind of action, I'm not impressed eh?
The ad strikes me as just another clanking cog in the wheel of the Cons' Great War on Crime. Which is aimed more at pleasuring their rabid base, than it is about making kids safer.
And the program makes it sound like cyberbullying is THE problem, when in fact it's just part of a larger problem. And not all young people are bullied online.
Many are still bullied the old fashioned way.
Like Mitchell Wilson, the disabled child who was savagely bullied on the street...
And hanged himself rather than face his attackers in court.
Thirdly, the program completely ignores why some young people are bullied and others are not. And with good reason.
Because that would force the Cons to talk about anti-gay bullying, and their religious base would be very displeased.
Because they want gay kids to be punished, and hopefully kill themselves.
Like Jamie Hubley did...
Those religious fanatics HATE anti-bullying programs.
And since Harper needs their support so badly, he is only too willing to kiss their asses, or their stigmata, until his own lips bleed.
Fourthly, Bill C-13, which Peter MacKay says will be introduced in the Spring, is just a slightly improved version of Bill C-30, the one Vic Toews tried to foist upon us.
And is still hideously flawed.
Much of the new bill's contents are in fact a re-hash of C-30, the deeply unpopular lawful access legislation tabled (unsuccessfully) by the government last year – that is, much of this new bill is about expanding the government's surveillance powers, just as the last bill was.
Under the proposed law, carriers would be granted a kind of immunity from the criminal and civil consequences of voluntarily disclosing customer information, a sort of carrot offered as incentive to hand the data over without too much resistance.
In addition, as University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist notes, there is, under the new bill, essentially no limitation on the reasons for demanding personal information disclosures.
And the only real difference in the way the Cons are presenting it, is that while the old zombie Vic Toews sold his bill this way...
Peter MacKay is selling the latest version this way...
But then why should anyone be surprised eh?
How could anyone expect the Cons to take bullying seriously? Or do the right and decent thing.
When their deranged leader is the worst bully this country has ever seen.
The one who most recently reduced grown scientists to tears, by destroying their life work.
By burying it in landfill or BURNING IT.
To think that grubby political thug could claim he is against bullying is nothing less than obscene, and enough to make me VOMIT.
Oh boy. You know I care a lot about fighting bullies. You might call it MY life work eh?
I can't wait for the day they are driven from this earth, and take their cruelty and their wars with them. For they are the root of all evil.
But I long ago realized this:
If we want to save the children. And ourselves.
First we must save our country.
And defeat the Bully King...
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