Sunday, February 09, 2014
Harperland: The Silence and the Resistance
As I said in my last post, we have lived so long in his depraved darkness we have become numbed to his democratic atrocities.
Or paralyzed like some small animal caught in the murderous stare of a cobra.
For what else can explain that we should find ourselves living in a country where the Chief Electoral Officer feels he can't talk about democracy?
The government's proposed overhaul of the Elections Act includes elements that constitute an affront to democracy, according to Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.
In an interview airing Saturday on CBC Radio's The House, Mayrand said "my reading of the act is that I can no longer speak about democracy in this country."
Where a so-called Fair Elections Act is actually a plan to make it easier to steal them, and discourage people from voting.
If [voter] turnout continues to decline at the pace it has been declining over the last 40 years… we'll have questions about the legitimacy of our government and how representative they are," Mayrand said.
In a country where a sinister Con regime and its deranged leader have muzzled the Chief Electoral Officer, like they have muzzled so many others.
And are now using agencies like Revenue Canada to try to paralyze or destroy those who oppose their planet-burning Big Oil policies.
A regime that would spend hundreds of millions of dollars to brainwash us with OUR money.
The Conservative government spent $69 million on advertising campaigns in 2012, bring Ottawa’s five-year total to more than $473 million.
Including millions of dollars to commemorate the War of 1812.
But doesn't have enough money to treat our veterans decently.
Which makes Michael Harris wonder about the silence of the Con backbenchers.
When will it sink in (as it did with Brent Rathgeber) that Stephen Harper has no goodies for these backbenchers, no respect, no coattails to ride -- and compromised conservative credentials? The prime minister is a dictatorial cult figure who has adopted the same goals and the worst instincts of the people he once insisted were undermining democracy. At a social level, he is deconstructing Canada while delivering the nation's treasure to corporations.
And the depravity of their leader.
With Harper, words mean nothing -- wording is everything. All manipulators, public or private, assume you'll never read the fine print. Just remember the dirty tricks he played with wording on native funding agreements and the Atlantic Accord. He is a political narcissist with an enemy's list, a vicious infighter who will bite off your ear in a clinch, a politician who wants a pack of zombie bobble-heads -- not a caucus of thinking men and women.
And leaves me wondering about the silence of so many other Canadians. Who would shrug off the actions of that foul regime as if they were NORMAL.
When if it happened in any other country there would probably be riots in the streets.
Oh well, as I said the other night, I think the problem is that the Cons were like some kind of alien bug that the body doesn't recognize. We'd never seen anything like them before, so we didn't know how to fight them, until it was almost too late.
The opposition parties fought the Cons on many fronts from the Senate to ATM fees, but they failed to properly frame the larger battle. They didn't see the forest for the trees. They didn't paint a big enough picture of what that Harperite cult is trying to do to this country.
And they failed to reach out beyond the halls of Parliament, and mobilize the population to fight that monstrous conspiracy to change Canada beyond recognition.
And the good news? The situation is changing.
The alien bug has finally been recognized. More and more Canadians are starting to wakeup from the Big Sleep.
So this evening when Lord Harper gave a speech at the Toronto Convention Centre.
A contingent of "Enemies of the State" turned up outside to let him know how they feel about him and his filthy regime.
A senior member of the local Dump Harper (and Ford) Committee shot the pictures, two of the island boys from the Hockey and Revolution Collective delivered them to me when I returned from work.
And I made this little video...
No, it wasn't a huge crowd. Only about sixty people. But it was a joyous mix of young and old. My friends said passersby were cheering, and cars were honking their horns.
And they were noisy. So Stephen Harper must have heard them, and know what's coming his way this summer.
Finally, finally, enough is ENOUGH.
Anything but silence.
And resistance at last...
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