Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Harperland and the Great Canadian Resistance
For years Stephen Harper and his PMO thugs have had their way with this country.
Defiling our values and traditions, muzzling our democracy, and dragging us into their filthy darkness.
But now at last they have gone too far.
And as the author of Harperland points out, even in this frigid land, the resistance is finally rising.
Last week, the Supreme Court offered a declaration of its independence, reminding the Prime Minister that its power is constitutionally entrenched, not subject to his whims or arrogance.
The so-called Fair Elections Act appears to be meeting a similar fate. Universal condemnation and ridicule has greeted it. Even Canada’s academic community, usually silent in respect to abuse of power in Ottawa, has gotten in on the act on this one.
Professors are speaking out, the RCMP is investigating his government, charges could soon be laid. Even some of this own Cons aren't as cowed as they once were.
In Canada, his own party members have had things to say about his curtailing of freedom of speech. They won a battle over the right to deliver statements with their own wording at Question Period. Former finance minister Jim Flaherty recently struck an independent note by publicly taking exception to the Harper policy on income splitting. In short order, he resigned.
A complaint by one ordinary citizens led to the Supreme Court decision that affirmed the independence of the judicial system, and gave Stephen Harper a stinging slap in the face.
A complaint by another led to the humiliation of Brad Butt...
And protests like this one today are a sign that more and more ordinary Canadians are standing up, speaking out, and saying enough is ENOUGH.
If you can please attend that one, if not there will be others. Or even better organize protests of your own.
They don't have to be massive, they can just be you and your neighbours and friends. Or a block party, or a postering campaign.
But every protest will encourage others to do the same. Because the Harperites can subvert or muzzle the system.
The strategy of the PMO has been to subjugate the other powers bases in Ottawa, the checks and balances in the system, to the point where they offer little resistance. The record shows that major progress has been made. But evidence suggests resistance is growing in many quarters, including, if opinion polls are to be believed, from the people themselves.
But they cannot be allowed to intimidate us.
The Great Canadian Resistance is rising.
As I said in my last post the time is NOW...
Let's make the end of this never-ending Canadian winter the beginning of an amazing Canadian spring.
The end of our long winter of the soul.
And the final chapter of this ghastly regime...
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