Friday, May 30, 2014
The Dangerous Isolation of the Desperate Stephen Harper
As you know the thing that bothers me the most in the hideous darkness of Con Canada, is the way the MSM have failed to properly portray the real Stephen Harper.
Failed to warn Canadians that the man they see, and the man behind the curtain, or in the shadows, are two very different people.
One is a plodding and plotting second rate ideologue who would bore us to death, or condemn us to mediocrity.
And the other is a raging beast who would tear this country apart and change it beyond recognition.
So I'm glad to see the Star's Tim Harper at least acknowledge the existence of that monstrous beast.
When Stephen Harper returned from political exile to lead the Canadian Alliance 12 years ago, a few of the more cynical members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery played a little game on the side. We plotted how we could get a notoriously volatile Harper to “blow’’ at the mike on the opposition side of the House of Commons foye
We all lost, of course. Harper maintained his cool with the camera rolling, but it is hardly a surprise there is a growing body of evidence that he does his “blowing” in private, with aides and colleagues.
So that Canadians might finally understand is that the reason Stephen Harper muzzles people so easily, is because he must muzzle HIMSELF...
Restrain his inner bully, conceal the deeply disturbing behaviour his former adviser Tom Flanagan has recently described:
“He can be suspicious, secretive, and vindictive, prone to sudden eruptions of white-hot rage over meaningless trivia, at other times falling into week-long depressions in which he is incapable of making decisions.’’
And now so has his other former adviser Bruce Carson:
He also is talking about a man who was prone to temper tantrums, dressing down aides heatedly, swearing at them, but also getting as good as he gives. He wouldn’t go as far as Flanagan in describing Harper as prone to bouts of depression — something Harper’s office dismissed as “ridiculous,” — but agreed the prime minister does have his ups and downs
So Canadians might also understand why Harper is now so isolated.
What Flanagan and Carson are flagging that should cause alarm, however, is the increasing isolation of the prime minister. He is a man with far more enemies that confidants.
And why he's now so dangerous:
Isolation breeds rash decisions and vindictiveness.
Because as I've warned before now there is nobody in the PMO to restrain him.
Now they are all his little monsters...
Who howl with excitement at every dirty thing he does, would never dare defy him, and would follow him to hell and back.
So now his anger and his evil madness are out of control. For what else could explain his depraved assault on the Chief Justice?
Or his desperate attempt to muzzle his own beast, or conceal it behind a wall of babies...
As he has been doing for the last few days at the Maternal Health Summit.
Only to blow that PR exercise with another explosion of mindless paranoia.
PMO spokes-drones have argued that the coverage limitations were “a group decision” to allow frank discussion. But no participant at the summit who does not cash a Government of Canada paycheque has endorsed this entirely fictional decision. Several have expressed their dismay as they learn they can no longer expect Canada to be a free-speech country.
In the past several months, there have been spectacular examples of Harper talking before he thought about a subject, which is a good way for Harper to get into trouble.
Now he’s done it again, picking a fight we weren’t interested in, for no reason. Harper’s instincts are sometimes really bad, and when his latest advisers let those instincts win, reporters are the least of their problems. Their problem is Stephen Harper.
Because now he really is out of control. He sees enemies everywhere, and all he wants to do is DESTROY them...
And as he grows more paranoid, more angry, and more desperate, he will be capable of ANYTHING.
And the good news?
Because he cannot muzzle his own beast any longer, and there is nobody left who can restrain him, he will not be able to hide it for much longer from Canadians.
The real Harper will be exposed for all to see and be horrified by his moral depravity.
No longer will so many stumble around as if blind in his foul darkness.
And the more they know the monster, the more easily they shall destroy him...
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