Sunday, July 06, 2014
Chris Alexander and the Monstrous Cruelty of the Harper Regime
As I have mentioned before, the story of Chris Alexander reminds me in some ways of the Oscar Wilde story The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Where the portrait of the bright, boyishly handsome diplomat, morphs into something monstrous.
After he sells his soul to the devil, or in his case Stephen Harper.
And sure enough, in the latest chapter of Chrissy's descent into darkness, the picture grows even uglier.
The federal government will appeal a court decision overturning its cuts to refugee health-care funding, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said today.
Alexander told reporters at a news conference the government "vigorously defends the interests of Canadian taxpayers" and said he wants to emphasize "genuine refugees."
Because after turning into a yapping Con pit bull, and accusing his opponents of being terrorists and/or communists.
To please his morally depraved master...
Who would debase all who work for him as much as he has debased himself.
The scummy little stooge is now appealing a court ruling ordering the Con regime to stop treating sick refugees in a "cruel and unusual manner."
Even though the need is so great, and in some cases life threatening.
Ayubi is a case in point. He can’t afford the insulin that keeps him alive. He can’t afford health insurance. He relies on a pharmaceutical company that provides free insulin to his clinic. But he has no way of knowing whether that will continue. He can’t afford drugs for hypertension, kidney problems and other issues. He can’t even get enough diabetes test strips to routinely check his blood sugar levels. He lives on a razor’s edge.
And even though as Justice Anne Mactavish wrote, children are at greatest risk.
The cutbacks “potentially jeopardize the health, and indeed the very lives, of these innocent and vulnerable children in a manner that shocks the conscience and outrages our standards of decency,” she ruled.
Still Alexander would dare appeal that judgment, and tell health care workers they can't treat them...
Which is just about as low as you can go. In fact, I can't think of anything lower eh?
And what makes all of this even more disgusting is the motive for those cutbacks. Which are mostly designed to reassure their rabid racist base that the Cons are tough on immigrants. Even as they bring in record numbers of them to hopefully vote for them, and flood the country with foreign workers.
Which tells me all I need to know about the moral corruption of Chris Alexander. And has others like Don Martin, wondering where has that bright young diplomat gone?
After winning a Conservative seat in 2011, he quickly garnered a reputation for abrasive partisanship. The rookie MP was rewarded with the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration job, duties he has embraced with a rabid disdain for all opposing his leader’s legislative will.
And drawing the obvious conclusions:
Alexander is not alone as a wasted talent in a cabinet where leader loyalty displaces all other considerations for advancement. But the day will come when this quality individual will look back with regret at sacrificing his first-class reputation on the altar of PMO toadyism.
Which I believe should just about complete the monstrous portrait of Chris Alexander...
And seals that toady's shameful legacy.
He betrayed the values of this country.
He sold his soul to Stephen Harper.
And on the Day of Judgement, or the day of the next election.
He WILL go down with him...
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