Sunday, August 31, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Climate of Fear
As the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate, and so does the warlike rhetoric in Europe.
"It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe."
I'm glad to see that Obama and others in the U.S. are pointing out, that if you want to avoid escalating the situation further, and avoid a potentially catastrophic superpower confrontation.
It's vitally important that you measure your words.
"The more you hype it, the more you diagnose the severity of the illness, the more you're obligated, either morally, politically or practically, to find a cure," said Aaron David Miller, a foreign policy expert and scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.
Calling the crisis an invasion would raise expectations that a response to that invasion will be be robust "when the chances are that the Western response will be anything but robust," said Randall Hansen, director of the University of Toronto's Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Which of course, is NOT what Stephen Harper and his flying Con monkeys are doing...
Other Western leaders have also avoided use of the "invasion" word, except Canada, which continues to employ tough rhetoric against Moscow.
They're actually trying to escalate the situation, with their hysterical war of words, or all that hot air they're blowing out of their rear ends.
"The Canadian government can shout and scream as much as it likes knowing that it doesn't really have to do anything. In contrast, Obama and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel have to measure every word because the entire world is hanging on them and have a level of responsibility that neither Harper or Baird has or will have."
Because all they care about is trying to win the ethnic vote, by whatever means necessary. Even if it leads to an all-out war.
In fact it seems pretty obvious they'd actually welcome a war.
So Stephen Harper can pose as a Great Wartime Leader.
And try to scare Canadians into voting for him...
Because that too is what this is all about. Creating a climate of FEAR.
Like his Con cousin, David Cameron is doing in Britain.
Britain faces the “greatest and deepest” terror threat in the country’s history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists.
Because like Harper he too is crazy DESPERATE.
And all I can say is, I'm surprised that Stephen Harper won the United States Department of Fear's Dick Award so easily.
The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. America's Dick for 2014 is Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada!
And by a landslide. Stephen Harper received 190 votes, or 45% of the total--just over twice as many votes as runner-up David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Britain.
But I suppose he does deserve it...
The Secretary of Fear told Fox News, "Stephen Harper is an exemplary ally. He's created new opportunities for our corporate partners to feed at the Canadian trough. He's toughened sentencing to fill prisons. He's integrated border security. He's militarized Canadian police forces. He's used police to violently crush protests. He's censored government scientists. He's gutted Canada's environmental laws. He's carbon-friendly."
For who else could do all that? Terrorize his own country while claiming to be its saviour. And be willing to risk starting the Third World War, for crass political reasons.
Because as I'm sure you know by now, he would pose as a Great Strong Leader...
No matter how ridiculous or monstrous he looks.
But of course, this only makes what we need to do even clearer and more urgent.
We really need to get rid of that criminally irresponsible leader.
Before he takes us all down with him...
Yes indeed, I really think the time has come, if we value our survival.
To end this nightmare show as soon as is humanly possible.
And send that freakish Con back to the Department of Fear.
Or the place he really belongs...
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