Saturday, December 13, 2014
Stephen Harper's Most Sad and Disappointing Christmas
Well it finally snowed where I live, as if to remind me that I'm still living in Canada, even in the ghastly darkness of Harperland.
The deathly place where the frozen bodies of the hopeless are stacked up like cord wood, or those kayaks.
But it's also beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
And although I can't remember a grimmer holiday season, with the world never looking more depressing and dangerous, and all the horrible stories in the news.
At least I'm comforted by the warm thought that this must be Stephen Harper's worst Christmas EVER !!!!
Or at least his most disappointing.
Just a couple of months ago he must have thought he had lucked out, and that the terrorist scare and the Great War on ISIS had come out of nowhere to save him, and maybe win him another mandate.
Only to be blindsided by another unforeseen event, the collapsing price of oil. And see all his dreams go up in smoke, along with his phony reputation as a Great Economist Leader.
And what must make him even more desperate, as Tom Walkom points out, is that he just can't help himself...
He simply can't change.
Stephen Harper is consistently consistent. The prime minister has been known to change his mind. But such events are rare. A practitioner of Brian Mulroney’s famous credo that “ya dance with the one that brung ya,” Harper is careful to assuage his party’s brand of small-c conservatives — even though they represent only a fraction of the electorate at large.
He is driven to pleasure his rabid religious base.
The Conservative government is facing renewed questions about an alleged anti-Muslim bias following revelations it wants to cherry-pick which Syrian refugees will be accepted into Canada.
Even if it means favouring the lives of Christians over all the others.
He can't even pretend to care about climate change, or the planet, or all that live on it.
As the Star reported this week, Canada has chosen to opt out of a recent international decision to restrict trade in 76 endangered species.
In 2012, his government axed a host of environmental regulations designed to protect Canadian fish. Now it is opting out of measures designed to protect tropical ebony trees. Strange, perhaps. But consistent.
He hates women, and veterans, and scientists, and all who dare oppose him. He can't control his dark side.
Harper has a dark side. In 2001, he helped pen a bitter letter calling on Alberta to create a “firewall” that would protect the province from Ottawa’s depredations. After his Conservatives lost the 2004 election, he disappeared from public view for nine weeks — apparently because he was in a snit.
Former adviser Tom Flanagan later wrote that Harper suffers from bouts of depression.
So now that it's all going wrong, he must be a real mess, having a really miserable holiday season.
And really hating that HarpCon Christmas tree...
Because he must know that the miserable state of the economy has just about killed his hopes of calling an early election, so all those scandals WILL come back to haunt him.
He must know that this message which is EVERYWHERE...
Is starting to look like a bad joke, as his petro state goes down the toilet and his diving Harper Peso makes us all poorer.
And it must all be driving him CRAZY.
Which of course is having the opposite effect in the quiet little place where I like to hang out with with my friendly elves...
Where the thought that this could be Stephen Harper's last Christmas in power has our spirits soaring.
And the booze flowing.
And the mood is somewhat similar to the one in this neighbourhood...
Wasn't that great? And can you imagine what Canada is going to look and sound like the day the filthy Cons and their depraved leader are defeated?
Santa, Santa, I promise to be good.
Please bring me a new and really Canadian government.
And have a great weekend everybody !!!
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