Sunday, January 11, 2015
How We Can Stop Harper and Take Our Country Back
In my last post I looked at Stephen Harper's ghastly record and wondered how he gets away with it.
And I said that I was confident that although a lot of people in this country are discouraged, that record would come back to haunt him in the election campaign.
Despite his desperate efforts to reinvent himself...
Especially since that record is even worse than most people imagine.
As Michael Harris explains in this shocking video...
And the good news is, as Harris says at the end, we can do something about it:
"The difference is us. If we stand up and we do something about it we can stop this man. But if we sit back and count all the reasons we can't do a thing, that steamroller that Stephen Harper has rolled over the institutions of this country will continue to flatten everything in its path."
We are not helpless. There are ways we can take back this country.
In the coming months, Canadians must engage in a serious dialogue about the future of this country. The shameful record of the Harper regime needs to be patiently exposed, and the class interests of who it serves brought to light. The Conservatives are spending millions of tax dollars in blatantly partisan advertising, so it will take a lot of work to keep their true record on focus. The opposition parties will play their role as both critics and potential governments, but there are many things the rest of us could do:
We can stand up for pensions. Or the rights of veterans, seniors, and poor people. Or attack his shabby economic record. Or his foul record of corruption.
We can expose him for who he is, the worst and most depraved leader in Canadian history. A monster if ever there was one.
We can encourage the young to join in the struggle:
Focus on getting young people engaged in politics. With youth unemployment in the double digits, this will be the first generation to be worse off than their parents. Many cannot find stable jobs, yet too few turn out to vote to change their future.
We can form community groups everywhere.
Engage activists and leaders from diverse communities to challenge the new-found influence of Conservative Party within their communities.
We CAN build a mighty movement...
We can stop that monstrous leader.
And take our country back...
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