Friday, February 27, 2015
Stephen Harper and his New Separatist Friends
Yesterday I wondered whether Stephen Harper was helping to bring the Bloc Quebecois back from the land of the dead.
By fanning the flames of xenophobia and bigotry, and replacing the Great War on Terrorism with the Great War on the Niqab.
Which if you read the hideous comments in the newspapers, is what it has become.
And today when I saw a new Bloc attack ad I got my answer:
Yes, yes, he has.
The caption reads:
Do you have to hide your face to vote for the NDP?
It couldn't be more disgusting, or more deeply disturbing.
And yes, that is the beast Harper is feeding...
But then the Bloc isn't Stephen Harper's only separatist ally in the province.
With the stench of xenophobia in the air, so is the Parti Quebecois.
As long as the Bloc Québécois has existed, the Parti Québécois has been the formal, natural ally of the pro-independence federal party. But in this year’s federal general election, the PQ may also turn out to be the less likely, unintentional ally of another federal party: Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.
For they were the one's who planted the demon seed of bigotry, with their hugely flawed so called Charter of Values.
It didn't help them in the last provincial election. But fear has made the stunted tree grow. And now they're hoping to reap the sickly fruit along with their new friend Stephen Harper...
Recently published poll results suggest that fear of terrorism has suddenly boosted the popularity of Harper’s Conservatives in Quebec.
Such gains could make the difference for the Conservatives between victory and defeat, or between a majority and a minority government.
Even as the poison spreads.
A Quebec judge tells a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab. In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she is not suitably dressed.
But then why should we be surprised? When ignorance is contagious, and when you light the fires of hatred they are very hard to put out.
There are monsters roaming around out there who would feed those flames for crass political purposes...
And this has never been more true, or more obvious:
Unless those fires are stamped out, and the sooner the better, they will burn us ALL.
And unless we defeat Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime.
They will tear this country apart...
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