Monday, February 23, 2015
The Con Regime and the Latest Terrorist Menace
Well it was Sunday, so I'm pretty sure Stephen Harper must have thought his feverish prayers had been answered.
For there was some masked fanatic on YouTube, apparently on the other side of Africa, calling on wannabe Jihadis to attack the West Edmonton Mall.
The RCMP says it’s investigating a reported video from the Al-Shabab group that appears to urge Muslims to attack shopping malls in western countries — including the West Edmonton Mall.
And sure enough it wasn't long before the hapless Con stooge Steve Blaney was out beating his tiny drum:
“Canada will not be intimidated by threats from any terrorist organization,” Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said in the statement.
And making it sound like a serious threat even though it was only a casual reference at the end of a long video. And who is that masked loser anyway?
But then Harper and his foul Con regime will jump on anything they can to try to scare Canadians into voting for them, and surrendering their liberties, so he can turn Canada into a police state.
For as Dr Dawg points out we're definitely heading in that direction.
And as Michael Harris points out, Harper is now so determined to inflame the situation for crass political purposes, he really needs to be restrained or recalled.
How fitting that Ralph Nader has put out a consumer warning about Stephen Harper? According to the former U.S. presidential candidate and long-time consumer advocate, this prime minister is a combination of Chevrolet’s doomed Corvair and Dick Cheney: A lemon and a warmonger — all rolled up into a consumer dud begging for a recall.
Because he will do ANYTHING to cling to power, or win another bloody majority.
What Canadians may not realize is that this prime minister has no problem with secret police and other things that deny us our basic individual rights. Harper has shown time and again that he has never been a fan of democracy or the Constitution and never will be. Getting elected exhausts his interest in the principles of democracy. The rest is about the real deal — the naked exercise of unfettered power.
But the good news is, as I pointed out the other night, it still isn't winning him the votes he needs to get anything more than a minority.
And as Tim Harper points out, his Great War on Terrorism and Niqabs, can't be sustained.
While Harper has now skilfully played wedge politics on three issues, none of them is likely to drive votes in the autumn, although a terror threat will mean that foreign affairs will carry more weight than normal in a national vote. What this troika of hot button issues has done is push the economy into the background in the national debate but this is only temporary.
The election will be ultimately be decided on the state of this country’s economy. Polling in this country routinely puts that at the top of the list of voters’ concerns. That is not the safe turf it has traditionally been for Harper. Things look solid for Harper and his Conservatives right now — but you can only play the fear and division card for so long.
So although it may look like a nightmare right now, it won't last. The economy and all his scandals will come back to haunt him.
And ensure that he'll never be able to win anything more than a minority. So even if he does scratch one out, we'll still be able to topple him.
You know, in my last post I wrote about how gloomy this country has become. And how I could never let Harper get me down like that.
Not when the reason he's acting so crazy is only because he's so desperate.
And not when so many Cons are abandoning his ship or whatever...
For he may not know it yet, but fear will not sustain him.
His madness will condemn him.
And he is going down...
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