Thursday, March 05, 2015
Stephen Harper, Bill C-51, and the Harvest of Fear
For months Stephen Harper has been working day and night to try to create a climate of fear.
He has fanned the flames of paranoia and xenophobia, appealed to the beasts that dwell within us.
He is using the armed forces to help him portray the world as a dark and threatening place, with videos like this one...
Which is designed to dovetail with his own party propaganda, is full of the hollow words he uses every day, like "values" and "freedoms." And is being played over and over again on Canadian TV.
So not surprisingly he is reaping his harvest of fear.
Nearly half of Canadians say they feel less safe from terrorism than they did two years ago, according to a survey conducted for CBC News. Two-thirds say it is likely that an attack will occur in Canada within the next five years, including 42 per cent who expect that it will result in mass death and destruction.
But for Harper this isn't good enough.
However, only nine per cent think terrorism and national security should be the top priority for federal politicians, behind unemployment (20 per cent), the economy(19 per cent) and health care (15 per cent).
He needs to make his Great War on Terror THE issue of the next campaign, because it's the only issue he has left.
Along with his Great War on Crime...
He needs to scare Canadians out of their minds, if he hopes to win another majority. Stampede them into believing that he must turn Canada into a police state with his infamous Bill C-51, if he is to make them SAFER.
So him and his sinister Con cult are trying to SCARE Canadians further, with this new Facebook ad...
Where if you follow the link you end up in this dark place.
The international jihadist movement has declared war on Canada. We are being targeted because jihadi terrorists hate our society and the values it represents. Jihadi terrorism is not a human right; it is an act of war.
And after that deranged message, which clearly seeks to connect human rights and terrorism, you are invited to surrender your liberties, join the Harper party, and keep Canada "glorious and free."
Safe in the hands of Great Strong Leader...
Who knows what's best for you, and would never let a law, or the truth, or even human decency stand between him and another bloody majority.
But then he is desperate, he's slowly going crazy, his authoritarian tendencies have erupted like boils.
And him and his Cons are so brutish and dumb they don't even understand that the terrorist poster they are using for crass political purposes, could land THEM once their foul bill is passed.
Would Conservative Party of Canada staffers be looking at jail time if Stephen Harper's terror bill were in place today?
Harper's controversial Bill C-51 includes provisions aimed at "terrorist propaganda" and promoting "terrorist offences in general" that are supposed to target violent ideologues, but have been criticized as being so vague and so broad that they could criminalize legitimate news, speech and debate.
And that the bill, that would turn us into a police state, is yet another reason NOT to vote for them:
In other words, anyone writing about terrorism in the media, anyone blogging about things they read in the news, anyone sending tweets into the twitterverse, anyone sharing their thoughts on Facebook (and this includes Conservative MPs, by the way) could accidentally run afoul of the law because they said something, quoted somebody, re-posted something or shared a link to something that may inspire someone to possibly "commit a terrorism offence as a result of the communication" -- even if no one ever does.
You know, it seems so obvious to me that Stephen Harper has finally crossed the line between political thug and would be dictator. Or the line between sanity and madness.
And that in a better Canada, that alone should be enough to remove him from office, by whatever legal or medical means necessary.
But I also recognize that fear can make some people crazy, turn crowds into mobs, and deliver them into the hands of demagogues like him...
So when we fight him, we must now fight fear as well.
I'll have some ideas about how we can do that on the weekend.
But for now we all know what we must do.
Talk to our friends and neighbours, explain to them why Bill C-51 is so dangerous.
Warn people that there is a beast loose in this country...
And if it and its monstrous master are not stopped.
The beast will blind us.
And his madness will devour us...
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