Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Why the Struggle Against Bill C-51 Must Continue
It's taken me two days to come down from last Saturday's big demonstration against the Harper regime's foul Bill C-51.
Because I do wear my heart on my sleeve, and it was so great to see so many Canadians in the street at last.
Instead of letting Stephen Harper scare them into allowing him to turn this country into a police state.
But sadly I would probably still be flying, if it wasn't gloomy Harperland, and so many progressives seemed so determined to shoot me out of the sky.
The ones who kept telling me something like this: "So you got about 15,000 people to come out, in a country of thirty million. Big deal. What difference will that make"?
Or the ones who are always complaining about the bill, but couldn't find the time to join us...
Or even write about it on their blogs.
Or all those who are caught up in our mindless culture, and would rather talk about Justin Bieber's roast, or Beyonce's latest problems, or anything to do with the ghastly Kardashians, than deal with something that really matters.
And all I can say, after picking myself off the ground, is that it WAS something. Even 15,000 people in a country as complacent as this one IS a big deal.
And any sign of resistance in this monstrous Harperland IS something to celebrate...
So I was glad to see that Chris Hedges managed to make it all the way from the U.S. to join us, and help explain to those who still don't get it, why the bill is so dangerous.
What I find disturbing is that although the revelations of Edward Snowden are known, we're not reacting. We don't understand the danger that's in front of it, when you talk about a population that is watched and tracked 24 hours a day. The relationship between a population that is monitored on that level and knows that [the government watches] them is a relationship between masters and slaves -- you can't even use the word liberty anymore and we're already at that point.
Why so many are so passive and gloomy:
People are politically passive because they have kind of given up on the system. That's certainly true -- more true -- in the United States where Congress has a nine per cent approval rating. Only 38 per cent of the population even bothers to cast a ballot anymore. I think the other thing is that they don't quite understand how incredibly dangerous handing any government this kind of power is.
And why he travelled so far to join us:
That's why I was willing to fly up here because if we don't react in a sustained way then we will see cemented into place one of the most frightening dystopias in human history -- something that dwarfs anything ever dreamed of by the communist Stasi state in East Germany.
Which is why I believe so strongly that the battle against Bill C-351 must continue. Because even though the fascist Cons will pass their police state bill, the more noise we make, the more we will be able to use it against them in the next election.
Why I'm looking forward to the next demonstration, or the next act of resistance.
And why I'd like to share this video aimed at those caught up in our mindless culture, who care more about the Kardashians than they do about their own freedom.
So they too can understand the danger, and join us next time...
Because there will be a next time.
Everyone will get a chance to join the anti-Harper rebellion.
For there is no more magnificent sight than this...
The resistance WILL continue.
And that WAS just the beginning...
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