Saturday, April 04, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Summer of Protest
At a time when Stephen Harper is trying to drag us into his monstrous darkness.
By using fear as a weapon against his own people, whipping up war fever for crass political purposes, and trying to bribe us and brainwash us.
While preparing to turn us into a police state, and sucking the life blood out of this country, its democracy and its values.
It's great to see the noble and idealistic Brigette De Pape still standing up to him, still trying to Stop Harper.
She wants a government that reflects the values of her generation and future generations. She wants an agenda that includes an equitable, compassionate society; treats the environment as a priceless public asset; addresses youth unemployment and student debt; respects the views of women, workers, indigenous peoples and racial minorities; and brings the nation together.
Still standing up for our values, and most importantly still trying to get more young Canadians to vote. Because they can make a difference.
The Tories won nine of their seats by a margin of less than 1,000 votes. They captured Nipissing-Timiskaming, for example, by just 18 votes. Most of the 5,300 students at Nipissing University stayed home. They won Etobicoke Centre by just 26 votes. Had a few more students from the University of Toronto, York, Ryerson or Humber College showed up at the polls, they could have tipped the balance.
And with polls suggesting that Harper has managed to recover most of the senior vote he had lost, we need them more than ever.
Just like we need to keep building our Great Stop Harper Movement all over Canada.
Because not only can a movement motivate more Canadians young and old to vote. It can also help counter the massive barrage of porky ads that the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation is about to unleash upon us.
And help us get OUR message out...
It doesn't have to be a huge deal. My Great Stop Harper Movement at the present time due to exams and other things, consists of four friends, a neighbour and his dog.
But when we all come together, as the Quebec student movement and the labour unions did last Thursday.
It can be an awesome sight...
And it can make even a tyrant tremble in his boots.
So let's let him know that we are not afraid.
Let's make this our summer of protest.
And let's send that scary Con vampire and his fear campaign back to the place they belong...
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