Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Stephen Harper, Bill C-51, and the Winds of Change
There couldn't have been a more brutal clash of images. The old veterans in their wheelchairs honouring their comrades who died fighting the fascists to make Holland free.
And Stephen Harper posing for his propaganda reels, sucking up to the vets he has betrayed so miserably.
Playing politics in the garden of the dead, and having the nerve to talk about freedom and tyranny.
When tyranny threatens the free, when cruelty torments the innocent, when desperation overwhelms the human spirit, we choose to respond, we choose the high road forward, not the easy way out. We choose risk not for reward, but for righteousness, we choose to fight for freedom, we choose to defend the innocent, we choose to bring hope to the world."
When in fact HE is the tyrant who threatens our freedoms these days. The brutish bully whose cruelty does torment this country. He wouldn't know a high road if he saw one. Or recognize righteousness if it was staring at him in the face.
Far from bringing us hope he's brought many of us to the edge of desperation, with his fanaticism, his fetish for handcuffs and jails, and his contempt for our democracy
And all that bloated verbiage came on the day before he drums or bludgeons his fascist bill C-51 through parliament, and starts turning us into a police state.
The government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, C-51, is moving a step closer to becoming law as the House of Commons prepares for its final vote on the legislation.
With time allocation imposed on third reading, the government expects to have the bill go to a final House vote by Tuesday evening, says Jean-Christophe de Le Rue, press secretary for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney.
I mean can you believe that? Even Orwell would be shocked.
But although it is a grim situation, I'm not feeling discouraged. On the contrary I'm feeling happy.
Because I know a majority of Canadians now oppose the bill, thanks to the way so many united to fight it.
In the space of a few short months since Bill C-51 was announced, hundreds of thousands of people have taken action to stop it: signing petitions, writing letters to local newspapers, phoning and writing to their member of Parliament, and hitting the streets in nationwide demonstrations in over 70 communities across Canada.
So it will be be an election issue, and something we can use to bludgeon the Cons.
I'm also happy today because I know that many progressives have also united in Alberta to help give Rachel Notley a chance to make history....
Just as I am happy to see that the Liberals were able to hold off the Cons in Prince Edward Island.
Because I celebrate all our victories red, orange, or green. And every inch of Canada we can hold on to, means less we have to retake to get our country back.
But what gives me the most satisfaction is that I know that Stephen Harper must be having nightmares on board his flying photo-op.
Worrying about what could happen in Alberta...
For he must surely know that nothing could be more fatal for him than the winds of change.
Because once they start sweeping across the land, not all the porky ads in the world.
Or all the make-up Mike Duffy can slather on him...
Will save him from looking like an old and tired tyrant.
Who has been around for too long.
And is more than good to go...
He spent a billion dollars of OUR money to try to make himself look fresh and new.
But now the winds of change are in the air.
And they will help destroy him....
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