Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Con Regime and the First Shadows of a Police State
When I saw this photo during the hearings into Bill C-51 it sent a chill down my spine.
Because that posse is a horrible combination of stupidity and brute force, it looks like something out of a police state, or Pinochet's Chile.
And I knew those three amigos would lead us to a bad place.
And sure enough, now that their totalitarian bill has cleared parliament, they're smiling like cats who just ate a bucket of mice.
And threatening those who would peacefully protest against the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu's racist settler regime.
The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.
Such a move could target a range of civil society organizations, from the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Quakers to campus protest groups and labour unions.
Because they will do ANYTHING to please that racist regime, in relentless pursuit of the Jewish vote.
In January, Canada's then foreign affairs minister, John Baird, signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Israeli authorities in Jerusalem, pledging to combat BDS. It described the movement as "the new face of anti-Semitism."
A few days later, at the UN, Canadian Public Security Minister Steven Blaney went much further. He conflated boycotts of Israel with anti-Semitic hate speech and violence, including the deadly attacks that had just taken place in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket.
And the brutish Blaney will say ANYTHING to please his depraved master Stephen Harper...
Who in turn will say or do ANYTHING to pleasure his boyfriend Benny...
Even though Netanyahu's ugly regime is bad news for both Israelis and Palestinians, is constantly sabotaging the peace process, and can barely restrain its desire to attack Iran, and plunge the whole region into an even more nightmarish conflict.
Now it must be said that the Con threat to conflate legitimate protest with anti-Semitism will almost certainly be batted down by our justice system, which the Harperite cult has so far been unable to destroy.
Because like just about everything they do from Israel to Ukraine it's all hot air, designed to pander to the ethnic vote.
And just like they're always talking up the Great War on Terror, and making it sound like Stephen Harper is a Great Warrior Leader...
Reality is always considerably less than advertised.
They don't know what they're doing. They are making it up as they go along. And it's all just belligerent propaganda aimed exclusively at trying to win the next election.
But then what can we expect from those ghastly alien Cons?
And the truly disturbing question must be, if they are prepared to abuse our hate laws to intimidate their opponents, what might they do with their new and shiny anti-terror law?
For surely what we are seeing are the first shadows of a police state.
And the good news? We will use all of that against them in the next election.
Even the dumbest Canadians will understand that Quakers are not hatemongers, that peaceful protesters are not terrorists.
And that we need a Prime Minister who works for Canada not Israel...
For it is all a bit too much.
It is all madness.
And we do deserve better...
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