Saturday, May 16, 2015
Why Bill C-51 Is Starting to Terrorize Stephen Harper
It couldn't be more ironic. Stephen Harper creates a monster called Bill C-51, to go after his enemies, and scare Canadians into submission.
So he can turn this country into a police state.
But before he can unleash the monster on the population, the monster slowly turns around, grunts loudly.
And starts scaring the living daylights out of Great Leader.
Stephen Harper should worry. If public opinion polls are any barometer, support for his so-called ‘anti-terror’ law, Bill C-51, is fading fast. The more people learn about the bill, the more they loathe it. The latest poll shows that 56 per cent of Canadians now oppose C-51 — including a growing number of Conservative supporters.
For as Andrew Mitrovica points out,The Great War on Terror is going nowhere. The Fear Factor has faded. Now his monstrous bill is threatening to cost him the support of those he can least afford to lose.
Look at the latest polling: Terrorism isn’t moving votes, but C-51 is. It may even emerge as a defining issue during the election campaign. If it does, Harper and Blaney may find that the people they most need to convince — sober, sensible retirees like the ones who welcomed me this week — may be tuning out their talking points.
They’re not convinced anymore. If C-51 truly becomes a ballot box issue, Harper may not be able to count on his entire base coming along with him. They may decide their loyalty to the principles that built this country is worth more than party loyalty or dog-whistle appeals to fear and paranoia.
And if that happens, and he does lose the support of some in his base, he's done like dinner.
And the even better news is that the more people learn about the bill the more they loathe it. So the more we spread the message, the more damage we will do him.
And the monster he created to destroy us, and our Canada.
May well end up destroying HIM...
Wouldn't that be ironic? Wouldn't that be divine justice?
It couldn't happen to a more loathsome creature.
It couldn't happen to a lousier dictator...
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