Friday, June 26, 2015
Stephen Harper, the Merchant of Fear, and the Con's Ghastly New Attack Ad
He's tried everything but nothing is working. And the situation couldn't be more desperate.
So Stephen Harper is going back to the basics. Back to what he does best.
Trying to scare Canadians into voting for him. And attacking Justin Trudeau.
Or as he does in the latest, and most grotesque Con attack ad ever, trying to do both at the same time.
Can you believe that ad, or what kind of a depraved mind it must have sprung from?
Or that he would have us believe that if we don't stop the ISIS beasts in Iraq, they will not only behead us in our bedrooms, they'll drown us in our pools or our bath tubs.
And it will all be Justin and Tom Mulcair's fault for not supporting his bombing mission and playing politics with war.
Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair are engaging in “irresponsible electoral politics” with their positions on the Middle East and the fight against ISIS, Prime Minister Stephen Harper charged Thursday.
When in fact his bombing mission is an almost total failure. It's clear that ISIS is only interested in securing it own so-called caliphate, and unlike Al Qaeda not interested in attacking other countries.
Nobody has played electoral politics with that war as much as has Stephen Harper.
And for using ISIS' ghastly propaganda in that disgusting video, and violating his own anti-terrorist law, Harper and his foul Cons should be arrested.
The new C-51 legislation gives a judge “the power to order the seizure of terrorist propaganda or, if the propaganda is in electronic form, to order the deletion of the propaganda from a computer system.”
“Here they are using the music and images of a terrorist organization. So not only does it undermine decency, but it undermines the credibility of the Conservatives on their own bill,” NDP MP Paul Dewar told CTV News.
But then of course he is desperate. He needs to scare Canadians again, it's all he's got left. He needs to sell fear like a salesman. He needs to make them tremble in their shoes, like he trembled in his closet.
But as Michael Harris points out, what happens to a fear merchant, when people stop buying?
You can tell a lot about people by what they believe in. Money. Art. Jesus. Bingo. All roadmaps to the soul. Stephen Harper has built his government and his career on information control and marketing. The nerd nobody liked is getting even; he now edits reality full-time.
Justin Trudeau has it absolutely right on the war in Iraq. He is not soft on terror. His critics — which include the painfully out-of-touch panel on CBC’s Power and Politics — are the ones who are soft-headed. Wars on nouns are notoriously unwinnable. Since 9/11, nearly twice as many people have been killed by anti-government fanatics than jihadists, according to the New York Times.
From Canada’s perspective, ISIS is what you call a manufactured threat. It is marketing to scare you into perpetuating a government that lives on fear and deception.
And as I would point out, what does a fear merchant do in Canada in the middle of our only too short summer?
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When the last thing the shattered survivors of Canadian winters want to do at this time is worry about terrorists, or for that matter listen to Stephen Harper.
Although I'm sure many of the many people who loathe him were willing to sacrifice a few precious summer minutes yesterday to watch this political show...
The Deaner, Harper's parliamentary secretary, on the way to the Big House.
And what with so many others who could soon join him.
And what with Nigel Wright getting ready to testify, and all those e-mails:
If those emails clearly show that the genesis of the repayment scenario was PMO-driven and known at the highest levels of the office, there will be no closet dark enough for the prime minister to hide in. If Nigel Wright’s testimony and the emails lead Canadians to believe that the PM actually knew about the deal, and then lied to Parliament, the merchant of marketing will be facing mission impossible.
It looks more like summer of scandal than a summer of war.
Which should just about demolish any chance he has of winning the next election.
And for using that disgusting terrorist propaganda for the lowest political purposes, one can only hope that at the end of this summer, after we've defeated him.
We can dress him up in ISIS orange.
And send him to the place he so rightfully belongs...
For there was never a worst Prime Minister.
Or a Canadian leader who stooped so low...
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