Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Why the Cons Won't Be Charged For Their Terrorist Attack Ad
If you've seen this latest Con attack ad aimed at Justin Trudeau, you know how monstrous it is.
How it starts with the sinister ISIS anthem, and crudely and cruelly exploits the faces of men about to be savagely killed. You know why it's been called a snuff film.
And why Stephen Harper should be charged under the provisions of his own ghastly Bill C-51, for spreading terrorist propaganda.
But sadly it seems Harper and his ghastly gang will NOT be charged.
For at least one very good reason.
While Conservatives may have inadvertently violated the propaganda provisions in their own controversial anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51, by posting ISIS photos and playing the group’s anthem to the backdrop of an election-style ad blasting Justin Trudeau, they’re probably safe from defending it in court.
Legally, the Conservatives might have an airtight defence: themselves. A few paragraphs below the new laws criminalizing the advocating, promoting or commissioning of terrorism content is a piece on consent: “No proceeding under this section shall be instituted without the Attorney General’s consent.”
Somehow, it seems unlikely Peter MacKay would prosecute.
Can you believe it? The hapless stooge Peter Mackay...
Just when we thought we were safe, he comes crawling back again.
But then it doesn't really matter whether the Cons are charged or not, because by not doing so they are only undermining their own anti-terrorist law.
In politics these days it's perception that counts.
And when even the National Post thinks the ad is revolting, you know the Cons are in big trouble.
What makes this ad so utterly revolting is imagining what those men might have been thinking as they were lowered into that pool. More to that point: imagine, just as a thought experiment, what they might have thought had they known footage of their deaths would be soon be used as campaign material by people they had never heard of, in a place they could only dream of. What would they have said if someone told them, as they drowned, that their executions would be used to help win an election?
This can be said succinctly: videos of people being murdered should not be used as campaign fodder — not people being executed by ISIL, not civilians being blown up during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, not a plane flying into the World Trade Center in 2001. It is morally vacant, utterly revolting and also, not all that politically savvy.
And to make matters even worse, it seems that even some of their own supporters feel the same way.
I love the conservatives, but this bashing needs to end. Does not look good from any party. Instead of the conservatives always telling us what Trudeau is doing, why don't they tell us what they are going to be doing/have done.
Tell people that do not vote conservative why they should vote conservative, instead of making the conservative party look like 12 year school children fighting at recess. Name calling and bashing all the time doesn't help anyone. Just makes the party and the people that do it look like an immature fools.
So an ad that was intended to damage Justin Trudeau, and will no doubt be repurposed to use against Tom Mulcair, has ended up damaging Stephen Harper.
By making him look even more disgusting...
And reminding Canadians why so many want to get rid of him so badly.
You know I've said it before many times, and for many years, but I'll say it again now.
Stephen Harper's morally depraved nature, his utter lack of human decency, his psychopathic inability to feel the pain of others, are the demons that helped create him.
But at a time when so many Canadians are desperate for change, or the promise of something better, the last thing he needs is to have that attack ad reveal those demons.
And remind them of his monstrosity.
So his own demons will drag him down further.
And they will help consume him...
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