Thursday, June 04, 2015
Will Bill C-51 Be Stephen Harper's Waterloo?
I wouldn't be surprised if the dark idea crept into Stephen Harper's Jurassic brain even as he cowered in that closet, on that fatal day on Parliament Hill.
And at the time he must have thought it was brilliant.
He'd draft a sinister anti-terrorist bill that would turn Canada into a police state, and end internet freedom. Use it to go after his many enemies real and imagined.
And if the opposition parties dared vote against it, he'd accuse THEM of being terrorists.
But sadly for Stephen Harper, he is no political genius.
And as Bill C-51 clears the Senate today, he must be back in that closet, shaking like a leaf or running for his political life...
Wondering what that bill might do to HIM.
And whether as Steve Sullivan suggests, it will be his Waterloo.
Things are not going Stephen Harper’s way. People aren’t as scared as they used to be — and fear is the fuel that keeps his government going.
Politics is all about unforeseen events, of course, and while Harper might have anticipated the lingering sickliness of the economy and the growing restlessness of his caucus, he couldn’t have predicted how quickly a political asset like terrorism could turn into a liability.
The Fear Factor is fading. His never ending campaign to scare Canadians into voting for him is backfiring. Even some of his own supporters are abandoning him.
And every time he sends out his shuffling stooge Steve Blaney to try to crank up the Fear Factor...
When John Nuttall and Amanda Korody — that drug-addled B.C. couple whose only connection to jihadi terrorists seemed to be an undercover RCMP officer pretending to be one — were convicted this week, Blaney again assured us that ISIS has a knife to the nation’s throat and only C-51 can save us.
He only makes himself look more ridiculous.
Either he missed the irony or he was ignoring it: Nobody is claiming terrorism isn’t a problem — and the police appear to be doing their jobs just fine without C-51. For Harper, the terrorism threat only works politically if it’s vague and easy to exaggerate. Specific cases that end in conviction don’t help him; they only undermine the argument that the bill is necessary.
Or look more like a dangerous maniac...
And if all that wasn't bad enough, this scathing report makes his claim that only HE can keep us safe look even more fraudulent.
The events from last October remain a “grim reminder that Canada is ill-prepared” to stop terrorist attacks, with the RCMP suffering a lack of “planning, training and resources” to protect the Parliament buildings, a long-awaited Ontario Provincial Police report says.
The report, one among several released Wednesday, says the RCMP’s ability to protect Parliament Hill has been stretched by resource issues stemming from budget cuts imposed in 2012 by the Conservative government.
Which must surely shock Canadians, and make many of them wonder who is the REAL terrorist supporter?
For who stands to benefit more from a terrorist attack than he does?
Which of course makes his defeat only more necessary and urgent.
For we must make Canada safer.
We must defeat that fascist Con regime so we can scrap that dangerous bill.
And send the most dangerous terrorist Canada has ever known.
To the place he rightfully belongs...
The fight against Bill C-51 will continue all the way to the next election.
And it will help destroy him...
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