Friday, September 04, 2015
The Dead Syrian Boy and the Ghastly Denial of the Harper Cons
It couldn't have been a more revolting spectacle, or one more monstrous.
The heartbreaking image of that poor little Syrian boy lying dead on a beach.
And three Con monkeys in denial.
All shedding crocodile tears, but claiming to be blameless.
Even as their campaign went into crisis mode.
Or the Con bus went crazy.
You could sense something was wrong as Conservative campaign staffers huddled outside the Sheraton Hotel in Surrey, B.C., this morning.
For almost 40 minutes, it felt like the campaign was in limbo. I spotted a top campaign staffer about a block from the hotel, away from ear shot, glued to his phone and pacing around.
There was speculation the prime minster would cancel his events for the rest of the week -- including a stop in the Yukon -- to return home to Ottawa. It would have been an alarming sign of a campaign in deep trouble.
And with good reason. Because the political thugs in the PMO know that poor little dead boy on the beach...
Could help sink THEIR boat. Or finish off their rotting government.
For although the Cons wheeled out an either much humbler (or heavily sedated) Chris Alexander yesterday.
Back to the Power and Politics show where he had melted down the day before...
And although his department produced a statement showing that it was not the dead boy's father who had applied for refugee status it was his uncle. To try to prove that their boss was blameless.
Government officials say that the Syrian family whose young children drowned off the coast of Turkey didn’t formally apply for asylum and that an application was made instead for another relative.
It should be obvious that if Mohammad Kurti's application had been approved, his brother Abdullah would never have tried so desperately to get to Europe. And the tragedy wouldn't have happened.
And that when their sister Tima sent a letter to Alexander it asked him to save her FAMILY. But still he did nothing.
She said the letter asked "Please, is there any way you can help my family come here."
There was no response.
So he does bear a measure of responsibility. He can't hide his ugly record.
He has always treated refugees badly. And if there was any justice he would have been fired long ago.
As should Jason Kenney, who was also forced to change his schedule in a hurry. And cancel a press conference on how he plans to strengthen the immigration system
Which in the code of his rabid religious base means keep the Muslims out.
Because Kenney and his Cons have made it clear that when it comes to Syrian refugees they'd rather take Christians.
The federal government is seeking to resettle more Syrian refugees, but only from the country’s religious minorities, according to sources close to discussions around Canada’s position on refugees from the war-torn nation.
Even if most of the Syrian refugees are Muslims.
So he should hang his head in shame as well.
But the most shameless and grotesque spectacle of the day was provided by Stephen Harper himself...
Who after trying to show that he is capable of emotion, and can feel the pain of others.
But only managing to look ridiculous.
Went on to use the death of that poor child for crass political purposes.
And as I pointed out in my last post, beat the drums of war.
Attack his opponents.
And most outrageously claim, that when it comes to refugees, as in everything else, Canada is leading the WORLD !!!
Only to have the CBC's Adrienne Arsenault puncture that myth...
And expose Stephen Harper, once again, as a pathological liar who can't be trusted to tell the truth about ANYTHING.
And that will hurt him.
For the last thing he needs is to be seen at a callous, cruel person, at a time when thank to his incompetence millions of Canadians are feeling poorer, smaller, and more vulnerable...
And it can only reinforce the view that those Con monkeys are too incompetent,too morally corrupt, and too ugly and dangerous to remain in office...
And that along with all their sordid scandals should help finish them off.
Their bestiality and the depravity of their deranged leader degraded them.
And it will help destroy them...
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