Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Donald Trump, Stephen Harper, and the Politics of Hate
I'm sure you know how I feel about Donald Trump. I've called him a fascist buffoon before, and compared his hair to one of the most poisonous caterpillars in America.
But now that so many people all over the world feel the same way, including our new government.
In an unusual move, the Canadian government, which usually refrains from commenting on foreign election campaigns, joined the chorus of those criticising Trump.
“It’s something that we can’t accept in Canada ... We have never been as far removed from what we’ve just heard in the United States,” foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion said.
Some more than others...
I think it's important to point out that sadly Dion is wrong. And that we've never been closer to crazy bigoted America.
For as Thomas Walkom points out, the same malignant disease is poisoning other countries, including Canada.
Canadians seem astonished by the rise of Donald Trump, the front-running contender for America’s Republican presidential nomination. They shouldn’t be. Trump is not just a self-aggrandizing buffoon. He is also a shrewd operator who has tapped into a dark malaise that afflicts much of the Western world — including Canada.
We have our own Trump...
Nor have Canadian politicians been averse to playing the race card when it suited them. The Conservative’s barbaric cultural practices hotline, announced during the last federal election campaign, was one of several desperate attempts by Stephen Harper’s government to hold onto power by pandering to anti-Muslim sentiment.
And the bigot fires he started are still burning.
Innocent Muslims in this country are being insulted, threatened and even attacked in the most cowardly manner.
Bullies and bigots like Ezra Levant are having a field day...
And this comment about Walkom's story speaks for itself.
Trump just got the keys to the White House given to him with his remark about temporarily banning Muslims from America. No country wanted to be the first to ban them but the first one that does, the rest will quickly follow. Citizens will demand it.
The politically correct, media and lifetime politicians just don't understand how massive the backlash is towards radical Islam and their daily atrocities throughout the world. Trump will lead the way to the only solution for the Western world to keep their freedom, culture, beliefs and heritage from those that would take it from us...
For although it's mild compared to others, it too couldn't be more ignorant, or more insane, or more disgusting.
You know it's weird, but some progressives in this country seem to think I should stop blogging about Stephen Harper.
Including Scott Tribe one of the founders of Progressive Bloggers...
I have no idea why Scott feels this way, or why he seems to think that I should forget about Harper so soon. Or as he said in another tweet "stop beating a dead horse."
But although I respect Scott for what he has done, I haven't the slightest intention of doing what he suggests.
At least until Harper resigns his seat, and stops haunting the halls of Parliament like the invisible man.
And influencing the direction of the foul party he created, from the shadows he now inhabits.
For I am sustained by the belief that Harper is a fascist just like Donald Trump...
That he should be held accountable for the ten-year reign of terror he inflicted on this country.
And that we will not be safe or Canada.
Until that monstrous bully goes back to the alien place he came from.
And his foul legacy is dead and buried...
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