Friday, January 08, 2016
Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper's Poisoned Well
If it was Justin Trudeau's happy fate to be able to best represent change at a time when most Canadians were screaming for it.
It is also his unhappy fate to take over a country where Stephen Harper has poisoned the well.
Led the country into the darkness of economic disaster.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says Canada is facing a long and painful fallout from a “seismic shift” in global resource prices that could last up to five years and drain $50-billion a year from the economy.
And populated it with right-wing zombies who are now making threats to kill him.
A 57-year-old Ontario man has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trudeau’s family and female MPs while the man was aboard a VIA Rail train headed to Toronto earlier this week.
Because let's be absolutely clear, that Con zombie might be mentally ill, but there are far too many like him out there...
Screaming their hatred on the internet, spewing bile in every direction. I've never seen anything like it.
And to make matters worse they are being stirred up by members of the Con media like the Sun's Mark Bonokoski.
Who would portray Trudeau and electoral change as a mortal threat to this country and its democracy.
As the year unfolds, it would appear the Trudeau Liberals will be stubbornly sticking to their slapdash plan to celebrate 150 years of Confederation next year by ripping apart our democracy’s very foundation. This is not spin; this is fact.
Despite outcry from the opposition, threats of a Senate blockade, and constitutional experts and editorialists urging them to reboot their thought process, the Liberals will change our electoral system essentially by coup, using their majority as a truncheon and locking out the public as if inconsequential to the outcome of their unilateral treachery. This is inherently dictatorial.
When in fact Trudeau campaigned on a promise to bring in electoral reform. He isn't locking out the public, he's inviting them to participate in the process.
Stephen Harper and his foul Cons were the real mortal threat to this country and its democracy...
The ones who assaulted our country and its values like a pack of rabid animals.
The ones who now claim we need a referendum to change the election rules, but never did themselves.
And Bonokoski's deranged rant couldn't be more absurd or more inflammatory.
But then why should we be surprised? When that old hack's last job was working as a senior communications advisor and speechwriter for Lisa Raitt.
Who likes to portray herself as a moderate, but as the Con's shadow finance minister has been doing a little inflaming herself...
Stirring up the Con zombies by trying to blame Trudeau's Liberals for the deficit and the disastrous state of the economy.
As does the Postmedia columnist Gary Lamphierre, whose contempt for Trudeau couldn't be more obvious or more disgusting.
I’d love to be irrepressibly sunny, like our Hollywood-handsome, selfie-loving prime minister. Really, I would, pinky swear. It’s a pain being an economy-obsessed, cranky old grump with a double chin, as opposed to the hunky heartthrob who recently graced the pages of Vogue magazine. Hey, some guys win the lottery in life, some don’t. What can I say.
Besides, it makes more sense to be sunny than sombre, at least tactically speaking. It’s easier for people to like you. And now that the cheerleader-in-chief — “In Canada, better is always possible!” — has replaced that dour other guy, being sunny is no longer viewed as naive. Instead, it’s seen as a mark of virtue.
Who seems to be suggesting that Trudeau is laughing while Alberta burns.
Which in a province where so many people are now desperate, and Rachel Notley has been deluged with death threats, also couldn't be more inflammatory.
Especially since the province has a legion of American-style teabaggers whose heroes are people like Donald Trump and these militia maniacs...
Who are ignorant enough to believe what Lamphierre is saying, and crazy enough to try to wipe that imagined smile off Trudeau's face.
And yes, as I've been saying for a while, enough is enough.
The Cons must accept that they lost, and that there's nothing they can do about it.
The Con media must control itself. The police must do their duty.
This is both a time of great hope and great danger.
Don't let Harper's zombies poison the well further.
Don't let them shatter our dreams...
And of course let's use electoral reform as our peaceful democratic weapon.
Show those bestial Cons no mercy.
And make sure they never rule this country again...
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