Thursday, June 09, 2016
The Abominable Cruelty of the Cons Continued
Just over a month ago the Ambrose Cons ran out the clock in the Commons to try to prevent Liberal MP Mauril Belanger from seeing his dream of making Canada's anthem gender neutral come true.
Even though his time is also running out.
Well believe it or not, those cruel bastards have done it again.
Thrown up yet another another roadblock in the path of a dying man.
Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger's push to change the English lyrics of O Canada hit a roadblock Thursday when some Conservative MPs rejected a procedural move that would have allowed another parliamentarian to usher his bill through the House if he's too ill to show up for debate.
So now Belanger whose health is deteriorating rapidly must be either wheeled into the Commons on Friday, or carried in on a stretcher, or see his bill die on the order paper.
Even though the small change in the wording of our national anthem from "in all our sons command" to "in all of us command" will eventually pass.
And it is the right and decent thing to do.
For why should women and girls sing in this country sing an anthem that doesn't include them?
Especially since the change would only restore the original version “Thou dost in us command.”
Which was changed in 1914 to honour the men going off to fight in the First World War.
At a time when women in this country didn't have the right to vote, weren't even considered "persons" in the eyes of the law.
And didn't serve in our military as they do now.
So this is just bullshit.
"We all love and support Mauril and we understand he's going through a difficult time ... but it's not about Mauril. It's about the bill itself. The vast majority of our caucus are opposed to the bill. They've heard from their constituents," Conservative MP Andrew Scheer told reporters, saying there has been no consultation with Canadians on the matter.
There is no need for consultation it's a matter of equality. The Cons are just appealing to their rabid reactionary base, they should be ashamed of themselves.
"They should be ashamed. The people who denied consent ... their heads were down when they said it. They weren't proud of it," Greg Fergus said in an interview with CBC News. "Why are they delaying the inevitable and denying him the pleasure of seeing this through while he's still in good health? What's the end game for them beside a loss of goodwill?"
And all they are doing is hurting a dying man...
And insulting every woman and girl in this country.
But then that is who they are.
The most cowardly, cruel, and scummy group of people who ever called themselves a Canadian political party.
And in the name of our country, and in the name of justice and human decency.
We can't fight them hard enough.
Or bury THEM soon enough...
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