Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Mad Max and the Con Leadership Crazies
In my continuing coverage of the Con leadership race, I haven't written much about Maxime Bernier's candidacy, for obvious reasons.
I didn't think the Bobo from the Beauce, as we call him in Quebec, had a snowflake's chance in hell of winning.
Unless he recruited his former girlfriend's biker friends, rode through the convention hall, and scared the delegates into voting for him. Or else.
But believe it or not that may be his strategy, because Bernier has just kicked up the Fear Factor a notch.
By posting that photoshopped image of himself, and inviting Canadians to call him Mad Max.
Is Canada ready to be governed by a road warrior? Maxime Bernier seems to think so. On Tuesday, the Conservative leadership hopeful and unofficial standard-bearer for Canadian libertarianism posted an image on his Instagram account showing his face photoshopped onto the body of Mel Gibson in the 1980s film series Mad Max.
Delivering this deranged diatribe.
CALL ME MAD MAX--- You know, some people like to call me Mad Max like in the movie. They may believe it’s an insult. But let me tell you something: It’s true. I am mad! I’m mad about government waste! I’m mad about government borrowing money on the backs of future generations, to benefit big corporations! I’M MAD THAT THE LIBERALS ARE RUNNING OUR COUNTRY’S FINANCES, AND OUR NATION’S FUTURE, INTO THE GROUND!!
And calling on the Cons to become as mad as he is.
So yes, you can call me Mad Max. I don’t mind! I’m asking you to get mad like me and take your future into your hands.
Only to reveal, as Press Progress points out, the dystopian future that libertarian extremist would have us live in.
In general, libertarians argue that government should be scaled back to its absolute minimum (or completely done away with, depending on who you ask) with the market left to its own devices. So unless you happen to be rich - or a member of a well-armed motorcycle gang - forget about medicare, social services, or clean air.
But then they don't call him Bobo for nothing eh?
And he has put out disturbing messages before. Like the one he tweeted for the Pride Parade in Toronto...
Which although it was only a few weeks after the Orlando massacre, included a coiled snake, which is a favourite symbol of the National Rifle Association.
And no doubt left many gay Canadians wondering whether it was a message of support, or a hidden threat.
And longing for the good old days...
When Maxime and his former biker chick girlfriend were a symbol of wild love.
Ooh la la.
And thanks to those secret documents he left at her place, a symbol of the gross incompetence of the Con regime.
And of course I can't forget the day when Bobo and his depraved leader Stephen Harper went off to see the Wizard of Oz...
Only to have the Wizard refuse Harper a heart, and Bernier a brain.
But seriously, let's take a look at the Con leadership race. Where Kellie Leitch is trying to whip up hatred against refugees and immigrants.
And is now being endorsed by Ezra Levant's Rebel Media...
Which should tell you how low she has fallen.
While Brad Trost tries to whip up hatred against gay Canadians...
The religious fanatic Andrew Scheer promises or threatens to put God back in government...
And not to be outdone, Tony Clement continues his insane campaign to kill the CBC.
And all I can say is that if I was Rona Ambrose I'd be really worried.
For her party is no longer a Canadian party, it's a crazed gang of right-wing extremists...
And of course for progressives the news couldn't be better.
The Cons are lost in the political wilderness.
And heading for oblivion...