Monday, November 28, 2011
The Burning Planet and the Icy Hand of the Cons
They are planning to torch the planet. By sticking another knife into the bleeding side of the Kyoto Accord.
For the greater glory of Big Oil.
They are planning to turn us into a prison state.
To appease the old white people in their rabid base, who believe in moral certainty, love punishment for its own sake. And would strangle the young in their cradle. Or have them arrested for daring to complain.
They are trampling on our democratic traditions, and turning our Parliament into a fascist circus.
In 1997, at the beginning of his political career, Harper penned a now-famous essay in which he complained that the Canada’s political system was badly broken. With the Conservative party fragmented and weak, a string of Liberal electoral victories had resulted in a “one-party-plus system” which was, he assured the reader, “little better than a benign dictatorship.” One can think what one likes about this characterization, but assuming that Harper really believes that the repeated winning of fair elections by a political party constitutes some kind of dictatorship, then how would he describe a government which silences debate, carefully manages press access, rejects minority rights, defunds its opposition, and suspends Parliament at its convenience? One shudders to think.
And still some would earnestly debate whether this is significant. Or not.
When all it means is that the Liberals won't go away, neither will the NDP, and as long as progressives are divided the Cons will rule FOREVER.
While we look on helplessly, as if frozen, and watch those alien ideologues slowly destroy Canada.
And I stare at this video of a frozen pillar of salty water descending towards the ocean floor, and can't help think of what is happening to us...
Did you see that poor starfish raise its arms to the sky as its life was frozen out of it? Was it a red one or an orange one? And does it really matter?
Not to me eh? To me the conclusion is obvious.
Either we see the forest for the trees, stop playing old politics, and unite to defeat the common enemy.
Or first he will freeze Canada.
And then he will burn the earth...