Saturday, August 25, 2012
Stephen Harper and the Con Army
I see that Stephen Harper's Great Con Clown Tour of the Arctic, has ended with another phony photo-op.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper took in a military training operation in Hudson Bay on the final day of his northern tour Friday, observing a scenario involving Canadian Forces intercepting an ecotourism boat carrying migrants attempting to enter Canada illegally.
And the ridiculous sight of Great Ugly Leader posing as the Lord Protector of the North.
"In an uncertain world, where demand for resources is growing, where any number of civilian needs can suddenly come upon us, and where conflicts and potential conflicts remain ever present, you, our men and women in uniform, are here to literally stand on guard for the True North strong and free," Harper said.
Even though he would destroy it in the name of Big Oil, or turn it into a blackened wasteland.
And he has done nothing to strengthen our military's ability to guard our sovereignty. For they don't have enough ice breakers to patrol our waters. Or even enough helicopters to rescue a lost kid.
The boy was reported missing Sunday night. A search and rescue helicopter was called, but RCMP Cpl. Kimball Vardy said it didn't arrive until Tuesday evening.
But they can spare a helicopter to take Peter MacKay fishing.
And Stephen Harper will do or say ANYTHING to make himself look like a "strong leader" of a "strong Canada." Even as he sells us out to foreign interests, and ignores the real needs of the people who live in the north.
If the North’s “time has come,” as Harper said this week during his seventh annual trip to the territories, then some of the political spotlight must focus on its people, many of whom have the worst health outcomes, living standards and life expectancies in the country, and not just what is buried under northern rocks and tundra.
Great eh? No wonder they called it Operation Nanook.
The film is considered the first feature-length documentary, though Flaherty has been criticized for staging several sequences and thereby distorting the reality of his subjects' lives.
But here's the part that really disturbs me eh? Why would the military come up with such an outrageous scenario as an eco-tourist boat carrying illegal immigrants or refugees?
When it's so obviously taken from the pages of the Con's reactionary agenda. And the real enemies of the Arctic are not environmentalists and refugees, but drilling rigs, pipelines, and supertankers.
So why are Canadian generals always so eager to please the Cons?
Do they work for the Harper Regime, and its foreign friends?
Are they a Con army or a Canadian one?
And if the people in British Columbia try to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline, will they defend their democratic rights, or treat them like The Enemy?
For in a country like Harperland those are questions that must be asked.
The Conservative government has quietly given Canada’s national police force and the federal border agency the authority to use and share information that was likely extracted through torture.
They have corrupted our Parliament, they have muzzled scientists and civil servants. Now they are politicizing the military.
What are they doing?
And where would this madman take us?
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