Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Harperland and the Foulness of the Cons
Sometimes these days when I go looking for my Canada, strong, noble, and decent, I can't find it.
Instead of a young country charging confidently into the future, I see a country full of angry, bitter, crazed Cons, filling up with hatred, and heading for the bottom.
Instead of the cool, fresh wind of the Canadian fall in my face, there is the stink of Harperland, and foul stench of Rob Anders.
Conservative MP Rob Anders has apologized for saying Tom Mulcair hastened the death of former NDP leader Jack Layton. Anders told iPolitics.ca that Mulcair, the current NDP leader, had "helped to hasten" Layton's death by making it clear in 2011 that he should step aside if he couldn't fight the last federal election.
For what can you say about a comment so cruel and so callous? Except it would be the bigot clown Anders. And it could only come from a Con.
For only Cons attack their opponents like that. Or try to muzzle them. Or lie or cheat all the time. Or crawl so low they would further torture Omar Khadr.
Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire is accusing the Harper government of undermining efforts to help former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr reintegrate into Canadian society. "I think they are creating a scenario for him so it's almost impossible for him to reintegrate in society in Canada, in at least a fair chance of having that opportunity," Dallaire told CBC News on Monday. "They continue to demonize him."
Only Cons could swarm all over the comment sites of newspapers, screaming for the blood of a badly wounded Canadian child soldier...
Like a pack of rabid hyenas, who would shove their snouts into the gaping holes in his chest, and tear out his beating heart.
And what can you say to those savage beasts and bullies? Except have you no shame?
The fact that Canadian officials are treating a badly mistreated child soldier far worse than an admitted child rapist should be a source of national embarrassment.
And of course, what are you doing to my beautiful Canada?
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For when I look at the peaceful beauty that surrounds me. And then I read about all the hatred out there. Sometimes I can't believe I'm living in the same country eh?
And I mourn our lost values.
But then I read about how in Montreal tonight they honoured the memory of poor Denis Blanchette, who was murdered by the hate that KILLS.
The lighting technician who was shot dead during an election-night victory party was honoured with a minute of silence during a benefit concert at Montreal’s Metropolis concert hall on Monday night. The silence was broken by Quebec-born singer Céline Dion, who stood near a tool kit and gloves in memory of Denis Blanchette,
I saw how French and English Quebecers came together to send a message to the gunman who would have them hate each other: Screw off loser, save your hatred for yourself.
And it really cheered me up eh? Reminded me that our precious values still live. And why we are going to defeat the Cons.
Because our values are Canadian. And we are better than them.
Out of the darkness and into the light...
Or as Arcade Fire, one of the bands who played at the Metropolis tonight, and my favourite band in the whole world would say: Are You Ready to Start?
Are you ready to start fighting the Cons like we never have before?
Are you sick of the filth, the hate, and the madness?
Are you ready to start taking our country back?
Oh boy am I EVER...
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