Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stephen Harper and the Rebranding of Canada

As you know the Con regime is obsessed with changing or rebranding the name and the look of everything Canadian eh?

Making the colours of Canada blue and red, like the Con logo, instead of red and white like our flag.

Or solemnly declaring honking that henceforth the Government of Canada should be known as THE HARPER GOVERNMENT.

Well now we have a better idea of just how far this crazed crusade has gone. And it's SCARY. 

My analysis show that between September 21 and December 11 (when the question was tabled), the federal government sent out 449 press releases in English using the phrase Harper Government. So, about eight times every weekday, a government organ issues an official communication branded with the name of our prime minister.

For not only is it hard to tell whether this is a redneck production of Orwell's 1984. Or a particularly porky production of Animal Farm:

“Harper Government Helps Gluten-Free Bakery Deliver New Product Line,”

“Harper Government Agreement Will Bring Versatile New Oat Variety Closer to Market,”

But it is definitely REALLY weird, it is sooooo Con, and it is totally out of control.

It could have been a post-budget typo, or a cut-and-paste accident, but one government agency briefly rebranded the country "Harper Canada."

Because this is no mistake.

It's what happens when insanity rules...

And the really frightening thing is that there is method to this madness.

For this is not just an attempt to get us to associate Harper with good things, like a ringing bell and Pavlov's dogs. Or just an attempt by the Cons to hitch their fortunes to Great Leader's tarnished chariot, because he's still more popular than his party.

Or even just another craven attempt to pleasure his monstrous vanity....

Even if he does spend a lot of time and money trying to look pretty eh?

It's also an attempt to diminish the very idea of a GOVERNMENT OF CANADA in the minds of Canadians. For you cannot shrink the size of government.

Without weakening its power to influence, regulate, and unite this increasingly fractious country.

But that is exactly what Great Reform Leader wants to do, and always has:

Whether Canada ends up as o­ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion… And whether Canada ends up with o­ne national government or two governments or ten governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be.

Stephen Harper 1994

He would shrink the very idea of a Government of Canada, he would erase its name to make it even less of a presence in people's lives. A government that defines itself by celebrating the War of 1812 rather than the Charter of Rights, to conceal its hollow interior.

So he can turn us into a collection of provinces, some rich some poor. De-regulate and privatize everything, and turn us into a right-wing JUNGLE.

And one of the many disturbing questions we have to ask ourselves is could Jacques Parizeau  have been right?

When he took a long train trip to a conference in Jasper, left Ottawa a federalist and arrived in Jasper a separatist. Saying the size of the country had made him realize it would need a strong central government to hold it together.

And neither Quebec, nor the Alberta separatists, could ever stand for that... 

Because if Parizeau is right, this country is heading for a date with disintegration.

And the good news? The Canadian resistance is still ALIVE.

It’s worth noting that some departments have clearly told the Prime Minister’s Office to pound sand. The Department of National Defence, for one, said it could find no press releases containing the phrase. Vive la résistance!

And of course I'm with them. Soon there will be millions. And in the meantime I have this message for Great Animal Farm Leader.

Harper Canada is not and will NEVER be my country.

The Con regime is not and will NEVER be my government.

And in the real Canada me, and this swan picking its way gingerly over the thin ice, just want to say this in real Canadian....

When will this foul f***ing Con regime finally be DEFEATED ??!!#!!

And Geezus Christ when will this winter ever END ??!!#!!

You can't be more Canadian than that eh?

Vive la résistance!

Have a great weekend everybody !!!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And he blames European problems on left wing socialism . Right like sarkozy and berlisconi are left wing maybe compared to his deep dark heros hitler and Mussolini . Look at the debt. He owns it. Pay up or hand the controls over to the NDP