Monday, April 22, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Politics of Terror
Well now we know how desperate he is to destroy Justin Trudeau.
Now we know how far he will go to use the government of Canada against his opponents.
And turn Canada into a police state.
Now we know how in pursuit of all of the above, he would play politics with terror.
For consider the evidence. First he uses the Boston bombings to politicize a tragedy.
Even though as Heather Mallick points out, his cartoonish view of the world is a clear and present danger.
Harper’s a punisher, all right, but he suffers from a worse affliction, the belief that complicated problems are easily solved.
Hardline conservatives are hostile to science, art, literature, history, foreign cultures, courtroom trials, criminal rehabilitation, spending on preparation for the future, and most of all, root causes, the things that one has to dig very deep to comprehend. It’s like a surgeon removing metastasized tumours without checking the site of the original cancer.
Then Harper's Con minions diddle with the order paper to force debate on an anti-terrorism bill that was introduced years ago.
The bill will bring back two central provisions that were originally instituted by the Chrétien government after the 9/11 attacks in New York but were "sunsetted" after a five-year period.
One provision allowed for "preventative detention," meaning someone can be held in custody for up to three days just on suspicion of being involved in terrorism but without a charge being laid.
A bill that is both unnecessary, and dangerous.
Under the proposed amendments to Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act Bill S-7 s.83.28(10) the right to remain silent is largely eviscerated. Once an order is given: No person shall be excused from answering a question or producing a thing under subsection (8) on the ground that the answer or thing may tend to incriminate them or subject them to any proceeding or penalty.
Then as if on cue, the RCMP announces it has arrested two suspected terrorists.
Canadian police say they have arrested two men and thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack on a Via passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area.
Who they have been monitoring for a long time.
Highly placed sources tell CBC News the alleged plotters have been under surveillance for more than a year in Quebec and southern Ontario.
But they decided to arrest not last month, or last week, or tomorrow, but TODAY.
And, in yet another stunning coincidence, all of this on Earth Day.
A day on which Harper and his foul Con regime could reasonably expect to be condemned for their numerous crimes against the planet. But will now be buried by all the above.
What a coincidence eh? Or NOT.
For surely only a cowed or an idiot people could be fooled by such an obviously choreographed fascist pantomime. And only a political thug like Stephen Harper could hope to get away with it.
Now ask yourselves who is the real danger to Canada?
And you know what I think; desperate men do desperate things.
And would take us to a nightmare place...
Or a place where coincidence is convenience. The truth is what they say it is. Or as Orwell said orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
Yup. Now more than ever, unite to defeat this corrupt Con regime and its deranged leader, who would play politics with our liberties. And mold reality into his agenda.
Before they corrupt our democracy more than they already have.
Before they endanger us further...
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