Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Final Battle For Canada
For more than eight years he has waged war on Canada and its values.
The Canada he once called a "second tier socialist country." The country whose values he hates so much.
He has assaulted our democracy, smeared and bullied his opponents, muzzled scientists, gutted the census, burned books, and turned his hideous Harperland into a surveillance state, where fear is a weapon, and the Big Lie RULES.
But now he is crazy desperate, his Big Oil dreams are collapsing, and the final Battle for Canada is about to begin.
Stephen Harper's Conservative government is expected to announce its long-anticipated decision on Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline sometime in June. The decision could well determine whether or not the Conservatives can win the 2015 election.
For let nobody doubt that it will be a battle.
The momentum of opposition to the pipeline -- and perhaps more importantly, to the hundreds of supertankers that would move tar sands bitumen to Asia -- is clearly growing in both B.C. and the rest of Canada. This makes Harper's absolute dedication to the oil industry and his dogged commitment to the pipeline in particular, tantamount to a suicide pact.
Or that Stephen Harper is out of control.
This is a pipeline that will never be built. It is already dead. But don't assume Harper sees that. His decision, as many of them are, will be a war between his highly touted strategic genius and his narcissistic impulses -- revealed by a pattern of rejecting defeat until reality can no longer be denied.
Or that he will do ANYTHING to build that pipeline, even if it means using the army against his own people...
Nor should anybody doubt that the battle has already begun, with this new propaganda offensive from Big Oil.
A variety of Canadian sectors are taking a page from those same environmentalist groups, coming together behind a public relations strategy meant to mobilize the public in a way the feds haven't been able to.
The mobilization part of the campaign is key — so that MPs will know that they have a cushion of public support for the policy decisions they make. An online petition by the partnership gets sent to political leaders with one click.
And this clanging call to action:
I believe in the Power of Canada; That we are a country built on a history of natural resource development and trade. As Canadians, we are blessed with an abundance of resources from agriculture to minerals, fisheries to forestry, and energy.
Natural resources are what our country was founded on and they are our future. Canada’s forest products, minerals, energy and food can help write the next chapter of our economic success story, if our government and political leaders lend a supporting hand.
Designed to soften us up, before Harper sends in the bulldozers and the soldiers...
Oh sure, I know some people will say it couldn't happen here. But they said the same thing before about other bad things, and they did happen. And where did they think his madness would lead us?
Because he isn't just a tool of Big Oil, or a climate change criminal, or a clinical psychopath.
A recent study out of Vanderbilt University "… shows that people with psychopathic tendencies (like aggression, lack of empathy, lack of fear) are more prone to take excessive risk without considering the consequences," reports Business Insider, "It's not just that they don't appreciate the potential threat, but that the anticipation or motivation for reward overwhelms those concerns."
He is the very embodiment of EVIL.
And the good news?
Great Ugly Leader has chosen the wrong battlefield.
Given the geographic distribution of votes in this country, B.C. voters will most likely determine the outcome of the next election. And where does Harper decide to have an unwinnable showdown? Well, B.C., of course. And if you think the pipeline and tanker issues are hot now, this is just early spring on the issue. Once Harper gives the go-ahead, the very long and very hot summer will begin in earnest and last till election day.
A place where the glaciers are melting.
The mountains of British Columbia cradle glaciers that have scored the landscape over millennia, shaping the rugged West Coast since long before it was the West Coast. But they're in rapid retreat, and an American state-of-the-union report on climate change has singled out the rapid melt in British Columbia and Alaska as a major climate change issue.
A place where First Nations and many other people who live in that beautiful province are determined to stop him from despoiling their land, and torching the planet further.
And they will be supported by millions of others all over the country, who will help turn Harper's war against BC, into a war against the Con regime.
It will crystallize the resistance against that foul regime, for all the crimes it has committed against Canada.
And with an election now looming on the horizon it couldn't come at a better time.
For nothing can motivate young Canadians to engage in the political process more than the cause of saving the planet for themselves and their children.
And if they do join the struggle, and are motivated to vote in greater numbers than they ever have before, the war AND the next election will be won.
You know, as I've mentioned before, during the Quebec student strike when thousands were being arrested, or beaten, or pepper sprayed, and so many in the rest of Canada were so silent.
No message of solidarity moved me more than this one all the way from East Vancouver...
Well, now the time has come to return the favour.
The people of BC will not stand alone. Their struggle is our struggle.
The final battle for Canada is about to begin.
The Con regime will be defeated, because it must be defeated.
And the monster will be STOPPED...
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