Sunday, May 11, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Kingdom of Fear
There was a revealing moment during the CBC's coverage of the National Day of Honour, when an armoured car and other military vehicles rolled on to Parliament Hill.
And for a few seconds at least, the CBC reporter Hannah Thibedeau seemed genuinely shocked by the sight. She quickly regained her composure, and seemed almost embarrassed by her reaction.
But I thought she should have trusted her first instinct, for I too thought that there was something not quite right, or Canadian, about that invasion of Parliament Hill...
Especially since it was brought to us and choreographed by Stephen Harper. Who is assaulting our democracy like no leader before him. And has turned our country into a Kingdom of Fear.
For what else can explain that another MSM reporter, Stephen Maher, should wonder what might happen to Gordon Moore, the Legion president, for daring to criticize Great Leader?
For among other things, trying to usurp, like a tin pot dictator, the role of the Governor General.
Moore was also upset that the prime minister was to be presented with the last Canadian flag to fly over Kabul.
“Governor General David Johnston is the commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces,” Moore told Maclean’s magazine's John Geddes. “He and he only should be receiving the last Canadian flag that flew in Afghanistan.”
Thanks to Moore and the Legion, Harper was forced to back down at the very last minute.
And as I pointed out last night, Great Warrior Leader was left looking like an idiot, or a doggy...
Moore was right. Stephen Harper was being unacceptably presidential, and he wisely backed down at the last minute, and agreed to pass the flag to Johnston. But I wondered briefly if Harper would back down or go after Moore.
But the question must still be asked: where did Stephen Harper even get the idea that he could usurp the role of the Governor General?
And how can Maher so easily dismiss what might happen to Moore? When as he himself points out, Harper has attacked so many other decent Canadians so viciously.
There are now so many warnings out there about the kind of leader we are dealing with:
As Andrew Coyne wrote this week, the episode leaves one wondering if Harper “is temperamentally suited to the job.”
His former chief of staff, Tom Flanagan, writes in his new book: “There’s a dark, almost Nixonian, side to the man. He can be suspicious, secretive and vindictive, prone to sudden eruptions of white-hot rage over meaningless trivia.”
And as Linda McQuaig recently pointed out, even organizations like the United Church now live in fear.
I happened to learn last week that the United Church, a bedrock Canadian institution, has been subject to some intense auditing.
I heard this from members of Toronto's Trinity St. Paul's United Church congregation, including opera singer Mary Lou Fallis, a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Fallis says that participants at a recent Church event defending public health care were quietly warned not to say anything directly critical of the Harper government due to fears over the audit.
This in Canada?
You know, for the first time in my life I've actually started to wonder whether something bad could happen to me, for attacking the Con regime as I do all all the time.
Especially now that he is creeping us on the internet. And now that the surveillance state is out of control. And so is the Con Internet Warfare Unit.
For I honestly believe that Stephen Harper is an evil bully, with a severe personality disorder, who is capable of ANYTHING.
So let's just hope that Maher is right when he says that Canadians seem to be getting tired of the nasty man at 24 Sussex.
If even the Legion is attacking Harper then a lot of people are surely ready to see the back of him.
And whether they are or not, I want to take this opportunity to let the Harperites and all their grubby stooges know that I'm proud to be on their Satanic Majesty's Enemy List...
I wouldn't have it any other way. So great is my contempt for him and his collaborators.
If Gordon Moore and all the other great old vets aren't afraid to defy Great Ugly Leader...
You better believe that I'm not either eh?
And he would have to literally KILL me to stop me saying what I have always said, and will always say:
I do not consider the filthy Con regime to be a Canadian government. I do not consider the morally diseased Stephen Harper to be a Canadian Prime Minister.
I consider them all to be traitors to our country and its values. I will fight them until the day I die if necessary.
And this country will not be free from fear.
Or Canada again.
Until the day this foul bully is defeated...
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