Saturday, May 03, 2014
Stephen Harper: The Monster and the Madness
His massive propaganda machine has been working overtime to try to soften his image, but it's just not working.
Not when he is now in one of his wild rages, not when the monster is aroused, not when his evil madness is out of control.
For there he was today going after Beverley McLachlin like a rabid beast.
At an event in London, Ont., Harper suggested his government took the high road while the chief justice overstepped proper bounds when she sought to flag the issue of eligibility of a Federal Court judge for a Quebec seat on the Supreme Court.
Harper said he refused a telephone call from McLachlin suggesting it was akin to a minister inappropriately calling a judge over a case before the courts.
Harper likened it to a call that would have seen a minister fired for doing what she did.
Even though there was no court case. Nadon wasn't appointed until three months later. McLachlin had both a right and a duty to communicate with the government.
In a statement, McLachlin said: “Given the potential impact on the court, I wished to ensure that the government was aware of the eligibility issue. At no time did I express any opinion as to the merits of the eligibility issue. It is customary for chief justices to be consulted during the appointment process and there is nothing inappropriate in raising a potential issue affecting a future appointment.”
And the whole thing is just a disgusting attempt to bully and smear yet another decent Canadian, for daring to defy his sinister regime.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is notorious for attacking any and all who presume to challenge his agenda. Canada’s chief electoral officer has felt the sting of his wrath. So have the auditor-general, the parliamentary budget officer, the nuclear safety watchdog, the military police watchdog and too many others to mention.
Now it’s Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s turn. Harper wants Canadians to believe that he had to rebuff an improper lobbying bid by McLachlin to block a Supreme Court appointment. It’s an astonishing, unprecedented claim that casts a shadow over the highest court in the land, and the government hasn’t advanced a shred of evidence to support it. It is spite, pure and simple, and the public should be disgusted by it.
But of course it's more than disgusting, or repugnant as Greg Weston called it on Power and Politics today, it's DANGEROUS...
Because nobody seems to be asking why Stephen Harper is doing this? Why would he attack the Supreme Court when he must know that it is far more popular and trusted than he is? And he has nothing to win, and everything to lose.
Especially at a time when his handlers are desperately trying to soften his image.
And the scary answer, the one I've been trying to warn people about for years, the one the MSM still can't wrap its dumb head around, is that he simply can't help himself.
For when I saw him today at that photo-op, clenching his teeth, practically quivering with repressed rage at the thought that a judge, and a woman, had dared defy him.
A murderous look in his cold dead eyes...
I was reminded of something the Canadian writer R.K. Finch wrote about him six years ago:
When I recently re-read the definition of the term, "malignant narcissism", I felt like I was sitting in the gallery of the House of Commons, watching Harper tell outrageous lies about his opponents (like how they support the Taliban or their family is a terrorist) under the libel protection afforded to him in the House, makeup running in its customary stream down the right side of his face, eyes flashing in that rare emotional occurrence mentioned above, lips pulled back against his teeth in an expression that more resembles a rabid dog about to attack than an actual, human smile...
Or something Harper's old mentor Tom Flanagan told Wendy Mesley today...
For the warning signs have always been there, it's just that far too many Canadians were too blind to see them, or deluded themselves into believing it couldn't happen here.
But of course it did happen here. He was always a ticking time bomb. He was always going to be to our democracy and our values what syphilis is to the human body. And now that he's never been so desperate, he's never been so dangerous.
And all I can say is I think it's time that our progressive parties stopped focusing exclusively on his evil policies, for they are mere symptoms of the disease.
And start shining a light on the monster himself...
And his inner demons.
For if we can make Canadians understand that there is something terribly wrong with Stephen Harper. And make them fear what he might do next.
Even the dumbest will recognize the danger, or wake up screaming.
And it will help defeat him, as he must be defeated.
Before his evil madness destroys this country...
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