Well in my last post I predicted that Stephen Harper would try to use the ISIS threat to behead Canadians in their bedrooms, to maximum political advantage.
By trying to make it sound like we are in real danger, and that only a Great Strong Leader like Himself can save us.
And sure enough there he was today, sounding like Big Daddy.
“We have, as you know, strengthened laws in this country to deal with these kinds of threats. We’re currently in the process of examining these laws and examining other means we may have to monitor and to take action against both organizations and individuals who may undertake activities that are potentially threatening to Canadians.”
Trying to use the occasion to justify the sinister surveillance state bills he has been trying to ram through Parliament. Even though they are badly written, a massive invasion of privacy, and/or unconstitutional.
So that he can claim that the "liberal judges" and the "liberal media" and the terrorist stooge Justin Trudeau, and the separatist commie Tom Mulcair, are not just threatening our freedoms, they're threatening our LIVES !!!!
And use the ISIS threat to make us believe we are entering a new and dark Age of Terrorism, just like his Con buddy Tony Abbott is doing in Australia.
Australians must accept a reduction in freedom and an increase in security “for some time to come” to save lives from the significant threat of terrorism, Tony Abbott has told parliament.
The prime minister asked Australians to support a shift in “the delicate balance between freedom and security” as he sought to bolster his case for the biggest overhaul of the nation’s counterterrorism laws in a decade.
Because like Harper he too is desperate, and would use fear as a weapon to try to get people to vote for him.
Or pose as a Great Strong Leader like his buddy Steve...
When in fact we have all the laws we need to protect ourselves from homegrown terrorists or any others.
ISIS poses no greater threat than Al Qaeda did. They prefer to prey on the weak. They can be weakened by bombing.
And they can be defeated relatively easily once they lose the support of the secular Sunnis in Iraq, who are only supporting those religious fanatics because they've been persecuted by the Shiite government in Baghdad.
And when Canada and other nations take a harder line on countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia that created that Frankenstein.
We encouraged two oil-rich Arab states, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to continue arming rebel groups to oust the ruthless dictator in Damascus. Now, thanks to those weapons, one of the groups has grown into the Frankenstein's monster of the so-called Islamic State whose brutal fighters have swept through Syria and Iraq, crucifying and beheading like a deadly inhuman tide.
Instead of selling them weapons.
And the idea of surrendering our civil liberties just because some hairy fanatic obviously under the influence of drugs or crazy religion, rambled incoherently into a microphone for 45 minutes and threatened to behead us in our bedrooms, is utterly INSANE.
And nothing less than an unholy alliance...
To try to scare us all into submission.
Which is why I'm not sure what to make of Michelle Rempel's contribution to this climate of fear.
Because if she's serious, we WILL lose our "hard won freedoms" for no good reason.
And if it's a parody, albeit unintentional, I prefer this one..
We have a late entry in #SecureBedroomSelfie #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Uks4Rfkmbk
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) September 22, 2014
Or this statement...
@MichelleRempel Thanks to Harper's economic policies, here is my Secure Bedroom Selfie #SecureBedroomSelfie #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/u3xKC6a4KQ
— Danno (@___Danno) September 23, 2014
And either way Boss Harper won't be amused...
Because he wants to make us feel we're not safe ANYWHERE without HIM to protect us.
And while I find that idea amusing, considering that he's a far greater threat to this country and its values than the crazies from ISIS.
What annoys me is that he is trying to scare the old and the vulnerable.
Or the ignorant.
Or the little people like my friend Clyde...
Who now wants to return to where he came from, even though I keep telling him the NO side won, and Harper WILL be defeated.
Because of course that is the bottom line eh?
A leader who would use fear to try to get Canadians to vote for him, or try to turn us into a police state, is unfit to remain in office.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
And Big Daddy must be beaten...
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