Thursday, November 13, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Great Benito Leader
There is an old internet adage called Godwin's Law, that dictates that among other things, one can't call Stephen Harper and his Cons Nazis.
And I don't, because it also wouldn't be decent. It would diminish the deaths and the suffering of Hitler's many victims.
And of course, because it's not strictly accurate eh?
You really can't compare our bumbling Con fascists to those genocidal Nazi maniacs.
But Harper is a maniac, and he is killing our country. So I'm really glad to see that at least it's now OK to compare him to Benito Mussolini.
Stephen Harper is running Parliament in a manner that fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and Argentinian strongman Juan Perón would admire, says John Ralston Saul in his latest book.
In The Comeback, a book about the social and political progress being made by Canadian aboriginals, Saul says the prime minister’s use of gigantic omnibus bills makes a mockery of democracy.
“Napoleon would have approved. Mussolini would have been jealous. Perón would have been filled with admiration.”
Because I have to agree with Saul, Harper is our Great Benito Leader.
He rules by fear, he muzzles his opponents. Mussolini forced his enemies to drink castor oil, Harper would make us all swallow his tarry bitumen.
And like that absurd Italian dictator, he also swaggers around the world stage making himself sound more important than he really is, blowing empty boasts and hot air out of every orifice. The pathetic poseur who would be our Caesar.
Or these days our Napoleon...
The grubby little Con who would pose as a Great Strong Leader, from the safety of a closet...
And claim that only he can win The Great War on Terror, save our precious freedoms, and protect us from those who would behead us in our beds.
While losing the Great War on Climate Change...
The one that threatens our very survival.
Even as he steals our freedoms, muzzles the truth, and continues his never-ending Great War on Democracy, in relentless pursuit of absolute power.
In the space of less than a decade, Canada has been transformed from a parliamentary democracy where the government of the day answers to the people through their elected representatives in parliament to a northern banana republic where parliament is daily frogmarched to the drum beat of Just One Man.
With its Parliament in shambles, its democracy turned inside out and upside down, Canada has gone from a first-world democracy envied around the globe to a reviled petro-state governed by a dictator in all but name.
And all within less than a decade.
You know, a thousand years from now historians will still struggle to understand how a big, beautiful young country could have fallen so low, so fast.
Or how a depraved leader could have fooled so many Canadians for so long. Or bought them so cheaply.
But for those of us who are still living the nightmare, all of this should give us fresh hope that it will soon be over.
Even in his monstrous Harperland, as it grows darker, and in the land we love fall turns to winter...
For they are signs that a new and better day is coming.
Because when a distinguished intellectual like John Ralston Saul compares Harper and his Con regime to fascists, you know that a barrier has been broken, that others will surge over it.
And that more Canadians will finally call a spade a spade, and a dictator a DICTATOR.
And that when this book is selling like hotcakes...
You know we're riding the wave of history. And that our dictator's days are numbered.
He never was our Hitler, he was just a shabby fascist, more like our Benito.
But I wouldn't be surprised if on his last day in power.
The scene in the PMO bunker looked a lot like this one...
And I do know what Canadians will be shouting in the streets, or out of their windows.
If they can make themselves heard over the sound of honking horns, bells and fireworks.
The Dictator has fallen !!! The nightmare is finally over !!!
And Canada lives AGAIN !!!
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