Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Stephen Harper's Obscene Attempt to Exploit the Paris Tragedy
It was a monstrous act of violence, that has shocked decent people all over the world.
The work of crazed fanatics, bullies and cowards.
Gunmen have shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in an apparent militant Islamist attack. Four of the magazine's well-known cartoonists, including its editor, were among those killed, as well as two police officers.
Made even more obscene in this country, by the way Stephen Harper is trying to exploit it for maximum political advantage.
After three gunmen stormed a French newspaper’s offices and killed 12 people, Canada Prime Minster Stephen Harper has instructed his cabinet and senior officials to reach out to their French counterparts and to offer assistance, Ottawa announced Wednesday.
Mr. Harper called the attack “a barbaric act” that serves as a “grim reminder that no country is immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world,” including the murder of soldiers in Ottawa and Quebec as well as the December shootings in Sydney.
According to a report from a friend in Ottawa, the Cons were hopping around Parliament Hill like "cats on a hot tin roof." Barely able to restrain their fevered excitement. Because of course this brutal act of violence couldn't serve their purposes better.
As I told you the other day, they have just produced another attack ad which has yet to be made public, but claims that Justin Trudeau is too "high risk in a high risk time."
And Harper will use this incident against Trudeau and Mulcair next month when he must decide whether to extend the air war in Iraq. And maybe even use it to call an early election.
Even though he himself couldn't be more cowardly.
You know, I feel a special kinship with those who were murdered at Charlie Hebdo, because like them, in my very humble way, I like to mock the bullies of the world. I know how it enrages them, and have received lots of horrible threats myself.
But the bullies must be mocked. And nobody must allow themselves to be intimidated.
So although I ran this video from our best known satirist Rick Mercer a few weeks ago, I think I'll run it again...
Along with my contribution...
And of course this one...
I'll have more to say about all of this later, and how progressives should react to what the Cons are almost certainly planning.
But for now I'll only say that we will remember what those terrorist bullies did, and how our own bully couldn't be restrained.
And we will condemn them ALL...
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