Thursday, February 19, 2015
Tom Mulcair, Bill C-51, and the Monstrous Xenophobia of Stephen Harper
It was good to see Tom Mulcair finally take a stand against the Con regime's totalitarian anti-terrorism bill.
Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair says the NDP will fight the Conservative government's new anti-terrorism bill when it goes before the House on Wednesday and pushed for the Liberals to do the same. After his party's weekly caucus meeting, Mulcair said the real threat of terrorism requires responsible measures, not the "dangerous, vague, ineffective" Bill C-51.
Because it needed to be said: Bill C-51 is a rotten bill and should be scrapped.
But what was depressing, and deeply alarming, was to see how Stephen Harper reacted:
"This is, in fact, the attempt of the NDP to always say that anything that is in defence of our security somehow undermines our freedoms. That is simply not true," Harper said. "All we are seeing is as the NDP's positions on this issue become more and more irrelevant, more and more unconnected to Canada's real concerns, their statements on the issue become more and more extreme."
Because it's clear that he's the one becoming more and more extreme. And is not only trying to scare people into voting for him, and turn this country into a sinister surveillance state.
But is also unbelievably enough, trying to stir up xenophobia for crass political purposes.
He has seen that fear and ignorance is on the rise in small town Quebec.
And like a shark attracted by blood in the water, he is determined to exploit it for maximum political advantage.
For why else would he raise the niqab issue while travelling through that region? And why else would Chris Alexander, confuse a niqab with a hijab?
When the two are quite different, and even a page in the House of Commons wears a hijab. As do thousands and thousands of other Canadian women.
Why would he say something so stupid, if it wasn't part of an organized campaign?
Only a week after the Harper government asked supporters to sign a "sickening" online petition invoking negative stereotypes of First Nations, the Conservative Party of Canada has released a new and equally divisive petition to supporters, rallying against "face covering" during citizenship oaths.
And Alexander wasn't trying to please his boss...
Or follow him into the gutter.
As he always has since he sold his soul to him...
Even though the niqab issue is a fake one, since the woman in question has agreed to reveal her face in private to citizenship officials before the ceremony.
And whether you agree with the use of the niqab or not, and I don't because I'm an atheist and a supporter of women's rights. The fact is, it is a violation of her religious rights.
"Freedom of religion and conscience are at the core of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because they are at the heart of what it means to be Canadian. We don’t ask people to give up their religion when they come to Canada; on the contrary, Canadian law protects their religious practices, which is why Canada has long welcomed all sorts of faiths persecuted elsewhere."
And all the Cons are trying to do is stir up anti-Muslim feeling all over country, in a depraved attempt to create yet another wedge issue, and try to win another bloody majority.
For why do you think Peter MacKay would define terrorism as being "culturally motivated" even though the Criminal Code does not?
And when asked to explain himself yesterday did reply like this.
Peter MacKay had a simple, gruff reply when asked by reporters what the definition of terrorism will mean in the government's latest anti-terrorism bill, C-51. "Look it up," the justice minister said as he walked past waiting journalists on Parliament Hill Wednesday.
Because he knows he's wrong and he can't defend the indefensible.
But since he once borrowed his neighbour's dog to try to guilt out Belinda Stronach, he must surely know what a dog whistle sounds like...
And that Stephen Harper is appealing to the most bestial instincts of Canadians, in a last desperate attempt to win another majority, even if he rips apart the social fabric of this country.
Think about it. That's how low he has fallen.
And yeah, Tom Mulcair did well today. But let there be no illusions.
Stephen Harper is taking us to a hellish place.
And we will not destroy that foul bill, and we will not be safe.
Until the day that maniac monster is defeated...
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