Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stephen Harper's Monstrous and Obscene Day of War

It couldn't have been a more deeply disturbing sight. A pumped up Stephen Harper soaking up the applause of his wildly clapping and cheering Cons.

With a weird smile on his face.

Even as he prepared to vote to send our troops into a bigger and more dangerous war. 

Canadian fighter jets will soon begin bombing Islamic extremists in Syria as the federal government moves ahead with its expanded military mission in the Middle East. 

In a vote Monday evening, the Conservatives used their majority in a 142-129 vote to overcome New Democrat and Liberal opposition and extend the ongoing mission in Iraq by up to a year and expand bombing operations by CF-18s into Syria.

Now I realize that Stephen Harper is a clinical psychopath, and he's never quite sure when to smile or bare his teeth. But that was obscene. 

Smiling even though he's just increased the chances one of our pilots could end up in a cage like this one...

And Great War Leader just made our lives more dangerous. While claiming he's making us safer.

“We cannot stand on the sidelines while ISIL continues to promote terrorism in Canada as well as against our allies and partners, nor can we allow ISIL to have a safe haven in Syria,” the prime minister said. 

When in fact ISIS has not declared war in Canada. A six second reference to Canada in a 40 minute rant by some hairy fanatic with a tape recorder does not a declaration of war make. 

The two lone wolf terrorists had no known connection to the ISIS crazies, beyond the internet propaganda which triggered their own crazy actions...

As I pointed out last night, the reason ISIS doesn't carry out attacks in the West like Al Qaeda does is because it's an apocalyptic cult more interested in seizing territory in that region to facilitate the return of their Messiah. 

Which explains why although dozens of wannabe jihadis have left for Syria, the only ones who attacked us were two losers who weren't able to make it there.

And the only reason Harper wants to expand the war to Syria is to please his rabid religious base who want him to save the Christians in that country and their leader Bashar Al Assad.

Even though the dictator himself says the bombing campaign in his country isn't degrading ISIS, it's actually swelling their ranks. 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

"Sometimes you could have local benefit but in general if you want to talk in terms of ISIS, actually ISIS has expanded since the beginning of the strikes."

So Harper's War could end up helping ISIS instead of degrading it, while also helping their rivals Al Qaeda AND the dictator, which takes some doing and couldn't be more insane.

But then Harper's only doing it because he's desperate to distract Canadians from this economic disaster

Canada’s economy stalled in January, as harsh winter weather and the oil shock took its toll on retail and wholesale trade. Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product fell by 0.1 per cent in January, slightly better than the 0.2 per cent economists had anticipated, but a reversal of course from December’s 0.3-per-cent growth.

And I don't think it's going to work.

His war is too crazy to be popular. 

The economy is too much of a disaster to ignore any longer...

And Stephen Harper will soon find himself running on empty. And more desperate than ever.

For in the end Great Shrinking Economic Leader was left with nothing.

And in the rubble of Syria his fate was finally sealed...

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Steve said...

Harper crime policy creates more criminals and increases repeat criminals. His anti terror policies seem to be designed to promote attacks on Canada and causualties for our troops.

thwap said...

harper has a confident look on his face in that picture. I suspect he didn't look as confident hiding in that closet and breathing in the fumes from his urine-soaked pants.

If a CF pilot is shot-down over Syria, and ISIS loonies get a hold of him, they're going to remember harper's bravado and there will probably be a video that makes the burning alive of the Jordanian pilot look tame by comparison.

Still, most Canucks are more concerned with the economy. And there's a problem for harper: The shit-head imagines that if he destroys the statistical analysis, he can dismiss the reality of unemployment and poverty and insecurity. But on election day, all those left behind by harper's servicing of his wealthy paymasters will have their say.

Anonymous said...

When I saw Harper's shit-eating-grin in the HoC I almost punched the t.v. This sick SOB isn't fit to govern. We have no business being in Syria and our "contribution" is a joke though the way he screams from the rooftops "hey terrorists, I dare you to attack us", you'd think we have thousands of troops over there.
No PM has disgusted me so deeply as Harper has. His legacy will be that of a cowardly despot grasping at straws to retain power at any cost. In a word, despicable.

the salamander said...

.. Hi Simon.. As usual you're like a terrier after a rat.. instantaneous - lightning quick - fearless..

I do have a suggestion for you.. and at some point would like to get together.. exchange notes n views etc.
I currently believe the key to waking up & inspiring concerned Canadians
is by feeding, stimulating, challenging Mainstream Media.. to reflect reality & fact
To insist they be more like you.. to some extent !

Of course a certain portion of Mainstream Media is blind, lame, partisan, toxic .. & sellouts
but its those in media, journalism and the entertainment world, artists, poets, writers
that have conscience, Canadian values, ethics, concern, capability.. coherence
that need a push.. and some help at times..

We're close you know..

There's signs of groundswell.. journalists seriously questioning Jason Kenney, quavery Joe Oliver
ridiculing In/Out Minister Blaney, tracking Vic Toews, the Calandra's, Adlers, Anders, MacKay's
catching the froth from Andrew MacDougall in London, the spew from Ethical Ezra
and the numerous Sun shills.. asking who Ray Novak is.. or Jenni Byrne or Arthur Hamilton,
DeLorey - Friend send 15 $ or Van Loan .. the list seems endless..

But we need to light a fire under Mainstream Media... promote & praise their good work
and identify and lambaste the partisan losers & sellouts..

Canadian citizens & voters absorb their information, rumor, newz, opinion, suspicion & revelation
from myriad sources, aggregates, agencies, entities.. twitter, web, TV, radio, propaganda
and word of mouth within thousands upon thousands of distinct Canadian communities

Think about that Simon.. and remember the ancient Chinese saying..
'he who rides the tiger, dare not dismount'
and that's Stephen Harper.. he really can't get off now

An entire country named Canada is alive, alert.. dynamic.. concerned
and all Harper has is a bunch of whipped MP's.. all frighteningly full of shit
an astounding electoral database - CMIS, which is being replaced by NationBuilder
and control of Canada's Budget, RCMP, Spies, Military & thousands of Justice Lawyers..
and his corporate Big Energy, Mining Resources sponsors & secret partners

We need Mainstream Media to start taking giant bites out of Harper et al
We need the public to see and hear what is actually going on..
We have a rogue government.. who's current strategy is to steal 4 more years of control
and defy Parliament if necessary to do so.. whether via Election Fraud
Prorogues, resisting Non Confidence, twisted War Footing proclamation
refusal to return or recall Parliament .. We really do not know
how Harper plans to inhibit, cage or kill the tiger ....

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Simon, for another amazing post. You have such a way with words. You come to the point and give it to us in a nutshell! I would love to see your posts published in newspapers around the country and I would love to see you interviewed on television or on the radio, but of course, this will never happen. So much more Canadians could be reached this way because this is what is so important, to reach as many Canadians as we can with your messages of how it really is. Too many prospective voters don't realize how it really is! For instance, the silent majority who don't vote. I just know that your amazing posts would get them out of their lethargic state. Simon, there are times when I read your posts that I start to feel shaky inside and this morning, I cried, especially when I saw the look on Harper's face. As I write this, I feel ill. At times like this, I realize I need to take a break but I know that I can't. I don't know how you do it. Take care!

Anonymous said...

I looked up the dictionaries description of terrorism and found this:

-the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. = Stephen Harper

-the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. = Stephen Harper

-a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government. = Stephen Harper

Hugh said...

Budget? Where's the Budget?

Anonymous said...

I saw Tony Clement's father (Joe Oliver) at the Ottawa library reading "Budgets For Dummies" and he was only half-way through it. He also had a cookbook.

Anonymous said...

Oh well. When media is bought and paid for. And CBC has been gutted?
Harper is only following the same plan as below 49th. Spewing nonsense, instilling fear, bribing voters, declaring himself above the law, appointing puppets in key positions, Intimidation,

I do not disagree with you, just a bit older and more jaded. I have watched CBC collapse.

I have watched this country being sold. SAD.

I just donated, again, to NDP. Harper is counting on a split vote against. Libs. and NDP divide that gives another "majority". Nothing can save us.

e.a.f. said...

Bombing Syria will only draw more young people to ISIS in the middle east because they hate us in the West more than Assad. ISIS isn't some danger to Canada. We have more danger from drunk and distracted drivers and yet we don't have a bill C-51 to deal with them. We haven't done much besides fine drunk and distracted drivers. Even when they kill some one, they don't always go to jail.

We loose more people in this country to gun violence than we will ever to ISIS "terrorists". But when I looked at stevie and his "smilie" I thought perhaps he was having his "second coming". Well his church believes in second comings doesn't it. Oh, they meant some guy by the name of jezus.

"great warrior's" rabid base isn't interested in saving Christian Syrians. The majority of them are sitting in refugee camps in Jordon and I don't see any of them headed to Canada any time soon. Scanda has taken about 30K, Canada, not so much. the rabid base thinks its fighting the second or third or fourth crusades. stevie and his Cons need to keep their religion out of our House of Commons. Lets see some of those in the rabid base start sponsoring the Christian Syrian refugees. Not holding my breath for that either.

Simon said...

hi Steve...yes, I think you summed it up well. Just remember that after Bill C-51 passes you won't be able to tell the truth on the internet. You'll have to write it on a wall...

Simon said...

hi thwap...yes isn't that look something? It was actually worse on TV. He looked like he had just swallowed a canary, or in some depraved state of arousal. And there can no longer be any doubt war does excite him. Even if whatever Kenney says, there is now a much greater risk that one of our pilots could be captured, because there are no friendly boots on the ground in the area they will now be bombing. But yes, I think you're right, war fever will subside and other issues like the economy will become more important. In fact, I would ignore the war, and focus on those other issues right away...

Simon said...

hi anon....yes, it was appalling wasn't it? He was so inflamed with war fever he couldn't control himself. He couldn't even pretend to be Churchill, or Thatcher, or Stalin. And it is as you say absolutely despicable. However, the good news is that his bestial behaviour is exposing the real Harper, and hopefully those who have been blind for so long will finally understand why he needs to evicted from power as soon as is humanly possible. And for that at least I am grateful...

Simon said...

hi salamander...thank you for your kind words. I try my best to register my protest and encourage resistance. Some days are easier than others, because like so many I now feel I'm living in a nightmare. I deeply resent having to fight for democracy in a country like Canada. It enrages me that so many years of my life have had to be spent writing about politics, when I'd rather write about other things, or play my guitar or whatever. But you're description of the state Harper is in couldn't be better":

'He who rides the tiger, dare not dismount'

He has committed himself to that wild ride. And let's hope it has a savage ending...

Simon said...

hi anon...thank you for those kind words of encouragement. As I told Salamander I do my best. I very much doubt that any media outlet would hire me, but I do have some great readers, and I'd rather write for them That way I can try to tell the truth as I see it, rather than have to measure my words. I'm afraid too many media organizations have come to resemble the people in that city who dared not tell the Emperor that he had no clothes. At first although I was frustrated I could understand that blindness, because nobody had ever seen a leader or a party like the Cons. They were outside the Canadian experience. But now there can be no excuses, we know that they are rotten and we simply must defeat them. But don't be discouraged, or let him get you down. It is Spring after all, and although it is sometimes hard to realize, we do have the wind in our sails. He is vulnerable, he is desperate, and we are going to defeat him. Believe it or not Prince Philip himself once told me that school was like banging your head against a brick wall. It felt so good when it was it was over. And for once he was right. And defeating the Cons will be the same thing. A wonderful experience that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. So cheer up eh? ;)

Simon said...

hi anon...yup, and if you look up the definition of fascism, the beast is getting pretty close to qualifying as that too. Never in my life could I have imagined a Canadian Prime Minister using fear and war for crass political purposes. I still have trouble believing it. But it offends every bone in my body, and it only makes me want to fight him even harder....

Simon said...

hi Hugh...good question. Joe Oliver has been away for a while allegedly working on it. But I suspect that he's just been kept in a cool dark place, because it's all too much for him. But it is scandalous, and at a time of economic uncertainty it's only making the situation worse...

Simon said...

hi anon 4:14...Well that explains it. I just told Hugh I thought Ol' Joe was having a nervous breakdown, and the cookbook confirms it... ;)

Simon said...

hi anon 7:34...goodness, you sound as if you need summer almost as much as I do ;) Look I understand how you feel. I feel the same way, I just don't let it show on this blog lest it give the beast any satisfaction. Every decent Canadian can't help but being depressed by what the Cons are doing to our country. But cheer-up, you're still in the fight, supporting a progressive party, and although we face quite a challenge, we are more than them, we are better than them, and if we are smart we will beat them. And as I like to tell people, imagine how good that will feel? My martial arts instructor, a fearsome ex-commando, used to tell me over and over again "no pain no gain" and I interpreted that to mean that I shouldn't feel guilty about thrashing my opponent, and we are all going to do that to the Cons. So cheer up, it's going to be AMAZING... ;)

Simon said...

hi e.a.f....I agree, Harper is out of his depth. His black and white mind isn't equipped to deal with complexity. But his religious base, which is connected to the religious right in the U.S. has been putting enormous pressure on him to save the Christians in Syria. So I have to feel that's the real reason he is expanding the mission into that country. But whatever the reason, he is doing it for crass political purposes, and for that alone he deserves to be removed from office. For it is the lowest any leader can go...

e.a.f. said...

From my readings tens of thousands of Syrian Christians are in refugee camps, so he can't be bombing Syria for that reason. He may be bombing Syria because it has a muslim president, but that is it. About all that is left in many areas of Syria are simply fighters, people committed to the cause by fighting. They won't be leaving. Those who have really been interested in leaving, have done so, and there are hundreds of thousands of those, of every religion. All they do is sit in Jordon and Turkey. Don't see any of the Arab countries taking them. Scanda countries have taken 30K, the rest sit there. Stevie just likes to kill people, at least that is all I can figure out.

Hanna Cora said...

I just had a flash thought:
Canada is placing itself in the READY POSITION TO JOIN IN THE ATTACK ON IRAN. I suspect it will be under covert operations and not war as we know it. Any thoughts??

Anonymous said...

I caught his nibs just full of praise for himself doing such a great job and then I read where it seems the harpo government has added 176 billion dollars to Canada's federal debt.Good show.