Sunday, April 12, 2015
The BC Oil Spill and the Harper Regime's War on the Truth
One of the reasons I hate living in Stephen Harper's corrupt, morally depraved Canada is that you can't trust anything his Cons say, because they lie all the time.
They spend billions trying to brainwash Canadians, they distract and confuse them. They muzzle their critics, and force government departments to synchronize their messages with the ones from the PMO.
Until the truth becomes some sort of twilight zone, and a democratic nightmare. Because without truth there can be no freedom.
So when I read that two days after a grain ship spilled about 3,000 litres of bulk oil into Vancouver's English Bay, the Coast Guard now claims that only six litres remain to be recovered.
I can't believe that either.
Not when I've seen English Bay with my own eyes, whizzed around it hundreds of times on my bike, and I know how big it is...
And how its waters lap up against other coast lines, and run into other waterways like False Creek on the left.
And not when it seems to me the Coast Guard is trying to put the most positive light on the situation, to make their Cons masters look good.
So they can call the recovery effort a "world class" success. Like James Moore was doing on Friday..
And Greg Rickford, the Con Minister of Oily Goodness was doing yesterday.
In an interview on CBC Radio's The House, Rickford echoed fellow cabinet minister James Moore's comments and defended the federal government's response to the spill, saying the situation is "well in hand and well under control. " He also commended what he called the Canada's "world class" safety system.
While making equally ridiculous statements like this one:
Minister Rickford tried to separate the spill from the debate about new pipelines, saying "we are talking about two different issues."
When in fact the response was dangerously slow, if the leak had been bigger and the weather worse it could have been a real disaster.
If the Cons hadn't closed the nearby Kitsilano coast guard station the response would have been much faster.
And if the Harper regime increases tanker traffic by building a pipeline, while cutting back Coast Guard resources, it will sooner or later lead to an absolute catastrophe...
So all Rickford is doing is parroting his PMO lines, in a desperate PR exercise designed to save Con seats.
After suffering a public-relations drubbing in the first 48 hours, the federal government has come firing back. It's hoping to contain political damage and save the seats of Conservative MPs. Two of the most vulnerable are the North Shore's Andrew Saxton and John Weston.
However, a large enough backlash against the spill can also undermine Conservative hopes in Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver Granville, and Burnaby North—Seymour, to cite three other ridings that the party is targeting.
And since as we know he likes to taunt his opponents by sticking his tongue out in a disgusting manner.
He's just crawling out of his black and oily lagoon, to do the same thing to the entire population of British Columbia...
And for that matter sticking out his lizard tongue at ALL of us.
Because when you can't trust the Coast Guard to tell the truth as brutal as it may be. And Harper's army is always covering up for Jason Kenney's lies. And the RCMP seems to vibrate sympathetically to the messages from the PMO, on everything from the Great War on Terror to the Great War on Duffy.
We've got a real problem, and we're well on our way to a police state, even before Bill C-51 completes the process.
It's a deeply disturbing situation, but we do know where this problem comes from.
From the depraved mind of Stephen Harper who has been waging war on the truth, and sticking his tongue out at our democracy and our Canadian values from the moment he came to office...
And we do know that the truth will not be rescued, and that we will not be safe or free.
Until decency returns to this land.
And that filthy monster is defeated...
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