Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Con Regime and the First Shadows of a Police State
When I saw this photo during the hearings into Bill C-51 it sent a chill down my spine.
Because that posse is a horrible combination of stupidity and brute force, it looks like something out of a police state, or Pinochet's Chile.
And I knew those three amigos would lead us to a bad place.
And sure enough, now that their totalitarian bill has cleared parliament, they're smiling like cats who just ate a bucket of mice.
And threatening those who would peacefully protest against the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu's racist settler regime.
The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.
Such a move could target a range of civil society organizations, from the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Quakers to campus protest groups and labour unions.
Because they will do ANYTHING to please that racist regime, in relentless pursuit of the Jewish vote.
In January, Canada's then foreign affairs minister, John Baird, signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Israeli authorities in Jerusalem, pledging to combat BDS. It described the movement as "the new face of anti-Semitism."
A few days later, at the UN, Canadian Public Security Minister Steven Blaney went much further. He conflated boycotts of Israel with anti-Semitic hate speech and violence, including the deadly attacks that had just taken place in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket.
And the brutish Blaney will say ANYTHING to please his depraved master Stephen Harper...
Who in turn will say or do ANYTHING to pleasure his boyfriend Benny...
Even though Netanyahu's ugly regime is bad news for both Israelis and Palestinians, is constantly sabotaging the peace process, and can barely restrain its desire to attack Iran, and plunge the whole region into an even more nightmarish conflict.
Now it must be said that the Con threat to conflate legitimate protest with anti-Semitism will almost certainly be batted down by our justice system, which the Harperite cult has so far been unable to destroy.
Because like just about everything they do from Israel to Ukraine it's all hot air, designed to pander to the ethnic vote.
And just like they're always talking up the Great War on Terror, and making it sound like Stephen Harper is a Great Warrior Leader...
Reality is always considerably less than advertised.
They don't know what they're doing. They are making it up as they go along. And it's all just belligerent propaganda aimed exclusively at trying to win the next election.
But then what can we expect from those ghastly alien Cons?
And the truly disturbing question must be, if they are prepared to abuse our hate laws to intimidate their opponents, what might they do with their new and shiny anti-terror law?
For surely what we are seeing are the first shadows of a police state.
And the good news? We will use all of that against them in the next election.
Even the dumbest Canadians will understand that Quakers are not hatemongers, that peaceful protesters are not terrorists.
And that we need a Prime Minister who works for Canada not Israel...
For it is all a bit too much.
It is all madness.
And we do deserve better...
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There are riots in London........how come our MSM doesn't report this? And Cameron telling Nicola that she CAN'T hold another referendum in Scotland ! Loved her reply!
As for what is happening here in CANADA.......you are correct, Simon........"It is all madness".
Fine harper. Let's have this out. Try to use your Pants-Pisser Closeted-Cowards Act to criminalize something like a boycott. Amp your degenerate support for Israeli expansionism, racism and genocidal government ministers to the max, ... and we'll see who wins and who ends up looking like a defeated shit-head.
I liked Canada a lot better when we where leading the fight against Apriethied in South Africa. For me the Middle East is a mess and its not black and white. At the very least those who oppose Isreali policy are not terrorist or hatemongers.
And the really ironic part of all this?
Harper will do anything to appeal to his rightwing Jewish supporters, yes, but not all Jews or those of us from partially Jewish families support his actions on any level..and if this doesn't push those who have nothing but contempt for the Israeli government's agenda to vote this lunatic and his merry band pf fascists out of office, then nothing will....
Harper is beyond a delusional or even pathological liar and cheat he is deeply mentally disturbed. The majority of the so-called 'laws' he has made since 2011 will not pass muster in a Supreme Court challenge. Who does he think he is fooling except his rabid base?
Better yet throw him and his con criminal clowns out paint Canada orange and overturn every thing he has done. Be sure before you vote orange you get a promise from your potential NDP MP you get a promise in writing they will undo all of Harper's BS 'laws'...
I don't think they are doing this to try to get the "Jewish" vote. There are many Jews both in Israel and in other countries who are not happy with Bennie's policies nor Harper's. I'd suggest this has to do with Steve's religion and his need to suppress opposition. He isn't doing it for the "jews". He's doing it for himself and his "depraved" political and religious agendas.
we just need to set up a test case, prior to the election. Let Steve and his amigos try to arrest someone in Canada for protesting Israel's positions. Steve needs to remember there are citizens of Israel who are Muslim. The poor boy just can't read or perhaps chooses to not do so.
I doubt if Steve will try to have anyone arrested prior to an election, but wait if he has a majority. Many of us will meet for the first time, in jail. Ah, well, at least we warned Canadians.
The greatest threat to democracy in Canada, in my opinion, is Stephen Harper and his Cons. In Israel, is Bennie. Both of these guys are bad for the health of their citizens.
Coming soon -
Attack ads against the Conservative government are hate crimes and will be prosecuted as such.
Stating facts that do not align with Party Ideology is treason (it pretty much already is, but right now people are just fired, not jailed).
Interfering with or bad-mouthing oil and gas development is sabotage against The State.
Defending the environment and interfering with corporate poisoning of it is also treason.
The list can go on, and none of it seems far-fetched at all.
In response to the CBC article, Blaney is dismissing and saying "We'd never do that!". How many times have we heard this line only for the Cons to turn around and do the thing they said they'd never do?
Harper needs to be removed, and Truedeau cannot take his place. C51 needs to be ripped out along with Harper's bloated and corrupt defeated goon squad.
Shades of the Ronald Regan administration of the 1980's if you don't know about it George Carlin is describing the Harper-con administration to a TEE with a dash of humor thrown in:
Much of Harpers obsession with pleasing Israel and punishing anyone who criticizes it as anti-semetic is rooted in his Evangelical christian beliefs. He trys keeping his religion under wraps, but he in fact is a strong believer. This is not just about getting the jewish vote. The extent to which he's supporting Israel is way beyond necessity and it feels more like a crusade then a political decision. Get this guy out before he turns us into a theocracy. He\s also a complete buffoon. Internationally they think him a hick. Now he is trying through alternate roots to shove his religion down our collective throats. This inept bozo has no respect for Canadians. I for one and getting really weary of him!
This link added so that anyone who needs further evidence of the lack of support that the Conservative Canadian Government provides to its Armed forces is clearly articulated. The passing reference to that state that prefers to work in anonymity is incidental (Truly tongue in cheek - raspberry awarded to Benny and the Jets)
Harper didn't waste time in using his odious Bill C-51 to stifle dissent. Just like a kid with a new toy he's going to use or more fitting abuse it to sate his power trip driven bullying he inflicts on all who oppose him. Have fun while it lasts Stevie for October is coming and you'll be going.
YES! George Carlin was the best.........on any topic of conversation!
Steve may not think Canadians and the current opposition parties are ready for prime time and not hold an election. You know all those state secrets just can't be trusted to anyone. Only Cons know what to do with them.
If being pro Palestinian is anti Semite I'll be a monkeys uncle. Infact I'd say netenyahoo and Harper are two of the words biggest anti Semites
hi Kathleen...because of all the things that have been happening in Canada I haven't had the time to write about the British election. But needless to say I have been watching it closely, and couldn't be more happy about the results in Scotland. First the NDP wave in Alberta, and then the SNP wave in Scotland, I just can't believe it. I think I'm going to have to go out and buy a lottery ticket... ;)
hi thwap...yes isn't it outrageous? How dare they threaten us in that manner. But as I pointed out in my post it's all hot air. If you read the other MacDonald story you can access on the same page, the one with the e-mails from the PMO, you can see that they haven't got a leg to stand on. They will no doubt try to persuade some in the Jewish community that they are criminalizing opposition to Israel, but I doubt even they will believe them. And I'm still putting my money on the Quakers, one of the few religious groups I genuinely admire...
hi Steve...I ike that Canada a lot better too. And the tragedy is that we have a first class peace school in Kingston that used to turn out some of the world's best negotiators. I even thought of attending it myself.
And think of all the good we could have done in the Middle East and other places. This world needs peacemakers not war mongers...
hi maizdarlin...you're absolutely right. I don't know any Jewish Canadians who support him or Netanyahu. So he won't get their votes. And since a lot of other people support the idea of a Palestinian state that outrageous proposal to criminalize peaceful protest probably will end up hurting him. As I said in my post, they are now so desperate they don't know what they are doing...
hi Mogs...yes Harper and his gang now have to be in the Guinness Book of Records for all the flawed bills they have had rejected by the courts. They have spend gazillions defending stuff that was indefensible, and they will pay the price for that...
hi e.a.f. ...they are going after the Jewish vote, but you're right it's also aimed at their so called Christian Dominionist base, headed by the grotesque bigot Charles McVety The ones who don't really care about the Jews, they just believe that is the place their Messiah will return to. As for his terror bill, I have no idea where he is going with that one. But I am sure it will be abused, and needs to be scrapped as soon as is humanly possible....
hi Noah...my guess is that Harper will use the bill to try to intimidate his opponents, rather than actually arresting them. The bill kids so flawed all it would take is one challenge and the whole house of cards will come tumbling down. Also while Trudeau's position on the bill is unfortunate, he has promised to scrap iif he is elected, And since it's almost certain that if he is to become Prime Minister he will need the NDP to stay in power, the bill is almost certainly doomed...
Simon I have figured out scientifically Harper is not insane here is his dilemma are you ready? I hope you are sitting comfortably so you don't end up rolling on the floor laughing eh?
"The Reptilian Brain. The archipallium or primitive (reptilian) brain, or "Basal Brian", called by MacLean the "R-complex", includes the brain stem and the cerebellum, is the oldest brain. It consists of the structures of the brain stem - medulla, pons, cerebellum, mesencephalon, the oldest basal nuclei - the globus pallidus and the olfactory bulbs. In animals such as Palaeos com reptiles, the brain stem and cerebellum dominate. For this reason it is commonly referred to as the "reptilian brain". It has the same type of archaic behavioural programs as snakes and lizards. It is rigid, obsessive, compulsive, ritualistic and paranoid, it is "filled with ancestral memories". It keeps repeating the same behaviours over and over again, never learning from past mistakes..."
Sounds like Harper to me.
"The old mammalian brain residing in the limbic system is concerned with emotions and instincts, feeding, fighting, fleeing, and sexual behaviour. As MacLean observes, everything in this emotional system is either "agreeable or disagreeable". Survival depends on avoidance of pain and repetition of pleasure."
As an addendum the mammalian brain holds emotion such as loving your children spouse or others the reptilian does not have that capacity.
Now the third brain at the top of our skulls consists of two hemispheres one is responsible for rational thought processes the other for what is referred to as intuition. Non linear and hard to understand sometimes called 'the sub-conscious'...
So now I know Harper is not insane but he is operating from his reptilian brain coupled with the thinking rational side of the left brain neo-cortex. He ignores his mammalian brain which gives warmth and kindness and ignores his left brain [the intuitive side]. So therefore my conclusion he is "unbalanced" that is the scientific reason he seem so odd to the rest of us.
We need to use all four parts of our brains in balance. We also need to use all four of our bodies in balance the physical the mental the emotional and the spiritual. Spiritual does not mean you have to do the religious dogma dance...
Mogs, loved it. I saw an article on the same subject. You may oh so correct on all of this. Campaign slogans could look something like this: do you want a leader with an "old brain" or a "new brain". do you want a leader with a "reptilian brain" or modern brain. Simon a few cartoons on the subject might be fun.
To quote the arch fiend (our PM in case it isn't clear):
""When a trio of hooded men struck at some of our most cherished democratic principles . . ." Der Leader was referring to the trio of undertakers up there - Wyvern, Basilisk and Nought - all dancing attendance on Netan* the Yoohoo
*Netan - aka Nain (mythol.)
Michael Harris says in the interview about Harper: (16:08) "I don't think he's corrupt, but I think he's amoral."
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