Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Cons and the Cult of Political Violence
The other day I wrote about how the threat of political violence was growing in Canada, and about all the death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.
I wondered why the Ambrose Cons weren't doing anything to rein in their violent supporters.
And I also wondered why the MSM had ignored this story for so long, even though it's so obvious, so disturbing, and so dangerous.
So I'm glad to see that Chantal Hébert has noticed a foul stench in the air.
And has let her nostrils lead her to the source of the problem.
While scores of Canadians were spending the summer smugly lamenting the ugly tone of the American presidential campaign, Canada’s Conservative party was allowing calls for the assassination of Justin Trudeau to be posted on its Facebook page.
Trudeau is hardly the first prime minister to be vilified by bottom-of-the-barrel opposition supporters.
But to openly call for the death of a prime minister goes way beyond venting. And for the Conservative party — an organization that as recently as a year ago was running the federal government — to play host on its Facebook page to an accumulation of such comments is astounding.
And although the Cons are vowing to clean-up their Facebook page, that will only bury the hatred.
The insane hatred that as Hébert points out, like I did, the Cons created and are still fuelling.
Perhaps because so much of the material the party puts out is devoted to attacking the Liberals, its comments section oozes anger.
By demonizing Justin Trudeau...
And ministers like the kind and decent Jane Philpott...
As only they can.
But what Hébert forgets to point out, is that the Cons are just following the playbook their depraved founder wrote for them....
For Stephen Harper was the one who introduced the ugly American-style politics of personal destruction into our country.
The one who used hatred and bigotry as a weapon.
The one who raised the little monsters in the PMO who are still running the party...
And unless Rona Ambrose can control them, or fire them, the hatred will continue.
And if she can't control them, she should resign.
We voted for something better last October...
A kinder, gentler, more decent Canada.
And now we must be prepared to defend it, from the Con bullies who would destroy it.
The hate mongers must be exposed, and shamed.
The violent ones must be charged and jailed.
Before the deadliest legacy of Stephen Harper leads us to tragedy.
And sets this country on fire...
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