Thursday, February 21, 2019

Andrew Scheer, the Con Media, and the Far-Right Menace

This should have been the biggest story in Canada yesterday. The sight of Andrew Scheer addressing a gathering on Parliament Hill that was riddled with racists and other far-right extremists.

Members of a movement who routinely accuse Justin Trudeau of treason and demand that he be executed.

But instead our ghastly Con media ignored that story, concentrated all its efforts on trying to pump up that fake legalistic scandal that doesn't threaten the lives of anyone.

And even ignored this deeply disturbing incitement to violence from the Con senator David Tkachuk.

Which is so grotesque, he should have been charged by now, of fired.

But despite that, as far as I can determine, only one media outlet gave that story the coverage it deserved. 

"I know you've rolled all the way here, and I'm going to ask you one more thing: I want you to roll over every Liberal left in the country," Tkachuk told convoy-supporting protestors. Cheers erupted from the crowd. 

"Because when they're gone. These bills are gone," he said, referring to Liberal government legislation proposing an oil tanker ban in northern British Columbia and another to rehaul the pipeline review process.

Which is absolutely outrageous, as is the fact that also as far as I can determine, only one media outlet gave this story the coverage it deserved.   

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is being criticized by activists for his enthusiastic embrace of a controversial pro-pipeline convoy on Parliament Hill and ignoring its racist and anti-immigrant elements, and speaking at the same event as a white nationalist.

Even though Scheer is largely responsible for encouraging the spread of the insane far-right conspiracy theory, that Trudeau and the U.N. are trying to "erase our borders."

And for triggering a wave of death threats aimed at our prime minister.

Even though it's not the first time Scheer has been caught cuddling up to far right groups.

And even though far right violence has already claimed the lives of six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque.

And we live in a country where even dead children are not spared from racist bigotry. 

A stream of heinous comments has forced Quebec news channel TVA Nouvelles to remove a post on their Facebook page about the Halifax fire that killed seven children in a family of Syrian refugees. 

The comments took aim at the family for being refugees. Some saying “good riddance,” and “we’re tired of paying for them.”

So why is the Con media so obsessed with one story, that it can't see the much bigger one?

The one that is slowly poisoning this country.

Supriya Dwivedi wonders about the double standard.

And I wonder why the Con media seems oblivious to the danger of electing a far-right sympathizer as prime minister.

For let there be no doubt, Andrew Scheer is a clear and present danger to this country.

His views and the views of his ugly Cons are more American than Canadian, and can only lead us to fascism.

And if this country is going to survive, they must be defeated by whatever legal means necessary...


  1. Jackie Blue12:03 PM

    I told you this Lavalin bullshit was a red herring, part of a coordinated plot to take out Trudeau and the Liberals by any means necessary so that Kenney can have a rubber stamp on the pipeline from Scheer. ("Build that wall" / "Build that pipe.") What the O&G-funded media is also glossing over is that it's looking more and more like Princess Jody is just a loose cannon and a lousy lawyer with a grudge against her boss. Instead, they're making her out to be Christine Blasey-Ford when she's really more like Jessie Smollett.

    What the hell does that even mean, "to speak MY truth"? How about just THE truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? There's no such thing as a subjective truth! That's Rudyspeak, "Truth is not truth"! That's called, tada, a LIE!

    So not only is the media failing to report the far bigger scandal -- that the Trump-wannabe in Canada is giving support to violent Charlottesville-style hate rallies that call for the assassination of the PM and the violent murder of Liberal Party supporters by running them over with trucks -- but they're dropping the ball on the story they ARE fixating on, so they can canonize this unhinged backstabber, make themselves characters in a soap opera of their own creation, and character-assassinate the PM at the same time!

    If he goes down for a LIE told by a LYING LIAR who LIES to the LYING media and the LYING pollsters and the LYING DipperCons, it won't be his fault. The first syllable in his name is "Tru" and there is no reason why he shouldn't be held innocent until proven guilty with FACTS that simply aren't there. Rather than be automatically convicted in the court of public opinion. Because the rest of them -- Scheer, Bernier, Cullen, Wilson-Raybould, Fife, Solomon, Coyne, Kinsella (etc.)? They're all in it for themselves, not the country, and they are FAKE NEWS!

    1. HI Jackie... I think you have this fake scandal figured out. Like you I now believe that JWR had a grudge against Trudeau or Butts for removing her from a ministry where apparently she was doing a far from stellar job. And when she put out that ridiculous letter about judicial independence, she was then used by powerful corporate interests and their grubby media stooges to try to destroy Trudeau. It's simply pathetic, it's not going to work, but it will discredit all those in the grubby Con media who participated in this shabby farce....

  2. Anonymous2:49 PM

    I love your first image Simon. Adolph Scheer and Peckerhead Himler addressing their ilk. No shame that the she skank of the SS was there sharing the same podium as them. What a disgusting sight.
    ‎I have no doubts that the Cons are fully embracing the racist elements in this country to not only get their votes, it is who they are. They cant help themselves. Scheer doesn't even care what people may think because he knows the MSM will ignore it while they grovel about like rabid hyenas sniffing for a morsel of fiction to add to the fake SNC scandal. It is beyond pathetic. If I were JT, I wouldn't give these Con media corporations one red cent to help their dying industries because for me, they're already dead.
    And now we have a sitting Con senator who must have forgotten to take his meds and in a fit of rage, he's promoting violence against liberals? WTF?!
    Tkachuk would be wise to remember he's in Ottawa, a liberal town who wont take his threats very well. In fact, if I were him, I would be thinking long and hard about what I said, every time I cross a street.

    1. Hi JD....I'm glad you liked that first photo, and you're right it does have a bit of a Munich feel to it, especially with the ghastly Poilievre standing by his Scheer Fuhrer. A disgusting sight if ever there was one. I actually watched the whole of Scheer's speech on YouTube and it was very revealing. It was very short, he seemed anxious to get out of there, so I haven't the slightest doubt than he knew what he was getting himself into, and all his excuses that he didn't see any racists are nothing but hot air. As for the grubby Con media that somehow missed most of this hate fest, like you I hope that the government doesn't give them a penny, and let's them go to the bottom where they belong. Finally, I hope that the Con moron Tkachuk comes under some pressure to resign, and Scheer is nailed for failing to denounce him....

  3. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Thank you Simon for summing up what happened yesterday so powerfully. Scheer has once again shown us his true colours. If the Con media had any integrity they’d be demanding his resignation. But as we know those dirty bigots have no integrity or no honour, and only they could abuse dead kids.

    1. Hi anon....thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Although I'm a bit tired this week, I certainly enjoyed writing it. I want to help spread the word that those toxic Trudeau haters are out of control, and if the media won't bust them we will. And as for the filthy bigots who would abuse a refugee family with seven dead kids, they really are the scum of the earth, and yet another example of how the Cons are poisoning this country...

  4. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Have the conservatives been lobbied by SNC's foreign competitors like Haliberton. Guilty of far worse.That's closer to treason. Knee capping such an important Canadian company would be a big mistake.

    1. Hi anon....the Cons have been lobbied by all kinds of companies, but they only reason they are against SNC-Lavalin is because Trudeau is trying to save all those jobs which is what any prime minister would do. And you're right knee capping such an important company makes absolutely no sense..ll

  5. Anonymous5:53 PM

    What happened in Halifax is a terrible tragedy, and the Con bigots who abused that poor family are not fully human, and should be tracked down and jailed.

    1. Hi anon....Try as I might I could never understand or forgive those who would abuse dead children. Only Cons could do something that disgusting and something needs to be done to try to find out who they are so we can shame them in the eyes of the world....

  6. e. a. f.8:19 PM

    Scheer may well be taking a page out of Trump's play book, it worked for Trump. It worked for Bolosario in Brazil and its worked for Durtate in the Philippines. why not for scheer. He wants to win and he doesn't care how he does it. Now with people like that, they may also not care about other ethical and moral issues and then you have a problem like the U.S.A. does.

    of course the media is going to print, broadcast the way they do, they'd love nothing better than a Canadian shit show on par with the American shit show. People are watching and reading it and thus they make money. These corporations don't care about news. They care about the stock holders and how much they can pay them.

    Now as to the Senator who suggested truckers roll over Liberals. Unless the Crown can prove in court he was serious and advocating violence, they won't get anywhere. In fact arresting the Senator for these types of statements will simply give him and the rest of the racists a bigger viewing audience and platform. You have to wait until the right moment to arrest them Right now, there isn't enough, it can simply be put down to "enthusiastic" actions, they apologize. Arresting the Senator would also give the Senator an opportunity to allege they are trying to stifle his freedom of speech. It is a very fine line you walk in this arena and it is better to err on the side of caution.

    It is very unlikely any one was going to roll their trucks over other people. We may not like them and how they act, but it would be difficult if not impossible to demonstrate they are a clear danger to the public. The standard to press a criminal case is a tad higher than civil

    1. Hi e.a.f....Maybe that scumbag Senator can't be charged with inciting violence, but the fact is he is adding fuel to the bigot fires that are burning all over this country. And at the very least Scheer should be forced to ask him for an apology. For if you allow people to make those kind of threats and get away scott free you will only encourage others....

  7. Anonymous8:50 PM

    How soon we forget.

    He's inciting violence, the type that left 10 dead and 15 injured in Toronto at Yonge and Finch less than a year ago.

    Tkachuk must be disciplined and resign his seat.


    1. Hi p2p....I agree with you, he should be forced to resign. But I saw him claiming that he wasn't talking about running people down he was talking about rolling them down, or whatever, which makes absolutely no sense, but will no doubt be all he needs to get off scott free, and all I can say is that if you normalize that kind of behaviour you end up living in a jungle....

  8. Yes, he ought to resign his seat but criminal charges simply aren't going to work and if they did, at some future date we may find they are used against us, if there is a change in government.

    The Toronto incident wasn't just a person who hated, one could argue there was a degree of mental instability at play/ As I recall there was no increase in the national security rating and the man was described as being depressed. The majority of people, regardless of how much they hate some one, are not going to take their vehicle and run them over. It takes some sort of mental disturbance to do that.

  9. Hi e.a.f....He won't be charged and he won't resign his seat, and all he will be is yet another example of how the Cons are brutalizing political discourse in this country. And as I said a over, when you normalize that kind of behaviour, sooner or later you will regret it....