Monday, March 18, 2019

Andrew Scheer and the Growing Fascist Darkness



For more than two years I have been trying to warn Canadians that Andrew Scheer is a leader like no other this country has ever known.

A far-right ideologue who is a mortal threat to the Canada we know and love.

But because my voice is a small and humble one, and I live in a country where so many are so provincial and ignorant of what's happening in other parts of the world, my warnings have always fallen on deaf ears.

Even as a fascist darkness engulfs us.



So that even after Andrew Scheer is seen to consort with far right extremists, walk like one and quack like one, journalists like Andrew Coyne can do a pretty good job of listing the symptoms.

Exploiting public fears of immigrants and minorities has a long and dishonourable tradition in this country. But exactly what kind of voter did Scheer worry would be put off by explicitly naming the sole victims and declared targets of a mass murderer? 

That all of this is happening in the wake of the 2017 murders at a Quebec City mosque — the New Zealand attacker cited it as a model — makes this winking indulgence of the worst elements of the populist right particularly reprehensible.


This isn’t about censorship, or political correctness. It’s about judgment, and choices. Scheer has been too eager to appease, or too afraid to offend, a section of opinion that is at best filled with fear and at worst filled with hate.


But totally fail to diagnose the disease.

Even though that disease should have been obvious from the moment Scheer hired the hate mongering Ezra Levant's business partner Hamish Marshall as the Con's campaign manager.



And followed that up by replacing Rona Ambrose when she retired, with the alt-right sympathizer Dane Lloyd.



Despite the fact that Lloyd was one of the few people in Canada followed by Donald Trump on Twitter, and is an outright reactionary. 

Who with his Trumpling views would not have looked out of place at a rally like this one.



Just like Scheer by promoting the deranged conspiracy theory that Justin Trudeau and the U.N. are trying to erase Canada's borders...



Would not look out of place at a neo-Nazi rally in Eastern Europe which is where that kooky idea originated.



A kooky idea that thanks to Scheer is now inflaming yellow vested extremists all over Canada...



Like those demonstrating on a Toronto overpass the other day.

And has resulted in a flood of death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.

But now at last the monstrous massacre of Muslims in two Christchurch mosques has finally alerted some Canadians to the world wide nature of this fascist conspiracy.
As well as explaining why Andrew Scheer has always been such a fanatical supporter of Brexit.



For all you have to do is read what the Christchurch killer had to say about Brexit. 

"People must face the fact that it [Brexit] wasn't a damn thing to do with the economy. That it was the British people firing back at mass immigration, cultural displacement and globalism, and that's a great and wonderful thing,” he wrote.

To understand where Scheer is coming from, and where he might take this country.



Which among other things must surely raise some disturbing questions about our Con media. Like why they would consider a fake scandal more important than a far-right takeover of Canada?

Are they just ignorant or provincial, or are they complicit in some giant conspiracy we do not yet understand?

I have no idea, but what I do know is that surely Canadians have seen enough to understand that Andrew Scheer must never ever become prime minister.



Wake up Canadians and smell the fascism in the air

And then fight him, fight him, fight him.

Before that far-right monster destroys this country...

21 comments:

  1. Oh, they're complicit. They know damn well what they're up to. They don't give a damn about a Trump North party oppressing minorities, or Neon Nazi massacres happening every week, as long as they get their tax cuts, Senate appointments and other financial or otherwise personal benefits. They also have a searing personal hatred of Justin Trudeau and delight in torturing him. A very German Schadenfreude. Just like Hillary Clinton. You watch, there'll be a virulent backlash to Jacinda Ardern just the same. Right now it looks like Trudeau is getting the Julia Gillard treatment. Run out of town on a rail after one term by a cabal of dirty right-wing men and assorted Stepford enablers. The more I see of this pathetic ordeal, the more it makes me feel like politics is for shit. Why does anyone even bother running for office knowing they'll get smeared with bile? It's already happening with the 2020 US candidates. Beto O'Rourke in particular is getting the "Justin treatment" here: M$M says "he's just not ready"; the purity voters call him a "neoliberal shill" and the RWNJs call him a f*g. What's the point. The idealists get chewed up and the scum rises to the top. None of these people deserve these vile dirty tricks and backstabbing, and yet here we are.

    John Oliver had a terrific interview with Monica Lewinsky on his HBO program the other night. It was all about public bullying. Not sure if you saw the harassment that a crew of fauxgressive shit disturbers were dishing out to Chelsea Clinton recently at a vigil for the NZ massacre victims, but that's the kind of venom she's been faced with nearly all her life. Same with Justin Trudeau, and now the sewer rats are going after his kids just like the same types did to Chelsea, the Obama sisters, Diana and her boys and now the grown princes and their wives (especially Meghan). Enough of this bullshit. Some people just need a good swift "sock" in the mouth. Starting with Warren and Bob.

    Justin HATED politics because he grew up in it and he saw what it did to his family. He begrudgingly let the party, then in shambles, drag him in so he could focus on policy and taking on Harper. Instead, all he got in return was "personality plays" and "power ploys" from the M$M, Internet basement dwellers, the leftover Harper cabal, and especially a trio of backstabbing bitches in his own party. I have nothing but the utmost contempt and hatred for Jody and her fangirls Jane and Celina. The only upside is that they're going to be forgotten and discarded by the cynical exploiters presently propping them up once their 15 minutes runs out. No one will ever trust them again, and their little palace coup has already backfired on them. Jody is delusional if she thinks she's ever going to have the top job like daddy supposedly foresaw in his crystal ball sitting across from Pierre. As for Scheer, he's incompetent. He's probably going to end up with little more than a minority-government clusterfuck one way or the other, and then he'll get run out of town on a rail faster than you can say Joe Clark. And he's no Joe Clark.

    I look forward to the tell-all from Justin and Gerald. Heck, call me! I`ll even ghostwrite it! Because I AM here to call people names. "Nazi" and "Nazi enabler" being the most appropriate ones these scumbags -- the Cons, the media, and the backstabbers -- all deserve.

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    1. Anonymous2:18 PM

      Hi Jackie, great description of Jody and the pussycats. A trio of treacherous, mean girls hell bent on revenge no matter what the cost to the party. The sheer audacity of JWR remaining sitting as a Liberal MP is the worst level of WTFism I've ever witnessed. She just needs to go away and may the farce be with her.
      JD

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    2. Hi Jackie...One of the main reasons I started supporting Justin Trudeau was because of the way he has been bullied by the Cons and the media ever since he entered politics. I have never seen anything like it, and the torrent of abuse has been disgusting. It is of course what the monstrous Cons do best. But It didn't work for Harper and I doubt it will work for Scheer. What it is doing is creating an angrier Trudeau, and I'm ready for that....

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  2. Anonymous1:34 PM

    That Brexit quote from the Christchurch gunman is devastating and explains so much. Andrew Scheer has no right to run for prime minister with far right views like that. The media better go after him or it will be complicit.

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    1. Anonymous1:59 PM

      Anon 1:34, Scheer's been getting a free pass since he, ahem, won the leadership so I'd say they are complicit. What's really shocking and he deserves credit for it, is Andrew Coyne unabashedly calling him out on it.
      JD

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    2. Hi anon....yes it does help explain why Scheer is such a Brexit groupie, despite the fact that Brexit has practically destroyed Britain. I was in the U.K. shortly before the referendum and I did see how naked racism was influencing the vote. But I never thought that a Canadian politician could be influenced by such evil nonsense. How wrong I was...

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    3. Hi JD...yes I have to give Coyne some credit for that article, and I'm sure it must have exploded with the force of a nuclear weapon inside Scheer's Fuhrer bunker. But as I pointed out in my post, Coyne like others in the media can't bring himself to call Scheef an alt-right sympathizer so the charade continues....

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  3. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Some person on Twitter just went through Scheer’s list of followers and it reads like a list of right wing wackos from Boris Johnson to Ann Coulter. It seems that Scheer is a right wing extremist who has been hiding in plain sight, and if our shit media hadn’t looked the other way he would have been forced to resign a long time ago.

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    1. Hi anon...yes I saw that and It's quite a list. What kind of Canadian political leader would follow Ann Coulter? Answer: not one any decent Canadian should vote for....

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  4. Anonymous3:09 PM

    I don’t have much faith that Canadians will realize the danger they are in especially with our media more interested in the SNC “scandal” than they are in the possibility that right wingers could end up running Canada. It doesn’t make sense but that’s the way it is, and we just have to hope that Justin Trudeau can win the next next election so we don’t end up with a Rob Ford type government running Canada.

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    1. Speaking of Ford monster trucks: Last I heard, the voters in the 905 are less attuned to (or upset about) SNC than they are about... the carbon tax. They hate Trudeau anyway, they have the most vicious, misogynistic, bloodthirsty anger towards McKenna, and Dougie is promising them Buck-a-Tank if they vote Con in the fall. That's what this is really going to hinge on: Obamacare North, environmental edition. Talk about a scorched-earth policy. So Trudeau has to deal with both a Hillary Clinton style manufactured scandal and ignorant resistance to his best attempts at being Al Gore. We saw how that turned out. Greta Thunberg is right: the "adults" in the room haven't the maturity to govern. Or, for that matter, to vote. I look forward to Ontario sinking into the ocean or catching on fire. *glug glug* "But her emails... But his DPA... But his carbon tax..."

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    2. Hi anon...I don't blame you for feeling that way, Insometimes feel that way myself. Canadians can be too provincial and fail to see the forest for the trees. And these days the forests are full of scary right wing beasts. But the fake scandal is finally fading, the Liberals have been shaken out of their complacency, so I am still very optimistic about Justin Trudeau's chances in the next election...l

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    3. Hi Jackie...yes, the Con's assault on the carbon tax does appeal to the greed of many Canadians, and it is a problem for the Liberals. But on the other kind it does give them the high ground on the climate change front, and that after a hot summer could have a big impact on the election. It is after all the biggest threat we face, and even some of the greedy morons in the Ford Nation are not prepared to cook their children. So that's something to bear in mind and use against the Cons...

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  5. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Bah I could care less if Scheer becomes PM. As long as he doesn't try to recriminalize marijuana.

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    1. Dude, that jackbooted jackass would make people wear patches on their overcoats. "Blazing up" would be the least of your worries en route to getting burned in the gas chambers. Because it's 1933.

      I hope Jody enjoys being dispatched on a modern-day Trail of Tears. Reconciliation would NOT be on Harper Jr.'s radar, that's for sure. Residential schools being contracted out to Betsy DeVos might be. After all this, I hope Justin packs up the family and moves out to Cali to write a book, maybe do something in the private sector or just kick back and enjoy retirement and spending time with Sophie and the kids. He deserves a chance at his own schadenfreude, watching the Wicked Witch of the West cry out about this cruel, cruel world, taking the blame for the consequences of her egotistical insubordination when her big house falls down upon her and her shoes curl up underneath it. We should all bring plenty of eggs to fling at her in the meantime, and Jane and Celina too. Sunny ways, you backstabbing bitches. Or should I say, sunny side up?

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    2. no all he will do is move the goalposts. He will set the potency rules to make legal weed like smoking rope.

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    3. Hi anon @4:25 PM...Well I see you're not very demanding. But don't be too sure that Scheer won't find some way to make legal dope harder to get, and remember he does want to put more Canadians in jail so make sure you're not one of them. Also make sure you don't get sick, because there won't be much of a Medicare system left after Scheer is finished with it. And you might want to save up your dope money too, because Scheer doesn't believe in pensions. So think about all that, and I'm sure you'll decide that you are better off with Justin...

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    4. Hi Steve...I wouldn't be surprised if Scheer did something like that. The Cons fought legalization all the way, and they know the best way to fight it now is to claim it's destroying the brains of teenagers and others. I'll try to remember that during the election campaign. You want to smoke rope? Then vote for the dope Scheer....

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  6. Being a fascist leader works in some places, places very close to home, we flirted with Harper and will kick weak andy in his lizard brain.

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    1. Hi Steve...I don't think anyone can rule out anything in this populist age. A lot of Canadians were way too happy with Harper, and Scheer has Hamish Marshall to data mine the deepest and ugliest impulses of Canadians so the Cons cannot be underestimated and remain a mortal threat to this country....

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  7. e.a.f.8:46 PM

    Had to laugh when I read the line from Scheer, about G.B. being strong once it left the E.U. A lot of Brits may come back from that position. An article outlined how integrated the British and European economy was. One example, if there is a hard Brexit, G.B. will be out of toilet paper within 24 hrs. Let them think about that.

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