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.It’s an international movement. It feeds on hatred. It is all over social media and the internet. Its followers talk to each other, and spew their hatred and documentation all around the world. It’s a real threat. Enough nonsense about the “lone wolf”. https://t.co/FHNUIFSGDb— Bob Rae (@BobRae48) March 17, 2019
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...