Friday, February 20, 2015
Significant Weeks Ahead in Politics
Are the Tories
fearmongering with Bill C-51?
Richard Harrington, Chilliwack
you well know, there is a great deal of debate going on right now on
this recent Harper Bill. I just finished watching a re-run of Thomas
Mulcair's speech on this topic. As biased as I may be; I was very
impressed with his forceful and intelligent attack on this bill.
Without going into the lengthy detail of Mulcair's comments- suffice
to say that he pointed out clearly the fact that this Conservative
bill is the "First" election plank of the coming campaign. This
"Playing with Fear" legislation is, of course, playing on the fears
of the population and hoping that this issue alone will garner
another majority government for the Conservatives.
I truly hope that I am wrong- however, I fear that many voters are
easily led on such emotional issues.Years ago I read the fabulous
book on the rise of Hitler entitled " The Rise and Fall of the Third
Reich". It clearly showed how the Nazi propaganda machine
manipulated public behaviour like nothing else in human history.
After reading the book a second and then a third time- I learned
more specifics on just how the Nazis used fear (of the Communists)
to convince the voting public to support the Nazi party over eight
other parties. Their manipulation was literally genius.
This is clearly what Harper is doing right now- hopefully, the
public in today's Canada will not fall for this deceit. Elizabeth
May is voting against this legislation. Good for her. The Liberals
are SUPPORTING the legislation. Does this surprise you? It does not
me. Please be aware that the next few weeks may determine where the
electorate "swings" on this issue. I am extremely proud of Mulcair
and our New Democrats for having the fortitude to stand up against
this Freedom-killer piece of legislation. If only the Germany of the
1930s had an opposition like the NDP, we may not have seen the
horrors of World War Two.
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