The Great Canadian Sellout?
questions about fascism and the "Canadian Way"
Harper seems to have us all hog tied and ready for market. Yes,
we’ll all be lined up and accounted for to accommodate the signing
of the free trade agreements and the sell-off of our natural
The legalities will all be
in place to silence Canadian scientists, environmental agencies and
First Nations objections.
Harper will have most
trouble, I think, with the more traditional First Nations. I believe
this is why Stephen Harper has recently attacked seven major
Canadian environmental groups with government “investigations.”
The leaders of the
environmental groups can’t, or won’t, discuss matters pertaining to
these “investigations”. If the investigations are drawn out, then
they could last until pipes (Kinder Morgan, Enbridge) are in the
ground in BC. Which of course would be too late for the
environmental groups to be of much assistance in rallying around
First Nations who have already been doing most of the heavy lifting
in protesting the pipelines and the traffic.
So if our scientists and environmental groups are silenced with
threats and threats of threats, who’s left to assist First Nations
if needed? Individual activists?
Harper’s got that covered, too, with his new Citizenship laws. At
least this law would affect activists like me who hold dual
citizenship (US-Canadian). Of course the law reads that one would
have to be guilty of “terrorism” to be stripped of one’s Canadian
But who defines these days what “terrorism” means? The government in
charge, of course, both at home and abroad. I have already been
compared by the Crown of BC to violent pedophiles who re-offend
because I often practice civil disobedience in defense of BC
forests. In the Eagleridge Bluffs aftermath the crown submitted to
the court suggestions that I be sentenced as a incurable repeat
offender. And even if citizenship matters do come under the head of
immigration instead of the Supreme Courts of Canada we all know that
immigration is not independent of the Harper government.
I believe Stephen Harper intends to cram pipelines down our throats,
with the Christy Clark provincial government steering the
destruction, of course, with both the major Kinder Morgan and
Enbridge pipelines along with Keystone XL ( I think Obama is going
to approve this) through Alberta and Saskatchewan. With
environmental groups and environmental scientists silenced, and
people like me softened on the side lines, Harper thinks in the long
run he can just buy off First Nations or bully them into submission.
Well, I don’t know about that.
It is becoming clearer that both the US and Canada are quietly
becoming quasi-fascists. How can this happen in democratic countries
where the Jewish Lobby wields so much influence in both countries? I
believe patriarchal religions cloud the mind and wipes out the
concept of citizenship. For instance, Stephen Harper took an
enormous delegation of rabbis and other influential Jewish people
with him as well as cynical politicians when he visited Israel
recently, thus positing Canada solidly in the Jewish camp.
However, Stephen Harper is also presently acting as the bad cop for
the Obama administration in trying to present Russia as a demonic
threat for giving the people in Crimea a choice of their future
(which they have just taken advantage of by voting to join Russia)
while the US is busy supporting and engineering the pro-fascist
government in the Ukraine.
According to some news reports, already many Jews are leaving the
Ukraine because of the swastika signs painted on their synagogues
and threats of violence to their persons. Israel is certainly aware
of these neo-Nazis in the new Ukraine government but raises no
objections. Netanyahu’s hatred of Syria and Iran is so overwhelming
it evidently tops any worry about the rise of fascism in the
Ukraine, or anywhere else.
Stephan Harper’s fervent support for Israel no matter what they do
is not just a favor to the Jewish lobby in my opinion, but religion
based. Harper believes literally in the Bible which is why he can’t
tolerate scientists. And the Bible suggests that Israel must be in a
fiery conflagration before Armageddon can happen and Jesus can come
again. In my opinion, we are living in a country where political
decisions are being made to facilitate the necrophiliac religious
fantasies of our leader and forwarding the specter of an all-out
third world war.
So we have this situation where our prime minister clings to Israel
no matter what that government does, while abetting and abating the
rise of fascism in the Ukraine. With his particular mind set and
religious beliefs, tearing up Canadian earth, water and air with
pipe lines, fracking, and tanker traffic from tar sands does not
present a contradiction for Stephen Harper. It’s all good.
But it isn’t all good. We, as citizens know it isn’t all good. Or
even partially good. And we have to ask ourselves…what is the duty
of citizens when our governments become incapable of choosing
between right and wrong? Do we abdicate our responsibility as
citizens? Or do we resist?
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