- Democracy is the theory that the common people know what
they want and deserve to get it good and hard. U.S. journalist H.L. Mencken
- Over the last several years, I've written copiously on
Stephen Harper and his fealty toward Israel. I have shown, convincingly,
I think, that he rules not by the consent of Parliament but according to
his own dictatorial sense of Divine Right, a toxic blend of neo-con economic
theology and sociopathic biblical literalism.
- As the standing pic of him on my front page shows, Harper
cannot really be considered the prime minister of Canada because that would
imply he governs on behalf of Canadians, respects Canada's institutions,
and makes rational policy in the national interest. As we have seen, though,
Harper and his cabinet of loyal sockpuppets unapologetically wage war on
the civil service, censor scientific reports, intimidate critics, lie to
Parliament, and send our military to die in foreign colonial wars.
- In truth, Harper is a traitorous lackey who governs Canada
on behalf of his masters in Tel Aviv and Washingtelaviv. Our Constitution,
judiciary, rule of law, civil liberties, Parliament-even our very sovereignty-are
all commodities to be bargained away in the name of delivering Canada into
the hands of the Isramerican empire (Darth Vader-like exhale). To paraphrase
Louis XIV, "l'état c'est Harper!"
- Canadians cannot look to Parliament alone to stop the
slide into fascism. The standard excuse from the Opposition is that Harper
has been given a mandate to govern. That might seem to be the case, but
a democracy cannot be reduced simply to the blind rule of the ballot box.
A democracy is a set of constitutional principles, political beliefs and
cultural traditions that persist over time and are larger than any government.
It cannot be "the will of the people" to elect a government that
goes out of its way to destroy these principle, beliefs and traditions.
Treason is still treason even if committed by an elected government. Take,
for example, the recent G8 Summit in Deauville, France.
- Among the subjects covered in the summit-ending communiqué
was the Middle East, specifically Palestine's plan in September to declare
statehood based upon the 1967 borders. These borders are recognized in
international law per UN Security Council Resolution 242(Nov. 29, 1967).
The resolution, approved 15-0, emphasizes the inadmissibility of the acquisition
of territory by war, and demands that Israeli armed forces withdraw from
these territories. (Israeli arguments to the contrary are easily debunked.
For proof, click here.)
- Resolution 242 has always been the basic starting point
of Canada's Middle East policy; without it, the last 40-odd years of "negotiations"
with Israel make no sense. The resolution was even the starting point for
the 1993 Oslo Agreement's Statement of Principles, which Canada endorsed.
Politics aside, Canada, like any nation, must acknowledge the 1967 borders
because it is the law. As is now painfully clear to the whole world, Canada
no longer respects international law.
- Leading up to the signing of the summit's final declaration,
the signatories were prepared to include a sentence reaffirming the primacy
of the 1967 borders as a basis for a negotiated settlement. Harper, though,
refused to sign. He would not endorse the 1967 borders. In an instant,
40-plus years of political tradition and legal conformity were summarily
repudiated. This, Harper had no right to do.
- What caused this abrupt change? It turns out that, at
the behest of a foreign leader, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Harper agreed to draft a statement for all G8 ministers that would exclude
any reference to the 1967 borders. For the sake of consensus, the other
ministers capitulated to Canada's obstructionism and agreed to remove the
reference. The declaration also included a pro-Israel criticism of Palestine's
legitimate plan to declare statehood in September at the United Nations.
- There is a direct cause and effect between Netanyahu's
call to sabotage the declaration and Harper's complicity.
- · Did it benefit Canada to deny its political
past, violate international law and deny Palestine its legitimate aspirations?
- · Did it harm Canada to deny its political past,
violate international law and deny Palestine its legitimate aspirations?
- · Did Harper's actions benefit another country?
- · Did Harper represent Canada at the G8 Summit?
No, he represented the interests of a foreign government.
- · Is Harper the Prime Minister of Canada? No,
he's Israel's governor in Ottawa.
- The Revolution has been televised!
- Parliamentary page Brigitte DePape, the real Speaker
of the House, inspires Canadians to do what our Parliament cannot do to
protect our liberties.
- Forty per cent of Canadians may have voted for a police-state
on May 2, but 60% of us want to preserve our democracy. It was this silent
(silenced?) majority that 21-year-old Parliamentary page Brigitte DePape
had in mind when she help up her "Stop Harper!"sign in the House
during the Throne Speech.
- In an interview with CTV, she said Canada needs its own
"Arab Spring" and that Canadians need to engage in civil disobedience
to stop Harper from ruining this country. Her passion, anger and courage
should inspire all Canadians to do what needs to be done not just to expose
the hijacking of our foreign policy but to protect our civil liberites,
medical care, and the environment. In defence of freedom against a fascist
government, everything is permitted.
- Canada is now the world's leading rogue state after Israel.
How does that make you feel, and what are you prepared to do about it?