I have rants up the wazoo, plenty up my sleeve for a long time to come, actually. But I am thinking this one may be my last (or near to last) to go public. Only a fool paints his butt red and wiggles it at a bull.
When Bill C-51 is passed and Canada’s secret police have even MORE powers (which, by the way, should be read as Canadians having FEWER personal powers, rights and freedoms as citizens), then expressing myself freely will no longer be legal. I am sure I will be able to express myself in some way but I’ll have to get a permit first and be vetted by security. They’ll screen me. I’ll have a ‘file’. They may haul me in and hold me in jail for whimsical reasons – because they won’t need any real reasons. They may even taser me for resisting arrest and striking an officer – which will not be true (not the first time, anyway) – but they will say it and that seems to be good enough for what will soon be our justice system. The government bully is just getting even more belligerent.
But you already know that. C-51 is in the news and you know it is wrong. Don’t you?
So, here is the rant-cum conspiracy theory: We have had no terrorist attacks in Canada since the Squamish Five blew up a shack in the wilds of BC. We’ve had nut-bars going on shooting sprees or buying pressure cookers but, of course, we have had those almost as long as the US has. Marc Lepine was the closest we came to a terrorist but he doesn’t count as a terrorist because his war was with women rather than the government.
Admittedly, the odd nut-bar has identified with some political terrorists and dressed up in funny garb to affect the ‘look’ but none of our home grown nutters were affiliated in any way with any organization whatsoever. And the government knows this.
But they want more powers anyway. As soon as C-51 passes they will get them. They do not want us to resist that bill. And so they skew the news reports. Maybe even make them up? And the media is complicit. And they pump the propaganda. And we are manipulated and truth and honesty and facts are lost while fear and prejudice is fomented. It is blatant. It is planned. It is evil. And we are falling for it.
Today I read that some remarkably fit-looking fellow wearing a face-covering dressed in an exceptionally clean and neat camo jacket spoke on an alleged terrorist video representing the al Shabaab terrorist campaign in Somalia (probably the only well-fed, clean Somalian in the country). Our video’d terrorist referred to an attack on the West Edmonton Mall (WEM).
Right. A Somalian terrorist threatens the WEM at precisely the time our nation is contemplating imposing a police state by way of new legislation? Could the timing be any better? Or could the timing be so good as to be implausible? I think the latter. Canada is NOT above black flag operations and this sure smells like one to me.
Again – don’t get me wrong. There are such things as terrorists. They do horrific things like beheadings and stuff. They shoot people. They are bad. Mind you, we shoot people, too. And our allies do beheadings (Saudi Arabia) and we all do horrific things when we want to or need to but I get it; we do bad things because we are the good guys and they do bad things because they are the crazy bad guys. Simple really. We are good. They are bad. Let’s kill ’em. Not only are we doing good work, we get their oil.
So, where is the doubt coming from, Dave?
I have no doubt. I know how it works. Us against them. Harper is just telling us the truth. They lie. So we kill ’em. What’s not to like?
The problem for me is that we are actually and obviously lied to by our own government in so many ways. All the time. They feel the need to lie to us, manipulate us, control us, take our rights, freedoms and sense of well-being. They fear-monger us. They push propaganda on us. They tax us and restrict us and watch us and even arrest and taser us and, for the life of me, I don’t understand that because we are clearly NOT the enemy, the enemy is an obviously nasty but well-dressed Somalian or an ISIL member.
Now, to be fair, and if I am being honest…..I, personally, have never suffered at the hands of a Somalian. Or ISIL member. Or any terrorist in Canada. I know, I know, the terrorists are evil and they behead people but, well, I haven’t seen it. Not up close. But I have seen our police taser and kill innocent people. I have heard Harper’s outright lies and blatant propaganda. And I see our armed forces bombing them. That has to make one think….no?
But do I have doubts about our government and it’s intentions? Of course not; we are the good guys and they are the bad guys and they need to be killed and we need to be lied to for our own good. Get used to Harper taking care of you that way, it is only going to get worse.