I am a politician & writer and I rarely see a letter, which is as smart, intelligent and which encompasses a good case, on every level, as this one has!
Every point Michelle Matthews makes in her Open Letter, to all the Leaders of Canada's Centre-Left Parties, is SPOT ON. She get's the bigger picture and how dangerous a Man, Stevie Harper REALLY is!
If I were Liberal Leader, which one day I hope to be, with "help from my friends", as Steve would say, erm, Sing! My EARS ARE STILL RINGING!
Friends, like Justin Trudeau, Bob Rae & most urgently, disenfranchised Canadians, which is WELL OVER 60% of our total population, which has just slipped over the 40 Million Mark.
That's a lot of UNHAPPY people!
ESPECIALLY, for a country that used to be THE Number ONE nation in the world to live in, year after year, by the UN; that is, Pre-Harper Dictatorship, naturally. This time around, we are merely in 4th, which is NOT good enough for me, or the Canadians who want better for our amazing nation.
My first act as Party Leader, would be to negotiate a fusion of all Centre-Left Parties, into a more Democratic Liberal/Socialist platform. I would make it successful, as I'd take the main elements, concerns and ideas of all, and enable those ideas, which represent the overwhelming majority of Canadians; Not this hack, Quasi, Nazi, erm, I meant "Reform" Party, which only a few short years ago, was the butt of ALL JOKES!
Do you remember Stockwell Day, riding to his Press Conference, on a Jet-ski? Well, guess what folks, the same tool, became our Minister of Public Safety, and boy did I feel safe! NOT!
Fast forward a few short years and they are now running our nation, like we are a Banana Republic, whilst as Williams points out, with opportunity for themselves only, and the hypocrisy, that would shame the worst liar. To accomplish this, they feed an endless stream of feel good stories, that make them more electable, or seem to be more electable, and Canadians were already complacent enough, by letting Harper at a Minority.
60% of the nation did NOT vote for this Dictator, there is more division than EVER BEFORE and our Nation is paying through the nose for that "experiment" and now, because the fat slob sat his ass down, on a piano, all in BLACK (because he's as cold as the colour) its time for us all to think he's the "boy from next door" - Harmless and who will enrich my life? LIKE FUCK!
Viral on YouTube??
YES, its viral all right! Not because he's "sooo cool", but because he's such a JOKE, not because he played so well!
If the ignorant only knew!
Or did you miss the laughter at the start, which then turned to "diplomatic encouragement".
Guess he should just stick to his never-ending "Hockey Book" that he's never written, nor will.
Who the hell would buy it anyway? Perhaps Ben can give him some tips for the book!? WAIT, it's not like Ben Harper is a good hockey player anyway; my sources tell me his team mates dislike him, he's bossy (Guess who he got that from!), because his DADDY is the BIG GUY, literally - Obese even comes to mind - Frankly, I've just never hear about him actually HELPING his team play the game of Hockey!
Why are we, Canadians so gullible? Why does even a sliver of us, trust the WORST case scenario, even when they see evidence of the Harper Machine, manipulating everything they touch and the outright lies; About the facts, they wish so much to conceal & control, in an effort to hide his Right-Wing ideology!
As Leader, I would implement a Grading System for ALL MP's, Cabinet Ministers, PM ….… No One Would Be Exempt - The way it would work is simple and all we need to do is go "Back to School" for the answers.
Kindergarden, in the case of the conduct, within the House of Commons, ever since the divisive dictator, rose to "Minority Power"!
Each MP, would be graded on the promises they have made to their constituents, during their respective campaigns and ongoing, during their entire time in office.
If less than 80% of what the politician actually SAID is NOT ACHIEVED, or in the works, a failing grade would be given. We would then work off a "Notice Period" system, like in ANY other job; essentially putting the politician on notice "Keep your promises, or DON'T keep your seat" - It's THAT SIMPLE.
Everyone else seems to be held to this standard, school children, men and woman that work, yet Politicians are a breed onto themselves?
Yes, actually, they are, but we need to send a resounding and STRONG message, that no work, will NO LONGER BE REWARDED.
We all, mine as well, start burning our cash otherwise, cause that's exactly what we are doing just now!
Do you remember when the Harper Machine shut down Parliament altogether, for fear that he'd be ousted democratically? Well, what do you think got done in those months?
JACK, and I'm not talking Layton.
With such a formula in place, transparently made available online, for constituents to monitor and grade themselves, based on experiences with the Member of Parliament, would yield real results.
It's a word I like to call; Accountability. Something Steve, can't even spell, let alone act out!
This way, we have no MP's, who think they can openly discriminate against their own constituents, for example; especially when the MP knows, that the constituent voted for the opposite party or represents the other party.
Trust me on that one, I lived it with Gordon O'Connor, the most incompetent of all of Harper's Crooks.
No more saying one thing, and doing another; No more WASTED Canadian Money, on politicians who DO NOT DESERVE a penny, let alone the 100s of THOUSANDS they currently get FROM US, each! Plus perks!
THATS OUR MONEY!
Some people regard Fidel Castro-Ruz, the longest serving public servant, in global political history, as a Dictator. I know the Castro's, and Cuba is my second home & well, trust me when I tell you; Harper and his Reform/Progressive Conservative traitors, ARE THE VERY DEFINITION OF A DICTATORSHIP!
I'd rather be a POOR CUBAN, yet totally taken care of by my State, as best as they can, given the toll of a nearing 100 Billion Dollar illegal and genocidal Embargo, slapped down onto them, by the Imperialist, oil & blood greedy Yankee's!
As opposed to being a Poor Canadian, because being poor in this country, only makes one poorer, because the Social Support Network, or Disability & Welfare System, are MIA at best; they stopped caring about inflation and the general cost of living, back in the 80's, it seems.
They provide a MAXIMUM for rent allowance, yet you can't find a home, apartment nor a broom-closet, for the money they pay out, it's a bloody, crying shame! Why do we accept this? We are SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!
Please ask yourself; is this the model, we want for our country and for our PM?
Wake UP CANADA! You are letting multiple parties, fracture our Democracy, and in doing so, the Minority Right Wing, out in Alberta, are the one's having the last laugh; laughing all the way to the bank, on the back of over 60% of my fellow Canadians!
This is patently unacceptable.
Here are a few short examples, since Matthews didn't want to "go there" in her letter, which I found very commendable; I on the other hand, AM going there, because I can barely contain my disdain and contempt for the Harper Dictatorship & his faux Conservatives, now saturating and disgracing our Olympics, by placing a "C" on everything, which is almost a carbon copy, of their tyrannical Harper "Conservative" logo!
Enough, is Enough! This is a democracy, or was, not a Totalitarian Regime, which is exactly what Harper envisions for us! He's proven this, time and time again, with little or no effort.
There is a saying… When you play with fire… You get burned!
Canadians played with fire, gave this imbecile a chance and he's done so much damage ALREADY, that we won't be forgetting his nasty, unscrupulous legacy, until I'm ready to retire, in 30 years time! Reality is, history will record the Harper Regime, as the single worse Premiership, in Canadian History.
Lately, CHECKS, guaranteed based upon OUR hard won earnings ; TAXES & and the meagre living standard, now everyday place, in Canada, because Harper would rather give 50 Billion to the big oil companies, his good buddies! Calculate the total Corporate Taxes he's saved big business, who needs it less, whilst Joe Small Shop, closes, after being open nearly 100 years, taking all its employee's down, whilst Harper sips Martini's at 24 Sussex.
The crisis of electing Harper, has turned our middle class, into Under, or at the border of the Line Of Poverty!
Next stop for Harper; American style Ghetto's in each Canadian City! That should "American" us up - I bet that's EXACTLY what he thinks!
These Checks are being handed out either in Tory stronghold ridings, by people who are fooled into thinking these, are ACTUAL Conservative dollars! That is more than unethical!
But it comes even worse, as the other checks are going to ridings the Harper Regime wants, lusts for in it's twisted & sick way & needs, in order to win it's coveted Majority and finally seize Canada, into it's tight fist, and then WE ARE ALL SCREWED.
The Checks have nothing other than a Harper "Conservative" logo on ALL OF THEM! Implying the Harper Regime and his HACK "Conservatives" are spending money on Canadians, money which belongs to them, when it's OUR DOSH, not YOURS to put your dirty paws on!
WAKE UP CANADA, we are being BRAINWASHED, fooled and taken over, by Bush-like crooks, starting with the Bush Clone himself, Harper!
Followed closely by Harper's good friend, almost a clone of Harper, but who actually looks even worse than Harper does; who would have guessed that to be possible!
The ever retarded, Michael Ignatieff, the quasi Queen of the Liberals, who experienced Canada's FIRST political Coronation; as IN NOT ELECTED!
Lock me up Michael, if you don't like to hear the truth! You seem to have a SERIOUS problem living with the truth; like how you have belittled this country, our nation, when it's suited you; now you want the top job?
I WON'T BE HELPING YOU! I'd rather vote for Harper, then have a Fraud as Liberal Leader. Fraud because of the whole Weapon's of Mass Destruction thing; you do remember right?
You were RUBBISH on TV in the UK and I'm a VERY proud Canadian, but I RESENTED having you on my telly, when the UK was home, because you are at the TOP OF THE LIST, when it comes to Pompous, Delusional & total Ineptitude!
You're repugnant and YET ANOTHER STAIN, to taint the ONCE brilliant, Liberal Party of Canada, the party that has held power in Canada, a few dozens, and dozens of years longer, than the Tory's!
You Tory's celebrate my old friend Brian Mulroney, with what you call a "breakthrough" - Nearly each day!
We call this being a real politician, like Jean Chrétien, for example.
God how I wish Jean, who is also an old friend, would come running along, and SOCK it to Harper, just knock him out colder than he looks, alive!
Then I envision a nice, swift kick to the genitalia region, for Ignatieff; I think that would be enough to fix his "I'm the biggest Snob EVER" — voice.
Ignatieff also hates to be reminded that he has said on CSPAN that he is "An American, like all other Americans" - He also hates to be reminded that he was, and therefore still is, a Bush/Cheney, War Cheerleader!
He went from Metropolis, to Metropolis, mostly in the US, but also in Canada, and actually PREACHED, nay, BRAINWASHED, the American population into the Iraq conflict, which has claimed the lives of Hundreds of our, ONCE, Peacekeepers & caused the slaughter of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IRAQI'S!
Not to mention the destruction of Iraq & the illegal occupation, of their sovereign nation, by their enemy, the worlds Enemy; The Dysfunctional States of America; OOPS, did I say that out load?
I had better watch my phone and everything else, with the way the States is going, and it's getting worse with Barack Obama in charge, not better. The US generally despises descent, so I must be careful, I might find myself at Gitmo!
Seriously, Obama is tightening Bush Era legislation, like the Patriot Act, the single most Unpatriotic Act, EVER to be forced onto the American population, constantly, and the world, as and when they can, and we grant them the permissions, or so WE THINK!
Obama he has made it clear at the Capital, behind closed doors, that the "Buy American" clause, is rigorously enforced against Canada, despite Harper's LIES, that he somehow has an IN with Obama, and that this IN, will salvage Canada, from Protectionist measures.
I wouldn't mind the whole idea so much, if our previous leaders, Harper included, had not built Canada, to be pegged at reliance on the US Markets and trends, for when they have a hiccup, we nearly choke to death.
Are we not good enough, as a nation, to supply for ourselves, what we so NEEDLESSLY import from other's, like China? I think we are, but the message being sent is that Canadian goods, are no good, for US - Buy Chinese instead!
Goto any Loblaws or similar grocer and find yourself "Fresh Chinese Produce" - NOT Canadian, locally grown on the farm!
Here locally, in Carleton-Mississippi Mills & Lanark, some of the best Garlic in Canada is produced, yet, they MUST have a "Garlic Festival", each year, to try and remind locals and Canadians as a whole, that they exist, but have been merely replaced on our shelves, by the "cheaper" product, namely that which comes from thousands of kilometres away, causing a HUGE Carbon footprint in the process, and degrading the Chinese People, who have no control over their lives and must work for little to NOTHING, and then are brutalized regularly, by the Party that promised the people, it would resign at their will, if they ever want it to be as such.
Then came Tiananmen Square, and the Party is only more ruthless today, yet trading with them, is NO problem for us, or the hypocritical US, who Embargoes Cuba, at the same time, as trading with a REAL enemy, China.
An enemy, at least to the worlds population, in that Billions of its own citizens, also citizens of our world, have no voice and will never see freedom.
The US has spent 111 years, terrorizing Cuba's people, for domination of the island, when they failed, they simply shifted focus, labeled them "Enemy of the State" - Tried how many hundred times to kill a Sovereign Head of State, who is revered in Cuba, despite US lies, of the opposite being true!
Why is the US still punishing Cuba?
Because they subscribe to Communist Principles, the better ways of Communism, with well over 80% emphasis on Socialism, in it's purest form. Americans are trained to think Communism and Socialism are dirty words and represent the "devil". How ridiculous!
The Cuban people would have it SO GOOD, if that DAMN Embargo was ended, entirely…NOW.
Anyway, at least if I was shipped off to Gitmo, I'd at least be on Cuba, EVEN IF it's Occupied land, stolen from Cuba, by traitorous Cuban, heads of state, installed by the US, for their pleasure - The same parcel of land, that Cuba has asked to be returned, for over 60 years!
Its time to stand up, rise up together as a nation, in brotherhood and sisterhood, and forget about the polarizing figures before us, as they are merely installed muppets, controlled by forces much larger than we really know; just Google the Bilderberg Group;
You'd be surprised to learn that Harper was hand selected by the Bilderberg Group, to change our nation and bend it in the way in which THEY want it shaped.
Its time to show them all, that we aren't "going to take it anymore"…..