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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:55 pm
 


<strong>Written By:</strong> Diogenes
<strong>Date:</strong> 2006-01-20 13:55:48
<a href="/article/135548640-god-bless-canada">Article Link</a>

Some might say Bush uses the line because he has nothing else to say, and I don't doubt this is part of the truth. But slogans of this kind are always used to protect dangerous people from criticism. The words are used also as code, a kind of insidious political wink, to bloodthirsty supporters, the Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell types. They says things that cannot be uttered in public.

Bush usually says it in front of a set of gigantic, eagle-topped American flags, reminiscent of nothing so much as the days when Germany's leader spoke and sputtered in front of platoons of monstrous, threatening flags.

Bush also always wears a prominently-placed American flag pin on his lapel, just in case you forget where he's from. I can never help thinking of the image of Hitler wearing his quiet Iron Cross on an otherwise plain, neatly-tailored uniform. Neatness and patriotism for the cameras instead of troops sloshing through human blood.

The belt buckle of the German legions which murdered their way across Europe were embossed with "Gott Mit Uns" (God With Us) over a fierce eagle grasping the swastika. This is only to say that there is a record in fairly recent history of the use of religious slogans in politics to cover horrors. I recall a photograph of American Marines, having illegally invaded Iraq, kneeling for a quick blessing before going out to kill more Iraqis in their own land.

Canadians must think hard when voting. The nation has been prospering without Harper's policies and it has avoided at least one pointless war. In politics, you have to pick your battles carefully because no one party can represent all the issues about which you care. Peace and civility and dedication to broad human rights are priceless and may well be put at risk with a Harper majority.

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[Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 22, 2006]



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Yes, we know Harper is an American corporate fascist stooge.

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I do not think that you cam lay every thing on Harper.. there are members of his cult political organization like Tom Flanagan, whom are the engineers behind Stephen Harper.

Stephen Harper does not bother me one little bit, it is the people behind those closed door. Paul Martin, Jack Layton do not bother me either, it the people who are driving their agenda.

Like I said many time democracy cannot be defined as voting, democracy is a myth.. we are being governed by a small group of cult members and they are found in every one of these political parties, they need your vote and my vote to justify their being, well they are shit out of luck when it comes to this household.

I will not turn my vote over to a bunch of Lawyers who have been helping themselves to the political system and to feather their own nest. When the people of Canada get their "government" back I might consider voting once again, but not until we get reforms.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:46 am
 


You're boring us to death (*yawn*)...

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well Dave the"we" justgot bigger
having an Americam site pickit up creates a larger 'we'

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:17 am
 


There are things I dislike about Harper but mentioning God isn't one of them....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:26 am
 


In my opinion, there is no greater sacriledge than Stephen Harper "God blessing Canada". The sound of it makes my blood run cold.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:11 am
 


Well ....

The historically proper tagline for a truly Conservative leader in this country would be:

"GOD SAVE THE QUEEN"

Harper is a republican continentalist. If this were 1911, he would be running for the Liberal Party.

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"Harper said, again and again, Canada should join an illegitimate war because it was what its major trading partner was doing. Blood for gold. You just can't take a lower ethical path. I'll take a ten-year old scandal anytime."

Here here, if I have to pick one over the other (yuck). Criminal corruption you can prosecute is preferred to systemic corruption you can't. Look south to the now-fashionable "Unitary Executive" theory: truly scary, once that horse is out of the barn.

"Peace and civility and dedication to broad human rights are priceless and may well be put at risk with a Harper majority."

Not to mention, to throw it back at Harper's blood-for-trade stance on Iraq: trade. Our biggest trading partner is at *best* 50-50 for domestic support of the "Bush America" that Harper until recently so heartily endorsed. Add to that free market cynicism which discounted our sit-out over Iraq even further: in real terms it cost us very little if anything at all (I don't doubt that softwood and beef would have proceeded apace regardless).

This is just an idle proposal, but I wonder if the other, "enlightened" half of America is not potentially far more activist and fickle in terms of revoking support (including commericial) for foreign regimes and nations that further embolden the path of their current leadership. By embarking on a path as far to the right as the current U.S. administration (and as sychophantic to its projects), we'd be tempting the largest, most activist and wealthiest demographic of global boycotters--having the most discernable fortitude to temper market opportunities with ethical considerations--to sit up and take notice.

As I wondered elsewhere: is the CPC platform:

1) a lie
2) a "Contract with America"-type thing that will be implemented, cheered and then quietly, quickly and criminally contradicted?
3) a real change in policy that will do everything it promises, *and nothing else as yet unmentioned*

I notice the entire platform wasn't available for public consumption until the day of initial advance polling (at least in Ontario) was half over. Given that, what does its comparatively moderate nature suggest?

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This article is just more McCarthyism, Canadian-style.

Harper wears suits, and so does George W. Bush. Harper talks about freedom, and so does George W. Bush. They're practically twins!!!

Harper is not Bush, and he couldn't be Bush even if he wanted to, unless he has no desire to be re-elected. And if there's one thing we know about politicians, it's that once in power, they become addicted to it. Harper can't become Bush for the same reason Trudeau couldn't become Fidel Castro or any of the other Marxists your precious Pierre so admired - because Canadian voters won't allow it.

What you leftists are so afraid of is that Harper will ever so slightly close the tap on federal largess and social engineering. That Plato's Republic inspired day care plan deserves to die. The last thing we need is Paul Martin setting up a state day care agency to start the indoctrination of children in "Canadian" (read Liberal) values before the left-lib school system starts working on them in kindergarten.

And let's face it, the connections between Paul Martin and the architects of the sponsorship program are much closer that those between Harper and US conservatives, Liberal attack ads notwithstanding.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:07 am
 


The difference between 1911 and 2006:

1911 - There was still a British Empire, of which Canada was a semi-autonomous colony.

2006 - No British Empire. Britain is now America's close ally. Decades earlier, Margaret Thatcher modernized British conservatism to strip out outdated feudal concepts and recognize the benefits of free enterprise. Some Canadian Tories didn't get the memo.


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Truth usuall does bore people who are unable to think for themselves, that is why it is important for you to belong to one of these political cults.

I and many others have been bored by these political cults for years, now you guys are scared to death because the your private clubs are losing members, people are opening their eyes. You must hang out with lawyers do you?


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Man for a bunch of people who do not trust one another political paarties .. you would think you wake up. They all should be sent in for repairs, but we know that will never happen , don't we?

Join Jagg Singh and millions of other who will not support this corrupt political system , by voting in a wild bunch of liars and crooks. Yo get a good political system , this one must fall.. and by not supporting it, it will fall.

Why keep electing a dictatorship cult that has well under 2% of the voting population? Wakey ! Wakey !

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Wayne, are you ok?
The reason I ask is because lately your posts have become less coherent and an unusual number of typos and spelling errors are appearing.
In regards to my offerings we all know that is the norm but for you this hasn’t been the case. Usually your posts have been clear and well presented but lately they are filled with logical fallacies and out right misleading statements.
Fore example – while it is well known the numbers of those who turn-out on Election Day is dwindling there hasn’t been a correlation between number(s) and identifiable reason, other than apathy, for this trend. Now you come along and claim, with no proof whatsoever, it is because they ‘will not support this corrupt political system’.

Wayne, isn’t what you state a corruption also?


I mean, Wayne, really, when a person lays a claim such as this one of yours – “I spent a few very good years serving this country and I was trained not to be a fool.”-
“…and trained not to be a fool.” Is a clear admission you must have been a fool to be trained not to be one, but that is not what you ‘really’ meant, is it? And to be ‘trained’ by an organisation that gave rise to the now famous oxymoron ‘military intelligence’…well Wayne it is just too laughable.






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I am fine, but you do make me a little sick to be honest. My spelling and typo are there and I this is true.. but whjen I first joined this site.. I explained I have disylexia and I will admit it would be a problem for people like you from time to time.

Now that I have adressed my disylexia problem, are you going to dircriminate against me or just remain being ignorent?

Either way, I am not voting for a system that has within in it people like you, the sooner our political system has been restructured, the weaker we will have made those who belong to these cult parties.

If you have a problem with people who have disylexia, then what else are you hung up on ? Maybe you are afraid of people who starting to think for themselves? God help these political parties when that happens.
I am feeling better now, thanks for asking. I noticed since they removed the anomyous posted you are showing your other side in these post. Now if you had the GUTS to put up your real name you might add some creditability to yourself.

But then again that is very questionable? Be a good Canadian and do not vote on Jan 23 , 2006 , joint Jaggir Singh and the millions of other who are refusing to support a failed corrupted political party system.

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