Ads like the video below got Paul Martin into trouble. With everything Master Steve said in his hay days of Reform and NCC, the ad below was certainly a doozy and seemed far fetched, even for Harpercon standards back in the day. Match that with The sponsorship scandal gone viral, well…as Dave from the Galloping Beaver put it, if Nostradamus had put on that ad, he probably would have had more credibility.
A few bloggers have been putting up the video since the G20 Police state of terror. I hope more do this. That video should also serve as an ominous reminder of how putting the G20 summit in Toronto, at the Convention center was all deliberate. It was vintage Steve, once again, testing the waters; slow frog cooking politics again, checking to see if the frog was ready for that particular heat without jumping out of the pot.
This brings me to those morons who called the talk radio who say that those of us who called with all the indignance saying that we have no idea what a police state is, citing places like Cuba, China or any military junta is far worse. True, but check the above video. And police states aren’t built over night. They take time.
The interview Susan Delacourt had with David Miller even hints that Master Steve played games. No, it’s not outside the realm for a politician to point the finger elsewhere and lie much like the Dalton McGinty Government-Bill Blair He said-He said that’s going on now. However, with this interview, I think Miller is being truthful about Master Steve leading him to believe that the G20 hootenanny would’ve been held at Exhibition Place. Steve being secretive and lulling Miller into a false sense of security would fall into Steve’s modus operendi.
Many have reacted. Many, like myself, are forever changed because of the G20 events–and I was safely tucked away at my home in Montreal and my family in Toronto remained safe, something for which I’m truly thankful. I can only imagine those who were actually at the protests and/or who had the misfortune of being arrested, abused and detained in the manner that you were.
However, what is more frightening is that after media hacks continue selling the lies of Chief Bill Blair the hero and Steve is the only one who can keep us safe in a dangerous world; after hearing many callers from Toronto actually supporting the lies, some of the arrested actually coming out saying they deserved to be arrested for not having proper id for the cops or being at the wrong place at the wrong time, I have even less faith. Many are going toward embracing Steve’s police state.
Scarier still, are those who are apathetic. A coworker of mine said she didn’t want to talk politics when a few of us were discussing what happened in Toronto, to which I told her we were discussing basic human rights. She simply said that she only cared about her own rights with a smirk that I found extremely irritating. I was about to tell her that even if she only cared about her own rights, that this conversation was pertinent, but she wouldn’t hear of it.
And what about those Canadians who are so apathetic that they put their indignance and energies into defending their apathy rather than channelling that energy into getting involved into their own future?
Then there are those who still insist on the opposition performing like circus poodles.
Many are criticizing the lack of reaction from the opposition leaders.
Well, they’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t. If they started to come out and ask the questions we ask about the police; about agents provocateurs; about Blair inventing laws and such, everybody in the right slanted media, pundits as well as many Canadians would groan and smack them for being hyperpartisan. It’s happened too many times before. Hell, the above video of Paul Martin’s prophecy was ridiculed. I’m sure many are still ridiculing it today. So they come out with standard answers like the bill was too expensive, hold the G20 in secret; condemn the vandals, because they took away from the message from the legitimate protesters. What else can they say without being lambasted? But no, they’ll be criticized for not going far enough.
Gilles Duceppe has yet to weigh in, but I have my own theory on that which I will be blogging about later. Suffice to say, the events in TO play further into the Quebec sovereignty agenda, I believe.
For those who are still going to be petty about Iggy telling a room of party faithful behind closed doors to “shut-up” in light and/or chastise a Liberal blogger for telling Steve to basically fuck off in the title of his blog following that fateful week-end; Get over it!! Please! It really does pale in comparison to what Steve will really do if let loose with a majority.
Again, are folks going to suffer from Liberal Derangement syndrome as much as they did before what happened in Toronto? Sadly, I think that will be a painful reality. Sadly, I would still venture that the idea of Paul Martin being an amateur of kiddie porn having more credibility than his prophecies of a police state or anything else he warned us about Harper in the 2004 video below.
Apathy, Master Steve’s ”safety” propoganda, the absolute need for our opposition to either be pretty or pull rabbits out of hats or perform stunts are all what would help precipitate the next Police state temperature crank, unless we do something about this now. How high does it have to go before Canadians take notice? How much of a more insidious act or bill does Master Steve have to pass for Canadians to become believers? Maybe I’m being a tad optimistic, but I am hoping that by the time Canadians notice and finally decide to take action, that it won’t be too late, that Steve will not already have his coveted totalitarian regime majority.
Videos H/T Pushed To The Left And Loving It