It certainly looks that way as the Harpercons and the RCMP turn Canada into a more McArthyesque place to live. Apparently, one Mr. John Allsop became a “person of interest” as the RCMP made a special house call to his place of residence, basically, telling him he should watch what he does and with whom and not go anywhere and if he does, be mindful of where he goes during Stevie Spiteful’s visit during Grey Cup Week-end. Mr. Alsop’s sin? Well, boys ‘n’ girls, he had the audacity to call the PMO to excercise what he thought was his democratic right, to voice his concerns about the Northern Gateway Pipeline!
Last November, Allsop called the Prime Minister’s Office to voice his opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
He did not hear back from the prime minister but he says that within days, an RCMP officer was knocking on his door.
The officer told Allsop they had received information that he had called the PMO’s office and asked him who he knew and who he was in touch with.
He adds that when the constable left his house, he said something to the effect of “don’t do anything, don’t go anywhere, be sensitive about where you go.”
Is it just me, or do terms like “Persons of Interest” smack of good ol’ American paranoid talking points used during the McArthy Communist witch hunts and again when going after anti-Vietnam war protesters in the 60s and 70s?
Of course, the RCMP is all mum about the incident.
“All I can tell you is that Mr. Allsop is a member of our community and if there is anything more you want specifically in regards to him, you should probably contact Mr. Allsop or speak to the Prime Minister’s Office,” said Sargeant Kenneth Harrington.
Yep, do what they do best, pass the buck. Of course, the PMO was also mum, although, apparently they told another reporter from the Grope & Fail that, of course they never asked the RCMP to investigate. They also say there was no record of Mr. Alsop’s call. Yeesh! Not having phone records does seem to be a recurring theme with those Harpercons, don’t it? Mr. Allsop says he has the phone bill to prove as much.
Let’s review, shall we, boys ‘n’ girls? G20 mass arrests for simply protesting. Ridicule for those expressing dissent, being dismissed as “evul commie soshalist lefties”. Warrantless online spying on the way. Getting a visit from the RCMP to your home for simply making a phone call as a concerned citizen, telling you to watch what you do and where you go. Next they fill their brand spanking new mega-prisons with those who so much as look at Dean of Gastro or Vic lock’em up Toews cross-eyed??
Anyone still think that the Harpercons are democratic?
What will it take for CAnadians to wake up from their shopping and Timmy Horton’s time to see that our democracy is crumbling? I only hope that it will be before it’s too late to do anything about it, like after the Harpercons win a second majority.
H/T Dr. Dawg