They say the G8/G20 did not accomplish very much except to leave Canadians with an enormous bill. In my mind, it did accomplish one thing. It confirmed to most ordinary Canadians that for all intents and purposes we now live in a police state. Gulag Canada.
The abuse of power and money to instill in peoples minds that our rights and freedoms can be brushed aside at a whim is to tell people they do not count. What counts then in a democracy, if not the people?
Under the Harpercons, the party of law and order, who are currently pushing to build more super prisons while advocating for longer prison sentences while at the same time allowing and condoning the killing of innocents by their Taser toting Gestapo police who under orders by their political masters concentrate their oppression on ordinary citizens, treating them all as coming from the wrong side of the tracks, while going easy on the real criminals and exploiters in our society; protecting business (corporations/banksters/fraudsters (white collar criminals) by passing the bill onto you and me, is the order of the day from these people who are our present government.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Note: It has recently been said in our local blogging world that Thunder in the Valley attracts 30-40,000 people with supposedly 5% of them being troublemakers. Based on what we have seen transpire in Toronto with the massive (over kill) police presence numbering in the thousands (if not tens of thousands) to quell civil disobedience by a couple hundred rowdies should we not too have a similar police presence here, rather than relying on the measly dozen or two that we have typically gotten by with in the past?
Not logical or necessary is it? Nor was it necessary in Toronto either. Unless you were wanting to send a message to the people of Canada to be afraid… be very afraid. We will tolerate no dissent, no civil disobedience, no outcry from the masses, otherwise we will throw the power of the state against you… and crush you into the ground.
I hear you Herr Harper! We got your message. Soon, we the people will send you ours…
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.