HarperCON conservatives dropping like flies while their leader can’t get out of town fast enough. :-)
Seriously, shameful and disgraceful would be understatements with what went on this past weekend in Ottawa, including the Mayor of Toronto going underground when alleged accusations of crack smoking came to light. As did the leader of our country go underground too, rather than having the courage to face head on what his jaded elitist cabal and his own self have been up to with self-entitlement and above the law accusations of fraud and other supposed criminal activities.
All this stonewalling is totally unacceptable to the people and to the opposition, and to the media, goes without saying. Taking personal responsibility (the ‘mantra’ of right-wingers everywhere) when the shit hits the fan with these people is once again proven to be, like them, so much hot air. Duck and run and throw whoever you can under the bus to avoid taking personal responsibility for your own actions. This from leaders who portrayed themselves as being so tough and manly, all the while beating up on those who could not fight back: the destitute, working poor, the elderly, the unemployed, etc., etc. In other words, the bottom stratum of our society without means or wherewithal to defend and stand up for themselves. As well as more and more these days the middle class too. Yes, the bullies are being shown up for what they really are… a bunch of gutless cowards! In my mind, this is some kind of ‘wonderful’.
Harper’s official excuse for why he won’t entertain questions from the media (and thereby the people) is he’s going on a trade mission. A trade mission with countries we already have trade with? Uh? And that he is attending a conference where he is not one of the players being denied membership because of his dismal track record and therefore will be there as an observer only. Another, Uh?? Well I guess these are as good enough reasons as one can find in desperation in order to avoid dealing with a crisis (of his own making, most are saying) in his own country. Get out of Dodge is Harper’s response. Run and hide!
The question is, what does the general public think about all this? And more importantly what do the good ‘true conservatives’ out there (many of whom are Harper’s base) think about the fact that this government is tainted by allegations of personal avarice covered up by backroom maneuvers. This, the party that has cloaked itself around saintly virtues of accountability, integrity, high morals and ethics, only to discover it looks like they have all been fooled by a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde act by their illustrious leaders.
Over the years, a lot of corporate and governmental malfeasance has been committed by people who claim to be religious, but to me, talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. The proven actions of both Stephen Harper and Rob Ford suggest they are as guilty as sin and while as the future unfolds they can most likely use their PR media spin people to try and put “lipstick on a pig” as the saying goes, they are still for all intents and purposes presently looking like foul, stinking pigs.
If there is still any justice in this great land I’m thinking Jim Bakker of Bible thumper infamy will soon have to move over to make room for all the HarperCON hypocrites that will, hopefully, be joining him at the crowbar hotel, leaving our political and religious institutions somewhat purified once again.
Now there’s a dream worth living for.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.