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Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government Addicted To Power


The Political Power Junkie

The Political Power Junkie

If it can be said that politicians in general all around the world start off as casual users of  the ambitious professional’s drug of preference and find themselves inevitably  addicted to that drug called power, the  Conservative Party of Canada is a nest of full-blown junkies.  Very few political power junkies thought that the drug they chose to use casually would become an all-consuming problem that they eventually would not be able do without, or could never get enough of. Not for one second did any political power junkie envision that they would eventually see themselves  craving to use their choice of drug every minute of the day and be willing to sell out Canada and the people of their community to acquire another fix. The use of power is in my opinion the only driving force behind any of  the policies, new laws and changes to old laws being made right now by,  Stephen Harper, the PMO and his Conservative Party of Canada’s ministerial MPs, secretaries to the ministers,  and even the party’s back benchers.  This political party in my opinion are no longer casual users of the drug, but full-blown junkies and as such will do anything to secure more of it for themselves, even if it means stealing it from government agencies, parliamentary oversight watchdogs, Canadian citizens, or even from someone within their rank and file.

What might have started as a dream to rise to the top of the political hierarchy to do good for mankind starting with those in their own city, then for those in their province and then finally advancing to do great things for everyone in the whole country, somehow gets lost in the quest to find what they have gotten addicted to and that is power. In all fairness I do not think that it is solely the affliction of those in the Conservative Party of Canada, but right now the Conservative Party of Canada is responsible making the laws that you and I are being forced to live with and are refusing help with their problem from anyone and I for one find the situation disturbing and dangerous. Addicted to power those young ambitious politicians who entered politics to help their fellow citizens in Canada’s cities, provinces and territories find that such idealistic goals no longer matter, or perhaps these once decent people wanting to do good are now telling themselves, “We will put our dreams of helping those in our cities, provinces, country and the world aside momentarily and concentrate on amassing all the power we can, in order to bigger and better things later.  As life in a democratic capitalistic country often means 10% of the population lives extremely well while the 90% is forced to live just above the, poverty line or below it, democratic capitalistic governments are starting to see the same discontent among the 90% that toppled the monarchy and autocratic rulers and made democracy the preferred way to be governed by the 90%.

Whether or not democracy is to survive as the choice of governance for the 90%, I believe rests entirely on how long it takes for politicians and 10% to grasp that without the principles, and spirit of democracy, the rights and freedoms and  guarantees of equality under the law  for all citizens in all things; without the right to vote and chose who governs them in a fair and transparent process, democracy turns into  a cruel joke and reverts back to dictatorship, autocracy and even monarchy and all that had been gained politically through the blood and deaths of countless citizens seeking a better more fulfilling life free of oppression, will be lost forever. The power that was taken out of the hands of dictators and kings, queens and warlords and put into the hands of the 90% was what democracy was all about and what defines the very core ideology of democracy and separates it from all other forms of governance, without its core principles democracy cannot survive, because it has no foundation, or basis in reality, it reverts back to the dreams and hopes of a nation’s oppressed population.

A quick look through the history of the world shows the unpleasant fate awaiting leaders who place themselves above the laws of their countries, or empires and ignore the needs of the people they rule or govern over. Be they democratic  governments, monarchies, dictatorships, or autocracies,  in every case the struggle for equality in all things by the 90% ended with those oppressive leaders being removed from power in one way, or another.  In the past before the vote, before democracy, the removal process of abusive leaders called for the death of the offending body of politicians, king, queen, religious leader, or ruling family and in some countries in 2014 they are still removing oppressive, dictatorial leaders and regimes by killing them. Although the Western Alliance  thinks it unthinkable and unacceptable that somebody would target one of their leaders, track them down and kill them, it is guilty of having  removed a couple of leaders they didn’t like by hunting them down, putting a wanted dead or alive contract on their heads which eventually led to their demise.  The deaths of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden were examples this  practice to which Canada not only fully supported and encouraged, but actively participated in.  Fortunately for our leaders we  who live under supposedly democratic rule in the west do not apply the same rules of ensuring democracy at home as we do abroad. Ensuring democracy domestically in Canada means they will not be hunted down and killed by bounty hunters seeking to make 25 million dollars for proof of their demise, no coup des tats will be waged to get rid of them, instead Canadians will use the electoral process  to remove our unwanted governments. As we did in Quebec to rid ourselves of Pauline Marois and her racist, divisive and oppressive government and as the population of Ontario did when they refused to elect an oppressive, austere Conservative government led by Tim Hudak. If the end result of mistreating one’s population always leads to the loss of power for the offending leaders and governments then I am always left wondering why it is that this government and all governments in Canada that have been entrusted with a majority government always end up thinking that they are above the law and out of the reach of their populations, when in the end no matter how much power they amass it will be the 90% who decide their fate on election day and not the
10%?

The  Conservative Party of |Canada, led by Steven Harper  is in my opinion the most arrogant, oppressive, bull-headed, and non transparent government that Canada has had the misfortune of trusting with a majority government.  They have systematically turned their ministers into non unchallengeable despots, giving them despotic powers like stripping natural Canadian citizens of their citizenship, deciding which countries are terrorist states and deciding whether or not a proposed project is environmentally safe or not.  It was said  on the floor of the House of Commons , during questions and comments that this type of unchallengeable power is tantamount to what one expect to find happening in a Banana Republic, but not in a democratic county like Canada.  This government has called  environmental activists terrorists, called into question the integrity of the head of Elections Canada and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; since coming to power with its majority government it has fired and vilified any department head responsible for providing oversight and which reported to parliament that didn’t report favorably concerning their practices for example the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the Privacy Commissioner and the one time Auditor General and highly respected Sheila Fraser.   This government has ignored Canada’s First Nation’s people in everything from obligatory consultations in matters their education and health to the development and protection of their lands even refusing to call a Royal commission to find out what happened to over 600 missing, or murdered aboriginal girls and women.  This government has attacked unions and charities using their changes to Canada’s tax system to hurt them. This government has ignored the wishes of its people at every turn and the passing of the Gateway Pipeline over the protestations of  the First Nations the people of BC where the pipeline is to be installed said no is only further proof of their arrogance and ignoring of what their people want.

The Conservative Party of Canada needs a time out, they need to be removed from power and removed from the source of their addiction, the 10%.  Taking all of this into consideration I wonder just how many fights with how many people the Conservative Party of Canada think they can fight all at the same time and still get enough votes to win a federal election in 2015.   They have in my opinion placed themselves above the law and have had their hands slapped good and hard by the Supreme Court of Canada three times, but none of this changes how they go about doing business.  If Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party Of Canada were to lose power, the 10% would abandon them like a pusher would ignore the pleas of a jonesing junkies looking for a fix without cash.  I think it is time the citizens of Canada helped these Conservative Party of Canada power junkies by removing them from office so that they will be forced once again to join the human race and learn to live without the rush that abusing power gives and hopefully return to the ideals that probably made them enter politics I the first place to help the people of their communities, cities, province selflessly and in the process helping their country and making a positive difference in the world that they are a part of and live in.

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