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Does Stephen Harper Really Care About Canadian Values And Women’s Rights In Canada And Around The World?

Two religions and cultures have more in common then Stephen Harper knows

30, 000 ultra-orthodox Israeli women in Israel cover their whole body and face. According to Wikipedia the sect is called “Haredi burka sect” or “Taliban mothers”. Many of these families dress their young girls of all ages with the same full dress garb, except for the face veil.

What is up Canada? Does Stephen Harper really care about Canadian values and women’s rights in Canada and around the world? I would say no.  Since he said to Canadians in 2006, “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it” he has done everything to take back the rights of all Canadians including the rights regarding freedom of speech and expression, freedom to dissent and freedom to strike for fair treatment in the work place  and done nothing to stop the offensive way ultra-orthodox Jewish males treat their women in Canada; nor has he voiced his disapproval to the Israeli government for allowing the same practices to flourish in their country that he has states cannot be tolerated in Canada by some  Muslims.

Since Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada won the last federal election and gained a majority status in the House of Commons and then used their win to further give them the majority in the senate, I really understood what the old adage means that says, ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely’.

  • The Harper government could have done such great things for Canada and Canadians with control of the House of Commons and in every sitting committee  in both chambers, because everything they wished to accomplish could not be stopped by virtue of their voting majority status in all places.  Instead what I have seen is arrogance, a refusal to even consider amendments to bills put forward by the opposition parties, independent experts in their fields, scholars, or the oversight agencies like the auditor general’s office, elections Canada, parliamentary budget office, privacy commission and the Supreme Court of Canada, preferring to get rid of the heads of those agencies when they voice objections to their purposed actions where possible, try to intimidate and ruin the reputations and erode the power of those  officers they can not fire.
  • The Harper government feels that its majority status puts them above the law and refuses to follow any law that it feels should not apply to them be it election laws on spending practices, transparency, security, or anything else, preferring instead to do what it wants in creating laws that favor its position and enjoying the temporary power of forcing the bill into law knowing that it will not withstand a court challenge and be struck down in the future by the federal court, or the Supreme court of Canada.  This blatant disregard for the law has seen the party as a whole, it MPs and senators facing scandal after scandal.
  • The worst thing though is that in an effort to raise itself above the law this government has taken wedge politics and fear mongering to the worst level it has ever been in the history of Canada. Stephen Harper has taken a real concern for terrorism and a need to do something about it and turned it into his cash cow.  Failing in all ways as a government Stephen Harper has decided to play the race card and divide this country into and us against them scenario; the us being as he sees it, those who wish to blame Muslims for everything that is going wrong in this country security wise and them as he sees it, those Muslims who refuse to give up their culture and religious rights, especially those females who refuse to stop wearing their offensive religious headwear at official Canadian ceremonial functions.

I find it revealing that Stephen said in response to a comment  made by Justin Trudeau in  the house of commons that covering one’s face with a niqab is, “Rooted in a culture that is anti-women.”  Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada have decided that challenging the Federal Court of Canada’s ruling overturning his law that sought to limit where and when the head coverings that some devout Muslim women choose to wear as a sign of the respect for their God is so insulting to Canadian values and freedoms that it must be challenged.  I find it interesting that the is trying to say that it is giving the oppressed Muslim women her right and freedom to choose what she wants to wear and when by taking away their freedom to choose what they are permitted to wear while taking the oath of Canadian citizenship. Stephen Harper claims that devout Muslims are not respecting of women’s rights and Canadian values because:

  1. Women are forced to wear a head covering that has only slits for the eyes to be seen.
  2. Females are only educated in the very basics, if allowed to be educated at all.
  3. Women are subordinate to their husbands.
  4. Women are forced to endure prearranged forced marriages.

Yet when it comes to the treatment of the Hasidic female Jew by the males in her community Stephen Harper must think that the things I have listed below on a short list are aligned and in keeping with what are to him and his party’s position concerning women’s rights and freedoms The fact is that there are no laws being made to bring any of the offensive, archaic, non Canadian treatment of Hasidic women listed below to an end. Why does Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada support as a religious right that:

  1. The Hasidic female Jew will never be allowed to wear pants, because that is consider the clothing of men.
  2. The Hasidic female Jew will be forced to hide her hair under a scarf, hat or wig and in some of the worst cases being forced to shave it totally, once she is married.
  3. While Hasidic men, noted for their curled side locks, dress in black suits and formal black hats, and Hasidic women wear black head scarves, black skirts, black stockings and black shawls over white and grey tops, in Israel the women of Lev Tahor are dressed totally in black, including their faces.
  4. When there’s a question about a  married Hasidic women’s menstrual period, the wife is forced to put her blood stained underwear in a zip-lock bag for her husband to take to the synagogue where he pushes it into a special window for the rabbi to look at it. The Rabi after inspecting the blood stained underwear will pronounce it kosher or non kosher?
  5. The Hasidic female Jew will often be forced to work to support the family, take care of the children, do all household chores, without help, because their men are too busy studying religion to work.
  6. The Hasidic female will be considered as unclean for 2 weeks of every month of her life as long as she lives ( that equals approximately 50% of her life); considered not clean enough to pass your husband a glass even if their hands do not touch?
  7. Great emphasis is placed on male education in Hasidism, while women and girls are never expected to move past a basic literacy in daily/holiday prayers.

I wonder if Stephen Harper knows that the practice of covering ones face that he says, is rooted in a culture that is anti-women”  is practiced in Israel by about 30,000 Israeli ultra-orthodox women and as such he is saying that the Jewish religion and it’s practices are rooted in a culture that is anti-women as well. If as he and his MPs keep insisting that Muslims that carry out these types of practices should not be tolerated in Canada, or in any other civilised country in the world then he in my opinion has no choice but to condemn Israel for allowing these practices and do all in his power to force Israel to put an end to such practices within its borders and the practices of the orthodox Jews and in Canada the way that Jewish orthodox and ultra orthodox females are treated should me made against the law.  Not an easy thing to say, or followup do to a country and a people you have publicly sworn to support, ‘Unconditionally’, but something that needs to be done if Prime Minister Harper’s words and concern for what he calls practices rooted in a culture that is anti-women is sincere and not more of his fear mongering, divisive rhetoric.

Personally I think that Stephen Harper does not give a damn about either of the groups and sees them both as a means to a political end that he means to exploit like he does everything else.  Stephen Harper will continue to pit Canadians one against another exploiting their deep-rooted fears, prejudices and even hatreds until it is no longer politically profitable. In my opinion Stephen Harper does not give a damn what anyone wears on his or her head, or where and when they wear it. I believe what he cares about and lusts after is power and the right to rule without interference and the Muslim people of Canada and around the world,  just happen to be  pawns to be sacrificed in his game of chess, as were the First Nations, gays and lesbians, separatists of Quebec, all who he purported to support in the past to win elections with their voting blocks and threw under the bus when their cause became to problematic to support openly, or  the photo opts were not worth the effort and quite simply put, of no further use to him politically.


Some Members And Supporters Of The Western Alliance Seem To Be Still Asking Why Their Citizens Are Under Attack At Home And Abroad?

c557919c9244d4cb9576e67236544003What is up Canada?  There seems to be a lot of confusion within the governments and the people of the Western Alliance and their allies as to why they are being targeted by what they are describing as Islamic, Jihadi  terrorists by both home-grown and foreign, at home and abroad. That is all except for Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, seeking to look statesmanlike in an election year declared to anyone that still listens to him  and takes what  comes out of his mouth with any degree of  respect, or seriousness that:

  1. There is no difference between teens messing around in their basements and someone who is radicalized. Prime Minister Harper said, “It would be a serious offence no matter who you are.” “It doesn’t matter what the age of the person is, or whether they’re in a basement, or whether they’re in a mosque, To him  or somewhere else.”
  2. “We are being attacked by these Islamic Jihadi terrorist groups, simply because we are Canadian.”

Minister of Public Safety  and Preparedness Steven Blaney and Minister of Defense Rob Nicolson, keep changing the definition of what a Islamic Jihadi terrorist is.

  1. The latest definition of what a Islamic Jihadi terrorist is seems to be any Canadian citizen who for whatever reason commits an act of violence against the Canadian government, who has  declared publicly that they are an Islamic convert. Safety Minister Steven Blaney  referred to a man who was  a paranoid schizophrenic and who was suicidal, as being a Islamic Jihadi terrorist for no other reason than he stated publicly that he recently had converted to Islam.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, is walking away from his cabinet post and politics, but not before he was successful in insuring that Canada’s international reputation in several areas was totally destroyed, such as:

  1. Canada’s reputation as a peace keeper.
  2. Canada’s reputation as a country that adhered to international law.
  3. Canada’s reputation as a country where all  refugees regardless of religion, culture and ethnicity were welcomed with open arms.
  4. Canada’s reputation for helping other countries in times of disaster without looking for repayment in terms of trade deals, or the acquiring things like a country’s water and mineral rights.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, is walking away from his cabinet post and politics, after insuring that those who do not believe in the Western Alliance’s  way of governing a country; the Western Alliance’s religious beliefs; the Western Alliances culture,  know that Canada believes that the only other way to insure the world a long-lasting peace and the end to terrorism can only be achieved by:

  1. Canada’s supporting  and taking an active role in sanctions, embargos and blockades of one sort or another designed to totally decimate a perceived enemy’s economy.
  2. Canada’s participation in totally destroying the infrastructure of an enemy, through bombing and other means of military action
  3. Canada’s closure of embassies in Canada and abroad and by the  expulsion of certain diplomats from this country without provocation.
  4. Canada’s declaration that we are against the Palestinians taking Israel to the world court, for war crimes they feel that Israeli’s were guilty of perpetrating against them and that if they did not desist in such provocative action that Canada would consider withdrawing promised financial support to them.
  5. Proving that who do not believe as the Western Alliance does and refuse to convert willingly, will be forced to bow down, or be crushed by the Western Alliance’s military superiority.

The Western Alliance’s theory on what constitutes acceptable rules of engagement in war amounts to, “We make the rules of war and we expect those we fight to follow them no matter how one-sided and ridiculous they are; such as:”

  1. Their right to attack a sovereign nation, kill  their enemies in their own land and demand that there be no resistance and no retaliation of any kind, be it in the form of returned violence, or the seeking of justice in the international courts.
  2.  Their right to carry out assignation attempts, or put out contracts for the murder, or capture of their heads of state, or religious leaders and demand that there be no resistance and no retaliation of any kind, be it in the form of returned violence, or the seeking of justice in the international courts.
  3. Their right to intentionally target their civilian populations and some how at the end of the day be able to say that we are justified and demand that there be no resistance and no retaliation of any kind, be it in the form of returned violence, or the seeking of justice in the international courts.

I think that you are very naïve, delusional, or mad, or all of the afore-mentioned if you go into a war thinking that you can expect your enemy not to answer violence with violence, or that calling them terrorists would alter their use of what they think will win for them, because you do not approve of their methods.  Mentally I do not think that the west can win this war because their civilian populations have been convinced by their politicians that war can be won without loss of life to their side. This has allowed for the populations of the west to lose sight of the fact  that war is a dirty business where people on both sides die.  What is worse is that the populations of the west are now demanding that wars come to an end before they are won, because soldiers are dying in combat, or demanding that a war be fought without putting their soldiers at risk; both impossible tasks.  Why else would there be such a public outcry when a soldier is killed, be it at home or in another country, or a need for a vigil, and televised funeral every time  a soldier or a peace officer is killed in this war against terrorism?

I wonder does Stephen Harper’s reasoning as to why we are being targeted by what he calls Islamic Jihadi terrorist groups brought on by the same type of  ignorance he and his caucus seem to have adopted about how to deal with  the problems that have developed between First Nations and the rest of Canada? That age-old paternalistic attitude that makes it hard for him to believe that First Nations could actually want implemented what was written in the treaties they signed with the rest of Canada (self governance and nation to nation sharing of Canada for a start), when the government of Canada already does what is best for them?

Japan chose to take an active role in the war against terror and offered to donate $200 million dollars to aid the Western Alliance and their allies to aid them in their fight to degrade and defeat ISOL and then wonders why their citizens are being targeted by ISOL in Iraq; “Really?” The answer is simple one as far as “why” for Japan. ISOL used the deaths of Japan’s 2 citizens to:

  1. Teach them and the rest of the so-called neutral countries of the world that if you  wish to be considered a neutral party as far as these 2 fanatical entities are concerned, then  as a person, group, government or country, your actions and words can never belie that neutrality whether it be  spoken, financial, military, or any other form of support.
  2. When it comes to these 2 fanatical, relentless foes there can be no partial participation. These 2 evil entities have battled each other through history, using many different names, many different approaches and a whole bunch of promises that are but worms on a hook designed to catch fish.  The Western Alliance as  one fanatical side calls itself today promises rewards of this world (money, citizenship etc.,  if you will just join them in their war against terror, but what good is any of it, if your lifetime could be reduced to tomorrow? ISOL/The Islamic State as the other fanatical side calls itself today promises those who would support them rewards only diminished by one’s lack of imagination, in the glorious afterlife, (riches, women but no one has ever come back to say that this promise was true. In reality  Japan and the world is being shown once again that the  only real reward that either side can honestly give to any person, group, or government stupid enough to answer yea to either side’s call for support, is generations of  suffering, ending only when your citizens are mercifully put out of their misery by death.

Japan has hardened its heart and vows never to forgive those responsible for killing 2 of their citizens, all too soon Japan is forgetting that it was they as a country that chose to no longer be innocent bystanders, but rather become financial supporters of the Western Alliance, making them no longer a neutral country, but an ally of the Western Alliance sworn to degrade and defeat ISOL, or  at war with ISOL’S with all of the penalties that one suffers by making that choice.

The governments of France,  Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Canada and all other “coalition member states” are the Western Alliance,  the other evil entity in this never-ending war that seeks to dominate and make the world over in their image. This makes them no innocent victims in this war that has slowly infected the world with hatred, divisiveness and mistrust of anything that is different from themselves.  In my opinion they have already lost this war on terror despite their superior weaponry, because it is they who:

  1. Have made enemies of their own minority ethnic and religious citizens,  by treating them deplorably, especially when it comes to Muslims. In all of these countries Muslims are being treated with all of the mistrust and face the same accusatory suspicion as the Japanese people were exposed to in Canada during the 2nd world war.  Thank God for small mercies that this government has not seen the need to round them up for the safety of “real Canadians” and put them in internment camps.
  2. Have turned from their democratic principles that they claim to be fighting for and are changing all of their laws to take the power from the people and give it to the government, making these countries more autocratic than democratic.
  3. Their own citizens of European heritage and Christian upbringing are renouncing their faith, culture and heritage and picking up arms against them, both at home and abroad.

I would suggest to all of the governments  should to take a good look at their  foreign policies, their treatment of religious, cultural and ethnic minorities within their countries and the violence that they inflict on the innocent civilian’s in other countries when debating terrorist attacks in their countries and on their citizens abroad, for the answer to the question of ,”Why us?”

Food for thought:

  1. When as a nation you become so terrified of your enemy that you start arresting and detaining children as young as 8 years old as they did in France because he declared, “I am with the terrorists” and because he refused to take part in the national minute of silence for the victims of the slain, can you really consider yourself winning the war on terror or giving into an irrational nation wide hysteria?
  2. When the only way you can get followers is to raid villages of your own countrymen and kill off all of the adult men and leave all of the adult females alone, capture, rape all of the teenage girls and force them to wed and become forced converts and slaves, capture and force all of the male children to convert and join your army and force them to fight for your cause, have you gained real support for your cause or created an enemy that will secretly fight against you from within?

None of these measures have worked for either side and they never will, because you cannot starve a people, kill a person’s whole family, subject them to persecution, oppression and in some cases ethnocide and genocide and expect no retaliation of any kind.  This kind of behavior from anyone only leads to resistance and retaliation, leading to a vicious circle of revenge with every hostile action being met with one more horrific than the other, until the end of time. The answer to why us is clear and it is so simple, For the  Western Alliance (whose majority of member states are religiously Christian) they only need look to their bibles for the answer of why they are being targeted by Islamic Jihadi terrorists, “Live by the sword, die by the sword” is a saying derived from a saying of Jesus, quoted in the Bible, to the effect that if you use violence, or other harsh means, against other people, you can expect to have those same means used against you; “You can expect to become a victim of whatever means you use to get what you want.”

Let me conclude by saying that I think that there is no room in the world for the violence that we are seeing from either side of this ideological, religious and toxic war that has span multiple generations, turned nation against nation and threatens to cause another world war.  Innocent people are being killed, because of intolerance, fear mongering and divisive actions of 2 old and fanatical enemies. I speak of the Western Alliances role in this war not because I agree with the actions of ISOL, al Qaeda, or any other group that kills innocent people to make a political point. I speak to the Western alliances actions in this war,  because there are too many people in too many countries who think  wrongly that the Western Alliance’s use of violence and torture to convert those in other lands to its way of thinking is justified and understandable and that its deplorable treatment of its cultural, religious and ethnic minorities is justified to preserve the security of the majority. I speak to the role of the Western Alliance in this war, because to many of its citizens believe that  violence leads to peace, if the words behind the killing sounds good and makes their country and them look like heroes.

Are Machine Guns For The RCMP, New Powers For Our Politicians, Police And Spies To Snoop, Or The More People We Kill The Answer To Canada’s Terrorism Problems?

c557919c9244d4cb9576e67236544003What is up Canada? Are machine guns for the RCMP, new powers for our politicians, police and spies to snoop on Canadians at home and while they are traveling, or the more people we kill, the answer to Canada’s Terrorism Problems?  Has anything that this government has done since they decided to join the USA in exacting its never-ending revenge on all the Islamic states in the world for the few Islamic extremist who ordered and carried out the attacks  in the USA on 9/11 helped to protect Canadians from terrorist threats and attacks in Canada, or abroad? I do not think so. Has anything that the USA led allies including Canada has done up to this point helped to reduce the number of terrorists, or terrorist attacks in the world, or has it all gotten a whole lot worse? I would say that for Canada it has gotten a whole lot worse since everything that happens of a violent nature is deemed to be a terrorist attack and in some way related to radicalization of a young Canadian into a Islamic terrorist group.    It is like the more power the government takes for itself, the better they arm the RCMP and the more snooping power they give to the police and our spies, the less Canadians are being protected. We are being asked in the name of  aiding in our own protection by this government and these protection agencies to give up our rights listed below and are getting nothing in return, because all of these things do not seek to solve the problem, but instead seek to mask the problem.

  • Right to have the police obtain a warrant before they start collecting information regarding our internet,  our cellphones, or anything else digital.
  • Right to have the police get a warrant before they search our homes and other private property from which they feel may contain evidence of a crime that has been committed or will be committed somewhere in the future.
  • Right to a fair and open trial based on evidence deemed relevant to the case by a judge, with evidence and witnesses that can be cross-examined and allow for ourselves to be able to be arrested without a warrant and to be judged by hearsay from witnesses that will no longer be identified and can not be cross-examined even by the presiding judge.
  • Right to travel freely whenever and wherever we want, because somewhere at sometime some cop, or  pencil pusher working in a policing, or spying agency somewhere within Canada or within the Five Eyes has determined that you could be a home-grown terrorist looking to engage in terrorist activity abroad, based on evidence that no one else including you, or a judge will ever see.

None of the things mentioned above are the way of doing things in Canada, but they are in line with how nations we call oppressive regimes operate.  The Harper government is changing Canada into a  country where the government and the policing agencies do not need to answer, or prove just cause to an independent judicial oversight body for their actions when restricting, or denying the rights of its civilian population.  Even while Stephen Harper and his government are bombing other countries, participating in the torture of captured enemies and engaging in diplomatic isolation tactics for other nations who they deem to be oppressive regimes, Stephen Harper and his government are rewriting the laws of Canada to give themselves and Canadian policing and spying agencies the very same power over Canadian citizens as those countries we call backward, lawless, inhumane, totalitarian and anti democratic. How he still insists on the validity of Canada’s claim to be a leader in the fight for democratic governance and an end to social and legal injustice with a straight face, I do not know. I do know however that lasting peace can not be achieved through coercion such as trade  sanctions embargoes, diplomatic isolation and in some cases helping to enforce no fly zones, naval blockades and even going to war to unseat what we call rogue governments.  History has shown that these tactics only increase resentment and the hardening of positions.

I do not think that any of the measures in the new laws will help protect Canadians from any type of terrorist threat, whether it be foreign, or domestic, because none of these measures address the real problems that must be solved before peace can be won. Everyone made fun of Justin Trudeau when he talked of getting to the root source of the problems that are causing young Canadian males to turn away from their government and country and try to go abroad and fight for organizations like ISIS and kill Canadians and her allies. Everyone tried to make Justin Trudeau seem idiotic when he said the answer to the war on terrorism could only be found by finding out what the root causes are that make people chose to be terrorists in the first place and relieve the source of such desperate actions, but I think in both scenarios Justin Trudeau was right.

Canadian home grow terrorist attacks: How many people can we put in jail, stop from traveling abroad and even if we could stop them all what are we asking for more soldiers run down in the street, more shootings at historical sites, or attacks on government building, police stations, maybe city halls, national assemblies, or parliament hill once again?  Is this so much better than finding out what is hurting people and driving them to commit such senseless acts of violence, whether they are real or imagined? I like Justin Trudeau do not think so.

Neither do I believe that arming the RCMP with machine guns will keep them from getting killed when they are ambushed.  those that died in Moncton did not die because they were out gunned they died because they were caught off guard, ambushed and had no chance to defend themselves. Maybe the Harper government could make those types of weapons that killed the members of the RCMP illegal in Canada instead of insisting that they are the right of every Canadian to own, or barring that reinstate the Long Gun Registry so that those officers who answer emergency calls are not walking into incidents where the  criminal has the potential of being better armed.

Terrorism abroad:  The USA and it’s better gunned allies have bombed, civilian targets and military targets in almost every Islamic nation trying to win it’s so called war on terrorism. These so called anti terrorist groups have crippled economies, denied access to trade markets, starved and denied innocent men , women and children food, water, medicine in an effort to break them and force them to give in to what the participating countries in the Western alliance want, which in my opinion means the end to their existence as free independent Islamic nations; much the same as they did to the North American Indians, the people of the African nations especially South Africa, the people of Hawaii and the Polynesian Islands.

They have named themselves, The Coalition of The Willing, The Western Alliance and made it clear that they support Israel no matter what crimes against humanity it perpetrates and I am sure in the eyes of most of the Islamic nations they invade, bomb, occupy and kill innocent people they are called terrorists and considered enemies that need to be resisted by any means necessary.  In its latest act of stupidity the Harper government along with the Tom Mulcair’s NDP and the Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada have come together to acknowledge that the Palestinians not only have reason, but it is also their right under international law  to sue for Israel for what it considers war crimes that Israel has perpetrated against them and in the same breath denounce such an attempt calling such an attempt ill-advised and detrimental to a lasting peace achieved through negotiations.  The USA and its allies are not only denouncing the Palestinian effort  to avail themselves of their legal right to sue for justice, but are threatening to withhold a promised financial aid package, claiming that to sue Israel for the war crimes it has committed, is counter productive to a negotiated settlement with Israel for a 2 state solution.   How productive is giving these people no solution other than doing what they are told? The USA and their allies have only one offer on the table for the nations of Islam and that is to accept the USA and their allies which includes Israel as their betters and accept the paternalistic arrangement that would leave them without a way to defend themselves militarily, legally in the world court, as well as leave them financially dependant on handouts from it handlers, who at anytime could simply withdraw that support to get compliance to new rules and regulations imposed by the west, as they are doing to Palestinians right now.  How can any sane person in this day and age think that this is the road map to peace in the Middle east or anywhere else.  If you killed my grandfather, grandmother,  father, mother, uncles and aunts and now you are killing my children, my grandchildren, nephews and nieces and call them collateral damage, do you think that you are making more terrorists as you call them, or allies ready to work towards peaceful solution?

The answer to the terrorist threats both international and domestic is very clear, but is being muddied by glory seeking greedy politicians and a fanatical leader in the Middle East who does not want a peaceful negotiated settlement and has stated publicly that he would not allow for a 2 state solution as long as he is the leader of his country.  If countries like Canada who claim to want terrorism to end  and be replaced by peaceful negotiated settlements and truly seek the end to the never-ending wars and the senseless deaths of millions around the world and now at home to end, all sides must be able to see the value in such a brokered peace. I think there needs to be:

  • Support for those who work towards a legal solution whether it is in the world court, or at the negotiating table and condemnation for those who do not, no matter which side dispute we align ourselves with.
  • A realistic offer for peace put on the table.
  • An understanding in the west that it cannot win this war by employing bombing raids that target civilians, embargoes and trade sanctions that end up starving and denying medical supplies to innocent men, women and children, by creating no fly zones that allow the side we are on to bomb the other side.
  • An end to the USA and its allies putting wanted dead or alive contracts on the heads of other countries leaders.
  • An end to all of the interfering by Canada and its allies with another country’s right to seek legal recourse within the confines of international law.

The war is now in our country thanks to Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada and their unfair, unjustifiable, unconditional support of Israel no matter how many innocent lives they take, no matter how they violate treaties, and no matter how much land they illegally occupy and resettle.  John Baird thought only to laugh at the Palestinian display of their ill feeling for Canada and in fact sought to mock their efforts.  John Baird acknowledged that the only reason Canada supports Israel unconditionally, because it is the only democratic government in the Middle East .  The names freedom fighter and terrorist mean little and are used by the west according to what side of a confrontation they backing at the moment.  When the Russians were in Afghanistan they armed the Afghanis and called them freedom fighters, today they call those who would repel them and reject their control the way they repelled the Russian invaders, terrorists. Canada used to call the Tamils of Sri Lanka freedom fighters, until we decided to back the other side who we knew were guilty of crimes against humanity, Canada now calls them terrorists now as well and has put them on a terrorist list.  There are too many, Palestinians, Syrians and Afghanis living in Canada for example to just keep being a party to the killing of their innocent loved ones back where they originated in the name of democracy and peace and expect no type of retaliatory action from any of them, in any fashion, ever.

Now thanks to Stephen Harper and his government we have Canadians joining terrorist groups and  killing Canadians at home and abroad. What is up Canada, do you think we are really winning the war on terror, either internationally, or domestically? Do you really think that giving the RCMP machine guns, policing agencies and spy agencies the power to violate your privacy rights and the government the authority to remove someone’s citizenship will really help to keep you safe? I don’t.

Very Soon We May Have To Ask Ourselves, Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

When Will We Ever Learn?

When Will We Ever Learn?

With the world teetering precariously on the edge of another world war, that has weapons capability of ending all life on this planet as we know it, I think it is time to ask ourselves is anything we are fighting about in the world today worth self annihilation and do we really want our children to have to ask and answer the questions as laid out in the lyrics to “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” written by Pete Seeger? As a country Canada used to understand the meaning of those lyrics and worked tirelessly to see that the need to ask or answer them never arose again. The Canadian government did this by devoting itself to peace keeping and supporting only negotiated settlements of disputes between warring factions in a country, or country vs. country. Unfortunately today we have become the object lesson and the raison d’être  for the need to ask the question written and answered in the song  “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” written by Pete Seeger. I ask these questions and make these statements, because this is the direction the leaders of governments all around the world seem to be dragging the rest of us towards and Canada has renounced its position as a peace keeper and joined the ranks of warrior nation, becoming in my opinion part of the problem instead of part of the solution as it once could lay claim to be with head held high and with no blood on its hands.

It would seem that what I have said  about the Western Alliance using out-and-out lies to,

  • Invade other nations.
  • Ignore the sovereignty of other nations.
  • Ignore international law.
  • Bomb other nations
  • Offer in one case up to $25,000,000 in reward money for information leading to the capture or death of another nation’s leader.

eventually coming back to bite them on the ass  is being proved to be true.

I fail to understand why the Western Alliance led by the USA, a country whose leadership in my opinion are the  biggest violators of international law where respecting the sovereign rights of other nations are concerned, continue to feign surprise that countries like Russia and radical groups like ISIS have chosen to adopt a strategy that has worked so well for the USA and the Western Alliance. while the rest of the world was busy obeying international law the USA denounced the World Court and declared themselves above this courts laws, because they were too busy  keeping the world safe to bother with details in law that would slow their efforts down. The USA did not stop there, but went on to declare that as a country it would not allow for even one of its soldiers, or citizens to be  investigated, or tried by this court, nor would they as a nation and government respect, or uphold any negative verdict the world court decided against them as a nation or one of its citizens. To this end the USA has for example,

  • Intentionally lied about a country’s cache of weapons of mass destruction and used this false, threat or  imaginary crisis to convince the rest of  the democratic world that there was an imminent threat to the people of the USA, democracy and lifestyle that the people of the west has come to enjoy. the We and the to create an , claiming they are protecting the people of a government intent on killing their own people to.
  • Allow for Guantanamo Bay prison facility which they knew was in violation of every rule in the book for treatment of military prisoners.
  • Allowing for their interpretation of international law to be the one to be considered to be the correct one.
  • When the law did not work for them twist it, or create new laws to make them work.
  • Use the plight of an oppressed people in a sovereign nation to bomb countries using humanitarian concerns as their reasoning and their justification for breaking the law and forcing regime changes not good for the people of the country but  more in line with Western Alliance ideologies.

This strategy of the USA and the Western Alliance has indeed worked and they have toppled regimes led by a king, a few sheikhs, a shahs and a couple of military dictators, but it worked so well that other nations such as  Israel began to realise that if a nation was to follow the  example of the USA and their allies and use exactly  the same excuses and the same reasoning as the Western Alliance spews out in their rhetoric that they could employ the same lawless methods to affect regime change such as,

  •   Israel has used the USA as an example to take almost all of what was once Palestine for themselves and are working hard to secure what is left of Palestine and turn the whole region into the Zionist state of Israel.
  • Russia is now refusing to follow international law and is now citing the rhetoric of the USA and the Western Alliance as it annexes off sections of the Ukraine for itself, like the Western Alliance backed Israel has gotten away with in what used to be Palestine. interestingly enough Russia is being seen by the west as threatening to destabilise the region.

The end result for:

  • The Palestinian people is that they will lose their independence and their country to an invading Israel, with the military, financial and political support of the Western Alliance.
  •   Countries like Poland, Ukraine,  the Czech Republic and Slovakia if not invaded next by Russia will go on living in fear that when Russia is finished reclaiming Ukraine for its own, that it will turn its attention towards them to reunite all of the nations that once made up the Soviet Union, returning Russia to its former glory.

All this will happen while the Western Alliance, because the Western Alliance can do nothing other than apply financial sanctions on Russian businesses and businesses persons,  because of their support for what Israel is doing to the Palestinian people.

Is it really that hard to understand  that countries like Russia are fed up with obeying the rules when the USA and its allies are busy spreading democracy at gunpoint and exerting their influence right up into their borders claiming the right to do so citing humanitarian concerns. The end result of the USA’s being able to get away with not only ignoring international law, but putting themselves above it and undermining the institutions put in place to deal with this type of abuse, because they are a super power is that there is now a total breakdown and growing disrespect and a refusal by both super powers and non super powers to abide by international law. We sit on a very thin edge and one wrong move politically is going to push us over the edge and one of two things is going to happen

  1.  The greed of some nations, the intolerant practices of most religions, the racist attitudes towards others found embedded in most cultures combined with an almost addictive lust for empire building at any cost no matter what the price is to pay financially and in terms of human life by all sides we will soon find ourselves fighting another world war with the weapons capability of destroying all life on this planet as we now know it.
  2. Or we will be propelled backwards in time to the cold war era and beyond, when military might decided who had the right to live in freedom and peace, Where nations were captured by other nations and the strong devoured the weak; where genocide was frowned upon, but the world stood by and watched it happen.

A decision needs to be made and it needs to be made very quickly or we are going to see a lot more of the of the of the every man for himself approach to global security and nation building which is more or less responsible for creating the environment in which certain leaders envision and sell themselves as the saviors of their people, promoting fear and division in the world responsible for the mini wars throughout the world, like the Russia vs. Ukraine, Israeli vs. Palestinian, and now the ISIS vs. Iraq, games of cat and mouse.  No matter whose side of what war you choose to debate, is it not obvious to you that:

  • How young the life is no longer matters as long as victory is achieved and those young lives that are wasted in death, are just used by the government leaders of the world like throwing gasoline on a fire?
  • How many innocent civilians die  no longer matters as long as they create news coverage?  How many innocent men ,women and children get displaced and turned into refugees as a result of these mini wars does not matter as long as their suffering draws either sympathy to your side , or condemnation for your enemy?
  • Winning or losing, being right or wrong matters little any more, because all the super powers are concerned about at the end of the day is what advantage can be gained out of those deaths, militarily, financially in terms of trade deals and restoration contracts as well as in an ideological and religious sense.

 I ask these questions and make these statements, because this is the direction the leaders of governments all around the world seem to be dragging the rest of us towards and Canada has renounced its position as a peace keeper and joined the ranks of warrior nation, becoming in my opinion part of the problem instead of part of the solution as it once could lay claim to with head held high and with no blood on its hands.

I would leave you with these lyrics written by Pete Seeger as food for thought.

Where have all the young girls gone? Long time passing. Where have all the young girls gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the young girls gone? Gone to young men ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone? Long time passing. Where have all the young men gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the young men gone? Gone to soldiers ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time passing. Where have all the soldiers gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time passing. Where have all the graveyards gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the graveyards gone? Gone to flowers, ev’ry one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Who Will Be The Varian Fry To The Arabs, Muslims And Palestinians Of The Israeli Occupied Middle East?

Picture Trophies ?

Picture Trophies ?

What is happening in the Middle East particularly to the Arabs, Muslims and the Palestinians reminds me of what the Nazis did to the European Jews during the 2nd world war, or perhaps I should say just before it when the USA had not seen sufficient cause to enter it. (They had not been attacked) In the movie Varian’s War there is an interesting statement made by one important, “French citizen, a Jewish lady” who says, “Having to live in this manner is like being dead without dying”.  I agree with her statement what they were being asked to do even though it represented a chance for safety and the saving of their lives represented dying while still being alive, because when one is asked to give up their homeland, their identity, their religion and all of their rights in order to just live, this is truly like being dead without dying, no matter what the race of people, no matter how others value their religious beliefs, or their culture.  It is obvious that this government under the leadership of Steven Harper, along with most of its western allies  does not see it this way.  I would suggest that it has something to do with the misconception that the promise to never allow the atrocities that were inflicted on the Jews of Europe to ever happen again, is being misinterpreted as meaning, “Again only to the Jews”, but we all know that it was meant to mean never again to any race of people, of any faith, in any country.  Having said this I wonder who will be the Varian Fry to the Arabs, Muslims and Palestinians of the Middle East?

Why I the Israeli soldier hurting the little Palestinians girl?

Why is the Israeli soldier hurting the little Palestinians girl?

It would appear that the Harper government and Canadians by virtue of this government’s majority status in both chambers will continue to ignore the rights of Muslims, Arabs and Palestinians in the Middle East and continue to assert the legitimacy of all Israeli actions of aggression whether they are the building of illegal settlements, whether they are using their iron fist techniques to kill innocent women and children and whether or not they are acting like the Nazis who partitioned them off, forced them to be publicly identified and finally killed them by the millions, almost wiping them off the face of Europe.  Everyone gets angry when I say that Israel and the Israelis are acting no better than the Nazis who committed such vicious acts against and say that I am  anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian, but I am neither anti-Semitic, nor pro-Palestinian, I merely speak the truth as I see it and understand it. I stopped listening to the political rhetoric spewing from the mouths of both sides and their allies long time ago and began to use my own sense of what is right and wrong, based on my understanding of human rights. No matter what reason Israel comes up with (self-defence, right to exist), they still come up looking like the Nazis of the 2nd world war.  When I compare what happened to the Jews under Nazi Germany’s occupation of Europe and what is happening to the Palestinians under the Israeli occupation of the Middle East I tend to wonder what would be found in Israel’s jails and prison encampments if anyone cared enough to take an objective look. Everyone keeps talking about the Holocaust and how it plays a vital role in what is going on now in the Middle East and about the religious, military jihad, of radical Muslims and I say that I agree that the memories of the Holocaust are being used to keep fear in the hearts and minds of the average Israeli citizen and when religious rhetoric fails, the Israeli government and their religious leaders fall back on and start using the same fanatical jihad like tactics that it accuses the Muslims of using against it.

  • Every Israeli is taught from a child of the impending new Holocaust right around the corner, their enemies waiting, poised to strike at the slightest sign of weakness.
  • Israelis are taught that their government is following the laws of their God and the path that God has laid out for them and so it does not matter what any law of man states is illegal, or illegal, Israel is to be judged by a higher authority. In making that  statement Israel is saying that they are indeed better than any other man or woman on this planet and not subject to any laws, other than the ones laid out in their scriptures by their God.
  • The citizens of Israel are taught from children that they and their government are holding the mountain of God over the heads and I believe that is this symbol that has made the end  justify the means to the everyday Israeli citizen and has allowed the Israeli government to get away with committing atrocities similar to that of the Nazis, during the 2nd world war. The actions of their government says it must engage in if it is to keep its sworn promise to never  let the horror of the Holocaust happen again to its people, no matter what it must do, who else might have to die to keep it and how it looks to rest of the world.

If this does not represent the philosophy and ideology of radical fanatical religious  jihad than tell me what does, or is there a double standard, a different justification for warring and killing it the name of ones God, when it comes to Israel?  In all war one side, or both truly feel that they are justified in the actions they are taking.  It is a popular misconception that the west engages in thinking that the more people who believe in your cause makes it more just; in today’s world all it often means is that you are able to get away with atrocities on a grand scale.  Did not Hitler justify the killing of over 6 million Jews; did not the USA justify the dropping of the atom bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima where the effects of their actions are still being felt today and the cost in human life is still rising?  There are always those who claim to have God on their side; the Christian Crusaders, the African slave traders and their Jewish financiers and let us not forget The Hutu slaughtering of 500,000 Rwandans, mostly of the Tutsi minority, in ethnic bloodshed after a suspicious plane crash on April 6 at Kigali killed President Juvenal Habyarimana and President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi, both members of the Hutu majority. In the end though, wrong is just wrong and like the saying goes, “If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and swims like a duck, it must be a duck”.

  1. Israelis are partitioning off the Palestinians and denying them access to their families, creating Palestinian ghettos and denying Palestinians the ability to travel freely, just as the Nazis did to them, before the extermination started.
  2. Israelis are guilty of torturing and even killing their Palestinian prisoner’s men women and children, just as the Nazis did to them.
  3. Israelis think that all Palestinians are a threat to their very existence no matter how irrational the statement is, just as the Nazis thought about them.
  4. Israelis have set about conquering and ceasing land that does not belong to them and then when met with resistance seek to threaten, impose embargos, deny access to and literally deny medical food and the basic humanitarian aid to the people of which they occupy in hopes of breaking them. I submit is genocide.
  5. Israelis have threatened to destroy everything in the Middle East both innocent and guilty and some further innocents not even involved in their conflict if their existence as a state is threatened, by use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nuclear Devices) they do not acknowledge they have, but secretly boast of as their Goliath Project
Why would Israeli Police arrest and detain a 5 year old Palestinian boy and make him sit beside his blindfolded and handcuffed father?

Why would Israeli Police arrest and detain a 5-year-old Palestinian boy and make him sit beside his blindfolded and handcuffed father?

Israelis believe their cause is just because it has been ordained and sanctioned by the one and only true God making them not like the Nazis at all, but I beg to differ.  That their argument uses the will of God to justify their actions makes it a Jihad (religious war), in my eyes.  By the very nature of the Israeli government’s claim that they are taking action based on orders given to them by their God, the one and only true God to its people must render everyone else’s claims to have a God-given right and title to the same lands moot to its people and the accepting of its government’s use of fanatical, irrational actions and the committing of unanswered for war crimes, an act of faith; not even the Nazis as horrible and vile as we look upon what they thought and did made the claim to be doing God’s will.   They were a people following the will of a maniac and his followers and a people who sought to take advantage of a government that was willing to dismiss the rights of some of its none German citizens and give over everything that these citizens had to what the government, the Nazis considered real Germans.  Adolf Hitler openly stated that he was taking back Germany from the foreigner that was now occupying it not with an army, but by exerting a strangle hold on its economy.  Adolf Hitler felt that the Jews of Germany not only threatened the very existence of the German race, but considered them an infestation that needed to be removed from all of Europe and so as part of his strategy to have Germany for what he considered real Germans and Europe for real Europeans he began to first identify everyone with Jewish blood, next he ordered them partition and forced them to live in Jewish ghettos, then he ordered them transported to prison camps and finally kill them.  This I submit is what makes the state of Israel’s way of thinking the same as Nazis Germany’s and why no civilised, democratic country should be in support of  their actions.  taking out revenge on the ancestors of the people you feel have wronged you in the past is not-self defense, it is the oppressed becoming the oppressor.

  1. The Nazis and the Israelis both put themselves above the laws of the world and are guilty of committing atrocities against other human beings because they felt that their very existence depended on it.
  2. The Nazis and the Israelis both have laid claim to being superior to everyone else on the planet. One by virtue of its genetics and the other on its special relationship with the one true God, “Theirs”.
  3. The Nazis and the Israelis both put themselves above the laws of man and therefore felt that they had no obligation to follow the laws that did not suit them.

imagesCA16KJ2D aThe world ignored the Nazis terror and atrocities as they are doing so again in the Middle East by the Israelis, let us hope that we do not find any mass graves and proof of the other atrocities when the smoke clears and the world takes a look at what is really happening in Israeli prisons and prison camps. The 2nd world war was fought because of the Nazis attempt to conquer Europe, and not to save the Jews of Europe.  These countries would later claim like the people of Germany that they had no idea of the Jews plight despite all of the reports on the matter,  rather than admit that they chose not to get involved. It was not until the Germans were being forced to retreat near the end of the war that the true extent of what was going on was finally realised and the world could ignore the plight of the Jews any longer and were forced to intervene   and finally bring and end to the Nazis murdering ways.  This is part of the world’s shame and guilt and I believe that it is this shame and guilt that is blinding the leaders of the world and allowing Israel to get away with what it is doing in the Middle East, breaking its promise never to allow anything like the Holocaust, or the events that led to the Holocaust to happen again.  The promise that the world made was to not allow what happen to the Jews of Europe to happen to anyone else ever again. It was not just to the Jews of the world that this promise was made although up to this point they are the only people who seem to claim it and it is upheld for.

 1275286603The USA did not enter the war to save the Jews of Europe it entered the war because it was attacked by Japan, if it had not been attacked, the Jews of Europe would still be waiting for help from the USA. Canada did not enter the war to save the Jews either unfortunately and if Hitler had been content to stay in Germany and cleanse it of all Jews instead of attacking Britain, the Jews would still be waiting for Canada to save them.  If Hitler would have been content with the conquering of France and Italy instead of attacking Britain he would not have had to fight the entire British Empire and  the Jews would still be waiting for the world to come and save them.  What I am getting at is the saving of the Jews of Europe was a by-product of another war and although we are all grateful that the atrocities finally were realised and put to an end, the war had nothing to do with saving them and that other events triggered the whole world getting together to bring down Hitler and his allies.  I believe that if Israel is not very careful, it faces the same consequences of Nazi Germany and that it stands to lose in the near future all that it has gained through the generosity and the guilt of its supporters.   Israel is starting to make noises loud enough to wake up the sleeping giants of the world and I believe that once their eyes are open and they truly wake up, they will have no other recourse than to put an end the oppression and the atrocities that Israel is guilty of.