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The World Lost Its Humanity A Long Time Ago, Paris Was Just Another Reminder Of How Far We Have Fallen


me.jpg2I think that the world has never recovered from the USA’s dropping of an atomic bomb (nuclear weapon) on the civilians of Hiroshima and 3 days later having had time to reflect on the senseless loss of life that their actions had caused, returned with their bombers and dropped another atomic bomb on the civilians of Nagasaki and got away with it.  I think that mankind allowing the USA to get away with the murder of all of those innocent people set the tone for what was going to be considered acceptable civilian loss of life in war, or justifiable collateral damage when using the  excuse of self defense.  The lack of political will to punish the USA after World War 2 prepared the way for the final dark steps needed for man to take that would see the end of  mankind’s final slide down the slippery slope of man’s inhumanity to man that could end in his own  self annihilation. That not one American leader has ever faced a charge related to war crimes, or crimes against humanity has in my opinion set the tone and precedent for the horror we see today in Paris and all over the world.

The USA makes claims to be sorry for their actions, but since they dropped those bombs and got away with they have built up their arsenal of weapons of mass destruction and have used them as a threat to pressure and bend the world to their will.  The USA has put into action an arms race that I believe can only result in catastrophe and the end of life on this planet as we know it, literally.   All you hear in answer to why the use of such deadly force when talking to world leaders is, “We are just defending ourselves like the USA does.”

No sane person can condone the type of attack that the people of Paris, France was subjected to at the hands of ISIS. This was indeed a cowardly act meant to spread fear and I feel is in retaliation for the many deaths and vast destruction that the American led alliance is inflicting on them with their none stop bombing runs.  That so many innocent civilians were killed and seriously injured in the Paris attack was a sin before anyone’s God, but to pretend that it was unprovoked and was not in retaliation for what France is doing in Syria is a misrepresentation of the truth and moves the world no closer to finding a solution that does not include more senseless death.

   For France’s president to pretend that his country was not already at war with ISIS and make claims that the attacks on France was a declaration of war has me wondering a few things like,

  1. Just why France’s jets were bombing in Syria in the 1st place if France was not at war with ISIS.
  2. If France thought that conducting bombing runs over the sovereign territory of Syria without the permission of the Syrian government constituted an act of war against Syria and ISIS?
  3. How the president of France justifies bombing  Syria in an attempt to destroy ISIS is not an act of war against either, but an attack on its homeland by ISIS was?

I do not understand why everyone in the media, the government of France and the member states of the American led Western Alliance are shocked that France was attacked.  I guess I do not understand the depth of western arrogance that allows for the member states of the Western Alliance to continue to think that,

  1. No matter what atrocities we commit in times of war that we are still to be considered the civilised world and our enemy is somehow inferior to us and are to be considered the uncivilised ones.  I feel that it is this wrong vision of what is considered to be the actions of civilised nations that leads to the lack of respect and priority that is brought to bear when dealing with the concerns Muslims nations in a respectful way that could possibly avert and even stop what obviously certain factions within the Muslim world consider the only way they can get the west’s attention and show them what it feels like to be hunted and killed in your own country by those with no real authority and permission to be there.
  2. That we can control and manipulate war in such a fashion that we pick the battle field, we pick who dies and we pick what weapons that are to be used, even if our enemies do not have any of the weapons chosen.
  3. That only we who belong to the civilised world have the right to not only brag and gloat about hunting down and assassinating leaders of sovereign nations and those we feel are terrorists, but even the slightest acknowledgement of what is the driving force behind ISIS’s attacks that differs from that of the USA led coalition is considered suspect and treason and could get you arrested as a terrorist sympathizer or home grow radicalized person.

I am dismayed by what actions that France and the rest of the Western Alliance have threatened to take as a direct result of the Paris attack and what actions have not even been talked about such as,

  1. Talk about escalating the intensity and the merciless indiscriminate violence by France and the USA led coalition that up to now has done nothing to stop ISIS or terrorist attacks in the countries like France.
  2. Showing pictures of the dead, which only serve the escalation of Islamophobia in coalition member states. I find it ironic that when over 1,000 Palestinian children were killed by Israel in a couple of weeks not one picture went up telling of the loss of those children’s family, but instead came the reaffirming of Canada’s unconditional support of Israel and its right to defend itself.
  3. Zero talk about trying to find out what are the root causes of these types of attacks.
  4. Zero talk from now prime minister Trudeau about the need to find out the root causes that provide the environment for groups like ISIS to come into existence in the first place and what makes them so attractive that our own Canadian born youth are drawn to them and are so easily radicalized by them. I am saddened that he chose to spit out the same political rhetoric as the previous government instead of holding true to his  beliefs and convictions he publicly stated when he was in 3rd party leader in the House of Commons and not the yet prime minister with a majority status in the House of Commons.

Considering all that has led up to the Paris attack and all that has transpired after it I believe that both sides have learned nothing from all of the senseless deaths and are now poised to drag the entire world into the 3rd world war that I truly believe will either destroy the world to a point where all of this becomes moot and survival of the human race will become the people of the world’s only priority, or bring forth a new species to be the caretaker of the earth, one without the petty prejudices and need to feel superior that are doing such a lousy job at the present time.  I think that there is more at stake this time around than human values, religious freedoms and the right to self-determination.  What I think is at stake this time is man’s very existence and somehow I do not see man coming out of this in very good shape. Think about it the strongest most powerful nation in the world has placed itself above international law.  How far do I think the USA is prepared to go when it comes to war and getting what it wants? I do not have to guess, I just have to go back a short time in history and see how the USA responded to Japans attack on a USA military installation to see what lies ahead for the world, but in case you have forgotten let me refresh your memory of what this civilised nation proved that it is willing to do to win.

  • On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people

   What will it take this time for them to launch such an attack on those they believe to be the uncivilised people of the world?

When the USA 1st decided to get involved in this quagmire of yet another never-ending war I remember Barrack Obama saying something to the effect that he knew that there would be no solution reached that would last using violence and yet there has been nothing else but violence by both sides and no meaningful attempts made to get both sides to the negotiating table. There have been talks without one side at the table as is par for the course when the Western Alliance is negotiating anything a regime change in a sovereign nation by military force as they did in Iraq. No country in the Western Alliance would allow for some other country to force a regime change on them no matter how justified the other country was in demanding it and yet the Western Alliance members states seem confused and angry that Syrian president refuses to step down and offer himself up to be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Will the USA offer up George W. Bush Jr. to face his war crimes and crimes against humanity? Will the USA force Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to resign and offer himself up to face the war crimes and crimes against humanity that he has committed and that he is still committing? I do not think so, but if the answer ever becomes yes then I might be inclined to say that they have a right to demand such a thing of another country’s leader in the interest of world order and justice.

Note:

  • We the “civilised people of the world” can always find a way to justify our heinous acts and have sought, expect and demanded forgiveness for them, or simply rewrote history to make ourselves the adventurous hero fighting to bring civilisation to the “savages, or the uncivilised people of the world; the fact that they did not want to be civilised did not matter much, because refusal of assimilation meant annihilation, ask the aboriginal peoples of North America, if you think that I lie.
  • Germany murdered 6 million innocent Jewish men, women and children in gas chambers and conducted scientific experiments on hundreds of thousands of others and blamed it on the Nazi’s as if they were another race of people.
  • Israel killed in one set of battles over 1,000 innocent Palestinian children, but insists that they are not to be blamed for defending themselves and all of the so called civilised countries of the world supported them and agreed.
  • Canada being the worst of these, declaring their unconditional support for Israel’s murdering of innocent children and intentional targeting places where civilians had trying to find safe haven like United Nations Hospitals which were clearly marked and all knew about. Civilised Canada further proved its unconditional support for Israel by trying to interfere with a case the Palestinians were trying to get heard before the world court in which the Palestinians were alleging that Israel was guilty of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity against them.  Canada fearing that if the case was accepted that indeed Israel stood a good chance of losing decided to interfere and get the Palestinians to withdraw their case on Israel’s behalf.   Civilised, law-abiding Canada did this by threatening to withdraw much-needed and depended financial and other humanitarian support given to the Palestinian’s if they continued with their case. In other words withdraw your case and forget that Israel killed over a 1,000 of your children and bombed hospitals or we will cut off your humanitarian aid. ” Bravo Canada?” Are these things mentioned above how civilised and law-abiding nations behave?

All this for me makes Paris look like nothing more than par for the course in a world that  lost its humanity  a long ago.

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Defeating ISIL Will Be A Hollow Victory Indeed, If The Price To Be Paid Is The Loss Of Canada’s Democracy Or Worse At Its Own Hand


me.jpg2In Canada being ignorant of the law is no excuse for breaking it.  This rule applies to all Canadians including the government.  This means that if you break a law that you do not know about this will not stop you from being arrested for said crime, because it your duty as a Canadian citizen to keep reasonably informed and up to date about the laws that you live under. If you are planning to do something in business for example and you are not sure of the laws governing the legality of you are considering, you are required to seek out professional legal advice to ensure that you are not in violation of any laws of Canada before you begin whatever venture you are considering getting involved in. So I would ask what is up Canada with this strong, stable majority Conservative government’s inability to understand either Canadian or international law, or their out right refusal to adhere to either one?

I ask this  because in my opinion the Conservative Party of Canada which has a majority government and holds a majority in the senate believes that neither body of laws applies to them.  They have repeatedly forced through laws that will not pass constitutional mustard, because they violate the both the international safe guarded rights of all citizens of the world as well as the constitutional rights of  all Canadians. These court battles not only represent billions of wasted tax payer wasted dollars that could be avoided if the government first sought out and then took some legal advice before ramming legislation through parliament and into law, but also highlights their view that their majority status puts them above the laws of Canada and in fact entitles them to disregard it totally and change it according to their whim. Of course this attitude and method of creating policy has seen a record number of their new laws and changes to Canada’s old laws  stricken down on appeal to the Supreme court of Canada and also in the courts below it. Since there are a staggering amount of cases in which this has happened to this majority Conservative Party of Canada government, I will just offer these few examples of the latest in a string of key legal defeats for the government:

  1. The Federal Court of Canada ruled that cuts to health care for rejected refugee claimants were “cruel and unusual.” and gave the government four months to reverse the changes introduced in 2012.
  2. June: Supreme Court upholds privacy rights, ruling that internet service providers must not disclose names, addresses and phone numbers of their customers to law enforcement officials without a warrant. This expected to force the government to change bills on cyber bullying (C-13) and digital privacy (S-4) currently before Parliament.
  3. April: In a unanimous ruling, the high court affirmed that offenders can receive extra credit for time spent in custody before they are sentenced, a blow against the government’s Truth in Sentencing Act, which attempted to curb the practice by allowing it only in “exceptional” circumstances. The ruling, which was precedent-setting but did not strike down the law, gave judges the right to apply the extra credit for time served but did not reject the government’s limit of a 1.5 credit.
  4. March: March:  The Supreme Court strikes down section 10(1) of the Abolition of Early Parole Act, which tried to retroactively abolish accelerated parole for offenders who had already been sentenced as a violation of the offenders’ charter rights.
  5. September 2011: The Supreme Court ordered the federal minister of health to grant a Vancouver supervised injection clinic an exemption under Canada’s drug laws so it can remain open. The ruling gave the minister discretion to approve or deny future requests for exemptions, but required the government to balance public safety and charter rights when making the decision.

Is it so hard to believe that Canadians who used to believe that the idea of “democracy” and the phrase, “rule of law” really meant something are now becoming cynical of both and see neither really applying to the governance they are receiving from this government of Canada? Unfortunately in today’s Canada it would seem that the present government feels that the rules, principles and spirit of democracy can be sidestepped, ignored and rendered moot simply by their creation of new legislation. I believe that when a government continually rams through legislation that is constantly in violation of its citizens constitution and charter rights as this government is constantly trying to do that  it is guilty of leading its country away from it being able to lay claim to being  a democratically governed and a law-abiding country, because it is not enough to simply declare to be, a nation must also demonstrate their democracy and rule of law through its actions and treatment of every citizen equally and without prejudice. These are a few of the things that concern me and have me beginning to wonder if  Canada’s boast of being a supporter of democracy, human, civil and religious rights are still true:

  1. This government’s chipping and stripping away of more and more of our rights and freedoms that are the corner stones of Canadian democracy.
  2. This government’s mocking of  our democratic processes with its altering of the Canadian law with its creation of its “ministry of democratic reform.” I believe that this ministry was created by this party to change existing Canadian law that made the governments  continued violations of Canada’s election laws (which were  landing them in hot water). Instead of seeking all party consensus this government did as it has done on so many other occasions and simply rammed the legislation into law, by virtue of the majority they hold in all committees. (senate and parliamentary) The Canada Election Act of old was put in place to ensure fair elections for all political parties; this is not the case with the changes the Conservative Party of Canada has forced into law with their strop, stable majority government.
  3. This Conservative Party of Canada majority  government uses its majority  to force closure and shut down debate using time allocation at least 75 times in this parliament alone.
  4. I see this Conservative Party of Canada majority government refuse to consider and adopt even one amendment from any opposition party into any of their legislation.
  5. I see this Conservative Party of Canada use its majority to make irrelevant and fire the heads of parliamentary oversight agencies like, the head of Elections Canada, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, The Privacy Commissioner, the Auditor General of Canada, just to name a few for doing their jobs.
  6. I see this government refuse to be transparent on anything that it is trying to accomplish, even withholding the cost of the war to degrade and eventually defeat ISIL which we as Canadians are paying for and have a right to know, but something that our allies freely given to their citizens and I great detail.
  7. I see the government passing laws that ask judges who are supposed to uphold the constitutional rights of all Canadians to ignore them if they are to by the police  the RCMP or CSIS

Some would argue that in  order to protect ourselves from terrorist attacks and the loss our, values, religion as well rights and freedoms that we must we must be willing to pay the price for this protection, namely:

  • Some loss of our right to privacy.
  • Some loss of legal rights for example (a)the right of an accused to face one’s accuser, (b)the right to have a judge examine all of the evidence of a case before him or her and decide on its merit and its legality and (c)the right to know that the judge has not allowed for the violation of you civil, human, Canadian Charter or constitutional rights.

I would suggest however that if the price of victory over ISIS is the loss of our rights and freedoms guaranteed us under the Canadian Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and all international act and treaties that Canada is supposed to be a willing participant in, then the price tag is too high. What good is there for Canadians if in saving Iraq from ISIL for instance and bringing democracy of a sort to that region for another we have to violate and ignore the fundamental principles of our own democracy? These principles that this majority Conservative government of Canada are doing an end run around  are the core values that comprise the very bedrock that supports and allows for our way of life for any governing party in Canada to try to do away with any of this core is to make us the same as any other people governed by a dictatorship, or authoritarian regime.

Canadians are allowing the Conservative Party of Canada to capitalize on the fear they are guilty of inciting in this country.  I believe that the Conservative Party of Canada has nothing against Muslims and could careless about the plight of Jews or Israelis whether in Canada, Israel or anywhere else in the world; both of these groups are just a means to a political end for the Conservative Party of Canada. I believe that the Conservative Party of Canada has and is still exploiting those fears to such a dangerous level. Canadians are suspicious  and leery of other Canadians and  so divided that the majority of Canadians are willingly being led down the slippery slope of  going along with things that we know are racist, non democratic and in fact have a lot in common with those of Adolf Hitler’s Germany and Joseph Stalin’s Russia.

Since the war on terror began after 9/11 I feel that it is us who call ourselves the civilised nations who have become more like the terrorist we claim we are fighting rather than they becoming more like us.  We are more like them than they have been made to be like us, for instance:

  • The RCMP,CSIS and the police will soon be able to  legally pick up a Canadian citizen and hold said person in a secret location for 7 days without charge, on the suspicion that they may be going to commit a terrorist act at sometime not known and somewhere not known against some one or some thing, again unknown. Does this not sound like what happens in those regimes that we are supposed to be trying to change and the others as strong or stronger than us militarily that we very vocally criticize?
  • The RCMP, CSIS and the police will now be able to spy on Canadian citizens, take down whatever they believe not posted in the best interest of the country without the knowledge of said citizen.  This to me smacks of anti freedom of speech and expression the, like we see in China and Russia for example where the state controls what is seen publicly and what is okay to express publicly.

ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and all the other organizations referred to as barbaric terrorist organisations do commit atrocities against women like kidnapping them and forcing them into marriages and the like, but these atrocities that I agree are despicable and need to be stopped unfortunately are all that separates them from the America led coalition, including Canada, this is what I mean:

  1. Both sides do violent, deplorable things to their captives  in order to extract information, or for some other advantage from them and both side have killed their captives.  ISIL out in the open and bragging and the American led coalition in secret and denying everything like in Guantanamo Bay.
  2. Both side knowingly target innocent civilians and consider their deaths and suffering as collateral damage again one side openly acknowledging and even bragging about and the other denying they do it at all.
  3. Both side say that they are right and are being threatened by the other and are only defending themselves and their very existence.
  4. Both sides now believe that it is okay to enter and cause war in a sovereign country without legal grounds. Although the prime minister and Jason Kenney  seem to believe that it is unlikely that Canada will be taken to court over violating international laws and that it is okay to do because the USA has been ding it for months without legally being  challenge by any international body where crossing over into to Syria to wage war on ISIL is concerned, does not make what Canada is doing legal, it simply puts them in the same illegal place as the terrorists they seek to degrade and defeat.(defiantly refusing to abide international law that gets in their way of accomplishing the political agenda)

What a hollow victory we Canadians will have won if we must lose all of what makes us Canadians to win the mission to degrade and hopefully defeat ISIL.

The Most Used Tools In Stephen Harper’s Toolbox Are The Words Terrorism, Terrorist Threat, Islamic Jihadists And Radicalized Canadians


Stephen Harper Rebuilding Canada

Stephen Harper Rebuilding Canada

The most used tools in Stephen Harper’s  toolbox are the words radicalized Canadians,  terrorist threat, terrorist, Islamic Jihadists and terrorism.  Under the guise of keeping Canada and Canadians safe Canada’s elected MPs  are being treated by this Conservative Party of Canada as though they could be potential sleeper spies, not to be trusted with anything related to the security and well-being of this country and its people, simply for being in opposition parties and only possible because the Conservatives are in power with a majority government. Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada have made it clear that they will not share anything that they consider sensitive information with all parliamentarians whether it is about  Canada’s finances, environment, or security and it forces me to ask what is up Canada?

Opposition MPs are Canadians  who were voted into office by other Canadians to represent them, make known their concerns and needs and give those Canadians access to decisions being made that will shape Canada for both them, their children, grandchildren and so on.  If these MPs of the opposition parties are being deemed untrustworthy and therefore not able to be a part of the decision-making process, does it not follow that the Conservative Party of Canada’s made in Canada version of democracy :

  1.  Becomes a sham, no longer representative of all Canadians, but representative of only the Canadians that voted for them?
  2. Becomes a dictatorship which seeks no consensus?
  3. In an effort to keep Canada’s population in line as their decent grows, public disobedience increases and protests get ugly will Turn Canada into a police state giving unlimited power to secret police, to spy on, arrest, detain and imprison any Canadian, because all  Canadians are now deemed  potential threats?

Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada say that they are adopting a Made In Canada Solution” to handle such issues as immigration, job creation, environmental issues, health and welfare, the economy, national security, just to name a few, but have you noticed that in all instances the Made In Canada Solution” approach this government is talking about means:

  1. That very little meaningful information will be shared with other parliamentarians, government watch dogs like the Parliamentary Budget Office, or Auditor General and even less for the ordinary Canadians?
  2. That all to often  are not only out of step with other Westminster type parliamentary governance, but also out of step with our closest neighbor and ally the United States of America?
  3. Canada is reneging on it international treaties, agreements and protocols that Canada has signed onto.

Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada with their fear mongering have forced Canadians to  become a people afraid of everything both real and imagined, because Stephen Harper wishes:

  1. To pass himself of as some great war-time leader; the only person capable of keeping Canada and Canadians safe;  capitalizing politically on the divisiveness that his fear mongering is responsible for creating.
  2. To remove the rights and freedoms of all Canadians that he and his Conservative Party of Canada decide get in the way of a government governing; Stephen Harper believes that the Canadian Constitution, The Canadian Charter of Rights and any institutions, or agencies that are in place to protect the rights and freedoms enjoyed  equally by all Canadians represent needless, “Red Tape”.
  3. Forever remove by legislation the need for Canadians to be part of Canada’s democratic process and governance by reducing their participation/ role to that of merely voting for who gets the opportunity to run decide things for them for a predetermined amount of time, so that the population works hard to guarantee their leader and their party a majority so that he/ she can make decisions that keep Canada and Canadians safe without interference from those who think differently and are different and therefore “Not real Canadians”.

What I am getting at is that Stephen Harper’s “Made In Canada Solutions” are taking Canada and Canadians further and further away from the fundamental principles and practices of democratic governance, due process of the law and equal justice for all, making Canada look more politically like the non democratic, oppressive regimes Canada claims to be trying to convert to democracy with all of its implied rights and freedoms.

  • With the creation of  the Conservative Party of Canada’s  Democratic  Reform Ministry, the Harper government let Canadians know that they thought that Canadian democracy  was  not functioning as it should. Minister of Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre and his party  unilaterally  decided that not all eligible Canadians that were eligible to vote, needed to vote and enacted laws designed to make voting for certain Canadians citizens as challenging as possible. Pierre Poilievre accomplished his mission  by changing what used to be considered acceptable identification needed as  proof of residency, before voting to no longer being acceptable and with one vote of their majority government the Conservative Party of Canada had taken away the right to vote for over 50,000 Canadian citizens among which are (a) those in poverty and living literally on the street, (b) the elderly living in nursing homes unable to venture out and (c) those who were waiting to receive identification from the government due to theft, or loss, just to name a few.
  • With the creation of the Conservative Party of Canada’s Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ministry,  Stephen Harper was able to enact laws to restrict the traveling of Canadian Muslims, or rid Canada of Muslims his government did not like. Steven Blaney,  Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness accomplished his mission by
  1. Using the authority granted to him unilaterally by his majority  government to create and enact laws to remove a  Canadian Muslim’s Passport while they are still in Canada, or are abroad, intentionally  stranding them in another country.  If you were a Canadian Muslim knowing how the government of the day feels about Muslims would you feel safe to visit your family in your country of origin, send money home to help support them as many Christians and Jews do every day, knowing that your actions could be misconstrued as aiding  and supporting terrorist activity which could result in your   Canadian passport being invalidated without notice and without the opportunity to return to Canada and defend yourself in a court of law, as in the case of  Imam Ali Sbeiti? I contend that to remove a person’s passport, while they are out of the country without notification before hand amounts to deportation without due process that may very well violate their constitutional rights and freedoms, but more importantly in my opinion is a mean-spirited cowardly action, not representative of  the Canadian values, spirit and high morality that I know of this country and people.
  2. Using the authority granted to him unilaterally by his majority  government to create and enact laws to make it legal for those in law enforcement and security to arrest and detain without proof, without charge or due process of law any person they or any other citizen in Canada or anywhere else in the world thought might be plotting, or considered likely to commit a terrorist act. then if they do decide to charge you with a crime under the terrorist act is it not reassuring to know that it will all be done in secret and that no one will ever see the evidence of those who accused you, definitely not your lawyer or the e presiding judge?  Now I might be crazy, but that sounds like being whisked away in the middle of the night by some Gestapo type secret police and a lot like the actions of other governments this Harper government and its allies  denounce.

Canadians have become so confused by all of the fear mongering that is going on that they cannot see that this government is not only out to restrict the rights of certain Canadians that they are deeming to be terrorist threats, but are in reality systematically chipping away  most of the rights and freedoms that all Canadians used to take for granted.  This was always their ultimate goal, made easier for them to do, because the threat of terrorism, terrorist threats  and Canadians becoming radicalized has most Canadians willing to give up their rights for the security and the protection that the government promises them in return. The Harper government is making Canadians a promise it has no intention of ever making good on, because stopping terrorism is not even a real part of the Harper government agenda. The terrorist threat is just another tool in  Stephen Harper’s tool box, that  he and his party use to get Canadians to comply with their real agenda, which is to put all of the power in the hands of the government, without the need to answer to oversight bodies of any kind, be they parliamentary, or judicial.

Does it not makes sense that if this government really wanted to end terrorism and erase the threat of terrorist acts  then they would  be willing to look at the root causes of terrorism and work at trying to find  peaceful solutions to ending terrorism rather than dropping bombs on who they deem terrorists, giving them more reasons to hate and kill and closing of diplomatic channels that would have them heard?

I contend that this government is using its own form of terrorism on the Canadian people. the Harper government are keeping Canadians so scared that they are willing to do anything and give up anything in order to be able to feel safe. The price demanded of every Canadian to feel  safe in their  own country by Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada is that every Canadian willingly give up  the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them in the Canadian Constitution and the  Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Consider this: If the Harper government along with all its allies really ended terrorism, or the terrorist threat, how would they get their citizens to willingly give up their rights and freedoms and join the New World Order? The government of Canada under the governance of Stephen Harper will never give up such a valuable tool as the Terrorist Threat / Terrorism.

This Is What Happens When You Give A Fawning Sycophant A Majority Government In Canada


We elected a prime minister who behaves more like the fawning sycophant Chester than like the prime minister of a independent government of a sovereign nation.

We elected a prime minister who behaves more like the fawning sycophant Chester than like the prime minister of an independent government of a sovereign nation.

What is up Canada? Stephen Harper promised Canadians that he would change Canada so much that Canadians would no longer be able to recognise their own country and I think that he unfortunately delivered on it. I think that Stephen Harper is and never was a proud Canadian, had no respect for Canadian law, or Canadian core values. I do not think any Canadian old enough to vote can say that this is the same Canada that Canadians and all nations of the world used to admire, trust and even envy. Written in this post are some of what I believe we used to be and how we were thought of, but  now have lost due to the changes to the very core of what it was to be a Canadian.  Canada used to be one of the only trusted players in the game of international affairs and we blew it, because Canada’s Chester (Stephen Harper), who shortly after being elected with a majority government, began  surrendering our sovereignty to his hero the USA; because the USA was so big and strong.

Thanks to Stephen Harper, Canada can no longer lay claim to being a fair-minded and neutral seeker of peaceful solutions; a supporter of only solutions  that are arrived at via the negotiation table with all stake holders present and participating, because Canada in my opinion is no longer neutral, or fair-minded.

  • Under the absolute rule of Stephen Harper Canadians will no longer going to be allowed to think, or speak any sentiments that are not in keeping with the governments point of view on the internet, especially where those views are contrary to what the government feels about Israel, or Christianity.
  • The new law fails to address the hateful views being espoused about Muslims and their faith, allowing them to be fair game. I believe that the law in spite Harper will protect Muslims if things get too far out of hand, but Stephen Harper has ensured with his laws that they will be forced to  just understand that: (a) It is members of their faith that are the terrorists. (b) That is just too hard to distinguish between the good Muslims and the bad Muslims, since the good Muslims refuse to cast of their religious garb. (c)They will of course be expected to be patient and understanding while the government stops them from traveling. (d) That it is they who the government will be targeting with their online and digital snooping laws. (e)Finally it is Muslims that will be asked to understand and be patient while they are insulted on the street, attacked on public transit and go through all manner of racial denigration., because this government has decided to make every person with or without mental issues, committing a violent acts against private citizens, security force members, or politician a  radicalized Canadian in the service of an either ISIS or another group it considers to be terrorists.
  • Under the governance of Stephen Harper Canada has unfortunately made it clear through his government’s rhetoric, policies, laws and actions that Canada is no longer interested in continuing in its historically respected  role as a peace broker, but has surrendered to the will of it allies to commit itself to the war against terrorism through the taking military actions on the behalf of those countries it supports, or sees as being important to itself and it allies strategically, or economically. Canada has joined its allies who decided long ago that the way to settle international disputes is not at the negotiating table, but instead preferring to use sanctions, embargoes and a show of military force instead. Embargoes and sanctions serve no other purpose then to achieve through a siege, one-sided unfair agreements that cannot be achieved through what used to be normal diplomatic channels.  As a nation through this government, we have chosen to ignore the suffering that is caused to the innocent people of the countries we are helping to put under siege and spout rhetoric to all who will listen about the importance of  saving  innocent lives unable to share in our values, preaching about the importance of bringing our beliefs and values to the non civilised world; in short what we are saying is that we have found some new savages to civilize, through rape and pillage and total assimilation to our way of life. Our government knows that a siege is designed to deprive a nation of their ability to provide for its people the  amenities of life needed for every day survival(food, medicine and other supplies) until the leader of the country under siege surrenders; but Canada does it anyway. I cannot see how anyone  would not see a siege for what it is which is a deliberate attempt to sabotage a country’s economy, undermine its legitimate government and  strip it of its sovereignty, under the guise of negotiations aimed at achieving a fair outcome for both sides of the dispute. How can Canada still lay claim to always seeking peaceful non violent solutions to problems when the first thing we do now under Harper rule is close down embassies in our country and abroad every time a tough dispute arises between a country will value as an ally, or asset with one we feel we do not have a lot or anything in common with?
  • Canada once considered country who had a conscience and a set of values of its own under the rule of Stephen Harper looks more like a cowardly bully, who will only stand up for what it believes in if the enemy is weaker militarily than it is, or if allies suggest it contribute to the struggle. Stephen Harper is quick to send Canadian military advisors, Canadian fighter jets to kill people with missiles and bombs into countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but like its allies are afraid to act with its military might in situations like: (a)The Ukraine vs. Russia conflict where Russia actually annexed Crimea a part of the sovereign Ukraine and is supporting financially and militarily the dismantling of Ukraine’s sovereignty as a nation by pro-Russian rebels. (b) The Hong Kong vs. China conflict where the free will of the people to vote in fair democratic elections is being denied them by the government of Hong Kong with the support of main land China and has the possibility of escalating into another Tiananmen Square. (c) No military intervention to end once and for all the constant instability in the world that the North Korea vs. South Korea conflict is causing. North Korea has actually threatened the USA and its allies and yet they have not been labeled terrorists as far as I know and the western alliance of which Canada is a member refuses to take action against it militarily.
  • It would seem that the only countries the Western Alliance is interested in fighting is those with a predominantly Muslim population; followers of the Islamic faith and that makes us now not only cowards something we could never be accused of before, but racist in our reasoning as well.
  • As I said earlier when I think of Canada and its relationship with the USA  I am reminded of the relationship between Looney Tune’s  cartoon characters “Spike and Chester”.  In this cartoon  a little dog named Chester would scamper around a big bulldog named Spike saying, “Can we Spike, huh, can we?” Spike would end up back handing little Chester, sending him reeling backwards. getting up visibly shaken Chester would say,” Spike is my hero, because he is so big and strong. “
  • Canada under the leadership of Stephen Harper has become a country only willing to stand up for human rights and freedoms abroad where it can be assured victory with little cost and where there is some economical or strategic benefit and only if instructed to do so by its allies.

Canada used to be the envy of the world for the rights and freedoms that all Canadians used to enjoy, respected for our values and sense of justice and loved for our generosity and compassion,  but I believe that thanks to Stephen Harper, that all of those things  are no longer true when talking of Canada.

  • Under the leadership of Stephen Harper the very fabric of this countries democracy and democratic processes have been made a mockery of and changed, in order to (a) enacting laws that removed any oversight that was put in place as a mechanism to ensure that the government’s executive powers did not overstep their bounds. (b)changing the way one can prove their eligibility to vote in federal elections in a deliberate  move to impede the ability of all Canadians eligible to vote to do so. (c) through what it calls its Fair Elections Act, remove any power the head of Elections Canada had to ensure that the government held fair elections and adhered to the rules, or was punished.
  • Stephen Harper only protects Christians and Jewish people in his laws against hate as is proven in legislation that he and his government draft and the speeches given by  his MP’s and ministers when talking about new legislation to prevent the ability of those on the internet from inciting hatred for Israel, Jews and Christians going as far as to seek arrest and prosecution for those actions, but no mention of penalties for inciting Islamophobia, or the hatred of any other culture, religion or ethnicity, for example. This is not this simply an oversight, this is in my opinion is intentional racism and what would never have happened pre Stephen Harper. When government made laws in the past concerning racism and hate crimes, it did not single out specific groups for special protection we included all groups in the umbrella of the protection.
  • We used to be compassionate as a nation helping those in distress from natural disasters and welcoming of refugees fleeing certain death in their own countries, but of late under the harper government is to discourage refugees from fleeing here and have put in place laws to imprison them should they arrive by sea. (This is a direct attack on fleeing Muslims as it is they in reason times who have been using this mode of transportation and it is they who this law was designed and implemented to deter).  If this is not bad enough Stephen Harper and his government are putting forward a law that would permit the provinces to deny refugees Welfare. How they are supposed to survive while they learn the language and get accustomed to where they now live is beyond me and seems rather mean-spirited at the least and not at all in keeping with our historical compassion and generosity.

It was interesting to see public Safety Minister, Steven Blaney, pretend that we all misunderstood him when he accused the Ottawa shooter of being a terrorist in league with ISIS, telling a reporter asking him why he called the shooter a terrorist, to look up the meaning of terrorist in the dictionary.  This is why I do not trust this government, but more importantly why I believe that this government has betrayed all Canadians and turned away from our core values and turned us into some kind of hateful Nazi like puppets. I know, how dare I say such a thing, but remember very soon in Canada I could be arrested for terrorism, being a terrorist sympathizer, found guilty without my accusers evidence going before a judge, tried in secret and sentenced to jail, by the government and its security agencies for daring to post this on the internet. The Nazis of Germany used the same tactics against the European Jews and look what happened when the people believed in the rhetoric and allowed the fear mongering of politicians make the accomplices in the deaths of over 6 million innocent Jewish men, women and children. Dare we compare us to them?

  • The government has decided to blame everything wrong with this country on radical Islamic thoughts and deeds whether they are born of real radicalization, or of some Canadian so displeased and feeling so trapped with no way out decided to act out violently against the government, or commit suicide in an effort to vent their anger and draw attention to a series of problems that they feel are being ignored and is hurting all Canadians.
  • The government is asking children to spy on their parents and their parents to spy on them as well as asking neighbor to spy on neighbor and then report anything they find to be suspicious activity to security officials.  This all to me sounds more like Nazi Germany, then the Canada that I grew up in.
  • The government is asking that their special police,(CSIS and the RCMP) be able to arrest and detain certain citizens based on suspicion of doing something wrong, or on a hunch that they intend to doing something wrong, without having the required proof to lay charges.
  • The government wants informants of CSIS never to enter a court room, or go before a judge to validate their accusations and so the accused does not get to face their accuser and could possibly end up deported, in jail, only to find out that the person doing the snitching had a grudge against the accused, or was coerced in some manner by the security agencies to give false evidence, was offered a deal by the government to collaborate evidence to get rid of a potentially aggravating, or embarrassing problem that a government would like to go away.
  • The government has decided to turn husband against wife and wife against husband, by forcing them to testify against one another with no regard for the impact this will have on marriages and relationships in Canada.
  • The government has decided to cease passports based on hunches rather than proof that would stand up in a court of law.
  • The government has decided to restrict the travel of Canadian citizens that it deems to be too dangerous to travel, without proof enough to lay charges that would stand up in a court of law.
  • The government has stated that it will punish radicalized Canadians who are going abroad to fight on the behalf of  others, such as what the government considers radical Islamic extremists or terrorists with jail time, possibly loss of citizenship and deportation, but does this apply to Canadian Jews who could be considered radicalized in some cases going abroad to fight for Israel in the Israeli army, or raising money to aid and abet anti Islamic thoughts of hatred, calling for the death of all Muslims, or is this law focussed solely on Muslims and those who would fight in their behalf. I remember Canadian Greeks going back to Greece to fight against the Turks, in today’s Canada would those Greeks be considered radicalized and punished?

In my opinion to get around all of this action it has already been caught doing illegally, this government has decided to do what it does anytime it is doing something illegal and unconstitutional; this government changes the law to support their position without benefit of meaningful debate, or consideration of it constitutionality so that innocent people are caught up in the political and judicial war, having their lives torn apart for years, only to be proven innocent, but with no way to seek legal remedy, or compensation, for all that was taken from them by the government.

There was a time not so long ago before Stephen Harper and his strong, stable, majority Conservative government came to power that:

  • Canadians could travel the world without fear of being attacked by anyone, because Canadians were loved and respected.
  • Canada never had to worry about home-grown terrorists, or terrorists attacks from abroad, because  Canada did not commit terrorist attacks in other countries prior to Stephen Harper.
  • Prior to Stephen Harper Canada donated its foreign aid with no strings attached. instead of only offering aid to those who can repay in some fashion, like trade deals, giving up their water rights or rights to other natural resources, like is the policy now. Canada used to welcome refugees instead locking them up in jail. In short Canada used to be to valuable as a friend to ever consider making an enemy of.
  •  Prior to Stephen Harper things like health care, homelessness and other domestic concerns relating to poverty took priority over balancing budget and although things were not perfect Canadians thought that they were being not only heard but that their basic needs were being met and when they were not that when they voiced their discontent that they were not ignored and their needs became the governments priority.
  • Prior to Stephen Harper killing one’s own soldiers, or taking up arms against one’s own country was considered treason, not terrorism.

I do not know if going back to our old Canada is a possibility anymore, but I think that we have got to try, because it some ways we were the sanity in all of the chaos; the light at the end of the tunnel for a lot of countries facing seemingly insurmountable problems. I think that Canada used to be one of the only trusted players in the game of international affairs and we blew it, because we elected a prime minister Spike’s, Chester, who surrender our sovereignty to his hero, because he was so big and strong and has been getting slapped by Spike ever since.  If there is to be any consolation it is that Chester one day does become the hero when Spike is proven to be not so brave, but merely an untested, untried bully.

Canada Is Being Attacked Becasuse Canada Is At War And Attacking The Enemy Is How Wars Are Fought And Won!

October 24, 2014 3 comments

Is what we are seeing in Canada really radicalise converts, or the rotten fruit of seeds sown by years of bad Harper changes to our laws?

Is what we are seeing in Canada really radicalise converts, or the rotten fruit of seeds sown by years of bad Harper changes to our laws?

What is up Canada? Why do we keep asking the question,  “why we are being attacked?” I would think that it is quite obvious, “We declared war on people!” Please let us climb down off of our lofty moralistic, hypocritical perch and remember that it is the Canadian government who decided to send fighter jets to bomb innocent men, women or children, where they sleep, work, go to school and pray, in an attempt to rid the world of ISIS/ISIL. Let us not forget that this government has committed Canada to take part in the murdering of hundreds, with the possibility of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq. A good many of us self-righteous Canadians are willing to refer to the senseless loss of life that we and our allies are responsible for committing on others, as acceptable collateral damage. We continue to do this rather than facing the fact that these deaths are every bit as senseless and even more brutal than anything ISIS is capable of doing to us, if indeed these killings are ISIS sanctioned at all. We are guilty of using the same propaganda and tactics in our past, like every time  a settler was killed by an Indian it was recorded as a horrific massacre by the savages, but every time a tribe of Indians was wiped off the face of the earth by the colonizing settlers in what should have been considered as a massacre, the slaughter was written up as a valiant victory against the savages. Innocence is innocence in my book, dead is dead and injustice is injustice, no matter what the ethnicity of the victim. All of those innocent people dying as a result of  our actions on their home soil have families and friends, who will harden their resolve  and refuse to be intimidated  as Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Leader of the Official Opposition Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau leader of the Liberal Party of Canada have all stated they are going to commit to.   I would ask where has all this hardening of resolve has gotten anyone involved in this war so far and where is it going to take us in the future? As we mourn our dead and voice our feelings of shock horror and outrage, perhaps it would be wise to reflect for a moment about how those who are dying every day and seeing whole families wiped out hourly, for months and years at a time by our actions, feel.

I keep hearing the question asked how this will change us and I do not like the answers that are coming from our leaders, who still think that this problem can be resolved by killing and beefing up our own personal security, instead of rethinking what we are doing when getting involved in policing the world with a stick, instead of brokering for peace through diplomacy.  My heart breaks and tears roll down my face for the senseless deaths of all people, everywhere caused by politicians who sit in their cushy offices, or rug lined tents, far away from the battlefield spewing out rhetoric, rattling their sabres and sending young people to their deaths and to cause the deaths of others. Time after time this government has shut down embassies in this country and abroad. Canada of late is guilty of bad mouthing the United Nations for cautioning every nation about turning away from diplomatic negotiations to solve problems and choosing  rather to go to war to settle disputes instead. John Baird scoffed and berated Mr Ban Ki-moon for warning the nations of the west that there was a real possibility of the fight coming to the shores of the west and Canada in the not too distant future.

Yesterday Canadians along with politicians and the press got a feeling of what it feels like to be attacked where we live, where we go to offer prayers and thanks to our fallen heroes, at places where we would under normal circumstances feel safe, like when we visit our state shrines and our parliament, the hub of our democratic way of life. The attacks made us angry as a country, but the real question is did we learn anything from it as people? I ask this, because from the comments coming from the prime minister shortly after the incident it was evident that he hadn’t. Meaningless rhetoric was still flowing freely from his mouth and the empty words that amounted to little more than  sabre rattling were obviously meant to advance his agenda of more intrusion into the private lives of Canadians and more powers for security agencies like the RCMP and CISIS, then actually finding out what can be done to end the feeling of  that these young people felt so strongly about.

Everyone seems to be worried about how the gunman got into Center Block with a shotgun after killing a soldier at a war memorial and how it could be happening in Canada, but nobody is willing to say that this is a minuscule example of the suffering that the innocent people of Syria and Iraq face every day at the hands of Canada and her allies. I think that Canadians need to understand and should learn from this that war is a dirty, nasty business and people do die. We need to understand that we are no longer safe, because we are so far away from the actual theater of war.

Why would a Canadian nationals feel so strongly against this country’s treatment of the people of Syria and Iraq, or if you prefer ISIS/ISIL, that they would choose to turn their backs on all that they have been taught, their religion, their values, and their government and be willing to lay down their lives and die for those people? I believe that it is foolish at best for this country to constantly make excuses and blame Islamic extremists for actions our nationals feel that they must do to support those we are at war with, instead.  I think that it would serve everyone in this country better if our leaders spent more time trying to find out what they think is so wrong with what we are doing.  This government really needs to consider what it is that certain Canadians feel so strongly about that they are willing to kill and be killed to stop. This is not a case of some old Islamic guys hard set in their ways killing Canadian soldiers at home, it is a case of young Canadians killing their own. Could it be that the younger people of this nation are finally catching on to the hypocrisy that is our democracy and way of life in the west? Is this the only way that these young people felt that they could get through to a government that has become more like a dictatorship than a democratic government?

Is it possible that these 2 guys ended up  killing people because they were mad at the Canadian  government, because the Canadian government ignored their pleas for help? All that I read about both of these young men shows that they were in need of medical help, had been in contact with police and the court system, asked for help and the system failed them both.

  • Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who gunned down Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, before he was gunned down himself on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning, had told a B.C. judge almost three years ago that he was homeless, addicted to crack and wanted to go to jail so he could change his ways. This young man is on record for committing crimes on several occasions, because he was a homeless addict who the system would not help unless he gave them reason to by committing a crime so that he could be arrested and sent to jail. I guess it was easier for the country and Stephen Harper and his security officials to just leave all of this out when they decided to use this tragedy to their political agenda and make Canadians more willing to give up their privacy without judicial oversight to CISIS and the RCMP.
  •  Martin Couture-Rouleau was shot to death after running his car into two soldiers killing one and injuring the other. The RCMP said that it had been working with Martin Rouleau for at least four months to help him overcome what they deemed as his radicalized,  extremist thinking. The 25-year-old  Martian Rouleau said on Facebook that he had converted to the Muslim faith and began posting messages on Facebook suggesting he wanted to fight in Syria. This got Martian Rouleau designated as a high-risk-traveller, or  too dangerous to be allowed to travel, he was arrested at the airport, stripped of his passport, denied his trip to Turkey, all to be let go, because the police had no evidence to   back up their accusations and allegations. This must have only served as proof to him that Canada no longer stands by its own laws and has become a  banana republic worse than all others, because it hypocritically calls itself something that it is no longer which is a democratic law-abiding country where every citizen is considered innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law. (Not in the offices of CISIS, the RCMP, or even in a government minister’s office)

What is clear to me is that people are dead because 2 young men who needed help were failed by the Harper government and allowed to remain on the streets, instead of getting them the mental help that they needed.

What is next for Canada, will our allies decide that for their own security that they need to bomb Canada to eliminate the threat to their nations from home-grown terrorists that threaten their nations and their people? Is it our turn now to face the judgement and justice of the Western Alliance for our failure to keep home-grown terrorists from multiplying and doing harm to others. I do not believe that sending more jets to do more bombing runs is going to solve anything. I do not believe that giving our security forces more power to take away the rights of Canadians is going to make us more safe. I think that those things only serve to make us more like the people we say that we are better than. We in Canada need to change our ways and begin to reclaim the values and respect that we once had before Stephen Harper decided to turn us from a country that refused to support any process which didn’t seek negotiated to problems,  into a warrior nation whose diplomacy is served at the end of a gun barrel. We have just felt the nip of a little dog’s teeth in some very sensitive areas of our personage and we did not like it. Only time will tell if we were smart enough to realise that no matter how tiny those little teeth are, they do hurt. I think that we the Great Dane are a little less confident today about our ability to win an easy victory, because of our size and the brute force that it allows us to use against those not as big or as powerful as us.

The news media, the Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada the heads of CSIS, the RCMP all sought to make Canadians think that Justin Trudeau’s answer of finding the root causes of the terrorists and eliminating them was the answer to stopping the terrorism with a minimum of violence and needless, senseless loss of life was a foolish answer depicting his not readiness to lead this country, but I think that he was right.  If radical Islamist are to be considered as a cancer, than I would have to say that they must view the west with its democracy and Christianity and foreign values liken to a rapidly spreading deadly virus, akin to Ebola. We in the west know what we want the world to look like and we travel throughout it declaring that all other value systems, means of governance, sets of values are  inferior to our own. The nasty little truth that we  choose to shut from our conscience minds, is that it is us in the west that are the disease and that all of the violence, the wars, the terrorism, the senseless loss of life, including the worlds failing economy and the sad state of the worlds environment are merely symptoms, or by-products of  us,  the disease.  Fever, vomiting, diarrhea are all ways the body tries to get rid of an invading, harmful attack on its normal functioning that it perceives as a deadly threat and I would suggest that terrorism and terrorists are those people who wish us to leave them alone to their own culture, their own values, their own religion and their own type of governance. I would also like to suggest that until we in the west stop invading other nations trying to force our ways on them they will continue to fight for their survival, terrorism will not on continue, but escalate and the world will continue to know no peace.

Is Thirty Year Old Weed Conviction Considered Terrorist Activity Now By USA Customs And Immigration Services? Was Terrorism Ever Really The Issue

February 10, 2013 1 comment

Victoria's Myles Wilkinson won a trip to see the Super Bowl, but was denied U.S. entry because of an old marijuana conviction. (CBC)

Victoria’s Myles Wilkinson won a trip to see the Super Bowl, but was denied U.S. entry because of an old marijuana conviction. (CBC)

Was Terrorism Ever Really The Only Issue On Both Governments Agendas?

I remember pre Harper just after 9/11 the powers that be in the USA requesting that we share our total criminal data base with them so that they could better stop any Canadian terrorists or terrorists living in Canada from crossing into the USA.  At the time they were met with a firm no from the Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the then in power Liberal Government of Canada, because:

  • It intruded on Canadian citizen privacy unnecessarily if the only reason for needing the information was to stop terrorist, or would be terrorist it was deemed the USA only needed the information on those types of criminals.
  • That the USA would use the Canadian criminal data base to deny access to the USA to Canadian citizens for reasons other than terrorist threat possibility and for relatively minor offenses like convictions that were dealt with by a fine, or by probation.
  • That the USA would go back to the time of a legal age of a person which is 18 years old and deny the person access into the USA based on a one time only crime like having a fight, or smoking weed, which had nothing to do with fighting terrorism.

Then came Captain America Steven Harper and his Justice League of America the Conservative Party of Canada. Stephen Harper began to take steps to give the USA everything they had ever wanted in terms of access to things that they had never had, but always wanted and it became immediately crystal clear that Canada while under the leadership of Stephen Harper would remain an independent country in name only.  I remember George Bush Jr. giving his very public endorsement of Stephen Harper for the office of Prime minister and thinking how odd for a foreign leader openly get involved in another country’s election and especially the USA in Canada’s, but I would hazard the guess the good old George was paying his pieces of silver to our Judas.

Steven Harper by his actions excepted the argument that Canada was partially to blame for 9/11 and that 9/11 would not have been possible if it were not for the slackness of the Canadian immigration system that allowed terrorist to be living in Canada, who would cross into the USA take flying lessons and eventually cross over into the USA undetected, because the USA did not have access to our criminal data bases a commit the terrorists act of 9/11.  With this acceptance of the USA position Steven Harper told his the lie and said that only the information of  suspected terrorist, or of those considered to be capable of terrorist acts criminal records would be share with the USA. We now know that this was a lie because what was suspected that the USA would do to our citizens if it ever gained access to our criminal data base at the USA border is happening now.

Canadians are being denied aces into the USA because of things mentioned above. Now they always had the right to deny access to anyone they wanted at their borders, but they only had access to those Canada thought to be dangerous and those under order not to leave the country, or had warrants pending and those with current charges, not the all telling all revealing cherry picking access thy enjoy right now and are abusing in my opinion to make a fast buck off of selling temporary visas or one time visit permits.  If I am truly an undesirable and considered a threat to your country how does paying a $500.00 fee somehow make me acceptable for a visit? this makes no sense to anyone one except the USA officials who in the great American tradition will try  turn a profit selling 9/11 memorabilia and of course Stephen Harper and his Conservative Government of Canada.

On a personal note I have a young friend in his mid 30s who got in a fight when he was 18 years old with another young man in his neighborhood.  They exchanged blows my friend won and the loser called the police and pressed charges.  No guns, no knives, no weapons at all were used and no one suffered any broken bones or lasting bad effects other than those to be expected to occur during a fight between to evenly sized and aged teenagers, but charges of assault were  filed by the police and my friend was sent before a judge.  My friend was found guilty of assaulting the other guy, but because both guys were involved in the hitting my friend was given probation and ordered to refrain from fighting. Over 18 years later and never having been found again of violating any law he was denied entry into the USA, because of the assault charge on his record, which has cost him over $2000.00 in attempts to get single trip entry visas into the USA, because since Harper’s changes to the parole and pardon systems he can not get a pardon either.  I would point out at this point that Canada refuses to do this to the citizens of the USA, as thought the have no undesirables as far as we are concerned, or we are afraid of what their reaction will be as they consider themselves as a country as being above international law.

The we have the guy who smoke some weed back in the day and got charged with having some on his procession, got arrested, went to court was fined $50.00 and has been denied into the USA to go to the Super Bowl all expense paid trip he won as a contest prize.  The crime if we can still considerate that happened over 30 years ago and he has done nothing illegal in all of that time, so I ask you what is up Canada?  Why has our government made it possible for this to happen to honest hard-working Canadians who are no threat to anyone who made one little mistake in their past and have paid the price for it already? Why are we not stopping the flow of this type of information to the USA now that we know how they are abusing it?  Why are we so relaxed at our borders, or do we not have the same access to their criminal data basis as they have to ours?  Now just a little strange to me is the fact that a guy who did commit a terrorist act in another country while living in Canada with a dual citizenship did not get stopped from traveling abroad and could have easily entered the USA instead of Bulgaria where he did go and was involved in a terrorist bus bombing. Is preventing this type of person from traveling not what all this is supposed to be stopping, or is the main purpose of all this hyped up border security for keeping out 60 year olds convicted of one crime in their whole lives punishable by a $50.00 fine?  I believe that everything that is being done at the border will not stop one terrorist act, or one crime from being committed by travelers in either country, because all terrorists do not have criminal records and are usually picked for their ability to travel easily between countries and if that is so, “What is up Canada?”  What is next, stopping 60-year-old women from entering the USA, because she got busted 30 years ago for prostitution, because the big bad USA is a afraid of what?; that she might sell her body once again, only this time on the streets of their fair country? I do not know, say what you like, but soon no one will be able to travel or work abroad unless you can afford to pay for special visas, which leads me to ask the question, “Is all of this really about border security or just another money grab in the guise of border protection”?

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