First off, Popeye, I would like to thank you for your posts in this thread.
I enjoyed your point of view as well as your observances of the Candadian election.
Yet I need to understand your last post better.
Also...do not take my little rant below as being pointed toward you alone.
I am aware that I myself have a deep conservative bent and so I need to gaurd myself when it comes to Harpers philosophy.
I don't believe that map for one second (conspiracy nut case).
Are you pointing the "conspiracy nut case" finger at me?
Are you then concluding that because the CAP website has posted these maps, referenced them to those who want a North America Union that the CAP
persons are all "conspiracy nutcase" persons?
That type of response, no matter who you are pointing the finger at, shows fear. It is a very emotional response.
To me the American Union is not the real point of this thread.
The point of the thread is the observable actions of the Conservative Party in Canada.
Lets look at that.
They have been caught losing important documents at a Hells Angels girlfriends condo. (by the way the HA's keep a promise unlike Harper)
They have been recorded, with the comments that there are A people (conservatives who agree with Harper) and B people. B persons, according to the
Conservatives are homosexual persons with dirty fingernails who spread disease.
They crack bad jokes at those who have lost loved ones because of bad meat at a deregulated Maple Leaf Foods slaughter house.
They crack bad jokes concerning First Nations persons who dare to exercise thier democratic rights via protest.
They ignore Canadians who were tortured.
They try to decide what is art by trying to place "Conservative standards" for the Canadian Film industry and art community.
They ignore the international voice when it speaks up in defense of child soldiers.
If you observe the Conservative party and its words, deeds and actions it could very well be compared to Archie Bunker from All in the Family.
If you are to young to know who Archie bunker was, he was a bigot who found it difficult to accept others point of views and others ways of living.
No party is perfect but to be frank it seems as if the Conservative Party of Canada are trying to drag us back to the 1950's.
Yes....that was a time when Canada had the worlds fastest jet....but the conservative PM at the time decided to destroy the jet in order to satisfy
our neighbours south of us.
In June 1957, the Liberals lost the election, and a Progressive Conservative government under John Diefenbaker took power. Diefenbaker, from the
Canadian west, had campaigned on a platform of reining in what they claimed was "rampant Liberal spending.....Declassified records show Avro
management was caught unprepared by the suddenness of the announcement by the government. The cancellation immediately put over 50,000 people out of
work at the plants and outside suppliers. Within two months, all aircraft, engines, production tooling and technical data were ordered scrapped
Just as a right wing Pm kissed the butt of the American president in the 1950's so is PM Harper kissing the butt of Bush.
Harper, Bush Share Roots in Controversial Philosophy.....What do close advisors to Stephen Harper and George W. Bush have in common? They reflect the
disturbing teachings of Leo Strauss, the German-Jewish émigré who spawned the neoconservative movement.
Strauss, who died in 1973, believed in the inherent inequality of humanity. Most people, he famously taught, are too stupid to make informed decisions
about their political affairs. Elite philosophers must decide on affairs of state for us.
So it seems that we as Canadians, according to a philosophy held by Harper, are not smart enough to decide for ourselves.
We are simply "nutcases" who are too stupid to make informed choices.
AND they call it Democracy! (Bruce Cockburn)
[edit on 20-9-2008 by whiteraven]