[A-List] Canadian elections
mstainsby at resist.ca
Fri Jan 27 13:18:09 MST 2006
Interesting to me has been the difference in attention I have paid to
this election, for the comrades who know the shake up in our lives here,
it is self explanatory.
The election, strangely, was a relief to me simply because it was a
minority government that the bourgeois/Zionist press had been try to
self-prophecy into a majority. Minority governments in Canada almost
never last very long and leave very little room for wiggling among the
party of victory.
The Conservative government of Stephen Harper is, by all measures, the
most reactionary one I can fathom for my lifetime and from my reading of
history within this state. I have already posted "quotations from racist
man Flanagan", a top aide in the Harper administration.
Harper is a leader who is pro-Iraq war, anti-Kyoto, anti-woman/abortion,
anti-same sex marriage, for the dismantling of the health care system
and much more. Yet, ALL of these planks are actually where Paul Martin
was coming from as well; it has since been revealed that in the lead up
to the invasion of Iraq Martin and his faction within the Liberal Party
worked hard to force the Chretien leadership to support and join the
war; Martin is leading the way in destruction of the earth's livability
with CC emissions in particular through the destruction of many
indigenous lands in the "northwest territories" [Denendeh] and "northern
Alberta" building a natural gas pipeline and starting the oil sands
projects at full bore and capacity, the dilapidated health care system
became so weak under Paul Martin the finance minister over ten years ago.
What this will mean is likely a government that will go down in history
as one of the most hated in Canada's history, for a reason quite simple
and wholly anti-Machiavellian-- the population wants their government to
look independent of the US, while being, as Martin's has, the most loyal
American ally possible.
To try and assuage this, before even taking office Harper has started
yapping about "Canadian" sovereignty in the far north, where the climate
change dividend is about to open up a northwest passage above the
continental Turtle Island shelf. This will reduce global shipping lanes
by 7000 nautical miles, and the US/Alaska, Russia and Denmark/Kalaliit
Nunnaat["Greenland"] all claim the passage as international waters,
while Canada claims it as their own. Harper is pledging to put military
capable ice-breakers in the region, as a show of gunboat diplomacy.
He'll go this route while attacking the health system, slowly and not to
be obvious, and go along with similar legislation regarding welfare,
pensions, and all means of a social safety net.
With the exception of the Bloc and the Liberals, there is no one party
that holds the balance of power in this minority government, so the
schemes will be slow. My feeling is that since the Liberals will want to
take down the government but only when they can gain from it, if Harper
is smart, he'll do his program the most chance by going slowly and
implementing things that have little chance of being opposed by huge
numbers. Since even more openly than the genocidal Liberal Party his
party hates Indians and Inuit, and since the basic white
supremacy/racism of Canadians is so high, I fear strongly that his party
will start by tearing up even more land and sovereignty among the mighty
nations here, knowing how little opposition he will have for that and
that he can throw the racist radicals in his party this completed bone.
And of course, with a family involved in the health system directly, and
many retiring and coming of age, his attacks on both health and pensions
is extremely frightening for many, if not on a social level, an
individual one. This government will last at least as long as the last
one, but I give them no more than two years. Basically, we have a
Republican running a minority situation in a British-style parliament.
He finished his acceptance speech extolling soldiers in Afghanistan and
saying to the crowd "God Bless Canada". Dark[er] times ahead.
Sabri Oncu wrote:
> We have so many Canadians here. Would you be able to give us a summary of
> the election results with comments?
In the contradiction lies the hope
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