The Death of Democracy in Canada. The Death of James Michael Flaherty
Written by Robin Mathews
Let us not confuse respect for the dead with blindness to history. The party and government to which James Michael Flaherty belonged is one which eats at the freedoms of Canadians, destroys confidence in elected politicians, attacks the democratic electoral process, habitually misrepresents its actions as a government, and takes mean-mindedness and attacks upon the innocent to an historically high level.
Any and all politicians can say – and mean – that they send their deepest sympathy to the family of James Michael Flaherty. After that, in the interest and service of Canadians, they must add that the government which he served faithfully is one of the most destructive governments in Canadian history and that he was a faithful partisan in the destruction of Canadian democracy.
In failing to do that all politicians in the House of Commons and in Canada are making absolutely clear that they have joined the forces intending to destroy fairness and justice in Canada and to create a new kind of government in the country, one that is fairly described as a fascist government – one which serves private corporations (globally) before the Canadian people, which uses deception and falsehood to achieve illegitimate ends, and which, finally, will use police and military power to subdue a dissenting population.
James Michael Flaherty, as Canadian finance minister, used and permitted the use of his federal budgets to hide vicious and unfair attacks upon people and institutions providing necessary information and services to Canadians. He permitted, in so-called budget implementation legislation, hidden moves to curtail, to weaken, to undermine, and to destroy the democratic freedoms of Canadians. He never spoke or acted against Conservative election fraud that was repeated during his time in power (and so, tacitly, he participated in it).
He undertook politically motivated and dangerous cutbacks in science, the environment, and institutions providing public information. He provided wholesale support for vicious and destructive initiatives like vengeful and oppressive prison laws, laws to destroy information Canadians need to make responsible public choices, laws to protect and support the richest and most oppressive forces in the society, and laws to humiliate and persecute Canadian veterans.
James Michael Flaherty was a major mainstay of the move by the present Conservative government, led by Stephen Harper, to build a permanent, unreplaceable, fascist government in Canada.
Written by Robin Mathews
P.S......Hello friends, readers, contributors and PAB trolls....Sorry for not posting, been real busy repairing my mom`s world, we can`t choose family, one day my siblings might grow up and actually contribute to helping their mother and society as a whole, we won`t hold our breath, .....12 hours a day working for mom, pro-bono, .....Plus having to keep up on current affairs, write, publish guest posts.........All the while charming my new true, honest life partner...
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Mr. Mathews column was outstanding and on point, time and time again when scoundrels, liars, cheats and enablers within government drop dead their sins are forgiven, we don`t forgive hideous acts here at The Straight Goods, no quarter given, .........You might be resting in peace MR Flaherty..........However, those of us still living on the Canadian part of this blue orb won`t be, your complicit actions and muted mouth assisted oil whore and savage pussball Stephen Harper in terrorizing, frightening and abusing a once trusting Canadian populous...
No quarter given...
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