DePape & cohorts actually *against* democracy?

Tom Oleson nails it here in the WFP:

…there was no nobility in what Ms. DePape did to make her such a darling. Rather, she abused her privileged position as a page in the Canadian Senate to disrupt the Throne Speech last week by holding up a sign that, somewhat ambiguously, declared “Stop Harper.” That was, in any objective sense, an abuse of privilege and an act of treachery against the Canadian democracy.

Exactly.

He also asks the question I did a few days ago (in a post that didn’t make it to the new server but was thankfully backed up at my Blogger account), how exactly does Ms. Pape intend to “Stop Harper”?:

…Look around the world and it is hard to find a more just and equitable society than Canada. It’s not perfect, but Canadians, including Stephen Harper, are still working on it, so unless by “just” one means a society where all aspects of life are dictated, such as North Korea, and by “equitable” one means the equal sharing of poverty and misery that one tends to find in such just societies, then Ms. DePape needs to explain in a little more detail how “Stop Harper” helps anyone.

The Winnipeg revolutionary might also want to explain what she means by that. Harper was democratically elected to a majority government by a large plurality of the Canadian people and will be in power for four years, barring some unforeseen catastrophe. So how exactly does Ms. DePape propose that we stop him. And, for that matter, why should we? We stopped the Liberals, we reined in the NDP, we ruined the Bloc Québécois — we chose the Conservatives to run the country…

Or is Brigette DePape just a convenient puppet for a much larger and possibly dangerous movement? Check out the link that Jen found and judge for yourself.

The irony of course is that Stephen Harper has supported Candian involvement in allied efforts against oppression in many areas of the world where democracy has been threatened or is non-existent.

But facts don’t seem to matter to Brigette and her buddies. They thrive on spreading hatred, fear and misinformation.

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Related

Price of free speechMichael Coren (who also draws a comparison between DePape and Gibbons. I guess it wasn’t such an original thought after all. *Sigh*)

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52 Responses to DePape & cohorts actually *against* democracy?

  1. Calgary Junkie says:

    DePape appears to me as primarily an opportunistic self-promoter. She leveraged her Page`s position in order to raise her profile, and give her new `career` a kick-start. As others have noted, she only had a few weeks left before the end of her Page`s posting, so she didn`t give up much in the way of money. She is now a useful idiot to those above her, and has lots of useful idiots below her, helping to advance her next career.

    • Jen says:

      did you see Olivia Chow this morning on STV, she, an mp of a democractic country was at the protest rally.

  2. Liz J says:

    Key question not answered or asked of DePape is exactly what does she propose to do to “Stop Harper” who has been elected to the Office of Prime Minister as per our democratic system?

    What answer could she possibly give to that question that would be within the laws of the land? Does she propose anarchy? She took the action, she needs to answer the question.

  3. Liz J says:

    DePape is another example of the Leftist mind lacking the capacity for reasoned thought. It’s democracies like Canada that give her the right to do exactly what she did and get away with it. If Canada’s democracy isn’t up to snuff for her and her ilk what is?

  4. Bubba Brown says:

    The “Stop” Party? The 2006 election was subject to a coalition attempt to steal our results, to nullify our votes, silence our voices.
    100% of the people did not vote for Baghdad Bridgette, she can dance around with her little sign all she wants, it is still a free country.
    She wants to change that.
    Like I said before did this pale little girl even bother to vote?
    “Power of the street” ? She is delusional, are her parents looking for a refund for 4 years at the U of Zero, obviously math was not a requirement.

  5. maz2 says:

    McGuinty’s socialism is a beggar, a pleader; Help Me.

    The name is the “Progress Child Care”, aka progressive, aka leftist.

    Here is the leftist blame game >>> It’s your fault: “blames underfunding”.

    …-

    “Scarborough daycare pleads for city aid
    Toronto Star – Valerie Hauch, Amanda Kwan – ‎10 hours ago‎
    Staff at a cash-strapped Scarborough daycare will show up for work Monday as the centre scrambles to find funding. The parents of almost 100 kids – from infants to age 6 – who attend Scarborough’s non-profit Progress Child Care Centre were told Friday …
    Daycare closes doors, blames underfunding Toronto Sun
    Scarborough daycare closes suddenly CBC.ca”
    (googlenews)

  6. WCT says:

    I like Mrs. Day’s “We Love Harper” show stopper – so funny and it put the de”Page” into full context.

  7. Mary T says:

    Was this an early Oct 31st costume party, considering the weird clothes a lot of them were wearing. I thought the afro went out years ago. I read that 46 various groups showed their support for this march. They must not have much support with the small number of people who turned out.
    I hope those responsible for making decisions re funding special interest groups have their name and cut all funding to said groups.
    The twit better hope nothing happens to our PM or she could be blamed, maybe not by the courts, but by the court of public opinion.

  8. fh says:

    Depape is saying that in a democratic country Canada where CANADIANS voted
    the result of the election needs to be nullified
    and ARAB rules need to be adopted
    pretty dangerous stuff
    investigate her family members
    she is dangerous
    fh

    • batb says:

      fh, we were channeling each other! Your comment wasn’t showing when I began my comment! I totally agree that DePape isn’t simply a harmless naif — she’s dangerous, partly because she seems so unself-aware as she plays the fool to the dark totalitarian forces in whose thrall she is.

  9. batb says:

    DePape gives me the creeps. Her demeanor is that of a zombie, despite the waving arms and the occasional coy smile. Her eyes are devoid of expression as she drones on and on about “the Arab spring” needed in Canada and how (Prime Minister) Harper’s agenda is bad for the country and how he’s, apparently, going “to destroy the climate.”

    HUH?

    IMOP she’s a nut-case drone who has been and will be exploited by nihilist, anarchist overlords who, while having no respect for democracy, will wax ad nauseum about “the Harper government’s” undemocratic policies. She’s dangerous because she’s so naive and pliable. She’s making an absolute fool of herself but is under the delusion that she’s some kind of necessary hero at this moment in history. I knew girls like her at university and they ended up in sad, sorry, and disillusioned obscurity pretty quickly.

    DePape will be used up and spit out in pretty fast order, because she’s not very smart and will soon outlive her usefulness to the forces of lawless anarchy.

    • Jen says:

      …..like standing in front of Chadaffi with a sign “STOP CADAFFI”. Now that is standing up for Democracy against a dictator. Instead, she condemms a Democratic country, democratic and elected prime minister stephen harper.

  10. Liz J says:

    Whether the seemingly vacuous DePape is part of a pack or not the video Jen linked to shows she is being used. I think she needs to be made a real example of and undergo questioning by the proper authorities.
    In fact, I think the sign she held up was bordering on a threat.

    Some things are just beyond the realm of freedom of expression.

  11. MadMacs of Bytown says:

    Help! I’m trapped in moderation at BLY2. Since it is now a test site, Joanne, please transfer that comment to this site if possible.

    • Joanne says:

      Madmacs – Sorry, I was out most of the morning. Can’t resist a good garage sale. ;)

      Link to your comment at BLY2 here.

      • MadMacs of Bytown says:

        Thanks Joanne.

        As with other local party faithful, we attended the keynote speech by the PM at the Policy Convention Friday. Enjoyed it immensely. Aside from the prerequisite photos with various MPs, we got to exchange introductions with Brian Lilley and of course our comments on the continuing satellite discussions. Ongoing….

  12. Jen says:

    Joanne, take a look at this. It would be wise of you to put it for all to see-Olivia Chow.
    She is using this to promote…..you guess the rest. Like I said before, the NDP is a dangerous party

    Protesters take issues with PM to Tory convention

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/featured/prime-time/867432237001/air-canada-union-gives-72-hr-strike-notice/987719690001#987719687001

    • frmgrl says:

      I agree,we need to watch them very,very closely. It seems to me that the far left are getting more radical and dangerous as time goes on. Look at Europe and remember the protest riots a couple months back in Wisconsin.
      How many of the kids in the NDP caucus are radicals? I blame in large part the universities. They seem to be breeding grounds of left wing radicals. Hence you have Brigette DePape. I think they are way more dangerous than the Liberals ever were.

    • Joanne says:

      I have a hard time taking Olivia Chow seriously.

      But I agree that the extreme leftist radicals do tend to flock to the NDP.

  13. Mary T says:

    What is the resolution, which was defeated, re spouses being allowed to sit on committees or something all about. Kady says it is about one specific spouse but no one will tell her who.
    How does one get e-mail comments, sent to them.

  14. maz2 says:

    The natural end result of socialism.

    Socialism is the parent of the cohorts of communism.

    “We are a Soviet-style economy,” says Mr. Stournaras.”

    “Thus, the Greek economy is an inverted pyramid. “You have few people paying on one side and a lot of people taking on the other side,” he says. “This is unsustainable.”

    “The roots of the Greek tragedy: bloated bureaucracy and tax evasion”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/the-roots-of-the-greek-tragedy-bloated-bureaucracy-and-tax-evasion/article2056715/

  15. Thucydides says:

    She isn’t a revolutionary, she is a reactionary.

    Calling for people to emulate the “Arab Spring” is calling for a forceable displacement of our democratic government; there really is no way to disguise what she has actually called for. Considering the protesters in Egypt were either fronts or useful idiots for the Muslim Brotherhoods, you can suspect calls for a Canadians to emulate the “Arab Spring” have something hiding in the wings as well (investigating the vast amounts of money American left wing foundations are pouring into Canada might turn up interesting links. Check out Avaaz, for example, a creation of MoveOn.org).

    People should also start questioning the educational institutions that put such reactionary ideas in the heads of impressionable young people, and especially why we should support said institutions or hire their graduates for anything except unskilled labour.

    • Joanne says:

      Calling for people to emulate the “Arab Spring” is calling for a forceable displacement of our democratic government; there really is no way to disguise what she has actually called for.

      Yup. You nailed it.

      I wonder how many union dues in Canada go to feed these types of groups like Avaaz?

  16. Bubba Brown says:

    Oliva Chow protesting what? If she is unhappy with the way things are, she can join a political party and run for office, get elected and raise her concerns in Parliment.
    Uhh wait a minute?
    I guess only 300 people, looked more like 30, and Jack won’t jump in front of the parade, trying to take credit for it.
    Thats for Oliva, he is probably wading around a flood somewhere.
    If the numbers get up there a bit he will be all over it.
    The NDP are just weird and so are Jack and Oliva the expense account munchkins.

  17. batb says:

    Bubba B, Olivia figures Stephen Harper should do more to help Toronto. I don’t remember her shaking her finger at Moro … er, Mayor Miller and scolding him for allowing the downward spiral of Toronto from a law-and-order, lovely cityscape to a mean-streets-drug-dealers-and-killers-get-new-basketball-courts dystopia.

    I don’t remember her thanking the CPC a few years ago when they gave the TTC funding — nor the TTC thanking him, for that matter. There were posters all over the subways and buses thanking McGuilty for funds from the Ontario Liberal Government and not one mention of the feds’ (that would be the federal Conservatives’) contributions.

    Seeing as she’s an MP from Toronto, maybe she could take some responsibility for the mess this city’s in. (Seeing as both she and Jack were Toronto City councillors for years, maybe they both could share in some of the blame — though I realize that accountability’s not in the socialist DNA; weaknesses and/or errors are always someone else’s fault — usually their political opponents’ — and it’s always the nanny state that needs to come to the rescue.)

  18. Joe says:

    So while Jack was out getting a ‘shiatsu’ his wife was free to go to the protest. Good for her at least it got her out of that decrepit old mansion that is the OLO’s residence.

    BTW isn’t Wednesday Adams cute with those wild demented eyes of hers? I’m trying to figure out if those blank eyes reflect a blank mind or if she deliberately does not focus so she can more easily remember the talking points. In other words reading the teleprompter in your head is easier if you’re not distracted by what your eyes are looking at.

    For anyone interested, Wednesday Adams (AKA Page Bridgette) the word Democracy does not have the same meaning as the Democracy does for the rest of the world. For her and her ilk Democracy is a utopia of her own creation. Her utopia is determined and defined by her. Others may share a similar utopia but there is enough differences in the utopias that the success of one such utopia would result in wild protests by others with similar utopian delusions. However Wednesday’s utopia is not very well thought out as is evidenced by her constant reliance on cliches like ‘Arab Spring’. ‘Arab Spring’ really has no meaning for her but it gives her warm tingles when she uses the words because they evoke a concept she can not other wise verbalize or, fortunately for the rest of us, bring about. I would pity anyone trapped in Wednesday’s utopia. It undoubtedly make the existence of Christians living under Nero look like a walk in the park. If anyone cares to know I picked Nero because like Wednesday he too was an amateur thespian.

  19. paulsstuff says:

    DePepape reminds me of this generations Carolyn Bennet. Mentally unhinged and no sense of reality.

    As for what question should be asked, how about if she thinks 5,832,401 Canadians don’t have Canadian values, the number of people that voted Conservative

  20. bluetech says:

    Joanne: “(… I guess it wasn’t such an original thought after all. *Sigh*)

    You are too humble…perhaps you gave Coren the idea to discuss this in the Sun?

  21. Frances says:

    Someone needs to point out to her the results of the “Prague Spring” (there’s a really odd Czech film about it which begins with high school students bopping along with Petula Clark in ‘Downtown’ and then heads to serious reality). Then she can research the Hungarian autumn circa 1956.

  22. Mary T says:

    I have heard the twit a few time and she repeats word for word what she has said before. Reminds me of a doll where you pull the string and it says, mama and nothing more.
    Does she really want the military and police out there shooting the protesters, or giving them virginity tests. Be interesting to compare pictures of the riots last summer and see how many of the same kids showed up.
    Here is a thought to get the media riled up. How many goals have the Bruins scored in the series, I think it is 13. How many have the Canucks scored. If the Canucks win next game by 1 or 2 nothing, shouldn’t the Bruins get the cup cause they scored more goals against the winners. Bet the twit would agree, the losers are supposed to win.

  23. Mary T says:

    From theblaze.com.
    TX Theater Turns Profanity-Laced Voicemail Into Anti-Texting PSA
    video is sort of funny, but that female voice, sounds like some cdn gal and is making stupid stmts also.

  24. Rob C says:

    Mary T… If losers were supposed to win the useless twit Depape would be getting everything she wants.

  25. maz2 says:

    “Harper government receives diplomatic spanking over climate policies”

    urlm.in/hzbf

    …-

    “Craziest carbon credit scheme yet – shooting camels in Australia

    How to Create Carbon Credits – Kill a Camel.

    By Viv Forbes.

    The people who brought us pink-bats and cash-for-clunkers have a new scheme – we can earn carbon credits by shooting wild camels, humanely of course.

    Surely it would be far easier to shoot tame cattle? There are big mobs near all of our northern ports, going nowhere.

    And if greens have their way and stop all live exports, we can earn heaps more by shooting millions of sheep and goats, humanely of course.

    What about those mobs of kangaroos? They burn carbon fuel and emit dreaded carbon dioxide. Why should they be spared when the future of the planet is at stake?

    Continue reading →”

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/

    • Liz J says:

      I can’t bear to kill even the odd bug that gets into my house, I capture and release them, mosquitoes excepted, so that’s my contribution to reducing carbon.

      I’m also happy to see lots of cows grazing contentedly and passing gas freely to the winds. Ditto horses and sheep and goats and buffalo and llamas etc, etc.

      • Joanne says:

        I’m sure there are a few people in Toronto who would happily take the opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of raccoons.

  26. maz2 says:

    Non-Leader of the Taliban Jacques Bloc Pack.

    “He came on a bicycle. I escorted him down and he went away on his bike.”

    Socialist Biker Jack Layton is now the Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada’s Parliament.

    …-

    “The policemen warned the councillor about the dangers of hanging out in suspected bawdy houses that could be run by Asian triads.

    “I remembered lecturing him on a lot of these triads, they’d videotape the customers and extort them afterwards. Jack went pale. I said to him you have to understand it’s quite possible,” he says.

    “He came on a bicycle. I escorted him down and he went away on his bike.””

    “Layton found in bawdy house: Ex-cop”

    http://www.torontosun.com/2011/04/29/layton-found-in-toronto-bawdy-house-former-cop

    …-

    “Ottawa cyclists bare almost all for naked bike ride”

    “Nearly nude cyclists at Saturday’s World Naked Bike Ride had their undies tied in knots — literally”

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2011/06/11/18271441.html

    • Liz J says:

      So guess there’s no longer such a thing as indecent exposure in a public place or a law against it.

      Doesn’t our government, that’s us, donate funds to such spectacles as the Gay Pride parade with varying degrees of undress?

      • Joanne says:

        So guess there’s no longer such a thing as indecent exposure in a public place or a law against it

        Well Bob Rae and Rick Mercer were naked on state funded television, so I guess not.

        • Bec says:

          Yes and they both thought/think that they were MEN enough to torture us with their egos.

          They should have stripped down from polyester suits, white platforms and gold chains. Maybe then, we could understand their time warped image of themselves.

  27. ed says:

    Montreal, 1942: temperature for June 12th = 32 degrees Celsius. Today in Montreal = 19 degrees Celsius. Global warming??? LOL

    Amazing how the MSM spends so much time covering this DePape kid. As Nick on CFRA pointed out, the media gives her and her little group front page coverage while ignoring coverage of the tens of thousands of people who came out for a pro-life rally a short while ago. The media bias continues. I guess it was too much to expect them to come to their senses and perform as professionals. As it is, they operate at the level of the lowest common denominator. Nothing is too trivial as long as it suits their agenda. The real disgrace here is not DePape but the MSM in giving her so much undeserved attention.

    Joanne, happy to see you’re still here. Enjoy the summer and save your strength for the big battle in September. :-)

    • Joanne says:

      Thanks Ed! Yeah I’ll probably really slow things down here at the end of June and then torque it up in September again. I just want to make sure that everything’s functioning properly with the new server so I’ll be continuing to focus on that for the next couple of days.

  28. ed says:

    Oops, forgot, Go Vancouver Go!! Beat those big, bad, ugly Bruins!! :-) Gee, we were so close to beating them in Montreal.

  29. ed says:

    O/T: “TYRANNY FROM THE BENCH.”

    “SO I WENT TO COURT AND SUED THIS TOWNSHIP:”

    “We lost round one in Superior Court, as I assumed we would, since we faced a French Judge (Monique Metivier) who had already RULED against another similar challenge a few years previous. So, we knew that our best shot was to take this to the Court of Appeal, and then onto the Supreme Court.

    This past Thursday, I was informed that Metivier made her ruling on costs, since in Ontario; costs are awarded to the winner. But that’s under the same Appeal.

    In the first case that Metivier ruled against, the award for costs was $50 thousand dollars. This time, the award against us is $180,000. And in her judgment, Metivier makes a very prejudicial comment to justify her decision.

    She says that it is well known that in Quebec I was against bilingual signs.

    NOTHING could be further from the truth – NOTHING! I have to consider a law suit against this Judge for defamation.

    As a matter of published record, while living in the Separatists and Ethnocentric English-Hating Province of Quebec, I was against language laws that made the unrestricted use of the English language against the law.”

    http://www.galganov.com/editorials/6-5-2011/freedom-is-not-free/tyranny-from-the-bench/

  30. maz2 says:

    “When Government Jumps the Shark”

    “When enough progressive programs have become both unsustainable and untouchable, we move to the final stage. It is bad enough when a government program becomes a shark; it is much, much worse when a social paradigm as a whole jumps past the shark stage. A cluster of unsustainable but untouchable policies and institutions sooner or later reaches the point when it no longer threatens the country with ruin at some indefinite point in the future: imminent ruin stares us direct in the face.”

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2011/06/10/when-government-jumps-the-shark/

    …-

    >>> “Using government purchasing power to jump-start an innovative homegrown industry and jobs is sound policy.”

    “McGuinty’s ‘explosion’ of green energy? Would you believe implosion”

    “Dalton McGuinty had a dream.

    The Ontario Premier imagined a vibrant green-energy industry that would help ease the transition to a post-auto-manufacturing economy.

    He would do it by offering power producers premium rates for wind and solar power as long as they committed to using Ontario-made equipment and labour. By the end of next year, there would be billions of dollars worth of investment and 50,000 new jobs.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/mcguintys-explosion-of-green-energy-would-you-believe-implosion/article2057633/

  31. maz2 says:

    *O’crumbles: O’s narcissistic rage.

    …-

    “OBAMA SCREAMS AT STAFF: “What the F**k Was That?” After Netanyahu Meeting”

    “The essence of the president’s rage and embarrassment can best be summed up with him yelling out very loudly, “What the f-ck was that!?” That phrase was apparently repeated a number of times in the span of about five minutes, a time period in which Obama’s voice became “louder and louder” and culminating in Obama exclaiming, “Never again! Do you understand me? Never again!” Any response by Bill Daley back to the president, if given, was not overheard.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/06/obama-screams-at-staff-what-the-fk-was-that-after-netanyahu-meeting/

    …-

    “Barack Obama – Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?

    Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. – 8/13/2008″

    “*Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and to a terrifying display of unbridled aggression.”

    http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-obama-elections

  32. Wiley Kit says:

    First of all, I’d like to say I’m glad I’ve found a forum full of intelligent and sensible people who completely disagree with the DePape brat and the mental cases that praise her. I’m getting so tired of hearing all the support for her from the media and delusional young people (which includes my peers).

    Second, what was with the left leaning radical protesters at the Tory convention? Do they not have any life what-so-ever? I just can’t understand why anyone would want to waste their free time publicly protesting our elected Prime Minister and making absolute fools of themselves. I often find it difficult to comprehend the constant drivel coming from the left.

    And third, I wonder how many Conservative supporters are going to be protesting at the NDP convention in Vancouver this weekend. None, of course. We have much better and more productive things to do with our time. Yelling and marching around like a bunch of wild hippies doesn’t seem ideal to me at all. The [word deleted] Brigette DePape types seem to only exist on the left.

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