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.
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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