Psychopaths in Power: The Fight for Democracy in Canada
by Robin Mathews
April 22nd, 2012
It may not be Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpoetic licenseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ or science fiction to say the core group in the Stephen Harper cabinet is made up of psychopaths.
Lisa Raitt can argue with passion that destroying the democratic bargaining rights of employees in Canada is an act of virtue.Ã‚Â She seems to have convinced herself that by making it possible for twenty-year olds to fly to a Florida beach in Spring Break she is up-holding the most basic freedom of Canadians Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which must come before all else. She seems to be showing us, also, that the lies of psychopaths know no limits.
And she is showing, as well, that the Harper Conservatives will appeal to the sleaziest self-interest of Canadians in order to erode the rule of law in the country …Ã‚Â and move it towards the condition of a police state.
Whatever else, we must realize the total strategy of the Harper government is a strategy of lies … as I shall attempt to show. Members of cabinet donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just use a lie here and there to cover a blunder here and there.Ã‚Â Rather, the goals sought are governed by an over-arching policy of lies Ã¢â‚¬â€œ planned, prepared, and executed. Policy is followed to invalidate Canadian freedom, to see it as obstructive of efficiency, and, ultimately, to repress any Canadian resistance to what is in fact a growing fascist state.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Such a state unites private corporations and a governing elite into a ruling class supported by police and military forces ready and eager to erase violently any public resistance to elite policy.
Increasingly that kind of structure is multi-national.Ã‚Â The sell-out of the democracy of Canadians is pursued on behalf of so-called Ã¢â‚¬Å“globalÃ¢â‚¬Â interests. The Harper forces assist in the destruction of Canadian industrial operations like Stelco and Electro Motive Diesel to serve U.S. masters.Ã‚Â And the Conservative Party employs Ã¢â‚¬â€œ more and more Ã¢â‚¬â€œ U.S. masters of deceit to assist in its determination to win elections by any kind of dishonesty, fraud, or malpractice.
The Conservative Party strategy of lies is supported with depressing consistency by the Mainstream Press and Media which actively supports it or overlooks it as a silly fault of a government trying to do its best for Canadians.