Do we want Canada’s Tea Party in charge?
Has anyone been watching what’s going on in Ottawa lately? Does anybody care?
The extreme fundamentalist Christian right is in the process of dismantling the Canada you know and love — right before your eyes.
We now have the absurd situation of oil-sands developers — 70 per cent of which, by the way, are foreign-owned — deciding our environmental policies.
Now we have the spectacle of our foreign policy being decided by Israel.
I’m quite sure the Iranians are quaking in their boots at the thought of being disengaged from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his blind defence of the apartheid Israeli state.
However, we should all be quaking in our boots at Harper’s apparent infatuation with Israel. He just keeps pushing the buttons with the apparent desire to see some sort of response.
That would put us squarely in the camp of most-hated nations and give him even more of an excuse to relieve you and yours of even more of those pesky rights, which you are just barely hanging on to.
And, if you’re lucky, Harper may even let you sacrifice your son or daughter to prove his macho-man image.
We were a nation of peacekeepers once, remember? Today, we are fast becoming a warrior nation.
Harper makes so-called trade deals and sells weapons to the most barbaric and violent countries on the planet. China and Columbia come to mind.
It’s nice to see at least some in the Canadian media have figured it out. The attack on reason and science is not an accident.
It is part of a religious ideology and dogma that says the rich are rich because God wants it that way. If you’re not very well off, it’s because God has decided not to bless you.
Harper is in power because God wants him to be, so no need for the inconvenience of fairly run elections. The oil sands are there because God has blessed us with them and, if a pipeline leaks or a tanker leaks, don’t worry — it’s all a part of God’s plan for us.
But, most importantly, Jesus can’t return until Israel holds power over the entire Middle East. I can hardly wait for that one.
It’s the resurrection of the medieval heresy of antinomianism, the belief that, since I am saved, I can think or do no wrong, that my Christian faith cleanses me from sin whatever I choose to think or do.
Is this really the Canada you want, a nation run by the Canadian version of the Tea Party?
Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought