Monday, April 25, 2011

Harper and his people talk about “truth and freedom”

“We as Canadians have a special vocation, a special responsibility, to speak truth to power. To be a voice for the voiceless,...” [1]
Jason Kenney quoted in The Record of April 23, 2011.

Gee, that really sounds nice, “a voice for the voiceless,” except that Mr. Kenney’s boss says this about the little voiceless innocents slaughtered by abortion: “As long as I am prime minister we are not opening the abortion debate…” (Stephen Harper quoted in Globe and Mail, April 21, 2011). But hey, who cares about human life when there are votes to be gained by making promises to people who will hopefully be converted to the Conservative cause. The Conservatives have promised they will open up an “office of religious freedom” if re-elected. Why did they not do it before, one might ask, as they have been in power for years? But hey, this kind of talk is always good for a number of standing ovations from the faithful ones at their election rallies and good for getting votes. Even though promises can be broken, and the question must be asked can politicians be trusted?

“…voters are never supposed to give absolute trust to anybody,…” [2] Stephen Harper quoted in the Globe and Mail of April 24, 2011.

Meanwhile, some religious people and organizations, such as Knights of Columbus (Kof C), Catholic Insight Magazine, Pastor Stephen Boisson, Chris Kempling, to name but a few have been persecuted and dragged before human rights commissions for daring to exercise their right to free speech and free expression. There is no “office” promised for them.Their freedoms have been attacked and they have suffered financial loss fighting these unelected human rights commissars. Sadly, Harper’s Conservative government talks the talk, but does not walk the walk, as the saying goes, when it comes to freedom. They have intervened against free speech along with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and others:

“The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008).

There is an old saying: “by their actions you will know them,” and the quote above puts it into perspective just where Harper’s government stands on freedom of speech. But hey, we live in a Harper “democracy.” He will keep us safe. He will keep the country strong and watch over us all. He will decide what can be debated! He will tax us on just about everything that moves with the HST. He is the guy who gave the Liberal governments of B.C. and Ontario billions of the peoples’ tax dollars to bring in the Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST). Yet, he is on record as saying, “I don’t believe any taxes are good taxes.” [3]

Still, I guess the true believers love being plundered and pillaged to fill his governments coffers with their own money. What more could they ask for? After all, he has hopes of a majority government and might get it.

The system works like this: First you get all their promises, then once they get elected, you get punished for being a true believer. And that is the “truth” about the “power” that will govern you, then you really will be “voiceless.”

Stephen J. Gray
April 25, 2011.






Thursday, April 21, 2011

Is Stephen Harper a Danger to Democracy?

“As long as I am prime minister we are not opening the abortion debate,…” Stephen Harper, quoted in Globe and Mail, April 21, 2011

The above quote by Mr. Harper on abortion should surely make people wonder about democracy in Canada. After all, if P.M. Harper can decide he is not “opening the abortion debate,” what’s to stop him from doing this with other important and moral issues? In fact, his government has already intervened along with the Canadian Human Rights Commission(CHRC) against free speech.

“The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008).

The words “reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” have become a weapon to punish decent, law-abiding Canadians for daring to have an opinion in a so-called “free society.” But, our society is not free when one man, the prime minister of Canada can decide what issues will be debated. This, I believe, smacks of a self deluded dictator and an affront to our supposed democracy. Yet, nobody in his conservative party appears to have the courage to challenge him. Here they are running around the country begging for votes and their leader is issuing statements that he will not allow the abortion debate to be opened. Do they not see that debate on any issue should be free and open in a so-called democratic society? Or are they prepared to be whipped into place, like political dogs, that do as they are told and beg for their master’s favor?

As, I said earlier, I believe Mr. Harper is a danger to freedom and democracy. Imagine if he had said, “as long as I am prime minister we are not opening the debate on the environment.” All hell would have broken loose. There would have been huge headlines across the country. The talking heads on TV would have erupted into condemnation about the lack of democracy in Canada, and probably called for his resignation. But hey, we have a double media standard here in Canada, abortion to them is a sacred sacrament and as long as Mr. Harper suppresses any discussion on it, that’s fine with most of them.

Yet, the media are always trumpeting the slogan free speech and free expression must be paramount. Yeah sure, if they believed that they would be challenging Canada’s would be dictator. They are all mostly hypocrites when it comes to the killing of the child in the womb by abortion. Investigative journalism is dead just like the children slaughtered by abortion. And our democracy challenged prime minister I believe cares more about power than moral principles. God help Canada with this kind of dictatorial “leadership.”

Stephen J. Gray
April 21, 2011.

Note: See the slaughtered victims of killing by abortion at:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Collapsed Society

“When illegality rules by law. The rule of reason must withdraw.” - Goethe

The collapsed society did not know it had collapsed. The rot from within had been gradual. The rules of morality, decency, and normalcy--which had been the pillars of society--had been eroded bit by bit. Good had become bad, and bad had become good. The language had become debased and the law debauched. Orgies were now a given, according to the land’s Obscene Court--as long as no “harm” was done. What was once considered abnormal was now declared “normal” and women were “marrying” women and men were “marrying” men. But not to worry, at least the politicians had a “free vote” on this “marrying” absurdity. Thinking people, however, wondered how anyone with any common sense could vote on a piece of baloney which was a ridiculous lie. But hey, this was the collapsed society and those in power did not know or care that principles should come before power, or that they had succumbed to senselessness. Anyone opposed to the present stupidities was denounced by most of the media and declared to be of the “lunatic fringe.”

The real lunatics in the country were the so-called intellectuals who were tolerant of the tawdry and who were promoters of every vice. People speaking of morality and virtues were declared “intolerant” and it was a “hate crime” to criticize a lifestyle that brought disease and death. Free speech was only for those who practiced a disease-ridden “happy” lifestyle. The “happy” ones had the power and those in power capitulated to the “happy” ones. Morality had been perverted and even those in jail who had committed immoral acts were declared “morally worthy” to vote. The pervert’s work had “artistic merit” and the judicial artists were now making the “law.” The law was now acting like an animal called an ass, and it brayed from the benches and spread its filth across the land. The land’s political class had acquiesced to the “lawmakers” on the benches and declared them to be “supreme.”

The supreme document of the land was the constitution interpreted by lawyers now called judges. The constitution had a safeguard written into it called the “notwithstanding clause” which could be used when the judiciary lost their senses. But unfortunately the elites of the political class were afraid to use it. The present leader of the land said he would “never” use it on the “issue” of “same-sex marriage,” thus giving carte blanche for nonsense in “law” to be legitimized. Legitimate concerns of people who were trying to right the collapsed society were treated as irrelevant, irresponsible, and intolerant. Some politicians who still believed in decency and truth were reportedly muzzled by their political leader and told not to speak out on moral issues. This leader who once opposed “gag laws” was now gagging his own followers.

Still, the followers and supporters of people of the same gender “marrying” each other were not gagged and they were vociferous in promoting their “rights” and the “right” to “marry” in “same-sex marriages.” Meanwhile, the abortion train in the collapsed society continued its runaway rampage, killing its passengers the children in their mothers wombs with impunity. Cutting them to pieces or decapitating them was “freedom of choice” and a “human right.” Most of the politicians parroted the slogan “freedom of choice” to kill the child in the womb and the present leader of the land was quoted as saying: “This government will not open, will not permit anyone to open the abortion debate.” The government was also contributing a $100 million of taxpayers' dollars to a new “human rights museum” which some people thought bizarre when the innocent child in the womb had no human rights or protection. Meanwhile, spotted owls, seals, eagles, bears etc had protection. But hey, anything goes when a society has collapsed.

Stephen J. Gray
April 17, 2011.

Friday, April 8, 2011

An Imaginary Political Speech to Friends

Friends it is that time again for me to seek your support. I have five points to put before you today.

[1] Friends, as you already know we have “same-sex marriage” in this country and I have said I will not bring this matter back before the House. I have also stated, I will not use the not-withstanding clause on that issue. We also gave a large grant of money to the parade of pride, where some people have been known to parade naked. But hey, we support diversity and family values. And surely all segments of society deserve our support even in their nakedness.

[2] Friends, let me also state that, we must protect our children from criminals, and surely that is a laudable stance? I know it has been reported that someone with criminal convictions had worked in my office, but hey, one cannot know everything that is going on! Still, we must have strong law and order. As you all know, I support freedom of choice to kill the unborn children therefore I will not permit the abortion issue to be revisited. The status quo remains, and there is no law on abortion in this land. In fact, who needs a law, when we give the highest honor in the country to an abortionist. What does that say about our principals and values? But, surely, everybody is welcome in our big family values marketplace?

[3] Friends, we live in a great democracy, that’s why we have “human rights commissions,” and as you all know we intervened with the human rights commission against free speech. I know there are some people who say I am a hypocrite and that I once called these commissions totalitarian, but hey, it’s different when one is in power. Some opinions must be suppressed if we are to have a strong controlled democracy. Still, I believe in accountability, and who would argue with that?

[4] Friends, I believe in lower taxes, that’s why I gave billions to two Liberal provincial governments to bring in a tax that some people are calling the Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST). But, I still believe in lower taxes, that’s why I am giving a $6 billion dollar tax break to large corporations.

[5] Finally friends, let me say this. We have weathered the great recession. Taxpayers’ money bailed out the system world wide. I ask you, where would we be without the taxpayers? They are the backbone of our society, and that’s why we are in favor of the HST. The taxpaying stiffs, oops I mean you wonderful friendly people will now be taxed on just about everything that moves and does not move. I like to call this sharing the burden and I am sure my corporate friends who received bailouts and are now getting tax breaks agree with me. In closing, I once again ask for your support as we go forward into the future. If we all pull together the promised land awaits us and hopefully as your great dictator, oops, I mean your great leader, I will still be holding the reins of power.

Respectfully submitted and asking for your support.
Your Friend and Leader.

Stephen J. Gray
April 8. 2011.