Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Panda Mania

" ‘I want to offer my sincere thanks to the government of China for sharing these two pandas, symbols of peace and friendship, with all Canadians,’ Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday, moments after welcoming the black and white bears on the tarmac at Toronto's Pearson airport.” [1]

The two giant Pandas arrived at the airport to an animal farm style welcome, they were greeted by “dignitaries” a band played the national anthem and the right honourable PM was there to greet them. We are told their names are Er Shun and Da Mao.  Our great leader had this to say on panda-ring to the Chinese.

 “Over the coming years these pandas will help us learn more about one another while serving as a reminder of our deepening relationship, a relationship based on mutual respect and growing collaboration.” Stephen Harper [2]

I guess “growing collaboration” with a communist dictatorship is right up Harper’s alley. One wonders how he can have “mutual respect” with a bloodthirsty dictatorship that uses, torture, slave labour, oppresses its own people and has forced abortions. [3]

As a matter of fact on the same day that Stephen Harper was all dressed up to welcome his two pandas there was a story on Lifesite news March 25, 2013 by John Jalsevac headlined: “7-month-old baby forcibly aborted on March 22 in China: graphic photo circulates”[4]

The article went on to state: “Ms. Lü, a 33-year-old Chinese woman whose husband reported the case and released the photograph, was reportedly pregnant with an over-quota child, an illegal act under China’s One-Child Policy.” 

This is a horrendous story, and makes one wonder how Stephen Harper can say Canada has “a relationship based on mutual respect” with this brutal dictatorship. I am sure most Canadians must feel revulsion that Harper is including them in his obnoxious statements to the Chinese.

Still, one should not be surprised anymore by the actions of this “man” and many of his MPs. Mr. Harper and a number of his MPs and other opposition politicians voted against finding out when human life begins. Now this collection of anti-democratic hypocrites are attempting to suppress MP Mark Warawa’s Motion 408 on sex selection abortion.

This is the state of parliamentary “democracy” in Canada today. But hey, we have two pandas to keep us happy and contented in Harperland and they are only going to cost us “10 million dollars.” [5]
They should billet the pandas in parliament  for according to Mr. Harper “these pandas will help us learn more about one another” so they would be right at home in Harper’s political zoo.

Stephen J. Gray
March 26, 2013.