Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Harper's Threats to Israel's Boycotters

Harper’s Threats to Israel’s Boycotters

Okay, let me get this straight.  Harper has announced that he and his government will severely punish anybody or any agency that signs onto the movement known as “Boycott, Divest and Sanction” (BDS). This organization, or movement, is aimed at encouraging Israel to do the right thing and stop treating its own Arab citizens as well as its Arab neighbours like dirt.  One way to do this is by boycotting Israel’s products and investments.  However, so far Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, backed up 200 per cent by our own Prime Minister says the BDS constitutes hate speech against Israel.  Furthermore, Netanyahu has pledged to continue with his practice of apartheid within Israel as well as the murderous methodical bombing of the Gaza strip (mowing the grass, as Netanyahu reportedly called it) whenever he feels it is warranted.  And Stephen Harper has pledged to Netanyahu that any Canadian who objects publically to this apartheid of Palestinians, and bombing of Gaza, especially by joining the BDS movement, will be prosecuted criminally by his government.  Harper says there will be zero tolerance for anyone who dares support BDS.  And that he will use Canadian hate crime legislation to back up his threats.

The man is precious.  He really is. Talk about illusions of grandeur. But we Canadians deserve this kind of treatment from a man who fits the description of a megalomaniac.  We just let him roll over us like a duck on the back of a June Bug.  Why?  Because we can’t believe how devious and delusional our Prime Minister actually is.  And how much he is guided by his Angelical Fundamentalist Christian Religion. Harper loves Israel so much that he took twenty-one Jewish rabbis’ with him to visit Israel last year along with along with ten evangelical ministers of Harper’s own religious persuasion.   Christian fundamentalists like Harper believe the Bible literally, including the book of Revelations.  This Biblical revelation explains that Jesus will return to earth when Israel is at war with its neighbours (Jews being God’s chosen people).  I believe this is the main reason Harper is so determined to get us into a deeper war in the Middle East.    Never mind that the Canadian economy is getting scarier every day, with Canadians living on credit cards, student debt crippling our young, housing out of sight for city populations, climbing unemployment and the stock market roaring not from increased Canadian production, but from corporations buying back their own stock to make the market prices rise even higher for the one per cent.

 I think we Canadians should demand a mental health test for all politicians when they become candidates for high public office.  And that would include an examination of religious beliefs.  Religious fundamentalists of any kind should be excluded from high public office.  Fundamentalist religions of any kind can make people crazy and give them the conviction that because they belong to the right sect that they are the special children of a powerful god and others are, well, dirt. Evidentially Stephen Harper considers the general Canadian population to be so stupid that we can be told anything and we’ll obey.  I don’t know about you, but for my part, I intend to find out pronto where I go to join the “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” (BDS) movement.

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