Monday, September 8, 2008

May the Canadian Media Consortium, Stephen Harper and all the old-boys, rot in Hell

A little earlier today, for the first time in my life, I made a very angry and expletive-riddled (by my standards) public posting on the net. I have a personal policy of not posting when angry, and going to extremes to avoid profanity, but I’m violating that because our alleged democracy has been viciously violated today.

Stephen Harper, now confirmed as the Canadian king of anti-democracy, has — along with new arch-minions of anti-democracy Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe — successfully pressured the broadcast media consortium to exclude the Green Party from the national election debates.

I genuinely wish I believed in Hell so I could believe that this very evil politician and his lackeys would end up rotting in eternal damnation.

Please Take Action Right Now — I have

Please take a minute every day for the rest of the election to join me in calling the [expletives deleted] media responsible for this travesty and utter unkind words (but no threats of violence, please) to them. They should suffer for this crime.

It’s time to boycott all of the media who caved-in to Harper’s anti-democratic pressure. I’ll post more when I have more details (such as which networks are part of it, and how best to bombard them with our message of discontent).

The “consortium” members (contact links & phone #s):
  • CBC 1-866-306-4636 (toll-free).
  • CTV 1-416-332-5000.
  • Global 1-877-307-1999 (toll-free).
  • TVA (not sure of how to contact them — anybody understand French?).

The political ‘leaders’ who oppose democracy:
This stinks of old-boy cronyism. The boys are afraid of a woman spoiling their fun so they threaten to take their toys and go home unless she is kept out of the clubhouse.

In what way is it democratic to let opponents of a candidate decide whether that candidate should be allowed to participate? Shouldn’t it be the voters who decide?

Oh — pardon me. I ever so briefly forgot that we are a democracy in name only. All hail Overlord Harper and his corporate masters.

This is a most shameful day in Canadian political history.

Update: Afterword

One note of optimism in all of this occurred to me a moment ago, for Elizabeth May and all Greens:
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
—Gandhi
They ignored the Greens a couple elections ago. They laughed at the Greens last time. They’re fighting now.…

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