This evening we offer two quotes from George Orwell's 1984 and the proof to support the fact that Mr. Harper is using Orwellian tactics to govern. He has been caught red-handed trying to lead this nation down a dark and ugly road.
1984, Quote #1
"A few agents of the thought Police moved always among them, spreading false rumours and marking down and eliminating the few individuals who were judged capable of becoming dangerous..."
YOU DO NOT SEE A FLAG. THESE PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS. YOU DO NOT SEE A FLAG. THESE PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS. YOU DO NOT SEE A FLAG. THESE PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS. YOU DO NOT SEE A FLAG.
Stephen Harper, House of Commons, December 2, 2008 : "Here we have these three parties signing a document, and they wouldn't even have a the Canadian flag behind them! They had to be photographed without it, because a member of the coalition doesn't even believe in the country."
1984, Quote #2
"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. ... We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. ... How does one man assert his power over another ... By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is inflicting pain and humiliation."
Tories to pull plug on funding political parties
David Akin, Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
OTTAWA -- The federal Conservatives will propose Thursday that all public funding of political parties cease, a move that's sure to spark a war with the three opposition parties.
All political parties receive a public subsidy of $1.75 per year for each vote they receive in a general election. That subsidy costs taxpayers about $28-million in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30.
"This is huge. This is so audacious and outrageous," said Pat Martin, an NDP MP from Winnipeg. "This means war."
"During an economic crisis, (Prime Minister) Stephen Harper is more focused on putting the boots to his political adversaries than helping vulnerable Canadians protect their jobs and savings with a real economic plan," said Liberal MP Scott Brison.
For the NDP and Green Party, the subsidy accounted for about half their revenue in the same period.
"This is not a perk; it is a way of having fair democracy in Canada," said John Bennett, communications director for the Green Party. "This is a way of using the financial crisis to do political damage to other parties."
"They're using the financial crisis as a cover for an attempt to eliminate the political opposition in Canada, despite the fact that the government only got a little over one third of the votes of Canadians. This is a blow to democracy. It will have a significant impact on the ability for the party to maintain our offices and our operation in Ottawa."
The Liberal party, in particular, will find itself in dire straits without the subsidy.