Canadians are Naïve, Naïve, Naïve!”
Disclaimer: Part of me believes we, as a people, masochistically enjoy watching our governments slip into the nightmarish, Orwellian clichés just so we can say, “See? Government BAD! Government EVIL!” and feel totally vindicated for fudging our taxes; this only demonstrates how naïve we are here in Canada when it comes to fascism:
Undercover Cops Dressed as Protesters Attempt To Incite Riot
Wednesday August 22, 2007
It only takes one successful Beer Hall Putsch to slip into fascism…Canada needs to wake up and see that what appears to be no more than a slightly creepy ol’ boys’ club at the top of the government is really a fascist machine, slowly dismantling the rights that those before us fought constantly for and that we take for granted…
The ‘Three Amigos’ summit took place in Montebello, Quebec with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon discussing issues of importance to (mainly) white North American businessmen.
The 2005 “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP), seeks to ease trade (read: tax relief for big corporations) and boost security (read: continue dwindling the rights of workers, the poor, immigrants, women…). The Bush-Calderón-Harper triumvirate predictably decided to meet with 30 business leaders including those from Wal-Mart, Lockheed Martin (GUNS! AMMO! GUNS!) and eight other major companies, simultaneously proving their fetishistic love of giant corporate bodies and complete disregard for the actual “demos” that funds their asses, votes them in and eats their bullshit. In an attempt to thumb their nose at Al Gore’s popularity, they did not meet with a single environmentalist, nor did they meet with the working poor who are forced by their governments to sell their labour cheaply at well below a living wage so that we in the West can feel comfortably surrounded by “affordable” things.
Perhaps Harper knows that we don’t care about our rights as citizens, as long as we still have cheap stores like Wal-Mart to keep us pacified, to keep the illusion that we live in a land of plenty. Perhaps that is why, on his watch, what I believe is an illegal act took place here in Canada. A trio of masked young men, holding rocks and sticks, apparently attempted to incite a riot at one point. But the group of activists in Montebello said they joined tried to talk them down…
A YouTube video, posted by Canadians.org, shows the three men refusing to unmask themselves. Then protesters begin accusing the men of trying to start trouble, and someone suggests the men are actually undercover police officers. A photograph shows that at least two of the alleged undercover cops as well as the riot police were wearing boots with the exact same tread.
In the footage, the men are seen having a discussion with authorities and seem caught between protesters and a line of police in riot gear. They apparently try to push past an officer and end up being shoved to the ground and arrested, says CUPE union leader Dave Coles, who confronted the men about being violent.
“In a free and democratic society, people have the right to peacefully protest something they don’t like,” says Coles. “Are Canadian citizens going to have to face these kinds of provocateurs just because Stephen Harper seems to think we’re some sort of loony-left group? Quite frankly, that’s insulting and we don’t accept it and we want answers from him.”
Beatrice: Neither the federal government or the Quebec government were commenting on the video today, and There’s no word on any charges being laid against the men and they have not been identified by either police or activist groups.
Protesters say they want an explanation from the Prime Minister’s office and Quebec’s premier and will be consulting their lawyers in order to see what legal action they could take. They suspect the motivation for it was simple:
“If nothing happened at a peaceful demonstration, how would they justify the multimillion-dollar budget of canadians wasted on a peaceful demonstration?” asks Coles.”
It is a crime to impersonate a doctor, a cop, a person in office (because they’re “important”). It should also be a crime to impersonate our safeguards of democracy, protesters and politically active folks who peacefully demonstrate to the government that yes, indeed, we do care that you’re sucking corporate cock.
There needs to be an inquiry into this, among other fascist activities, and I say it’s best to start at the top. As the old saying goes, when the fish stinks, it stinks from the head down. So I’ve provided you all with a well-rounded set of contacts which I hope y’all put to good use…(be creative!)…
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street