Opening Statement



Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Terrorist! Terrorist! Who's the Terrorist!

[Edited]



Here we go again! More terrorist madness! Our Canadian and other world leaders are once again falling all over themselves reacting to yesterday's startling attacks in Brussels! 

The furor even blew the good news from Cuba off the air. Regretfully, it's a non stop bombardment of nonsense, speculation and conjecture over what must have happened. Even more ominously, an explosion of non stop gibberish over what to do next?!? [1]

Here in Canada we can only wag our heads. Lament that we've been through all this nonsense before, even here in our own country. "Been there, done that!" as the saying goes.

It's a pretty nasty news jungle out there! Our Ontario teachers saw that during last year's "news" reporting of the ...ahem ... Collective Bargaining talks! You know it's wise to proceed with extreme caution in believing what we are officially told, read or hear! 

So, apparently Brussels is another diabolical terrorist attack. By those darn Muslim Jihadists who ... Grrrr! Grrrr! .... "hate freedom" and "our way of life" .... or ... or ... or, well, you can toss your own favourite red herring to describe whatever happened too. 

Of course, nobody really knows much yet, but no matter! We might as well just run for cover. Watch carefully, as the hubris from the latest tsunami of rhetoric ominously cascades headlong towards our Canadian shores for now!

Baby boomers will recall how much easier it was back during the Cold War! Remember school back then? Crawling under our desks to kiss our frigging butts good bye?

Hey Mr. Obama! Yes! You! Go back to Cuba! Now! Tell Mr. Castro that you changed your mind. The Cold War isn't really over yet! We'd like it back! Eh? He threatened to cut off your arm?!? OK. OK, well then don't do it! Jeez!


Say what?!?

Remember our Canadian "Terrorist" gunman who stormed Parliament Hill during 2014? When Prime Minister Harper used the incident to stoke the fires of madness and fear for the election year ahead? Canada was reportedly teetering on the verge of total chaos and destruction! As our jet fighters flew in to kill folks in Iraq and Syria, while Bill C51 torpedoed our Constitutional rights

At least one report slipped out that our big, bad "Muslim Jihad Terrorist" was actually just a crazed, delusional crack addict who had sadly slipped through the rips in our social safety net. The very ones that Harper couldn't afford to fix! Not with his neo con buddies great, big, truly sicko, corporate "austerity" cash grab going on! 

For crying out loud, the guy desperately needed to be committed for help at a detox or mental health centre! Barring that, maybe he even very badly wanted to get shot?! Somewhere! Anywhere! In Syria? Hell, with the passport delays, even Ottawa would do! 

Of course, that news story somehow got lost in the mad shuffle! Have you forgotten about it That's easy to do, buried as it was under all the terrorist hubris![2]

Yes, Canada was under attack, so to speak! However, the finger of blame should've been pointed at Mr. Harper, our biggest Canadian "con man" of them all, for exploiting the sorry situation!



Harper: What the duck? Eh?! It isn't a duck??? Well, I don't give a F....

It's true that we don't live in a very safe world anymore. Shit does happen! But what's not so clear is figuring out whom, is really doing what, and to whom!

Canadians need to learn from our mistakes. It's foolish to jump to hasty conclusions. The media is not an accurate reflection of reality! Hopefully, both Canada's domestic and foreign policy towards the War on Terror will be much different under Mr. Trudeau! And what of C51; our anti terrorism act? The world is definitely in desperate need of some better leadership examples. Let's see what Canada can do!

In Solidarity!

David C ;-)

FOOTNOTES

1] Read what Prime Minister Trudeau and the other world leaders say @ Global

2] Check it out again here @ Vancouver Sun

OTHER LINKS

See my blogs from at the time of the Ottawa shooting spree @ Pt 1 and @ Pt 2!

New: Gwynne Dyer: Brussels -a little perspective please @ Telegram

UK politico George Galloway blames the Brussel attacks on a Frankenstein monster created by the failed foreign policy initiatives of western leaders going back to Margaret Thatcher @ Express

COMMENTS:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

C51 was a very good first step in approaching terror in a non violent way. Don't quite get the furor and paranoia over surveillance strategies. 99% of the population would never know any difference. The do-good free speech Anti Govt types are the only ones squawking.

David Chiarelli said...

Name calling y simplistic assumptions kinda below our usual level of Comments around here, even when we disagree, which in and of itself is interesting y worthwhile. Maybe you could explain why you don't seem to care about freedom of speech or govt surveillance? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I won't name call but I was in full agreement that the C51 would have been good. If you were a good Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, athiest then you would have nothing to fear. If you were involved in shady stuff then hiding behind a freedom of speech idea was and is wrong. I would sooner have Harper's stern, trust no one attitude then Trudeau's smiley mug making decisions that could come back to haunt the country. David, I am shocked how you downplay the terrorist acts in Brussels as a situation blown up by the media. 30 people lost their lives, numerous others have been maimed. You twist it as a media frenzy. Wow! The Liberals even got to you despite the damage that they have done in Ontario and are now doing in Ottawa. How quickly you forgot what has been done by the Liberals in the past five years. They never get my vote again. Harper wrote a book about hockey. Trudeau's new book will be "Selfies with JT"- a great read. Will pictures of the homeless and natives be included, or will most of them be with the refugees who come to stretch the social fabric of our country. In our schools many of the refugee children have come with no skills, no discipline, no desire to learn, but a great desire to take from the system. I am there in school daily to see the fallout. It is not good.

David Chiarelli said...

I respectfully disagree. You can see my rationale in the blogs listed above predate Trudeau too. However, I thank you for sharing and expanding upon your view!

Anonymous said...

David I agree with it because it is the only way to weed out the bad guys. Everyone wants free speech, right to protest etc. until they are directly affected by the violence. Europe is a complete mess and I don't want to see it happen in Canada. Any measure the govt feels is necessary I will support.

David Chiarelli said...

OK Thanks for sharing. This site benefits from our different points of view as educators!

I myself wouldn't just trust our government to take any measure they deem necessary. Realistically speaking we are highly unlikely to be killed by a terrorist, and thus don't feel we should freely surrender our rights, especially when a lot of the "facts" about the terror attacks are often based upon speculation, conjecture, and are dubious at best.

A main goal of terrorism is to make ones opponent take a miss-step, and that is what we continue to do. Send in the jet fighters and make more enemies killing folks in a war we know little or nothing about? Oppress our own people by stripping them of us of our own rights to "protect freedom"?

Enough of the knee jerk reactions made in the spur of the moment out of anger and fear!

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