That line from the Anglican version of the Lord’s Prayer is a simple request to God to keep us from being beset by that which is evil in society. Were we to leave that job to those we choose to govern our country, we could be in serious trouble. Politicians seem to overreact. They go after malefactors with a zeal that puts the Lord of Hosts to shame.
Take the Hair and his friends in Ottawa. For years now they have been building new prisons for evil doers. It does little good to tell them that statistically crime is decreasing in Canada. In a society where by and large, there are opportunities and benefits for those in need, crime tends to fall off. Poor people no longer need to turn to crime in our society for basic sustenance.
But the Hair’s strategy seems to be that if you build them, the prisoners will come.
The Hair has of course been helpful in this regard. He realized very early in the game that a society without guns would never get the prisons filled. He knew that a gun registry would be the first steps in ending the power of the gun culture. He disparaged the registry. He ignored the chiefs of police across the country that saw the usefulness of the registry to protect our citizens. He ended the registry. He ended this effective step towards control of firearms in our country.
In building the culture of the gun, the Hair set out to glorify the military. He promised them new fighter planes and new helicopter gunships. He promised new ships to the navy and equipment to the army. They never got them but he at least promised. He and his minions went to see them in their fields of battle. He glorified their dead and buried them with honour. He might have skimped too much on looking after our veterans but he can only micromanage so much.
Along the way he realized that getting elected in Canada can be made easier by getting the support of Canada’s large number of Jewish citizens. To get their support he took large delegations to Israel to show the Israelis that they had his full support. He played up Canada’s support beyond any reasonable assurances and earned the outrage of the Muslim world.
The Hair knew that Canadians did not want the deaths and dismemberment of mid-East crusades but he sent planes to smite the infidel from the sky. This participation in Mid-East affairs annoyed some of the brigands involved in exploiting the troubles in the Levant. They are adept at using social media on the Internet and they are promising Canadians that there will be reprisals in Canada.
This greatly pleases the Hair as he can now pass increasingly repressive laws to allow him to manage Canadians better. He might not be able to arrange an infestation of locusts to teach us but he does have all those prisons to fill.
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