Where are the Brown Shirts? Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre is picking a path that has been trampled before. In the 1920s, in Bavaria, there was another weaselly little man with his sights set on overturning his country’s fledgling republic. He challenged the country’s democracy. He derided the openness of the news media.
Are his Brown Shirts the truckers with their false flags? Was it for them that Poilievre refused to answer questions from a CBC reporter the other day? Is he targeting Canada’s publicly-owned news gathering capability in favour of re-instituting Stephen Harper’s right-wing friendly Sun TV?
Poilievre was there, on the scene, when the Harper government made every attempt to bring the news media under their influence. He watched the Trump organization in the United States with its own drummers of American media such as Fox News. And it might be that Poilievre is mining many nickels and dimes from the far-right through social media.
But he lies, you know. Poilievre deliberately demonizes the legitimate Canadian leadership. He claims that the funds made available to Canadians through the worst of the pandemic were printed by the Bank of Canada at the request of the prime minister. You can be assured that this lie was deliberately used to defame, as the little sneak knows full well, that the funds distributed were borrowed at the low rates of interest available during the pandemic.
But this person, who has spent his entire adult life in politics, is seeking to convince working Canadians to support his foolish schemes. He wants to fire the governor of the Bank of Canada and turn Canada into a high-risk, uncontrolled Bitcoin economy.
He blames our prime minister for all the financial problems the world is facing, as the pandemic lingers. He complains about the expenditures Canada is making to support the Ukrainians in the face of Russian aggression. He says everything is the prime minister’s fault and yet has never really said how he could improve our situation.
I often expect him to blame the prime minister for global warming but Canadians might notice that he has absolutely no plan to effectively reduce Canada’s high emissions of greenhouse gases. Like most people hoping to become tyrants, he expects us to buy his lies. I do not think we will.
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