Making of a dictatorship, Canadian style

From Occupy Canada:

“One of the first steps Stalin took to establish his dictatorship of the Ukraine was to destroy the spirit of the farmers by breaking their protest of 1927. Once this was done, the spirit of the nation was soon to follow and thus the Ukraine entered a 70 year dictatorship.

When the Nazi dictatorship of Germany was being established it was pointed out by a famous writer that as each protest was put down, he let it go because he was able to rationalize how it didn’t really affect him. This was fine until the Gestapo next knocked on his door at which point he realized there was no one left to help him.

Canada is now experiencing a similar development of a “Reform Party” dictatorship. This is because, firstly, Canada has the unique parliamentary system in which the Prime Minister’s office is virtually a dictatorship in a majority government. Secondly, Stephen Harper has borrowed from the American political system the concept of the “omnibus bill” by which Mr. Harper has been able to institute small and large changes to the Canadian political landscape without broad, and in some cases no, consultation.

Thus, to stop this movement to a Reform Party dictatorship we will all have to eventually give some kind of support to the Idle No More movement or the next hidden change will be for us.
-Richard Heyd, The Citizen

source: http://www.canada.com/Making+dictatorship+Canadian+style/7892352/story.html

References:

Stephen Harper “read and mastered” the biography and leadership style of Russia’s Communist dictator Josef Stalin, the prime minister had adopted some of the same tactics. -Anonymous Senior conservative.

The question of Harper’s resemblance to the infamous ruthless dictator is not an idle one. In an article by Allan Woods, published by CanWest News Service on September 16, 2006, the following:

“Harper’s choice of reading material has disturbed even some of his own party members.” A senior Conservative, who requested anonymity, recounted being told that Harper had “read and mastered” the biography and leadership style of Russia’s Communist dictator Josef Stalin, and said the prime minister had adopted some of the same tactics. “He plays people off against one another, he attempts to inspire fear rather than respect, he is unpredictable and he is 100 per cent focused on eliminating the opposition.” http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=eaf90e25-6d16-4156-8cec-a735d758144b&k

Stephen Harper’s “secret” meeting with Chinese Communist propaganda Chief – why were Canadian media last to know? Globe and mail news source is attached.

“Mr. Harper’s government, however, barely mentioned the three-day visit of the powerful Communist Party official. How powerful? Forbes ranked Mr. Li No. 19 on a list of the world’s most powerful people. In their words, he “controls what 1.3 billion Chinese see, hear, speak.” he is the de facto controller of media and information censorship.”
source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/harper-quietly-holds-face-to-face-talks-with-chinese-propaganda-chief/article4101798/

CBC News. In 2007, Stephen Harper wrote in his own words Canada is a benign dictatorship- “Consider that obscure but intriguing article, written in 1997 by two brainy conservatives, Tom Flanagan and Stephen Harper. Yes, it calls Canada “a benign dictatorship.”
source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/03/30/cv-milewski-harper-coalition.html

Harper Government Online surveillance bill opens door for Big Brother Section 34 gives Orwellian powers to government-appointed ‘inspectors’
source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/16/pol-vp-terry-milewski-bill-c30.html

Narcissistic tendencies: Stephen Harper removed former prime ministers paintings in the lobby of the House of Commons in Ottawa and replaced them with photos of himself.

Ottawa Citizen – “When you walk in the door, all you see are pictures of Stephen Harper,” said Elizabeth May “I’d say between every window, in every available space of the wall, at eye level, every available space has a photo of Stephen Harper. You’ve got photos of Stephen Harper, but not of previous prime ministers,” she added. “Photos of Stephen Harper in different costumes, in different settings, dressed as a fireman, in Hudson Bay looking for polar bears, meeting the Dalai Lama, even the portrait of the Queen had to have Stephen Harper, but in a candid, behind her.”
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9c6b53f6-f0a2-4eca-93bb-559023144731

“The prime minister’s official Christmas card portrayed Mr. Harper looking out a living room window adorned with 24 photographs, small to large, of himself.”
Photo: http://blog.ounodesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/harperxmas1.301.jpg

The Globe and Mail: “Mr. Harper’s idea of what sort of art you should hang on your wall was signalled by his removal of all pictures of previous Conservative prime ministers from their lobby room – including John A. and Dief the Chief – and their replacement by pictures of none other than Mr. Harper himself. History, it seems, is to begin with him. In communist countries, this used to be called the Cult of Personality.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/to-be-creative-is-in-fact-canadian/article716213/

The Government of Canada now renamed after Stephen Harper

Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?
http://nickfillmore.blogspot.ca/2012/02/is-stephen-harper-displaying-fascist.html -D

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