February 25, 2011

The System

Don't Keep stephen harper in Power! Put him in Prison!!

by "thwap"

As originally posted on: thwap's schoolyard
February 20, 2011

Listen, it's very clear. Afghan peasant farmers, either fighting back against a government of rapists and thieves, or coerced into fighting for the insurgency, or completely innocent of any political or armed resistance but just trying to work their land and survive, were arrested by Canadian soldiers and transferred over to a government that routinely practices torture.

Whatever the writing on our transfer agreements with the Afghan government are, the Red Cross complained that Canada was inordinately sloppy with its paperwork, dilatory about informing the Red Cross about our prisoners, and frustratingly difficult about sharing any information we had about our prisoners.

Self-created ignorance is not an excuse for war crimes. Canada's shittiest government is probably guilty of war crimes.

harper is responsible for the actions of our military in Afghanistan. WE are responsible!!

We should not be negotiating with this monster. We should be hauling him before a court of law and putting him on trial for war crimes.

And if he's convicted and we send him to prison, he can take solace in the fact that Canada was, and still is, a relatively humane country. He's too public a figure for some shit-head thuggish cop to taser to death. And he won't be taken to torture rooms to be slapped and kicked and beaten with chains and made to stand in stress positions in freezing cold temperatures like his victims were.

He won't be standing there in a stress position feeling his muscles turning to jelly and his legs bloating to twice their size worrying about the police forces of this country going after his family, the way his victims in Afghanistan did.

harper deserves to be removed from power for the multiple times he has spat upon the institution of Parliament and the multiple times he has taken a piss on our Charter of Rights. But the fact that he might very well be a war criminal is reason enough to BRING him DOWN!

1 comment:

Richard Keefe said...

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2. The SPLC uses the deliberately meaningless term “hate groups” in its fund-raising propaganda precisely because it allows them to denigrate their perceived opponents without accusing them of any actual crimes.

3. The “Hate Map” is a fund-raising tool, nothing more. It provides no information whatsoever on the alleged groups, in fact, the SPLC didn’t even bother to make up locations for 262 of the groups; that’s 26% of the total.

In many states the percentage of phantom "groups" runs as high as 80-100%. Many of the alleged “groups” are listed twice in the same location.

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Last year the SPLC took in $31 million donor-dollars in donations and earned $26 million in interest on its bloated “Endowment Fund.” That’s $57 million dollars for last year alone. Since 2003, the SPLC has taken in more than a third of a BILLION dollars in tax-free cash, and yet the number of “hate groups” always goes up.


5. The most ironic (read: "hypocritical") thing about the Southern Poverty Law Center is that NOT ONE of its top ten, highest paid executives is a minority.


In fact, according to the SPLC's hometown newspaper, the Montgomery Advertiser, despite being located LITERALLY in the back yard of Dr. Martin Luther King's home church, the SPLC has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of power in its entire 40 year history.

Some "experts"