More Musings Mid ’08

One thing has become painfully obvious over the last 6 -8 months or so. Stephen Harper, once the leader of the charge against HRCs, and his gov’t, have been conspicuously absent from the fray or from taking any action. At first, it was understandable, that a minority gov’t, was being cautious, not wanting an election to be forced on their account. But, as even Liberal MPs like Dr. Martin, began to openly support tackling the issue, the signal should have been clear, “gung ho!”. True leadership means being statesmanlike, and doing what’s in the best interest of our country’s freedoms, not in avoiding doing so and being like an ostrich with its head in the sand.
On another front, Stephane Dion has had his brain exploded, and now is one of the green bolsheviks or eco nazis. How else can one explain his recent position about imposing a carbon tax (tentatively projected to cost Canadians 15 billion bux)? Why doesn’t he just suggest we all revert back to a nineteenth century economy and lifestyle?
A friend told me how he read somewhere, at the time of the falling of the Berlin Wall, that tho’ Red Socialism had fallen it would morph its way into another form. There are many today who feel that form is the green movement.Case in point: Conoco Phillips was granted permission recently by the state EPA, to expand its facility processing heavy crude from Canada. They were also going to implement huge reductions in nitrogen and other emissions(?) to avoid a bad impact on the environment (hence the approval I would guess). BUT, the Greens decided to go to the Fed EPA and by their misrepresentation of the facts or exclusion of those that didn’t suit them, were successful in having the expansion killed by the Fed EPA.
They are another example of a radical minority who have bought into a new religion (eco religion), and with great fanaticism are trying to impose their will on the rest of us.