Saturday, June 28, 2008

Stephen Harper: Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Well, here's some irony for you:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemned the runoff elections taking place in Zimbabwe today as a "perversion" of democracy.

Speaking at a conference of B'nai Brith, the international Jewish organization, Harper spoke of anti-Israel sentiments around the world, and said that the Middle East is not the only region of the world where democracy and human rights are lacking.

"Today the government of Zimbabwe is holding an election that is an ugly perversion of democracy," Harper told a crowd of several dozen.

Here's a thought, Stephen -- until you intervene in the case of a Canadian citizen who was captured as a 15-year-old and who's been stuck in Guantanamo Bay for the last several years, you have absolutely no moral standing to lecture anyone about democracy or human rights, or whatever the hell you think that freshly-minted, tin foil-wrapped chocolate medallion you just got gives you the right to bluster and yammer on about.

When you can demonstrate that you give a shit about actual Canadians, Stephen, then we'll let you give us your opinions about larger matters. So how about you start small, Stephen? Omar Khadr. Deal with that first. Then we'll see if you're capable of bigger issues.

Does that work for you?

P.S. Oh, and Stephen? About all those "anti-Israel sentiments" you keep whinging on about these days? Yeah, you can shut the fuck up about that, too.

I'm just sayin'.


chris said...

Meanwhile in Columbia...
"kill a unionist, pay a fine"
Human rights for some...

Raphael Alexander said...

This is uncharacteristically weak CC. You can't criticize a head of state for condemning an atrocity by pointing out how he didn't do something you personally feel requires his attention.

Again. Weak. Show some multipartisan strength and join us in the call to help Zimbabweans.

Unknown said...

Harper HAs taken away Canadian values
he has no choice step down, or be over thrown
we will not take it any longer!