Thomas Mulcair agreed that the War Memorial shooting in Ottawa was not terrorism. He gave a great answer here as to why words, especially words that are both undefinable and carry such gravitas, matter so much. Within minutes of the attack Canadian authorities and MSM were using the 'T' word. Almost immediately Harpo began using the killing to market the need for an upgraded 'security state'.
Daniel Therrien, the federal Privacy Commissioner, a former government national security lawyer, says, "Police and security agencies have enough powers to combat terrorism." Other civil liberty wachdog groups are warning that the 'Canadian National Security Bill May Curtail Civil Liberties. Harpo thinks that Canadians will fall into the trap that Americans did after 9/11 by permitting passage of the Patriot Act and the pandora's box of so-called "security" measures have since gone wild.
Glen Greenwald said a few days ago, "It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when someone brings a tiny fraction of that violence back to that country." Harpo, though wasn't shocked, he was waiting for this, it's just like squeezing a tube of toothpaste. A lunatic attacks, the fear factor, amplified by the media and the 'T' word in every sentence, skyrockets. Harpo wants you to fear these attacks by 'outsiders' while he guts your civil liberties in another part of his god-given quest to subdue the environment in the service of the corporate elites who support him.
Words matter. When Justin Bourque murdered 3 Moncton Mounties and shot two others then both personally and in written form catalogued his obhorance of Canada's foreign policy in the Middle East, and beyond, as well as his anti-capitalist, anti-authority, anti-police and pro-violence stances, never once has Bourque called a terrorist in the MSM or by the authoritires...Crown prosecutor Cameron Gunn said Bourke targeted police to start a rebellion...HUM guess Bourque didn't fit the 'T' profile somehow, maybe it's his first name?
Bourque, pled guilty and is being sentenced for three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Speaking through tears, Justin Bourque apologized in a Moncton, N.B., courtroom Tuesday morning during his sentencing hearing. Bourque, is/was a murderer by Mulcair's definition and mine.
What's missing in Bourke's case is the bogeyman paste. Harpo squeezed the Middle East toothpaste and he needed bogeyman paste to squirt out. A reader and buddy sent this link that's circulating among Canada's First Nation folks today, it's about the effects of bogeyman paste.