A loud protest in the visitors gallery of the House of Commons resulted in several arrests and the brief shutdown of question period on Monday.
Around 200 young protesters chanted slogans to support Bill C-311, an NDP private member's bill on climate change. Six people were reported to have been detained
Seriously. I'm no expert. There's every possibility that the morons who bought the WMDs lies hook, line and sinker, and who swallow every other bit of neoliberal corporate bullshit, and whose neoconservative delusions always end up with them supporting self-hating closet-cases, are right to side with the scientists funded by the oil industry who deny anthropocentric global warming. Even a broken clock that was made fucked-up to begin with by a demented clock maker can by some weird fluke turn out to be right once in a while.
But if those complete morons are wrong AGAIN, then we're talking about a catastrophe that threatens the very lives of billions of people and will plunge all of humanity into crisis. To not even begin to take that seriously just because the oil industry will be inconvenienced and neoliberal snakeoil salesmen will have to step aside and let sane people direct the economy, is sheer insanity.
I'm sorry. I respect our democratic process, as compromised as it is. It is a fragile flower. But given the magnitude of the danger, not even the decorum of the House of Commons should be immune from the anger of the people on this issue.
For those who want to make shallow equivalencies, consider this: Two people smack two individuals in the jaw. One guy hits a powerful crime lord who abused children and intimidated a judge and jury to escape punishment. The second guy just breaks the jaw of an infant in a stroller. Both actions have some similarities but also enormous differences. Should some anti-gay marriage yahoos seek to disrupt parliament's proceedings I would have no patience for them. Because (and i think the court of public opinion and informed thinkers as well would agree with me) they're deluded imbeciles.
Our politicians, from stephen harper and his gang of idiots, to "The Other Guy In the Other Fluffy Sweater Party" have gotten away with too much for too long. Making those fuckers a little uncomfortable can only help convey the seriousness of the situation. Making those fuckers REALLY uncomfortable would probably have really good results.