Friday, August 23, 2013

My Plan (Part the Fourth)

 So, in Parts One & Two I made the case for harper's illegitimacy and why we are [were] therefore justified and even obligated  to force him to resign.

Part Three outlined the process of grass-roots outreach and organizing to build the movement necessary to force the government to resign. It was based on the idea that the fact of a really-existing campaign to impose accountability on harper and to defend Canadian democracy would have a snowball effect and would become a viable, nation-wide campaign in a matter of months.

Part Four then, describes the strategy for forcing the government to resign and to call a new election based upon respect for our parliamentary traditions.

If one-million people gathered somewhere and told me to stop drinking during an afternoon of speeches and chanting, while doing nothing else, and with there being a strong possibility that they'd do nothing more when the rally was finished, it might have the effect on me to stop drinking. But if the one-million strong afternoon rally was telling me to stop something I've dedicated my whole life to and which nets me a nice income and lots of power and prestige, there's no way in hell it would have any effect on me.

At the other end of the coin, any campaign of violence we could come up with, besides being dehumanizing, would be nothing compared to the violence that the elites could bring upon us and the subsequent crackdown it would provoke. I do not condemn justified violence, but I don't advocate it either.

But something big is needed to have an impact on a government, any government, if you want it to resign.

So this has to be something overwhelmingly big, but peaceful.

I proposed that when we have a broad-based, nation-wide movement, that we then have a dedicated core of pro-democracy activists (on short notice) begin the permanent occupation of every Conservative Party of Canada's constituency office, across Canada. They will vow to stay there until harper resigns.

These occupiers will be accompanied, and protected, fed etc., by a larger ring of supporters, consisting of people who take turns holding the line with each other, leaving to attend to daily life calls and etc., for as long as it takes for the government to resign.

If this initiative is attacked on the first day, it will 1) have made the news at least, and 2) it will be repeated, by people prepared to put their futures on the line to stop these assaults on their democratic system of government.

If this initiative is successfully carried through but has no impact on the harper government, then the stakes must be raised. The occupations will be extended to federal government offices, in an attempt to halt the business of government until the government resigns.

If that doesn't work, there will be a call to the federal public service to go on strike until the government resigns.

If that doesn't work, then, Parliament itself (which I believe is occupied by a fraudulent, contemptuous, anti-democratic government) is to be occupied.

I believe that there are hundreds of thousands of Canadians who hate harper as I do. I also believe that there are millions of Canadians who just can't stand him. As this initiative continues, more and more people will become aware of the arguments for his illegitimacy and the dangers he poses to our democracy. I honestly believe that if there is something real, something ACTUALLY HAPPENING that is trying to do something tangible, that this will have an educational and inspirational effect.

If it fails, then it fails. But at least people can say that they did something. When people look back on this shameful period in our history, they would at least have been able to say that a lot of Canadians attempted to genuinely resist. (Alas, as it happens, we did nothing, did we?)

If it succeeds, then we have a new election, and the whole movement switches into campaign mode. Bringing up, again and again, that this election is about respect for our democratic traditions and the harpercons' appalling contempt for them.

Hopefully, this whole movement will have inspired Canadians to care about voting and thereby produce a larger voter turnout. We will be like hawks, watching and listening for any sign of the disgraceful, sleazy behaviour that the harpercon scum conducted in 2011. (Fraud will be much easier for the harpercons' thanks to the majority Supreme Court ruling. Now, harpercon agents will get positions with Elections Canada and let there own stooges vote and vote often, with no paperwork, and anyone who wants to argue fraud will have to PROVE that the ballots that can't be accounted for were the result of deliberate fraud on the unknown voters and not the incompetence of the polling clerks.)

But, given the low-level of support for the harpercon party of Canada, it's most likely that they will be defeated and then there will have to be a reckoning. Election fraud, investigated, torture accusations investigated, ... all the crimes and malfeasances of the harpercons' investigated and the guilty punished with prison terms.

The opposition must agree to implement proportional representation, so that no longer will we have majorities based on the support of a minority of 30% of the electorate. No longer will the millions of Green Party of Canada voters be insulted with one seat or no seats in our Parliament.

Anyway, I guess that was the plan. But it's too late now. 2015 is one-year and four months away. I don't foresee that anything substantial, ... hell, I've given up on it. I have very few resources and many demands on my time. Too little to give to pipe-dreams.

It's "business as usual" in harper's Canada.

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