Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tories are Vermin

That was apparently a famous quote from the Welsh left-wing Labour MP Nye Bevan about the British Conservative Party of the 1920s-1940s.

It applies particularly well to this revolting crew of sadists, morons and con-artists that calls itself the Conservative Party of Canada today. Bevan was talking about the British Conservatives' consistent refusal to pay decent social benefits or to provide equal access to healthcare and other public goods.

Our Conservative Party of Canada is all that, but it's also a revoltingly cruel, racist, craven, criminal bunch. Alison and Dr Dawg both tell us that latest sufferings of our fellow citizen Abousfian Abdelrazik in the Sudan.

  • Canada has Abdelrazik detained - and tortured, he says - in Sudan in 2003.
  • Sudan releases him but not before his passport expires and his name is added to the UN Security Council's list of terrorist suspects.
  • Destitute, he moves into the weight room of the Canadian embassy in Sudan.
  • His family in Montreal send money for a ticket but Canada refuses to issue a temporary passport.
  • In December 2008 Ottawa says he could be given a temporary passport - after he books a flight home.
  • He books one; they withdraw the offer.
  • Ottawa then says he must first have a fully paid ticket but in February his lawyer says anyone contributing to it can be charged with aiding a possible terrorist.
  • Nonetheless in March 170 Canadians including Stephen Lewis and a former solicitor general of Ontario buy him a ticket home.
  • [And now he must get himself off that UN no-fly list before the departure date!!]

Dr Dawg says (and I agree with him) that he does not like metaphysical categories such as "good" and "evil." Vermin is a better description for Stephen Harper and his crew and their supporters.

1. noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, esp. those of small size that appear commonly and are difficult to control, as flies, lice, bedbugs, cockroaches, mice, and rats.
2. an objectionable or obnoxious person, or such persons collectively.

Indeed. I'll also add to the first definition the fact that vermin tend to have unpleasant effects on their surroundings, often making places unfit for human habitation. Modern "conservatism" has that effect on societies. Bone-stupid, laughable closet-cases and sadists. Thieves and thugs. Incompetent, insecure, destructive scum.


Dr.Dawg said...

Does "evil vermin" work for you? :)

Small dead animals. Now, there's a thought.

thwap said...

Hunh. "SDA"

Maybe KKKate suspected she was vermin all along.

L said...

You left out the part about:

1)CSIS has accused him of being a member of a Montreal cell that supported Ahmed Ressam;
2) The US State Department has said that Abdelrazik is a personal acquaintance of Osama bin Laden, closely tied to Abu Zubaydah and attended an Afghan training camp in 1996.

Maybe, he should stay overseas.