The conservative crucible

The recent case at Carleton University has sent shivers down the spines of people who cherish free speech and free expression in Canada. The treatment of Nick Bergamini, in this case, his greatest crime was to support Israel. This reminds me of the Salem witch trials of the 1690s.  It is clear that conservative students have to continue to go through their own personal political crucibles at so-called free and public places like universities. The Puritan police of political correctness have decided that student violence on campus is not a big deal in contemporary Canada. In an age that is so information rich why are we educationally poor. Why aren’t their basic facts about this case being investigated by more major news organizations; the protection of our students on campus should be of our main concern and priority for everyone?   Dead silence speaks volumes and in saying that, are we condemning those who have not been heard to a fair judgment without all the facts.
It was only a matter of time. Some of us have reported for months now that Jewish students have been intimidated and threatened on campuses across Canada by Islamic thugs. Now Nick Bergamini has been attacked with a lethal weapon and, it seems, could easily have been killed. He happens not to be Jewish but a conservative, a Zionist and friendly with Jewish and Israeli students. First they came for the Jews, then they came for their friends, then … we have more Israeli Apartheid Week sessions. Here is how Nick explains what happened:

Dwight Duncan The Duke of deficits opens a new chapter in Ontario’s have not status


The Duke of deficits Dwight Duncan steered Ontario’s floundering economic flagship on further into uncharted waters with the Liberals 2010 budget. By job creation for the economy not being the main focus of the Ontario Liberals the province has a chance to sink deeper into the mire of a have not province. Leader of the Ontario PCs Tim Hudak forcefully spoke out against the Liberals latest budget. This budget is a real step back for young people who are just entering the workforce there will be more competition for entry-level jobs because of Dalton Dawdling on the economy.

“Dalton McGuinty had the opportunity to demonstrate that Ontario has a plan to once again become the best place in the world to invest, start a business and create jobs. But he failed to provide a plan that would put jobs first.”

Once the engine of Canada’s economy, Ontario will see its equalization payments triple and its cherished public services threatened by reckless spending,

“While other provinces pull themselves into recovery, Ontario’s plunge into have-not status has accelerated.

Tea or coffee a political thing

With the recent emergence of the coffee movement to challenge the tea party movement the battle of the breakfast beverages is underway. The coffee movement is the spontaneous answer to the somewhat maligned tea party movement.

The coffee movement fashions themselves as a more progressive version of the tea party wanting bigger but better government it is a contradiction in terms. The founding father Thomas Paine made one of the most absolute statements on government when he said” the government who governs best governs least”.

However I think there is a deeper political connection between these two movements. First the tea party movement is inspired by the Boston tea party one of the events that was the precursor to the American Revolution. in many ways the coffee movement shares the idealistic vision and goals of the most bloody of the revolutions the French revolution. Coffee was a key component and very popular drink in French salons that spread the ideals of French revolutionaries. The American Revolution at its focus was a fight for individual liberty and the right for self-determination. These are several of the key ideals that tea party movement is trying to emulate today.

Conversely the only thing that came out of the French revolution was the bloody terror of France. The only terror we have to fear today is increasing power of the government bureaucracy . Although some of the ideals that both movements profess our universal such as freedom and liberty and equality. It will be interesting to see who wins the ideological struggle , tea or coffee anyone.

Michael Ignatieff to aloof for the CBC?

 I am not usually a fan of Rick Mercer and his brand of comedy. I find it’s become run-of-the-mill and very dry. You know things are bad when a comedian from the CBC are national broadcaster. Usually a liberal leaning network is making light how aloof and aristocratic you are. Then you should look in the mirror and know you have an image problem with the Canadian public. Ignatieff’s Achilles like failure with communicating issues to the average Canadian will still be a weakness going into the next election.

Tim Hudak only leader willing to stand up against banning of UFC


Tim Hudak yesterday was very vocal about the banning of the UFC The leader of the progressive conservative party saying that UFC could bring jobs to Ontario .”      McGuinty seems more interested in banning things — like candy in schools and pit bulls — than he is concerned with bringing tourism dollars to Toronto and Ontario.   ”  By taking a stance on the UFC . hopefully the Conservatives can attract more young and non-traditional support to the Tory fold.

Harper promises to use lead role in G8 to hold Iran to account

On Wednesday Stephen Harper made a statement saying Canada is committed to holding Iran to account and trying to curb their nuclear ambitions. Harper went on to say that his government would work with other governments to impose sanctions on Iran if needed. The growing fear among many Western nations is that Iran’s nuclear ambitions will destabilize an already factious Middle East. Furthermore it seems all major Western governments are taking the actions by Iran very seriously and responding accordingly. As well this is another example of the government’s change in tone on issues of international concern. Recently The conservative government Was lauded for its position against the human rights abuses in China.. As well the Harper government has been a strong advocate and supporter of the state of Israel . This change in outlook when it comes to foreign affairs is one of the substantial difference between the conservatives and previous Liberal’s administrations. No longer does Canada sit on the sidelines when it comes to their own international affairs. Now the world knows Where Canada stands On issues Of Foreign affairs.