Bridgette DePape (Marcelle) thumbs her nose at Canada’s electoral process and our institutions of Parliament, breaking her personal oath as a Senate page in doing so, and she’s feted by the media and Internet websites like the leftist rabble.ca.
The misguided youngster seems to totally ignore the fact she made an oath not to engage in such actions—so much for her personal morality. We’re told she courageous, but what real risk did she take? So she lost a couple of months of employment, no big deal, apparently, for this budding leftist.
Ms. DePape, or whatever her real name is, takes no backseat to anyone when it comes to hyperbole and trite leftist nonsense, as her press release attests:
“This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab Spring, a flowering of popular movements that demonstrate that real power to change things lies not with [Prime Minister Stephen] Harper but in the hands of the people, when we act together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces.”
Torn from the pages of some international socialist leaflet no doubt.
Arab Spring? Really? She should read the papers, or is that too bourgeois for her? Perhaps she doesn’t want to be confused by the facts.
As the National Post’s Matt Gurney reminds us:
“Just look at the news coming out of the Middle East today [June 3]. In Damascus, Syrian troops opened fire on protesters emerging from evening prayers in Damascus, killing at least 34. In Yemen, rebels of unknown affiliation attacked the Presidential Palace, wounding both the Yemeni President and Prime Minister (with as-yet unknown collateral casualties).”
Is this really the “Canadian version of an Arab Spring” that Ms. DePape is calling for? Yet the media can’t give her enough air time to spout her adolescent dribble. She tells us, “Conservative values are not in fact Canadian values.” How dare her suggest my values are not Canadian? They are more Canadian than, say, us taking civil disobedience “together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces” as she suggests.
What a monumental insult it is to Canadians to be told we compare to Syria, Libya, Egypt and Yemen, and that we should copy their Arab Spring and take to the streets. To do just what, I don’t know. Shoot ourselves as is being done in the Arab world?
Leftists rarely accepts election results unless, of course, they are the winners. We saw street protests in Ontario after Mike Harris won his majority with his Common Sense Revolution platform. Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not have won support from a majority of the eligible voters, but he won far more than those supporting Ms. DePape’s wild-eyed agenda, calling as she does for “people of all ages and from all walks of life [to] engage in creative actions and civil disobedience.”
Basically, leftists don’t want real democracy, just their version of democracy, and by any means, even through violent and illegal acts.
As I’ve said elsewhere, fortunately for Ms. DePape, being Canadian allows her the right to be as unprincipled as she wishes to be. I, for one, see her has a spoiled brat who needs to learn some manners.