Harper Government™

Posted on: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Posted at: 9:10 PM

Below is a copy of my comment to a recent Boing Boing article:

“Megalomania is commonly understood as a mental behaviour characterized by an excessive desire for power and glory and by illusory feelings of omnipotence. The latter can be expressed in the psychopathological form of delusions of grandeur.”

By this definition, Stephen Harper is a megalomaniac.

As a Canadian, I have long been disturbed by what Stephen Harper will do to acquire power — and even more so by what Stephen Harper will do to hold on to power.

This Re-branding Directive is just another shining example of that fact.

What Stephen Harper has done is unprecedented and deplorable and does not reflect Canadian ideals or Canadian values.

For those who would say that other Canadian Governments have done the same…

It should be noted that the media, in the past, has referred to governments as the “Martin Government”, the “Chrétien Government”, the “Mulroney Government”, the “Trudeau Government”, etc. — this was not done by an internal directive from the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister’s Office, it was done solely by the media to qualify each government’s mandate, to summarise each government’s accomplishments… and certainly not in an attempt to re-brand the Government of Canada.

Stephen Harper is trying to re-make Canada in his own image.

Stephen Harper is not here for Canada.

Stephen Harper is here for himself and the Harper Government™.

It was, is, and will always be the Government of Canada!

2011-03-05  »  scc