Behind the Smiling Mask of Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party
You might recall seeing a photo months ago of Andrew Scheer standing with--- reportedly---some of the most dangerous Islamic leaders in the country. Of course, many of Scheer's apologists would dismiss the embarrassing photo op by saying that he was simply unaware of the sordid connections of the people posing next to him. But this video indicates that Mr. Scheer was not only aware of who these people are, but he has maintained close personal contact with them:
seeing this photo and viewing the video, one is moved to ask some serious
questions. Questions like:
Is this what a leader of a so called "Conservative" Party looks like?
Is this what a "Conservative" Party stands for?
In my estimation, a "conservative" should want to conserve our Western, European and Christian heritage---not the culture of Islam, a totalitarian blend of religion and politics, an ideology whose holy text prescribes "hijra", conquest by immigration.
Islamophobia? A phobia is an irrational fear. Let's not fool ourselves. A fear of this ideology is entirely rational, as 1400 years of history attests. It should be pointed out, however, that there is a difference between attacking an ideology and maligning all of its adherents. Most adherents are ordinary law-abiding folk who, like all citizens, deserve full protection from harm or discrimination under the law. But while individuals deserve protection, ideas and ideologies don't. Belief systems are fair game. It took a long time for Western democracies to dispatch laws against blasphemy, but it seems that politicians and the lobbies they pander to are intent on resurrecting them. Ironically they are quick to warn us of the spectre of violent "white nationalist" extremism while simultaneously courting the votes of the apostles of violent extremism in mosques.
As an indefatigable researcher noted several months ago, the "Conservative" Party has approved three current federal candidates with ties to Islamic extremism (and a sitting Conservative Senator as well). "The party has been well advised of the background of these individuals and yet, to date, have not taken action to remove them. The recent report of Andrew Scheer's alignment with radical Imams is of growing concern."
She further notes that "A Conservative Candidate,
Ghada Melek, is a Coptic Christian currently being unfairly targeted
by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) who are calling on Melek to
drop out of the race "following reports about her past social media posts,"
which the NCCM deems to be "Islamophobic."
The story by Christine Williams can be
After reading this account one is moved to ask "What position will
Andrew Scheer take?" Now that is the
$64,000 question, isn't it?
The federal election is fast approaching and many longstanding Conservative members have been fearful of splitting the vote since Maxime Bernier decided to step away from the party a year ago, a decision that most pundits described as foolhardy and suicidal. But as we bear witness to the shameless pandering, opportunism and corruption unfolding among the top echelons of the Conservative, Mr. Bernier's decision to form a party is looking more and more like a courageous demonstration of integrity and principle.
Bernier's conspicuous disregard for political correctness and clear articulation of what many ordinary Canadians believe has attracted supporters from across the political spectrum, but many traditional Conservative voters hesitate to make the leap because they hear the voice of the Conservative Party establishment whispering in their ears : "A vote for Bernier is a vote for Trudeau", or in the case of my own constituency, "A vote for the Peoples' Party of Canada is a vote for the despicable NDP incumbent, Rachel Blaney."
The time-worn rationalization for strategic voting simply put is that we must not "split the vote" because dethroning (fill in the blank) is paramount. We must pinch our noses and choose the lesser of the evils.
The problem with this conventional view is two-fold. One is that when all is said and done, there is little to choose between the major parties. Upon closer examination, the Conservative Party looks like a Liberal Party that happens to believe in balanced budgets. But life is not just about numbers. It is, among other things, about the maintenance of our sovereignty, ethno-cultural heritage, family structure and most importantly, the freedom to speak our minds, including the right to criticize any religion. In an authentic democracy, there can be no right "not to be offended."
Secondly, we must consider the broader moral question. If we always choose the lesser of evils we will be guaranteeing the perpetual reign of evil. At some point, we must be prepared to say "None of the above". But it seems that whenever we consider voting for our principles, we are told that "this is not the time... our most urgent mission is to rid the country of Trudeau, and once that mission is accomplished, then we can do the fine tuning." But history suggests that the time for fine tuning never comes, because there is always a new devil on the scene that we must unite against.
We must bite the bullet. We must risk the re-election of Boy Wonder in order to establish a beach head for a party of principle that can keep building its base so that it can be in a position to form a government four years from now. We must be patient. Growing a fledgling party takes time, and in less than a year, Maxime Bernier has made enormous strides---as have the passionately patriotic people who have made his cause their cause. Bernier leads, but he also listens. The PPC is not a "top down" party, but a "bottom up" organization where members feel like participants rather than simply foot soldiers. It's populism in action.
Meanwhile, we will continue to work tirelessly in our endeavour to do the homework and keep Canadians informed. In return, our only request is that once apprised of the facts, each of us must find the courage to share them with all the people in our respective social networks. Our workmates, our neighbours, our friends and especially the members of our own families. Surely that is the least we can do.
Knowledge is Power. You have it. Now share it!
August 15, 2019