The Great Canadian Wish List on Facebook has been taken over by the So Cons.
It seems to some, a silly thing that pro choicers care about this endeavour.
I would ask those people to consider the situation to the south of us.
Media regularly gives the crazies the floor. Christianity is no longer associated with love and charity, but with hatred, bombs and people who actually deride other christians for caring about the poor.
In a country facing mounting military deaths from an illegal and unneeded war, poverty, domestic terrorism, declining standard of living, the main election platform issue is whether or not you are pro choice.
Politicians pandering to the foetus fetishers try to outdo each other with increasingly outrageous ways to deny women basic freedoms and constitutional rights.
I sincerely doubt that the average citizen upon seeing Ann Coulter, or Bill O’Reilly or any of the other hate mongerers, saw anything other than a poor sorry soul that gave one an occasional laugh but would certainly not be given any real consideration.
I sincerely doubt that the majority of Americans thought there would come a day when those trying to deny a woman access to healthcare would be given free reign to , shout obscenities and otherwise interfere, and yet government officials would be dispatched to the homes of those organizing protests encouraging people to exercise their freedom of assembly, in an effort to threaten those organizers with jail or worse.
The erosion of civil rights in general and women’s rights specifically has been done based on a very vocal, yet quite small organization of theocrats. There is little difference between these people and the theocratic terrorists. Both use a mangled version of religion to justify their hatred and their overthrow of democratic process.
By underestimating the power of the vocal minority, Americans are now faced with laws and governments which are not representative of their ideals and values. By not understanding the press is owned by those who would seek to control them, they have become pawns in the media game of fear and pandering. And by believing in the sacredness of their constitutional rights, they have ignored that for some, only their version of god is sacred and all else is up for grabs.
I am glad that so many strong intelligent women and men stood up to the obvious “freeping” of the CBC Wish. It is worrying that too many are ignoring the power of the vocal minority, assuming that ignored they will go away.
It needs to be remembered that politicians listen to the loudest voices. Lets not allow those radical theocrats to be the only voices being heard.