Ultimate Disgrace

I feel like Stephen Harper’s strategy in government is to do so many unspeakably awful things that sooner or later, his critics and the population at large will become numb to them; moral outrage is, after all, a difficult emotion to sustain for months or years on end*. But even from a Prime Minister who has visited his country with nothing but one disgrace piled upon another for the last eight years, this should raise some eyebrows:

Scientists say the closure of some of the world’s finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital built by Canadian taxpayers for future generations has been lost forever.

Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Quebec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg’s historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills, say scientists.

Emphasis mine.

I want you to read that last sentence, and let the outrage seep into your very soul. That is correct: “Nice, liberal Canada” now has a government which participates in book burning.

I don’t think that I can even come up with something witty to say about this. I’m too mad.

To the (ultra-)Right (dis)Honourable (illegitimate) Prime Minister Stephen (fucking) Joseph (fucking) Harper, I can say only this: you are an absolute pig-fucker, and the faster that you and your lackeys can been scoured from the Canadian body-politic, the better.

And may future generations of Canadians adopt the term “Tory” as a curse word meaning “willfully ignorant plunderers who don’t care about science or art.”

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*Though I think that I am doing a good job of it.

About thevenerablecorvex

I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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3 Responses to Ultimate Disgrace

  1. Lindsay says:

    I’m so sad for you, saddled with a guy who sounds like he’d fit right in at our Republican Party headquarters. I also know a thing or two about sustaining outrage across months, or even years.

    What’s trickiest in my experience is not necessarily sustaining that emotion — open a newspaper, and there it, rekindled — but sustaining the thought that you can do anything about having such assholes in power.

    • I think that the blogger must be right about their being something politically damaging to powerful families in there; I can’t think why else they would choose to perform such an act.
      In Harper’s case (as with everything else that he does), it’s pretty nakedly an attempt to clear the way for petro development, and also to undermine the very idea that government policy should be informed by empirical fact.

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