I know I shouldn’t, but I just can’t help it.
Last Saturday I received an e-mail from a fellow named Jon Allen, the lead organizer of the robocalls demonstration that took place in Toronto on Sunday.
His e-mail was headed, “Egyptian revolutionary leader to speak at Toronto rally against your voter suppression,” and explained, “Sherif Azer, influential in promoting the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year” would be speaking about “the power of unity in enabling the toppling of illegitimate governments.
“In town for his wedding, Mr. Azer is an ardent democracy activist and is concerned with Canada’s democratic reputation potentially being jeopardized following the voter suppression that occurred in the last federal election,” the e-mail continued.
In town for his wedding?
So, was he just in for the weekend to get married, before going back to the Cairo barricades?
And did he really fear that the world was about to condemn Canada as an undemocratic dictatorship? The plot thickens like some — well — bad poutine!
The unintentionally hilarious e-mail went on: “Following the alleged election fraud that occurred during last year’s federal election, patriotic Canadians of all political persuasions are uniting to demand a fully independent parliamentary inquiry, as well as a criminal investigation, complete accountability up to and including the Prime Minister’s Office, and including the indictment of Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself if necessary.”
Interesting stuff, especially in that the actual demonstration was very small, and composed mainly of the hard left, and a few eccentrics and fanatics.
Being a “patriotic Canadian” I wrote back, stating that, “In many ways this is worse than Egypt, or even Syria.
“Sorry if I sound emotional, but I’ve actually been shaking and crying over this — I never thought it would happen in Canada.”
Allen responded, “I’m glad you feel that way! Do you still write columns for the Sun, or just blogs?
“Sorry, I haven’t been in the loop.”
My next response: “I mainly concentrate now on the fair trade, holistic farm and inclusive daycare centre I set up a couple of years ago.
“It doesn’t pay what journalism did, but it is fulfilling. I fear, though, that we are about to be taken over by fascism. Robot calls are just the beginning!”
His reply: “Indeed sir I agree.”
Now that we were friends, I asked: “Do you think we need to take direct action?
How about occupying the House of Commons, or Little Mosque on the Prairie? Just a thought.”
No response this time.
Fun while it lasted
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
In case you think I was cruel to someone obviously in need of help, remember that one of the main speakers at Comrade Allen’s little gathering was Zafar Bangash, an extremist Muslim leader probably best known for his hatred for Israel and adoration of Iran.
Odd really, in that there are no free elections in Iran, demonstrations are put down with numerous fatalities, gay people are publicly hanged, and women dissidents tortured and raped.
You can fool humourless leftists most of the time, but just imagine if these lunatics ever had genuine power. Nobody would be laughing then.