I think that anyone wishing to be the leader of a political party in Canada should first have to pass a psychiatric examination the results of which should be made public, so that on election day we the voter are equipped with the knowledge of just what kind of nut, or nuts we are being asked to vote for. I would like to look at just three political party leaders who I think prove the title of this post. They will be from three different levels of government in Canada and I think they are representative of Canadian politicians in general. These three politicians are the poster children of excessive behavior in my way of thinking and yet they are typical of politicians who seem to rise to the top in the field of Canadian politics. The three I have picked to use as my examples of leaders that I think should have been checked out when it comes to mental stability are, Prime Minister of Canada Steven Harper, Premiere of Quebec Pauline Marois and former Mayor of Montreal Gerald Tremblay.
Former Mayor of Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay: Here is a mayor who thought that he could make his sole priority be to make Montreal look more like Paris. What I mean by this is this guy ignored much-needed infrastructure like road repair and sewer repair while the city lent $37-million to the partially owned municipal entity that oversees the Bixi empire and guaranteed this entity a $71-million line of credit. Montreal’s auditor-general was understandably outraged by this arrangement and publicly said so; leading the city to try and sell the business to a private operator. Gerald Tremblay ignored much-needed street repair, often only doing minimum work, or band-aid repairs claiming no money in the budget, but spent millions of dollars painting and creating bicycle paths along city streets.
If that was not bad enough this miniature version of Nero decided to use up needed parking spaces in the downtown core of the city with rent a bicycle spots. One such example as shown in a picture I took is of the Bixi bike stand taking up parking spots in the emergency entrance to the Royal Victoria Hospital. This mayor said openly that he would make it extremely difficult to get around and park in the downtown core and as this picture shows he seems to have gone out of his way to do just that for car and truck traffic by, (a) Making it impossible to make left turns during business hours on most major downtown streets. (b) Taking away lanes on city streets and designating them for bikes only, forcing traffic into on lane only. (c) Banning cars and truck traffic in some sections of the city in business areas; designating them pedestrian and bike only; forcing traffic to detour around the area.
To further illustrate why I think that this guy is not totally there mentally one only has look at his efforts, or lack of to keep organized crime out of the city of Montreal‘s public works and construction industry. Mayor Gerald Tremblay decided that the right thing to do was to ignore the pay offs, turn a blind eye to the corruption he saw and bury his head in the sand. This guy simply said, what I do not know I can not get in trouble for and refused to hear, see, or do anything about, or had to do with the corruption and collusion in the city that he was supposed to be in charge of and trusted by its population to protect. I ask you this, (a) Who but a mentally imbalanced individual would let a city’s sewer system remain so bad that every time it rained basements in certain city boroughs like Verdun got flooded, (b) Streets so badly in need of repair that sink holes are now swallowing up vehicles as big as trucks, like on St. Mathieu Street and (c) Every time the temperature drops below freezing we have first a flood than the freezing damage and then a river of freezing water racing down the streets of downtown Montreal, like on University Street? Who else but a person in need of professional mental help would let their city’s major infrastructure projects be taken over by the mob, or organised crime and try to say it is not my fault, I did not know? Remember these words spoken during an election campaign by Mayor Gerald Tremblay, “I’m not naïve,” Tremblay told Le Devoir last week. “I’m very well informed. I knew exactly what I was getting into with the city of Montreal.”
Premiere of Quebec Pauline Marois: I think that this woman is certifiable. This woman in my opinion and has led me to believe that she has no other purpose in life but to hold on to the office that she has fought ruthlessly and without conscience for since her involvement in politics. Pauline Marois in my opinion alienated all her were close to her, who supported her in her rise to power and truly sees herself as a Queen rather than an elected person serving all of the citizens of Quebec. I think that she is a compulsive liar, suffering from delusions of grandeur and a paranoid schizophrenic all wrapped up in one nasty package. My opinion of her is based on her actions, up to and including her introducing her party’s Charter of Quebec Values. This woman and her political party have decided that the English language being totally removed from Quebec and the separation of Quebec from Canada must not only be their top priorities, but her party’s only priorities; crazy right? Only a nut a nut would. Only a political leader who is a couple of fries short of a poutine, would try to accomplish that by ridding themselves of the French-speaking minority immigrant vote? Especially when you consider that it was those minority immigrant votes and their support that gave the Parti Quebecois their best attempt to gain independence it ever had and without whom Quebec’s independence is nothing more than wishful thinking.
Just think the Parti Québécois changed the language laws, closed English schools and school boards, forcing all of those new immigrants to speak French so that they would have nothing to fear living in a totally French Quebec and Pauline Marois threw it down the toilette by introducing her charter of Quebec Values. This is a charter she knows will not pass into law as it is written and a charter that serves no other purpose than to divide and pit the voter population in Quebec against each other. The real sad part of this mess is that Pauline Marois does not even believe in what is written in the Charter of Quebec Values. Pauline Marois was only looking for a fight with the Feds to try and rally her troops in preparation for an election should her minority government be brought down.
This Charter of Quebec Values is an attempt at copying France’s version of secularism with a Quebec twist. The problem is that the law would force the end to the wearing of all religious symbols in government offices and jobs with the exception of a small crucifix. Marois went so far as to say that she was deliberately focussing on Muslim and Jewish symbols of religion like, the Yamaha by Jewish males, hijab, kippas by Muslim women and turbans by Muslim and Sikh males. Pauline Marois used the example of the hijab worn by Muslim women as a symbol of their subservience to Muslim men and of her fear that Muslim female teachers and childcare workers could pass on, or force children in their care to believe as they do; nuts or what? First it was the word pasta, then it was the wearing of religious Sikh headwear while playing organised soccer and now it is the Charter of Quebec values; what next death in the arena?
In my opinion Pauline Marois has said and is attempting to prove that Quebec’s only claim to distinctiveness is that it is a racist state. A state so oppressive and repressive that it would seek to deny its citizens the right to freely speak either official language of Canada, or to exercise their choice of religion and their freedom of expression, if said citizens want to live in Quebec and work for the government of Quebec, or in the public sector. The video of the big French male screaming at the women on the bus because she was wearing her religious attire says how Pauline Marois Charter of Quebec Values is being interpreted by her mindless minions. The fact that the bus driver did nothing to come to the aid of the female passenger being verbally assaulted by that male says something too.
Prime Minister of Canada Steven Harper: I think that this is a political leader who is the worst kind of crazy, because Steven Harper has all of the mental problems as a Gerald Tremblay and a Pauline Marois, but with one added psychosis; Steven Harper has the conviction of a religious fanatic that thinks that he has God on his side. There is nothing more deadly, more cold and unfeeling, more self-righteous and more pompous than a political leader who feels that he is doing God’s work.
I think that this guy is deadly because he has the nutty belief that he is doing his part to right the wrongs and losses of the Christian Crusades. This is the first prime minister of Canada to openly say that he is trying to preserve Canada for real Canadians and to describe real Canadians as those sharing a European heritage and the Christian religion, or as he put it a similar religion; now how crazy is that? This guy thinks that he is King Richard the Lion Heart fighting the Saracens. We all know how that fight turned out and I think that in spite of modern technology, a better equipped military and being able to effectively cut off all humanitarian aid (medical, food), along with military, financial support and finally control what reaches the public in terms of information, like embedding the media like George Bush did in the end the result will always be the same; the cost in human lives and the devastation of war on the economy of the invaders trying to sustain such a military effort, will cause and uproar that politicians can not ignore at home and they will be forced to leave having gained nothing for their efforts..
Imagine making a living hurting the people you think don’t belong to live in Canada, like Muslims, First Nations people, the poor, the uneducated, the homeless and all of those other people that your God tells you are bad for Canada and that are stunting Canada’s ability to be great; now imagine how Adolf Hitler felt, what he did to consolidate his power and what he did to keep it? Steven Harper is no Adolf Hitler, but he is as crazy and is one of the reasons that I say that politicians who want to be leaders of a political party need and should have to undergo psychiatric evaluation as a prerequisite to realising that goal and have to be re-evaluated on a regular basis and prove that they are not dangerously insane or pose a threat to the population they are supposed to serve and protect.
In closing I would like to say that I truly do believe that politicians are not just a little crazy, but dangerously crazy these days and getting loonier and more delusional with every election. It is not you that is nuts for seeing in them what you do, it is they the know it all crazies that keep insisting that they have all the answers and the other guy is always the bad guy that are the people one card short of a full deck of cards. We have become so accustom to the crazy antics, calling to arms of one Canadian against another that we are see this as normal loyal behavior and equality and the fight for justice as being traitors to Canada and the world. It is time to get these people who would govern our country, provinces and territories cities and towns the mental help that they need and follow the initial treatment and assessment up with regular supportive therapy to insure that the stress of their work is not negatively affecting their decision-making and putting us at risk domestically as well as internationally.