Thursday, September 24, 2009

moral compass, my a**

wiki image: Boxing the Compass

The depths of Canada's hypocrisy and double standards have no boundary. Yesterday, our PM's speech yesterday--in a Tim Hortons donut shop, too boot--made that clear. Harper was explaining why Canada will walk out of Ahmedinejad's speech at the UN, citing the "moral compass" that says enough is enough and that nation's must speak out about injustice:

"There are times when things are being said in this world that it is important that countries that have a moral compass stand up, make their views known and our absence there will speak volumes about how Canada feels about the declarations of President Ahmadinejad," Harper said in Oakville.

Well, I want to know why the moral compass of Canada only points towards Israel's direction and fails to register the Palestinian direction? Why is slaughtering the folks of Gaza, continuing a ruthless, death-dealing blockade on them, and allowing the building of illegal Israeli settlements onto Palestinian territory in the West Bank invisible in Canada's moral compass?

Why is the language of Ahmedinejad "morally repugnant" yet killing the Palestinians in slaughters and slowly, ok?


Merche Pallarés said...

How right you are, Taina! But, as we've said before, Canada is, clearly, a branch of the Israeli government and there is little we can do... Until all Canadians vote Harper OUT! Hugs, M.

20th Century Woman said...

The US funds Israel. If we threatened to withdraw the money perhaps the Israelis would be more inclined to reach an agreement with the Palastinians.

I think the Iranian government's behavior is a distraction which only makes the whole situation worse.

northshorewoman said...

MP and 20thcW, both Canada and the US definitely need to step in a new direction. I too believe that Iran is becoming the 'new' distraction; a new focus on "the enemy" [read: ME terrorism] must be else to justify invasions and occupations and imprisonments?