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Godwin without apology: a panicky juxtaposition

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Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger. ~Hermann Goering

Item: Angus Reid poll: 82% of Canadians support Harper’s anti-“terrorism” Bill C-51.

Item: RCMP warns of outside agitators—a movie many of us have seen before. Foreign-funded radicals are a clear and present danger. No, not ISIS—environmentalists.

Item: Neo-nazi cultists who planned a mass murder in Halifax are “not terrorists,” says Minister of Justice Peter MacKay. What is terrorism, then? “Look it up,” he says.

Oh, we have, Minister, we have.

Cooler heads are not prevailing at this point. Panic always wins in the short term. Unscrupulous politicians (in this case the Conservatives and their red wing, the Justin Trudeau Liberals) have invariably stoked that fire. History repeats itself—and not necessarily as farce.

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