Sunday, September 6, 2009

Roots of Reform: Tristan Emmanuel and Canadians For George Bush

There are a great many 'Religious Right' and radical right-wing groups that were not only involved in the creation of the Reform Party of Canada, but have also been instrumental in the rise of the career of Stephen Harper and his Conservative Reform Alliance Party (now calling themselves the Conservative Party of Canada)

One member of both the RR and radical extremists, is Tristan Emmanuel, founder and former President of the Equipping Christians for the Public-square Centre and the short lived group Canadians for Bush.

Emmanuel is a beloved voice for the anti-feminist REAL women of Canada and author William D. Gairdner, because of his stance against gays and lesbians, describing them as "sexual deviants," and his opposition to same-sex marriage.

He has also written several books, including Warned: Canada's Revolution Against Faith, Family and Freedom Threatens America, and those three words 'Faith, Family and Freedom' are often the battle cry of the Reformers, and it would appear, Stephen Harper himself.

After meeting with President Obama in March of this year, Harper immediately ran to his base to assure them that he was in no way planning to support a Democrat, and dare I say it, after learning that he helped found a group; the Northern Foundation, to fight the end of apartheid in South Africa; a black Democrat.

Speaking to a group of neo-conservatives, he told them that his version of conservatism is summed up "in three Fs: freedom, family and faith." He once said that the Reform Party could be summed up in three 'g' words: guns, gays and government grants. Can't wait to hear what he'll say when he learns the rest of the alphabet.

But back to Emmanuel and Canadians for Bush. This group not only had the backing of Harper's Party, then calling themselves Alliance, but also members of the Ontario Conservative Party.

In Calgary, a demonstration was held that included MPs Monte Solberg, Myron Thompson and Jason Kenney, in which they cited support for Anglosphere nations.

Stockwell Day and Stephen Harper wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal entitled Canadians Speak Out and Jim Flaherty, Stockwell Day and new Ontario Conservative leader, Tim Hudak; spoke at a "Canadians for Bush" rally in the Niagara region, in support of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

These pro-war rallies are also almost always under the guise of 'freedom', which has absolutely nothing to do with actual freedom. Tristan Emmanuel has also supported the idea that Islam "is a very evil and wicked religion". That is the crux of the matter.

When Michael Ignatieff supported the war in Iraq it was based on personal experience with Saddam Hussein's tyranny. As a journalist and war correspondent, he had visited Kurdistan after the genocide and saw the devastation firsthand. He also believed Colin Powell, as did many, that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. It was not based on an ideology and he later rescinded his support when he learned that it was all lies.

For the Conservatives, it's about ridding the world of Muslims.

1 comment:

  1. Tristan Emmanuel is an extremely dangerous individual, with deviant ideas. Deviant is defined as: "departing from usual or accepted standards". His propaganda is classic "hate speech", and would be prosecuted under section 319 of the Criminal Code except for intervention by his friend Mr. Harper. His actions are subversive of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and therefore ought to be considered treasonous.