I ask this because many have taken to social media in recent days in defense of the Harper government's denial of medical services to refugees or as I like to call it their Refugee fuck off and die agenda.
Their defense takes but one form "I don't want to pay one cent for these freeloaders". basic human decency doesn't even enter the picture here. Their hatred (yes that is what is at play here) masked by faux economics.
@stephenlautens Think how less cruel you'll feel paying my share then. Because I don't want a dime of my labour wasted on refugee healthcareOf course when you point out that cuts both ways you are met by silence
— FACLC (@FACLC) July 5, 2014
.@FACLC @stephenlautens Fine then you can cover my share of the $32 billion in annual subsidies to the oil industry Deal?And as he often does the imitable Stephen Lautens sums it up perfectly
— trapdinawrpool (@trapdinawrpool) July 5, 2014
@FACLC Never met a bunch of people more proud of their lack of compassion. Enjoy the view from the bottom of the moral barrel. #cdnpoli
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) July 5, 2014
Yes while those that cheer Harper's cruelty deserve the lions share of our scorn we must save a measure for ourselves, we have allowed Canada through our inaction to become a meaner, more cruel place, a place where the Harper's of this world thrive.