For the past week the national media have been imposing saturation coverage of the murder of two soldiers and escalating the significance of those crimes to an “attack on the country and all that we stand for,” according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The media’s campaign against the world’s most popular religion has reached a feverish pitch, with the CBC even producing experts on “radicalization” of “Islamists” but mentioning almost nothing about our alien foreign policy – a diversionary tactic.
Last December, Harper’s delegate at the UN quietly voted against the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people and against property rights for them. I’ve found no reports on these votes in any media across Canada. Coincidence or media collusion? Can’t have Canadians knowing these things, can we?
The rights of self-determination and property ownership are core Canadian values and two “of the things we stand for.” Isn’t the Harper administration’s foreign policy the main threat to our security and way of life? We don’t need more state surveillance to find out what is “radicalizing” Canadians to resort to acts of revenge. We need to redirect our foreign policy via the general election next year and a law to hold media bosses accountable for their campaigns and omissions.