June 19, 2004
The timing of and response to the Madrid bombings were intended to influence the outcome of Spanish elections. They appear to have succeeded in their aim. There is a sick irony in thinking about the groups which mobilized to take advantage of the attack. These same conspiracoids of the left would have asked "qui bono" if it had not been the short-term interests of their parties that benefited.
It is important to consider the likely response of Canadian establishment, media and political groups to an attack in this country. For example, there are Toronto based protest groups that can mobilize a mob quickly. They managed to conjure up an attempt to storm Ontario's legislature in recent years. Would they choose to do so in the aftermath of an attack that left hundreds dead on the subway?
It is important to understand the shock that will ensue if and when Canada is attacked. The feelings of anger that follow could be turned to a resolute determination to stand up for responsible government and liberty. These same feelings can all too easily be twisted. We know what the media elites of this country have done with every story in the last two years of conflict. We can only imagine they will be ready to distort any atrocity to serve their own ends.
We need our arguments ready.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 19, 2004 10:26 AM
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Tracked on June 19, 2004 11:28 AM
You've the heart of a true warrior. Bless you, Flea.
You are right, of course, to suggest that, rather than worry about something we won't be able to prevent, we focus on what we must accomplish if the worst should happen.
Fix bayonets it is.
Posted by: Debbye at June 19, 2004 11:37 AM