Bill C-51 meant to divide Canadians

Bill C-51 is part of a siren song collection aiming to animate Canada’s baser instincts.

To the Editor,

Re: Anti-terrorism act will lead to atmosphere of fear in Canada, Letters, March 26.

Those who would insist on questioning the purported efficacy of Bill C-51 are missing the point of that latest bit of Parliament Hill Vogon poetry — part of a siren song collection aiming to animate Canada’s baser instincts, the polarization of public sentiments to further sate the base and divisive political aspirations of a government which fully understands the electoral empowerment that can arise from a ‘devotional’ attention to the inherent shortcomings of single-member plurality.

David S. DunawaySouth Wellington


To the Editor,

Re: Anti-terrorism act will lead to atmosphere of fear in Canada, Letters, March 26.

The essence of any paranoia is a conviction that a threat is real and to devoting any resources to assuaging that potential threat whether it is real or imagined (or industriously circulated), no matter what evidence to the contrary, evidence any such person or persons (or cybernetic-industrial social organs or instruments) are expert at never even hearing about, and no matter what the cost to critical human and social faculties and agencies.

Indeed, any democratic society thrives upon nothing else, poised to pounce, upon the very least provocation, upon whatever the next in an veritably endless succession of chimerical wildebeests so industrially conjured by the fertile imagination of centuries of chronic distress from a society so religiously and scientifically kept poised on a perpetual brink of near collapse.

Landon SealeyNanaimo

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