The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

This week Martin has "crossed the Rubicon".

Martin, like Julius Caesar, has "crossed the Rubicon"...he like Chretien before him and Caesar before them, decided to run a tyrants dictatorship in their party...Martin openly extended his agenda of patrician class oligarchy when he announced an anti-democratic gutting of the charter, confiscation of civilian's property without due compensation or charter due process, and a contempt for citizen’s property rights. This was Martin's "crossing of the Rubicon river"

The river (Rubicon) is notable as Roman law forbade any general or political leader from crossing it with a standing army. The river was considered to mark the boundary between the Roman "outlands" under martial law dictatorship to the north and the elected republic under civil law in the Roman heartland to the south; the law thus protected the free republic from dictatorship through military coup. A sort of prototype constitution limiting the tyranny of dictatorships and preserving the democratic republic and its civil code.

When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC, supposedly in pursuit of "an enemy of the people"and “for the better good of Rome” he broke that law and made civil conflict against his dictatorship inevitable. According to Suetonius he uttered the famous phrase "alea iacta est" (the die is cast).

The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" has survived to refer to any person committing himself irrevocably to a risky course of action, another way of saying crossing the point of no return. It is also appropriate to its original meaning of a tyrant seizing a free nation to install a dictatorship.


For Martin, announcing the end of the supremacy of parliamentary representative democracy and denying the right of citizens due process and property, was his "crossing the Rubicon"… a declaration of his vision and intent to consolidate supreme power in his office through his appointed Jurocrats and to gut 800 years of civil freedoms in the British tradition of law. This was Caesar Martin's declaration as would-be emperor and the point of no return...the die is cast.

Wish him luck because once a leader decides to act against the freedom of his people he has chosen the tyrant's path.....and tyrants need to be lucky every day after they reveal themselves to escape the fate of all tyrants.

6 Comments:

Blogger Debris Trail said...

There is nothing like desparation to bring out the truth. My hope is that the collapse of phony liberalism, as it began under Troooodoe will cause the Left in Canada to become as shrill as it has in the USA. Shrill lefties don't get a lot of votes, and people are forced to seek alternatives.

Martin and his ilk rule only for power, it matters not whether it be left or right, it is for power alone. And, garnering more power in the PMO, or the judiciary if appointed by oneself, allow for just that. Under Chretien, and now Martin, Canada has slowly slid down that slope.

Let's hope that the "scary" Harper refrain doesn't work this time. My prediction though, is that too many people in the 905 actually find the CPC, and Harper, scary.

Breaching the public trust, robbery of public funds, and a constant dribble of lies aren't scary... apparantly... just Stephen Harper is.

January 14, 2006 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

905 land is not as politically unconcious as you may suspect DT..they may be civilly and ethically numb but they are pragmatic enough to know that if they elect liberals in a conservative government, their days of influence and handouts are over....Ontario has always been like that...they will vote for a candidate from what they peercieve to be the winning party because they want that guy to let some gravey flow into the riding from Ottawa.

Watch Kitchener center riding...it's a litmus riding...it has always voted for the party that form government...it's like a bell weather riding....the CPC people on the ground there say the incumbant ( the party whip)is in trouble...it isn't the scandals that did it...it's the thought of being a riding without an MP sitting in government.

January 14, 2006 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Aizlynne said...

Those two learned alot from Caesar I can see.

Left or right ... of no consequence - only the desire to rule.

January 14, 2006 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Junker said...

"it isn't the scandals that did it...it's the thought of being a riding without an MP sitting in government."

Indeed. History teaches us that everyone likes a winner. Its a sad statement that convictions mean so little to some people.

January 14, 2006 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger RkBall said...

Canada is becoming an authoritarian state

But it is "velvet-glove", soft authoritarianism, done in the name of tolerance.

Still, if you are Chris Kempling, you've still lost your job.

January 14, 2006 at 6:17 PM  
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