That's right, folks.
Last weekend's anti-proroguation (proroguation is a perfectly normal, constitutional, frequently-invoked-by-all-governing-parties legislative tool) protests, while they may well have included some members of Mainstream Canadiana, these folks were victims.
Victims not of the government, but of the partisan demagoguery and arrogant hypocrisy of the Liberals, the New Democrats, of the Big Old Media, anti-Conservative partisans, socailist extremist groups, big lies, propaganda and a clearly-obvious, mass conspiracy to ignore, sanitize and rewrite history, both recent and ancient.
All for the purpose of the practice of the DOUBLE STANDARD.
All for the purpose of demonizing and defaming the Conservative government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Nothing that the whole anti-prorogue campaign did or said... was founded on fairness, nor on realistic perspective.
It was all just a convenient excuse to try to harm the Harper Tory government in the eyes of the electorate, by lying, deception, and incessant repetition by the Big Old Media, who's, we know, anti-Conservative at the core, and who will never do such a thing to Liberals who do the very same thing Harper did.
The Big Old Media, in concert with the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party and with various players on the Hard Left, decided to make a big deal all of a sudden out of something that never bothered them before.
It's like this, basically:
It's been done many, many, many times throughout Canadian and Canadian provincial history.
Liberal PM Trudeau did it. That was ok.
Liberal PM Chretien did it. That was ok.
NDP Ontario Premier and current federal Liberal MP and leadership hopeful Bob Rae did it regularly. That was ok.
Now Conservative PM Stephen Harper does it, too. And according to the various factions comprising the protest, it's wrong, anti-democratic, despotic, and it means that Harper equals Hitler and all that. (Late addendum: Well, who rationally believes that there's no Hard-Left extremists out there who aren't already illogically, bizarrely, irrationally comparing Harper to Hitler, and who wouldn't be doing it now, using proroguation as an excuse, not that they need an excuse to be total asses?)
See, the Mainstream Canadiana folks whom I assume must have been there at least in small numbers... they're victims of a misinformation/disinformation and demonization campaign the likes of which Third Reich Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebbels would be proud.
They were duped, lied to and used.
They should be angry. Not at the government who was merely doing what pretty much all other governments have always done, but rather at the Opposition parties, the Big Old Media and the Hard Left, for telling them all this bad stuff about proroguation all of a sudden, pretending that it's a horrible thing, all of a sudden, after all these decades and decades in which it's been done and no one said anything, was all "nothing to see here- move on".
I hope those few victimized Mainstream Canadiana protestors who took part in last weekend's perplexing, irrational, unfair, double-standard-based protest, who now should (surely at least a few will find out and feel violated and royally pissed about it) realize that they were lied to, manipulated and used for partisan propaganda purposes, will, in the future, think more and ask more questions and do more online research before submitting theirselves, their energy and their time to something like that again.
Because I know they want to be well-informed, have analyzed the evidence, have ensured that they're being fair, and don't want to be caught practicing a double standard on behalf of those who put them up to it via dishonest propaganda and manipulation.
Don't let them use you. Don't be a victim.
Always stand back and calmly proceed to acquire, on your own, a scrupulous, no-stone-unturned, situation awareness. Be in charge of your own mind, rather than selling it out to extremists who only pretend to be nice to use you.