2.06.2009

trolls vs. polls

This blog is being bombarded by would-be commenters trying to announce that the majority of Canadians do not want Iraq War resisters to stay in Canada, but want to see them deported, then jailed.

I don't know where the trolls get their information (actually I do, they make it up), but actual polls say otherwise. According to an Angus Reid survey, nearly two-thirds of Canadians (64%) say US war resisters should be allowed to stay in Canada. Even in Alberta, the most politically conservative province, a slim majority (52%) supports war resisters in Canada. Quebec - still part of Canada, folks! - clocked in at a full 70% in support.

If more proof is needed, a majority of Parliament - representing a majority of Canadians - voted to Let Them Stay in June, 2008.

If you don't support war resisters, you're entitled to your beliefs, however misinformed they might be. But don't go around speaking for the majority unless you've got something to back it up.

7 comments:

John F said...

Where's Pierre Trudeau when we need him? Sigh. So much for being a refuge from militarism.

L-girl said...

Indeed.

You know, working in this movement, I've learned that the Trudeau Govt didn't originally support the Vietnam resisters, either. The NDP initiated the policy, the public called for it, and the Liberals eventually came to support it (and take the credit).

Now, I don't know that Trudeau was as resistant as Harper is! But we will get there. Canada will be a refuge from militarism again.

Larry Gambone said...

We got a number of idiotic letters to the editor in the Nanaimo press about Cliff. (From the usual suspects who spout hate about everything else, please note.) All puffed up about "standing up for your country" and all that bilge. Evidently never heard about the Nuremberg Trials, nor that the Iraq War is illegal. No doubt the trolls repeat the same clap trap. What wretched lives they must lead. If any of you trolls read this, you deserve your misery.

Cornelia said...

I don't know where the trolls get their information (actually I do, they make it up),
Maybe they get their misinformation from drinking a few beers together with Harper and Kenney, haha!

Cornelia said...

We got a number of idiotic letters to the editor in the Nanaimo press about Cliff. (From the usual suspects who spout hate about everything else, please note.)
Thanks so much for getting that clear, Larry.
These trolls are idiots anyway and they resort to baseless nonsense with their polls out of their patriarchal fairy-tale country and it's great that you make sure they are merely WOULD-BE commenters, Laura!

Cornelia said...

What wretched lives they must lead. If any of you trolls read this, you deserve your misery.

Yeah, they hopefully get their comeuppance from knowing we can see through them and don't buy into their trash, Larry!

Cornelia said...

But we will get there. Canada will be a refuge from militarism again.

Sure, I just hope it won't take so long any more!