Vigilante Stephen Harper also vilified the hoodie and boys like Trayvon Martin, just like Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera, and at taxpayers expense no less.
This sort of negative social typecasting, in which the wearing of hoodies becomes associated with crime (by narrow minded people like Harper) plays perfectly into Stephen Harper's brand of politics, which is the politics of division. The only purpose of which is to highlight divisions in society and to exploit those divisions for crass political advantage. Just like Harper vilified the wearing of burkas, so too he vilified the wearing of hoodies in a series of "10 percenters" that he and his party blasted across the country at taxpayers' expense (see image above) , and which cost taxpayers over $30 million for the purpose of creating social unrest and furthering the divisive political career of Stephen Harper.
Promoting divisions and promoting stereotypes is not the sign of political leadership, rather it is the sign of political opportunism and sociopathy. Harper, the sociopath, wants to make the wearing of hoodies or the wearing of burkhaa a crime and wants to associate any one who does so as not fitting with his self prescribed image of what is "acceptable" Canadian attire and culture.
It is these very acts of stereotyping by people, like Stephen Harper, that is behind the senseless murder of Trayvon Martin in the US. I hope Stephen Harper is as proud of himself for jumping on that stereotyping bandwagon as I am ashamed to have him represent Canadians as Prime Sinister.
BTW: Here's the taxpayers money that was wasted in promulgating this type of hate and fear mongering on the part of Stephen Harper:
Total Ten-Percenter Spending, by Party, 2009-2010:
NDP $1,284, 209.52
Bloc Quebcois $628,928,64
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Posted by Brent Fullard at 10:49 AM