Little People, Security and Envelopes with White Powder

Envelopes containing white powder were sent to four Quebec cabinet ministers. They are all conservatives and a note in one envelope hadConservateurs, vous serez anéantis orConservatives, you will be annihilated written on it. This is the latest terrorist act directed at the government. For now, the origin of the envelopes is unknown.

I can’t pinpoint the exact person (or group) responsible for these missives, but I can hazard a guess at why they were sent. We are living in a privileged country, but our government officials, particularly those holding some of the highest offices, reflect our apathetic citizenry: these public servants are slow to respond, if they respond at all, and there is little suppleness in their responses to individual Canadians in need.

Many hold Prime Minister Harper responsible for this, but in fact it’s a problem that’s developed over decades. Most of us have everything we need in this country and so as sated constituents we may grumble, but we rarely raise a fuss over lesser deficiencies of government. It’s created a system with the momentum of molasses.

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  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    “The attending physician thought he knew best and so he and his staff gently eased her towards death.”
    Yes, they seem to know what’s best for us, and they will kindly coerce the vulnerable into something they don’t want.

    • I agree, you have to fight them every step of the way.

  • David Murrell

    Sending white powder in envelopes is not that important. The Globe and Mail submerged the story, simply truncating a CP wires story and burying the story as a “Quebec” story:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/white-powder-sent-to-cabinet-ministers-was-harmless-quebec-police-say/article23330047/

    And CBC News buried the story, er. somewhere on their web page — and it is too difficult to find it. So, since CBC News and the Globe and Mail are not stressing the story as being importing, it MUST BE THE CASE that the story is trivial in nature. CBC News and the Globe dictate what is, and what isn’t, important.