“This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab Spring, a flowering of popular movements that demonstrate that real power to change things lies not with Harper but in the hands of the people, when we act together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces.”Notice her comment that we need to "demonstrate that real power" does not belong to Harper.
Interesting. In that subtlety it betrays everything that is wrong with DePape's opinion.
DePape has compared the Conservative government to a violent oppressive dictatorship.
Yet DePape's method to achieve the necessary blocking of Harper must come by acts of civil disobedience.
Notice she didn't say an election. She didn't say a vote. She said "acts."
What she means is that SHE and her fellow Progressives should have power and should force other people (non-violently of course) to accept progressive views.
The problem is that forcing other people to do anything, is an act of coercion, and is violence of another type. It's intellectual violence. Something that is equally if not sometimes more destructive than the violence frequently displayed by TRUE tyrannical dictators in the world.
Ironically, the same violent dictatorships DePape is comparing the Conservatives to, are more easily fitted in the framework of DePape's Intellectual Violent Dictatorship of the Left than in Harper's Incremental Conservatism.
Perhaps it is Dictator DePape that needs to be Stopped.