July 31, 2015

How to tell if you're suffering from Harper Derangement Syndrome

Brian LilleyArchive

It's one thing to think the Prime Minister needs to be replaced but when your hatred for Harper gets so strong that it impairs your ability think rationally, you're probably suffering from Harper Derangement Syndrome.  

I cite the recent example of an obviously satirical Harper story which was treated seriously and spread by a Liberal and an NDP candidate demonstrating just how strong this syndrome is. For those who find themselves inclined to believe crazy stories, while you don't have to like Stephen Harper, for the sake of your own credibility you should at least try to separate fact from fiction or reality from satire.


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commented 2015-08-11 15:25:02 -0400
Ben, are you really proposing that Harper spend election day talking to “our wildfire fighters”? Surely he will have other things to do.
commented 2015-08-07 02:25:26 -0400
Brian, this is funny… Oh My… On July 10th I wrote to our Prime Minister saying, in part, "Please say something publicly about and to our wildlfire fighters as soon as you can. A nod from the powers that be to the folk working stupid hours trying to get this year’s fire crop under control would do wonders for morale, and it won’t hurt you come election day, either. " I got a very nice reply back, but it seems he was already on top of it. I just hadn’t seen a single story about it in our popular press, partly because I don’t like to swear out loud, and they do get me there, so I tend to avoid reading or watching them. Within a week this article from the Lapine was #2 in a Google News search for “Harper Wildfire Fighters” (#1 was a Government service site). Funny, and sad that folk in media and public office ran with this… Just another view of the ridiculous state of the people who have the public ear in our country. I had not heard of The Lapine before this, but you can be sure that I’ve bookmarked their home page now! BTW, I agree. Big government is not our friend, our leaders are human and therefore not always right, but neither are we, and Kathy Shaidle is spot on about you. Carry on.
commented 2015-08-03 21:43:49 -0400
HDS – is truly a mental disorder. The left love to have a face that they can use to direct their hatred at, and anything conservative seems to cause this reaction. Too bad they are being played as fools by the MSM, who could careless whether or not they tell the public the truth, or not. It is all about power and control. I’ll take PM Harper and his record any day, over that of all previous governments in Canada. Now that is a record to be proud of, in my opinion!
commented 2015-08-03 19:21:04 -0400
Apologies for the spelling/typing below.
commented 2015-08-03 19:14:55 -0400
I believe that people who suffer from HDS are those type of people who constantly ( or at least minimally ) need to be reassured that they are good, and that everything is going to be OK.

A large number of these people need to be told where and when to work, what to do with their money, what to eat, what to watch. These are folks that work until a bell rings and tells them its time for lunch, and another bell rings and tells them its time to go home. People who exhibit HDS are the very opposite of the type of risk taking pioneers who cut this country out of the wild and unforgiving landscape by their iwn motivation, ingenuiuty, and sacrifice. HDS is a manifest of a totally different type of person, which is why there is a language barrier between them, and thisr who’s inate character trait is to strive to be self-sufficuent and free. At least in my humble opinion.
commented 2015-08-03 14:47:32 -0400
The global warming believers/fanatics will be out in force from now until October 19 (election day) trying to falsely paint Harper as doing nothing to stop their delusional imaginary global doom by overheating due to human industrial activities. In fact, he has been kowtowing to them for years with programs like carbon capture and storage, but they choose not to notice. I’d like to see Harper stop kowtowing and start educating the AGW nuts, but I’m sure he won’t because he is ignorant of the fact that there has been no global warming in nearly two decades now, and much longer if you un-fudge the doctored temperature data that the IPCC uses to propagate the AGW con. In any case, I’ll be voting Conservative, mainly because all of the alternatives are so much worse than Harper. You’ve got JT wanting to legalize marijuana, Tom Mulcair wanting to shut down the economy of Alberta and thereby the rest of Canada, Elizabeth may in the same deluded frame of mind, and of course Gilles Duceppe who wants to break up Canada just for the fun of it, as he sees it. Okay, Stephen, with all your faults as a half-baked conservative who won’t even respect your own base, you can count on my vote to help keep the loons on the left out of power.
commented 2015-08-03 14:05:48 -0400
hate filled and enraged thats your below average cbc poster… but they are protected by tax payer funded censorship…and that is the national disgrace..
commented 2015-08-02 15:49:07 -0400
Thank you for bringing this to light Brian. Take it from me, I personally was there and not one of those things happened as was published by the ‘wabbit’. For the Prime Minister to take that amount of time and travel up that long and nasty road to the fire shows how he does work and care for this country. The only helicopters that were there were helicopters with buckets flying over the fire working to put it out. So all your comments were bang on, nothing of the such happened. What was disgusting is this, the PM allow the press one question. You would think that these local reporters are working not only for Kelowna but West Kelowna and the Okanagan, and maybe a good question would be something like, ‘Mr. PM, the province has spent over 750k on fires this year, will the federal government help in compensate the tax payers of BC some of these expenses?’. But no, the only question was something like this, ‘Mr. PM, do you think that these fires are caused due to global warming?’. Really, one question and that was what they asked. Now, a few days later it was announced that a lightning storm started this fire as well in many other areas of BC. The history of the Okanagan is that every year there are fires burning and it goes back 100 years. 100 years ago, the rich in Kelowna would spend their summers in the Shuswap to get away from the smoke. Today, the city is vibrant because we have top notch fire fighters and fire fighting equipment with the result of less fires in the area. So thank you Brian for highlighting this story and think you for all the other comments, The Rebel is the only TRUE source of news.
commented 2015-08-02 15:02:36 -0400
I know a guy in my town who I discuss politics with from often when I se him but he has it worse. Not only does he hate Harper according to him Conservatives have never done anything good and he stretches this attitude across the border as well. This individual is an intelligent person but I do wonder how he became so poisoned in his mind. I think there is good people in all of the parties regardless of how strongly I disagree on issues and if I see a good idea it doesn’t matter to me who had it. I also from time to time disagree with conservatives on certain issues. I don’t think free trade was such a good thing. I think there is a middle ground when it comes to raising minimum wage. It is so easy to throw out lines like if you want more work harder, or get a second job or get more education. I use to make these same kind of comments but now when I hear it I think of Ebenezer Scrooge’s indifferent response “are there no prisons are there no workhouses”? At times these might be possible solutions but I live in a small town and know there are people whose only raise comes when the government forces he employers to raise minimum. Sometimes the employers need to reward the employees who helped make them successful and not only consider maximizing the profit for the shareholder or themselves. We also see banks cutting and cutting jobs while they make record profits, putting increasing amounts of pressure on the remaining staff while the ones management positions benefit from the jobs they hack away so they can live like little kings. So yes I do criticize us from time to time. Ant yes I do support Ezra and the rebel media. It isn’t important to me if I agree with every issue. What is important is the are priding perspectives you don’t hear anywhere else and I have to give thanks to Ezra for helping people to fight legal battles and bringing issues to the forefront that should be of concern to every freedom loving citizen. Our forefathers fought and paid a huge price for us to give our freedoms away without a fight or without in some cases even knowing what is going on. So thank you and continue to watch out for us and bring us these stories. So if you are able to support Ezra’s defense fund remember it isn’t just his freedom he is fighting for whether you like him or hate him.
commented 2015-08-02 12:30:43 -0400
Belinda Cardoso, thanks for the link, it just proves that everything the Rebel and all the Rebel commentators are saying is true.
What I don’t understand and I guess I never will is why some of these people think this way and spout these things. Is it because they are so jealous of Mr. Harper? Is it because whatever party they support has an idiot at the helm? Or is it the true characters or mentalities now surfacing? They truly come across as extreme bottom feeders, with no brains or is it due to a mental disorder?
Whatever it is explains why we need someone with clear thinking and strong leadership to govern, without that the Trudeau’s and Mulcair’s would lead us down the path to destruction.
commented 2015-08-02 11:53:55 -0400
Readers could benefit from reading the following two articles that highlight a far greater/more dangerous societal structural deficiency…
“This is a byproduct of the massive amount of money that conservative oil interests and others have spent over the past fifty years to beam thoughts into the heads of conservatives in order to manipulate them to vote against their own interests.”
“This has had an effect on the culture, and particular on the heads of people who are inclined towards conservatism.
This 24/7 effort, relentlessly pursued over decades has driven people mad.”
“Madness is partly the result of separating what you know perfectly well on the one hand, from having your head in a completely different artificially created world and speaking from that without spotting the contradiction.”
commented 2015-08-02 01:33:38 -0400
Today the CBC is running a story about Harper calling an election that will be twice as long as normal and cost taxpayers twice as much as any previous federal election campaign. Does CBC think we will fall for this satire? I mean, no-one except a leftist nut would believe Harper would be that stupid.
commented 2015-08-02 01:30:01 -0400
A few years ago the CBC ran a far-fetched piece about Harper appointing a young Quebecer to the senate because he had beautiful long hair and was native. Then they had this same “senator” enter a boxing match against young Justin Trudeau and get throttled (a match they claimed was sponsored by Sun Media, no less.) Now they claim this same “senator” is working as a bouncer in an Ottawa strip club while he awaits trial for illegal spending. People lapped it up as if every word was true.
commented 2015-08-01 23:48:20 -0400
Being 2 months or so from a federal election Lets have a little contest and fun REBELS with each losers contributing $$$ to Ezra Defence Fund say $10 each
NOVA SCOTIA………………..….11 SEATS = 4 LIB = 2 = NDP = 5 CON
NEW BURNSWICK……………..10 SEATS = 5 = LIB = 3 NDP – 2 CON
QUEBEC……………………………78 SEATS = 8 BLOC = 7 LIB = 4 CON = 59 NDP
ONTARIO………………………..121 SEATS = 66 CON = 43 NDP = 12 LIB
MANITOBA ………………………14 SEATS =11 CON = 2 NDP = 1 LIB
ALBERTA……………………..……..34 SEATS = 32 CON = 2 NDP
YUKON………………………………1 SEAT = 1 CON
NUNUVAT…………………………..1 SEAT = 1 CON
N.D.P. =132
BLOC = 8
commented 2015-08-01 18:30:59 -0400
Marty Ashfield, what you said about the CBC I too have experienced. When you read the comments it truly looks like a derangement syndrome because they blame Harper for anything and everything, even things that he could not have possibly have had any effect upon, and those people that make those comments appear to truly believe what they are posting.

And the very fact that you cannot convince these people you talk to (and the same with the people I have talked to), that they do not seem to ever use reason anymore when Harper is the topic. This truly does indicate there is something else at work here. Calling it “Harper Derangement Syndrome” is about as accurate a description as any.

It is a syndrome that deflects all reason and logic and rides purely on indoctrinated emotionalism, something like Pavlov’s dog.

It is something I have never seen before to such a degree.
commented 2015-08-01 18:14:28 -0400
Belinda. Thanks for sharing that link. Too Funny. I loved this quote: “At The Grope and Flail, where the anti-Harper machine is running full tilt” Also entertaining is the “Public Service Announcement” found in the comments section (gnome alone). HDF. Harper Derangement Frenzy, an upgrade from Syndrome to hurricane status was an apt observation of the writer! Great sense of humour by the writer of that article!
commented 2015-08-01 16:11:40 -0400
Pulitzer piece Brian – You definitely hit the nail! The CBC should be deeply concerned for it’s sovereignty within the federal infrastructure should (I have faith they will) the CPC win the federal election.
commented 2015-08-01 14:33:47 -0400
I can say that as a somewhat new but regular commenter on the CBC website, everyone suffers from Harper Derangement Syndrome on the CBC. They are all impossible to convince of their misguided and hateful ways towards Harper conservatives like myself. I swear, if the left had a religion it would be Harper bashing.
commented 2015-08-01 14:09:39 -0400
apparently the entire cbc audience has HDS….which is encouraged by censorship and the most licked comment….and all this costs the taxpayer the minuscule sum of $1.1 million per day..
commented 2015-08-01 13:19:51 -0400
Peter Netterville, what you say is true. One only has to visit the CBC and read some of the comments.
Idiots saying things like, ‘Harper is the worst PM ever’, ‘Harper hid in the closet when the terrorist attack took place on the hill’, ‘Harper is not an economist and does not understand the economy’, in addition to blaming him for everything that they don’t like or agree with, and of course the CBC does not delete those comments.
I have had conversations with friends who spout this BS and believe it because they read or hear something on the CBC. I try very hard to enlighten these misinformed people, but for the most part I fail, because CBC is all they follow and so believe everything they read or hear.
I know that Mr. Harper is bigger than all of that and will prevail, he has already proven it.
I know he is not a saint, nor do I believe that he does not make mistakes and will not make some in the future.
I have seen several PM’s as an adult, since Pearson, and can say that Mr. Harper is by far the BEST PM this country has seen in at least my lifetime.
Go Mr. Harper, you definitely have mine and my families vote.
commented 2015-08-01 12:50:31 -0400
Good one, Brian.
commented 2015-08-01 11:21:48 -0400
Great comment, Peter Netterville! Agree with you 110%! (I know my math!) The mainstream media has attacked Harper consistently before and after he became Prime Minister. I am delighted to read today that Mr. Mulcair will NOT participate in any debate with the “Consortium” unless Mr. Harper also does so! That is “pie in your eye” for the mainstream mouthpieces of the leftist spectrum!
commented 2015-08-01 10:46:19 -0400
Harper showing up shows`that he is a human being and that he has concern for the situation!
commented 2015-08-01 10:41:42 -0400
Also have some fricking respect! This man is the leader of Canada until he is not, so at least respect that.
But, that’s what is wrong with MSM, No respect and no common sense, and NO telling the truth.
Go Mr. Harper and win this election.
commented 2015-08-01 10:26:31 -0400
Harper derangement syndrome – too funny!
commented 2015-08-01 09:40:12 -0400
For the most part all politicians do a good job of criticizing each other and hanging themselves in the public eye, they don’t need my help. Occasionally I like to throw out a sarcastic joke about one or the other after some particularly stupid gaffe but generally I make it my business to understand the true politics beneath the theatrical front provided by politicians, most of the time they are not even the main players in an agenda. AS for those partisan brand mongers who obsess over political brands who camp in the hate Harper or hate Justin or whatever, this is more a matter of psychological disfunction more so than politics – obsessive compulsive disorder meets brand name politics. Another form of political zombieism.
commented 2015-07-31 23:55:01 -0400
Maybe TheRebel could produce an Information Column presenting who the individuals are, in Canada, (and maybe elsewhere) who really control the “political propaganda” that is presented to the public via the Media as “factual news” — and how do they do it.
commented 2015-07-31 22:49:00 -0400
Evelin asks, "Why isn’t the News Media held accountable "

That certainly is the question for sure./ Maybe there is no voice loud enough to speak over the voice of the main stream media (i.e. viewers). The MSM is the majority of the media in Canada.
commented 2015-07-31 19:53:09 -0400
Rick wrote, “Regrettably the Socialist Media will never be held accountable for this (dirty politics), for the furor it would cause!” That sure seems to be true, of late anyway. But why is this immature and unethical state of affairs especially in our New Media just accepted as a given? Why isn’t the News Media held accountable — and by News Media I mean specifically the Editors, owners and senior Journalists who know this is going on in their organizations, yet by their actions, condone it? Why aren’t their names published as the leaders in their organizations who accept and promote the unethical practices that we see every day — the lies, the insensitive personality attacks, the absence of fact checking, the unethical editing and censoring, etc.? Why should they remain essentially anonymous? Their organizations have no hesitation to attack Ezra, so why shouldn’t their names be prominently displayed so that their spouses and children can see what their ethics really are.
“But that’s just politics” is an unacceptable cop-out. Sadly I find that much of the current News Media appear to “go with the flow” and intentionally or unintentionally promote examples of unethical behavior for our children and an embarrassing example of Canadian values. And when the News Media are no longer trusted, they become at best worthless, and at worst, a destructive force in Society.