Good summation of the Cons' latest attacks on 'democracy' over the last few months.
That they are getting away with it is, as a protester in the vid states, pretty much our own fault. Notable how little media attention was paid to Harper's interview with Business News Network two weeks ago in which he characterized Parliament as an impediment to business.
South of the "longest undefended border in the world", Chris Hedges uses political philosopher Sheldon Wolin's term “inverted totalitarianism” to describe how Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction :
"The fiction of democracy remains useful, not only for corporations, but for our bankrupt liberal class. If the fiction is seriously challenged, liberals will be forced to consider actual resistance, which will be neither pleasant nor easy. As long as a democratic facade exists, liberals can engage in an empty moral posturing that requires little sacrifice or commitment. They can be the self-appointed scolds of the Democratic Party, acting as if they are part of the debate and feel vindicated by their cries of protest."
Up here, our primary concern still seems to be keeping that border open for business, even at the risk of losing a toehold on our own struggles towards democracy.