In an act of what they used to, in the old days of Marxists discourse, call "revolutionary defeatism" I have a perverse kind of hope that the Conservative regime will indeed pass its crime bill as well as spend useless billions on ridiculous fighter-jets. These two policies are so hopelessly misguided and fiscally irresponsible that they will guarantee the defeat of this incompetent government at the next election. This tragic-comic regime is so aggressively stupid that they think that outrageously irresponsible policies that are attractive to their uneducated, cynical base will keep them in power regardless of how badly they will bankrupt the nation and dismantle many of the things that even their base supporters take for granted. Even rightwing US lawmakers have now realized that their so-called "tough on crime" agenda has been a complete and abject failure which has not only made no impact on crime but has also bankrupted many US states. Anyone with even an ounce of common sense, (let alone with an actual knowledge of the issues), knows that the Conservative Crime agenda will be an epic and colossal failure in every sense that a policy can be a failure. The only ones who don't seem to realize it are the actual members of this cabal that calls itself a government. But sometimes you just have to watch stupid mistakes in the knowledge, (cold comfort though it be), that it is these very mistakes that will reveal just how incompetent someone is - in this case Mr. Harper himself.
Unfortunately, I also know that Mr. Harper's incompetence is going to hurt a lot of people and leave long-term scars (both social and economic) on this nation. Thus, the best case scenario is our own kind of "Arab Spring," which overthrows this government before it is too late. Excepting that we can only hope that the provincial governments and the courts stop this regime and expose it for what it is - an ideologically driven, hopelessly incompetent group of bullies who have no interest in justice, equality, prosperity, democracy, and have a demonstrable contempt for the constitution and the rule of law.