We are all ‘debt slaves’ now….

…. for life.

Debt Slaves

Yesterday, I briefly watched a program dealing with Canada’s failed democracy. Andrew Coyne, who is a well known political columnist, and other bigwig panellists discussed with the audience and with others from across the country, ways of fixing our troubled democracy.

I found this interesting, not only because I have been speaking out on this very issue for some time, but that I had done a blog comment on this very subject that day at:

http://simonesanoubanebloggingpractice.blogspot.com/2009/09/dear-mr.html?zx=f45e650b69f036f8

In part, the following is what I had to say in reply to it being suggested that I was a STRONG Liberal…

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For your information, I am not a STRONG Liberal, despite my rhetoric. I am just a realist who believes they are the lesser of two evils. In fact, I dare say both the Liberals and Conservatives are nothing more than different sides of a similar coin. They are both crooks who are controlled by the ‘hidden hand’. But at least the Liberals are my kind of crooks… “The only difference between the Liberals and the Conservatives is that the Liberals allow the poor to be corrupt, too.”
Unfortunately, today in Canada (and The US) thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. That needs to change!

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Things need to change is right. But are they going to? The fact that people are openly discussing change is a positive sign, but are the powers that be going to allow it? I doubt it! The only way real change is going to happen is when we take back our country from the foreign vested interests who control and exploit it for their benefit, not ours.

Our governments are a joke, being on the one hand impotent to effect real positive change, and/or on the other hand being co-conspirators who are only to willing to betray us all for a few shekels. Canadians have lost interest in participating in the democratic process and have consistently over the years stayed away in droves from voting, and more than likely will do so again and probably in greater numbers, the next time they are forced to go to the polls. Rick Mercer’s story of the seaman ‘Elections aren’t the problem, our possible choices are’ attests to this fact (see blog post below).

Why is this? Why is there so much apathy among us? I suggest it is because people are not stupid. They see the hypocrisy, the corruption, the futility in trying to change a profoundly sick society as Canada has been allowed to become.

It has been said, “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” The States and Canada and its people have all fallen into this latter scenario, summed up best by the following humorous quote, on an otherwise serious situation:

“I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”

In the old days they had things like Jubilee’s, a time of renewal, a chance to start over again fresh, where all debt was forgiven, and you started anew. Today, we live at a time where there is no forgiveness. There is no starting over. Because today, We are all debt slaves now… for life. So sad, to bad!

Oh, well! If they don’t start sharing the wealth and give us what we want… and soon, we can always borrow Lady Guillotine from the French, and start fresh that way… can’t we? :-) Hail Spartacus!!!

 

Wealth will be redistributed, either by politics, or by revolution.

from John Prince
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8 Responses to We are all ‘debt slaves’ now….

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi John,
    In this sentence…
    Our governments are a joke, being on the one hand impudent to effect real positive change, and/or on the other hand being co-conspirators who are only to willing to betray us all for a few shekels.

    do you mean impudent or impotent?

  2. John Prince says:

    They are that too, but I did mean impotent. :-)

  3. Dear My Canadian Prince:

    I would like to share some comment about your current topic: We are the slave of our own debts for life. I am at looking at the trends and issues relating Canadians’ standard of livings and the force pushing the Canadian and the global economics toward the future expectation. It can be absolutely mind bother, to think about how much debts the individual Canadian will have to face in the future!

    The number 1 top global and Canadian issue of concern is: Economic, i.e. most focused in the G20 summit last week, and most focus in our current national debates, especially among the political leaders for the possible up coming Federal election. For the sake of this short comment: Likely, the products of these driving forces will result in economic blooming within 5 to 10 years, may be less or more. So, it is a repetition of what we already know: the cycle of the human creation of the economic bubbles, the artificial economic and financial crisis, in order to create inflations, fluctuations of the interest rates within financial industries.

    These whole activities mostly rip off people, who end up with some worthless objects that eventually had to be worthlessly liquidated, home fore sale fore $1 in USA, or excess house hold materials to be sold in free markets, or go to a dump site. That is how we have so much problem with waste managements, pollution due to human creations. We continue to question if the Global warming is the result of excessive global pollutions. May be that’s why The Prime Minister Harper ignores the environmental issues: He does not believe it is human creation. I question that too, since the thickest part of the earth’s crush on top of the fire ball is only about 50 miles thick. We can even see the fire, and smoke at its thinnest parts. Our earth’s physical structure is mostly fire. All I want to say is, every one should do their best to make this world a better place to live, and we all should love one another while we are living.

    Despite, living in the world full of excessive materials, and unpredictable, we are now pushing for more global trades with NAFTA, China, and India…….. So that, we can acquire more stuff, and spend more, and therefore create more debts. That is how we become the slaves of our own debts. We are materialistically out of control to quire thing that we don’t really need.

    It does not have to happen that way, if we manage to govern ourselves accordingly, within control. My friend Elian Martine said to me again a few weeks ago. Last time she told me was about 2 years ago. At that time, I thought, there is something about Elian, other than I love her British accent. She has this unique vision and philosophies beyond some of my professional friends, and other ordinary people. She told me I did not have to loose my house, if she did it, some decades ago while raising 2 boys by her self. There is no reason why I can not manage my mortgage debt. She began to tell me what to do. It was not hit me until my beloved home was manipulatly foreclosed. It’s still tearing me apart, not only I lost my house which, my family supposed to live in it for the next one hundred years, but also because of the greed, power and control of the corporation, the financial industries, and the powerful hands control the situations.

    Not everyone is the slave of their own debts as long as they learn to control themselves. I know that Elian is not one of them. May be because she decides to retire and put a halt to her material needs. Unfortunately some people cannot stop until they drop dead, and carry the debts forever

    Best Regard;

    Simone

  4. John Prince says:

    Simone,
    WOW!! Talk about hitting the nail on the head. You did that several times. Good points! I especially like the following two…

    All I want to say is, every one should do their best to make this world a better place to live, and we all should love one another while we are living.

    Despite, living in the world full of excessive materials, and unpredictable, we are now pushing for more global trades with NAFTA, China, and India…….. So that, we can acquire more stuff, and spend more, and therefore create more debts. That is how we become the slaves of our own debts. We are materialistically out of control to quire thing that we don’t really need.

    Modern Day living has turned most of us into hamsters in a cage on a treadmill, while others behave like lemmings. Scary situation!

    Thanks for sharing! I wish all us ‘awakened ones’ could come together for a group hug. :-)

  5. The content of this blog is nice and i like the topic of we are slave of our own debts for life so this is a
    issue relating to Canadians and a standard of livings.
    They can be solved by some specific economics and general rules.

  6. Anonymous says:

    hi john i posted a couple of blogs on your site about the rcmp not so long ago and know i see this site is no longer ….dare i ask why?

  7. John Prince says:

    Anon @8:01
    If you posted comments here then they should still be here. Try using the ‘Search This Blog’ search engine below using RCMP as a search criteria. Hope this helps. Best!

  8. Anonymous says:

    what to do about this mass corruption!

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