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