It ain’t worth a damn!!
Last week, we had the guy with a gun at the WCB office in Edmonton and yesterday, we had hundreds of environmentalists shutting-down the House of Commons in Ottawa.
With these latest ones, it seems ‘civil-disobedience’ in all its many forms is happening on a regular basis these days. Not surprising, considering our social structure is being stretched to the limits in more ways than we can count.
Now, the conservatives in their infinite wisdom want to build ‘super prisons’ so they can store more prisoners (US style) from their ‘war on crime’ (except their friends doing the white-collar kind, of course) while at the same time releasing mental patients back into society (this last one will in all likelihood result in more homelessness and a waiting bed in one of these super prisons, where they can walk around ‘freely’ among the general population. Talk about creating a Kafkaesque nightmare, while in denial of historical experience and Foucaultian wisdom, due to a misguided believe in a failed and discredited ideology.)
Alberta mental patients to be moved out
We complacent spectators to the world’s happenings will soon be ‘unwilling’ participants, as evidenced by the craziness happening everywhere we turn these days. From governments with their ‘retrograde policies’ to parents killing themselves and their children due to financial troubles (or in one case, having been released from a ‘mental institution’ due to governmental cutbacks and incompetence), to massive unemployment – no jobs, no plan and no hope.
This seemingly indifference or ineptitude by governments too busy ‘politicking’, as Rome burns, to deal seriously, effectively and in a timely manner with our many problems, along with Corporations and our professional upper classes ‘GREED‘ and smug indifference to the suffering and pain people are being forced to deal with these days, are the ‘catalysts’ of the storm to come.
Add to this “… the Spin doctors, lobbyists, flaks, MSM, political blogging sites like Liblogs, Bloggingtories and Progressive Bloggers—they are the sultans of spin and in today’s media-driven age they exert enormous power, and have become important (if often reviled) players in the shaping of public opinion (in other words, media shape and control the kinds of opinions that appear, the kinds of information that comes through, and the sources through which they go) and as such, do their corporate (political) masters bidding, by way of inducing ‘Thought control’ in our democratic society that marginalizes and controls the way we think.” (For more on this go to my earlier post on MEDIA)
With the above in mind, the end result of people lashing out is not surprising. What surprises me is that there is not more of it… but I believe its coming, as evidenced by the increase in violence, protests and demonstrations we see occurring on a regular basis, despite the heavy censorship and biases being perpetrated by those mentioned above, including mainstream media and the political blogging circles I highlighted.
As people start striking out in the form of Class Warfare at their safety and security (the politicians, corporations and professionals) as ‘state sponsored violence’ has struck at working families across this nation, then you can be sure you will get their attention. This is what people want ATTENTION. They are tired of being ignored and they are not going to take it anymore. The people who shut down the House of Commons yesterday sent a clear message to all their fellow countrymen. They do not think it is doing its job, so therefore… Shut it down! It ain’t worth a damn!!
No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.