Monday, October 17, 2011

OWS etc.

NOW it is coming on like a revelation that governments are in bed with corporations and all is not well?

The entire state is founded on corruption and crime. Warfare and theft of lands from, dare I say, sovereign nations is a fundamental economic policy of our capitalist state. Every single day the economic sanctions of capitalism are killing off people around the globe and little is recognized here in Canada. And then there is the torture and the genocide and the use of nuclear and chemical weapons, a few of the more obvious vulgarities of our nation we barely concern ourselves about.

Our government is not legitimate, not in any conscionable sense. It's legitimacy is derived through force, at the end of a barrel of a gun. You do as the government tells you, or it crudely steals your property or throws your body in jail. It matters not whether you are right in the most just sense of the word.

So what do we do to make it all run, this machination of criminality parading itself as legitimate government? We pompously herd ourselves down to the polls and endorse the regime. And we turn over a portion of our earnings each year which continue funding its economic and barbaric crimes. For this is what we, the 'good citizen' does, do we not?

It matters not in our society to be accountable to something more than an imposed Constitution contorted hither and yon to serve the purpose of the state, or to something more than books of fable which have long lost their essence in our times.

We don't seek to think clearly, concisely or honestly with ourselves. We don't desire to dig too deeply inside lest we find out what we are all about. Our participation with the government through our vote and our labour makes us complicit in the crimes of state, it does not absolve us from those very crimes,

If we believe that we are more than farm animals, that we were not born simply to satisfy the greedy needs of the government farmer know as state. then we need to individually start acting like more than animals. We need to lead through our humanity. Only then can we live freely and be a good neighbor.

It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support. If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders. I must get off him first, that he may pursue his contemplations too. See what gross inconsistency is tolerated.

~ Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (1849)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Does Ideology Matter?

Once show, only a blind microcephalic could not see the failing ideology where 'business interests are paramount' for exactly what it is: Fascism.

The state message, the propaganda of conservatism many have consumed and now believe -- the breeding ground where half-baked thinking intentionally mutates our lexicon so a corporation is de facto a person, where the national interest is interchangeable with the business interest, and where freedom can only be achieved when we have unfettered freedom for business -- here, where these muddied waters of the mind become the messiah, lays the neo-conservative ideology.

Ideology serves a purpose. It helps to learn exactly what that purpose is and what it means, where it has come from, how it has has grown and where it is going. It's seriously disturbing to think how anyone can champion such an neo-conservative ideology once understood.

Ideology is everything. Start here and choose: people or business? Despite the rhetoric heard and taught, they do not march in unison. How hard is it to understand business interests would be overwhelmingly elated if their workforce toiled for free?

I am not going to convince anyone of this truism and do not even try, I simply point it out. We all have to have the courage to confront the genesis of this assault against our thinking for ourselves.

The answer we should seek yet cannot see is simple:


not just the self-described 'successful' ones who, equally self-described, 'earned' their 'just' rewards.

Good luck. We are all in this together.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Gravediggers

The work of conservatism is our Canadian national agenda. I suspect every reader of this blog is a 99%er. Take note. We are all being robbed ruthlessly, systematically, and without human concern by the corporate powers entrenched within state. We need to unite.

Here we are fighting ourselves, bickering about whether a BC teacher should make what an Ontarian teacher makes; whether the Greek people are lazy socialists; whether the NDP is better or worse than the CPC; etc.

The facts are simple. We just need to look. The government is in no way, shape or form representative of the people at large. It operates on a for private-profit ideology that is inhumane and cruel to people everywhere, preferring to target people of colour in other locales so we do not see its crimes so clearly. But do not kid yourself that it will not fire the guns it already has aimed at you. If you do, you are woefully naive.

Canada is one of the world's top-ten military suppliers, yet we audaciously call ourselves peace keepers. Why not warmongers? And make no mistake, we are a warmongering nation. Every single dollar spend on the military-industrial complex is a dollar diverted from the human needs that benefit us all - school, food, housing, the arts, health care, the aged, athletics, etc.

Every war waged results in civilians accounting for 90% of the deaths. War distills down to war against children, its most vulnerable victims. And yet we Canadians turn a blind eye by patriotically 'supporting our troops', by voting for the madmen who send them off to slaughter and murder the children of far off lands. Can it get more shameful than that?

We need a revolution of thought, not more refinement, more tinkering, more re-wiring of the destructive time-bomb about to detonate. Our government talks about threats to our nation, our need for security, and how it will protect us. But when it says 'us', it means the interests of corporatists. Anything the corporate bosses demand, they get. If it does not come immediately, then as soon as the government has the nerve to provide it against the desires of the people, gambling it can still wring a bit more from the people without revolt. That is the only check on government conduct -- take all it can without sparking insurrection.

The people can all rot in hell as far as the government is concerned. Even the very soldiers it hires to fight its wars, to participate in the global crime-wave, are thrown in the trash. But this has always been the case. Sadly moms and dads are still proudly enlisting their children to be killers. How perverted is our thought that allows this to happen?

The very most government offers is to placate us with token words of concern backed with the return of some nominal amount of monies it 'legally' robbed prior (with threats of state looming everywhere if you do not abide). For what good has government ever provided for the people on its own initiative?

Government play for keeps, and violence, if needed, is always on the table. Canada (irrespective of political stripe) has been involved in one war crime after another lately, directly or otherwise. And STILL we march to the polls, giving our support with a beguiling, useless vote. A vote offered only to keep us believing the charade of its democracy.

We, and I speak most specifically about the middle and upper class, but not 1%ers, need to get our act together and see how we are the roadblock preventing the survivalist and systematic reforms this nation, this world, demands.

We -- the lawyers, the police, the army, the teachers, the doctors, the engineers, the ferry workers, the bureaucrats, the middle management, etc -- facilitate its crimes against ourselves everywhere. We are its guardsmen.

We accept its valueless bribes of flat screen TVs; of over-sized, decorative homes; of shiny new gas-burning vehicles of all sizes and makes; of the properly tagged and iconized clothing, and countless other worthless pieces of consumerist greed, masking as success, as payment in full for our consent to its horrors. It's disgusting, and we need to fundamentally change our way of thinking before we destroy ourselves.

The corporate sociopathic pursuit of profit is destroying the planet, and destroying humanity. Why are millions of people dieing from hunger, undetonated land mines left as trash after the invasions, warfare, exposure, or from poisons in our environment? Why are we facing a shortage of what we all really need and want only to allow the destruction to be financed?

There is an uprising coming. The middle class is feeling the noose tighten as the dream of home ownership dies, and the guarantee of a successful job on the back of a university education evaporate. And a few (far too few at this time) of the upper class are seeing the problems of uncontrolled and uncontrollable state as well. Soon, whenever it finally sinks in, we will all gladly join the homeless, the working poor, the under-educated, the Indians, the destitute, the people who have always borne the brunt of capitalist folly.

We must all start now and join the ever-bubbling insurrection against this sham called government and take charge of our own humanity, of our destiny as peoples sharing a planet. The government you elect (regardless of Party) is the hangman. It directs the spectacle of crime as the shadow of socio-pathological corporations, not as representatives of human beings or guided by the citizen's desires.

We are severely delusional culture, but our humanity remains inside. We must let our humanity reign over our world, not the dogma of madmen in bed with lunatics. We are the gravediggers created by the horror show called capitalist democracy. It's high time we got busy.