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.