Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Class War? In Canada?

Class War? In Canada?

Oh, yes.  But it is an artificial war, propagated by most of the western world’s craven political class.  How do they do this?  By pretending that the “working class” is actually “middle class”.  For instance, how many times have you heard any Canadian politician, of any party, when in speaking of and to Canadians in general, refer to any category as being “working class”?  Never. We are told, or they seem to say, or infer, that we are all equal here in Canada and we are all “middle class.” It doesn’t matter if some Canadians are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, mentally ill without treatment, addicted, handicapped, poverty stricken with children hungry part or most of the time, gangs killing each other over drug turf, Canadians living without clean water, it doesn’t matter, we are all still middle class and equal.  The politicians know that we will vote for whoever makes us feel more like “middle class” people, that is, not poor.

But factually, the majority of Canadians are poor in the sense that we have more debt than money.  The big divide between working class and middle class is how long can one survive without a monthly pay check. The middle class is actually a very small minority and consists mostly of the owners of large rental holdings, small to medium sized businesses and independent professionals like doctors and up town lawyers. However, in an economic downturn even some of these Canadians will suffer. Anybody who is dependent on economic good times to survive economically is working class no matter what they are encouraged to call themselves. 

One can escape the working class only when one has surplus money to invest.  And the housing market doesn’t count.  We all know the housing market is like the Canadian dollar, it has a mind of its own. I believe that if the economic status of the one in four Canadians who reported feeling uneasy about the current influx of refugees into Canada had been included in the recent poll showing this, it would have indicated something different than xenophobia as the cause.

These Canadians are worried. They worry about unemployment, or jobs for their kids. The ones whose kids manage to get to university worry about the heavy school debt they will carry after.  Some are graduating with degrees that may prove relatively worthless in today’s tech crazy, increasingly mechanized economy. And the one in four polled who are the most worried see the rush to take care of the needs of foreigners as superseding their own needs and lack of resources. 

This question is dividing the entire western world and will increase in intensity as the real winners, the international banks and militaries who support them, continue to suck up the last of the people’s savings, buy gold and silver, and build underground bunkers. The only thing that can stop this, or even slow it down, is if we, the people, understand that the vast majority of us are working class and we should be worried, too, about what may lie ahead economically for our children.  If we are worried enough, we will act.  Yes, of course, welcome the refugees in. But it’s not a good idea, in my opinion, for them to congregate in cultural separation. We must help them become Canadianized. Eventually some of them may want to join the worker’s revolution.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The CBC loves the CIA

How much does the CBC love the American Central Intelligence Agency?  Plenty.  This morning another ex-CIA agent was on Rick Cluff’s early morning radio show (Feb.15) informing the Canadian population about how the wonderful, and yes, even sacred duty of the CIA is to protect the world from Russia, and by extension, from Donald Trump, the  president of the United States.   By using Russia and Putin as segues into getting rid of a president who wants trade with Russia, not war, the CIA has declared war on its own president. And our very own CBC, happy talking back to the US media outlets, (CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, etc.) just love what is happening.  These media outlets after all, if not owned by members of the deep state, are guided by the US deep state’s need for war.  War is America’s chief business.  A president who had rather trade than make war is of no use to them. 

The leaks that are supposedly proving that Trump’s people had conversations with Russia do not prove what the conversations were about, or if they were in any way inappropriate for a president and his people to have with any foreign country. We are supposed to take the CIA’s word that the leaks suggest Trump is disloyal to his country by even talking to Russia about anything, as Russia is a country the CIA wants and plans to take down.  And of course, they know how to do this.  They have taken down countries all over the world since the Second World War that didn’t follow the US line, either by the subterfuge of encouraging protests that end in coups, or when that didn’t work, by direct invasions. The CIA is declaring, in its war on Trump, that they are more powerful than the White House, and they can leak whatever they chose to leak, with their own interpretations of whatever material they may or may not have.

I think we should all be careful of what we wish for.  Wishing to take down a duly elected presided in the most powerful country in the world by using the techniques that have  worked beautifully in poorer countries ( by constantly stirring and economically supporting popular unrest  of a certain segment of the population) is not a good idea.  By declaring war on its own constitution, the CIA is trying to foster a coup they may live to regret.  In the meantime, our supposedly publicly controlled CBC simply follows the American Way, with about as much independent thought and investigation in their media coverage as a puppet on a string.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Love, Hate and Indifference

Love, Hate and Indifference

Indifference by nemo et nihil

It was Eric Fromm who pointed out to me years ago in his book “The Art of Loving” that the opposite of love isn’t hate, but indifference. How can this be?  Because hate implies some connection to the object of one’s hatred, some recognition of his or her existence.  Indifference on one’s part can say to an individual, a class of people, or a whole country that you don’t matter to me at all, you are beneath my notice. This is the opposite of love.

And it was indifference by the US populace to the deaths of the people of Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries when the US, UK, UN and NATO were bombing the hell out of Muslim countries. It was the same American and Canadian indifference to Obama’s drone strikes for the deaths of many innocent people, all Muslims. How is it that Israel can “mow the Palestinian lawn in Gaza” periodically (killing Muslims and stealing their land) without radical condemnation for Israeli indifference to the suffering of their victims? How is it that this US and Canadian indifference to the Muslim world in terms of raining death down upon them has suddenly turned into intense love for the same Muslims whose death tolls the “adorables” didn’t even recognize yesterday?

I believe the psychic of many Americans have gone haywire. It’s as if they are  undergoing some kind of “Come to Jesus” moment.  Is it guilt they are experiencing?  I hope so.  We are all guilty for the destruction and loss of life in the Middle Eastern countries that we of the Western world have not only tolerated, but instigated the destruction.  But what about some guilt for the collective indifference to the plight of many desolate Black neighbourhoods in the US, for police brutality, for many First Nations people in the US and Canada who suffer the same deprivations as third nations countries, such as the lack of clean water and adequate medical care? Yes, Muslims should be allowed into the countries that have devastated their own. Of course. But all of the fervent outpouring of love for Muslims currently shaping the discourse of many Americans and Canadians strikes a discordant note with me. The air around the anti-Trump protests are mired with beatings, shattered glass windows, smoke bombs, pepper spray and above all, the stench of hypocrisy.