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.

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