Why we're losing - and how to start winning
The View from Green Island
GI Central - my 'net home' for the last few years, and the foreseeable future, this seems where it's going to be - lots of venting, lots of good writing, lots of 'out-of-the-box' ideas you aren't EVER going to hear on the CBC
The Democratic Revolution Handbook
And a book for younger readers too, Dave's an eclectic sort of person - Aquila
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From Hastings to Green Island
- the (very) short form story of Dave's own journey..
Knowledge is like a candle. When you light your candle from mine, my light is not diminished. It is enhanced and a larger room is enlightened as a consequence. - Thomas Jefferson
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The Democratic Revolution Handbook
- why we're losing, and how to start winning
Preface: Losing? Yes, losing ...
Part I: Pretend this, pretend that - our pretend society
Part II: The Corporate Reactionary Revolution:
Part III: The Democracy Discussions
IntroductionI dunno davy, why should we listen to you, eh? You use a lot of bad language nice children don't use, and your writing could clearly use some editing, and you seem to have subscribed to a lot of, you know, crazy conspiracy theories - I mean, we have all these very learned academic types on the CBC, with nice suits and lots of big words and stuff who offer some pretty cogent-sounding analyses of what's been going on here, talking to the lovable people they call 'journalists' on the CBC, you know, Ms Tremonti and the incomparable Michael Enright and the wonderful Paul Kennedy and Peter Mansbridge and the obviously pretty serious and hardhitting Rosemary Barton, and all the rest we all look on as our highly respected and honest and really smart senior brothers and sisters journalists guiding us through difficult times, and doing a great job of it as they tell us often enough - why should we listen to you and not them, eh?
Well - as the man said, how's that been working out for you, eh, listening to the 'friendly' academics and such they give you on the CBC? Do you feel better off than you were 20 or 30 years ago, after listening to these guys and women telling you what's happening, and what you should think about it and do (or actually sit quietly by and let our Leaders do), all that time? Be honest now - under their guidance, are we winning the fight against the forces of Big Business and Big Money and corporate globalisation, or not? There's a lot more people opposing what they are doing than support it, so we should be winning, right? Making noticeable gains at least? And is that happening? Are we driving these people back, or are they just rolling on with their 'free trade' and 'war on terrorism' and 'austerity' shit, doing pretty much as they please, no matter how much we protest? And how is the CBC and their great analysis and people fitting into that fact, are they actually working to get us to 'accept the inevitable', or are they giving us guests and advice to actually help us fight back these globalisers? Be, as I said, honest now. Me, I might have a working class tongue and hair and attitude and poor taste in clothes and like a beer or two of an evening, but I also have been thinking for myself all my life, and reading and thinking all over the place as I tried to figure what was going on in my country and world, and have a lot of new ideas, or at least ideas you won't hear on Ideas or other places on your CBC, non-CBC ideas that might turn on some lights in your brain that need turning on if you're really serious about fighting for a better Canada, rather than letting these barbarian banker-globalist-new feudalists finish the job they've been working on the last few decades - closing down Democracy all over the world, and creating a great new 4th Reich, a New World Feudalism, based on their Mammon Capitalist religion and run by the High Priest Bankers, a New World Order they intend to last even longer than 1,000 years.
Up to you - if you're happy with the way our country has been going the last few decades, and are content with more of the same, or maybe sure we have some problems but the fine folk at the CBC and those they have on to talk about our problems are offering great analysis and advice and helping us get through these difficult times as best we can expect - there's no reason at all to listen to me, I'll just put some troubling thoughts into your head. If, however, you're getting a bit unhappy with the same old same old as offered by the CBC et al - read on. Nothing to lose (you're not really going to fall far behind in your life if you miss a few hours of twitter or the latest lengthy commentary on the latest outrageous bum-patting or uninvited shoulder-massage incident on the CBC), and, I assure you, much to gain, if you're interested in the kind of 'deeper truths' that are barred from the CBC that can save our country from the new dark ages that are, seriously, not too far off if we all don't start doing things a bit differently.
You can keep on doing what you've always done, and keep on getting what you've always got - or you can recognize that maybe that's not working out so well, and you need to try something new. Some thoughts on which are offered herein.
Some 'deeper truths' you'll learn here about what is going on in our world and country that you will, I utterly guarantee you, never hear on the CBC- but you will learn about in this book...
This book can help - if you have the courage to face the Truth and your greatest enemy.
Intro Part 2. Losing