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Just came back from Matrix Revolutions - absolutely fucking fantastic, in every way (even if Ms "Neo"con Nicks thinks Neo is on their side!!! HAHAHAHAHAAA!) - anyway - as both story and allegory, it rocks.

But but but but but but but - I find myself thinking - it is also a very, very dangerous movie, at this time in our history - and it is not new in this dangerous way, but is the latest episode in a long history of a part of our culture, a very important part of our culture - the part I've been on about lately at times - the santa claus barbie doll see-spot-run fantasyland we are all taught is what our society is through everything from our "education" (hahahahaha!!!!!) to our media through popular fiction, but is actually very much not - the propaganda matrix in which we all live, that is to say, very much includes Hollywood movies. The novels by writers like Clancy and many other popular American writers in which the US President and other Washington big shots are almost all "really really good guys" - the Jimmy Stewart types, truly dedicated and smart people doing their best for Freedom and Democracy for All (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! sorry!! - just couldn't keep a straight face when saying those words in relation to the American government!!) - the "bad apples" are the exceptions, and are ALWAYS weeded out and caught, perhaps after causing a bit of mayhem, and the country is once again in the hands of Martin Sheen or whoever the fuck, a really really good guy looking out for all of us - which is not just ironic anymore, it is really, really fucking dangerous for people to be believing that kind of shit, even for a fucking minute, when we have people like George Bush in the White House, being controlled by the PNAC people and others, whose only apparent goal seems to be the complete fucking looting of the American treasury, and as much of the rest of the world as they can get away with, with no concern at all for how much misery and death they cause to others, including their own citizens - evil does indeed walk the planet at this time in world history, in all its banality, but its heart is not some fucking cave in Afghanistan, but Washington DC.

But enough - I've talked about that - you realise it or you don't. But there is another aspect of these books, and movies like the Matrix (and going back decades or generations to the old Jimmy Stewart-John Wayne westerns and everything since) - the idea that there IS some sort of Lone Ranger out there, or Spiderman, or Neo - some big Hero who is going to save the day for all of us weenies sitting in our little suburban houses watching the tv - ALL of these fucking movies (and our entire enculturation) TELL us that WE are but helpless pawns in a game played by other people - there are some bad guys out there, for sure, and there are some good guys, all bigger than life, and ALL that we can do is hope the good guys win!!! - think about it - NONE of these fucking movies or books (well, sure there are exceptions, but they don't make the best seller lists or Oprah's GottaBuy feature (NOOO I have NEVER watched fucking Oprah!! HAHAHAH!!! - but I have read about it)) EVER put out any kind of message at all that says YOU PAL!!! - YOU get involved!! - saving the world, or your community, or even your family, is YOUR job!!! - NOT A FUCKING ONE OF THEM!!! - no - the constant, implicit, hidden message is - YOUR job is - well - sitting in front of your tv and watching with bated breath what is going to happen! (and getting to the mall when you have time of course - and punching your time clock each day so you can keep up the payments on your tv is pretty important - but that part you understand!)

Powerlessness. THAT is your role, our role, all of us, in the New World Order (Orwell called it something else HAHAHAHAA!!) - and that is what all of these fucking movies preach. THAT is what they are all telling us.

(Let me interject here (writers can so interrupt themselves - our whole fucking lives are just one big interruption anyway - or is that eruption?!?!) - I kind of suspect that makers of movies like the Matrix or a few others (Network comes to mind from a few years ago - remember - "WE'RE MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!" - whatever happened to all those mad people?!?!) - are acting outside of the propaganda matrix - I do not think their intent is to add to the body of work that tells us to rely on heroes - I think they are telling a deeper message, trying to make us aware of the danger we face - they use heroes like Neo to catch our attention, as most of us won't watch anything that doesn't fit the formulas we have been taught to accept - I expect this message goes above the heads of a lot of people - but it also goes into the heads, and who knows what can happen after that - but I'll leave that thread for another time..... - suffice to say, that while Neo does seem like the traditional hero (HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! you know what I mean!!!!!!!), the message of the movie is trying to alert those of us who don't yet know to the danger we are in.... - and remember, there were no weenies in front of tvs in the 'real' Matrix world - ALL of the awake people were fighting the machines.... - and IF we're going to get rid of the Elite in OUR world - it will be because ALL of us are fighting.)

And that is very, very, very, very fucking dangerous right now, in the modern world, when the bad guys, who really exist, are on the verge of taking it over, and probably destroying it.

The problem is - in the "real" world, there is no fucking Neo. No fucking Lone Ranger. No fucking Aragorn or Gandalf or Frodo who is going to throw the Ring of Power into Mount Doom and finish off Sauron and let the Hobbits live happily ever after.

WE THE FUCKING PEOPLE are pretty much on our own. The only comparison with all of the movies and books is that we are in a pretty fucking hopeless situation, when you think about it - the bad guys control the government and the cops and the armies and the media and all of the means of exchange through which we inter-relate with one another, which is bad enough - but for those of us who realise we are in deep, deep shit, the scariest thing of all is the realisation that the bad guys also control most of our fellow passengers on this fucking very-close-to-doomed Titanic, and when we start trying to point out the danger we are in, the bad guys themselves don't even have to do anything more than laugh at us all, because our fellow steerage passengers will slap us down first.

"CONSPIRACY THEORY HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!" they scream in ridicule when we try to ask questions that go against the propaganda of the masters, to try to open some eyes to the propaganda matrix everyone is entrapped within.

"You don't like it here why don't you go to China and join the Commies!!!!" they laugh derisively when we point out how dangerous the cop repression is starting to be.

"This is the greatest Democracy in the world!!!" they insist, in doe-eyed innocence, when we try to point out how the Elite control us all.

But ask yourself - if the bad guys have indeed taken over - just who do you expect to stop them? Who is your Neo, or Gandalf, or even Frodo?

And when you can't come up with any names - take a look in the mirror. When you do that - and don't immediately run back shaking and shivering in fear to the comfort of the tv - maybe we will have a chance.


So what's happening in our real-world Matrix?!?! The good the bad and the fucking ugly - it never stops....

This for instance - after the small commentary (hahahaaa) last time about corruption in politics, we have a whole fucking raft of stories proving it or commenting on it as well that caught my attention (it's always good to read the few real sort of journalists who still have a job in Canada - they get paid to do research, and thus have time for it - which we do not here). Anyways - here is one - The ones who got away -- with everything (Nov 2 2003) from a columnist called Greg Weston - (this is probably off the Sun site now, by the looks of the header, but we got it for ya here, if ya wanna read a small rant about corruption - RM archive copy) - as a Sun flack, we can surmise this guy doesn't much care about the corruption in Ontario the last few years by the Harris people, doesn't mention it anyway - but as long as he is pointing out some things, it's usable, since the patterns remain the same no matter who is "in power" as they say - he says, for instance "A national public opinion poll conducted last year by Leger Marketing reached the conclusion that 70% of Canadians have become convinced the federal political system is corrupt. The other 30%, we have to assume, do not read newspapers and believe the country is governed by the tooth fairy. The survey results prompted one particularly poignant observation from Gilles Paquet, a highly respected University of Ottawa political science professor, and an expert on good governance. "The level of crookedness that we have come to expect from our politicians is so high that indeed people can get away with anything," Paquet said. - (note the 'tooth fairy' bit - same box as santa and dick and jane and the rest) and, in closing, he notes, concerning all the recent shouting about various Libs spending time at the Irving luxury resort - "...Did we mention that J.D. Irving cut a cheque for $100,000 for Martin's leadership campaign?..." - well - that's the story - Big Money runs Canada. And politicians doing stuff because they get money from rich people is usually called Corruption with a capital C.

Speaking of the Ontario version of corruption the last few years we have Ian Urquhart of the Star, who seems quite upset with the Harris gang (HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! way to fucking go Ian!!! - but watch your back!!), and has written a number of good columns lately, even using the LIE word a few times - the most recent - Smarting Tories spin budget voodoo, in which he talks again about how the Harris government lied a lot about their claims of "balanced" budgets, and how thier claims that the current $6 billion deficit McGuinty and his gang are dealing with would have been dealt with by "them" (lying Harrisites) by selling stuff - lies, lies, lies. (his back columns are available from this one)

Carrying on with that thread, we have the story of McGuinty starting to have second thoughts about reducing the ridculously escalating road tolls on 407 north of Toronto - Liberals warned against meddling with 407 tolls - they seem to have found, much to their surprise (hahahaha!!!!!!) that the "contract" is "pretty solid" (that'd be in yer legal terms - certainly not yer moral ones HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!) with the people who own the road - a bad contract, mind you - "This is a bad contract, there's no question about it. We know the contract has never been good for the public, nor has it been good for the drivers..." according to the new Transportation Minister - but as we noted the last time, they are treating this as one of those "fait accompli"s which everyone is going to pretend they are stuck with, and just can't do anything about. gosh darn it all anyway alice, them darn bad guys outfoxed us again (hahahahahahahahaaaaaa and the fucking public believes it HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! - ah, what a bunch of suckers!!!!!hahahahahah!!!!!!!!)

Personally, I just don't buy this shit - sure contracts have to have force and effect, as they say, in a civilized society, and be enforcable - but there are also provisions in the law for contracts entered into fraudulently, or in non-arm's-length transactions, or where someone misrepresented some central feature of the contract, or probably other things, that were enacted for no other reason than to try to con somebody - and the law does NOT uphold such contracts, where it can be shown that one party acted in bad faith, with criminal ends in mind - or in a particular case when one party who is supposed to be acting in a fiduciary capacity for another intentionally does something to the detriment of that party for their own benefit - and our governments are supposed to be acting in a fiduciarily responsible manner for the people of their province (or country, as the case may be) - which is pretty obviously the case here with the entire contract between the Harris government and the road company, although for some odd reason (HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA) the corporate media isn't too anxious to talk about it - it's the same as the Harris people selling off big parts of Ontario Hydro the last time, or the "National Debt" scam - there is basically no doubt that people who were SUPPOSED to be working for and looking after the public interest conspired behind the scenes to FUCK the public, and enter into agreements in the name of the people of Canada or Ontario (or other places) that were nothing more than scams and schemes to turn big whacks of taxpayer dollars or other assets over to some already wealthy firm or interest - who had done their part by supporting the politicial party in question (no party favoritism here, as noted last time - actually, the labels "Liberal" or "PC" become meaningless in these games - the conmen use either party, whoever happens to be available and willing to sellout their constituents for a few pieces of silver, or through the ol Tweedledum-Tweedledee Waltz when the voters are pushed too far and the corruption becomes too open for even the tv weenies and they demand the expulsion of one set of puppetheads - or junkets to fancy resorts or other places, or some campaign donations, or covering the "news" in a certain way, emphasizing some stories, burying others - many ways to enact the old quid pro quo in the old Machiavellian game called politics - gets pretty obvious at times with your "dedicated politicians" (HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!! - dedicated to their own fucking interests, that is HAHAHAHAAA!!!!) jumping from party to party, desiring only to get elected and not caring who for, knowing well that "policies" are irrelevant (and a good sign of the engagement of the voting public in the political process is how these obviously moral-less people still manage to get elected - we are trained and trained well to look at the pretty face almost entirely, and not worry at all about substance).

In any event, such "contracts" as the one concerning the 407 or the selling of Ontario Hydro should be looked at again very carefully, by someone WE (that is to say, the average citizens) can fucking TRUST - which ain't gonna be easy to arrange - the corrupt fuckers rule the place in ALL important ways, and they will not easily agree to any kind of "neutral, unbiased" evaulation of such contracts - as they know good and fucking well they would come out of such a thing looking and smelling pretty bad (I don't think that bothers them by itself - but they would be concerned that the voters might string the whole fucking bunch of them up, or some other equally appropriate indication that what they've been doing, they ought not to have. Or something like that HAHAHAHAAAA), and all such contracts cancelled with the original negotiators of such "instruments" in all probablity hauled before some other real court for fraud at least, and probably treason too if the auditors were doing their job properly. They all realise they are on VERY shaky fucking ground, and the blustering is heavy - in the above story, for instance, we have them saying things like "...An influential financial agency is warning Ontario's new Liberal government that rolling back tolls or restricting toll hikes on Highway 407 could cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Standard and Poor's says the company that owns the highway has an iron-clad contract that protects its interests against government interference... blahblahblah-de-fucking-blah (hahahahaa - I added that last part!! hahahaa)" - in other words, they KNOW they are pretty exposed, and do NOT want ANYONE looking closely at just how fucking crooked and corrupt they all are (or, in other words, it's just fucking dandy for the government to sell out the citizens and give the corps sweetheart deals - but by fuck it is NOT so okay for the government to look after the people who elected it HAHAHAH!!!! surprise surprise!! (I won't get into this one here, but think of the billionaire oil guy who just got arrested in Russia - and the American capitalists are screaming bloody fucking murder - you CAN'T go around arresting crooked billionaires!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - what would ever happen to all of THEM if people started getting away with shit like that - eh Kenny and George and Dick and the rest?!?!!!!!????). But - to whatever extent it is determined that such contracts have been the result of government activities that were detrimental to the people of the province, and at the very BEST could be declared the result of fiduciarial incompetence (it will be like pulling fucking teeth from fucking worms to ever get anybody whom they would ever allow NEAR such a committee to accuse these people of criminal fraud, which obviously they all should be jailed for) they should be declared null and void - and furthermore, the people who negotiated them should be charged with fraud and tossed in jail for awhile (the rest of their lives maybe) as an example to others who might feel inclined to go around looting the public treasury for themselves and their pals - because the damage is more than just the money, it goes a great deal deeper, and lasts for many, many years - look at the National Debt - over 20 years of government cutbacks to every program designed to look after Canadians, over a Trillion dollars stolen from taxpayers - big time serious corruption should equal big time serious consequences for these fuckers.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! - and about the same time those consequences start appearing, I will win the universal lottery and be named GOD HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

Fuck - and here's another one!!! (my aren't we surprised!!!) - Can't stop moraine building: Liberals - McGuinty buys time to try to get something back from developers - McGuinty made a big deal about agreeing that development on the Oak Ridges Moraine really should be stopped during the election campaign, and by fuck he was the guy to do it!!!! - but now - well - we got some of them contracts again!!! - "...The Tories entered into a bad deal. It's bad for the moraine, it's bad for the environment, it's bad for the people of Ontario," said Premier Dalton McGuinty" ...... BUTBUTBUT!!!!! - ..."Mr. McGuinty is beginning to realize that there are legally binding agreements with the province that he will have a great deal of difficulty getting out of," Mark Parsons, vice-president of the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association, said today. " - and there we go with yer "contracts" again - contracts made by a government obviously in the best interests of some wealthy developers, AGAINST the best interests of the people of the province - and with no fucking attempt whatsoever to obtain even the remotest kind of approval from the people in whose name these contracts were entered into with - quite the contrary, actually, as we well know - the government maintained the strictest secrecy with all of these things.

Now just how in the fuck you could ever call this kind of behaviour "fiduciarily responsible" (let alone Democratic!!!!) escapes me - sure, the government had the authority to make such contracts - as do most people entrusted with some kind of fiduciary authority - but ALL such people are supposedly governed by rules that require them to act in a RESPONSIBLE way, in the best interests of those in whose name they are acting - and if they breach those rules, then the contracts they have signed have no legal force or effect - if, that is, someone takes them to a real court and challenges them on it - which would be the job of our elected representatives, would it not?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA - and there goes that junket to Hawaii next January HAHAHAHAHAHA sure jack sure.

And McGuinty and his crew, were THEY acting in the best interests of the people of Ontario, would be saying so, and challenging the contracts on this basis.

As WE could all do, all Canadians, concerning any number of crony-contracts ALL of our governments have entered into over the last 20-30 years.

But it would take a whole fucking lot of getting our shit together - Neo ain't gonna do it, nor is the Lone Ranger anywhere on the horizon that I can see.

As I said - look in the fucking mirror, if you wanna see who's gonna have to do this.


oh well - we have to dream sometimes.... rather obviously, the politicians are not going to do this, nor the lawyers or courts they have appointed - so unless there is some sort of popular uprising wherein a LOT of people wake the fuck up and start DEMANDING accountability for this shit, and punishment for the perpetrators - it ain't gonna happen. And given the apparent current disinclination of the people of Canada to step outside of the box their Leaders have constructed for them (that'd be yer grade 4 see-spot-run barbiedoll land box) - well, I don't think it would be a good bet HAHAHAHAAAAA

What else did we have now - let's find something a bit more positive - IS there hope??? Dare we hope??? OF FUCKING COURSE WE DARE TO!!!! - there ain't much else is there??? HAHAHAHAHA - anyway - it's way too early to be dragging one's feet out of the depths of dark despair, but there is reason to turn on a wee light or two somewhere besides the rush of HOPE that watching Matrix Revolutions brings - the new NDP leader, one Jack Layton (yea, I'm sure you all knew that already!!!!) is saying some good stuff - have, for instance, a boo at this latest offering - The NDP welcomes all 'progressives' (and YES that is the Pispot address!!! - and you don't REALLY want ME speculating about THAT, do YOU??? REALLLYYY!!???? AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! - anyway, I think I mentioned once or twice before, there seems to be a 5th columnist of some sort on the Pispot staff who sneaks shit like this in sometimes - his or her body will likely be found floating in Toronto harbour one of these days HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! - and the Fantino bunch will do their VERY FUCKING BEST to find who did such a terrible thing, but the darn criminals will have just been too clever....) - RM archive copy - anyway, it's a good piece, if we can pretend to be sort of serious for just a second or two - and it must be taken in context as well with the recent resolution of the CAP (Canadian Action Party) to encourage both their members and others to work together with the NDP to provide an alternative to the rightwing Libs and farrightwhacko-republican- "united right" whatever the fuck it is going to be maybe that is under negotiation - fuck, that is the dream chance and hope, you know - if the NDP got its act together, and could work together with the CAP and Greens - and if David Orchard would finally see that his quest to save the PC party from the Mulroneyite Republican traitors who stole it 20 years ago is a truly lost cause, much as I have admired his Quixote-ish attempt to do so, and join in common cause with these groups and others to provide a solid, credible center-left alternative to the rightwing movement in Canada, which has a FUCK of a lot of money to promote itself, but very few policies that most Canadians want much to do with - well - the results could be very, very good for Canada. A small hope, unfortunately, when you consider that "lefties" don't have much money for organising or spreading the word, and the mainstream media in Canada has made it VERY VERY VERY fucking clear that any such efforts will be getting absolutely NO coverage (unlike this "unite the far fucking whacko right" shit, which they can't give enough fucking coverage to) - but big things have happened in the past from small beginnings, and anyone who actually cares about making Canada a world leader for PEOPLE rather than corporations ought to be doing everything they can to support these guys.

Layton also has the NDP doing some things to attract attention - whether or not this is anything more than the usual flurry of feel-good activity that always happens when a new leader takes over anywhere at all (or anyone gets a new job - I'm sure you've all seen that process - the enthusiasm, new ideas etc - that all fade out after a few months....) - remains to be seen - but hope we can do. Here is a little thing Layton has started to shine a wee light on our next PM - and his inclination to avoid paying Canadian taxes or avoid following Canadian laws in his personal business affairs - now one might think this would be of interest to people - we shall see. Have a boo if you like at FlyOurFlag (and just fucking IMAGINE if THIS was all over the front pages of the newspapers!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!)

Touched on the so-called "sex trade" the last time - more in the "news" this week - a Sun column by one Mark Bonokoski - Cop: Don't do it in 32 Division - Warning to 'immoral, illegal' businesses in North York - how a gang of cops staked out a high-class brothel and are just so fucking proud of themselves how they caught a bunch of hookers - how much fucking money and time is wasted on this shit?!?!?!?!?

- in contrast to a couple of related, but somewhat more important, stories - two separate threads (somebody wants YOU to be thinking about this shit!!!) - The fourth wave of white slavery - THE NATASHAS: THE NEW GLOBAL SEX TRADE - and - Sex trade a leg-hold trap for kids - Trafficking in women, children now is a more lucrative underground trade than drugs - related because this idiotic puritan streak in the ruling class that insists on criminalising sex (it's actually about control - but I'm not getting into it all here!) gets all of these things swirling around in a big pot together, when they are very different things - consensual sex between consenting adults, whether money is involved or not, is NOBODY'S business except the people who are involved - but this business of sexual slavery is another game altogether, and the perpetrators and users ALL ought to be strung up by the nuts and shot after swinging for awhile. But that only touches on the problem - and these stories don't, nor do most, any more than peripherally - when we have horror stories like this one, of kids who should still be "trick-or-treating" on Hallowe'en instead of "tricking", you really have to go beyond the media line of how bad it is, and how bad the people are who benefit from it - and ask just WHY in the fuck this is happening to these kids - and if you get honest (which few media care to do for some odd reason HAHAHAHA!!!!) you come down to one answer in almost all cases - poverty.

But - given that most of these papers or media sources are speaking for Big Business, and Big Business is a central force behind the neocon drive for things like lower taxes lower taxes and "free trade" and globalisation and privatising health care and cutting people off welfare and shit like that - ALL of which are very directly connected to the increasing poverty rates in Canada and around the world - and which poverty is DIRECTLY related to kids being forced into prostitution or kids and women both being forced into sexual slavery - well - they don't really want you or anyone else making that very direct connection, and asking some hard questions about it.

But those questions need to be answered - and the poverty dealt with - before this kind of abuse gets stopped.

Think about it, and think about it seriously - you will NOT hear this question in the mainstream media - Do you believe that Canada (or anywhere - but as Canadian voters we don't at this time exercise much influence in other countries - but if we can get Canada straightened up, THEN we can start exercising some influence in those other countries, in appropriate ways and directions - which our current government of, by and for the Elite is not inclined to do at all) should be run primarily for the benefit of the wealthy elite, and FUCK everyone else HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! - or do you entertain any ideas that perhaps we could run this country so that ALL of us enjoyed a good life, with decent opportunities, with NONE of our people living in abject poverty, and NONE of our children or women FORCED into selling themselves for the sexual pleasure of others for no other reason than that they do not have enough money to live on, and come from homes that were so poor they have no idea of how to get out of that trap? - seriously - it's nothing more than a policy choice made by our governments - another choice being, of course, not to tell us about it, nor do the media. For some odd reason HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

But when you read stories about sexual slavery or child prostitution like these - don't think about a few gangs or pimps, like they tell you to - think instead about LOWER TAXES LOWER TAXES!!!! - think instead about slashing social spending. Think instead about how our governments make intentional policy choices - choices which can lead to a decent start in life for everyone - or policies which create a dog-eat-dog society, with the big dogs at the top taking all they can get, and everyone else cast out onto the cold dark streets to fend for themselves, wherein the weaker or less able wind up doing a lot of unpleasant things - like these kids in Vancouver.

Our government thinks this is acceptable. The conclusion is unavoidable - if our government thought it was unacceptable, they would not eagerly create the conditions that lead, directly and quickly, to these kids being on the street at night selling their bodies.

As with the corrupt politicians and the corrupt business people who offer the money to corrupt them - I believe that the people involved with the sexual abuse of kids, or sexual slavery of women and kids, ought to be dealt with VERY VERY VERY severely - and that includes the politicians who cut social spending in order to legislate tax breaks or sweetheart deals for their rich backers in full fucking knowlege that such legislation is going to result in countless numbers of poor children being forced to fend for themselves on the streets, and many of them will inevitably turn to the sex trade. Because such crimes are not isolated events, but ripple throughout our society - and all of the ripple effects are bad, and self-propagating. Which is good for the rulers - because they can run around talking about law enforcement, which has a LOT fucking more to do with citizen control than anything else.

But for fuck's sake get your priorities straight, and keep your little puritanical minds out of the lives of consenting adults!!!!!!

Seriously though - for those who are REALLY interested in putting an end to this horror story, this fucking blight on the face of the country, you tackle the root causes, not the obvious manifestations - you have to seriously tackle poverty - which means, of course, we quit this nonsense about "lower taxes" for the rich (fair taxes is the game, my friend - through a truly DEMOCRATIC process (gotta get rid of corporate corruption first as well HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!) the government decides what is needed to provide the things MOST people want, but certainly a minimal level of security and wellbeing for ALL, and then based on that decides what taxes will be paid, in a FAIR way, by ALL - which will, unfortunately haha, mean in general that corporate taxes, and taxes on the wealthy, will rise somewhat, to levels like they have in somewhat more civilized places like the Nordic countries in Europe, for instance) - you stop the talk about "free Trade" and "globalisation" and all that shit, and start talking about FAIR trade, in which the people of the country and their wellbeing come AHEAD of corporate profits (ALL RIGHT!!! That's enough!! - out to the woods and SHOOT that fucker!!!) - you know, all that stuff. When children and their families are no longer dirt poor and have a bit of security and respect, and have decent housing and schooling and freedom from fear of violence - THEN this abhorrent shit of children being forced to sell their bodies and innocence will stop.

How serious are you really about stopping it, then - if that is what you have to do??

Look in the mirror. Again and again and again. WE can stop it. If YOU want to.

Late breaking!!!! -

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! AH, I just fucking LOVE Democracy in Canada! - Police make 14 arrests at Red Hill protest - Four charged with trespassing at site - and Quebec police tear gas student protesters.

Hitler loved Democracy too - George Bush reallyreallyREALLY loves it! - Darth Vader too! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

(Here's a free online download of Orwell's 1984 if you haven't read it yet - HE knew what was happening here, even if Mr. Jones isn't quite clear yet...)

And Paul Martin - just fucking WAIT until you see how much Paul Martin LOVES Democracy!! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! - I wanna do a bit on his "democratic deficiency" - but that would take a lot of pages hahahahahaha!!!! - maybe later!!!

A short note on a pair of stories that appeared this week - this is the sort of thing that goes on constantly in this fucking world that makes me wonder if anyone is awake, if anyone cares about the lies that they live under, if, indeed, we have any hope at all of salvaging something from this Eden we were given that the Berserkers have taken over and have almost completely destroyed, while most of us stayed indoors in front of our fucking tv sets and let them slash and burn and shock and awe away to their fucking heart's content - here Bush demands Mid-East democracy: Bush: Tough message for Middle East leaders we have George fucking Bush of all fucking people "DEMANDING" democracy in the mid-east - the man, you will note, who achieved the US Presidency through a coup d'etat himself courtesy of the Supreme Criminal Court of the 4th Reich, and was assuredly NOT democratically elected - part of the old Bait 'N' Switch, I guess, or playing on the "sucker born every minute" aspect of America. And then just serendipitously at almost the same time we have this counterbalancing story, which lays out in short but rather devastating detail just a few of the instances over the last 50 or so years where the US has been far and away the premier anti-democracy force in the world - 9/11 in Context - A Marine Veteran's Perspective - I'll just quote a paragraph or so, but the whole thing is worth a read if you have been under any illusions about America's role in the world the last century and longer:

"It was twenty-eight years before to the day the U.S. government assisted the military coup led by Augusto Pinochet that overthrew the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, and led to the systematic murder of 3,000 Chileans and the torture of many thousands more, as well as a seventeen year dictatorship that we whole-heartedly supported. We observe 9/11 as a date to reflect on the wrongful deaths of 3,000 Americans, but why do we not mourn those who died at the hands of Americans? .... Places such as Iran, where the CIA engineered a coup in 1953 that overthrew the democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, and installed the Shah and supported his secret police force, SAVAK, who tortured and murdered thousands of Iranians, do not warrant American tears. Nor do the countless number of Filipinos, who suffered at the hands of the U.S.-backed dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. The tens of thousands of Guatemalans who were tortured, disappeared, and died at the hands of many U.S.- supported dictators and puppet presidents in the four decades that followed the 1954 CIA coup that overthrew the democratically- elected presidency of Jacobo Arbenz, do not receive official American sorrow. Nor do the 500,000 Indonesians or the 200,000 East Timorese who were slaughtered by the U.S.-backed dictator, General Suharto, after yet another CIA coup in 1965. The 2 million Vietnamese, the 300,000 Laotians, and the 600,000 Cambodians whom the U.S. military murdered in the 1960s and 1970s hold little place in our collective consciousness outside of Hollywood, and there exists no national day of remembrance for them like we have for our 3,000 victims of 9/11. The silenced voices of tens of thousands of Haitians killed by Marines in the early 1900s and at the hands of the U.S.-backed Papa and Baby Doc Duvalier during the Cold War, deserve no day of mourning in the country that applauded their sorrow and held contempt for their pursuits of happiness."

- there's more, well worth a read if you have still ANY fucking notions left that the US is some sort of bastion of "liberty and democracy", as their propaganda matrix prefers to portray them - actually, they are big on liberty for the American Ceasars, whom they INSIST can do any fucking thing they want to do ANYWHERE in the fucking world, and NOBODY but NOBODY better dare oppose them!!! - but not for anyone else. There or in the rest of this poor sad world.

We're all about three spits and a kick away from the end - and nobody (outside of we small band of internet "conspiracy theorists" hahahahahah!!!!!!) seems to give a sweet fuck, at least according to the politicians that keep getting themselves elected - that is to say, they ain't electing themselves (in Canada I'm talking about now!!! - apparently they do elect themselves these days in the US, with the help of the Supreme Court and Diebold...). TS Elliot had this one all figured out decades ago - how in the fuck did he know?!?!?!?!?! - "Not with a bang, but a whimper," he said - "This is the way the world ends - not with a bang but a whimper".

From a billion fucking people (yes I know there's 6 billion in the world - I'm talking about we westerners who have created the mess, and who should be fucking smart enough to take control of at least our own countries and do something the fuck about it all) on the very doorstep of heaven, choosing to watch the end of the world on their fucking tvs rather than get outside and by sheer force of numbers stop the berserkers.

Neo is YOU.

Frodo is YOU.

We CAN save this fucking place. If we want to. If YOU want to.

Matrix Revolutions (great title!) finishes, after everything seemed hopeless, with the good guys winning (if you haven't seen it yet, don't worry - I'm not giving anything away - you KNEW the good guys were going to win, right?!?! We ALWAYS do in the movies!!!) - but one character asks another - "Did you KNOW it would turn out like this?" - and the character replies "No - but I believed."

And that's what we have to work with now, with the American berserkers running crazily around the world, and most of the citizens sitting in front of their tvs.

We have to BELIEVE we can win.

And then get out and make it happen.

Neo is in the movies. YOU are not.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” (Upton Sinclair - great writer - reading stuff like this helps understand how the problems of today are NOT new!!! - and is a clear indication of the truth of the old saying that he who does not know history is destined to repeat it, or whatever)

"Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko." — John Loeffler

Write if ya want.

What direct action did you take today to do something to get rid of corporate government in Canada? Do you feel that it was enough, given the situation? Will you feel content telling that to your grandchildren, should they survive, and the country, and the planet?

So much left to say, so little time to say it in - probably only a year or so to the next federal election - do you want to try to save Canada in that frantic four weeks when big Paul drops the writ and EVERY friggin advantage is his - or would you like to start now, when we have some sort of outside chance? Canada for Canadians Coalition - get involved.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: With thanks to the Editors of the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Ch'town Guardian, Vancouver Sun, and others I cannot think of at the moment, for their refusal to print my letters over the last few years on various issues of national import - had I even a hope of being printed occasionally in these fora and my voice acknowledged in the national debate, I would undoubtedly not have bothered putting all this together. Cheers!

(for the legal-minded types - all this stuff not otherwise credited to some newspaper or something IS original, and thus copyright by Rude Macedon - I don't even have to say it - check it out - but given that, repost at will, with acknowledgement. Letting me know would be nice too - and we do want to be nice people in a nice world, don't we? Isn't that why we are doing what we are doing, to get rid of the liars and crooks (NOT nice people) who are running things now?)

8,978,976,745 people (that'd be yer SCpoll, correct within 0.5 percentage points, 18 or 19 times out of 23, as long as it's Tuesday and the moon is full where you sit, and there hasn't been a special dispensation by Neptune cancelling those caveats under security code X37.25, and nobody was lying or trying to get off the phone quick because they were watching Survivor or Bangkok Ladies on Motorcycles) have visited this site in the last 13 or so hours, Chretien's still PM and George Bush is talking to GOD on his red phone, direct line, as you read. Which of those statements do you find the most unbelievable? Why?