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040304-Everybody had a wet dream....

An enlightening sort of experience today - not a totally new one, but one that I hadn't thought about, or about the things around it, lately much, but it's one of the biggies here. I told an acquaintance that I wrote quite a lot on political things in Canada, had in fact dabbled in politics myself in an earlier time, albeit against my will - and even though I have known this nice lady for several years, and we have been fairly good friends (in a work sense, which is why much talk of my past or personal life had never come up), as the idea that I was some kind of politician (mistaken though it was) instantly penetrated her brain evidently with all the welcome sufferers welcome the first indication of a migraine, I could literally see (figuratively of course hahaha) the veil dropping over her face - the smile stayed, but it was a bit forced and polite, as (again I could see) she desperately searched for something polite to say concerning this new revelation that her colleague (that sneaky lying fucker!!!!) was actually a lowlife slimeball - as are all politicians by definition, no exceptions. Saddened by seeing this, I hastened to try to explain that I actually wrote in opposition to pretty much all of what the government had been up to the last lot of years, and did not have much use for politicians in general myself or any aspirations to actually being one of them, but I could see my words were having but little impact. She did eventually recover sort of, enough to struggle to her feet anyways, and left with a smile, but I fear our relationship has been damaged irretrievably.

I actually had one other major experience along these lines, although a much longer and more intense one, a little over 10 years ago, the time I referred to above actually, when I worked with the new National Party, trying to bring some form of real democracy and truth and stuff like that to Canada - at that time, as I made the rounds as a completely green candidate in the election (really, we couldn't find anyone else to take the job HAHAHAHAHAA) trying to tell people what we were trying to do, I got a lot of the same reaction - immediate distrust and dislike, some of it quite angry and insulting, from whoever opened the door - if I wanted to be an elected rep, then I was automatically lowlife scum, out for nothing more than to get my face into the public trough, and nothing I was going to say was going to change that opinion - that was how thoroughly the trust of these people in their government had been shattered, even ten years ago (a little more - election of Nov 93). Man. What an eyeopener for one who wanted little more than the freedom to walk in the woods every day and have a couple beers and do a bit of writing at night. Epiphanies come in the damnedest ways at the damnedest times. Hey Wade!!!! - It's my party and I'll cry if I wanna hahahahahahahaaa - great one, kid!

And this pisses me off, when I think about it more, it's been something in the back of my mind on the "to do" list for awhile, both the recent experience and the much earlier one - not that I may have lost a friend, if she is actually lost then c'est la vie (I would be saddened, but if someone lets their ideas and opinions of others be that influenced by something like this, then they weren't really a true friend anyway - I've had others fall by the wayside in similar ways when they chose to believe some gossipy slanderous lie about me without even checking to see if it was true - which it invariably wasn't - for some reason I attract this sort of shit) - but in a much bigger sense - that we have all, or at least most of us, come to the point of holding our elected officials in such low esteem (boy understatement there!). And anyone who has read this stuff before will be well aware that I share that feeling in spades, and am not shy about expressing it - but it is not because I hate government or politicians per se, in any and all shapes and sizes - it is more of a personal thing these days with the current crop of scumbags who have sold us all out for their 30 pieces of silver plus gold-plated pension plan and great travel perks - I also make frequent reference to politicians of the past, people like Diefenbaker and Tommy Douglas and Trudeau - people who, while certainly not perfect and few would accuse them of that, were mostly honourable and HONEST people who actually succeeded - not tried, but DID - in accomplishing good things for US - WE the people of Canada, we the people who elected them, we the people whom they are all SUPPOSED to be working for - older politicians (and that means MOST of them, not just the famous leaders) understood that definite, if not actually written down anywhere, contract between they and the citizens who elected them to represent them, and abided by the general rules of honesty and decency that Canadian citizens used to expect from one another - and still do, many of them at least, although you won't find many of them in the upper towers of Bay St these days, where dog-eat-dog and winner-takes-all and win-at-all-costs and sneak-attack and suchlike crap are the new "ethics" of modern business in the NWO (and by extension their puppets in the "people's" government). And during their time, the 20-30 years following WW2, we made some pretty good strides in Canadian society, and overall prosperity - note the "overall" there - it was a time when the country advanced, and MOST of the people in the country advanced along with it - the hard work of the generations of that time shared in the increased bounty, with the new medicare system, and other things like unemployment insurance, old age pensions and the Canada Assistance Plan that guaranteed people really down on their luck with no place to turn that they would at least have enough money for a place to live and food (a system that some later found the disparaging word "welfare" for as they looked for reasons to turn these people out of their already meagre accommodations to live in boxes under bridges, or over subway grills in the frigid winters, in our great caring society in the name of saving a few bucks (what idiots they are), although the same people seemed to have no problem with government handouts on a vastly greater scale to the already wealthy, whose "laziness" was and is a much greater expense to the country...), and so on. And the politicians that were elected during those years and did those things were NOT looked on as "the scum of the earth" - as most politicians are nowadays - there were, have always been, jokes about petty graft and porkbarreling and what not - but to whatever extent that took place in those years, it was small scale, and the people who abused the system in such a way were usually found out and turfed out, and the country rolled on ahead, all of its people passengers on the train. No, the universal approbation of politicians has only grown over the last 20-plus years - odd that, this would also be the same period that neocon right-wing "politics" has become dominant in Canada - hmmmmmmm hahahahahahahahahaaa

Alas, at some point in the journey during the time around 1970-80, there was a takeover of the train by some bad guys, and since then the journey has become much, much different - the new guys have been much less equitable with the sharing up of the wealth of the country, the wealth that is the heritage and earnings of ALL the people of Canada, through their labour, and have been devising all sorts of schemes and justifications for keeping the lion's share of the wealth for themselves, and reducing greatly the number of 2nd class carriages on the train where most people used to sit, and turning as many of those seats as possible into 3rd class or even worse accommodation for the people who do the work that generates the wealth of Canada in order to outfit the few first classes carriages with ever greater opulence - sort of a return to Dickensian days, with huge palaces and estates for the gentry, and who really gives a fuck what kind of squalor the less-than-human masses are forced to live in seems to be their attitude (one of the great ironies of the era is one of their famous slogans for justifying the government policies that let the elite accumulate their vast wealth, the completely bizarre and idiotic "trickle-down" theory - in actual fact, they have instituted a set of policies whereby the wealth of the country slowly but very surely trickles up and up and up - and when it gets to the stop, generally stays there - and again a new interpretation for the old expression "the bucks stop here" HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA). Anyways, nowadays all we hear about are all the plans to cut back on services for us that our tax dollars should be paying for, cutbacks in health care, cutbacks in education, selling off hydro, selling public highways to private companies - plus, of course, a second set of things that NOBODY talked about BEFORE any election, but these lowlife - hidden-agenda politicians always manage to bring in later - great salary increases for the poor old starving MPs, seatbelt laws, Biometric ID cards whether we want em or not, gun registry boondoggles, bombing the fuck out of other places at the behest of American, new and improved "free trade" deals, etc and etc and etc.

And to do this "legally", in a way that won't have all the people of Canada rioting in the streets and demanding a return of their country and good government, which I think Canadians would surely have done had the takeover of the country been more overt, they have not passed their new laws in the nature of Evil King John or someone like that, to be edict-enforced by their bully boys and outright violence, as this would have been very difficult to do and maintain, but have rather, through stealth and sneakery (methods favored by the NWO and Big Corporations in their takeover wars and daily dealings with one another) bought and completely corrupted the politicians the people themselves elect, who then pass the laws that enable the theft of the wealth of Canada to go on in an apparently legal fashion, enabled and justified by an equally corrupted "legal system", and further by the media which, by virtue of their wealth, they also aggressively took over, to propagandise the Canadian people and justify their activities - Canadians see many things wrong around them, but the media they rely on for information give them no opportunity to work together to put a stop to it - the police forces have also been taken, so when Canadians do get riled about something and gather in the streets to protest, the cops are there with the pepper spray and dogs and darthvader suits to beat them back and let them know that the modern governments are not inclined to take instructions from the fucking citizens, for gods sake - how stupid can you be?!?!?!?!!!. However, the Canadian people, not being entirely stupid, see what is happening, and see how their politicians are betraying them, and have been for the last 30-odd years, even if they are unhappy about it and not certain what to do about it, and it is this betrayal by the people they elect to supposedly represent them, and their acceptance of the graft of the corrupting elite to betray us, then the betraying politicians strutting around the world in style and giving themselves huge salaries and eating in the finest restaurants on the public charge card, while telling the people who elected them who are footing the bill for their luxury and betrayal that the country is in terrible shape financially and therefore all of those generous social programs such as healthcare and pensions and whatnot that our fathers and grandfathers and relatively honest politicians put into place during those fine post-war years and that all of us have worked so hard for and paid for with OUR TAX MONEY!!!!, have to be cutback or cancelled altogether so that huge chunks of that tax money can go straight into the coffers of banks and "investors" (crooks to a fucking man, jailable all in any society that truly functioned under any "rule of law" that could rightly be called that - treason and fraud on a grand scale being the basic charges, and add on from there as you will), that has led to their reputation becoming so very very low during that time.

Good, honest, hardworking people - as are most Canadians - have little respect for conmen and other lowlifes who think they are more clever than the average joe and can thus have an "easy" life by tricking those hard working people out of their honestly earned money - stealing, in other words - and, sad to say, that is what our politicians have become - little more than shallow conmen, lying to Canadians about what they are doing, and stealing their money to line their own pockets and those of their masters who have bought them. Contempt and disdain is the natural reaction of honest people to these who practice such behaviour, who sneak around trying to steal the fruits of other's labour, not out of need but out of greed and stupidity and shallowness - and that is how most Canadians regard most politicians today - like most conmen, the politicians walk around with a little smirk on their lying mugs thinking noone is smart enough to see what they are doing - but they are wrong, they are very wrong, as the polls show every time the people are asked what they think of their politicians, and every time the approval rating gets lower and lower and lower. With reason, of course - the damage done by crooked, high-level politicians is orders of magnitude greater in every way than the damage wrought by a single conman preying on individuals, whether through door-to-door vacuum cleaner sales or carny shell games, they cause only limited damage - the politicians of a should-be-great country like Canada was looking to be during those heady post-war days, now, is something else entirely, something orders of magnitude less, something pathetic, the potential diamond-in-the-rough having been turned into an almost lifeless bit of coal - the analogy of a huge ship piloted by a stupid, corrupt, incompetent captain, and striking an iceberg and sinking, is not out of place at all - this potentially great, world-leading country has been turned into a pathetic client state of American NWO-ers, whose objective, at least as practiced by the government, is to create a new aristocracy in the world, a new feudalism, rather than the equitable society leading the way into the future that was envisaged by the earlier great leaders of the country. I don't know to what extent most Canadians understand this last bit, but they do see that the great dream of Trudeau that made everyone in the country feel proud and happy, like the future was ours, has been stolen by these neoconmen, whose single mantra is we're gonna have less, make do with less, cutbacks for all you ordinary people tax cuts for the wealthy etc etc and etc - no great proud dream or vision for Canadians, just more insecurity as their lives and savings are stolen by the banks - pay the debt pay the debt close the hospitals and schools tax cuts for the wealthy pay the debt - fuck what a sad pathetic place they have made, in the name of the NWO conmen and the Bay St Boys. Joni knew 40 fucking years ago - they've taken paradise, and turned it into a parking lot.

So Canadians despise their politicians with good reason. But, to analogize again, as the old saying goes, hate the sin not the sinner - and talking about our government, we might say hate the evil men who have taken power, but not the institution itself - for that government - and during the time the mostly good politicians were running things after the war, the institutions of our government that they put in place were very good ones, by and large - is our one major defence, our one possible way to organize and protect ourselves against the elite who are trying to take over our world and return us to the days of our great grandfathers, the days of aristocrats and peasants, rather than the future of equal citizens we so recently aspired to. So our job is NOT to turn away from our governing institutions, but to take them back from the evil people who have stolen them, to turn the usurpers away from our government, and put in place once again good people who work for US, not the Bay St Boys.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA - and if THAT isn't a perfect exemplar of the old saying "That, my son, is a LOT easier to say than to do!!!" - I ain't never seen one HAHAHAHAHAHAHA fuck what a dreamer - ALICE WHAT'D YOU PUT IN THE FUCKING BEER **THIS** TIME?!?!?!?!?!!

It is interesting - nono much more - it is very important to note that the neocon right-wing movement, which was basically the movement which subverted and took over our governments during this time, has also preached through their media a neverending message of the "evils" of "big socialist" government, as they try to turn us away from the ONE chance we have to oppose them and defend ourselves - a message which many if not most people have now, to a greater or lesser extent, embraced, having NEVER, in the mainstream media, read words such as I speak here. The thing is, this is a perverse message in the extreme, at least for We the People - OUR government should not be our enemy!!! - it is insane that we hate and despise OUR politicians, OUR representatives!!!! - OUR government is the manifestation of OUR collective will!!! - (hahahaha - sorry - one ought to watch one's verbs, yes?!?!?! - in the last few sentences, the verb might better have been "should be" - obviously "is" is a bit out of place at the moment!) - the universal health care, the old age pensions, the Canada Assistance Act, Unemployment Insurance, the world-class infrastructure and education systems our country once enjoyed and which still form the basis of much of the wealth we create, etc and etc - paid for with OUR taxes, conceived and implemented as a COLLECTIVE will and desire to create a great country for ALL of us - were carried out, by OUR representatives in OUR government!!! - This was not a bad thing!!! The governments that did these things were not bad governments, but very good governments!!

We must never lose sight of the role of the media in all this - the media that once through a diverse ownership represented a diverse body of opinion, performing the role of a free media in a free society, presenting the people with a full debate from all competing viewpoints on the important issues, were a part of the development of our society and our bounty - but, as the people we elected were subverted and perverted over the last couple of decades, so has the media been taken over by a much less diverse group of interests and put to a much more sinister use - a propaganda organ for those who wish to steal our democracy from us - hell, who HAVE stolen our democracy from us. - and we have little chance of getting it back as long as we do not have a free and independent media - which is one of the great hopes of the times we live in - the internet, where I and many others like me have the freedom to speak, freedom that was totally denied us in the years before this great freedom machine came along. I think, as I have said before, the window of opportunity here will be quite small - these people are not all stupid, and they well know the power they exercise through the control of the information flow and how much their power depends on that, and I strongly suspect they are even as we talk taking steps to do something to shut us down. We shall see.

Anyways - so the Elite, and the government (note I no longer here say "our" government!), and the media, all speak with one voice - Canadians have grown too greedy, and must lower their expectations, while sitting back and letting all their money be channelled to the banks and wealthy investors, and let their jobs be downsized and outsourced, and shop for shitty products at Walmart because the good workpeople who made good products in Canada have all been fired.

But where are the answering voices, in our media - the WEALTHY have grown too greedy!!! and must lower THIER expectations!!! Where are the media voices saying that ALL the people of Canada worked together to build a great society, and ALL Canadians should share in the bounty of the society they have created!!! - where are these voices in the Canadian media?!?!?! - few and far between, any more - now we have the voices of the Elite, over and over and over again - Canadians must accept a class system in the future - pay as you go!! - and this way, we can lower the taxes for the wealthy, so they can buy their fancy homes in France and Barbados and so on, while the hospitals for the average Canadians are closed for lack of money.

One voice is missing above all others - as a counterpart to the single media voice screaming LOWERTAXES LOWERTAXES LOWERTAXES - where is the voice that cries loud and long about the Great Betrayal of Canadians - the Great Betrayal upon which this takeover of our government has been based on, and justified by - where is the voice exposing the Great Financial Scam of the modern era (for MY purposes right here that would be from 1970, getting to around the beginning of it all, about until now - you might go back to the late 60s with the Trilateral Commission, Washington Consensus, stuff like that - pinpointing the date is not that important) that was used to steal our government from us?

We read often in the right wing press from the Trudeau haters (whatever doubts there may be about Trudeau's role in Canadian history (he wasn't perfect - just head and shoulders above everything we've had since and a lot of what went before - fuck, Mulroney couldn't even shine his fucking shoes, and KNEW it, which was why he hated him so much), the fact that he is so thoroughly hated by the neocons and their puppet media columnists and "editorialists" is proof enough that he did indeed try to work for all Canadians, as did the greats of the earlier days of the post-war era such as Diefenbaker and Tommy) how he so irresponsibly started the borrowing process which, barely a decade later, was to result in the Great Canadian National Debt, which has been the lever of the neocons to justify cutting back on all of the social programs that Canadians worked so hard for (and not just incidentally lining their own pockets with the money thus "saved" - during the 20-odd years since this process has been underway, the Canadian taxpayers have paid no less than a TRILLION fucking dollars in "service charges" on this National Debt - which still stands at half a trillion dollars, and if things carry on as they have been, we can expect to pay at least the same again - all as a big scam) - but we NEVER read of the corporate revolt which was the actual beginning of this whole process for some reason - the infamous "a buck is a buck" budget of the early 70s which the Bay St Boys forced to be withdrawn, and replaced with the first of a series of "budgets" based on ongoing tax cuts to the wealthiest people in the country that LED to the borrowing, which Trudeau preferred to simply balancing the reduced revenue by cutting services - he wasn't particularly out of line here, as a certain level of national debt had never been a problem in the past in most western governments, any more than a certain level of household debt is a problem in personal finances - but THIS time the clever thinktankers of the neocons managed, through some playing around with 20% interest rates in the early 1980s and somehow coercing the government (hahahahahaa - can we say FUCKING CORRUPTION!!!!!!!) to borrow the money from private banks rather than doing the logical thing and "borrow" it from the Bank of Canada, the "We the People" bank, managed to create this huge, entirely artificial (in the sense of non-necessary) national debt - which they have then used, as we have seen over the last 20 years, as the major tool to regress Canadian society.

And Canadians, while perhaps not understanding all of the finer details, which are NEVER discussed in the national media, have nonetheless understood quite well that SOME kind of scam was going on, as the rich got lower taxes, the politicians got bigger salaries - and We the People got shafted big time with closing hospitals and schools and everything else. Funny how "we ALL have to cut back!!!" works like that... hahaha right.....

People do not respect or like or honour other people who play con-games on them and treat them like simpletons and fools. Even if they are their "own" elected politicians.

Well - that intro went on a bit longer than I had planned - but it is absolutely essential to understand and be clear about the history of things here, if we are to have any hope of finding a solution to the very serious situation in which we find ourselves today for, as with anything else, the solution must be geared to the problem - there are no "off-the-shelf" things that are going to work.

The central lie that tears us apart these days, that keeps us from getting to a solution to what is wrong around here, is the pretense that the people running our society, on the whole, are acting in the best interests of us all (as indeed they used to do, as I have said above - it is the carryover of trust and goodwill that endures from those days that they are depending on to keep their scam going as long as they can - but as we are seeing, that carryover has about worn out its usability), when in reality they are acting to promote the best interests of the elite, and only trying to make us all believe (with the absolutely necessary help - and at least in many cases complicity, consider who owns these papers - of the media of course) they are acting in "our" best interests. Not unlike any conman - they try to convince you that they really want to do something good for you (the Nigerian hoax that has been running around the internet in various guises for a few years now being a perfect example - it simply astounds me that ANYONE falls for this shit - but when you think about it, it requires the same set of beliefs exactly that keep our politicians in power, the belief that someone is telling the truth when it should be so obvious that they lie - so there is a certain predisposition for scams to flourish in our modern world, when the whole society we live in is based on a HUGE scam spanning decades!!!! - worth some thinking on some day, that one - when the very basis of your existence as a citizen involves accepting as truth various huge scams the government has been perpetrating on you and all around for most of your life, the bullshit detectors in your brain have to be pretty compromised...... HAHAHAHAHAA - anyway, the current governments must find this a bit hard to maintain over the years sometimes, one would think - that is, the normal conman fools you good, gets your money, and runs! - but in the government scam, they have to maintain it for decades! - interesting thing here, how they work this. Worth a chapter or two in the ol book I bet someday hahahahahaa.

Really - there are few things in our society, particularly the things that are mostly wrong with it, or particularly disfunctional, that that realisation does not explain..... let's just grab a couple of stories right out of the old paper today pretty much at random and see how they fit, or how things would be better if ANYONE in the upper levels of the picture was acting TRULY for We The People rather than promoting some hidden agenda of We The Fucking Elite while trying to make We the People believe he was doing the former - what's happening in Haiti for instance - big ticket items like this are prime examples - if the US - UN-Canada-France - ANYfucking body wanted to REALLY do something about the "revolution" there, smalltime though it is (to us that is - big enough to the mothers watching their kids getting shot no doubt, as such things always are) - well, first off, where are the "rebels" getting their brand new American guns and armoured vehicles and ammo from?!?!?!?!!!! hahahahahaa - check it out- odd you don't hear any of the mainstream media wondering about this - they're all sure making a serious fucking effort to brainwash everybody in Canada into accepting that We The People aren't to be allowed to carry any weapons that might be of use in defending ourselves when the fascists move in, but I better not get off on that right now - or as we all know, if we think about it anyway, a central feature of almost all of these things is a big group of people who are very poor, and thus pretty mad and want to do something about their poverty - would we want to ask why the US government, as part of a bigger deal a few years ago, forced the Haitian government to let American rice producers dump their rice into Haiti at hugely subsidised prices, thus putting all of the Haitian farmers out of business? hmmmmmm - or if ANY of these outside countries were serious about helping Haiti, why haven't they cancelled the IMF-World Bank- bilateral "debts" of the country - NOBODY can fucking get on their feet when half of all their already meagre income is going to rich moneylenders!!!!! - there's probably about 200 more really relevant questions to be asked here - go for it!! (but don't look for them in the Globe HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA)

Or what about one more - well, the National Debt scam is something I keep harping on (as me old Ma used to say about something repetitious) - but it is one of the two or three most important things that we have to get sorted out before we become an actually free and democratic country - if the debt is really such a concern, why does the gov keep borrowing from private banks at prime rates to keep the debt going year after year after year, paying out 30-40% and more of EVERY tax dollar collected to these private interests, instead of using the Bank of Canada to pay it off in a few years - more to the point, if it had of used the Bank of Canada in the late 70s and early 80s for this purpose, there would BE no fucking huge national debt - but they keep up all the horseshit about it all, and keep paying all the money over to the wealthy - the lie and fraud here is so fucking obvious, it just astounds me how they maintain it all. The power of brainwashing and propaganda - and I guess the reluctance of most people to stand up and actually admit their government has been lying to them and stealing from them for years, at this level - and following that admission, having to do something about it. Much, much easier, I guess, to pretend that it is not happening. As the people of Germany found out about 70 years ago, though, pretending only works for so long. Then things start to get serious.

- hahahahahaa - I don't know - there's all kinds of stuff out there like that, if you just step back from the propaganda a bit and ask a few questions - it's sort of like Santa - once you turn the corner, and start thinking about it, it is just so obvious that there could be no such thing, sweet innocent Virginia not withstanding (that is an amazingly appropriate name for the kid HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - the guy who wrote that piece was certainly not without a good sense of the irony of what he was doing, perpetrating one of the big lies on the innocent - a pattern which Virginia would carry on into her adult life, just replacing one Santa with another......)

And more importantly, there is almost nothing going on here that could not be fixed, easily and quickly, were we to start operating society the other way, truthfully, with honest people dealing honestly amongst themselves - so the interests of most of us were met, worked out through talk among ALL of us and compromise - yes, that might mean some discomfort or even anguish for those few among us who appear to believe they have some sort of right to live like gods while enslaving the rest of us - but, as a caring and humane society, I expect we could find some humane way to deal with them - much more humane than they deal with those who refuse to become their slaves in this society, at any rate.

What we have now, is a system where the few have corralled the many - if we want to live in a truly decent society, we must reverse that - the many must corral the few.

Yes, I suppose that does sound a bit like democracy. It would, as Gandhi said, certainly be nice to try it sometime.

Man I don't know what she put in that beer but it was fine. HONEY!!!! MORE!!!!!!


Goddam - I become more and more intrigued by the idea that there is some tide in the affairs of us all, those of us who are paying attention anyway HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA MAN THAT SURE LIMITS THE FUCKING FIELD HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA STOPITSTOPIT!!! sweeping us all along in some grand plan - once again as I finish the above, I find things written from the same perspective, the same feelings - like some universal force is infusing many of us at the same time (I am sure there is a LOT going on out there that I don't see or hear about, finding it difficult to surf about a billion fucking web sites every day and still do some writing and keep my beverage glass full hahahaha) - what is surprising is the number of things I DO come across, indicating at least to me that there must be quite a lot of it out there - anyways - here this week - again the words of one George Monbiot, of whom I have spoken before I expect - Extreme measures - The only way to bring down Blair and change the political context is to take direct action - some quotes - "...British people know that our legal system stinks..." - "...We also know that our MPs are weak and frightened, that the civil service remains in the grip of the upper middle classes and that the press is run by multi-millionaires, whose single purpose is to make this a better world for multimillionaires...." - "...the people remain responsible for what is done in their name...." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA _ GREAT fucking stuff, George!!! - although watch yourself - I'm sure the great old RCMP would have you in some secret jail getting you ready for Syria or someplace if you start that kind of talk in Canada - man, real terrorist shit George, talking about the PEOPLE running the government and kicking out governments they don't like HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

And another wee chapter in the ongoing observation of "justice" in this great and fair Democracy of Canada (or is that The People's Democratic Republic of Canada...?!?!?! - oh no, that comes next year with the Great Free Biometric ID Cards HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA fuck what a place) - anyway, as I was saying, justice stuff - York under fire for another missing ticket - Traffic notice issued to wife of a deputy chief - cops fixing traffic tickets for well-placed people is nothing new - typical of the low-level corruption of third world countries, which we are rapidly becoming - but what is more interesting, to those who scan around for holes in the "logic" of the rules we live under (this isn't hard to do, as the place is full of contradictions, stupid authoritarian systems can't avoid them, really - getting any newspapers to admit stuff like this is quite another ballgame altogether though for some odd reason HAHAHAHAHAHAAA), is the secondary story talked about in this bit - a quote - "....three tickets for running red lights issued to Vaughan Mayor Michael Di Biase over a 15-month period..." - now the THIRD time this joker ran the red light, he even had a small accident - thus proving once again that running red lights is a pretty serious sort of carelessness while driving a vehicle, and often results in accidents - I used to keep track of such stuff when I drove a so-called car regularly some years ago, and over one 1-year period on the ol red mud I avoided, by good driving practices and defensive driving, about 10 potentially serious accidents - every one of them by some dickhead running either a red light or stop sign in front of me, and every one which would have hit me on the driver's side of the car at varying rates of speed had I not already taken evasive action of one sort or another. I won't even get into the fact that HAD I been in one of those accidents, I expect whatever injuries I sustained would have been considerably less due to the fact I was NOT strapped into place with one of them fucking seatbelts while the offending vehicle smashed in the side of my car where I was sitting - no no again for another time hahaha, what strikes me here is that this guy is getting slap-on-the-wrist punishment for repetitive careless driving that could potentially lead to serious accidents, even after three times in barely over a year (and that's only the times he was caught - it's pretty certain that this was his regular driving behaviour - that is, the odds would say it was VERY fucking unlikely that the ONLY three times he ran a stop sign/redlight in this period there "just happened!!!" to be a cop close by or vehicle waiting to be hit (although large segments of our society seem to prefer "coincidence theories" like this rather than them horrible old "conspiracy" theories - but let's leave that for another time or this sentence will get too long for even me to unravel later hahahahaaa) - but in the nature of comparing things, think about another guy here, a guy who has stopped at a tavern after work for a couple of beers, and just out of sheer bad luck while driving home hits one of your ever-present friendly roadside RIDE checks or whatever the fuck they call these Gestapo hahahahah excuse me!!!! Great Friendly "Serve and Protect!!!" police checkpoints - the FIRST time this poor fucker, who has done NOTHING anywhere near as dangerous as running a red light, gets stopped by these Nazis he gets just a tad more than a slap on the wrist - oh yes indeedy bobsyerfuckinguncle - THIS poor fucker is going to lose his licence for at least a year, see his insurance go through the fucking roof, pay a significant fine (could easily be 5-10% of his yearly income if he is not well employed), watch the newspapers and media and any self-righteous PCer in his neighbourhood run around saying what a blight on the face of the planet he is, and probably other stuff I can't think of offhand (I seem to get a bit incoherent at times when I start getting pissed off HAHAHAHAHAA - and thinking about this stuff does that to me) - and for WHAT?!?!?!?! No accident, no "really" dangerous behaviour (if he had been speeding or driving like a maniac, that would be another category altogether, and I am NOT talking about such idiots - just poor local schmutz Davey, driving calmly and safely home to the good wife and supper after a short stop at the bar, unlucky enough to hit the road check). And that's just the FIRST time he gets caught!!!! - were he to be caught THREE times under the same harmless-but-exceeding-that-magic-08 situation, they'd start getting REALLY serious with the financial punishments and jailtime. But some dickhead repeatedly running stopsigns and redlights - demonstrably dangerous driving behaviour, leading to many accidents for sure and not hypothetically - slap on the wrist.

Something really really wrong with this situation, to me. One of them serious disconnects in our society, something rational people couldn't tolerate. If we are to have a serious justice system, then it has to be geared to punishing and preventing actual crimes, not used as a vehicle to enforce the desired social behaviours of the elite. Such encouraged social behaviours, of course, being the kind of behaviours that indicate passivity on the part of the citizenry. Do as you are told, citizen, and we will go easy on you. Only your left nut. This time HAHAHAHAHAHAAA

Fuck what did I do to deserve this?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - rumours of my death are, as Mr. Clements said (smart boy that), somewhat exaggerated HAHAHAHAHAAA - hope ya got beer and butts and a good girl to fetch em where ya are - see ya ................

"The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed..." -Steven Biko

"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth."
- Morpheus

- and insofar as this grasshopper understands it, so it is.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr Seuss - man he was smart....... I gotta read some of that stuff again ..... that's almost as good a play on words as the great old line about comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.....

George Orwell: During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act

“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 (ya gotta take the xxx off the front - I'm trying to reduce the intake from the spam assholes (oh yes you fucking are - it is NOT amusing - get a fucking life why don't you, instead of bothering people - how fucking stupid can you be?? If you were the last fucking product on earth I wouldn't buy anything from you!! Fuck.)).

What direct action did you take today to do something to get rid of corporate government in Canada besides deleting spam? 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 few months until 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 (remove the xx - see above HAHAHAA) 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, Paul Martin's our new PM and owes the Bay St. Boys 12 million worth of favors and George Bush is talking to ALLAH on his red phone, direct line, as you read. Which of those statements do you find the most unbelievable? Why? Do you know where Frodo and Gandalf went on that boat? Can we call them? Maybe the really nice elf lady too HAHAHA!!! And Smith - don't forget Smith ....