Democratic Revolution Handbook
Why we're losing - and how to start winning

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The Democratic Revolution Handbook
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Some recent writings
*time for a Green Island voice in the Canadian public debate
*David Graeber - radical alternative economics genius - or deep state disinfo agent??
*It's not 'the left' trying to take over the world and shut down free speech and all that other bad stuff - it's 'the right'!!
*CBC believes Science is under siege - from stupid anti-science Canadians!!!
*Taking on the CBC et-al measles/vaccination mafia/witch hunt mob in 2015
*As goes democracy so goes journalism
Some always-relevant older writings
*Notes on the Creation of the Canadian Narrative: The Canadian Media and the 2008 Election
*What Happened?
*The Beer Story - a true story of "justice" on PEI
*PEI Revival Plan
*Prince Edward Island Rustico Farmers' Bank Scrip

Greenways cover

Green Island, Dave's magnum opus, a story of a modern social democracy where We the People have finally displaced the bankers from our government, and established the first real Democracy on our planet. The old rulers are not about to sit idly by and allow the work of centuries to be undone by a band of hippies, of course, and attempt a regime change with their military arm, the US hegemon. This regime change attempt gets a bit of a shock, however. Green Island too has something a little harder under the green glove.

Serpent's Tale cover
A Serpent's Tale - Dave's parable about what we are doing to our planet - when you look into the abyss, even if you have no idea what you are doing - be careful - the abyss is looking back ...

And a book for younger readers too, Dave's an eclectic sort of person - Aquila

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These and Dave's other books can be found at
Dave's Smashwords EPUBS page
- and for the curious, if anyone cares, a few words on
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
DRH tab 1 - first we take back our minds, then we go for the country

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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
The master gamesmen have set up a pseudo-society for the kids to play in - pseudo-democracy, pseudo-debt crises, pseudo-'free, democratic media', pseudo 'great terrorist threat OMG!!', etc etc - if they're pretending something is 'serious!!' on the CBC, you can bet their version of it is pseudo-something ...

Part II: The Corporate Reactionary Revolution:

Part III: The Democracy Discussions


I 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 albert - if you do what you always did, you'll get what you always gotbetter 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...
  • The Corporate Reactionary Revolution - how the rulers infiltraited our once-almost-great-democracy in Canada, and are stealing everything from us, by making us believe some pretty amazing lies, such as:
    • Capitalism - the greatest economic system ever invented??? no, actually the greatest con ever devised by 'those who would be as gods' to keep the peasants believing in a false god and creating the great wealth the wouldbe kings claimed as theirs; how the religion of 'capitalism' was built on the back of the new philosopher's stone which could create pretend-gold out of paper, a religion then sold like any religion to the ignorant masses
    • Great and Terrible National Debt Monster!! - as big as lies get, a completely fraudulent 'debt', being used to degrade and destroy our once-almost-great-democracy
    • Canada the Great Democracy? Not really - a few decades ago an almost-great-democracy, but now a dead thing walking. Our ancestors fought for generations to force the rulers to make some concessions about how they treat us, but the rulers never turned control of our country over to any kind of true 'democratic will', and for the last few decades have been busy getting what little 'democracy' we once had very firmly back in the Box of Dead Dreams, replaced by a great tweedledee-dum-dumer show for the dumbed down citizens.
    • A Great Free and Democratic Media???? - again, 40 years ago some considerable truth here in Canada, now the media has been completely taken over by the Masters, and is nothing more than a 21st century Orwellian Ministry of Truth
    • We're all in a terrible existential danger from Muslim terrorists and/or fucking commies trying to take over the world and make us all little drooling zombies!!! - actually, in the nature of all great capitalist lies, it's the reverse - it's the US government which has been the greatest terrorist on this planet, since they decided to exterminate the native population of the place they now call theirs a few hundred years ago. In the last 30 years or so, they have killed more or less an incalculable number of people around the eastern Mediterranean Sea area, before that they were doing the same in South and Latin American, Africa, SE Asia, and anywhere there was stuff to be looted.
  • Enemy: The people who have taken over our country, who are robbing us blind and putting the chains of a new feudal society all around us, are not your friends - they are Enemy. And they are very, very sophisticated, think Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, given the best modern education in the educational places 'normal' people never get near, only those who are to be Rulers, where the **only** thing of importance is winning, using the major predator weapons of violence and deception. You against them is very much like a naive child educated to be a peasant vs a top level military strategist. There is no contest, and you are not in any way challenging their rule. Leading to -
  • Deepest truth of all, the Truth that you must face and defeat if you want to stop losing - you are probably deeply indoctrinated to believe the lies above - not everyone is indoctrinated, of course, many people, Canadians and otherwise, managed to escape the program one way or another, but - if you believe capitalism is great, if you believe Canada is a Democracy, but now we're in a bit of financial trouble because of the terrible national debt crisis, and world economic instability that is, like, created by God or someone, if you believe the people at the CBC are great journalists telling us what we need to know, if you believe that working for the NDP is the road to democracy and a better country, if you believe we need all of the 'security' measures they are putting in place because there could be a Terrorist!! under your bed, and we have to bomb bomb bomb them bastards somewhere in the middle east because they might take over the world if we don't, and we have to be really worried about that bastard Putin and Russian Aggression Because the fucking Commies Only Want to Take Over the World and Destroy Democracy!!! - you are deeply, deeply indoctrinated, and we are **not** going to be free until you break free of those chains.

This book can help - if you have the courage to face the Truth and your greatest enemy.

Poge- we have met the enemy and he is us

Next Chapter:
Intro Part 2. Losing

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Shake your chains to earth like dew, you are many they are few

ML King - nothing more dangerous in the world than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity

Howard Zinn Small acts when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world