Why we're losing - and how to start winning
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Part II The Corporate Reactionary Revolution
Introduction: Answering some questions just leads to new questions
To recap, briefly, we're losing because:
a) we, or most of us, apparently, believe we live in a 'democracy' where 'we the people', through representatives carrying our wishes to a common parliament, control our country democratically, which is a fine idea and very much worth fighting for, but also, apparently realised by very few, involves a process which if not very carefully guarded by 'the people' whose government it is, is very open to being corrupted, and so it has been, so that although we do indeed 'elect' those who are sent to the common government to represent us, a gang of human predators very cleverly and ruthlessly pursuing their own aims have actually turned the whole thing around, and those we are allowed to choose from, to 'elect', once they arrive at the 'seat of government' actually serve the people who rule the country, and thus represent the rulers to us, not taking our wishes to a common government where 'our' collective voice will, after some debate, set the policy of the country, but selling the government programs to us, whether we like them or not (and obviously, most of the time most of us do not much like what the governments of the last 30 years have been getting up to). They never talk about this openly, of course, that would acknowledge the great deception, and successful great deceptions like this are not maintained by talking about them truthfully - but as long as this situation exists, it is obvious 'we the people' are not really running the country, and participating in the current electoral system in the sham form controlled by those who rule us is going to get us absolutely nowhere in terms of making things better, as we have been seeing for the last 30-odd years.
And then -
b) they have been deconstructing the great strides made in fighting these plutocratic rulers by earlier generations pushing to create a more truly democratic country from the earliest days of the country through the 1970s, using the very fraudulent 'national debt scam' as an excuse, with additional attacks as enabled by allowing 'our' money-credit system to be controlled by those whose goal is maximizing their own wealth and impoverishing and disempowering 'we the people' - as it has always been, wealth correlates very closely with power in human societies, and if a democracy is to survive and prosper, it will be largely because it can afford to do so based on the wealth created by the people to provide the things that enable a democracy to grow and improve, and empower all of its citizens with certain minimal rights by a variety of enabling national programs such as free education, income security, full health care, legal assistance, full access to the public debate, and so on to those who require such things to enable them to participate fully in their country - impoverish the country overall and the people therein, and enrich a small group of wouldbe plutocrats, and quickly enough the country will be controlled by those with the wealth, as the citizens become more and more consumed with simply living day to day - as we are seeing.
And of course, in terms of 'why we are losing' -
c) in the modern world, control of the media, in our information-rich advanced technological society, is a very necessary, central really, part of this usurpation - a democratic media could and should not only be facilitating a joyous, lively, optimistic national debate about how to make our country and world better, as they were back in the best days of our country during the 60s and 70s, but also exercising extreme vigilance, on our behalf, and exposing those doing things to undermine our democracy - a mandate they have very obviously spectacularly failed at, as seen from outside the box here, as they are not actually working to inform the public about evil things in their midst, they have been taken over by those who would destroy our democracy, and actively work for such people.
These three things are the key pillars of why we are losing a fight we should be winning, given the strong majority of Canadians who are unhappy about what is going on here, and have been increasingly so for the last few decades since this great NWO usurpation of our democracies began, vs the relatively small number who are taking over the country.
Answering one set of questions often leads to others ....
But understanding these things leads, once again, to yet another deeper question, perhaps the yet deeper pillar, even more hidden in the dark, that these three pillars themselves are resting on, are dependent on for their establishment and endurance, and it then becomes necessary to ask - what has happened to the people of Canada over the last 30 or 40 years to allow this situation to develop? Why, in a modern country with our very modern education system, very powerful modern communications and a great progressive history that should mean a population well-educated and alert in watching 'their' country and jealously guarding 'their' democracy, a people who should have been overseeing and participating in their maturation as a world leader in true democratic government during the last years of the 20th century and onward - how is it we have allowed ourselves to be pushed onto this path in the opening years of the 21st century of increased corporate-state power, and decreased almost non-existent democracy, a country now regarded by much of the world as a rogue state, a vassal of the imperial-corporate US, helping them establish their hegemony over a sizable portion of the world, rather than helping those countries by providing a strong democratic example of a strong progressive society for still-struggling countries to look up to, with so few people understanding what is really happening, and thus unable to oppose these unwanted changes effectively? What happened to the great democratic forces of the '20s and '30s, maturing in the 1960s and into the 70s, that today we have regressed into a completely powerless and mostly passive citizenry unable to see what is happening, and unable to do anything about it for those few who are dissatisfied with what is happening?
If we're all, especially we 'progressives', but also the real-lib Libs, and the better 'red-tory' Cons, so smart and well-educated, how is it we have been conned into believing in a pretend-democracy, how is it we seem incapable of understanding a fairly simple but massive con being played on us stealing our national wealth in front of our very faces, how is it we seem incapable, in this age of the internet, of a wider understanding of the way the mainstream media is nothing more than a massive corporate state propaganda machine?
Telling questions, really - and even more telling that so few are asking them.
And here we have to once again think for ourselves, tease out some important historical threads and happenings we didn't learn at school, in an 'education' system now controlled by the same people controlling the government, the money, and the media from behind the scenes, and do some thinking the rulers don't put in their books of allowable things for their loyal citizens to think, to get some idea of what has been going on the last few decades to lead us to the edge of the abyss in the early years of the 21st century.
II-1 - The Corporate Reactionary Revolution - Beginnings
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