Monday, May 6, 2013


To Paraphrase Dr. Craig Roberts of Global Research “You are the Hope”


You have the ability and motivation to find the truth. You can think and dialogue with others; you should also see through propaganda. You are a graduate of a special university – the university of the street and its people generally.

Like the rest of us you have gone through 68 years of a new revolution – the scientific, technological revolution. It began after WW II was won in Europe. It has made major changes in the world’s production mode for the development of the industrial revolution into the present computer and robotics production.

Those changes have made it possible for production that has enriched the owning class beyond the imagination while making the mid down class grow and become poorer.
How you vote will decide if we are governed to improve and enrich the lives of the mid to lower class or to go on enriching the top owning class who demand tax breaks to increase their already bloated profits. Decide where you are and think of your and your families and friends future. You can vote for an enriched future for the majority or an enriched to the maximum future of those already super-rich.

To continue to be governed by high finance and big business or to be governed by people like you. According to the CBC TV more and more of you are swinging to help business and its already immense wealth. The dictionary I have says that Governance by corporations and business is fascism. Many Canadians and I died to defeat it. Is your vote going to make that struggle a failure?

As the good doctor saidYou can see through propaganda.” I say TRY, YES YOU CAN.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


I found this article from Free Inquiry Magazine on the Characteristics of Fascism would be something worth reading now. After all there are some amazing similarities with them in Canada now. Sorry is is long:

The 14 Characteristics of Fascism
by Lawrence Britt Free Inquiry Magazine, Spring   7 November 2004The URL of this article is:
Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20).
Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine's policy.

The 14 characteristics are:
Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottoes, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

Supremacy of the Military
Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

Rampant Sexism
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.

Controlled Mass Media
Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

Obsession with National Security
Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

Religion and Government are Intertwined
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

Corporate Power is Protected
The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

Labor Power is Suppressed
Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed .

Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.

Obsession with Crime and Punishment
Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

Fraudulent Elections
Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Great Northern Tax Haven by Linda McQuaig Sun columnist

The above URL will enable you to print the whole article. Linda McQuaig a columnist for the Toronto Star has several books to her credit. This column in the Toronto Star on line said something that caught my eye.

" Canada's ultra rich - those in the top 0.01 percent (emphasis mine) - now have a bigger share of the national income than any point in Canadian history, according to data compiled by McMaster University economist Michael Veall. But the median Canadian family income hasn't grown in 30 years; in fact it's declined from $48,800 (in today's dollars) to $46,700.

"This means ordinary Canadians have little buying power, reducing the incentive for business and the wealthy to invest in their substantial cash reserves in ways that create jobs.

"As growing inequality becomes a global issue, the subject is strangely absent from Canadian politics."

My comment is that as long as Governments, they are by and large elected by high finance in spite of so called democracy, continue with the "trickle down theory" that says the more money the goes to the top the more jobs will be created is based on a lie.

Think about it BC voters are you voting for more of the same?