Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Don't you find it all a bit hypocritical and hysterical

I must admit, I'm simply astonished at the level to which the anti-coalition forces are prepared to stoop in their attempt to hijack our system of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy. Contrary to what the frothing-at-the-mouth unrepentent corporate controlled right-wingers would have you believe, we are not witnessing a coup d'etat.

What we are witnessing is elected representatives of a combined majority of Canadian citizens assuming control of government from a group of representatives representing a minority of Canadian citizens. 63% = majority, 37% = minority.

But what really floors me is the hatred-filled diatribes coming from the mouths of those who declare themselves to be the rightful and duly elected leaders in this democracy we call Canada. Don't you find it all a bit rich to hear them bemoan and exaggerate the agreement between the "Liberals", the "Socialists", and the "Separtists"? I sure do.

This all from a group who have no problem whatsoever abandoning the sovereignty of our nation through the signing of "so-called" international trade agreements.

How is it that working and cooperating with elected Canadian citizens from Quebec in Canada's Parliament is described as treasonous, yet it's quite all right to sign multi-lateral and bi-lateral trade agreements with countries where the murdering of union leaders is a regular occurrence? Or where human rights abuses, and environmental abuses are simply ignored.

How is it that playing by the rules of our system of representative and responsible government is equated to being an attack on democracy, yet it's quite all right to sign interprovincial and overarching agreements like TILMA and the AIT that include provisions handing corporations the ability to sue duly elected governments for multi-millions of dollars for those governments exercising their responsibility to regulate and legislate in the public interest?

In case you haven't been paying attention - deregulating the global financial industry and handing over control to the corporations is exactly what got the world into the economic mess we find ourselves in right now. Even George W. Bush, the most unpopular President in the history of the United States of America, acknowledges that.

What we're witnessing here is our democratic system working - the way it's worked in this country since confederation. The ones who are screaming the loudest are the priviledged few and the corporate elite who see control slipping away, and they don't like it.

Get ready for the full frontal attack - they own the media, and they own the airwaves - they will spend millions to deny the results of the last election. Because contrary to what they would have you believe - they didn't win, they only got a minority. Hang on, it's going to be a wild ride.


myworld said...

Well put. Is the general population ready to accept that the party "in power" has broken many laws, and that the stuff they read in the mainstream papers and hear on the mainstream radio are lies perpetrated by the corporate elite?
A good friend from the corporate world recently asked me my opinion of the automotive bailout. He wanted to know if I thought it fair that the Big 3 employees were making an average of $70/hour, as he read in the paper. I wish everyone could have seen the look on his face when I showed him that they indeed average closer to $30/hour. I know he will think twice the next time he reads opinion pieces in the media that are "reported" as "journalism".

Squarehead said...

If the coalition did not include the Bloc I would support the coalition 1000% any other party would do. The Bloc (in my opinion) is only looking after Quebec not Canada. Why do you think they only represent one (1)Province.

the regina mom said...

So, Squarehead, why don't the Bloc deserve to represent Quebec's interests? Duceppe has merely agreed to prop up the coalition, not to govern, and he has asked to be consulted on issues. What's the problem with that?

There's waaaaay too much anti-Quebec rhetoric being pumped up here and it's not good. It's not good for any of us, let alone our country. We need to really look at our biases here, because they're becoming glaringly obvious!