Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 4:Our failure to help our police

(This one is a little late. Sorry.)

I have often mentioned that we are passing through a revolution.  In fact, it is almost over. The police state is here with domestic spies checking our phone calls, our computers, and any other personal material they can find. And don't kid yourself they're looking for terrorists. They're looking for anybody who thinks the wrong way - as defined by big money.

Big money long ago took possession of our governments. It's now looking at trade agreements which, in effect, make it impossible for us to govern our own societies. All real power will pass into the hands of multi-billionaires. The Conservatives will certainly support this. The Trudeau Liberals will almost certainly support it. And they are the final touch to the end of the Canadian nation.

A reader sent me the following document which is a pretty good summary of the revolution.  ( It's a little wordy, and it applies to the U.S. situation which is even worse than Canada's.)

We won't waste much time on the irving press today.

Coverage of the unveiling to statues of three, murdered RCMP officers is touching. From the start, people have reacted with sadness and thanks for their sacrifice.  But I can't help but notice that, for all the sympathy, the people and the news media haven't done a damn thing about a major cause of that tragedy.
The man who killed those police could do it not only because he had a rifle that outranged their pistols - but also because it was designed to kill numbers of people and to do it quickly. This was not a hunting or a target weapon. It had a military-style magazine of large capacity; and, as a semi-automatic, it could fire rapidly. This is a gun with macho and very military appearance, the sort of gun designed for men in their 20s and more going on 12.

Why is such a gun available in Canada? The irving press cared so little about this issue, it never mentioned it, and it has run ads for a store that specialize in guns of this sort.

Page A3 has a story about James K. Irving being honoured with a top Rotary award. They also had this story yesterday. Kiss. kiss. Well, that's the Rotary Club. It specializes in honouring the rich who make such great contributions to us.

A10 has a big story about a Moncton teacher. I'm not familiar with his career. But it reads as though he devoted much of his time, experience and leadership to working with youth. But the article doesn't mention him ever getting a Rotary award.
The editorial is heavy on sentimentality about the unveiling of the statues of three RCMP officers. But it still doesn't say a word about us doing anything about it. Worse, it heaps praise on the irving press for its 'daringly obtained photograph" of the killer. I would certainly praise the photographer. But an irving editor is not the one to claim credit for that. Remember it was the irving press  which , shortly after, fired all its photographers, including that one.

There's a good column by Norbert. We need to be reminded that we are all immigrants, all of us in every country on earth. (Yes. That includes native peoples.) The very existence of this country is possible because of immigrants.

There's also a good column on human rights by John Carpay of Jusitice Centre for Constititional Freedoms.
One of the big stories in Canada&World is that a pub is being cleaned up after the fire in Fort McMurray. The consistent use of stories as dumb as this can't be an accident. It has to be a deliberate policy of the irving press to keep New Brunswickers as feather-headed as possible.

The only item worth reading is about our Communications Security Establishment (our gestapo which spies on us.) It then takes information it gets by tapping our phones, computers,etc., and shares it with gestapos in the U.S., Britain, Australia and New Zealand. But it won't share it with a Canadian court. It's above the law. That makes it impossible for civil rights associations to find out whether it's illegally invading our privacy.  (Of course it is.)

Sieg Heil, O Canada.

The rest of this section is just trivia.
Todays sermonette on the Faith Page is enough to make a saint skip church. It avoids any real issue dealing with our world today. I have to presume the writer thinks that Jesus would approve of the massive wealth of a few in the middle of a world of suffering and starvation. I presume He would clap hands to see us sending armoured cars to Saudi Arabia to kill some of the poorest people in the world. And, no doubt, He would be dazzled by the Rotarians' award to Mr. Irving.

The only interesting thing about this column is to find the two, glaring spelling errors in its headline. (Three, actually.)

There's very little in today's The Guardian.  ( I wonder if irving press has bought it.) The one story that struck me was the death of Muhammed Ali. He lived life on his own terms, creating sensations   (and hatred) as he abandoned Christianity for Islam, refused to serve when drafted for the Vietnam war (unlike George Bush, he didn't have a daddy who could make him a legal draft dodger).
The boxing world (a very conformist one) saw him as brash. So he was. But what it and many others missed is that he was also very intelligent and highly principled - and a superb showman.

His boxing made him a legend, so much so that many never saw his other, equally great, qualities. The boxing may also have shortened his life. It commonly does for pro boxers.

Muhammed Ali (nee Cassius Clay) really was 'the greatest', far greater than anyone I see in today's headlines (and not just among boxers).
Russia is close to a decision to commit ground troops to Syria. The story below gives its reasons for doing so. I'm not sure that's a complete list of the reasons.
Certainly, Syria needs the help. But the risks for Russia are very great. One is that Russia is getting itself into a situation that will be hard to back away from. The other risk is confrontation with the U.S. if the U.S. decides it cannot allow Russia to gain influence in the region.

The latter point is glaring when one considers that the U.S., while fighting ISIS, has also been helping it - as in exporting its oil, as in funding that comes from U.S. ally Saudi Arabia and, perhaps even more directly. The U.S. target from the start has been Assad. ISIS has the same target. The U.S. may not want to see ISIS destroyed.

As well, Putin may be thinking of this as a warning to a U.S. which has been behaving, to say the least, provocatively toward Russia.
The next item is on the same topic. It looks strident. But most of what it says has been known for  several years (if not to the editors of irving press.)
The following source is one I am normally hesitant to use. But the information in it is all material that I have seen in many, reliable sources over the past couple of weeks. The elected president of Brazil has been disposed of to be replaced with a thoroughly corrupt gang of servants to U.S. corporations. It's not unusual. In fact, it's the major thread that runs through all the modern history of South America.
The loss of jobs in the U.S. has been turning into a crash dive. Much of that is thanks to the export of jobs to cheap labour and no corporate tax countries, and  to massive corruption at the government level, much of it with the defence industry. Will there be violence?

The U.S. government thinks so.  That's why large numbers of combat troops are based permanently in the U.S. That's why police forces have been militarized.
Wars kill very large number of civilians - commonly it kills mostly civilians. That goes for all sides in all wars.
Here's another good one on Muhammed Ali. It explains better than I did why he was 'the greatest'.
Here's Noam Chomsky on a trade agreement that isn't really about trade. It's about destroying democracies and destroying nations. It's about making us all the servants of big corporations. The irving press hasn't said a word about it. All the indications are the Liberals will support it.
The irving press editors had space for a big story in Canada&World about the clean-up of a pub in Fort McMurray. But they couldn't find room for the story below.

I really don't understand what's going on with editors at the irving press.  Do they deliberately create a section to dumb us all down? Or are they actually terminally dumb, themselves?
A parting thought. The U.S. national debt is now 20 trillion dollars. Can that ever be paid? Probably not. In fact, at the current rate of spending, especially 'defence' spending, it's certain to grow. That sets the U.S. up for the greatest money devaluation we've ever seen.

How to prevent it?

Easy. Go to war against the countries you owe most of it to - and pound all life out of them. Start with China.

You ask, would our Christian business leaders be too moral to do such a thing? If your answer is yes, apply to the irving press to write a column for the Faith Page.

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