Articles with Opinion by Greg
Who Cares About Howard Hyde?
We are losing our democracy to corruption within the system, from Western to Eastern Canada. Judges, lawyers and businessmen dine together and share loopholes and inside information to benefit each other. Doctors and medical specialists cover up wrongdoings within the establishment, as to stand against it could create trouble they don’t want.
Magazines, newspapers and TV news networks turn a blind eye to stories which expose corruption from within the system. Related stories which they do report are often slanted, overlooking key points while exaggerating others in order to create a false view of reality in order to reflect a pro-establishment image. There is a word to describe this kind of news: it is called propaganda. Don’t forget, they are politically-connected businesses themselves and have no wish to rival the establishment.
You only have to look at the Howard Hyde story to see how bad it’s gotten. Policemen who threaten and restrain a mentally ill man who dies while in their care, and none of the attending experts are willing to even suggest that their treatment of him may have been the cause—even after discovering multiple injuries found over his body. And these important facts are often deliberately downplayed by the media.
Something is terribly wrong with this country, and this is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. We have a government led by criminals, who lead with Far Right politics, all controlled by one man who currently rules the whole system with an iron fist. No one in the Conservative party can go off-script, they don’t dare. And when you look at the other parties you see similar corruption. No matter how you look at it, our political system is lost to the People. Voting cannot save us.
We must better educate ourselves and each other. We must take action, and support those who do. Protests, picketing and speaking out can make a big difference. We cannot rely on the mainstream media to do our thinking for us, on the justice system to protect us, or on our government to solve these problems for us. Corporate interests are heard above those of voting, taxpaying citizens. Blood may be thicker than water, but money is thicker than blood. We have been sold out.
Recently, in an announcement made at the White House, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announced “a North American Parameter”. This is a deal meant to “streamline and decongest” the border to make it easier for corporations to deal between nations, by allowing their transport trucks to pass through with less red tape. This warrants “a sweeping overhaul of Canada-U.S. security.” Both nations are also to share security information in this united agenda.
It is also a further step in Free Trade, which has worked against us in several ways. The Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has allowed large American businessmen to buy up Canadian businesses, as well as sending jobs to foreign countries for slave wages. No one benefits from this, except for the rich. It is a centralization of wealth, the very cause of this so-called “global recession” which many people are suffering through. And due to this loss of economic stability, Harper maintains that we must continue to embrace the Global Economy and abandon our own.
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Capitalism thrived under the rule of “supply and demand”, but the moment the government began “bailing out” large companies that could no longer meet supply and demand, the concept was betrayed. Protecting a failing business as if it were an intricate part of our society is more Socialist in its concept than Capitalist. Now that corporate interests are getting their way, and the people are being lied to, we are seeing the loss of both Capitalism and Democracy—and the rise of something accurately described as Corporatism.
We must listen to local and national stories more closely. We must speak out when something important needs to be said. The People need to understand how bad things really are, and this is only possible through the facts—all of the facts.
The truth can hurt, and that’s not bad; it’s how you know that you are still human. As long as we care and are willing to stand by what we believe in, and what Canada has always stood for, it doesn’t have to die. We must resist corruption at every level, and oppose it wherever possible. Brave of heart, we must stand together. We are the People, the many—the millions!
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