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November 29, 2011

CBC Under Seige ~ SUNTV and the Attack of the Neo-Clones!

CBC would lose $532-million annually if forced to give up advertising, loss would have devastating impact on Canadian television production industry, says groundbreaking report
The Hill Times just let me in on a bit of tyranny. Are they complicit in it? No, but they did not provide any time for a rebuttal there, either. They have no comment section. Like most of the puppet Media they are a monologue. It reminds me of the style of communication most favoured by 'dear leader'.

Mr. Harper,
have you got a minute?
No! Not really!
So, do they really want our state broadcaster to give up advertising? Not really. Just having some fun at CBC's expense? Not really. But how is this really dumb bit of tangential thinking relevent? It is Not. Not really. Is there a TV network in the world that would be able to survive without advertising? NO, not really. Not without a government that was accountable enough to allow that. Are they offering to make up the shortfall?  Hell NO!

Bob Dylan once said: "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows" And you do not need a study to know this. Would any man on Earth not die if he stopped breathing? I don't know, let's commission a study. All we need is every man on Earth ........ and a very strong mandate.

homer-choking-bart-funny-animated-gifSo, if this is not a "groundbreaking study" as the possible dullard above suggested, what on Earth could it mean? Is it a threat?  Not really. Is it a chance to broach the subject and get us used to the idea that the CBC is our enemy, and not just the enemy of ever tightening Government control? That may be closer to the truth. I mean seriously, who is even suggesting this? And for what purpose?

Or, like my grandmother would have said: WTF?

The Canadian
Ass. of
Parliamentary Prorogers

The bright side! If that means that the government foots the bill as it is intended to do, and releases CBC from the necessity of advertising, that might just be OK. At least it would mean that we could watch our state TV and would see no more CAPP ads, no more 'Drugs are the road to hell' ads, No more Character assinating attack ads, No more self promoting Stimulus ads, no more 'Give us your young' Military ads, no more Federal government propaganda in bright Canadian Blue. If that were the case I am willing to consider it! That is not what is going on here.

There are already real rumblings that the Harper government is thinking about severely cutting the CBC's funding and now this nonesense? This contrived and stupid mocked up scenario about how they would die if suddenly the government were to stop allowing them to compete for advertising revenues? Is anyone really saying this? And they call themselves a 'government with a mandate' and claim to be protectors of democracy?

These men are idiots. But lately it seems that they are everywhere. Is there nowhere in this Country where a man can get some rest? Sorry, but as I was typing that, history was being re-written in HarperLand. They just now voted down the Canadian Wheat Board! Canada as breadbasket to the world is no more.  I can almost hear Pat Martin uttering the Eff Word!

From the article:
" The study was released Monday after nearly two months of Conservative pressure against the CBC in Parliament, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's (Calgary Southwest, Alta.) Parliamentary Secretary, Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, Ont.). The CBC has also been under assault from Quebecor Inc., the private-sector media giant in Quebec.

The study warned that without ad revenues, CBC would likely eventually reach a “tipping point” where it would be unable to meet its mandate under the Broadcasting Act. "
Hey? George Stroumboulopoulos? Is there a more modern Chapter being written for "Love Hate and Propaganda"?  It seems that it is also being written as we speak.

This article is pure propaganda in it's worst form. The writer acts as if this is all just business as usual, and that if he writes 'matter of factly' enough, we will mistake it as reality. Some, I suspect will do exactly that. But the fact remains that attacking a state broadcaster, is a very necessary tactic in any fascist state.
See how Harper stacks up!

There is still time before he
prorogues for Christmas
to wish Humpty Harper
a Great Fall
Attempting to limit the scope of, or any attempts to limit the content of the CBC is an overt attempt to control the fifth estate and it must be seen as a precursor to total control. It would also represent the Corporate rape of a government subsidized institution that does seriously good work, especially in the remote rural districts (although the loss of analogue signal has left countless rural dwellers with no access to TV of any kind) by the very government that is supposed to be protecting it.

The Conservatives (and the Republicans in the USA) have long been mis-representing the bias in the media, and although the media is mostly scared to death of them they claim that the press can not be trusted. At least a handful of Canadian journalists occasionally stand up and give us the goods on that conservative spin. It should happen more often.

At the 2:22 mark Harper Clearly says: "I don't think the public cares" and he repeats it!

And like I have mentioned before, Stephen Harper claims to be a human and real studies prove that humans are unsustainable when they have their air supply cut off. And since he breathes propaganda and needs to control all things, he will not overlook the state broadcaster. It would be untrue to even pretend that that is not the case. No folks, he breathes control. And now he has the added bonus of a warm glow from the ever shining SUNTV.

A Plea to Save the CBC
In the real world, Homer would have done Bart in long ago. And that is not a threat, it is another example of the kind of propaganda that we have above. They are subliminally trying to get us all used to the idea that it will all be OK and that the Government would be justified in choking the life out of the State Broadcaster.

And again, history says that Stalin would approve. And according to some, Russian state media has never recovered from his control. The Russian media is still protecting him. But he went well beyond threats. Will Harper?

And one more time, to the Hill Times, who's article has no comment board: This is not a real study. If it were it would not contain the word 'IF' 5 times in only seven paragraphs. It is a study in propaganda. (Notice how I keep repeating that word?) I 'get' Propaganda!

p.s. Dean Del Mastro.... shudddder!
It seems
you just keep
helping me write my blog!

November 28, 2011

Would Stephen Harper Qualify to Become a CPC Member?

If you don't ask, I won't tell.
A good friend of mine over at C.R.U.S.H. ~ Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper, asked a question today. And yes, it is the same question that any Canadian, ^NOT entirely in the dark about 'dear leader' asks every other day:
"What needs to happen to rid this country of Stephen Joseph Harper"?

So, we batted around the same tired old ideas, all of which could potentially work and in fact should work, but none of which succeed for various reasons.

Those tactics have included, among other things; defeating him in a General Election, having him arrested or rendered (a word that many governments use when someone is kidnapped by them. Of course if we did it it would be called kidnapping) and have him sent to The Hague in Switzerland, along with his old friends George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to face justice at the International Criminal Court. We considered also, getting the 'owned' and generally myopic, non-testicular, (having to do with the lacking of balls) and willingly sycophantic (sadly having to do with the Licking of balls) Canadian Mainstream Media to co-operate, and the waking of Canadians to political realities and the now 1200 reasons (here are 100 of them that were compiled back when it would have been easier) that he is ^NOT a leader and how how and why he simply can ^NOT be trusted.

But today was somehow different. Something was suggested that I had not heard before, a tactic so unthinkable, so repulsive as to have gone without consideration by anyone at C.R.U.S.H. for the last two years. It was a tactic that would require brashness and bravery, a very strong stomach and the willingness to work with some very unsavoury characters. It was suggested that we consider joining the Conservative Party of Canada en mass and bring it down from within. It was suggested that we become as it were, a Trojan Horse or as a more modern mind would put it, infiltrate the borg. Well, that was certainly ^NOT on my agenda, but since I have not yet given up and will never succumb to the notion that resistance is futile I agreed to consider it.

So, I decided to see just who qualified to join the Borg. I quickly found this information:

Founding Principles eh? Well, I doubted that I could possibly agree with them, I am no Conservative, but it might be worth a look. What harm could it do,  just to have a look?
And as I read them it occured to me that many of them do not seem to be principles that I would ever have attributed to Stephen Harper. Lets just pick a few that help to add the light of day to those doubts.

1.) "A balance between fiscal accountability, progressive social policy and individual rights and responsibilities" ~ Well, that is the first one on their list, and although I agree with it, does Harper?

Are they fiscally accountable? 

No. They were forced to reveal the numbers last Fall and even then they faked most of them, and ended up being charged with contempt because of it. They still have not released any real numbers since they took office. They are in aconstant fight with the Parliamentary Budget Officer over exactly that.

Are they in favour of progressive social policy?

No. they want to jail as many Canadians as the existing prisons will hold, and then build more prisons. Every expert in Canada says that this will lead to higher residivism rates and that it will all contribute to poverty and despair.

Are they defenders of our Indivdual rights?

No. Individual rights have begun to deteriorate under harper. Even as a minority prime minister, he started limiting personal rights. As I write this he continues to allow Canadians to be arrested and abused simply for assembling in peaceful protest and has been much less tolerant of dissent than any other government in our history. His imprudent use of Toronto as a backdrop to the 2010 G20 was an exercise in state power and control. 1130 persons were hauled off to spend an average of 24 hours in cages that just happened to be there for the purpose. The Occupy Movement has only highlighted his contempt for th eindividual rights of Canadians. His party is the only one to show no signs of even admuitting that their is a difference between Billionaires and the homeless.  

Individual responsibilities?
Hell yeah, that part he agrees with. Never in our history has so much time, money and effort been levied against us to teach us about our personal and individual responsibilities. There is very likely a second recession on it's way and it is going to be our responsibility to ride it out while we suffer cuts and fewer services. The fact that it is not our doing does not stop it from being our responsibility.

That is just the first bullet point above and already it is apparent that Stephen Joseph is not qualified to be even a member of the party, let alone it's leader.

The list of requisite conservative beliefs goes on to include a belief in our Parliamentary institutions, a respect for the rule of Law, a belief in the Environment, a belief in the equality of all Canadians, a belief that good government is responsive and attentive to the needs of it's citizens.......

The list is long and none of it confirms that Stephen Harper is qualified to be a member of that party in any real sense. I could go on,  and over the next few days, I will probbably flesh this thought process out a bit, but my point is already made. I can add lnks to the web that demonstrate all of these concerns, and I may do that, but It may be time that those who wrote this charter and founding principles actually took them to heart, and considered how very far off the mark that this little man has taken them.

So, No, I was wrong above and could easily join a party that stood for all of these great principles, but if anyone in the know thinks that it is possible for a party to do so with this fopp at the helm, they are either sadly mistaken or taking a page out of the Neo-con book and lying!

That, I believe is exactly what Stephen Harper has been doing for the past 15 years. It should be obvious that he can ^NOT be trusted. I mean seriously, if he really cared in the least about the values listed above, would he put up with the likes of  Tony, 'hands in the till' Clement? 

Please feel free to comment below. I will have little trouble answering any of your questions. The proof is everywhere if you open those baby blues.

November 25, 2011

A Fly-by in the Ointment ~ A Royal Pain in The Assembly

"When I get through with Canada,
you won't recognize it"
~ Stephen Harper ~ April 27, 2006

Updated Content Dec 10, 2011:
"Canada Libya Mission Party Rings Up $850,000 In Parliament Hill Celebration" ~Huffington Post Canada"
Congratulations dear leader: Your sadistic and machiavellian wish has finally come true. I no longer recognize this country. I was born a proud Canadian. I am now, against my will, a not-so-proud Harper Lander.
But enough of our 'dear leader'. If you, 'dear readers'  have read any of this blog in the past, you will already know that I have been warning all who would listen that "Harper's Hidden Agenda", not only exists, but that it was and is right on schedule. It sure as hell is ^NOT hidden now. It stands out in bold relief, like lego hair, or the smirk of a dullard who finds himself finally in charge of the remote control.

Harper Land, the newest (at only 207 days of age) of almost 200 countries on the planet, is already a growingly depressing and repressive place to live, and every day I find it harder to breath, And every day I find it harder to find that national pride that our 'dear leader' so often aims to instill in us.

The Ideologically driven and perfectly contrived and newfound importance of militarism and the way in which he is determined to desensitise us and enure us to absurdity, is in itself absurd. But it seems to be working. For several weeks now, needless rumblings of war with Syria have been growing. They are also chomping at the bit to get on with helping the Americans make a case for war against Iran. And mindblowingly, it is under the guise of their enemy attempting to build nuclear weapons. Yes folks, weapons of mass destruction. These Neo-con types will  try anything twice. 

Harper Land, With rising unemployment, exploding welfare rolls, recently exposed ministerial corruption, repressive crime bills, loss of rights, suppression of dissent, attacks on unions, frivilous court cases, a tightening grip on all government institutions, the leader's obsessive and insatiable need to solidify all of Harper Land's political power into the hands of the Propaganda and Misinformation Office or PMO, and the Harper government's guilty plea (and pathetically small fine) in a scheme that helped them steal the 2006 Federal election. The list is inarguably depressing and getting more so every day!

 I love ..... thinking about that time
when I almost touched the puck
Today, on the 207th day in the history of Harper Land, our dear leader, after making a very hawkish speech in the Senate about "walking the walk", stood on the steps of the House of Commons and arrogently spent Half a million dollars (Terry Milewski CBC) for an American style military fly-by to celebrate the daring and amazing feat of bombing  a foreign government into submission without killing any Canadians. He never mentioned, not even once, Libyan civilians nor seemed to 'get it' that many Canadians could be fed and housed for half a million dollars. And once again the often complimentary and always timid main stream media drones on about the glory that is Harper Land.

And their one complaint about this expensive (again, at least $500,000.oo) day of pomp and ceremony so far has been the MSM's rather milktoast lament that there has been no such recognition of the Afghanistan war? Is it ^NOT obvious that there should ^NOT have been any
such event even for this one?

Seriously?  The main stream media is worried that the Afghan veterans did not get a real pony? Or that the new kid got the icecream? At least Craig Oliver of CTV asked, or rather, suggested, that "some" (he didn't say who, exactly) were asking:

"Just what are we celebrating here? The mission in Libya, or the (Harper) government"?

Go ahead, turn up the sound!
Feel the Raw Power!
Sure, it is loud, but they are not about to drop a bomb here.
NOT that it would hurt anyone if they did.
Canadian bombs only hit real targets, they never hurt civillians.
We have NATO's word on that!

"Conservatives cashing in on the Quick and 'casualty free' mission in Libya" ~ Roger Smith here ~ CTV  That statement went absolutely unchallenged. But I challenge it now.

And, over at CBCNN, no one in the studio so much as blinked when John Ivison, a much too common guest on CBC's "Power and Politics" said of the Libyan campaign, simply that: "Nobody died". He stumbled on like he always does, in near complete agreement of all things Harper.

We all knew that he meant: No 'Canadian' died. But I have a confession to make. I blinked. That was not what he said. In spite of the pathetic fact that it has become acceptable in Harper Land to count only Canadian and NATO casualties. "No one died" is what he said and I blinked.

Sadly, we are not expected to object to this inhumanity, and might even be sanctioned for wondering why it has become normal to act in such a callous, insensitive and frankly, disturbing manner.

Are we to believe that those we kill with bombs are not human, do not amount to anything, are somehow not worthy of counting? Well, actually if we are to believe NATO, there really were no Libyan casualties. In other words, Nobody died. We are to believe that even though Canadians alone, dropped some 700 high tech missiles and bombs that no one not actually targeted, died.

The 'reported' number of bombs dropped in the (official) name of protecting citizens in Libya by Canadians is itself, unlike those bombs, still dropping. According to recent reports and again today by Roger Smith of CTV, the number has now been pegged at 700, with a total of about 1000 sortees and not the 1450 missions and 1500 drops that was reported earlier.

Harper's now 'arch enemy', the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, got  a little closer to the truth, but not much. Terry Milewski, at least said: No 'Canadian' casualities.  He at least seems to get that some of us watch these things closely.

If you think that I am exaggerating NATO's statements that none of the thousands of bombs and missiles killed anyone not targetted, I admit that I have been doing just that. Here is a video which claims the they have stepped up to the plate and admitted that all of those bombs actually killed nine civilians. I kid you not. Nine!

Of course that was reported by Russian Television:

                                                               Russian online TV (RT)

 So there ya have it. The Russians are saying that NATO is admitting to only NINE civilian deaths, but surely this is only the Russians. Harper has warned us about the Russians. Surely I was able to find evidence that they have been very open about these killings and that NATO is being more open than these Russsians (Who want our north, lol) are letting on.

Surely NATO is more open then that.

So, come on, proud Harper Landers, remember the Fifties. Hold your heads high. Celebrate war, and bask in displays of military might. Hang the Queen's portrait in your classrooms, embasies, legislatures, post offices, offices, government buildings, poutine shops, chip trucks, out houses, and barns.
Use the word 'Royal' to describe absolutely anything and every thing that can possibly be called royal.

Learn the language of a military power. Learn the tricks of a happy Harper Lander so you won't stand out in a crowd. Learn to cheerfully deny that we are doing harm in the world.  Learn to deny that the environment is not safe here, and deny that we are losing our rights. Deny that we are no longer awake, deny that we are being taken for a ride.

Remember that a silent Harper Lander is a happy Harper Lander and that a Happy Harper Lander will wait forever for a good hockey book, and then pretend to like it even if they secretly know it is just another lie.

Speak well of our 'dear leader' for he has your best interests in his benevolent big giant head, he holds the future of your children in his very athletic hands, the very value of your existance in his strong arms and just like that kind old gentleman , Santa Claus, he knows where you live. Don't let that scare you. How else could he bring all that joy?

Bottom Line: The MSM stupidly says this is about honouring the Libyan campaign and ^NOT honouring the Afghan War heroes. Again, that is spinning bull shit. This story is about Stephen Joseph Harper strutting pompously onto the front steps of OUR House of Commons and absolutely wasting half a million dollars of OUR money so that OUR airforce could honour him.

Stephen Harper is a Royal Pain in the Assembly.

November 18, 2011

Pat Martin Tweets it as He Sees It! ~ And No Effing Apology Is Needed

This post contains some "Industrial Language."

Just as the Conservative Party has done on eight other occasions including their ridiculous Omnibus Crime Bill, since they became a 'Split-Vote Majority', they have stated recently that they would also seek Closure on the Budget. No more discussion,  just push it through as quietly as possible. These guys like their stealth. There is no doubt that this Closure will happen, and that all debate will stop, in spite of the huge flaws in everything this government authors,  the time for sober thought is over. Or so said the government.

"The best laid plans of mice and men
ofttimes go astray"
It all seemed to be going along so well, just as the prime minister had hoped. But any thoughts that the PMO had that the issue of these repeated and so obviously undemocratic forced closures would escape the somewhat myopic Canadian main-stream-media were suddenly dashed on the evening of November 16th 2011. That was when Pat Martin decided to 'tweet' to the world, or at least to his relatively few followers on Twitter,  (at that point he had only about a thousand) and in his usual raw and passionate style, he said exactly what was on his mind.

Upon a quick reading of that tweet it is not so very hard to sense that he was 'somewhat frustrated' with the way that our long and proud democracy is relentlessly being attacked in the frightening new and still unfolding 'Harper Land.'

When asked repeatedly if he intended to apologise he simply said "No."

He stated very succinctly that he had no intention of retracting any of it. Apparently, unlike the prime minister, Pat Martin knows that it is wrong to make apologies that would not be heartfelt expressions of contrition. Good for You, Mr. Martin, good for You!

And what has become of all this in the first 24 hours?

8:00 pm Thursday
  Well, for starters, Pat's Facebook profile has been getting a lot of friend requests, his Facebook page has been collecting a lot of 'likes', both have been getting a lot of traffic as has his Twitter account. It is gaining followers by the hundreds. I took a screen shot at 8 pm. and another a few moments ago, which is only about 6 hours apart. As you can, see the number of his followers has grown by over 1400 in that short time.

2:00 am Friday
 And of course, it was a trending topic on Twitter in Canada, if only for about 18 hours or so. That may make Canadians seem somewhat fickle, but nothing changes quite as fast as Twitter's trending topics.

To see real-time stats on Pat Martin's Twitter feed, to see what the fuss is about, or to Follow him Click HERE

The (twitter) exchange was monitored by Martin's (at time of publishing) 1,600 followers and caused a stir throughout the Twitterverse. Martin told the Free Press (Winnipeg) this morning he was surprised by the uproar and admitted he'd had "hundreds" of calls since the tweet last night. "I can't believe that," he said.

He also said that most of the comments he is getting from his own caucus colleagues are supportive because they too are so frustrated by the repeated closure of debate by this government.

It (closure ~ttsm) has happened numerous times this fall including on the omnibus crime bill and the bill to eliminate the monopoly of the Canadian Wheat Board. (And I will add my compliments here to Pat for being the Opposition's most effective speaker on that subject. ~ ttsm)

"It (the original tweet) happened while I was voting. I was looking across at them and thinking they don't even know the damage that they've done," he said of the Conservative MPs. "It took the Liberals 13 years to get this arrogant." (it has taken the Harper Government only 6 months~ ttsm)
Interim NDP Leader, Nycole Turmel is not asking Martin to apologize though she doesn’t agree with his words. "His language was not appropriate and could have been offensive to some. That said, the Conservatives' actions are not appropriate in a democracy and offensive to all Canadians."
Martin is known to be one of the most colourful MPs in the House of Commons and has come under fire numerous times for his comments. "
He also said that it was "industrial language" and that having come from a background of  construction work, he knew that it was the way many Canadians talk. He also pointed out that the word (fuck) was in fact in the dictionary, which of course it is, and that he felt no apology of any kind was necessary.
Go Pat Go!
I agree Pat, there is no need to apologize, and certainly not to me. I cannot imagine having to work so near the prime minister, or any of his raucous caucus, on a daily basis and not wanting to lash out at the mind-numbing idiocy and ideology that has overtaken this once rather civilized country. The time for passively taking Mr. Harper at face value has long since passed. It is time to stand up to this bully once and for all. It is time to expose his every shortcoming. It is time to see him as he really is, and if one has to be that rude to get the attention of  the press, then so be it. I say: Bring it on.
Personally, I just wish that the Corporate owned Media would finally clue in to the fact that all is ^NOT well in Harper Land. They need to understand that the cumulative effect of such a dismal leader's presence among us ( or rather, above us) is more important than their constantly myopic 24 hour news cycle. They really do not seem to 'get' that history is a continuum, that one thing builds on another and that there is a responsibility on their part to see each day in the context of  those days, weeks and years that came before it.

Hell, I am still fuming over the "Income trust scandal", The "In and Out Scheme" and all those other 1200 or more issues that have arisen since Mr. Stephen Joseph Harper has come onto the Canadian political scene.

The real story in Canada  remains the Harper Government's very well documented contempt and ignorance of our parliamentary process. That is the story that needs to be told.

That may or may not happen. But it certainly begs the same old question:

What does it take to wake up a Country when their own so-called main stream media sleeps so soundly, as their own Democracy is under such a threat?

It reminds me of some sedentary and yet,
    very well-paid Rip Van Winkle.


             ~ With sincere apologies to Pinky. ~
      ~ The Brain, I'm afraid, is entirely on his Own ~

November 16, 2011

From Shakespeare to Harperspeak ~ A Satirical Exercise in Propaganda

Have you ever played that old children's game where you have to unscramble a word or phrase and hopefully get a perfect score by using all of the letters to make another word or phrase and even better, a word or phrase that relates somehow to the first? Well, most nerds have.

About an hour ago, I was asked on a whim to unscramble the word 'Shakespeare', who was himself somewhat of a nerd. Well, try as I might I could not get that perfect score, but I did notice almost immediately that it comes amazingly close to spelling what just so happens to be one of my favorite new Canadian words ~ 'Harperspeak'.

I kid you not. And if that seems somehow inconsequential, keep in mind that both of these men are considered by many, to be nerds but that each has found a unique way to use language to dominate the conversation in their own sphere. Shakespeare has influenced the language throughout the entire English-speaking world, with his brilliant use of phrase and neology and Harper has become the master of tricky and nebulous word games and ideology right here in Harper Land.

W. Shakespeare used great and innovative language to say great and interesting things.  S. Harper uses manipulative language to make what are otherwise obviously bad ideas seem reasonable, and to some who do not play or understand the game, he makes those bad ideas sound great.

Therein lies the origin of the word "Harperspeak" ~ a word which signifies Stephen Harper's very personal form of Neo-Con propaganda.

Let me be clear..... (I couldn't resist) I am forcing the issue to make a point.  And if you were to do the exercise at the top of the post, you would soon discover, as I did, that there are one too many 'S's and one too few 'R's and an 'E' that would need to be a 'P'.  So, an honest man would have to admit that it cannot be done and declare: "All bets are off", and look for a better solution to the puzzle.

Then again, this experiment is about great wordsmiths, and propaganda after all, so I am going to use some of that famous Harper Conservative rhetoric that has become all the rage in Canada lately and cheat a tiny little bit. I will make that square peg fit that round hole yet. Just like Harper would do.

Any Neo-Con worth even half of the huge amount of tax money he wastes, has managed to develop and even, in Harper's case, to perfect the habit of changing a few small facts to fit the message that he wants to promote and pass it off, no matter how ridiculous, no matter the real evidence, as the truth.

So, let's imagine that William Shakespeare was really named Richard (a small lie, really) and try it again!

Oh, that is so much better.
In fact it is now Perfect. Or at least it would be if that pesky last 'E' had not mysteriously and inexplicably become a 'P'.  So how do we explain all that away in order to make this lie seem somehow true?  Let's simply pretend that we can justify the 'E' to 'P' issue as if it were signifying a transformation from great 'English' to great 'Propaganda'.

Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket. And now that Mr. Shakespeare is known as Richard, the ruse is entirely complete.
After all, that would, at least as far as I am concerned, make them both nerds, both wordsmiths, both famous and both now Dicks.

With sincere and posthumous apologies to William Shakespeare

November 14, 2011

Occupy has a Clear Voice ~ Enter Makana

Over and Over Again, the Corporate owned "Main -Stream Media" plead their case, that we should all (just because they say so) believe that the Occupy Movement has "No Clear Voice." Therefore, apparently, we should ^Not talk at all. The truth is that the occupy Movement has many clear voices and this young man is but one of them.

Yesterday, as most of the so-called "Leaders of the Free World" (APEC)  gathered in Hawaii,  to plan their business, protect their own interests and get their own  arguably 'muddled' message out there, something strange and wonderful happened.

As they sat having their opulent dinner, that same young man who had been hired to add ambiance, tuned up his guitar, played a few quiet tunes and then had a brave and possibly dangerous idea. He decided to sing a song that was written for exactly this audience. Here he is telling us exactly why he made that brave decision:

THE LYRICS ~ We Are The Many ~ Makana
Ye come here, gather 'round the stage.........

The time has come for us to voice our rage
Against the ones who've trapped us in a cage
To steal from us the value of our wage

From underneath the vestiture of law
The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw
At liberty, the bureaucrats guffaw
And until they are purged, we won't withdraw
We'll occupy the streets
We'll occupy the courts
We'll occupy the offices of you
Till you do...
The bidding of the many, not the few

Our nation was built upon the right
Of every person to improve their plight
But laws of this Republic they rewrite
And now a few own everything in sight

They own it free of liability
They own, but they are not like you and me
Their influence dictates legality
And until they are stopped we are not free

We'll occupy the streets
We'll occupy the courts
We'll occupy the offices of you
Till you do...
The bidding of the many, not the few

You enforce your monopolies with guns
While sacrificing our daughters and sons
But certain things belong to everyone
Your thievery has left the people none

So take heed of our notice to redress
We have little to lose, we must confess
Your empty words do leave us unimpressed
A growing number join us in protest
We occupy the streets
We occupy the courts
We occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You can't divide us into sides
And from our gaze, you cannot hide
Denial serves to amplify
And our allegiance you can't buy

Our government is not for sale
The banks do not deserve a bail
We will not reward those who fail
We will not move till we prevail
We'll occupy the streets
We'll occupy the courts
We'll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We'll occupy the streets
We'll occupy the courts
We'll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We are the many
You are the few

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