Sunday, May 8, 2011

Altering Corporations and Freeing the Fifth Estate

1. Corporations can't sign affidavits in court because "they have no conscience to bind them"
2. Corporations are mandated to pursue maximum profit within the law.
3.The unethical pursuit of profit and power result.
4. Corporate culture needs to be reconceived.
5.Corporations are not persons.
6.Collecting taxes from corporations gives them existence as persons.
7.We need to stop collecting taxes from corporations; take away their toehold claim to hold
rights as persons.

Implement a Carbon tax as the only tax of any kind ?
Or

8. Tax individuals.
9. Heavily tax executive bonuses.
10. Study and eliminate tax shelters except where most needed.
11. The existence of non-voting shares breeds indifference to best practises, and must be
eliminated.
12. Shareholders must become financially liable to a greater degree than now for the
behaviour of boards of directors, theirexectives, and all crimes and misdemeanors, within
a graduated system of fines, implemented over time, to evolve new ownership standards.
13 Corporatism was a system of government concived by Conservative Catholics based on
four equal estates: church, state, business, labour.
14. Neo-corporatism: Mussolini modified the four estates into a merger of business and the
state, reduced the church to population control, and yoked labour to business.
15. Liberal Democracy defeated neo-corporatism in war and through the creation of the Fifth
Estate: independent journalism.
16. Post neo-corporatism: see Bush League/ Stephen Harper, business became the state
religion, taking the estate power of the church, corporate conglormerates now own the
fifth estate.
17. Liberal democracy is in decline.
18. We must re-democratize journalism.
19. We must separate the state, the fifth estate and worship from business.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Boss Ford, Bob Rae and Harper endorsement

"Ontarions remember Bob Rae and don't want to go back to those days."
The days we don't want to go back to are the days of Mike Harris and the Lack of Common Sense Reactionaries. How did the Toronto Sun turn the McGuinty Liberals into Lieberals ? Because the Provincial Liberals made a number of promises they couldn't keep after they won the election. Why couldn't they keep them ? Because Finance Minister Jim Flaherty lied to the legislature about the state of the province's books before the election. Turns out he had hidden 5.6 billion in debt from the provincial parliament. Did Flaherty wear the disgrace of that contempt ? No, because the right wing media turned the story into that of 'Lieberals.' Does anyone remember Flaherty's dishonesty ? Not many, does anyone remember Lieberals, most people.
Also according to Boss Ford. The other parties "are going to cost the taxpayers a fortune," Ford said. "It's just tax, tax, tax and spend, spend, spend."
Spend Spend Spend ?
Mr Harper who refuses to explain the costs of anything to parliament ? A right that is the foundation of parliamentary power: back from the days when the House of Commons demanded the right to know why the king wanted to spend money. King Harper refuses, and calls attempts to force him to reveal his costs intrusions in cabinet secrecy.
Then there's Mr Flaherty redux, a man who has been wrong about every financial statement he's made, even while Kevin Page has been right about every statement he's produced based on the same books.
Sorry Boss Ford, your little neo-corporatist faux populist thuggery doesn't fly where intelligent people live.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Now is the time for The Real Liberal 'Democratic Renewal' Package

‎If a full-bodied democratic renewal package was created, does it still exist; can it be leaked ? If so, it should be done. Then all Liberals who support that document should stand behind it, stake their campaigns on it. It requires a coup within the Liberal Party, democrats splitting with corporatists, siding with new democracy through liberal renewal in the name of greatest equal liberty.

Ignatieff should offer National Unity Cabinet government, via proportional representation, house as loyal opposition, house controls the watchdogs, first hundred days based on renewal package. Canada needs to get past this, electing the NDP as opposition reminds me of the military protectorate governing Egypt after they swept up their revolution and went home to wait for a democracy that the world desperately needs to see sweep the planet, starting in Canada.

Are you up for a coup Liberal democrats ? Put the renewal package on the electoral table, Canada wants to judge it for ourselves. The world needs it on the table. If nothing else, surviving Liberals will have something to negotiate with, guidelines and timelines. Release the package if it exists. Announce it's contents, get candidates to make their stand with it. And then we shall see."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Remembering things different

Yes, Dion had not rallied liberals, but the failure of the Green Shift message was not his, but the media's: 140 Canadian economists signed a letter supporting the Green shift as the best means of meeting carbon reduction targets. The consortium failed to follow the journalistic logic of so important a public statement and give it considerable column space, instead it buried the story as one day's announcement. Dion gave simple explanations of the tax because it's a simple tax, designed to be the only tax, with a built in shelf life and not something forever. The media made no real attempt to keep Harper from lying about it, and they joined in saying it was hard to understand, and vast amounts of column-inch were given over to stories belittling Dion. The Green Shift is not only better economics than cap and trade but is safer, because Wall Street can easily take over cap and trade , and will,unless the America democracy movement throws the bankster's into jail, convicted for the shakedown of the American Treasury in 2008. Another unreported story, buried in spin about meltdowns, gutless journalism when a clearer example of organized crime can't be found, "give us the money or we'll crash the world economy." but it's not the job of corporate media to delve, it's their job to perform a role in a protection racket.
We have very little democratic media on the continent, it's nearly all corporatist, and through Rupert Murdoch, it's the same around the globe. MSM is the publicity arm of the Dilbert manageriate who practice their conscienceless pursuit of profit at the expense of democracy. During the 2008 election, which Harper triggered because he knew he wouldn't survive a confidence election after Obama got elected, the corporatist media was on message and so Harper was not held to account for his conscienceless pursuit of power despite his own 4 year term law, a story the media dismissed. Dismissed as part of the protection racket in which their payment would be more wealth transfered to them through even larger propaganda payments once Harper was safely back in power before Obama won. The laundered spin cycle money receiving MSM was not engaged in journalism in defense of democracy during the election of 2008 , they failed to make the connections between the 140 economists supporting the Green Shift and the Canadian people. No, the corporatist media was on message: after getting away with the shakedown/meltdown lie, the ethical miasma that occurs during the conscienceless pursuit of profit took care of the rest of the spin cycle. Dion was Big Oil's enemy, TexAlberta Bush League politics and Big Media were against him the whole election.
On the Thanksgiving weekend before the Monday vote, as families got together, young people came home from university and defended the necessity of the Green Shift, and there was poll evidence of an electoral uptick towards Dion, he was an honest likable, brilliant guy who had no killed instincts, but we weren't electing a killer, that's why CTV released the footage of Dion struggling to answer that question that could only have come from the logical warrens of the Duffyverse whoever actually asked it of Dion, but it was the release of that footage of him trying to sort through the questions tenses, the endless showings of the threepeat of attempts to figure out the logically challenged question, destroyed the uptick for the next day vote, liberals stayed owned, other people felt let down by Dion and voted against him. Duffy and Pamela Wallin were rewarded for the release with senate seats.
So that's when MSM lost the trust of liberal democractic Canadians, which is why, in early 2009, Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament and its allies and offshoots swarmed your comment sections and your polls, it's why the yellow National Post allows now allows no comments, no challenge. CAPP changed politics in Canada, we forced the PM to come back and admit that the country had to "make up for lost time." The Canadian people forced that bumbled admission out of him,and the media did not even note that he had made the admission, when it was there in his own words, when he challenged the liberals to work through the March Break in order to "make up for lost time." The corporatist press had been paid to run a protection racket for the PM and that's what you did, and mostly do.
The PM Protection Racket, or Propaganda Man's Action Plan Media Scam, saw the PMO transfer hundreds of millions of dollars to the Consortium that controls debate in this country, the last 26 million of the protection money was paid out two weeks before the election, an ad buy that ostensibly promoted a program that was ending.
80% of Canadian media is owned by three conservative business families. 20 years ago 10% of Canadians owned 40% of the commonwealth, they now own 60%, while 50% of Canadians own only five per cent of the commonwealth. The corporatist media serves to protect those rackets, those ends, and not the goals of democracy. We have learned that as a people, enmasse, since 2008. The consortium is a cartel. The consortium is a protection racket. It will say, that I am proud of those Canadian journalists who are trying to break out the bubble in which they are forced to report. I may have to begin respecting more of you if you keep it up.

Friday, April 1, 2011

File Under Accountability is for Anyone But Conservatives

For when Don Cherry Comes Blustering About Your Riding

A CAPP friend named Emily Dee, wrote about this here.

From her archives, and speaking of tough guys, here is a one two combination for when Don Cherry shows up for right wings rants in your riding

1.

"When COLD-fX maker CV Technologies visited Parliament Hill with their spokesman, hockey commentator Don Cherry, it was “a mistake” for Harper to accept gifts, including a signed Mark Messier hockey jersey and a case of the cold remedy, MacDermid noted."

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=e408929a-6e3a-4142-8a90-334fdc84fbd2

2.

Shan and Cherry later met directly with Harper in his Parliament Hill office. The company hired Cherry in 2004, specifically to promote sales of the product. They were invited to the capital by James Rajotte, chairman of the Commons industry committee and Tory MP for the corporate president's Edmonton-Leduc riding.

Last week, the company received a critical regulatory ruling - worth untold millions - from Health Canada, allowing it to claim in advertising that COLD-fx reduces "the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system."

http://www.nupge.ca/news_2007/n20fe07c.htm

What the puck Don ? How much did you earn then, how much do you owe Harper in kickback guest appearances now ?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Of photo ops, liberation, and business as usual.

According to a witness in Benghazi on CBC radio a few minutes ago, when Coalition air strikes began the city was being shelled, eliminating a ten mile stretch of Gadaffi military - troops and equipment, and thus, reports of hospitalized civilians were from the Libyan army shelling outside last night, when the city was being softened up before it waged street to street fighting and terro campaigns aided by fifth columnists who rose after the Colonels' call to arms came the day before, so the army is out of the picture,and the fifth columnists are now fighting for their lives, and thus, civil war is waging inside Benghazi between rebels and their allies of individuals (liberal democrats, petrolier, tribalists, communists, gangsters, terrorists, whoever is not part of the regime's 5th columnists) and who, each for their own reasons, are fighting Gadaffi's civilian allies.
And of course, OUR regime's poster boy PM is waiting for the photo op where he gets to pretend to believe in democracy, pretend he doesn't side with the interests he shares with the guy who will soon no longer be in charge of the big prisons in Libya. Harper is in Europe representing Canada's oil and military-industrial interests, this - international intervention - is being used to change the corporate manageriate of Libyan asset holders, not to enable democracy. Harper is acting as consigliere for the TexAlberta petroligarchy. He is there as their political last hope in North America, because if liberal democracy rises this spring in Canada, while all his own regime's corruption is coming to the fore - despite the fact that he spent over 400 million dollars in 5 years propping up bankrupting corporatist media outlets, especially after 2008 when an infusion of election propaganda kept them afloat until the budget of 2009 when actionplanadscam sped up the transfer of wealth to the three Conservative family chains who run 80% of Canadian media, and thus the Con continued when the transfer bought an endless spin cycle, when PMO money laundering throughout the country produced a stream of endless propaganda about Harper the Good, and about Conservative trustworthiness in managing what they never noted is essentiallya liberal economy they would have dismantled if Harper had been elected his first go around.
Harper needs jets he can use on protesters in Canada when climate change starts creating death, destruction and protest, the petroligarchy is known to be paying for climate denial, and they aren't doing it because they don't believe it isn't happening, they know it's coming and the less there are of us when it does, the happier they'll be, and there are 5th columnists who collaborate with them in their plans for our demise, and they do so because they hope their families and clans will be allowed to survive as servants.
This is the last stand of the protectorate folks, Harper knows his own electability is now on the wrong side of history and that all his broken promises about democracy, transparency and accountability via the subsequent actions of his self consolidating power base in the PMO and cabinet, have guaranteed that he will once again face an air strike of votes cast down on him for the third time in a row by Canadian liberal democrats voters who still form the majority of the electorate in Canada, and who now, because of Libya, grasp how well aimed an air strike must be against an enemy throughout the country and hunkered down in communications hubs. We must own the comments of anything put out by his propaganda allies in their corporate bunkers, we must speother liberal democratic voters who don't yet see through the lie will hear truth being speaking to power as well blow past all the talking point minions.
It has been the existence of the loose coalition of political-philosophical liberal democratic voters, and not coalitions of parties, who have preserved the spirit of that cause since the 1935 victory over the Bennett-Meighen Corporatist Government, (they too loved large prisons) and they - since before forming their government in 1930, had been aiding and abetting Hitler, Mussolini and Franco (and Duplessis in Quebec). That is what corporatists do around the world, they set up dictators to regulate populations for profit, which is what our PMO wants to do in Canada, why Mulroney "opened it for business."
We live in a Cromwellian Protectorate, in operation in one form or another since 1640, 5th Columnists, who back then were called Levelers, are people willing to betray the poor, who had been known as Diggers. Thus a Proetctorate is one in which the Servant class betrays the impoverished classes because their masters need to exploit somebody to make a profit. From a Levelers point of view, there are always two sides to an exploitation, and since both the Protectorate and the Diggers have weaknesses, Levelers exploit their masters, because the Protectors are a minority, usually a small minority, and thus, they need allies, which Levelers provide by not questioning the share of the commonwealth taken by the Protectors. Levelers then take the percent left to the rest of the population, so they exploit the weakness of the disenfranchised, by removing the poor even further from the mutual benefits of the Commonmwealth itself. Commonwealth, however, by definition, does not belong to any group of people. Humans have to organize crime families to rob the commonwealth over time and because wealth is power, they turning fellow commoners into servants, who then turn those who have less than nothing into beggars.
It's Mammon worship in a Babylon system of whore management, it wears a mask of Piety and speaks righteous reward to cover up multitudes of sins and crimes.
So these may or may not be the End Days, but Endgame Time is coming for the Protectorate because sins and injustice can no longer remain concealed, truth will set us free and reconciliation will preserve most of our generations when climate change hell and high water comes, we can create processes for the international and national stages that let justice and mercy save us, and once we do, all children will grow up in a process that no longer surpasses our understanding, and time will tell a different story of a more mature humanity and about the glorious planet on which we share in the regeneration of Commonwealth that is life itself.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Harper's Transfer of Wealth to Conservative media.

What liberal left wing media ? These people own 80% of the media in Canada, and they're all conservatives. These people have received the lion's share of Harper's 400 million dollar plus propaganda budget, which bought him the the largest spin cycle machine in the history of Canada.
Shaw-Canwest
Quebecor
CTVglobemedia
Have a look at the empires, and stop wondering why the media seems to speak with once voice about Harper's Canada. Any 'liberal bias' in the media is a bone thrown to the dogs for con bloggers and commenters to savage. The only bias in the Canadian media is Conservative/Corporatist, with funding from the PMO. Even the CBC has been dragged to the right, so that it can pretend to occupy the centre. Any dissenting journalism is pilloried and ridiculed. Corporatism and democracy are incompatible.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Iggy and the arena in Quebec

Sounds intelligent to me, Harper's response is pure propaganda, which is probably what he wants to spend the money on, propaganda masking a transfer of wealth from Canadian taxpayers to the 3 conservative families who own 80% of all Canadian media and to whom the PMO has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars in ad buys and so kept them in business as a thank you from the Harper Government for all their support over the last five years. Makes Ad scam look like what it was, some crooks with their hands in a cookie jar compared to the purchasing price of this spin cycle.

My Advice to Liberals:

Run Mr. Ignatieff as Professor Ignatieff, a professor being one who professes beliefs based on research, a profession that inherently errs on the side of ethical behaviour because of the duty to students and the generations: analyze Harper the Masters Student in a series of videos, examine Harper as a professor of democracy, transparency and accountability during all his years before becoming PM, show us the evolution of Harper's thought, deconstruct him, and let the voters decide if he can be reconstructed or not. Build the whole campaign around Professor Ignatieff's analysis of Harper and let other liberals make the policy announcements: by the time we get to the televised debates, whether Iggy will be PM or not, we will have Harper where we - the liberal democratic coalition of voters - need him. Challenge Stephen to a debate on collegial leadership versus corporatist manageriate. Whether Stephen debates or not, Canadians will then be in a position to decide which way they want the country run.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Harpocrisy (Borrowed from Ted Bett's FB)

Tories Most Subsidized Party, By Far
by Ted Betts on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 10:59am
According to a Elections Canada data (as reported on here: http://tinyurl.com/Tories-Most-Subsidized), in 2009 the Conservative Party of Canada was the most subsidized party, by far, of the four federal parties. Not the Bloc. Not the NDP. And certainly not the Liberals.

While Stephen Harper attacks the per vote subsidy and claims that he believes political parties should not rely upon taxpayer subsidies, his party has raked in millions upon millions more taxpayer dollar subsidies than any other party through the tax donation subsidy, the per vote subsidy, the party election costs reimbursements and the candidate election costs reimbursements

* About 80% of Conservative funds comes from the taxpayer subsidies, compared to about 69% for Liberals.

* The Conservatives cost taxpayers $8.11 per vote, Liberals $7.75 per vote.

* Tories took in $54.4 million in 2009, only $10.5 million of that was from actual donors (after tax credits)

* And here's the real killer: while only 36% of voting Canadians (and only 22% of eligible voters) supported the Conservatives in the last election, the CONSERVATIVE PARTY RECEIVED 44% OF ALL TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES. Total taxpayer subsidies was approximately $100 million. The Liberals received only 28% of all taxpayer subsidies, which is more in line with their 30% of the vote; the NDP got 20% of the subsidies; the Bloc got 8%.

Even if you don't like the per vote subsidy, you must agree that the Conservatives are eating at the trough a lot more than any other party, once again proving the saying that "Conservatives seem to think Conservative principles don't apply to them".

The tax donation subsidy is: far less democratic since it results in parties getting taxpayer subsidies with no connection to their democratic support; far costlier than the per vote subsidy; and more detrimental to society since the 75% tax credit provides an incentive to Canadians not to donate to charities.

[Note: data derived from Globe article - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/per-vote-subsidy-but-a-fraction-of-taxpayer-support-for-political-parties/article1880294/]

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Corporatism on Parade

Thomas d'Aquino is President and Chief Executive of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
He has been described by Peter C. Newman as "the most powerful influence on public policy formation in Canadian history", and listed by historian Jack Granatstein as one of the 100 most influential Canadians of the twentieth century. A prolific writer and speaker, he has worked as special assistant to the Prime Minister, special counsel on international trade law and international advisor on strategic business problems.
Thomas d'Aquino worked with Manley on the Task Force that created the document for Building a North American Community.

This guy has to be stopped!

Here is a welcome letter he wrote to Unite The Right

"According to an old American joke, the Soviet Union collapsed because they only had one communist party. They'd still be around if they'd been smart enough to have two communist parties that were exactly alike on every issue except abortion.

A similar model has worked for years in Canada. Since at least Mulroney, we've had a Conservative Party that has explicitly advocated the neoliberal policies that the Liberal Party has implemented. This arrangement, along with concentrated media ownership, has served us well. As one of the few commentators not on our payroll has pointed out, we "have been dictating fiscal, trade and economic policy to governments since the early 1980s."

The benefits? Over 100 billion in corporate tax cuts, radical decentralization, gutting of social programs and unemployment insurance, and a government that took up our cause on the international scene. It was an unprecedented success.

But it worked best with Liberals in power and Conservatives perpetually set to gain power.

The era of minority governments and sponsorship scandals threatens to slow down our agenda. Wanting to gain power, the Liberals and Conservatives are willing to bow to the electorate with policies that voters want, and even enter a coalition with the NDP. God forbid.

Most Canadians don't like Stephen Harper--journalists least of all--and most Canadians think Martin should be pushed aside. This leaves both parties vulnerable to the will of the electorate, and distracts them from implementing the agenda of the 150 richest corporations in Canada (which I happen to represent).

There is a solution to this unique 21st century problem. We modestly propose to unite the right... again.

While there are obvious cultural differences between the parties, the policy differences are remarkably cosmetic. Even so, the divisions within parties are greater than those between the Grits and Tories.

The benefits are undeniable. Corporate Canada will only have to fund one party, and the return on that investment--in tax cuts for corporations and the rich, subsidies and sweatheart privatization deals--will be incomparable.

Best of all, the Liberals will no longer have to give speeches about fixing health care for a generation or funding social programs. Every time I hear Paul Martin talk about signing Kyoto or a "rising tide not lifting all boats" and the importance of social programs, I cringe. How horrible it must be to have to talk about things that you clearly have no interest in.

No longer.

Welcome to the future of Canadian politics.

sincerely,

Tom d'Aquino
President & Chief Executive
Canadian Council of Chief Executives