Sunday, August 2, 2015

'Harper Government' - The Twilight Of Less

Our thesis is that the idea of a self-adjusting market implied a stark utopia. Such an institution could not exist for any length of time with out annihilating the human and natural substance of society; it would have physically destroyed man and transformed his surroundings into a wilderness.
Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation, p. 3

Well Dear Reader, it has been nearly ten years since the start of the right wing revolution in Canada. And it has been utter proof that you can not run a G7 economy on right wing platitudes of fifty words or less. The works of Strauss, Friedman, Hayek, and Ann Rand have been proven in actual daily use to be only the ingredients of a train wreck, worse than Leninist-Marxist communism.  

Justin Trudeau - Young sexy and viral doesn't need money...

At the time of this writing, Dutch disease has settled upon the land of Canada. The oil patch is in total melt down mode, and there will be no relief in the far future, let alone the near future. The NDP actually won an astounding landslide majority in Alberta only a few weeks ago. So it was with wonderment that the Oracle of Ottawa woke up to the news that old frail Steve Harper was visiting the GG to dissolve Parliament and set the nation of Canada into the longest political campaign since 1872. Steve Harper might have the money, but he certainly does not have the jam to last out a 78 day campaign. 

For someone so confident in their prospects, it is all very curious indeed.  And the first question fielded by that Trotskyite - Terry Milewski of the CBC; wondered why the 'Harper Government' had felt impulsed to hit up the Canadian taxpayer for a sum that may hit 400-500 million! Now all Canadians know why the 'Harper Government' destroyed the "per vote subsidy"! There was no way the Conservative Party of Canada could steal from it!

Yes Dear Reader, it is indeed the twilight of less. And most intelligent Canadians are finally starting to realize it. Canada's place in the world over the last ten years is much less. We have less privacy. We have less security of personal liberty. We have less wealth. We have less job security. We have much less social security net. We have less retirement to look forward to. We have much less optimism of and in the future. 

The Oracle of Ottawa can't tell you how it is all going to turn out. But he will call one event for absolute sure. The political landscape of Canada on the morning of October 20th 2015 will be very much different then it was on October 19th 2015, and all the money in the world will not have prevented it from happening.

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