Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Now read this.
Anyone else noticing a disconnect between what the Band claims about its community to the Government and what it says about it on the web?
Famine? Pestilence? In 1877 maybe, but if there is famine and pestilence then how come Edmonton, Calgary, Wetaskiwin, Leduc and Red Deer aren't suffering?
Oil, Gas, farmland? These freaking people should be buying Alberta, not begging for more money from the Government teat.
Cut them off, now... Freedom in our Time
Monday, August 25, 2008
Pogey, UI, Employment Insurance, Welfare…
I was talking to a friend of mine today. We’ll call him Lloyd.
Lloyd lives in
He owns land (as much as you can in a country without property rights), trains horses, makes tack & saddles, grows blueberries and is a volunteer firefighter. Lloyd’s somewhat schizophrenic industriousness has led him to the point where he needs help. Hired help…
No, it’s not that there is no one who “needs the work”, just that there are no workers. There are wastrels aplenty sitting in Timmies complaining about the government and a “lack of good jobs”, but mention a good, easy job packing blueberries in an air conditioned building for over minimum wage and heads drop, silence reigns and coffee cups seem to have taken on a deeper meaning.
Lloyd, and I are of like mind as to the reason why. It’s the system. The euphemistically named Employment Insurance system, it makes sloth a profitable condition and work a bad word.
The chronic users of the system are little more than junkies, hooked on our tax money, getting high on a life where they only work sporadically, when they must to get their next EI fix, and laziness is its own reward.
We, the people who do work 5/7 (or more) for whatever wage we can, call them the unemployed or if we are particularly dismayed, welfare bums. Lloyd calls them BFI, which stands for Bone Fucking Idle… Lloyd was never given over to the niceties; he’d rather a name a spade than use verbal potpourri to hide the odour of his displeasure.
So, since Lloyd is one of my kind of people, I’m going to make a campaign like promise here in Anti Politics (cuz that’s what I’ve learned from watching those other people, you promise things to the people you like and hope that there are enough of them at the end of the day to get you THE JOB)… I’m going to scrap the whole messy thing.
No pogey, no EI, no UI, no Dole, no free rides.
***HIJACK*** Hmmm… Government free rides. This is an anti-concept. Free for whom? What about it is free? Why do we have the distinct impression that the Government is giving us something? Are they?
No, of course not. Every time you work, the government takes some of your money for EI and innumerable other things that they think are good for you. The only thing that’s free about any of them is that your money is ‘freed’ from your possession and use of it… Oh goodie! ***/HIJACK***
I’m going to scrap it all. Now the socialists peeking out from under their rocks begin screaming on cue;
“What happens when someone looses their job!!!”
Well, had they been paying attention they would see that I’ve said I’ll scrap it all. That means that none of us would be paying into the elaborate shell/con game of EI, and that means that all the money the government would have taken to ensure EI earnings for the person who had lost his job would have been his and his alone…
I suggest then that if he did not use his money effectively and if he did not save for a rainy day, as my mom used to caution, then quite frankly that problem is (as it always should have been) his. It’s a little thing called self-reliance and just like work, it isn’t a dirty word, and we need people willing to use and do a little more of each in their own best interest these days.
Scrap it all… for freedom in our time!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Regardless of who is elected President, the United States will undergo internal turbulence which will cause them to take their eyes off the ball. If Senator Obama wins, expect a "tax whiplash" and a real economic meltdown, while if Senator McCain wins, expect paralysis as an obdurate Congress to obstruct him every step of the way. The looming financial difficulties faced by the United States (particularly Social Security and the runaway growth of "entitlements") cannot be addressed by the platforms advocated by either candidate.
Russia and China will move rapidly to fill the power vacuum. Expect them to use a combination of economic muscle and diplomatic hijacking of international fora like the UN and WTO to impose rules to their liking. (Imagine them coming to collect the bill for "Carbon Credits" from Kyoto, for example). Plundering Western treasuries through the guise of "cost sharing measures" for "International projects" is another possibility. They may also cooperate to a greater or lesser degree against the growth of Radical Islam in Central Asia, although their goals will diverge to a certain extent. The EU may well throw in with Russia in order to secure energy supplies and also to deal with unassimilated Islamic populations within Europe (i.e. by providing diplomatic cover and military muscle while the Europeans throw the immigrants out). China will work to secure energy supplies and resources from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Russia and China will have no qualms about imposing a "Roman" peace if that suits their aims.
Longer term, China will have demographic difficulties due to the one child policy (probably starting @ 2020) as large numbers of single men become the biggest demographic. The Chinese are notorious racists, so the idea of Han men intermarrying with other ethnic groups (even non Han Chinese) could be a big issue internally. Mark Styen points out one possible solution; "China could become the first gay superpower since Sparta". More likely a great deal of social and economic turbulance will occur.
Beyond that, Russia will cease to be a "Great Power" in the 2030's, as their demographic crash cuts the population of ethnic Russians in half. The EU will be suffering from the same problem (and so will Canada and Japan, but these are second and third tier powers in the big picture)
So look for a decade of artificially imposed stability by the "Big Two" (or possibly "Big Three" if the EU gets a Mussolini in charge; the set up is a jumbo sized version of the "Fascist Corporate State" and a little ruthless organization might actually make the trains run on time...), followed by turmoil as the demographic rugs get pulled out from under them.
What is less clear is how the United States will fare during this period. It is quite clear they will pull in their horns for part of the time, and the Big Two/Three will certainly see international relations and organizations are tilted to the disadvantage of the Americans. On the other hand, the Americans are very clever and resiliant (from a cultural perspective. The DC Beltway seems to mark a cultural boundary line inside of which the opposite applies), and no doubt the appeal of America will continue as a destination for the clever and ambitious people of the world. As well, the United States does not have either of the demographic issues their competitors have. They also have the unique strength of being an Oceanic power, capable of projecting trade and force on a global scale, something that the other powers lack. India is a potential Oceanic power in the Indian Ocean basin, linkage with the United States should be encouraged and exploited in all areas.
This is hardly the future envisioned by Fukyama in "The End of History", nor the "Road Warrior" future Robert Kaplan portrayed in "The Coming Anarchy".....
I'm not liking this future........
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Let there be no question what this is all about. The reason this is an open letter is to encourage what I will call the Cake Eaters who wish to “have their cake and eat it too”.
The Cake Eaters are those appeasers who see no conflict between on one hand supporting the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and simultaneously call for us to abandon Afghans to a brutal theocratic dictatorship that executes women for being raped or stones homosexuals to death. Cake eaters are the useful idiots who though honestly saddened by our military losses call to bring the boys home, and blank out the reasons for the deployment and the end state of such a withdrawal, namely an Afghanistan ruled by terror and by terrorists. They are the 5th columnists, media whores to whom the phrase “If it bleeds, it leads” is a mantra and the so called experts who, armed with a degree and some limited facts use this pedestrian knowledge to maximize their political power and capitalize with media face time.
This letter (an ultimatum to the weak) is specifically designed to extol the efforts of the cake eaters. With the Taliban facing a troop surge, and becoming less and less effective they have switched tactics like besieged politicians the world over and turned from taking action in war to waging war through the media.
The attack on aid workers was a three pronged attack. It was designed to terrorize the aid workers, to restrict the aid getting to the poor, thus allowing the Taliban to then claim that the West doesn’t care about Afghans and finally it was used to stir the cake eaters into a frenzy of horror, righteous indignation and useless pontification.
I will not go more into the reasons for the attack, the purpose of this post is to expose the Cake Eaters.
By the way, for those that would disagree that the Media cake eaters act as a 5th column here in
“It happened about two weeks after Canadian troops accidentally shot two children to death in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar, fearing the vehicle they were riding in was going to attack them.”
What does this tragedy have to do with the Taliban ultimatum? Nothing.
What is the parallel the writer wants to draw? That Taliban kill innocents but Canadians do to. (This isn’t a case of tit for tat, the Taliban are too weak and scared to attack soldiers that fight back, every time they do they DIE.)
What is the salient point that we are supposed to forget? That the Taliban TARGET innocents but that Canadians do their best, each and every time to avoid such accidents.
Cake Eaters… Watch out for them.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This series of posts is a direct response to not only the sad state of politics in Canada but also the sad state of the State of Canada. The sorry excuse for freedom in Canada stems (as all the problems of nations do) from the documents on which it is founded.
Therefore my first, and the most important step on the path to true freedom for all Canadians is the vivisection, destruction and abolition of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
First off, let’s look at the premises implicit in the name of that wrong headed document.
The "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms"… Were the creators of this document trying to tell us that Rights and Freedoms are separate issues? Is it possible to have one without the other? Can one experience freedom without having rights or only having some rights? Or could rights somehow be respected by a tyrannical state in which freedom is restrained? The answer to each question is of course an emphatic NO.
When, as in the CCRF we talk of freedoms and equate them with rights we are buying into the modern liberal package-deal that says the freedoms we have and enjoy are of equal value to our rights. As a matter of fact if you look up “fundamental rights” you get a list of rights including such things as “the right to marry”, or “the right to procreate”. Obviously we (globally) have lost sight of what true rights are.
There are really only 3 universal human rights. They are the right to life, the right to liberty and the right to property.
You might notice that the right to pursue happiness is not listed, with all deference to the framers of the Constitution of the
Similarly equality is not among the rights, not because it is not desirable with regard to equality of race and sex, but because these conditions too are implicit within the rights to life, liberty and property, and the elevation of equality to the status of a right leads to tyranny wherein all real rights are lost, for which 90 years of Russian Communism provides an excellent example.
So what do these rights mean…
Life is the unassailable right for each and every man to live, to take all the actions necessary to support, further and fulfil that life. Implicit within this right is the commandment that no man may initiate the use of force against another.
Property is the acknowledgement that a man owns, lock stock and barrel all the products of his mind, labour and any acquired property achieved through the efforts of his mind and labour.
These three rights make all of our freedoms possible. There can be no freedom to procreate without the right to life, no equality is possible without the right to liberty and no freedom of expression can be exercised without the right to property.
I encourage you to read the CCRF. Read it with the real rights in mind, read it with a puritanical zeal and tell me if any of thee fabricated pseudo-rights contained in the Charter are not implicit within the real rights.
Now look at the high-minded freedoms contained in the document, the question that comes to mind aught to be, well, why do we bother? Why do we bother to list a string of arbitrary freedoms when all freedom is explicitly contained in three small, concise rights.
Food for thought.
On the whole the CCRF is inconsistent, scatter brained and overworked. It has been misled by the progressive political philosophy that made it, but were it only for that, there might be reason and will to rebuild it, but that is not the case, for there are a couple of truly evil inclusions within it, snuck in under the guise of historical acts of contrition.
I draw your attention to the section entitled “Affirmative Action Programs” in regard to Equality rights which states…
“(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”
Subsection (1) reads…
“(1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”
Think about it…
This deals with so called equality rights, which as I have illustrated earlier really pertains to the real right of
There can be no valid reason for the dismissal of inalienable rights. The fact that Natives, the disabled, homosexuals, women, Jews, Japanese or geriatrics in this country were treated unfairly in our history is no excuse for totalitarianism.
My rights, everyone’s rights are permanent, unassailable and can not ever be mortgaged off to buy forgiveness for historical, ethnic, cultural, religious or sexual misdeeds occurring now, in history or in the future.
The abomination of manufactured rights, conflicting premises and illiberal progressive doctrine that is the CCRF must be abolished.
Not being one to just harp on a problem, I offer a solution…
The Canadian Charter of Rights.
• Right to Life – Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign. No government shall deny, set down or offer implicit support to any means, method, or moral code by which any person may live, make or rule his own life.
• Right to
• Right to Property - The right of property is among the most important fundamental individual rights and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race. Every man is the owner in deed and action of all the products of his mind and labour. Personal property once acquired can not be appropriated by force by any person or government except when said government seizes it according to law as punishment for violation of rights.
Here’s wishing us all… Freedom In Our Time
Monday, August 11, 2008
I’m not going to apologize for the ancient actions of long dead politicians or say I’m sorry on behalf of the nation for anything that our national ancestors did or didn’t do. Not now, not in a park, in the House of Commons or ever.
The Canada that denied women suffrage, that attempted the cultural destruction of native peoples, that exercised discriminative immigration and naturalization, that imprisoned Japanese Canadians in their own country, that Canada is as dead as the people than approved, instituted, and carried out those chauvinistic, racist and xenophobic programs.
To all of those who for whatever reason want apologies, who want to see weak kneed historical hand wringing... grow up!
Get over your historical self-pity and insecurities and get on with your life in the here and now. Make use of every freedom and opportunity that
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Well, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring…
I’m entering into politics.
No, I’m not actually going to run for office I’m going to participate in the next best thing as any Canadian can tell you… I’m going to bitch about it from the sidelines.
In the coming months I’m going to develop my platform, the same way as the other politicians do, through keeping a keen eye on the topics du jour, a savvy read of the countries mass media and of course by watching the opposition, namely him and him. After all who really cares about him and her anyway?
Welcome to Anti-politics.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
This more than anything exposes the Human "Rights" Commissions for the capricious, malicious and malevolent group of petty apparactchik that they really are.
Like a bully that's had his nose bloodied by one of the little guy's he's been picking on the HRC's have run away in fear, but now isn't the time for us "Freespeechers" to pick up our books. Now is the time to chase the bastards down and finish giving them the thrashing they so richly deserve.
Fire. Them. All.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Free speech? Next thing you know everyone will want free will.