Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Monkey King and the Koch Brothers
Sometimes in the court of the Monkey King it's hard to keep your eyes on the prize.
To lower your sight enough to understand his real role in Canadian history.
For while we all know he's now China's latest plaything.
Harper’s a bully at home, a wimp overseas. He happily torments environmentalists, refugee claimants, women, unions, public servants, you know, the locals. He ignores Parliament or prorogues it, and treats the Investment Canada Act — which states that foreign investment must benefit Canada — as a joke.
That’s his shtick and to be fair, it plays well, at least in the West. But when Harper the bully is faced with the biggest bully of them all, the power colossus that is China, he hands over our jewels, our natural resources. Here, have some bitumen, he tells China, and laughs weakly.
Monkey see, monkey do, monkey build me pipeline !!!!!!!!
It's important to remember he's also the Koch brothers favourite little pet....
For what those sinister right-wing billionaires did to Michigan today.
As the Republicans launched the attack on unions and their members, Americans for Prosperity—a group developed and funded by right-wing industrialists and billionaire campaign donors Charles and David Koch—was in the thick of things. AFP recruited conservatives to show up at the state Capitol in Lansing to counter union protests and prepared materials supporting the Michigan initiative, including a fifteen-page booklet titled “Unions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: How forced unionization has harmed workers and Michigan.”
Stephen Harper and his RepubliCon teabaggers will start doing to Canada tomorrow.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government will try Wednesday to push through legislation requiring unions to throw open their books to tax authorities for public disclosure on the Canada Revenue Agency website.
For like the Koch brothers he also wants to weaken and destroy unions, so he can turn Canada into a low-wage economy, and Canadians into the slaves of foreign interests.
And all I can say is I don't do slave good eh?
So I know whose side I am on...
Because I know that without a strong union movement we will all end up living in a sinister, brutish society, where the only right consecrated by law is the right to work for less.
For in our corrupted economic system the only way the rich can get richer is by making the poor poorer.
But will Canadians see the larger ideological struggle beyond the antics of the Monkey King? Will they see through the veil of secrecy, and understand who is really pulling his strings? Or feeding him bananas.
I don't know. But they better. Because the billionaires are coming after our kind of society, our kind of country, like an express train.
And so are their stooges...
On their klown train to NOWHERE.
Yup. It really is time to derail and then dethrone the Monkey King.
Time for Canadians to unite to defeat the sellout Cons.
Time to decide which side they are on...
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