Monday, January 06, 2014
The Con Regime and the War on the Young
On my way home this evening I passed by a young guy sitting on the edge of the pier his legs dangling over the edge staring into the frozen lake.
And for a moment, until I checked him out, a horrible thought came into my mind.
Because despair is in the air. You can cut it with a knife. Enough bodies trapped under the ice in the winter, float to the surface in the spring.
And in the darkness of this hideous Harperland, young Canadians are the forgotten victims.
While the job market for those in the large 25 to 54 age group (accounting for 66 per cent of workers) is close to finally returning to its pre-recession level, the bookend generations have been flying off in opposite directions—employers are tapping older workers, while those 24 and under have seen their prospects worsen.
Looking for jobs that don't exist, or working for low wages, with irregular hours, no unions. no security, no benefits, no nothing.
And no words can describe the true horror of a situation where the future of a country feels it has no future.
So you can imagine how I felt to see the ghastly old Con man Jimbo Flaherty bragging about out how his failure to deflate Canada's massive housing bubble, was at least keeping the greedy young under control.
"House builders and condo builders were telling me about young people graduating and buying way more house than they needed and driving an Audi. I think we used to wait a little longer before we got big houses and fancy cars, so that worried me," Flaherty said.
When in fact most of them, and almost all the ones I know, have trouble paying for a bus pass. They'll never own an Audi or a house, and unless the situation changes, they will live and die in poverty.
And the only thing this grotesque and incompetent Con regime has ever done for the young is, as I pointed out last night, raise their expectations only to smash them cruelly.
With a phony ad, for a job grant program that didn't exist, that had to be pulled off the air for FRAUD.
Brought to you in all its porky splendour, by the same Con men who today were forced to admit that the surplus is bigger than they tried to fool us into thinking it might be.
The federal government could unveil "a larger surplus" than it has anticipated when it gets the books back to balance in 2015, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says.
Because they cooked the books to make the deficit seemed worse than it was. So they could kill jobs and slash services like maniacs all over the land and its waterways.
Just to give themselves a pot of money to bribe voters in the next election.
In their never-ending campaign to suckle the oil industry, enrich Alberta, and turn the rest of us into low wage slaves. Just like the young.
And all I can say is Con men will be Con men...
They're only good until they're caught eh?
And if that's the economic record they're going to run on, I say be my guest. Or be my CRIMINAL.
And I'd also say this...I realize we live in a country with an aging population, a gerontocracy as Frank Graves calls it. A country where far too many old people hate the young with a passion.
But a country where the future feels it has no future has no future itself.
So we're all in this TOGETHER.
You know tonight, after seeing that guy perched on the edge of the pier, I passed this little icebreaker that keeps the channel to the island open...
And I couldn't help wondering is it threatened too? Who will rescue us? And where is this country going?
And I honestly don't know the answer because Boss Harper and his scummy gang are capable of ANYTHING.
But I do know this: we must get our Canada back. We must set out to attack the Con regime harder than we ever have before.
We must make absolutely sure that we defeat them in the next election.
Before they lead us into the horror of a generational war.
Because the Cons need to understand this: the day the young realize what is being done to them, there will be a day of reckoning.
And there will be justice.
Or there will be trouble...
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