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Friday, 19 October 2012

19 October 2012. THIS is Why Canada Will NEVER Be Part of the USA

The Coming of the Loyalists

Henry Sandham



Americans are blinded by their Radical (in the French sense) ideology. They truly believe that Canadians wish to be “just like them”. They don’t even know that the main impetus behind English-speaking Canada were the Loyal Americans who refused to abandon their allegiance to their King and Country. That’s why Ontario’s motto is Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet (As it began faithful, so it remains). In fact, most “conservatives” in the USA don’t realise that their ideology is considered Liberal and Radical in Europe… and they don’t care, for nothing outside of the borders of the USA interests them (save for cartoonish distortions of foreign countries and peoples). THIS is why Fox News isn’t welcome in Canada… Fox is the bearer of a Radical ideology noxious to most Canadians deep down. Jack Layton was more of a real conservative than Rush Limbaugh or Willard Romney is… fancy that.

Oh, yes… after two centuries, the USA refuses to compensate the descendants of the Loyal Americans for their property seized by the revolutionists… ponder that when you hear hubristical and arrogant statements from Inside the Beltway. If it’s true for other people… hmm… methinks that the “doctor” has a worse form of the “disease” than the patient does!



Fox News’ Lies Keep Them Out of Canada

Political Correctness exists on both sides of the political spectrum… and the rightwing version is vastly more toxic than that found on the left. That’s a meaty bone to gnaw upon…


Editor’s Foreword:

This is from last year, but it still has “bite” and “traction”. Remember, Fox News was caught using footage from Athens, labelling it as being from Moscow (palm trees in a Muscovite winter… I think not!). At present, Fox is claiming that Romney’s ahead… no responsible foreign outlet seconds that. In short, Fox lies, yet again. God have mercy on the ordinary folk who get taken in by such obvious propaganda for the Barracuda Free Market… and on those taken in by Fox’s alter-ego in the Corporate Media, CNN. Both manipulate the news, both aren’t worthy of cred.



As America‘s middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades… against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News… fans of enlightenment, democracy, and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News won’t be moving into Canada after all! The reason is that, last week, Canadian regulators announced  they’d reject efforts by Canada’s rightwing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast … any false or misleading news”. The provision has kept Fox News and rightwing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. Because of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987.

Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism… concepts that have pretty much disappeared on the American airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish the anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him, fearing that their tradition of honest non-partisan news would be replaced by the toxic, overtly partisan, biased, and dishonest news coverage familiar to American citizens who listen to Fox News and talk radio. Harper’s proposal was timed to facilitate the launch of a new right-wing network, “Sun TV News”, which Canadians call “Fox News North“. Harper, often referred to as “George W Bush‘s Mini-Me,” is known for having mounted a Bush-like war on government scientists, data collectors, transparency, and enlightenment in general. He’s a wizard of all the familiar tools of demagoguery; false patriotism, bigotry, fear, selfishness, and belligerent religiosity.

Harper’s attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television are a stark admission that right-wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. Since corporate profit-taking isn’t an attractive vessel for populism, a political party or broadcast network that makes itself the tool of corporate and financial élites must lie to make its agenda popular with the public. In the USA, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of billionaires and corporate robber barons, have become the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves. Fox News’ notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsin’s protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided.

11 March 2011

Robert F Kennedy Jr

Reader Supported News


Editor’s Afterword:

Stephen Harper is PM of Canada only due to the slo-mo realignment taking place up there. The Liberals (the “Grits” in CanSpeak) are dying… the New Democrats are taking their place as the major opposition party (the Liberals may end as a pro-federal Francophone bloc after all the dust settles). Because of this, and Canada’s “first past the post” election law (a candidate need not gain a majority, only a plurality of the votes cast), the Conservatives have won the past two elections (that is, they won a minority of the vote, but a majority of the seats). However, the New Conservatives (the old PCs died with Joe Clark and Mulroney… the New Conservatives are mostly the old Alliance bunch) won’t last… in Canada, things move more slowly than in the USA, as Canadians are more truly conservative than Americans are. After all, Canada is the home of the “Loyal Americans”, the United Empire Loyalists… reflect on that.

There is NO conservatism in the USA… it’s the home of the first of the Three Great Humanist Revolutions, after all. Reflect on that one, too…


Thursday, 28 July 2011

28 July 2011. What the Great White North Actually Thinks About Being Part of the USA…

00 Uncle Sam Kicked Out. 01.09.13


Young Canada: “We don’t want you here”.

John Bull: “That’s right, my son. No matter what comes, an empty house is better than such a tenant as that!”


The above cartoon is from the time of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. Unhinged American rightwingers believe that Quebéc is going to secede, and that Western Canada is just lusting to join the USA. Actually, how much do wanna bet that transnational money goes to BOTH Quebécois separatists and the Canadian Conservative Party? That’s a no-brainer! However, Canadians AREN’T lusting to join the USA. What utter nonsense! English-speaking Canada had its genesis in the United Empire Loyalists… who were (and are) adamant opponents of the American Revolutionists. Why do the rightwing transnationals wish to break up the Canadian Union? Is it a mere coincidence that Western Canada has vast reserves of hydrocarbons? I’d say that Canadians would do well to follow John MacDonald’s advice:

Whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We’re a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it; we’ll sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to be broken.

Remember, the USA has an agenda, Canadians… and it’s NOT to your advantage. Don’t forget, Canada is a fairer and more just society than the Neoliberal Free Market USA… the Gini in Canada is 32.6, in the USA it’s 40.8 (that means that income distribution is fairer in the Great White North). The difference between the richest and poorest 10 percents is 9.4 times in Canada and 15.9 tmes in the USA. That’s the end result of Reagan‘s voodoo economics (with its stress upon income redistribution from people of average income to the richest five percent), it’s continuance under Clinton, and it’s reinforcement under Bush. Is Canada different? You bet! In many ways, besides merely the political.

Don’t forget, Canadians are feisty underneath all their seeming “niceness”. Just because someone’s polite doesn’t mean that they’re not determined…


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