Saturday, October 27, 2012

Are Communism and Capitalism Partners?

“The very idea of reciprocity between Canada’s rule-of-law system based on economic and individual freedom and China’s totalitarian regime boggles the imagination.”
Terence Corcoran, writing in the Financial Post, in an article headlined, “Fascism by another name,” October 26, 2012. [1]

The Harper government has formed a “strategic partnership” with Communist China, and we see “free enterprise” political and business leaders and some media pundits praising this “partnership” of communism and capitalism. Big business invests in communist China while shutting down plants in democratic countries.
The latest business deal being praised by some is the proposed takeover of Nexen by China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) a State Owned Enterprise (SOE).

This deal has not been debated in parliament and makes one wonder why not? The Globe and Mail of October 25, 2012 stated: “Conservative MPs defeated a last minute push for Parliamentary hearings on a Canada-China investment treaty, which cabinet will be able to enact into law within days.” Are Canadian resources and sovereignty going to be signed away without input by the peoples’ representatives, or the people of Canada? If so: The question must be asked: Has Canada succumbed to authoritarianism?

“The authoritarian elites on both sides operate an ‘over world’ of organized conspiracy which mirrors the underworld of organized crime.” Charles Levinson in his book “Vodka Cola.”

The book “Vodka Cola” revealed in intimate detail the financial connections between the multi-national corporate elites in the west and the communist dictators in the Soviet Union before the “fall of communism.” Yet, these same corporate elites at that time were telling all and sundry about the “dangers of communism” while at the same time profiting from their business deals with the communist dictators.

Now fast forward to today and the multi-national corporate communists/fascists and their political puppets have found another dictatorship to profit from. Many are now firmly ensconced in communist China. China is a country where the organs are ripped from some of the people without their consent. A one child policy has resulted in forced abortions.  Slave labour has been reported: “Thirty-one dirty and disorientated workers have been rescued from a brickwork factory in China, where they were being held as virtual slaves.”[2]
Dissidents are tortured and it was reported that an alleged torturer was welcomed to Canada. The Epoch Times of May 29, 2007 had this to say:
“…Chinese official Bo Xilai was served with legal papers Monday, questions remain as to why the Chinese Commerce Minister accused of crimes against humanity was allowed to enter Canada in the first place. Despite the fact that Bo was one of a number of high-ranking Chinese officials who have been on an RCMP watch list, he freely entered the country with a trade delegation from China last Friday.” The Epoch Times article goes on to state: “Bo is accused of overseeing a systematic campaign of torture against adherents of Falun Gong, a Chinese meditation practice, in the northeast Chinese province of Liaoning, where he was governor from 2001 to 2004.” [3]

This is the kind of system that Harper’s government has signed a “strategic partnership” with and is in the process of deciding whether the Nexen deal is of, “net benefit” to Canada. Based on the evidence of the atrocities committed by the dictatorship in China, one has to ask is their any “net benefit” in allowing a communist State Owned Enterprise (SOE) having business interests in our country. If we do, are we guilty by association in the crimes against the Chinese people?

“The biggest beneficiary of the trade deficit with China and unemployment in the USA is big business in both America and China. For many years, these businesses have voluntarily defended the interests of the Chinese Communist party.  In these issues of unfair trade and manipulation of currency, they share the interests of the Chinese Communist Party.” [4]
Wei Jingsheng 11/20/2009

Do the words about “big business” above also apply to Canada?
I believe, what we are seeing in our world today is a combination of multi-national greed and political treachery.  Money and profits count far more than corporate ethics or national sovereignty. The business elites and their political handmaidens do not care who they rub shoulders with as long as there is money to be made and to hell with human rights.

“The multi-national companies are, therefore, the core of modern capitalism and have replaced the Western nation - state as the real political power centers of the age.”
Charles Levinson, page 16, “Vodka Cola.”

I believe the powerful partnerships of global capitalism/fascism and communism have become a danger to a free society. Corporate elites involve themselves and invest in countries with slave labour and other atrocities. Now they are seeking to consummate a business deal between capitalism and communism in this country. Therefore, one has to ask: Where are the business and political ethics if this communist State Owned Enterprise, CNOOC deal is given approval in Canada by the Harper government? The words below are worth thinking about?

“By Nov. 1 three of China's national oil companies will have more power to shape Canada's energy markets as well as challenge the politics of this country than Canadians themselves. And you can thank Prime Minister Stephen Harper for this economic treason.” [5]
Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, October 11, 2012.

Stephen J. Gray
October 27, 2012.