Monday, December 30, 2013

The Man Who Did Not Know: An Imaginary Letter to Friends

“I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.” [1]

Friends, I did not know my most trusted aide was going to write a cheque for a member’s expenses. How could I know? I am only the leader of the party and the country. Did anybody else know? Yes, there were reportedly at least “13 others” around me who knew, and they all worked for me. These were my bodies of knowledge, so to speak, who kept their knowledge from me. They all kept me in the dark; now I am trying to shed light on this matter. I have been very clear; I did not know. How could I know?  Not knowing is not a crime. Surely one is allowed to be ignorant of not knowing what one should know. I know there is an e-mail that states “good to go.” But those three words are just that, words. And words can mean anything, so what does “good to go” mean? How should I know? People say things knowingly then don’t remember what they knowingly said.  As I have said before, I made it very clear and my spokespersons have made it abundantly clear, I did not know.

 Nobody knows everything, so why am I being singled out for knowing nothing? Can I not be ignorant in this matter? I know there is another e-mail that says I was told in “broad terms” by my trusted aide, a man who is no longer in my employment. But “broad terms” can mean anything, just like “broadly speaking.” And if you have read “Alice in Wonderland” words have been described like this:

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” [2]

If that is not wisdom from a fairytale, then what is wisdom?  And as I have said before very clearly and repeat again: I did not know; people should know that! Too much knowledge can also be dangerous and if I had known about all this stuff happening, I would have been very clear that it was a no-no. Did I just make a pun with know and no? Oh well, this is what happens when one tries to be very clear, transparent and accountable. Now you know! And if you don’t know, I understand, because I know what it is like not to know.  And I know friends, because you are my friends, you will say after reading this, “No problem.” Thank you my friends; it is great to know you all in this time of not knowing. There is so much confusion in this time of accountability. Therefore, I will close with some more pithy words of wisdom from “Alice in Wonderland”:

“I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!” [3]

Stephen J. Gray
December 30, 2013.


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Should We Say Goodbye to Sovereignty?

Should we say good bye to our countries?
Is sovereignty being “free traded” away?
Are treacherous politicians and their lackeys
Allowing the multi–national corporations to hold sway?

Do giant trans-national corporations have a plan for you?
Are they telling their political puppets what to do?
“Free trade” is the political slogans and “creating jobs” is the cry
The negotiations are done in secret; just don’t ask why

You know you can “trust” your “governments”
And the corporate chieftains too
They are looking after your “freedom” and “welfare”
Do you believe that’s true?

The world is now a globalized marketplace
The toilers are the indebted human race
Trans-national corporations move from nation to nation
And the “rewards” are more and more exploitation

Cheap labour with no restrictions
Are these the corporate cannibals’ prescriptions?
Who needs health and safety rules and regulations?
Should we just leave it up to the corporations?

Do they owe no allegiance to any country?
Do they plunder the earth for their bounty?
They hide their profits in tax-free havens
Aided and abetted by governments in many nations

Capitalism and communism are in bed together
Ethics and morals are dead in the water
The good ship called “Principles” was sunk long ago
And “strategic partnerships” go with the flow

Most of the media “praises” the corporate/communist “deals”
Are they mostly cheerleaders for the corporate big wheels?
Perhaps the journalists are afraid of losing their jobs
If they criticize the corporate and communists mobs?

Or perhaps they have to praise, promote and propagandize
And be in favour of the state owned communist franchise
Because the fascist system needs it all to fit
Are the politicians and the media the “useful idiots”?

Meanwhile, people everywhere are taxed to the hilt
They have to pay the never-ending bills
Still, this is “democracy” and there are no borders
The Globalists and the Money Changers are imposing The New World Order

Stephen J. Gray
December 27, 2013.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

“Happy Holidays” from Nonsenseland

Nonsenseland was living up to its name and consistent in its nonsense even though it was the Christmas season; oops, I mean Happy Holidays time. Nonsenseland’s Parliament had shut down for its holidays. (No proroguing was needed for this escape by the great leader because this was bona fide vacation time.) Some cynics were saying they were on holiday all the time at taxpayers’ expense. Anyway, perhaps it was good that the honourable politicians were having a break, for it seemed tempers were getting short amongst some of the ruling political elite. It seemed one honourable member had told another honourable member to "shut the f*** up..." [1] Not a very nice remark from a supposedly “family friendly” government. Still, this was Nonsenseland [2] where obscene parades of nakedness were allowed, so obscene language was just another sideshow and perfectly “normal.”

Anyway, it seemed the foul epithet had been used against one honourable member who had criticized a buddy of the other honourable member who had admitted to using crack cocaine. This had caused the honourable member to momentarily crack up by using obscene language against the critic of his buddy. In fact, another honourable member was quoted as saying, "I thought they might come to blows,...” Still, this was not the only ugly incident in the House of Power; it was reported that another honourable member had called another honourable member a "bitch," though he did later apologize. Still, this is the sorry state of Nonsenseland and that’s why it is so aptly named. Then another honourable member was asked about child poverty and reportedly said, “Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so.” [3] But, as I said earlier, this is a “family friendly” government and who would argue with that in Nonsenseland?

 Meanwhile, in another province of the land, the smiling Premier wants to allow little kids into pubs [4] where their parents are drinking. Some cynics were asking could this suggestion by the Premier be called “drunk with political power” or another sign of “wisdom” in Nonsenseland?

Anyway, this is the Christmas Season; oops, I mean Happy Holidays time in the land of “equality” and “human rights.” So all the best from Nonsenseland, where nonsense is a Charter “value.” 

Stephen J. Gray
December 19,2013.


Note: More on Nonsenseland  at links below.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

An Attempt to Bring Some Democracy

"If you look at this prime minister, he has done more to transfer power to the population and to the democratically elected parliamentarians than any prime minister in modern memory,..." – Tory M.P., Pierre  Poilievre, Minister of Democratic Reform, quoted in Huffington Post, 12/03/2013. [1]

“Democracy” talk was all over the news. It seems a Tory M.P. had finally discovered there was a lack of democracy in parliament. He had proposed a “Reform Bill” that would curtail the powers of some of the political leadership.  The Bill if passed would not come into effect until after the 2015 election. Then it was presumed “democracy” would now be enshrined into law and “freedom” would reign in parliament and throughout the country. Funny thing though, this was a country that had a “Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” So what happened to freedom and all the other “rights?” Well, in this land of “democracy” words were just words that sounded good, but in reality they meant nothing and were hypocritical.
Examples abounded of attacks on free speech and free expression [1a] by a government that trumpeted “accountability, transparency and rule of law.”

Yet, the public were expected to believe that this new “Reform Bill” would transform parliament. One wished it well, but based on the actions of the political and judicial elites in this land of “democracy” one could only assume it would be another exercise in political B.S. just like the much vaunted, “Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” [2] [3]

Still, this MP was to be commended for attempting to bring some “rights” back to parliamentarians.  Some people were on record as saying MPs already had some freedoms in parliament. But, they would have to show some backbone and stop acting like they had “Beaten Dog Syndrome” [4] stop cowering and crawling and show some courage.

Still, to show some courage in this country and speak out on non politically correct issues can get people into trouble with most of the politicians and the politically correct media. One columnist even praised the leader of the land as a ‘control freak’ and likened politics and free speech to “quality control.” Of course, this guy is one of the “experts” on who should be allowed to speak. And another media “expert” even wrote this about the Reform Bill it “would mean anti-abortion candidates and cranks would sometimes win nominations, and leaders would have to find ways to explain that to voters.”  I guess people are “cranks” who don’t fit his view of society. And is being “anti-abortion” somehow not permissible? One would think any person with any semblance of human decency would be “anti-abortion” in this country after hearing of this atrocity [5] that most of the media and the politicians covered up.

Anyway, at least democracy is now being talked about. But, as the saying goes, “actions speak louder than words.” And boy do we ever need some action in this country to clean up the nonsense and bring back some accountability. [6] Otherwise, the word democracy also means hypocrisy.

Stephen J. Gray
December 7, 2013.


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