August 26, 2006
Con Solution To Poverty
While Canada's surplus is up, poverty levels are rising, which the National Council on Welfare calls 'morally disgraceful'.
The Con solution?
Harper: Hello rich child. Now, remember to pray for the needy while you're eating.
People like Harper and his American neo-con counterpart Dubya go through life blinkered from reality. If they happen to see poor people, as Bush did after Katrina, it's from a safe distance, sort of like us peering at ants. That's probably how they see the poor: as mere ants. Bothersome, but easily squashed (starved) out of existence. No, these paragons of neo-con virtue haven't a clue about the harsh realities that their policies bring about.
If you look at the pictures of the area devastated by Katrina a year ago, you will see that not much has changed, except that some casinos catering to rich tourists have been rebuilt. The poor of the Lower Ninth Ward are still denied entrance into their abandoned buildings, even though they weren't badly damaged, and the people are more than willing to make small repairs. No, they are not allowed past the fence built around the 'projects'. That is where a golf course, or some other such amentity for the rich, will be constructed.
Harper-Bush=clones of one another. The general, voting public must voice their concerns about these inequalities. Don't they realise that they are merely a paycheque or two away from the same fate themselves? Judging by their apathy and silence I guess they do not.
A small, isolated, far-away island is looking better and better all the time... Now if I could just find it...
annamarie, i'm looking for that island too. perhaps it's the one we have to live in our minds to ward off these creeps.
btw, check out annamarie's commentary on poverty at http://verbena-19.blogspot.com ....very well done.
Scout, thanks for the plug! The island is already in my mind, and I escape there every so often, actually more and more nowadays...
There is frequent commenter on my site, FreeCyprus, who has an interesting discussion going at his blog:
about:"War In Iraq - Death Squads & Democracy", and he's asked me to pass along that he's interested in hearing more views from all sides. I wrote a comment on there last night.
Anon, I like your comment!
annamarie, 10-4, will check out your link.
and have a gander at bill-muskoka's new blog http://bill-muskoka-thoughtsshared.blogspot.com/
i think it's right up your alley!
And here we are again today. Two total wack jobs, one in WDC, and the other in Tehran, not to forget the other one in NK, all playing with a grenade which has had the pin almost pulled out!
I bet some are cleaning the cobwebs and spider nests out of their old bomb shelters, eh?
Personally, I refuse to OH MY GAWD! NO!, Nooooooooooo! Its back! That horrid song 'Duck and Cover'! Eeeeeeeeeeeek! I thought I killed off those neurons?
Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall! LOL
jeff, this is true but i hear rumours he's appointed jeb bush as chief electorol officer. oops, i wasn't supposed to let that info out yet :)
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