Note as of May 30, 2015: this press release was written by my friend in 2006. I think there must be a lot of truth to this point of view. I don’t know enough about CUPE to criticize their intentions or about this particular reform that was proposed. I tend to wish there were more unions so that people could support each other in this time in which private sector and corporations have shipped jobs and industry overseas to our detriment as part of a deliberate agenda of globalization (globalist warfare against the nation state actually). I also think that “privatization” has just been an expansion of government in effect away from at least some democratic accountability (at least the appearance of it) towards greater secrecy and greater control by collectivist-minded and centralized private corporate power (the ancient feudal system in effect). So I regret that libertarians to a large extent have naively gone along with “privatization.” Privatization is just always in the direction of greater monopoly control by an organized collection of international agencies under the direction of international banks. It’s just government to the ultimate extent of centralization. The same corporate interests that rule us today (as explained by Antony C. Sutton in his Wall Street trilogy) created the major experiments in socialism and totalitarianism, including Soviet communism. And they fund so-called environmentalism nowadays and all of the social engineering that has hits us so hard, in addition to promoting the “free trade” agreements. So that’s what “privatization” amounts to. It means the second stage after collectivization–handing over collectively owned resources to the private power that has hardened its control over governments worldwide. I support private property and individual rights, so I want resources handed over to everyone as individuals and even independent communities so that they can control and plan their own lives. Privatization with the continuation of taxation and legislation and social engineering and global planning and fraudulent banking systems and growth of surveillance and police state and propaganda and warfare is just people fooling themselves. Obviously. Agenda 21 is all about this corporate power owning everything, including us, slavery. That’s privatization. It’s a combination of socialism and capitalism and fascism called “communitarianism.” That’s what we live under. Also there seem to be “right-wing” think tanks trying to justify the fake “privatization” of education and the fake “privatization” of water. Real independence would be home schooling and genuinely independent schools and genuinely independent sources of water (wells, etc.) Governments are just handing over resources to their masters and selling us out. There is no independence, just more and more legislation–created internationally–and more and more control and surveillance of all of us and our resources. And that’s exactly what Agenda 21 describes.
Ontario Libertarian Party
Attention News/Assignment Editors:
Libertarian Party Denounces Government Monopolies and Blackmail by Canadian Union of Public Employees
February 12, 2006 – Toronto, Ontario. According to recent news reports, members of CUPE are threatening to go on strike over pension reforms contained in Bill 206. Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario, went so far as to declare that “We’re not talking about some little one-day political strike. The schools won’t open, my members won’t let anyone in and it’s the same for municipal buildings.” (The Star Feb. 09, 2006).
“Sid Ryan is bringing the chickens home to roost,” said Jim McIntosh, Treasurer of the Ontario Libertarian Party.
Over the years, Ontario voters have approved Liberal, NDP, and Conservative politicians to provide more and more services at taxpayers’ expense.
The socialization of Ontario has led to government quasi-monopolies in a number of areas fundamental to the lives of Ontarians.
In the meantime, public workers have formed ever-larger unions to gain bargaining power against the Ontario Government and the people of Ontario. Sid Ryan is now threatening to use that power and hold the citizens as hostages until the government backs down.
The Ontario Libertarian Party proposes to fully privatize most services provided by provincial and municipal governments. Citizens would choose the company they feel would do the best job and pay for the services they want. Libertarians believe that a free market will best meet the needs of both workers and customers. According to McIntosh, “The citizens of Ontario deserve better than to be held hostage by the special interests of union leaders and politicians.”
The Ontario Libertarian Party supports the right of any individual to join a union or not, and similarly, the right of any employer to deal with a union or not. A Libertarian government would make no laws regulating the relationship between private business and labour unions.
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