Food Shortage Propaganda – probably in order to centralize control of food globally – The Disappearance of Food: The Next Global Wild Card? by John Rockefeller, www.wfs.org, May-June, 2009. Much more on “global food security” by the Establishment at www.chathamhouse.org.uk. They present the “problem” so you can beg them for the “solution”. Letting people do their own thing would be the best way to manage everything – freedom, diversity and independence – but real freedom is unlikely to be permitted unless people start demanding it.
More Laws – U.S., Canada want laws to protect consumers from credit card firms (http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/04/23/consumer-creditcards.html?ref=rss), www.cbc.ca, Apr 23 ‘09. We should never have been suckered into using credit cards in the first place. Now the government is going to save us? I think these laws will end up making credit cards harder to get for most.
Climate Change Scam – Mayors seek carbon-tax revenue to pay for transit upgrades (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090422.BCCARBON22ART2224/TPStory/TPNational/?page=rss&id=GAM.20090422.BCCARBON22ART2224), www.globeandmail.com, Apr 22 ‘09 – Lower Mainland mayors in B.C.: “They say that the revenue, estimated at $100- 200-million a year for the region, should be put into transit instead of being given back to taxpayers as a climate-action credit, which is the current strategy to make the tax revenue neutral.” It’s all going to be downhill for us with this global tax and control scheme.
Ontario Legislation – Years and years of legislation has eroded individual rights and brought tighter controls on the people of Ontario (just like everywhere else). There seemed to be a little good news though, because according to the Toronto Star, April 28 ‘09, mandatory green energy audits for every home sale will not be included in the “Green Energy Act“, which is still working its way through the legislature. This is thanks to a “backlash from consumers and the real estate industry”. It’s good that some people put up a fight, but what else is going to go through anyway and how how long will it be before they attempt something similar?
As a small example of oppressive legislation, Bill 172 (http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&BillID=2185&detailPage=bills_detail_about) is a new restriction on the market. It “amends the Ticket Speculation Act to provide that it is an offence for related primary and secondary sellers to make available for sale in Ontario tickets for admission to the same event.”
The original act (1990) is oppressive anyway as it outlawed ticket speculation (http://www.canlii.org/en/on/laws/stat/rso-1990-c-t7/latest/rso-1990-c-t7.html) (called “scalping” to dramatize how supposedly evil it is, but plundering foreign nations and taxpayers is permitted). But the whole idea of “property rights” in a “free society” is that you should be able to do what you want with your property as long as you don’t hurt anyone else. (This is an idea, not reality, and that’s why I put “free society” and “property rights” in quotes.) If you apply this principle to everyone, you shouldn’t expect special allowances for your own private sale of your own stuff but then justify restrictions on others. If you want someone to supervise prices and trading, then you are going to get a totally managed and supervised society where everything everyone does is monitored, like garage sales. It’s getting more like that every day. Of course ‘the free market’ – does not exist – is blamed by those in power and the media for everything – “too much freedom” when it’s really just some people making special uses of their privileges. The summary of Bill 172 even shows how arbitrary it is and how the Minister can pick and choose who it applies to. The privileged who are most able to negotiate the system will always benefit – and the rest of us have to pay and obey.
Canadian Policy-Makers – So where can you find the sources of government policy in Canada? I believe the CIC is one of the key organizations, having been renamed from the Canadian Institute of International Affairs to the Canadian International Council.
This page explains its role: “The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs.” “Strengthen” means what? Probably it means strengthening ties to other nations through treaties in order to eventually create an international government. That’s been going on for a long time (just like the system of privileges, laws, and taxes that we have to endure).
The CIC helps create foreign policies through foreign policy experts who will determine what is best for Canadians. It is “privately funded” by the big companies listed. This is how the world works. It’s not run by input from ordinary people. Policies do not come from politicians. The world is run by well-funded “experts” and think-tanks. They make sure the “Canadian corporate, academic, media and policy communities” are all in the same club, and singing the same tune as events progress the way they’re supposed to.
The “CIC will take its place on the international stage in a role analogous to that of the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States, Chatham House in the United Kingdom and the European Council on Foreign Relations“
April 30th, 2009