By Alan Mercer
Following up on the idea of economic boycott to effect change, taxfree15.com targets a few days each month with April 15-18 coming up. That’s an excellent idea, but there may also be some actions appropriate for ongoing boycotts.
One idea is getting rid of your television. Since we are coming up to “TV Turn Off Week”, April 19-25 which some Americans observe, let’s take advantage of that to go all the way.
Cancel your cable service or satellite TV subscription.
First of all, many people out there won’t believe there is any problem that requires a boycott. They are OK with all the lies that are funneled through the politicians, “reporters” and TV anchors on television day after day to justify the Iraq war for example, and the next war after that, and the next war after that…. That’s OK with them.
They’re OK. They’re watching all the sports. They’re watching all the porn the cable industry has been pushing on families for years. They’re watching all the soaps and they’re watching all the action shows where the “good guys” torture people (indoctrination). And they’re watching all the politically correct and intentionally degrading sitcoms – you know, like the one where the hero’s ex-girlfriend has a sex change and sleeps with his mother. Seriously. Does that lower their opinion of their fellow human beings and weaken the bonds between people? Probably does. But everything’s fine! It’s all right.
Which is a perfect reason why we should boycott television.
Because people actually believe everything’s all right. Try telling them otherwise. They just won’t listen. Because their brains are mush. It happens to everyone watching TV. I’ve been there.
Federal, provincial and local governments and their private partners are taking away more rights and freedoms. They have expanded the “green belt” control of private lands for years, they have expanded controls on speech. They have expanded surveillance of homes through the excuse of the drug war. They have ratcheted up the laws for police RIDE checkpoints, who stop and interrogate innocent people. They have made throwing away your garbage an onerous task. They have implemented “Smart Growth” plans in Ontario, and the public-private-partnership system is going to implement “smart meters” for monitoring and control of your home appliances (read!). They have expanded government monitoring of our financial transactions.
You didn’t know about that? The TV news anchorman didn’t tell you?!
Governments – and their corporate and UN-connected bosses – have beefed up their powers to interfere with property owners through the Ontario “Clean Water” Act and anti-smoking laws. And so on. They are involved in the constant ongoing destruction of national sovereignty. They never stop. They have stepped up violations of our privacy with body scanners. Other unbelievable devices are about to be unleashed. They never stop threatening foreign countries and coming up with excuses to threaten them. And so on. And so on. Worse and worse.
But everything’s OK with some people. They’re fine. Living well enough, not worried about anything. The world is OK, our government’s NATO gang are dropping bombs on innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. People are being arrested and detained without trial for years.
“So what? They’re different. Everything’s fine! I’m going to watch my favorite TV show. Business as usual.”
I think much of their problem is that they leave the TV plugged in. Do you know how many decades we have lived with TV? Yes, regulated, licensed and often funded by governments. How much of what you think you know is just a pack of lies?
Global government and currency is on the horizon. Climate change propaganda and the resulting carbon tax policy proposals (https://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/us/politics/07carbon.html) threaten our ability to heat our homes, drive to work, pay our bills and survive. Independence, freedom and rights are being destroyed. But the TV news hosts are smiling at you every night, and telling you about the latest movies and celebrity gossip.
Some of us don’t think everything’s fine.
So it’s hard at first, I know, but I don’t have cable, or satellite TV. Try it. It takes some effort though. But it helps you wake up. To tell you the truth, you’ll find it’s absolutely necessary to do this if you want a clear head.
So that’s my suggestion for those of you out there who know there is a problem. Try it. Boycott the establishment television media and its propaganda. Stop letting your children be indoctrinated. Get them outdoors. Get them reading. Read more yourself. Wake yourself up by switching it off.
There is a lot more to say about the boycott idea. Partly it cuts off tax income to the government. Partly it gets the attention of corporations who go along with government policies and the policies of private groups who advise governments.
The party political system is for show – it’s fake – and government red tape and restrictions are onerous to wrestle with, so it’s essential to go far beyond conventional politics even if something could be done that way at all.
Because people seem to have so much dividing them, but I wonder if maybe there is common ground to be discovered among regular Canadians if they stopped listening to the people “at the top”, who are put on pedestals, if they stopped listening to mainstream media, if they stop letting themselves be brainwashed by the hypnotic effect of TV. Maybe many would wake up and they would drop the false “left”-“right” paradigm, and they’d realize a lot of what they think they believe is just downloaded into them from some guy in a suit and tie on TV.
It’s no longer just the third world under the gun. Look at what has happened to Greece where they are being pressured to give up their islands. And the people of Iceland have been pushing back, having identified the real problem.
Where did our tax money go to during the lending crisis (which just happened suddenly out of the blue supposedly)? The banks. And this is on top of the regular interest payments each taxpayer pays to lending institutions. According to debtclock.ca, that’s 14 cents of every tax dollar on interest, or $84 million a day (http://www.debtclock.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=40 accessed Mar 28/2010) [another site: https://commodity.com/debt-clock/canada/]. Why do you think nations like Canada maintain national debts in the first place? It’s intentional. It’s an outrage. The borrower is servant to the lender. The politicians aren’t working for the people. The system is all myth, built on fiction.
It’s clearer to more of us now what the purpose is of the carbon dioxide propaganda, and the “war on terrorism”, and the “anti-terrorism” civil liberties violations and attacks on property rights that have gone along in parallel for years. The purpose is to bring us down economically, to make us helpless, put us into complete debt, so that Canadians are forced to give up all their real assets eventually – both private and public – to international banks and corporations who take control of world resources on behalf of a new system of total world governance.
People who don’t want to live under a police state will not be listened to at all unless they take this kind of boycott action or other effective peaceful protest. Exercise your economic power while you still have some. Getting rid of your TV benefits you and your family directly, and if there are enough participants, it gives a jolt to the politicians and big media corporations, to make them reflect upon the need to respect the freedoms, rights and dignity of those they pretend to serve.