I think it’s great that there are even more people running as candidates for the Ontario Libertarian Party on October 6, 2011. It looks like about 50 candidates running, which is double the number in the last election in 2007.
I’m sure that many or most of them care about the loss of freedoms in our society and want to speak up for the ideals of a society where individual rights and freedoms are respected.
There are different ways to look at political action. Obviously it’s an uphill battle. I think many libertarians see it as a way to express their concerns and ideals.
But also the truth is, as more and more are aware, that the situation is critical. Libertarians and freedom movement people of all stripes really ought to get together and try to understand the system better, as fast as possible, and share information, especially suppressed information, with as many people as they can as soon as possible.
Because there are certain facts about the system that myself and others can demonstrate the evidence for:
1) All the freedom and rights issues that libertarians and others deal with are actually life and death matters, not academic. These threats and attacks on freedom are indicative of a corrupt totalitarian system and mind-set, and are not well-meaning mistakes.
2) The question of central planning vs. planning your own life is not academic. It’s a question of whether we will be totally conquered by a global corporate empire, by a total state.
3) The question of property rights is not academic. Every rule they come up with to interfere with your property, business, land and person is intended to burden you so that eventually you are under the thumb of the system.
4) The system is global. Policies are determined through treaties. The nation state is being dissolved. That’s the meaning of endless G20 meetings and the economic crises in Europe and elsewhere.
5) The monetary and banking system is corrupt and fraudulent. It’s a tool of control and resource confiscation, and for the destruction of sovereignty and representative government (if there was any).
6) The system is public-private partnership which is ever-larger monopolist corporations ruling over ever more powerful hierarchical governments.
7) This rule is accomplished through groups associated with the United Nations, by large foundations, by NGO’s who become more and more the real power in our society. These are the groups who write the policies and hand them to governments.
8 ) The plan takes one form as United Nations Agenda 21. This was signed in 1992. “Smart Growth” is part of it. Green Belts. Slogans like “Sustainability”. Everything’s part of it. There is another one of these treaties coming in 2012.
9) The left-right paradigm is FALSE. At the top, the corporations all have the same ideology, which is collectivist and monopolist, and they infiltrate through all groups and layers of society. This means that different sets of ideals as well as errors in the public are divided into “left” and “right”. When a partisan supporter hears terms like “free trade” for example or “privatization”, they hear only what they are trained to hear by their ideological camp. When they hear “Conservative”, they really think it’s different from “Liberal” or vice versa.
10) The assumption that government and international corporations believe in free markets, or believe in individual rights is totally disproven by everything that is happening. When people perceive there is a problem with health care, with the justice system, with their lives, that everything is broken, that everything is oppressive and dysfunctional, that they don’t agree with something their kids are being taught at school, or they heave heard about fluoride concerns or vaccine concerns or gmo’s, that everything is just a confusing mess of contradictions, and they can’t make ends meet, there is actually a reason for all of that.
Some people call this “conspiracy theory” and dismiss it. That’s the problem, that people are indoctrinated and blind. We turn on the news day by day and believe the professional liars. Government media and mainstream private media – they all work for the same slavery and resource-grabbing power structure. They just put on different colors to divide and confuse the public.
If you’re concerned about the Orwellian world that’s in your face every day, and getting worse, reach out to others like you in these smaller parties, libertarian or otherwise, think about attending their meetings, and share ideas with each other. You might be able to make some difference with others of like mind educating the public and standing together against the corrupt system.
I think the candidates of smaller parties may have a few days left of opportunities for challenging the system, for calling in to a talk radio show, or for confronting a major party politician at a debate. It might work if they focus on some anomaly in the major party candidate’s platform, some contradiction in their supposed ideology, and challenge them.
There is so much legislation that is being passed by the Ontario Legislature. Pick out any offensive passage in some legislation and challenge them about it – do they agree with it? Did they vote for it? Would they vote for it? Challenge them about NGO’s, about private groups who are lobbying the government (http://lobbyist.oico.on.ca/LRO/RegistrationPublic.nsf/WebNewByLastRenewal?OpenView) and promoting legislation, about what they really believe about environmental legislation, about windmills, about carbon taxes, about education, about freedom and rights. Look at their bios and the groups they belong to, read through the principles of these groups and the terms used in their literature. There are many potential questions to ask that can cause discomfort and enlighten the audience.
Libertarians are strong on principles, simple principles that most people will relate to if put in context, about not being controlled and dominated, about not having our property and money taken from us. If there is an objective real principle that is being violated, we need to speak up about it and firmly say NO. We need to say, “I don’t agree with this!”. “I don’t like this!” in front of others. This attitude of saying NO and standing up for our rights and for principles needs to spread to as many people as possible. And it should be applied to the private sector as well as the public sector, because public and private monopolists and control freaks are not separate at all.