Canadians are noticing a trend of increasing poverty and a government not for the people who built Canada, but for big business – business that gets billions of dollars in tax cuts each year and takes that money elsewhere. This is not a conspiracy theory developed by a few random out-of-work radicals with chips on their shoulders, but based on facts. Our five biggest Canadian banks are taking billions of dollars out of Canada and the government is endorsing it wholeheartedly. How and why did we get here?
Canadians have been known for being feisty. It was our Canadian soldiers who were absolutely integral in many of the battles during WWI and WWII. Vimy Ridge, Paschendale, Holland, France, Italy are all places where Canadians left their mark and their blood. Canadians fought for freedom and democracy with everything they had. Now fast forward and that freedom and democracy is not the same freedom and democracy as our forefathers fought for. Freedom and democracy hide behind laws that help the rich, elite groups under corporate pressure.
Sure Canadians still have free medical, but is it as good as it could be? One look at France or Sweden and the answer would be no. Of course, the Canadian government doesn’t want us to know about that. Often, the haves in society will call people who want to see no Canadian child living in poverty socialists like it is a horrible word. Well I have a more horrible word. It is called Yuppy…and yes they are still out there. They are just older. These are the people who are killing democracy in our country with their greed. Recycle? Why bother? Reuse? Nah. Reduce? That’s for the havenots. There is only one problem with this attitude. Eventually, we will run out. Not just out of resources, but everything. We can’t keep giving our country away bit by bit at the expense of the Canadian people without at some point there being consequences.
Corrupt Prime Minister Brian Mulroney sold out Canada and not one government since has had the bravery or compassion for the working Canadians to get it back. Criminals have more rights than victims. Tenants have more rights than landlords. Businesses have more rights than people. How many big companies have the income tax department breathing down their throats? The little guy though – forget it. If the income tax department decides to haunt you, they will do it for years…often without provocation.
The consequences of this immoral sense of right is bringing true grit Canadians back to life. They are tired of working and not making a living. True grit Canadians are tired of feeling broken. The Yuppies just simply don’t care. They are too self absorbed, but true Canadians, they are out there and sooner or later democracy and freedom will return in its true form. Oblivion is a choice, not a right. True grit is how real Canada was built. It is time to fight for what matters.