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Bits and Pieces – 20181104, Sunday

Commentary

Last night I watched this long 2-part video comparing the fall of the American Empire (AE) to the fall of the Roman Empire. It identifies 3 principle economic causes, the ongoing cost of foreign wars, public works, and social entitlement programs, leading to deficit spending. This in turn leads to the necessary debasement of the currency and punitive taxes to support the deficit. Here is the first part which will automatically link to the second part at the end:

The creator of this video has interviewed a number of extremely clued-in people – I follow them all when they are not behind a paywall.

Although the video is about the AE, it is equally applicable to Canada and the countries of Europe. We are in the late stage of decline before revolution.

Socialism in Canada: O Sacred Cow Sore Wounded

The sacred cow of the modern progressive movement in Canada is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the bloated behemoth that in inverse fashion, milks the Canadian public for a billion or so dollars a year in a totally unaccountable and opaque manner. It is viewed by the progressive movement as their media extension, being the broadcaster most closely aligned with their doctrinal positions.

In contrast, the Conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper is viewed with a visceral hatred by the progressives. It is therefore no surprise when the government proposes legislation that goes anywhere near the CBC that a firestorm of protest breaks out on the left. The most recent case is that of Bill C-60 and an online petition by the so-called Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

The petition came to our attention from two different e-mails (emphasis in quoted material in this essay is ours unless otherwise noted):

  1. Please read this and sign it. This affects our DEMOCRACY!
    Stephen Harper wants to silence and control our public broadcaster by sneaking new powers into a monster Budget Omnibus Bill. Please sign the petition: http://bit.ly/10YEGi9 Thanks!
    And the author in a followup email elaborated A democracy requires a free and open media, and, as history has shown, a government that seeks to control the media is a Fascist government.
  2. The second had the subject line You can help Free CBC of political interference and an embedded text asking for donations and sporting an image charging deception on the government’s part.

First we briefly examine the partisan progressive or left-wing bias of the FCB. Then we review Bill C-60 in terms of its purpose and extent. Finally we address the bovine hysteria driving the petition.

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