The Lights are On But Nobody's Home

Blah blah blah, blah blah, blah..... Those bitching on here, day in and out, about the occupy movement are freakin' ridiculous. Here's a thought - if you put a tiny % of the effort and attention it takes to bitch and moan about this movement into say, critiquing something actually worthwhile, we'd all be a lot better off. I'll even help you out a little bit on that one (wouldn't want to take too much away from your worthwhile bitching):

- Canada's continued support for the subjugation of the Palestinians. In the words of Noam Chomsky, Israel has had 40 yrs to choose between either security or expansion. It continues to choose expansion, all the while bemoaning the lack of security and destroying the lives of thousands of Palestinians (all illegal according to any law in any western country, including Israel)... and naturally, Canada goes along with whatever the US wants.

And you still can't figure out why the people might be angry enough to protest.

- We're still waiting for someone to be held accountable for the global financial crisis. So far, no one has and probably no one will. Why? Because they run the goddamn world, that's why.

And you still can't figure out why people might be angry enough to protest.

- Lobbyists and corporations own our politicians, and it is getting worse.

And you still can't figure out why people might be angry enough to protest.

- Harper wants to turn Canada into another U.S. (war on drugs, warrantless internet surveillance - aka omnibus crime bill) despite the fact that things haven't turned out quite so rosy for the Americans, have they? Unless you count of course, those at the top.

And you still can't figure out why people might be angry enough to protest.

- Canada reduced its funding to UNESCO after the Palestinians were granted membership because the rest of the world (US and a couple of others not incl.) decided that this was the least they could do for the Palestinians. But oops! Israel doesn't like that, so neither does the US - so neither does Canada.

- The Harper gov't has not and probably will not be held accountable for its disgusting disregard for Canadian law (Bev Oda/CIDA + Kairos scandal; Tony Clement spending $50 million taxpayer $ like it was his own)

- Canada continues to do jack shit about the environment. I don't even think we're bothering to even try to make up excuses anymore.

- Omar Kadhr. Guantanamo Bay. Once again, the disregard for international – not to mention our own – laws.

- Canada (along with the US, UK and Australia) is a plutocracy. If you don't know what that is, look it up. Better yet, search for the leaked internal report by Citibank "The Plutonomy Symposium - Rising Tides Lifting Yachts"

Then shake your head and consider, just for one second, why people around the world - Canada included - might feel the need to express their discontent.

So please, use that thing between your two ears and focus your complaints at those that actually deserve it, instead of those that are merely trying to exercise their rights. For fuck's sake. —Frog in a Pot

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