Saturday, June 04, 2011


New Canadian hero inspires (tnx Michael Moore @MMFlint for tweets)

This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab spring, a flowering of popular movements that demonstrate that real power to change things lies not with Harper but in the hands of the people, when we act together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces Brigette DePape, Ottawa, Canada

  by Larry Geller

Hear, hear.

This is one gutsy woman, although the newspaper article portrays her a bit as though she were a child. Nevermind, she stood up to power, got fired for it, and is trending on Twitter.

To the Canadian parliament, she was disrespectful during the Governor General’s delivery of the Speech from the Throne. Good grief.

Check out the picture in the above linked article. I’ll be disrespectful too, but the Canadians are asking for it. Check out the uniform the clown next to her is wearing.

Brigette DePape asserted that the people are in charge in a setting reminiscent of monarchy and redolent of the oppressive control that the Canadian government attempts to exert over its subjects citizens.

We could learn down here.

Change did not come to the USA with the election of Barack Obama. If we want change, we’ll have to bring it about ourselves.

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We can see that Obama's campaign promises were empty vessels to get elected. It isn't a Democrat/Republican issue any longer. "We the People" must start right in our own community, our own state. Reading Civil Beat has opened my mind to the amount of corruption and wrong choices right here, right now at all levels of government and business. The question is how much longer do "We the People" want to be fools?

The corruption in Hawaii is nothing compared to the stuff going on in the southern states as well as the midwest states. They all have one common thread though, multinational corporations and billionaires buying off politicians. While President Obama has been bought off to a certain extent I believe he has a better sense of doing right by the people than any current Republican candidate. Sure it sucks voting for the lesser of two evils, but it sure beat voting for the worse of two evils. Supporting blogs like disappeared news, calling your representatives and attending candidate forums is a great first step toward democracy. And don't worry abut speaking your mind on this blog. Larry has promised not to turn you in to the authorities.

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