Prospects of a Federal Election

As 2021 gets underway, Canadians are being assaulted with the prospect that a federal election could be unleashed against them at any time. The machinery of polling firms, think-tanks, media and pundits controlled by the Liberal faction currently in power has been in action for some time saying how popular they are and that they deserve a majority to pay the rich and integrate Canada into the U.S. war machine under U.S. President Biden, unencumbered by being a minority government. The other factions within the ruling class are gearing up their own electoral machines to contest power in a manner which favours their own fortunes.

Their self-serving shenanigans provide evidence of how elections are used as an assault against the people's right to conscience. Canadians are told the "issues." They are saddled with candidates not of their own choosing. They are made targets of costly campaigns that reduce democracy to providing people, over whom they exercise no control, with the authority to act in their name.

The idea of electing a party government that is said to have the consent of the governed is a farce in the style of the emperor's new suit of clothes. Self-serving factions usurp the machinery of state through a fraudulent process called elections to serve very narrow private interests. A slew of courtiers declare that the emperor's new suit of clothes is democracy and very beautiful indeed. The emperor's narcissism grows by the day and he too declares himself most fortunate to have such courtiers who permit him to parade his nakedness without reprisals of any kind. They believe that the people are powerless, that it is the people who are naked because they can do nothing to control the emperor's power to strut around naked, doing as he pleases.

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) does not accept such fairy-tales that are to keep the people tied to a system which justifies paying the rich in the name of high ideals. CPC(M-L) participates in elections under the name the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada. It champions the interests of the working people by putting the full weight of its organization and its press to give expression to the voice of the working people directly and to the claims the people from all walks of life make by virtue of being human. CPC(M-L) alone puts forward a definite vision and direction for society based on political renewal so that the people themselves can take the decisions which affect their lives and ensure all those in positions of power are held to account.

Now is the time to prepare for the assault which will be launched in the form of an election by working out the matters of concern to the polity from the point of view of the working class. More than ever, the situation requires worker politicians who champion the cause of justice, democracy and peace and are capable of speaking about the problems facing the class and the country and involving them to provide these problems with solutions. It is not in the interests of the people or the country to give the cartel parties free rein to set agendas and present the people with faits accomplis.

Activating the human factor/social consciousness is all the more important under conditions of COVID-19, so that working people are not forced to fend for themselves. It is important for workers to be able to assess the situation prior to and during an election period so as to decide how to participate in a manner that breaks them out of their marginalization and depoliticization and instead serves to mobilize their power. The strength of the workers lies in their numbers and organization as worker politicians who champion the cause of humanizing the natural and social environment by affirming the rights of all.

(Photos: TML)

This article was published in

Volume 51 Number 1 - January 3, 2021

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Prospects of a Federal Election


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