44th General Election
“Leaders’ Debates” Hope to Declare a Winner
With 12 days to election day, exclusionary “leaders’ debates” will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. The Liberal Party’s Justin Trudeau is vying with the Conservative Party’s Erin O’Toole to lead the next government.
Will attempts to divide the polity by soliciting opposition to so-called anti-vaxxers or support for decreed measures which would have people fired who, for reasons of their own, oppose wearing masks or getting vaccinated, turn things in favour of one cartel party or another? Will violent protests throwing gravel and other things at Trudeau and interference in the election from various quarters manage to make Trudeau look like a saviour or a devil and turn things around in favour of one cartel party or another?
Will attempts at Quebec bashing and the manipulation of the values people espouse succeed in dividing the polity in Quebec to achieve a Liberal victory there? Who will claim to represent Ontario or any other province and region of the country?
Experience shows that no matter which cartel party is brought to power, in the name of high ideals, it has to represent the concerns of the rich minority to reap the spoils of robbing the state treasury, resources and labour of Canadians. All the while, it has to maintain the illusion that the democracy is the rule of the majority even as it pays the rich with impunity and the people have no role to play in decision-making at any level.
The corrupt financial oligarchy is mired in ruthless competition within its own ranks to dominate resources, markets, sources of cheap labour and zones of influence in favour of this or that narrow private interest. The oligarchs are pushed to do whatever it takes to control any situation. Within this, they are pushing forward, as a better fit, those leaders who wreck without the pretense of being pro-social or who they can push as being nation-builders. All of them claim to represent the popular will as they slash and burn whatever arrangements stand in the way of controlling the situation in their favour.
No matter what the cartel parties and monopoly controlled media declare are the “issues” in the “leaders’ debates,” no matter who they declare to be the “winner” of the exclusionary debates which are taking place, or how many photo ops or media promos they mount, it is to no avail. The people are organizing in defence of the rights of all. They know that the treachery of the cartel parties is based on more sell-out and more appeasement of U.S. Homeland Security and the U.S. war machine in the name of a fictional national interest, security and prosperity.
Canadians are in no mood to listen to such things. The Labour Day parades showed across the country that it is the working people who are taking in hand the matters of concern to the polity. This is the only way forward. The MLPC calls on all working people to bring in a minority government which will be more hard pressed to act with impunity against them.