The Sorry Sight of an Emperor
Strutting Around Naked
The failure in this election to follow even the most token democratic process and expectation shows that powerful private interests have seized the reins of power at every level. Whosoever does not go along with what these interests decide gets defamed, isolated and silenced. What are called politics are reduced to a mafia-style turf war which Canadians despise and reject.
The fact that some Prime Minister, who nobody even knows who he is controlled by, thinks he can speak a bunch of self-serving nonsense day in and day out in the name of high ideals is a case of the emperor strutting around naked. He can do so because all his courtiers — media, pundits, pollsters and his entire entourage — sit there praising his suit of clothes which does not exist and the people are powerless to do anything but declare the obvious — the emperor is naked.
The political lesson is that those who have ensconced themselves in governing positions have all the power. So long as the people use whatever nonsense the Prime Minister and his entourage, media, pundits, pollsters and cartel parties speak and say as their reference point — not their own needs, claims and aspirations for society — it is the people who are naked. They can turn this around by establishing their own reference points — those needs, claims and aspirations which favour them, not the rich and powerful — and speak in their own name.