As poetic theorists put it humankind has the moral development of just-beyond-apes and the scientific development of a superpeople. A murderous combination.
(1) Cabinet minister Bev Oda, interviewed on CBC, Jan 25/12 spoke about the beneficial “partnering” of Mining Corporation Human Rights violators with CIDA/CIDA personnel. Beneficial? Another lie from Bev Oda?(2) See Vanc. Sun’s Harvey Enchin’s large article on the Tar Sands/Bitumen carrying tankers/Gateway Pipeline, Jan 21/12/ p.C5. It is mostly ‘disinformation’ and half-lies, on behalf of the 1%. (3) What are, in fact, lies are issued publicly by environment minister Peter Kent on the Kyota Protocol, reported by Eliz May, National Post, Jan 26/12. His statements are “designed to create a false impression”. We call statements designed to create a false impression “lies”.(4) On Stephen Harper’s fraudulent position on Tar Sands and Pipelines: “Our political leaders are lying to us if they aid and abet the expansion of tarsands while promising to take action to prevent the imminent climate catastrophe.” That’s Mark Jaccard saying ~ as I read him ~ that Stephen Harper is deliberately lying. Of the single issue fight, against the pipeline only: “… it’s like trying to prevent a fuel leak on the Titanic as it steams towards the iceberg. We need to turn the ship.” Mark Jaccard, Vancouver Sun, A13, Jan 26/12]
He is right. But the language is wrong. “Civil Disobedience” sounds like breaking the law. “Disobedience” to what? ~ to the insane people, the 1%, to the Stephen Harper maniacs prostrating themselves before the 1%? And lying to Canadians.