So, the governments of all the bullying nations are getting together again to discuss how they will keep the rich richer and the poor poorer. And how they will try to make it seem as though they care about poverty, the environment, war and all the other things that they control from their ivory towers.
Does anyone else here notice that every time these thugs get together to have a chat, they need 10,000 police officers and security personnel to protect them from the very citizens that they claim to be working for? They are charging Canadian taxpayers $1.1 billion dollars for security, so they can meet behind closed doors and discuss plans for dismantling social services to help pay for corporate tax cuts. EXXON and BP and their ilk need tax cuts for 'exploration' of the fossil fuels and minerals while your taxes go up. Sounds like a fair deal, huh? While they pollute the planet and run rough shod over the environment that you care about.
They want to talk about the Arctic opening up for oil exploration, while at the very same time a trillion gallons of crude oil spews into the Gulf of Mexico. They want to talk about energy security while they fight two illegal wars for oil, killing hundreds of thousands of people in Afghanistan and Iraq and now, Pakistan. When they talk of energy security, I guess they mean security for US and not THEM.
These meetings are just a bullshit smokescreen for the real meetings that take place with the Bilderbergs, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and all the other lizard meetings that take place each year in order to shore up what has been stolen from others, fair and square. Wars are not fought for justice, they are fought to steal land and resources from others. The businessman has learned, of late, though, that it doesn't always take a war to steal someone's shit. All it takes is a free trade agreement or a meeting with a head of state, preferably one that falls into the neo-liberal, fascist, privatization camp.
These are the sorts of people who convince governments that a perfectly good crown corporation, like BC rail, BC ferries or hospital services that these corporations are not 'profitable' and would be better sold at fire sale prices with some corporate welfare thrown in for good measure. To make it worthwhile for the buyer. Then, once the 'services' are sold, the new private company trims the fat and lays off half the staff in a cost saving measure. And the existing employees are forced to take wage rollbacks and other measures to save their new keepers. The corporation that now owns the farm has less of a responsibility to the citizens and more of a responsibility to the shareholders. And what the fuck do shareholders care about? Their share.
It is the same tired old story. I wonder when we will have eaten enough cake?