Sunday, April 17, 2011
Brave New World
This Federal election is different this time, the choices are clear and the lines aren`t blurred, two parties of hope and one party of fear, we all need a little something to hope for and what are we afraid of and what are the Conservatives fearing, yes Canada, it`s not Canadians that are in fear it`s the Federal Conservatives that are terrified of their world dying off, by that I mean their world of controlling the message, controlling the press, making up the rules for their gain, I talk about control and power in the same breath for they are intertwined and neither exists without the other.....
The naive voters are dying, thousands everyday are succumbing to time, both Conservative voters and Liberals voters are dying in droves, the generation of AM radio listeners and big printed daily newspaper readers are going the way of the VHS or early pong game,the generation of people whom are next to die is the generation that depended on honest print, TV or radio for news but what that generation never figured out was.....Their news sources were hijacked by corrupt bribe taking talking heads and corporations with buckets of cash and over time the message of truth has become lost in a sea of spin, lies and advertisnews, news is no longer reported but managed.
The Guelph university voting scandal, the angry Conservatives, the fear..........The fear is emanating from the Conservative party themselves, I couldn`t quite put my finger on it early on, what was different about this election, what was different about Stephen Harper, for the longest time I couldn`t put my finger on what was different this time around, why did Harper runs election ads for months before the election, why did Harper poke a stick in the eyes of the opposition parties, why indeed and then the answer came too me in a flood, like a tsunami it filled my mind and the answer stood before me, the above Michael Ignatief video, when I received that video there was but 30 views, that was early yesterday afternoon, I spread the link around, I placed it at the Globe and Mail, at the Tyee, and less than 12 hours later it had gone from 30 views to 11,000 views, by morning(this morning) it jumped again to 18,000 views......
The students web sites, the harper web sites, sites about freedom, Democracy, sites about atrocities, about corruption and I realized just how scary the new untethered unpolled and now possibly voting youth is, the fear of self informed young people swarming the polls in record numbers, an army that can mobilize both people and data across the land in seconds, from Facebook to Twitter to blogs, millons of views in hours and it`s that power that has put the fear of god into the Conservative party.
The Guelph voting scandal has sealed the fate for the Harpercons, the story has gone viral and the youth are rising to challenge the status quo, stories of media and public relation firms hiring trolls to put Conservatives talking points in comment threads and social media which tells me that these people of those views don`t exist in reality and it also tells me that the new age online untethered unpolled unrestrained youth is left, center left, an entire generation of Canadian citizens educating themselves free from spin and charts, the Harpercons shut down or attempted to shut down the youth vote for one reason, they lose that vote badly and that bodes well for a bright future.
Technology, a Trojan horse of technology, our corporate masters have themselves sewn the seeds of Democracy around the world, young wired people around the world, Africa, Asia, the middle east, Europe, the Baltics, America, Canada, Home, everywhere young people are RISING UP too say no more, blood will run and ditches will turn red but Democracy will rise, darkness, fear and loneliness no longer exist in a wired world, cameras and I reporters are bringing stories of heroism and sacrifice directly into the young people`s world in seconds, no more smuggling out pictures of atrocities or burnt books, no longer is the African man blind too his surroundings, the child in the Congo can read the same stories as the Harvard graduate, no longer will minds be wasted because dictators burnt down the library, the sacrifices of one youth inspire two which in turn inspire thousands and in milliseconds millions of people rise up and that is what Conservative and other repressive Governments fear more than anything.
Put down that AK-47, don`t light that fire bomb, don`t strap on the martyr suit, pick up your Iphone, your camera, your tablet, film, record click and send.
How ironic, the planned corporate take-over defeated by the very technology they produced, the genie is out of the bottle and elections will never be the same, teachers, professors, facts can no longer be silenced.....
Hope and Fear, the youth of today have re-inspired hope and the fear, the fear exists only in Governments that can`t control the message, can`t control the stories and can`t control the truth.
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