Sunday, May 29, 2011

Are We Seeing Hypocrisy and Corruption Incorporated?

Governments and corporations sell bombs, tanks, guns, missiles, tear gas etc. to dictators and despots. Then, when these same dictators use these weapons to suppress and attack their own populations they pretend they are outraged. Just look at what is happening in Libya, a mass bombing campaign is in progress. Missiles are launched and mayhem is the order of the day. All this is done in the name of a “humanitarian mission.” Which makes one wonder what is “humanitarian” about killing civilians and children? Surely, the political pimps for the arms industry, who make up the Gang of Eight (G 8) and who used to be friends of this Libyan dictator could have used Mafia type tactics and had him taken care of. Oh, I forgot, our “democracy” does not do such criminal acts.

We do not have criminals or war criminals in our midst we only have politicians who support “humanitarian missions.” There are no profits to be made in mafia type solutions and the country is not reduced to rubble, only a “good war” attacking the dictator at home produces profits for the weapons industry. The reconstruction of the country creates opportunities for the multi-national elites in re-building the country after the bombing frenzy. The big prize, the oil is already there and the money and gold in the dictators bank accounts probably held offshore by “respectable bankers,” is surely worth having. But hey, we know that money will be returned by the bankers to the Libyan people, don’t we?

The Washington Post of may 25,2011 stated this:
“Some of the world’s most sophisticated banks and investment firms rushed to do business with Moammar Gaddafi’s government in Libya after the United States rescinded the country’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism five years ago, according to an internal financial document obtained by The Washington Post.

“HSBC, Goldman Sachs and other top banks took on hundreds of millions in cash deposits. Hedge funds and private investment firms, including the Washington-based Carlyle Group, sold Libya’s investment authority complex financial products. The Libyan sovereign wealth fund bought more than $1 billion in U.S. Treasury bills, effectively giving Libya a chance to underwrite U.S. debt.” [1]

Meanwhile another “friendly dictatorship” in Saudi Arabia that is supplied with weapons from the democracies in the West is using these same weapons on populations in the Gulf, but there is no “humanitarian mission” in progress there, after all the Saudis are “good dictators.”

A British M.P. had this to say in the Guardian of May 28, 2011.
“Jonathan Edwards, a Plaid Cymru MP who has tabled parliamentary questions to the MoD about its links to Saudi Arabia, said he found it difficult to understand why Britain was training troops for ‘repressive undemocratic regimes.’”[2]

It is not only Britain that beds down with tyrants and dictators. The Ottawa Citizen of April 23, 2011 had this headline, “DND reports reveal Canada's ties with Gadhafi

The article went on to say: “Western politicians have labelled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi a despot and a brutal dictator, but Defence Department reports portray him in another way -as a staunch ally in the war against al-Qaeda and Islamic extremism.” [3]

So there we have it, yesterday’s friend is now today’s enemy. The Libyan dictator is now a pariah, while other dictators and despots are praised as friends. Therefore, based on the evidence, I ask the question: Are we seeing hypocrisy and corruption, not to mention political evil continuing to be incorporated into the democratic system?

Stephen J. Gray
May 29, 2011





Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here is a letter I sent to the National Post. The letter was published May 18, 2011.
The letter was edited by the newspaper. Here is the complete letter. SJG.
Letter to Editor
National Post
May 14, 2011

Dear Editor, Re your editorial, "Respect for life,respect for free speech" May 14, 2011.
Excellent editorial and straight to the point. Unfortunately most of the media, including the National Post have been silent on the most recent attack on free speech by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He has been quoted as saying:“As long as I’m prime minister, we are not reopening the abortion debate,” National Post, April 21, 2011. I find it amazing that none of the investigative media who are supposed to support free speech and free expression never even criticized him for this dictatorial comment. Surely, in a supposedly free country all issues should be up for debate in Parliament? Perhaps your next editorial will take him to task for this assault on democracy in Canada.

Stephen J. Gray

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Society at “Work”

They kill their young by abortion and call the atrocity “freedom of choice.” They carry out this heinous slaughter in abortion chambers, decapitating, disemboweling and beheading the victims. They even awarded the country’s highest honor to one abortionist for doing his dirty “work” over many years. He is declared a “hero” in society and lauded in most of the media. The present leader of the country, just like the others before him believes in “freedom of choice” to kill by abortion and he is on the record as saying: “This government will not open, will not permit anyone to open the abortion debate.” These kinds of words are surely worthy of a dictator.

They sell weapons, missiles, tear gas, tanks etc to their dictator “friends” who use these weapons to kill and slaughter their own people. Then they attack one of their “friendly dictators” with missiles and bombs in a “humanitarian mission” to save lives! Yesterday’s friend is now today’s enemy. Innocent men, women and children are killed and maimed by their attempt to “save lives.” Cities are reduced to rubble, homes are destroyed, and thousands of refugees are left homeless, but, this is a “humanitarian mission.” Meanwhile, massive profits are made by the weapons industries that specialize in bloody death and destruction. Their stocks rise on the stock markets of the world and the bloodstained profits of perdition are hailed as “good business” investments. The killing business knows no recession, but its victims suffer not only depression but horrible deaths, others suffer disease and deformity; and those still alive live in despair, searching for water and food.

They manipulate the price of food on the commodity markets of the world. Massive profits are made by “respected” financial firms while deaths occur in many of the poorer countries of the world. The “free marketers” are running amok manipulating the food system. Starvation and hunger is the price that is paid resulting in human misery. Laughter engulfs societies clubs and mansions as another “good day” on the stock market raises them to dizzy heights of optimism. They watch their “investments” increase in value as they speculate on the necessities that people need to survive. Still, this is “respectable” society at “work” and their “hard work” is paying off big time. Meanwhile, the peasants in the poorer lands are cattle to be herded and culled by starvation.

Elsewhere, in the “greatest country in the world” over 40 million of its people are on food stamps. Many have lost their homes to the financial fraud artists who were bailed out by the peoples’ tax dollars. Young men and women are sent overseas to fight in wars because there were supposed to be “weapons of mass destruction.” This turned out to be untrue. Now many of these young men and women are dead. Others have lost limbs or been disabled. Their political leaders live on in luxury, still spouting political nonsense about bringing “democracy” to the world while they consort with communist dictators who suppress freedom and rip the organs from their own people. This then is our high and mighty society at “work.”

Stephen J. Gray
May 8, 2011.