Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Stephen Harper eats babies

You get an opportunity to justifiably print a headline like that you take it - even if someone else beats you to it.

In completely unrelated news, armed Immigration officials stormed schools, siezed children and told their parents they had half an hour to turn themselves in. Then parents and children were locked into a dentention facility with barbed wire and bars.

Minister responsible Stockwell Day has denied he or his govenment had any prior knowledge of the Immigration Officials actions, but given all the tough talk on crime and immigration from this government it isn't hard to believe some exuberant Immigration officials felt they had been given carte blanche to engage in such tactics.

There is a lack of context in the immigration debate and the NDP has been woefully lax in their duty to provide it. The free pass Capital has been given by elite guided Globalization has created enormous economic pressures on populations across the Southern hemisphere. NAFTA wiped out small communal farmers in Mexico and has had similar negative effect everywhere. Giving Capital unrestricted freedom of movement across the globe would only be fair if Labour had the same freedom. Since it doesn't, Canadian elites complaining about illegal immigration when the same elites are making huge profits from the Capital freedom of free trade that causes the dislocation and devestation that leads to illegal immigration is the height of hypocricy.

Too many of the neo-cons and neo-liberals who prate about freedom are talking about the freedom of money, not people.


Psychols said...

For the most part, I agree with your post.

What is a neo-Liberal? I have never heard that term before.

Cliff said...

Neo-liberal is what Europeans call neo-conservative economics. In a North American context I would define it as the Liberal Party, Democratic Party consensus on supporting amelioration of Capitalism's worse excesses while still not offering any real fundamental critique of Capitalism itself. Where the NDP seems to be going these days.

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