And the winner of the Canadian election is...

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Every_vote_countsby James Corbett
October 20, 2015

And the results of the hotly contested Canadian election are in. Even as we speak, Canadians are digesting the news that they have a different governing party right now. Or maybe the same one. Or maybe it's a minority government and we're waiting to see what coalition will be constructed. Or maybe the results aren't in yet, or maybe it's too close to call, or maybe something happened and the vote was postponed . . .

OK, OK, I'll admit it: I haven't actually looked at the election results yet. Don't worry, I will. Once I swallow the bile and plug my nose and put on my propaganda-deflecting goggles. But even so, I can tell you exactly how the new (or same old) government is going to effect the status quo in Canada.

It isn't.

I say this because my thesis is that no one will ever vote their way to freedom. Not true freedom, anyway. Oh, sure, there will be cosmetic changes here and there. There will be political football issues (even ones that the public are passionate about) on which there is some leeway for difference. But if you're Hoping for Change through the ballot box . . . well I think you know how that script goes by now. And yet, people still turn out to the polls in droves to cast their ballots. Talk about cognitive dissonance.

Of course, I claim no originality for my thesis. It's certainly been articulated well enough by others in the past.

There was famed 19th-century American author Henry David Thoreau. In his 1849 classic on Civil Disobedience he excoriates the "patrons of virtue" who "give only a cheap vote" to ease their conscience that they are doing something about the problems of the world. He goes on to say:

"All vot­ing is a sort of gam­ing, like che­quers or back­gam­mon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a play­ing with right and wrong, with moral ques­tions; and bet­ting nat­u­rally ac­com­pa­nies it. The char­ac­ter of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, per­chance, as I think right; but I am not vi­tally con­cerned that that right should pre­vail. I am wil­ling to leave it to the ma­jor­ity. Its ob­li­ga­tion, there­fore, never ex­ceeds that of ex­pe­di­ency."

emma-goldman-anarchistThere was the turn-of-the-20th-century anarchist Emma Goldman, who is supposed to have come up with the famous turn of phrase, "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." Regardless of whether or not she really did coin that phrase, she certainly had no love for voting or the political process as it has been presented to the masses. In "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For" she writes:

"One has but to bear in mind the process of politics to realize that its path of good intentions is full of pitfalls: wire-pulling, intriguing, flattering, lying, cheating; in fact, chicanery of every description, whereby the political aspirant can achieve success. Added to that is a complete demoralization of character and conviction, until nothing is left that would make one hope for anything from such a human derelict. Time and time again the people were foolish enough to trust, believe, and support with their last farthing aspiring politicians, only to find themselves betrayed and cheated."

There was Carroll Quigley, the distinguished Georgetown professor (and Bill Clinton's mentor) who wrote the secret history of a powerful hidden Anglo-American establishment. As he revealed in Tragedy and Hope, the shifting of the political pendulum from left to right through the election cycles only serves to fool the masses into believing that they actually have control over the course their country is taking:

"The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."

Or, as listeners of my recent podcast on agorism will know, there was Samuel Konkin. He argued against political action in favor of counter-economic action, and in an instructive exchange on the subject with Murray Rothbard (who argued that if slaves could vote for a slavemaster who would treat them better they would be foolish not to do so) Konkin retorted:

"Can you imagine slaves on a plantation sitting around voting for masters and spending their energy on campaigning and candidates when they could be heading for the “underground railway?” Surely they would choose the counter-economic alternative; surely Dr. Rothbard would urge them to do so and not be seduced into remaining on the plantation until the Abolitionist Slavemasters’ Party is elected."

Yet despite all of these thinkers who have seen through the charade of voting for centuries now, we still have masses of people getting excited about the idea of going to a booth once every four years and changing society with the stroke of a pencil. It is not difficult to understand why this idea appeals to a public that has been thoroughly propagandized to all their lives, but it is no less disappointing.

chesspuppetThe truth is that it doesn't matter who "wins" this election; the real winner will be the same as in every election. The same Canadian Council of Chief Executives clique that helped shape the SPP negotiations in secret backroom negotiations with the "elected officials" who supposedly govern the country. The same Canadian International Council cabal that, like its Royal Institute for International Affairs and Council on Foreign Relations sister organizations, is working toward a New World Order of global control. The same Power Corporation executives and associates who have been behind the career of nearly every Canadian Prime Minister for decades. At the end of the day, the name of the party in control of parliament is almost irrelevant; the same forces are still pulling the strings.

I realize this is a point that the incredulous average Canadian will not be easily convinced by. For those fellow Canucks who have been swept up by election coverage, I offer some bold predictions based on my thesis. Let's see how they turn out.

  1. No matter who is elected, Canada will still continue to support American aggression in theaters around the world, including Syria.
  2. No matter who is elected, the Prime Minister will be a staunch ally of Israel and will use every opportunity to stress just how important the Israeli relationship is to the interests of Canada.
  3. No matter who is elected, the Bank of Canada will continue to allow private banks to create the vast majority of the money supply as interest-bearing debt instruments, despite the BoC's history of and ability to fund public financing with interest-free credit (let alone any of the other proposals for reforming the monetary system).
  4. No matter who is elected, the Canadian government will continue to parrot the official line on 9/11 and the "war on terror," and the increasingly invasive police state panopticon that has been set up in Canada in the last decade-and-a-half will continue to function as before.
  5. The new Prime Minister will not repeal Bill C-51.
  6. The new Prime Minister will sign off on the TPP.

justin-trudeauWell, there we go. Some predictions. Now let's see how things turn out under whoever won. OK, I'll bite . . .

. . . I just checked the results. It looks like the Liberals have won a majority and Trudeau is the next Prime Minister. And that fact doesn't change one word of what I have written in this article.

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  1. kabouit says:

    Baby steps. I won’t hold my breath for any change from this Government either. But having Trudeau Jr. elected gives me an excuse to remind people that it was under Trudeau Sr. that our National Bank was sold to the devil.

    My goal is to make sure everyone knows about the lawsuit going on and gets interested. If everyone pushes hard enough, I believe we can get our public bank back.

    Many Journalists have quit their positions in the mainstream in the past few days. I foresee that some will either start their own free press or go into politics, using their credibility. This could be interesting.

    I’m not giving up… it’s all about information. And I can see more and more are going in the direction you have taken in 2007.

    Go Canada!!

    James, how about doing a show about the Canadian National Bank? I would love to hear your take on things!

  2. CG says:

    I’d like to share this Election Day anecdote.
    I live near a major western Canadian city. I am apolitical. I awoke Monday morning with a powerful instant thought and accompanying emotion, it’s quality was odd. The thought was: “it is 1968, revolution is in the air, and Trudeau is in power!” And the emotion was excitement and joy.

    Now keep in mind I’m apolitical. 100%, keep in mind this in itself was simply personally kind of odd. But I just went along with my day.

    And I’m unusually happy and upbeat in an odd over excited empassionate kind of way, as the day progresses I notice so is everyone else, maybe not as passionate but they are animated and very happy. I contemplate voting as the day moves along, and I abort that idea in short stride.

    Now Trudeau wins by a large margin. And here was the initial after thought of that experience.

    I consider myself rather intuitive, and so upon looking back at first I simply wondered if I was tuning into a “collective emotional undercurrent”.

    And then i had the after after thought, it occurred to me… That for the past year I’ve been documenting and witnessing the mass areal spraying – an almost weekly occurrence here. I wish I could upload photos, they are jaw dropping! I mean full blown chem bombing of the populace on a regular basis. I actually had the delightful experience of approaching a particularly well known leftist politician who was canvassing on the street the week before Election Day and presented her my photos. She was a masterful politician, handled it with skill, but it sure caught her off guard and her face gave away the fact that she was fully aware of what I was talking about. Anyway… I digress.

    Here’s the full afterthought, I’ve witnessed the blanketing of the city many times and then within an hour or two you can see in the articificial cloud cover this chem-cloud that there are now circular striations – much like if you were to tap a bowl of water and observe the surface reverberations from that force of the tap. It would appear to the naked eye that after chem trailing they apply sometimes a force to whatever they spray.

    The Election Day was a cloudy day – full cloud cover – in fact my quick glance at weather reports indicates the countries major urban centers were largely cloudy that day. I know for a fact they spray during cloud cover. It provides good cover!

    Could it be I (along with millions of others) were the recipients of mind control program on Election Day. If you’re a ruler you need to let the population shake out those pesky emotions now and then. What better than to excite the populace into a ferver on Election Day.

    Just a thought… Curious what reasoned thinkers here might say. Cheers. [pardon the length]

  3. hankblackgraphics says:

    Chemtrails are for your own good. So is secrecy and war. You will thank us later, unless you get too noisy and we have to take measures against you. Just remember, cold weather is caused by global warming which is caused by you and CO2. I read it in time magazine. When you understand that, then you will be worthy of the bounty that our good citizens share.
    Visualize whirled peas.

  4. info5 says:

    Thanks for the coverage of whats happening here in Canada.

  5. @rvanstel says:

    Hi James,

    I was inspired by your article and decided to write something similar with regard to the Dutch elections that take place today.

    Here’s the link to the article if you’re interested:

    Thank you for everything you do and thank you for the inspiring article.

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