Monday, September 5, 2011

Sooner or later the left must unite

That the Liberals and NDP will eventually unite is a foregone conclusion in my opinion, the only question is one of timing.  Will it be sooner or later?

The old Progressive Conservatives and Reform/Alliance parties watched the Liberals romp to 3 consecutive majorities before resolving their differences and joining forces as the Conservative Party of Canada.  Will the NDP and Liberals wait as long?  Not if they're smart.

The progressive left is far too fragmented and the Conservatives are too strong for Dippers and Grits to let pride get in the way of common sense.  Of course there will need to be compromise on both sides, but a look at the Conservatives shows it can be done. 

Interestingly Stephen Harper has managed to keep the old socially conservative Reform/Alliance wing on board despite ignoring issues like abortion and same sex marriage.  Fiscal conservatives haven't been too happy given the rampant spending, but we're starting to see signs that a return to balanced budgets is once again a priority.

In other words compromise can be achieved, and Canada's very existence is the result of compromise.  The NDP and Liberals will eventually come to that realization, its just a matter of time.  I'm quite certain Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are hoping its a long drawn out process. 

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10 years after 9/11 questions still abound

We're less than a week away from the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 10 years since the biggest conspiracy ever. 

Don't bristle at the use of the word  "conspiracy".  That 9/11 was a conspiracy is not in doubt.  The only question is who were the conspirators.  The official story is that it was Muslim extremists who conspired to attack the heart of American capitalism because Islamic extremists hate the freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the U.S.A.   Others have suggested that there was involvement to one degree or another by U.S. security and/or intelligence agencies. 

Conspiracy is one of the most common, (if not the most common) criminal charges laid in our courts.  By simple definition it means:  An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.  In other words two or more people acting together.  We're not talking about the assassination of JFK here, where the lone gunman theory endorsed by the Warren Commission discounted evidence of a conspiracy. 

But like the shooting of Kennedy, questions about 9/11 are still around and far too many have yet to be answered. 

  • Why all the secrecy and foot dragging on having an investigation into the attacks? 
  • Why did building 7 collapse so perfectly when it wasn't even hit by a plane?
  • Who profited from all the short selling on stocks like UAL just before 9/11?
  • Where did the anthrax used to terrorize U.S. lawmakers come from, and why were laced letters made to look like they were coming from Islamic extremists?
  • Why did the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania practically disintegrate?

There are lots of questions out there, just go to 9/11 Truth Alliance for a quick primer.

Like the Kennedy assassination I suspect this will remain a riddle for a very long time to come.  Do I buy the official version?  No, there are far too many holes, too many unanswered - and in the case of mainstream corporate media - unasked questions. 

There's too much evidence of widespread foreknowledge of the attacks in my opinion to fully accept the official conspiracy.  But without a concerted and fully open inquiry I doubt we'll ever have all the answers.  Maybe Oliver Stone's grand kids will put out a movie in another 25 years. 

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