The High Cost of the Truth …
In a World Filled With Deceit
The Conservatives and their well-oiled, well-bought media machine have latched on to Thomas Mulcair’s telling of the economic truth about the Tar Sands and, like true parasites, they are not about to let go until they’ve bled him to death.
Last week, Thomas Mulcair correctly reminded Canadians that we are suffering from what’s known as ‘Dutch Elm Disease’, a loose economic term that refers to how demand for a popular commodity will destroy other parts of the economy that rely on a competitive or more balanced exchange rate between trading partners.
A thorough Wikipedia article has been created over time and numerous articles are available online. If you’re in the media, go and educate yourself and read up a little before tearing more strips off those who tell the truth.
Despite the intellectual precedent and discussion about the problem, the absolute tyrannic and sycophantic response from the Conservatives and the media prove how far they’ve gone to the ‘dark side’ of the Tar Sands and oil reliance in this country.
In fact, the Conservatives, especially Stephen Harper who pretends to be an economist, should be well aware of this economic condition and yet continue to play dumb.
It’s safe to say that TRUTH in this country is no longer allowed to exist.
Of course, the best to react: change the rules. The NDP should make sure that the Wikipedia post is properly updated to reflect Thomas Mulcair’s comments for a start. They should also start a contest to create a new ‘Canadianized’ name for the problem.