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1 hour ago, GrittyLeftist said:

Please correct me if I'm misinterpreting you.  Taxme had said, "All we the people want is to have lower taxes, less government, less rules and regulations and to keep our god given rights and freedoms."  I was just pointing out that if we have less government we are creating a power vacuum and something else will fill that void.  I am not aware of anything poised to fill that void in today's world besides corporations and oligarchs - it is possible there are factors I'm not aware of.[/quote]

Nope. We both appear to talking about the same thing.

However, I don't think Taxme is really talking about not enough government. Sounds more to me like he's talking about just enough.

It's also possible to have too much. Mike and others seem to like that  idea.

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While I don't agree with the anti-vaxers and the anti-Covid crowd, I still believe Canadians have freedom of speech.  This guy Chris Sky has just been put on the no-fly list for being an anti-vaxer, a

Canada is clearly a socialist country. It seems like every week, I learn about yet another Canadian program, rule or law which I never knew about, that is blatantly socialist.

People getting paid a lot by government isn't Communism.

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5 minutes ago, Infidel Dog said:

 

Nope. We both appear to talking about the same thing.

However, I don't think Taxme is really talking about not enough government. Sounds more to me like he's talking about just enough.

It's also possible to have too much. Mike and others seem to like that  idea.

Definitely agree that there is a balancing act necessary.  When I'm talking to people about socialism, I often like to say, "Nobody is saying that fire departments should be privately owned and operated for profit, and nobody is saying that professional wrestling ought to be owned by the taxpayer and operated for the common good."  Somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot, problem is I think the sweet spot is constantly changing as our circumstances and values change.  JMO.

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2 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

In my lifetime I have seen giant changes that they used to call 'paradigm shifts'.  A vastly improved society could be achieved pretty quickly.

Interesting topics certainly. Of the very wide and long indeed general subject of democracy I specifically meant this country's, Canadian democracy. It has been frozen in time since creation of institutions in mid 19th century and has been extremely reluctant to change ever since.

You are correct in that some meaningful change occurs outside of the system of governance. However, a system that never changes and would not change would inevitably grow inefficient and unable to fulfill the needs of the society. We are begging to see that process already and the math says that it will accelerate. And it's up to the society to maintain and update its democratic institutions as and when necessary, not run away hide and delegate it somewhere else.

And the most recent example. Today unelected Commissioner acquitted PM of wrongdoing in the We affair. If you asked a person in the street see this guy's dad got $,00,000 lecturing for the company and then the company got a multi-billion non-competitive contract is it a conflict of interest - how many and which answers would we get? At what point do you start asking, is the thing working for the society or for and mostly, itself?

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On 5/8/2021 at 3:00 PM, Right To Left said:

God must work at the CBC now then, judging by what they serve up as 'news'.

CBC has always tried to play it down the middle, but they were never this accommodating to Trudeau senior back in the 70's! They again, I can't recall CBC being so pro-war or forcing out military critics from their organization until the past 20-25 years.

Well you what they say you get what you pay for... I watched a few interviews with Mad max, and there was no playing in the middle there, it was down right hostile....for a news media site....

 

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