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Quinte West & Belleville Ontario. Life is about leisure not labor.

Why Marx was Right

Ashton Deroy Writes: Right now I am reading Why Marx was right. The quote below, “A good life is about leisure, not labor.”  captures the kind of attitude I believe Belleville Ontario & Quinte West must adapt if we are to heighten our quality of life. To HGS Belleville Ontario . The history I dictate will indicate you guys never understood this fact of life. “When do I fit in my leisure activities?” Whatever they may be, should not be approached as a question, so much as a demand! What do we really mean when we say that? “If you aren’t going to give me my own time. Why should I support your establishment?!” It is something workers ought to shout while physically twisting Human Resources or an executive’s arm!

I think we should seriously consider retracting the social license to operate for places such as call centers & factories that mistreat workers. You can already see the social fabric changing around these places. At my family events, you can see older sensitive people kindly giving the confiding advice to mistreated workers in Belleville & Quinte West. You see them kindly saying, “You have to quit your job. If they don’t start seeing pushback they will never learn.” 

 

“A good life is about leisure, not labor.” 

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It is time to stop using the “S” word so freely. Politics with Ashton Deroy.

Stop saying the S word

Ashton Deroy writes: Does this sound familiar? “Liberals & New Democrats are socialists. It is not the job of the state to look after the needs of the people!” Liberals & New Democrats are not socialists. What is socialism? Google defines socialism as, “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.” We still live in a society where ownership mostly controls means employment & achieves the majority of wealth. In other words, Ontario is still Capitalist. 

How do I prove we are not socialist or even toying with it politically at this time? Well first off neither of our major left-wing parties in Canada is socialist, social programs are not the main symptom of socialism & if we attack the left as socialist, we are setting up a kind of revolution. The deep thought I want to set you up for if we call them socialist do they become socialists? I think as we go on your will realize the answer might become yes.

Why is it time to stop using the “S” word? Conservatives and Alt-Right people are throwing around the word socialism to describe anyone on the left? I am a Liberal. What does that mean? It means I am open to new behaviors that disregard traditional values. In Canada, I also consider Liberalism’s backbone is that we don’t oppress the working class anymore than is necessary to have a functional working economy while caring for the welfare of our vulnerable population. In the case of our New Democrats, they are more left-wing, but still not socialist because they do have a primary focus on job creation

Social programs are not the main features of socialism. The increased use of them has far more to do with health epidemics, no-accommodation in the workplace & an inability to complete High School education. What happens in a socialist society? Usually, the government puts out so much in social aide that it no longer makes sense to work in Canada. Our income assistance programs are quite intent on getting people into long term employment, I can testify as someone who was on assistance recently. 

Now it is time for the “R” word. No, it is not the one disparage people with autism. It is the word revolution. In the past, I have made reference to the revolution as a positive thing. It is not a positive thing that left-wing people are going “hmmm, socialism that doesn’t sound bad!” It does not help that Ontario’s premiere is being largely accused of political warfare on the lower class. This only serves to enhance the problem. Add to that the right-wing Conservative/Libertarian males who treat anyone who can’t work for their own income as less than a person. Yes, these are things that will lead to a revolution and the scary part is poor people commit the most violent crimes, poor people have organized themselves in prior decades to have some of the most violent human rights protests in our history! Take for example Stonewall. They treat LGBTQ2s people like outsiders of society and they fought back! Not good, not good at all! If you abandon the lowest class of society are low-income immigrants, refugees and disabled Canadians they will not hesitate to steal, kill & possibly organize an aggressive socialist movement.

Are you using the “S” word to provoke arguments with the left-wing Canadians? You need to think twice about this. A violent socialist revolution is being provoked in our country by the growth of our Progressive Conservatives, class warfare and simply telling the lowest class of people that helping them survive in difficult economic times is simply too much! Accommodation in the workforce, workplace Unions and or an emergency income is by no means not too much to ask for. Continued exploitation and aggravating an aggravated class of people is a dangerous road to explore, so put the “S” word away and be cautious. 

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3 Reasons Canada’s political system won’t maintain peace forever.

Left wings vs right wings

Ashton Deroy Writes: It is in my opinion that Canada’s democracy will not keep the peace forever. All civilizations eventually break down & all systems of government eventually fail. To quote Sean Illing “The elites have failed. These so-called liberal democratic institutions have failed. My vote has no influence on public policy. Why should I give a damn about preserving this system?” 

My Dad and his partner are non-voters. It is not hard to see why? I think at this time it has to be one of the most peaceful stances to take. Democracy is already like a verbal war that is to take place every time there is an election. The after math is protests, complaining & social smear tactics designed to scare swing voters to the other side. 

Why do I think the system is going to have a violent breakdown? No system breaks without stress & our system has a lot of it. From the fact that climate change is said to be happening much faster in Canada, to the ethical integrity being questioned by our current prime minister & lastly the down turn of public political discussion

Climate change is now becoming the issue that needs addressing in Canada. The Conservative response was recorded however & all they had to say was “Carbon Tax = Evil.” Liberals have begun to try & create change with taxation. I actually wrote MP Neil Ellis in the prior blog  . In regards to protecting our natural environment and this was his response.

Neil Ellis

What incites violence about this issue though? Well if you are a member of Generation X or a Millennial you might just feel that the older generations of Conservatives really screwed up your planet. Knowing that this will cost you your quality of life, air & drinking water. You might just be pissed off enough to punch a Conservative in the face! 

That is okay though because as much as young people & lefties might want to punch a Conservative. I am pretty sure the current right wing population is a mix of capitalists, white nationalists & powerful people who want to punch Liberals to. In the MSN article above it says “Canada’s top public servant says he is worried someone will be assassinated during the coming federal election campaign given the disturbing tenor of recent public discussion.” It is true, Trudeau is being described as a traitor and has long been described as a figure radical conservatives have wanted to kill. 

Now that I have described in detail the hatred that exists between two major political ideologies lets discuss social smear. Today a discussion in Politics between a left winger & right winger is really more like a chance to spew propaganda to recruit support. We know if we win over the swing voters, we have a better chance at getting a government that best represents our class of society. We are fighting in discussions & the objective of the fight is to gain temporary support of our peers. In some countries coercion is a classic way of winning the fight. 

“A number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.” James Madison 

It just doesn’t seem like this democracy can keep the peace forever. A check mark in a box does nothing to keep society standing. In my political studies class I learned Jean Jacques rousseau called the process of voting consenting to the social contract of an election. I’d argue more that people are consenting to being apart of a certain tribe & where there are separate tribes there is war! This system can not & will not last forever because it really does nothing to promote co-existence, take care of people & promote a sustainable living model. Voting is a division, political parties are tribes & democracy is a war awaiting violence.