Let yourself be led by the nose — like cattle bound for slaughter

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his fellow Conservative-corporate travellers are laughing all the way to the bank while regular folks (occasionally) might wonder why they keep working so hard while their standard of living keeps going down, down, down.

Dear editor,

Oh, joy! We have once again (Record, July 1) been treated to a sermon from the mount by that brave defender of the oppressed wealthy and the downtrodden corporate classes, Lord J. Murray Presley.

Glossing over the blatant lies related to the implementation of the HST, he spews forth the usual BC Liberal half-truths, scare tactics and disinformation. His little missive will no doubt lead many of his blind followers into voting for the HST.

Yes, the Pharisees live on to this day!

But Lord Presley, Christy Clark and Don McRae have nothing to fear; the population proved it really couldn’t care less about the HST when it elected John Duncan to “represent” the North Island. He’s an avid supporter of the tax and heartily approves of transferring more of the tax burden onto the back of the average citizen.

Conveniently for him, a third of the voters in this riding can’t even be bothered to vote; a meek, docile and obedient population that evidently enjoys getting fleeced by big business and its political lackeys and just loves to swallow big-money falsehoods. Not a whimper will come out of the mouth of a sleepwalking populace.

Harper and his fellow Conservative-corporate travellers are laughing all the way to the bank while regular folks (occasionally) might wonder why they keep working so hard while their standard of living keeps going down, down, down.

So folks, don’t think about how one the architects of the HST, Gordon Campbell, ends up with a cushy, highly paid job with lots of perks in London, England, while you have to work more for sub-standard wages to keep up with rising prices for food and gas.

Please don’t bother to consider all those Conservatives luxuriating in the Canadian Senate, their pink porcine snouts firmly ensconced in the public trough while you get less. A lot less.

Just keep watching those insipid TV shows and inane sporting events. Be passive. Be submissive. Be inert. Unconscious. Capitulate.

Just let yourself be led by the nose — like cattle bound for slaughter.


G. Reynolds,


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