Apr 282017
 

The email I sent to everyone, to tie together Barton.

With a prefacing note:

Hi Lou,

I think too many Canadians are unaware.

If they take the 29 minutes to listen to the interview of Barton, and time to skim what Perkins explains (links below), they may change their mind about remaining dis-engaged.

If we will just talk with each other, have the conversations, we can “stand on guard for thee”    (or, as my pre-school daughter sang,  we “stand on guard for thieves”!)

/Sandra

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Don’t you love how we love to “tut, tut”  OTHERS.

The billionaires appointed by Trump to run Government in the U.S.?   How terrible!  How can the Americans let this happen?!

Trump serves to divert our attention;  we don’t see what is happening RIGHT HERE.

It’s not even being done in secret.

I can digest my breakfast better, if I know that you (and many others) know about Dominic Barton.

If you want to understand Justin Trudeau (Bill Morneau) decisions re trade agreements, industrial food and agriculture, corporate globalization,  try this:  Interview of Dominic Barton.  CBC Radio, Sunday Edition, April 23, 2017.  

29 important minutes.

 

THE CONTEXT for the appointment of Dominic Barton to head up the Government’s Advisory Committee on the Economy  is critical.

Not everyone has the opportunity to read the source, to understand the context,  so I typed up EXCERPTS:

Excellent primer #1:

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, (EHM) John Perkins, 2016 paperback.   Perkins covers recent developments.

From three chapters.    If you are already familiar with Perkins’ work, skip the first one: 

Excerpts

Chapter. 34, New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (EHM), John Perkins, 2016.

Excerpts

Ch. 38, Your Friendly Banker as EHM.

Excerpts

Ch. 40, Istanbul: Tools of Modern Empire

Excellent primer #2: 

(Canadian)   Beyond Banksters:  Resisting the New Feudalism, by Joyce Nelson,  2016.   Published by Watershed Sentinel Books, Comox, BC.

Excerpts at  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=18980.

Joyce provides tight documentation.  Dominic Barton gets specific attention.  If you don’t think Barton (McKinsey Co.)  is part of the corporate coup d’etat, you would be mistaken.

I submitted to the Sunday Edition:

I, and other Canadians, needed to hear what Barton has to say.  Now we need to hear what his company, McKinsey – – what the 25,000 employees of this “consulting” company do in the world.    

A Canadian author,  well-equipped to respond to Barton is JOYCE NELSON, reference her recent book, “Beyond Banksters”.    

I have posted excerpts from JOHN PERKINS’ 2016 “The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” for people who don’t have time to read it.   And posted excerpts from Nelson’s book at http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=18980

The two books taken together tell you everything you need to know to assess Dominic Barton’s agenda.  Please have Perkins and/or Nelson on your program.   Thank-you for considering.

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UPDATE, ONTARIO BILL C-87   Omnibus bill that includes Vaccines.

  • (Deadline for written submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017.  May 3 and 10, Toronto, last 2 Committee Hearings; citizens can attend.  See the posting for more info.) 
  • Re  FREE COPY OF “THE TRUTH ABOUT VACCINES”.  In talks with Legislative Library of Ontario.

Awaiting decision by “Collections” Committee of Legislature’s Library.

If yes, the package will go there post haste.

Any of the legislators, those making the decision on Bill C-87, and their staffers will have access.

Seems the best possible use of the free copy.

I made a written submission to the Committee.

Especially if you are in, or know people from Ontario – – I will bow at their feet if they will contact their MPP!   C-87 passed second reading with a comfortable majority.  Is now at Committee stage (there’s still time for public input).  After Committee Report, it has to go through 3rd reading before it can be enacted.   Please go to  ONTARIO BILL C-87  if you have any doubts about the seriousness of this legislation.  You simply do not allow this legislation in a democracy.   Surely to God and Allah and all other deities, we don’t have to repeat everything that seems not to have been learned about how the Nazis took over.

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UPDATE,  “BUILDING THE WALL”,  the play by Robert Schenkkan

The play is taking off in the U.S. and in some other countries.  Goal is to reach as many people as possible.  Schenkkan is Pulitzer Prize playwright.

The agent for the playwright responded.  Community theatre groups can obtain license to perform through  

http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=5625

Full Length, Political Drama

1 man, 1 woman    Total Cast: 2

Flexible Set

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3714-3

FEE: $100 per performance. 

At least two people have approached the local community theatre group where I live, to see whether arrangements can be made for them to perform the play.  There is a donor for the performance cost, if the answer is “yes”. 

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UPDATEOn Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. 2017, by Timothy Snyder

The posting (On Tyranny)  is related to BUILDING THE WALL”, (a play I haven’t actually seen).  Building the Wall uses an interview by a journalist of a former head of a prison,  now a prisoner himself,  to show the erosion of the integrity of the human being.  I think immediately of Hannah Arendt’s  “The Banality of Evil”, arising out of the trial of Adolph Eichmann, an executioner in the Nazi prisons (“death camps”).

The posting, “On Tyranny:  Twenty Lessons”, is a conversation I had about the University.   It is well-known that “the educated”, “the elites” in Germany, the ones who arguably should have protected the democracy, instead became (certainly not all) handmaids of the Nazis.

Regulars in the network will have skipped Item #1 on the posting (my experience of tyranny at the University.  They’ve heard it before.)

Item #2  uses quotes from “On Tyranny”  to make the case for activism at the University.   (“Dr. Peterson” from the U of Toronto seems to have run afoul of his Administration.)

My Reply to the person (American) who brought the U of T incident to attention:

Your observation is cogent, in the context of lead-up to WW2.  The observation

In light of  your (Sandra’s) experience with the university tyrant, Peterson’s remark applies: “Yes, the world CAN kill you.”  And the sad part is that the perpetrator may be the institution that you installed for protection.

Some people will not have access to the Tyranny handbook.  They may appreciate the  typed – up excerpts in the Posting (Item #2).

You may like to know:

I received a phone message from a neighbour who is originally from the U.S., married a Canadian.

I had given her a copy of Snyder’s little handbook (which is specifically directed at the tactics of your (American) president).

She was surprised that the book came to her through Cdn networks, not American ones.

Her message listed the number of her friends and relatives (Florida, Germany, Washington) who she contacted and now also have the handbook ($11 Cdn).

She has ordered more copies through our local bookstore (for give away).

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C’est tout for today!

AS USUAL: 

Click on “The Battles”,  upper lefthand corner of any blog page,  to see a summary list of the 10 most recent postings.   To see the full text of any posting in the list, just click on its title.

Cheers!

Sandra

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