A wary world watches helplessly as an abysmally-ignorant, certifiably-insane, fear-mongering, hate-mongering and war-mongering bully and buffoon takes charge of a society already devolving into lunacy

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Most of the civilized world must be gnashing its teeth as it views from afar – yet still from terrifyingly close – as a motor-mouthed madman takes the helm of a superpower whose population was already zzzDemented Trumptrending toward mass lunacy. Donald Trump’s ascension to power – and to control of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal –zzzApocalypse even has more than a few wondering whether the Biblical “end days” might be nigh as a boorish bigot with a very short fuse and an zzzBull in a China shopequally short attention span runs amok with the levers of power like a frenzied bull in a China shop.
The Donald’s obvious mental instability and the intellectual chaos that have gripped Washington, D.C.,zzzCivil War make it impossible to predict what will happen next and whether the flapping piehole of this malevolent idiot will result in a 2nd U.S. Civil War and/or a World War Three. Both possibilities will remain on the table until such time as the moron is zzzWorld War 3removed from the U.S. presidency – by resignation, by impeachment, by assassination, or even by his own Republican Party removing him – without an actual impeachment – under the provisions of the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The question, however, that is boggling the minds of many observers is: Which will ultimately be more destructive – Trump’s domestic policies or his foreign policies? Continue reading “A wary world watches helplessly as an abysmally-ignorant, certifiably-insane, fear-mongering, hate-mongering and war-mongering bully and buffoon takes charge of a society already devolving into lunacy”

As the luster fades from the “boyish charm” of Cdn. PM Justin Trudeau, his Liberal govt.’s Year 1 legacy has turned his “leftish” campaign rhetoric into a litany of lies & public deceptions

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

After a lengthy honeymoon with the voters he so cynically deluded and manipulated in the 2015 federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government seems to be rapidly zzJustin Trudeausinking to levels of depraved corruption and deceit far greater than any of the horrific Liberal Party scandals of the zzLiberal scandalspast. As the polls show, however, the Canadian public is beginning to catch on to the fact that their shiny new emperor really has no moral clothes and seems mired in the intellectual sandbox of destructive neoliberal/neoconservative bullshit. The greatest tragedy of Trudeau’s heinous betrayals, zzThe Emperorhowever, is that less than three years before the next federal election, NONE of the other parties – including the once-social-democratic, working-class NDP (New Democratic Party) – is really offering anything better or even different.
Canada’s entire electable political class seems to have adopted the same shameful strategy of making “one set of promises to the public and another (the only promises that are really intended to be kept) behind closed doors” (to the same tawdry cadre of Top1%ers and shameful second-tier surrogates to which they are truly and exclusively accountable). There is now no one in any of the corridors of power not at least covertly committed to the same agenda of further enrichment and further empowerment of those who already have far, far, far more than their fair share of wealth, income and power – and at any possible expense to the Other99%.zzTop1%
Let’s consider Justin Trudeau’s real record after just 15 months in power and how so many of his government’s actions have been ludicrous and outright betrayals of the promises made in his and his party’s duplicitous campaign rhetoric: Continue reading “As the luster fades from the “boyish charm” of Cdn. PM Justin Trudeau, his Liberal govt.’s Year 1 legacy has turned his “leftish” campaign rhetoric into a litany of lies & public deceptions”

It’s time for Canada to lead a worldwide retreat from the savage travesty of corporate-style “free trade” that’s done nothing but further enrich the world’s Top1% – at the expense of everyone else

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Throughout his presidential election campaign last year, compulsive liar Donald Trump aaaaaaaaaaaaaTrumprepeatedly attacked free trade and promised to end it. His attacks and his promises were appropriate. But since becoming aaaaaaaaaaaaacompulsive liarspresident, babbling billionaire “The Donald” has toned down his language about free trade almost to a whisper. Instead of tearing up those “free trade” deals, the neo-fascist U.S. president now only wants to “tweak” them. I guess, as warmongering “closet bigot” Hillary aaaaaaaaaaaaaHillaryClinton was taped surreptitiously telling the billionaire backers of her own failed presidential campaign, politicians make one set of aaaaaaaaaaaaaTrickle Downpromises to the public and another behind closed doors to the real, un-elected Ownership- Class rulers who pull the strings of the puppet political prostitutes they’ve already bought and paid for.
The simple truth is that EVERY ONE of these corporate-style, so-called “free trade” deals – aaaaaaaaaaaaaFree Tradecombined with 35 years of their massive Siamese-twin scam of so-called “trickle-down” economics – has aaaaaaaaaaaaaCETAdone absolutely nothing other than grotesquely further enrich the billionaires and mega-millionaires whose illicit wealth is already far, far, far more than any of them deserve and whose unbridled greed and psychopathic exploitation of workers have devastated most of the Other99%. It’s time to drive a stake through the heart of blood-sucking “free trade” – and there is no country in the world better positioned to lead the march back toward a greater level of economic and social justice and political sanity than Canada. Continue reading “It’s time for Canada to lead a worldwide retreat from the savage travesty of corporate-style “free trade” that’s done nothing but further enrich the world’s Top1% – at the expense of everyone else”

Leapfrogging the LEAP Manifesto: Massive & urgently-need political, social & economic change CANNOT be deferred any longer. The time to upset the apple cart is NOW!!!

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The fast-dwindling flock of diehard Canadian federal NDP (New Democratic Party) supporters finds itself zNDPdesperately searching for an elusive elixir that might somehow save the tattered party from the real possibility that it could be wiped out in the next federal election. And as party members struggle for a solution to the massive damage inflicted upon this once-proud working-class party by its bizarre rightward shift under zMulcairright-wing leader Thomas Mulcair in the midst of the 2015 federal election campaign, one must wonder if today’s “centrist” NDP is even capable of achieving a policy consensus leftist enough to avert such a catastrophe.
More “leftish” members of the party are pinning their hopes on adoption of the so-called LEAPzNaomiandAvi manifesto – authored by Canadian international best-selling non-fiction author Naomi Klein and her husband, Avi Lewis – the son of former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis and grandson of former federal NDP leader David Lewis.zDavidLewis And while the LEAP Manifesto has many fine qualities and makes many worthwhile proposals, it also has some glaring weaknesses: zLEAPIt is too tepid in its overall thrust; It is somewhat unrealistic in its approach to transitioning from fossil fuels to entirely renewable energy; It is out-of-touch with unrelenting working-class challenges and stresses; It is too wishy-washy with regard to foreign trade and Canada’s role in international affairs; It is too narrowly focussed in its proposals for radical and urgently-needed change; It fails to propose an urgent timeframe in which to deliver the changes it proposes or the strategies and tactics through which they might be achieved;zOutofTouch and It was written from the socioeconomically-detached perspective of persons who’ve likely never missed a meal in their entire lives. Continue reading “Leapfrogging the LEAP Manifesto: Massive & urgently-need political, social & economic change CANNOT be deferred any longer. The time to upset the apple cart is NOW!!!”

When just 8 mega-billionaires have stolen as much wealth as half of the entire world’s population & just 2 Canadian mega-billionaires as much as one-third of all Canadians, the need for a worldwide revolution can’t possibly become any more urgent

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

A shocking new report issued this morning by the international anti-poverty coalition Oxfam makes it as bbOxfamclear as it can possibly be that the only way the Other99% can keep the pampered predators and parasites of the Ownership Class – the Top1% – from stealing ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING from everyone else is through a sustained worldwide revolution that will topple the entire evil edifice of crony corporate capitalism.
bbPredatory billionairesWhen so-called “democratic” elections force voters to choose exclusively from among candidates and parties controlled lock, stock and barrel by a psychopathic and totally un-elected Real Ruling Class and when peaceful protests fall on deaf ears and elicit only a violent and brutal response from the powers-that-be, what other option is left for the exploited masses? Absolutely NONE. Continue reading “When just 8 mega-billionaires have stolen as much wealth as half of the entire world’s population & just 2 Canadian mega-billionaires as much as one-third of all Canadians, the need for a worldwide revolution can’t possibly become any more urgent”

Barack Obama’s tragic legacy is just a continuation of centuries of political betrayal of the masses – & equally by both parties – ever since the so-called “Founding Fathers” set out to make Amerikkka a crony-corporate-capitalist plutocracy/autocracy controlled exclusively by the criminal Top1%

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It is no surprise that one of the many factors behind Lucifer Clinton’s devastating defeat at the hands of baHillary DonaldSatan Trump in last year’s U.S. presidential election was her oft-repeated vow to protect and extend the “legacy” of President Barack beObama's legacyObama. The dumb-headedness of this tactic is that what little “legacy” Barack Obama might have established as president is largely woeful – and NOT just because of Republican determination to block anything he tried to do. Continue reading “Barack Obama’s tragic legacy is just a continuation of centuries of political betrayal of the masses – & equally by both parties – ever since the so-called “Founding Fathers” set out to make Amerikkka a crony-corporate-capitalist plutocracy/autocracy controlled exclusively by the criminal Top1%”

It’s time to end corporate-style co-called “free trade” that has caused relentless worker exploitation, the hollowing out of the middle class, & a massive transfer of wealth, income & power to a parasitic & depraved Ownership Class

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The glaring similarity between the faux populist U.S. presidential election ddddonald trumpcampaign of Republican Donald Trump in 2016 and the Canadian federal election campaign of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in 2015 should give everyone in either country who is not part of the Top1% cause to worry that they may have been duped dddjustin trudeauinto voting against their own best interests.
While Donald Trump has been all over the map in terms of policy pronouncements and post-election vows and threats, he has put the fear of the lord – at least publicly – into the minds of the auto industry and – most recently – the pharmaceutical industry. But while Justin Trudeau has been glad-handing everyone in nonstop and well-choreographed “photo ops”, the reality behind his oft-progressive rhetoric has been somewhat alarming and dangerous. Continue reading “It’s time to end corporate-style co-called “free trade” that has caused relentless worker exploitation, the hollowing out of the middle class, & a massive transfer of wealth, income & power to a parasitic & depraved Ownership Class”

A battle-scarred & illegally-blacklisted journalist & lifelong activist prepares for war against the corrupt MSM Goliath

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

It has now been 50 years since I began my vocation as an international print & broadcast journalist & publishing consultant, 51 yearshenry since I began my lifelong avocation as a leftist political and social activist, and more than 30 years since I was illegally blacklisted courtesy of a corporate media giant that assumed – apparently correctly – that it was above the law.
aaaaaaaaaaa60sGrowing up in Montreal and Quebec City in the Sexy Sixties (the 1960s, of course), I had a unique dual perspective on one of the most turbulent decades in modern history – a decade that almost resulted in a worldwide revolution – witnessing the massive events as a working journalist AND participating in many of those events as a committed activist. I was part of a generation that saw and experienced suffering and injustice and formed a mighty coalition to try and stop that suffering and injustice.
Today I see many more people – across Canada, the U.S.A. and much of the world – struggling to survive even more harsh suffering and even aaaaaaaaaaasixtiesmore heinous injustice and very few people are rising up or attempting to form that broad-based coalition and the unshakeable mass solidarity that will be necessary if the brutally-exploited Other99% are ever going to rise up and topple the common enemy
– the insatiably greedy Top1% whose massive and illicit wealth and power have made them – the gangster banksters and other corporate robber barons – seemingly immune to prosecution, taxation or even the least restraint. Continue reading “A battle-scarred & illegally-blacklisted journalist & lifelong activist prepares for war against the corrupt MSM Goliath”

There are only 2 ways Justin Trudeau can remedy his massive betrayal of public trust – either CANCEL the pipeline approvals OR IMMEDIATELY launch an ambitious national program of fast, frequent & FREE 24-hour-a-day public transit

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The announcement by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a few days ago that his government has approvedaaaaaaaaaaajustin two of three pipeline applications – any one of which could produce crushing environmental catastrophes – can only be regarded as a massive betrayal of the public trust he won in last year’s federal election with his “leftish” promises about protecting the environment, respecting aboriginal rights and health and other matters. We have now seen Justin Trudeau’s real face and contrary to his boyish charisma, his nonstop rock-star style photo ops all over the world and his vow of greater governmental transparency and public consultation, he is certainly not goingaaaaaaaaaaatransmountain to be a champion of ordinary Canadians. In fact, Trudeau now appears to be a total phony and his Liberal government no less corrupt than federal Liberal governments of the past.
The Trans Mountain pipeline will move one million more barrels of diluted bitumen – a day – to British Columbia’s ecologically-fragile southern coastline from the Alberta tar sands – mostly for shipment to Asia – and could have disastrous consequencesaaaaaaaaaaaoildisasters for southern BC’s population of close to 3 million people. The Line 3 twinning of a pipeline crossing 1,150 kilometres of land will triple thataaaaaaaaaaaline3 pipeline’s daily capacity to 890,000 barrels of diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to a refinery in Wisconsin. Continue reading “There are only 2 ways Justin Trudeau can remedy his massive betrayal of public trust – either CANCEL the pipeline approvals OR IMMEDIATELY launch an ambitious national program of fast, frequent & FREE 24-hour-a-day public transit”

What does Donald Trump’s victory say about social stability in the U.S. and the state of American so-called “democracy”?

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Most of the pundits and pollsters were shocked a couple of days ago when Donald Trump managed to defeat Hillary Clinton to become the aaaaaaaaaatrump45th U.S. president. Clinton herself was so devastated as she saw her almost-certain victory slowly slip away on Tuesday night that she wasn’t even able to deliver a concession speech until the next day. But what should be ofaaaaaaaaaahillary greater concern than the experts’ miscalculations were the very troubling factors behind Trump’s win and what it tells us that Amerikkka and the world have to fear in the coming years.
A victory by either Trump or Clinton would likely have been equally catastrophic for ongoing social and economic stability. A victory by either would have illustrated equally well how dysfunctional both U.S. “democracy” and society have become. And a victory by either would certainly have been an equally massive LOSS for the Other99%. Continue reading “What does Donald Trump’s victory say about social stability in the U.S. and the state of American so-called “democracy”?”