Are you Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore? Justin Trudeau seems to be? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 18, 2011

Are you Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore?  Justin Trudeau seems to be?  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 18, 2011

CFN –  Justin Trudeau sparked a storm of media coverage this week when he called Harper MP Peter Kent a “Piece of Shit” in Parliament.   It reminded people of his Dad’s “Fuddle Duddle” remark, but it hits certain notes of frustration that millions of people are feeling around the world.

Whether in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, or many parts of the US or Canada people are feeling frustrated.    They’re hurt; afraid and slowly; just slowly starting to get angry.

While what Mr. Trudeau did was wrong in many ways I have a hunch it’s going to up the ante in his eventual leadership run for the Liberals.   Why?  Because there’s a false patina of political conformity that we live by that people are finally starting to reject.

Like lobsters in the pot realizing that they in fact are not simply sitting in a warm bath people are just slowly starting to wake up to the multitude of injustices in the world.

And they are.  It’s not conspiracy theory mumbo jumbo.

You don’t have to be an Alex Jones supporter to see what’s going on in the world.     It started the day that John F Kennedy was murdered.

Accountability.  Justice.   The System working.   The dream has long ago turned for many into a nightmare and there is no little blue pill to take that can fix it.    Our world is broken and messed up.  It’s as simple as that.

How did we get there?   I don’t have the answers.  I’m not that smart.  I’m just a humble soul  scribbling from a city of 50,000 people on a polluted river in a city  run by a few cliques of people that are just as much part of the problem locally as bigger fish are on the world scale.

Again it comes down to accountability.  If the big fish can get away with wholesale rape of our system why should anyone follow the rules?   If the tax system is rigged to protect big fish why would anyone not want to cheat on their taxes and the system?

There’s not enough room in this one piece to cover this large a subject, but for today, if you’re still reading this, I’d ask you to take another moment from your day and think about how this lack of accountability in our society effects us at all levels of society and think about what you can do to change the world.

Because that’s what it’s going to take.  Millions of people deciding to take action; one step at a time to make changes.    Or not.  Are you a human being?  Does your life have value?

In the meanwhile here’s a video clip from one of the most famous scenes in film history.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ELleCQvew

Are you mad as Hell and not going to take it anymore?  If you are please post a comment below.

 

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Furtz
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Not a good idea to call a POS a POS in Parliament. It is depressing to think that over 60% of the world’s population lives on less than a dollar a day, while the few filthy-rich can spend over $100,000 on a gd wristwatch.

PJ Robertson
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Excellent comment, Jamie. Brilliant tie-in with Network. Kudos to you and CFN. This is the kind of editorial thinking we so badly need.

tnpreacher555
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Jamie- we do not want accountability! If that were true then we would have to be accountable to God, to one another, and yes to ourselves, and sadly to say, we don’t like what we see in the mirror. Blame the system, blame the government, blame your next store neighbor, but I will not blame myself for the mess that we are all in. Is that not were accountability begins?

So yell all you want out the window, no one is listening!

Furtz
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Jamie, are you saying that you are accountable to the preacher’s god?
Wow!

Furtz
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Actually, I must admit that the preacher’s post was well thought out, and well written.
And Jamie, don’t yell through a screen door or window! It will strain your voice.

smee
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It is good to see youth such as Trudeau in parliament, however he has no real hope in achieving the same status his daddy did, hopefully. This act in parliament was nothing more than a stage to distract attention from the real issue. Has Trudeau not now changed the topic of discussion from MP Peter Kent to his boisterous outburst? Can anyone actually explain what MP Peter Kent was talking about without Googling it? Or is Trudeau in the forefront? Is Trudeau now a closet Conservative? We are all mad as hell and if only Canadians had the tenacity to… Read more »
Eric
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I have heard that a bunch of lobsters in a pot will crawl over others and physically attack the ones trying to get out. People often pull back others trying to change things as well. How often have you been told you can’t do that or you can’t fight City Hall? I have been on volunteer committees where that thinking needed to be changed to get something done. Many of us may have seen what a strong leader with a plan, plus some like minded individuals, CAN do most anything! First you need a cause of interest. There are many… Read more »
PJ Robertson
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Unparliamentary language, no doubt, but absolutely right in spirit. What’s being done to our country is an outrage.

Kevin
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Jamie, your editorial really puts a finger on the pulse of what is going on in the world. People everywhere are waking up and know intuitively, that things need to change and must change. There is frustration in the air and that’s why Justin Trudeau’s comment resonates with so many people. They could have been the ones uttering that profanity, or at least thinking it. That video clip from the movie, ‘Network” is priceless. I remember seeing that movie and the lasting impression it had on me. But things are gotten far more periless since then, and frustrations have gotten… Read more »
Stan
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Kyoto was brought in by a desperate Jean Chretien (Liberal) in the dying days of his government just to try and throw a roadblock in Stephen Harpers (Conservative) way. If Justin Trudeau becomes the leader of the Liberal Party then he will be as ineffective as his father was (fuddle duddle or not). Most of our problems today stem from what PET brought in when he was in power. A lot of us fail to understand that “if it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it!”

smee
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You hot the nail right in the head Stan.

Trudeau is playing on our vices and dreams of a better sociological structure, more accountable politics and politicians.
The liberals have nobody in the ranks that can stand against Harper, they are now using the past in hopes to rekindle old faiths and support. If the kid was ever elected he would be nothing more than a puppet.
Even though many may not like Harper we Canadians are doing much better with him at the top then most other countries and then we did with Chretien.

PJ Robertson
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Stan, smee: It is well known that Mr. Harper doesn’t give squat for evidence or facts (climate change, crime, long-form census, etc. etc.). Where and what are the facts and evidence to support your posts?

Eric
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Many articles can be used by each side of course. Kyoto is a dream, an expensive experiment like bilingulism. Reducing something that is naturally occuring (carbon dioxide), and not having the largest countries involved makes it a dream. Read the last paragraph of this article from a University of Guelph Assistant Prof. – http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/research/costs.pdf As for the long form, I believe the government is trying to get people worked up, about anything, and about how previous governments have left us. Crime, same thing, young offenders act has not helped to make model citizens and it has been around too long.… Read more »
smee
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climate change is a joke PJR. Harper is ok with is decisions there

Furtz
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Hey, we have a born-again rapture-ready PM. We’re in good hands for sure.

PJ Robertson
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Your post, smee, is a bad joke…in fact a display of stunning ignorance and willful blindness.

tnpreacher555
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Climate change is a double joke!! Globe warning is a made up lie, and a money grabbing scheme of the UN nations to destroy our economy. What rules does China and India have to obey in order to curb environmental pollutions? None at all. It is the great socialist plan to rob from the rich to give to the poor – the New World order, here we come.

smee
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Well said PJR, you no way to refute my statement with emperical proof so you attack me….spoken like a true no mind.

Furtz
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I’ve asked the preacher this a few times but he never answers.
How old is our Planet Earth?

tnpreacher555
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Now Furts this is way off topic. I want the admin to see who in fact started this off the post rabbit trail: According to the Bible, the earth is approximate 6 thousand years old. And yes, God could and did create an earth that appears to be old, and yes, all forms of scientific data of measuring the earth’s age is inaccurate. Link http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v1/n1/radioactive-dating. Science has not been able to come up with a reliable method, so we have to just believe the Biblical account. The next question is Why would God make the earth appear old? 1st answer… Read more »
Eric
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Furtz I have read in the bible that the earth was made with “age”. I don’t think scientists have agreed on carbon dating results, but it is at least 39 years old plus experience…..

tnpreacher555
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Smee – Still waiting for some empirical proof to my question. Ignoring it won’t cause it to disappear. “What rules does China and India have to obey in order to curb environmental pollutions?” Rules and regulations to still to come? 2015, 2020? Money first, regulations,well, we will get to that. What hypocrisy of the environmental community! Bleed us like a leach would just so our neighbors to the east can have the good life, yes, and that all at our expense. Got to love socialism!

tnpreacher555
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admin – the reference to “fools” is what God thinks about our modern day empirical thinkers – science, religion, philosophy, psychology, and politics, etc. Are you saying that God is making “vicious personal attacks” upon the good posters of CFN? Perish the thought! Or as the Good Book would say -“God forbid”. Isa 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”. Psa_53:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done… Read more »
Furtz
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I was just curious about the preacher’s knowledge of science pertaining to his statement that climate change is a joke. He answered my question so now we know. Six thousand years eh? Okey-dokey then.

smee
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Trudeau is a child and that is all there is Preacher why you asking me about China? I tend to somewhat agree with you this time. Kyoto and all these environmental concerns are nothing more than the fear mongers in the western world trying to impact the economy, slow it down a little. . Stephen. H.Schneider is one of the long time climate alarmists and in 1976 wrote a book called The Genesis Strategy. The book spoke about how the world was slipping into a new ice age based on a cooler climate of the time. He was concerned there… Read more »
PJ Robertson
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Facts, smee, facts. Check the facts of my post – taking issue with your post, not you.

While you are about it, check the facts of climate change. Not hard to do: extreme weather, shrinking ice packs, melting glaciers – all of them substantiated by scientists and people, such as the Inuit, who live where these changes are most obvious.

Are you saying they are wrong and you are right? In light of the facts, do you have a better way of characterizing statements that call climate change a joke?

PJ Robertson
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FYI, fellow posters, on facts about Canada and climate change (published Dec 17, 2011):

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/jeffrey-simpson/canadas-message-the-world-and-its-climate-be-damned/article2274503/

Is this too a joke?

smee
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Read my post PJR…it answers your questions

smee
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You think carbon emissions are causing global warming, how so? The planet lives off of carbon, most life is carbon based. These fear mongers say our fate is sealed the rates of carbon are too high, yet the Eocene age our carbon levels were 20 times higher then now almost 7,000ppm. NOBODY has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt if Carbon emission causes the temperatures to rise or if Temperatures causes the carbon to rise. It is all speculations and most research comes from the ever changing ice fields and glaciers. Which have been melting for the past 15,000… Read more »
smee
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Wait I know cuz someone said it was

PJ Robertson
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smee: I have to hand it to you. Your capacity for dodges and feints, non sequiturs and illiterate posts is truly remarkable. Surpassed only by the Master Dodger who is ruining and shaming our country.

smee
Member

PJR
Once again you display your inability to follow a discussion and comment intelligently. I do however commend you on your ability to Google words. I am unsure who you are trying to impress.

I guess that is why nobody takes you seriously here or outside of this blog!!

smee
Member

*l* sorry admin

PJ Robertson
Member

Hi Jamie: Does CFN have an idiocy firewall? Worth considering?

Furtz
Member

It ain’t worth it PJR. It’s like arguing with someone who believes that the planet is six thousand years old.

tnpreacher555
Member

“ignoring someone” – how politically incorrect that would be!

smee
Member

Jamie
The reason your on line news paper is under scrutiny is clearly defined by PJR. People with nothing to add unless it attacks the person.

That is the kind of monitoring you need do.

Furtz
Member

““ignoring someone” – how politically incorrect that would be! ”
It’s probably the kindest way to deal with [self moderated] people. Encouraging [self moderated] folks to make asses of themselves might result in some mild amusement, but it really is a little cruel.

PJ Robertson
Member

Thanks, admin and Furtz, good advice. Sometimes a blockhead is dead set on remaining a blockhead, and there’s no way of getting through, let alone of having a civilised dialogue.

smee
Member

Socrates comes to mind following this disccussion.

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser”

tnpreacher555
Member

Someone far greater than Socrates said this – Pro 26:4 “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him”.

Joh 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.

PJ Robertson
Member

Excellent proverb, Mr. Preacher. Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas, smee.

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