One thing that the Wikileaks document drop has provided is even more clear evidence that the Western nations, including Canada are once again propping up a profoundly corrupt, undemocratic centralized state. Not that any mildly conscious political observer really needed extra proof to demonstrate what we all already knew, but it is a bitter-sweet pill to see in print that despite what Stephen Harper and Barak Obama's spin doctors tell us, the military escape in Afghanistan is another in a long like of ridiculous military follies the net result of which is billions of dollars spent propping up another corrupt dictatorship with local politicians lining Cayman Islands bank accounts with money taken directly from the hands of working-class taxpayers in the West. Meanwhile the untold story is that Western corporations also line their pockets with military and infrastructural development contracts and so they are more than happy to siphon off parts of their profits to the hands of the local corrupt officials. And so the whole project becomes a profit making collusion between Western Corporate Carpetbaggers and despicable Afghani warlords and officials many of whom have received proper English educations from which they learned the very best lessons in colonial exploitation. And the Conservative spin machine goes merrily along wrapping up the profit making war machine in the flag of patriotism or altruism, safe in the knowledge that most Canadians are easily swayed by the evocative discourse or just so profoundly ignorant of what is really going on that the neo-colonial effort in control and profit will not face significant challenges from the domestic population. And if genuine opposition does begin to take shape they will just ramp up the discourse of fear, their primary weapon in this colonial-like effort, and tell us all how our good-natured heroic men and women in uniform are making the ultimate sacrifice to make the world safe for democracy while they actively defend tyranny to line the pockets of others and polster the political currency of politicians at home.
So it goes. . . . .