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War is over

I feel like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire when he writes his mission statement. I have one hundred things on my desk and about 15 minutes to write this article before the cutoff deadline. Here goes.

If I could only choose one thing from my Christmas Wish List it would be without a doubt to abolish governments around the world as they exist today. I would replace them with a significantly smaller version that bowed to and feared the people they represent as opposed to the opposite, which is what we presently have.

As I have stated in many past articles we have the concept all backwards. We’ve put the foxes in charge of the hen house. Governments steal from us in the form of taxation and inflation. They are the worst stewards of finances, yet they are in charge of the money. The term “Moral Hazard” was invented simply to describe the actions of government with our money. And it is important that I point out that this is our money: not their money. They stole it from us. Governments waste trillions of our dollars and yet they are never reprimanded in any fashion for their reckless spending. Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that the elected representatives of municipal governments of BC, our own city councilors included, have 1/3 of their wages from the city exempted from taxes? Why you ask? Well, the answer is simple: they are better than you and me. Look around the world, the most luxurious residents and buildings are those of “government” officials. Have you ever been to the legislative buildings in Victoria, Alberta, Manitoba? Have you seen parliament in England? Have you seen the ultra-luxurious accommodations of government in Russia, Cuba or China? Now there’s communism for you. All the people shall share for the common good….except the government officials, they shall live like kings.

But more importantly than all of this is the issue of war. War is never ever declared by the people, it is always declared by a handful, and sometimes just a single person, in government. And war over the past 50 years has never been about protecting the people. It is always about furthering the riches and power of the ruling class and their friends. The propaganda machines make us think that we are at risk, but we’re not. The ruling elite are at risk of losing power or money.

So this Christmas I wish for sanity to prevail around the world and for the people to wake up and take back their lives. I wish for peace and prosperity and for the biggest bully we’ve even know to start to decline in power and influence.

WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) from Yoko Ono on Vimeo.

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