1. Why does the state-owned, taxpayer-funded, socialism-reliant news and entertainment media behemoth HAVE political opinions?
“…The Tea Partiers’ America is a richly imagined nation, one in which a suitably shrunken government, its general uselessness exposed to all, answers directly to ruggedly individualistic citizens who carve out decent livings solely by dint of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, scorning government handouts, and who are free of crippling taxes and regulations.
“Everybody speaks English in this America, preferably only English, and prays regularly. Their children don’t need abortions because they practise abstinence until they enter into a heterosexual marriage, often after military service, during which they get to go into combat abroad against America’s myriad enemies.
“A Tea-Party America would already be whacking the Iranians, slapping North Korea around and straightening out the Pakistanis.
“All of this would be financed by waves of tax cuts here at home because, as everybody knows, tax cuts provoke such wild economic growth that governments actually wind up richer. …”
More questions about this state-paid political crap sandwich:
2. (A – D) · How does having state-paid political opinions, broadcast in state-owned media, further the interest of Canadian freedom and capitalism?
· How does this advance Canadian thinking, unity, cohesiveness, clarity of thought, or any damn thing?
· How does this shrink government spending and the deficit?
· How does this help Canadian families?
3. What kind of government competes against its own citizens in business for profits, particularly in the forum of ideas —and moreover, in the forum of political ideas and thought?
4. What kind of people think this is perfectly OK?
5. The state-owned, socialism-reliant CBC is promoted for use in schools for all the kids to read. In schools. (Here’s a random example: in the “Teachers’ Resources” section, they provide a sample lesson plan which includes this question: “11. According to CBC reporter Joe Schlesinger, what is the greatest advantage of the Canadian health-care system over its U.S. counterpart?”)
5. This article exemplifies left-wing banana republic Hugo Chavez-style BS.
Latent POINT SIX
State-owned and state-run media should be banned in this country, and that notion should be enshrined in our constitution.