Alberta Floods 2013: Calgary Flood Fascism

A crisis always brings out the best in people.

And it always brings out the worst in government.

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5 Responses to Alberta Floods 2013: Calgary Flood Fascism

  1. Source of article image? Which newspaper on what date?

  2. kittyantonikwakfer says:

    Toronto Sun reporting “state of emergency” (aka martial law) is extended to July 4: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/06/26/alberta-extends-state-of-emergency-in-calgary-as-flood-cleanup-continues How many people understand what this means? Gov (Canada as well as US & all the rest) grants “rights” and then leaves itself backdoor to rescind them when it decides is “necessary”.

    • CMR says:

      Rights mean very little when they can be so easily denied by government caprice.

      • kittyantonikwakfer says:

        Actually “rights” really don’t mean anything, as you are seeing. They’re a concept that is contradictory as well as incomplete. Take an intellectual chew on this alternate view for an orderly society without governments, paying special attention to section on “rights”. http://selfsip.org/fundamentals/socialmetaneeds.html
        This treatise with the twin-framework implementations of the Social Meta-Needs theory – The Natural Social Contract (a new conception with no relation to Rousseau’s or anyone else’s) & Social Preferencing – are envisioned as replacements for existing governments, all of which are described & regulated (in the US alone) via thousands of volumes & many millions (?billions?) of words enabling tens of thousands of lawyers to charge handsomely to serve as “gatekeepers” for the common folk. This is not a breezy read, so a reader needs to make some time to go through it. I say this as a warning for those looking for & used to soundbites on which to walk away with, thinking that such bromides are really foundational and meaningful as a solution to serious social problems. Intellectual chewing is urged and public reasoned critiques, using quotes.

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