BC WAR PARTIES LINE UP AT MILITARY INDUSTRIALIST COMPLEX TROUGH: BC Liberals, BC NDP both support $35,000,000,000 Seaspan combat + guard shipbuilding bids

The Military Industrial Complex is alive and well in Beautiful British Columbia.

Both parties of the false left-right paradigm are anxious to get credit for supporting a multinational corporation’s two bids on the obscene contracts, worth an estimated $35,000,000,000.

An estimated $20,000,000,000 of the $35,000,000,000 total will  be spent on so-called ‘combat-ready’ naval ships, and the other $15,000,000,000 on ‘non-combat-ready’ coast guard vessels.

The Official Opposition party, the New Democractic Party of British Columbia, representing Big American Labor unions in this westernmost Canadian province, supports both of the bids of Seaspan, part of the Washington Marine Group of companies.

So does the present government of the Pacifican Canadian province, the Liberal Party of British Columbia (‘BC Liberals’), under Premier Christy Clark, also support Washington’s two bids for both of the big federal Canadian Government Department of Defence procurement contracts.

The unusual unanimity of the parties on the issue is telling, and proves quite conclusively that neither party is working in the public interest of all of the people, but rather, the NDP works for the unions, and the Libs work for the corporations.

Both parties are integral to the success of the War Party economy here, and that is why the local War Party newspaper endorses this ridiculous expenditure, touting it as a way to ‘stimulate’ the local economy, and to supposedly enhance ‘Canadian security’ (whatever that is).

Socialist ‘stimulus’ spending, whether it is disguised as a nationally-significant federal make-work programme (as in this case, under the ‘defence’ moniker) or overt, as with the heritage Johnson Street Bridge demolition scandal in Victoria, is always wrongheaded and economically questionable.

Ethically, such profligate socialist ‘stimulus spending’ on Globalist ‘Conservative’ Dictator Harper’s vanity projects actually endangers the liberties of the dreaming Pacifican citizenry in Esquimalt, Victoria and North Vancouver who unwittingly support it with their silence.

It must be emphasized that the final decision on the awarding of the highly lucrative federal ‘procurements’ for new military and coast guard ships is apparently (and shamefully) in the hands of faceless federal bureaucrats in Ottawa.

The decision on whether to waste such an obscene amount of Canadian taxpayers’ dollars on militarism should rightly be made by the elected Parliamentarians in the House of Commons.

[A link to an article in the War Party’s Province newspaper is found in the comments.]

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, Historian

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition

PACIFICA

Victoria, Vancouver Island

British Columbia, Canada

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3 Responses to BC WAR PARTIES LINE UP AT MILITARY INDUSTRIALIST COMPLEX TROUGH: BC Liberals, BC NDP both support $35,000,000,000 Seaspan combat + guard shipbuilding bids

  1. Pingback: BC WARPARTIES: ‘New Democractic Party of British Columbia, representing Big American Labor unions in this westernmost Canadian province, supports both bids of Seaspan, part of Washington Marine Group.’ Gregory Hartnell in THE AGORA, www.theago

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