By Ruth Cohen
Severe essays at the contemporary Tory executive in Ontario; A Globe and Mail bestseller.
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It's that simple! — 41 — Manufacturing Consent, Canadian-Style by Ruth Cohen Free market propaganda flows in torrents from the propaganda mills of the business cult. Their products are everywhere in the media, including the CBC, disguised as genuine reporting or 'objective' analysis. David Langille and Asad Ismi of the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice compiled the following profiles of the most notorious propaganda mills. Business Council on National Issues (BCNI) The BCNI was formed in 1976 by corporate leaders anxious to exert more influence over a state that they felt had grown too large and interventionist.
The Harris government thus decreed that single mothers must feed their children with 20% less income, that subsidies for universities must be cut to the lowest per student funding in North America; that public education must be restructured under direct rule; that health policies must be followed leaving 10% of the population without doctors; that the police forces must be increased even though violent crime rates are falling; that public housing must end and costs of municipal government must be downloaded; and that over 90% of the 37 — publicly owned land mass of Ontario must be turned over to big corporations and developers to exploit as private resources.
Therefore culture is suspect insofar as it is identified with critical attitudes. " —Umberto Eco Ayn Rand and Ressentiment Altruism permits no concept of a self-respecting, self-supporting man—a man who supports his life by his own own effort and neither sacrifices himself nor others. When I say "capitalism", I mean a full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism—with a separation of state and economics in the same way and for the same reason as the separation of church and state.
Alien Invasion: How the Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario by Ruth Cohen