“Without change to the current Commercial Rent Assistance program, we will sadly lose many LGBTQ+ businesses that are vital to our community. Email Bill Morneau (Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca), FordNation (email@example.com) & Suze Morrison (SMorrison-QP@ndp.on.ca) that CECRA needs to be changed to better support small businesses.
It Takes a Village to Save The Village.”
“Small businesses in Canada are extremely important to the local economy. All across this country small businesses are working hard to stay alive. Many of us will have even more struggles to get reopened in the future. Bars and other gathering spots will be some of the last to be able to restart. We need help! The other government programs have had issues. Many of them have been corrected. I ask today that the Provincial and Federal government step up and fix the CECRA program so it will work for the commercial tenants. The Federal government has put the money aside; give tenants some way to access this help if the landlord won’t. Small businesses are the backbone of this country.” – Christopher Hudspeth, Owner of Pegasus On Church and Chair of the Church Wellesley Business Improvement Area.”
Ashton Deroy Writes: Okay no one looking at Political News ever should be like, “Doug Ford is right about the economy in Hamilton. It is the fault of Socialists & Liberals that the economy had once declined.” Hamilton is one of those lucky cities that has had the Federal government promoting investment in Hamilton as well as the Provincial government. Lucky them, really. For all you Conservatives that don’t understand the economics you preach to us lefties about, please remember Aggregate Demand or AD measures the output of the economy.
To calculate AD you need to look at, C + I + G (X-M) Meaning economies are determined by Consumer spending, Investment, Government spending. Then you also add the result of subtracting your Imports from the value of your Exports. There if you dropped out of college you, you got a taste of economics. One of the factors involved in that formula is government spending, which plays a massive role in Canada’s Economy. With the Provincial and Federal government both investing time & resources in that section of the economy, it actually makes a lot of sense that the economic output would increase. This proves even more how I am like a Socialist because economics is a Social Science & Socialists use a mix of Social Sciences & Philosophy to make up our executions.
The reason I am talking economics before the main topic is because there is a wrong perception Socialists don’t even have a basic understanding of Economics. Socialism is the system that builds on top of Capitalism, not in spite of it. If you are a radical Socialist know that I do not share your views of eliminating a system of cash, capital and trading labor for cash. Now let us talk about why I call myself a Socialist. It has to do with my usual wage status, the point of my life that I have been stuck at & the rise of food + housing insecurity.
“Announcement, a cousin of mine committed suicide. Hung himself in a barn.”Ashton Deroy.
I had not even considered Socialism an identity option until I heard Doug Ford complaining about it on mainstream news. As you can see from the article above that is something he still does as a part of his parliament strategy. My usual wage status, “SURPRISE!” is around minimum wage. That makes sense because minimum wage makes up 44% of jobs in Ontario, I think the more data you add the more that stat grows. So I can’t exactly work my way to prosperity. Most jobs actually put me at quite a bit of a disadvantage. When did working become a way of sustained poverty for the majority? So I did the math from an economic standpoint. Wouldn’t it make more sense to operate a more honest economy? What do I mean? I mean heightening minimum wage & eliminating jobs that sustain poverty actually. It would be a painful transition but it would turn labor in to a sensible lifestyle. The average household income is going down at alarming levels, while household debt has gone up dramatically as well. That is the cause of a lot of inflation. If we take a bit of bitter pain, we can make more sense of the economy.
Getting stuck, was never how I thought my twenties would be. Yet here it is. With my level of student debt, it is going to be a long time before I think about leveraging the kind of debt you would for a home, a car & etc. It just is not in the near future. Maybe, if we look at making existing student loans more favorable we could heighten consumer spending though? I am certainly not the only one stuck at this point. Bad news to, if my generation continues to live stuck with nowhere to go… We won’t pay enough consumption taxes or buy enough products to make sustain our economy. We are already seeing the leave of automotive manufacturing as more people continue to rely on transit & in my neighborhood walking everywhere.
The last point is the rise of housing & food insecurity. It has to be dealt with. These things are how you create an uneasy society with mass suicides, violence & distrust of government . Canadian society has an issue of heightened crime, homelessness & drug use! In Toronto that heightened crime often actually looks like poor people directing crimes towards wealthier people. I am referring to crimes like the shooting at Yorkdale mall in 2018. When you have nothing to lose? That is the best time to commit an insane crime! The scars of poverty are for life. So instead of spreading fear lets create changes that make us less uneasy. I think what I have stated proves that I call myself a Socialist somewhat out necessity. Society needs to smarten up and put quality lives over soaring profits or we can start to see a society that eventually looks just as uneasy as places like Hong Kong & Chile.
Ashton Deroy writes: Does this sound familiar? “Liberals & New Democrats are socialists. It is not the job of the state to look after the needs of the people!” Liberals & New Democrats are not socialists. What is socialism? Google defines socialism as, “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.” We still live in a society where ownership mostly controls means employment & achieves the majority of wealth. In other words, Ontario is still Capitalist.
How do I prove we are not socialist or even toying with it politically at this time? Well first off neither of our major left-wing parties in Canada is socialist, social programs are not the main symptom of socialism & if we attack the left as socialist, we are setting up a kind of revolution. The deep thought I want to set you up for if we call them socialist do they become socialists? I think as we go on your will realize the answer might become yes.
Why is it time to stop using the “S” word? Conservatives and Alt-Right people are throwing around the word socialism to describe anyone on the left? I am a Liberal. What does that mean? It means I am open to new behaviors that disregard traditional values. In Canada, I also consider Liberalism’s backbone is that we don’t oppress the working class anymore than is necessary to have a functional working economy while caring for the welfare of our vulnerable population. In the case of our New Democrats, they are more left-wing, but still not socialist because they do have a primary focus on job creation.
Social programs are not the main features of socialism. The increased use of them has far more to do with health epidemics, no-accommodation in the workplace & an inability to complete High School education. What happens in a socialist society? Usually, the government puts out so much in social aide that it no longer makes sense to work in Canada. Our income assistance programs are quite intent on getting people into long term employment, I can testify as someone who was on assistance recently.
Now it is time for the “R” word. No, it is not the one disparage people with autism. It is the word revolution. In the past, I have made reference to the revolution as a positive thing. It is not a positive thing that left-wing people are going “hmmm, socialism that doesn’t sound bad!” It does not help that Ontario’s premiere is being largely accused of political warfare on the lower class. This only serves to enhance the problem. Add to that the right-wing Conservative/Libertarian males who treat anyone who can’t work for their own income as less than a person. Yes, these are things that will lead to a revolution and the scary part is poor people commit the most violent crimes, poor people have organized themselves in prior decades to have some of the most violent human rights protests in our history! Take for example Stonewall. They treat LGBTQ2s people like outsiders of society and they fought back! Not good, not good at all! If you abandon the lowest class of society are low-income immigrants, refugees and disabled Canadians they will not hesitate to steal, kill & possibly organize an aggressive socialist movement.
Are you using the “S” word to provoke arguments with the left-wing Canadians? You need to think twice about this. A violent socialist revolution is being provoked in our country by the growth of our Progressive Conservatives, class warfare and simply telling the lowest class of people that helping them survive in difficult economic times is simply too much! Accommodation in the workforce, workplace Unions and or an emergency income is by no means not too much to ask for. Continued exploitation and aggravating an aggravated class of people is a dangerous road to explore, so put the “S” word away and be cautious.
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