Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Information Control (March 23, 2016)

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"Hello
________________
(Please insert name
Of a right-wing politician
Or a spokesperson
For a big business lobby).

"Can you explain
Why you resist
All changes
To stop or lower
Greenhouse gases
Emissions?"

"Wouldn't be prudent
To cripple our industries
With new regulations.

"When
Our leading trading partner
Doesn't have them".

"And yet
How do you justify
The lost opportunities
For emerging technology
To create
New jobs?"

"We have committed
Several billion dollars
To R&D
In finding new way
To reduce
Our carbon footprint."

"Technology
Which critics
Have dismissed
As sketchy
At best.

"Whether
Or not
It will work out".

Click
The phone interview
Ends.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: Until October, 2015, the Conservative Party of Canada, governed Canada, for a decade, by imposing their political and philosophical views. While, creating a culture of fear, among federal scientists, by firing or muzzling their ability, to share their findings, with the international community. Forcing them, to get their supervisor's approval, to attend any international conference, where their work is being shared, whether or not, it's good news, for their speciality area. 

Am hoping, the new governing Liberal party, will loosen all restrictions on Canadian scientists, thus allowing, a true exchange of information, between all countries. For already, there have been calls, to tighten the reins, over the federal scientists. A disaster move, if the Liberals hope to show, they're different, from the top down managerial style, of the Conservatives.

5 comments:

  1. There has been government and industry suppression of clean energy alternatives for decades - you wouldnt believe how many......my friend has devoted her life to the cause, meeting scientists whose inventions were suppressed, who were threatened and silenced. Harper was devastating to Canada in so many ways, especially environmentally. Thanks for helping to spreads this awareness........It takes forever for anything to change from the top down - which is why we have to do what we can from the grassroots level up. Your post helps in this regard. Thank you.

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  2. p.s. I do have faith that Trudeau will attempt to reverse some of the damage Harper did, as soon as he is able to...I know climate change is on his radar. Did you know that Harper removed protection from just about ALL of our fresh water lakes and rivers???????? I think I heard the Liberals have restored that protection but am not sure........

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  3. Unbelievable, isn't it? This poem makes the absurdity clear.

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  4. I like how you the form you have chosen - it's very effective and flows wonderfully..even though not in Canada the message translates perfectly too

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    1. Thank you, Jae Rose, for your kind compliment, on the form of this experimental poem, of mine. Sadly, what is happening, in Canada, is happening elsewhere, just that people have exposed it, yet.

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