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Trudeau's Cabinet Has Diversity, But Conservative White Men Will Keep the Purse Strings


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Trudeau's Cabinet Has Diversity, But Conservative White Men Will Keep the Purse Strings

Dru Oja Jay

The announcement of the most diverse and gender-equal cabinet in Canadian history is both wildly overdue and inspiring in and of itself.


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Neoliberals will keep the purse strings. Natch. The purpose of assembling a "diverse" Cabinet is precisely to distract us from that fact.


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Although I don't agree about a total apathy of The People... the rest of this comment is excellent; and I thank you for taking the time to lay it out.

It should be obvious with similar policies reigning in the U.S., U.K., and much of South America... that the protocols for controlling the populace are shared. One of the staples to this control state is the use of think tanks. These entities, anointed with the respect and prestige they hardly deserve relay messages that the captured corporate media turns into reality.

"When neoliberals blather about the economy, while promoting free trade agreements that transfer political power to unaccountable corporations, killing the voice of the people (through political representation), you know that what's in the works isn't good for the people. That's why you want to preempt their pushback against exploitation with things like free trade deals."

Since the arrival of Patriarchy and its various governments, human beings have been forced to battle for basic rights and decencies against small "royal" enclaves of military-assisted, financially-endowed elites. What one might term "The Power Equation" is yet to be balanced. However, Europe's social democracies do the best job of spreading goodies around and equalizing the gap between extreme "haves" and "have nots."