Remember back in the 1990s when Ontario Education Minister John Snobelen was caught boasting of the evil Conservative scheme to ‘manufacture a crisis’ in education? Basically, the scheme involved deliberately deceiving the public into believing that education spending was out of control, that educational standards were going down the toilet, that teachers were to blame, and that the province needed to impose drastic measures to fix the crisis before it was too late.
Does anybody else wonder how much of the current economic crisis was manufactured? (Or, if it wasn’t manufactured, how much it is being exploited and used as an excuse for advancing hidden agendas?)
I’m not convinced of this. I have no way of knowing, really. But I deeply mistrust the people who first put this economic crisis out there, starting with Bush. And I don’t trust other politicians and corporations not to exploit it for their own advantage. There’s a huge amount of money changing hands because of it.
Just out of curiosity, have any of you started to actually feel the impact of this crisis yet? Is it affecting your life?