"I do not say to myself, 'If I don't get an hour with the prime minister in the next six months, I'm going to go out and protest and reject the system outright,' " he told CBC News.
"I don't do that because civilized human beings — those who believe in democracy — don't do that."
Boy Thomas, what are you talking about? Is that shit-stain supposed to be relevant to what was going on outside the summit? So, a guy like you, who has had near-instant access to the highest political levels in Canada for over a decade, and who has had all of his moronic, destructive initiatives transformed into public policy, you think that you'd be big enough not to protest if you didn't get an hour with the prime ministser every six months?
Try this one on for size you dumbfuck: You never get an hour with the prime minister. You might get five seconds, when he strangles you for getting in his way to talk about tax cuts, but that's not likely. You never get any of your ideas taken up by the political elite. The only stuff they seem to care about is getting together with like-minded union and social justice and anti-imperialist elites and hatching plans to fleece you and frustrate you.
My bet is that Aquino, the Aspers, Stronachs, Irvings, Eatons, Bronfmans, etc., etc., would be out protesting furiously if a series of governments dedicated to their impoverishment and disenfrancisement were elected in this country. I'd also bet that their protests would be miniscule, because aside from the knuckle-dragging dupes and stupid thugs who form the "Conservative" hard-core of electoral support, most people are smart enough to know what's in their own best interests.
That's why you get sizeable anti-corporate globalization protests, whereas the numbers of people who give a shit what Canada's corporations and wealthy elites want is tiny.
That's why the "civilized democrat" Thomas D'Aquino needs riot police, soldiers, and mercenaries to protect him when he's conspiring against the people with the current crop of neo-liberal political hacks.
[While I was putting in the links for this post, it occurred to me that uber-democrat Aquino is blathering on about his principles whilst attending a secretive summit nominally led by a trio, two-thirds of whom had not been democratically elected but instead, installed via fraud. You really have to take notes and keep a list of the extensive hypocrisies and shameless stupidity of our political leadership.]
Oh yeah, a cartoon about corporats' notions about "democracy."