No one is more expendable than a person in power.

Those paper crowns come with a string attached to the bottom of a bus.

Power and control are hypothetical constructs — illusions. People higher up the food chain are more expendable than the ones below.

Jody Wilson-Raybould tried to exert some control, and lost her place, and then got slagged by the PM who should be very careful of the example he is making. He still has his minions melodramatically trying to deflect criticism by crying witch hunt, but the ship has holes and it is slowly sinking.

Power? What is power? Maclean’s had a list in 2014 about powerful people in Canada — and some on that list are no longer powerful, such as Kathleen Wynne or Stephen Harper.

And Kathleen Wynne’s power was not only taken away — but many of the policies she pushed through were thrown under the bus right along with her.

The illusion of power tempts the wrong kind of people who think it is all about lording over people with impunity, and then destroying them into oblivion should they stand their ground.

And then, they are shown that they are expendable just like the rest.

World leaders are expendable. So are billionaires. Both more so than average citizens because both are dependent on average citizens for their very survival.

Five ethics inquiries? Trudeau’s regime has been sent to the principal’s office a lot. Two wins, two losses. He is starting to look like a schoolyard bully.

The US President marketed himself as the bad boy maverick, and his base expects no less. Trudeau did not, and that is a problem for him. He cannot live up to his own book of rules, and his miscalculations are giving his detractors an Alinskian advantage.

And worst of all, he is throwing allies under the bus — John McCallum and now Jody Wilson-Raybould. He is getting a little too close to the bus, and should be careful before he ends up having done to him what he is doing to others in his own inner circle…

A federal regime opts to meddle in journalism? You don't say!

Blacklock’s Reporter has a hilarious article about how the federal Liberal regime in Canada was advised not to meddle in media, but did so anyway:

The memo said any federal action against fake news could have consequences for free speech, and that remedies were already found in the private sector. “It is important that we enable private sector leadership, innovation governance approaches and new business models to flourish,” wrote staff.

But, of course, how the Liberals not grease the palms of those who cover them:

The note is dated February 5, 2018. Six months later, the Department of Canadian Heritage began negotiations with an Ottawa-based group called Public Policy Forum to “monitor digital and social media in real time” for “disinformation in the lead-up to the October 2019 federal election.”

The Policy Forum in a statement last November 28 defended the monitoring scheme. “The country lacks adequate understanding of what’s being put through our media ecosystem,” wrote CEO Edward Greenspon, a former Toronto Star executive: “This project is designed to expose these attempts and determine how best to counter them.”

You don’t say!

The Public Policy Forum is a sham. It is pure garbage that openly used its resources to lobby for the government to fund incompetent journalistic products.

And Canadian journalism is pure garbage, make no mistake. If you had a product that people could use, they wouldn’t be in trouble.

It is like having the 8-track industry lobby for money because people will not get to hear music if they collapse.

It is no different.

The CBC is an apologist for that same federal regime, constantly presenting government narrative as fact, such as this article:

John McCallum was fired as Canada's ambassador to China over his statements on the Meng Wanzhou case.

Normally, this would be a job for diplomats — but the man who was supposed to help the Trudeau government navigate this path, John McCallum, was fired just days ago for suggesting (twice) that the best outcome for Canada would be if Meng wasn't handed over to the Americans.

We now know the offences alleged by the Americans in the Huawei case go back about a decade. Canada, over that same time period, has agreed to 90 per cent of all extradition requests, according to federal records.

So it seems safe to say that it would be unusual for Meng not to be extradited, despite her status among the members of China's business elite and the unprecedented international publicity her case is generating.

This is pure baloney. The federal government has been trying to blame McCallum for their own bungling of the matter. This is the same government that hasn’t done a thing about one of their own sketchy MPs whose word means nothing and is holding on to power, even as more questionable and alarming activities emerge about him.

If this government cared about the “rule of law”, they would practice it every once in a while. Canada had to dodge this bullet, and had to have a plan long before the Meng debacle.

They didn’t. If the federal government did not know in what precarious position they would find themselves in, then they have no business being in government. You cannot afford to make folksy and sheltered Middle Class mistakes when you are sandwiched between two powerful nations that can eat you for breakfast.

And the Canadian journalism industry thinks the government will save them?

Yeah, no wonder this country’s journalism industry collapsed…

John McCallum out as Canada’s ambassador to China.

Not surprising given his comments over the last week: first by thinking up ways to prevent an extradition, and then by saying it was be great for Canada if the US decided not to extradite Meng Wanzhou.

He wasn’t being helpful. He should have kept quiet and let the highers’ up deal with the mess they made with their nattering of “rule of law” as if they knew what that phrase meant.

Political nincompoopity in Canada is alive and well, thank you…