So what was all that stuff about 150 years of Canada last year anyway?
The politicians from four separate settler sections (provinces?) banded together and formed a corporation called Canada with the permission of the British monarch in 1867.
What? Is that what really happened?
So the politicians of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia figured out a way to fleece their people of more money through a different level of government taxation. Did the people of those 4 “provinces” have a say in this? Was there a referendum of any kind? What part did the indigenous people of those areas have to say about this development of their traditional territory, or were they so subdued by the invading settlers and soo sick from introduced sicknesses that they didn’t understand what was happening? What about the Royal Proclamation of 1763?
Thus the corporation of Canada was formed, subject to the whims of the British parliament and their monarch. Who actually owns that corporation now? We know for sure that it is not the people of Canada, however, we are responsible for all the debts that this corporation accumulates. Has this changed at all in the last 150 years? No, just more provinces assimilated thereby creating a larger tax base for the quasi-federal government which it can hardly be claimed was or is today totally legitimate.
At what stage in those 150 years were the people of the expanding Canada asked if that was what they wanted? Even today our dysfunctional federal government asks for opinions and then ignores them as if they were not made. There has been talk about sovereignty, but I would argue that since our politicians swear allegiance to the monarch of a foreign country we are hardly a sovereign nation. It would perhaps be more realistic to swear that allegiance to the Bank of International Settlements, an offspring of the IMF, which in fact own us lock stock and barrel through our national debt to them. Or perhaps they should swear allegiance to the Pope as I understand that Canada still tithes to the Vatican, or maybe the State of Israel which tells us who to like, approve of, fight or even criticise (or not) and our politicians pay much more attention to them and their wishes than they do to the people of Canada. The thought of our politicians swearing allegiance to the people of Canada is of course sacrilege to them.
When did we the people of Canada ever agree to this? When were we ever asked? And please don’t say that we give our approval every 4/5 years through an election and that we are a democracy. A democracy means the people have a say and that does not happen in Canada as our so-called representatives simply do what they are told by their party caucuses (read leaders) or they will lose their jobs. Freedom to actually represent those who elected them does not exist with any real hope for a future in Canadian politics.
Did we consent to this treachery? I know I did not. Where is the mandate our politicians received from the people of Canada to do this? Did your MP ask you for your approval on this? When was a referendum held to give MPs that mandate to represent a dictator to you rather than you to a legitimate parliament?
When did we agree that our federal politicians should swear allegiance to a foreign monarch?
Does my dissent on anything get listened to by our representatives? No it does not as they were and still are busy lining their future pockets with corporate board seats when they are thrown out of power to pay attention to any of the people. Christy Clark of BC is a prime example of this. Once she knew she could not form a government she could not wait to get out of politics and start getting her rewards for her part in the destruction of BC, started by Gordon Campbell, and who knows how much he has made, maybe as much as Mulroney with his FTA give ways.
Still really a Dominion under the British monarch’s control?
A corporation listed on the stock markets?
A subsidiary of the BIS?
A lackey to Israel, the Vatican and Washington?
Or just another country without a people ratified constitution?
OR maybe all the above.
What we do know we are not is a democratic country with a functional government working for us as the people of Canada.
Recently in BC there was hope that a new premier would finally start doing things for the people of BC, and yet again our hopes have been crushed as he is binding our great grandchildren to years of indebtedness through a dam we do not want or need but the corporations of the world do. It is amazing that once Horgan gave the approval to continue the Site C how quickly corporations around the globe jumped on board to take a piece of this pie, and no one (especially our politicians) is really objecting.
Question: Who is really paying for this dam?
Clearly, those we elect have no desire to represent us, but every intention to do what they can to line their pockets at our expense and the whole thing is a sham. Why are we still allowing this to happen? Are we scared that we will be personally attacked by our national rent-a-cops (RCMP)? Are we scared that our “benefits”, paid for by our own labour, will be taken away? Or are we really scared by the thought of freedom from tyranny? Or perhaps we are still enamoured with the concept of “things” on the “never-never” scheme as we used to call it when I was still in England. “Things” that show we are as good as the Joneses or Trudeaus, and yet just as useless.
Back in the 1200s things got soo bad in England that the Magna Carta came into being to slap King John down; the landowners of that time have been replaced by the corporations of today which have no compunction in owning a king or two. Maybe we need a peoples’ BC Magna Carta to take the new “King John” and his masters down now.
Maybe these last slaps in the face by Horgan will awaken the people of BC to just what we can be without puppets such as he. Party politics of today doesn’t work for the people; both the National Party of Canada and the Canadian Action Party which wanted to work for the people, not big power were destroyed showing that people parties as such do not work either in today’s corporate political climate. So forget the BC “parties”; develop and support and vote for local independents in the next election, and maybe create a separate country called British Columbia, answerable only to the people of BC and free from the Ottawa shenanigans and dictates of very doubtful legality and free from corporate plundering. Let’s work with our First peoples here in BC to create a real, free and democratic country for all of British Columbia.
Food for thought?