“Fellow Canadians: The time has come for all Canadian to face reality; our country’s political health is seriously deteriorating. People are becoming more and more disillusioned and fed up with politicians and their political parties. While the Canadian taxpayer is expected to quietly and dutifully pay his or her income taxes while we get little if any say on public policy”. This is something that I wrote over 25 years ago, and today in Canada, the Occupy Movement and the Quebec Student Movement are a backlash to the things I wrote of back then. There has always been the 99% and a 1% that calls the shots. Since my mid 20’s I have been waiting for this day, when Canadians would beginning to stop and wonder just what is going on in the world. The difference today is, that when the financial world starts crashing around your feet, finally you look around and shake yourself, from your sleep and your illusions, and you wonderfully awake.
I have been political most of my almost 60 years of life. In 1960, my parents took our family of 8 to hear the leader of a new federal political party. We sat at the front, and I, as a 10 year old, sat staring up, mesmerized at the fervor , the passion of the speaker. The speaker was Tommy Douglas, who was voted the Greatest Canadian in 2004. After his speech, he worked the room, and when it came my turn to be spoken to, he said to me that I should become active politically when I get older. His words to me impacted me deeply, so much so that I campaigned for the NDP, on my own and as a 11 year old in a Conservative town.
In my 20’s I became a philosophical Social Creditor. As a CH Douglas Social Creditor, I turned my back on the Party System, which belief I have maintained until today. It is interesting that both the Occupy and Quebec Student Movements have turned their backs on the Party System of governments and made their sole focus grassroots, person to person democratic reform. Anyone that has attended an Occupy meeting, as I have on several occasions, can see Greek democracy in those that speak so passionately. From these movements, I hope, will come the understanding of the road that we need to soon travel, if the citizens are to take back the power that we call democracy, and that is that we must equate our Party System with being mislead and democracy destroyed. We will have to evolve to a philosophy of electing Independents for a protection of our democracy and to safeguard our freedom and give us a real say in public policy.
So, I have had made it my goal to share the wealth of democratic learning which I have acquired in my many years of activism and study. What I hope to accomplish, in writing my blog, is to inform those who have slept so deeply, and by doing so, help in my small way, to bring to fruition the revolution to real democracy that is now sweeping across the Earth. Truly, the slaves will rise up against their masters.