Opting out of the Canadian Charter

Let the politicians talk about how patriotic they are and swear how much they are committed to people’s safety and welfare, but when, even once, they seek exemptions from the  Canadian Charter of Rights, we know what hypocrites they are.  Remember when the federal conservatives railed against samesex marriage!  The leader had to be cornered by the press to accept that Canadian law accepts homosexuals as people. Ford opts out twice.

Ford government criminalizes the right to strike

Small government conservatives, guardians of fiscal integrity and diabolical separatists and insurrectionists seem to have few solutions that are not punitive legislation.  The view that business drives the engine of human life is about to be seen again as completely false.  In recent years we have seen how pestilence and weather can cripple business and leave people untouched.   So let the conservatives slander and accuse; their crimes will again be exposed.   The right to choose the size of government and the right to strike may not be popular in conservative and separatist circles, but people will not side with the government against education workers.

October 2022 is a month like any other

People in power like to call upon extraordinary circumstances because they want to do extraordinary things. Extraordinary people and things arise out of ordinary circumstances. How else can they be recognized? The most influential person who ever lived came from a town out of which his contemporaries said nothing good could come. The education minister balances the pandic and economic crises against stripping the rights of labourers saying that these are not ordinary times. The businesses to whom the conservative politicians hope to hand all the switches of power are not to be compared to people. The threat of fines for acting in accordance with Canadian law is despicable and shows the cruelty of conservative concern for valuable people whose wages have fallen by the wayside. Who does the government blame for all the broken services and trust? The same conservatives have been in power for the last four years. Canadian Law ought to be followed by provincial officers.

A royal “nunc dimittis”

When our late sovereign was twenty-one years old she pledged herself to serve and invited her subjects to join and help her. She probably did not imagine how many the fiery trials she would have to endure, but she was most certainly aware that her reign would end and release would surely come. Humans tire, and the wise ones know when they have caught the vision of ultimate glory in the present, and when to throw in the towel.

Now you may dismiss

Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;

Luke 2:29

nunc dimittis servum tuum Domine secundum verbum tuum in pace,

Secundum Lucam 2:29, Vulgate

I am sure that as she kept hitting benchmarks raising her head above her predecessors in various ways she must have said, as her strength waned, “Just one more, Lord”. Please allow me to fantasize that E👑R may well have ended her meeting with the latest UK Prime Minister with a “Lord, release me now”, considering how quickly her strength waned after that occasion.

Freedom convoy mask lifted

How many more Canadians are ready to assault federal politicians using raw and unvarnished statements, obscenities, and physical intimidation is anyone’s guess.  Those politicians who have been careful to distance themselves from the freedom convoy approach to protest must be recognized as prudent.  The slippery slope of separatist sentiment and intemperate opposition appeared first in the Conservative leader Scheer calling his debate opponent, the then prime minister “a fraud”.  After the conservative-leaning mob’s siege of Ottawa, the face of wrong-headed freedom and opposition fighters is on display.

Beware, Canada, the ides of civic fracture have come

The increase of discriminatory and intolerant behavior sometimes posing as the indifferent expression of free speech will result in a spokesperson arising who will launch a campaign of purifying civic life.  Of highest value will be unity, even when that unity rises from the ashes of tribal and nationalist  strongholds. Conservatives will never convince their constituents that an honourable partnership between individuals (their voting constituents) and corporations is possible.  Corporate interests will always seek bigger barns at the expense of hardworking citizens.

Insurrectionist Canucks?

They will have an even more difficult time covering up their willingness to unseat the Canadian government by means other than the ballot box.  Going for the fall of the government from the first day of parliament is nothing short of disrespect for the Canadian electorate. Heck! Even the iconic conman, Jacob-Israel, has a change of mind and an action plan that reflects his humility and grasp of grace as a global need. Is it too much to ask opposition politicians to take off the mask of “freedom fighter” and help Canadians to enjoy their government? Nobody wants a devoted satan (killer, thief, destroyer) in their house. Sheesh, man, or shush man!

Senator’s job

Lindsey Graham does not remember being all in with insurrection and mayhem on January 6, 2021, but he ran like hell’s freezing with “Count me out” on January 7th when the brave police officers had kept the Republican homicidal patriots from bullying VP Mike Pence into rejecting the votes of the American people which put the freaky 45th in his place.

Let’s be sure: one can only be counted out when one was in

Law and order Republicans? Ha! Ha! Blunder thunder! What is that job he and his partisan siblings want to be left alone to do?

On kings, presidents and tyrants

Then all the people said to Samuel, “Pray for your servants to the Lord your God, so that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil by asking for ourselves a king.” (1 Samuel 12:19, NASB)

The sensitive heart of God’s servant Samuel appears in this episode.   He knew beyond a shadow of turning that asking for a king in imitation of the surrounding nations was a grave error.  Even so Samuel knows that just simply giving up on the people and not praying another word in their behalf; sensitive to the fact that he would be missing the mark by light years.  This is one trait that distinguished Samuel from his predecessors. 

Not willing to give up

You may recall Jeremiah pulling the plug on Judah, on GOD’S orders, a few years from the destruction of the temple and Babylonian exile.

Here, however, is Samuel, the man who would pour the oil on Israel’s first and second kings, committing himself to not pulling the plug on Israel, despite the consensus that asking for a king was a rejection of Yahweh.

The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.”

1 Samuel 8:7, NASB

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. 

1 Samuel 12:23, NASB

Having a king was going to have result in consequences, of Samuel’s making.. There were consequences with which even jurisdictions with monarchies in the twenty first century struggle.

This will be the procedure – policy – of the king who will reign over you

1 Samuel 8:11-17

  1. He will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots
  2. He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties
  3. He will appoint some to do his plowing
  4. … to reap his harvest
  5. …to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots
  6. He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers
  7. He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants
  8. He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants
  9. He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men
  10. … and your donkeys and use them for his work
  11. He will take a tenth of your flocks
  12. You yourselves will become his servants.

All heads of state, except the ones that are purely ceremonial will try to assert privileges that line up with Samuel’s predictions. Even when the law states that they should not seek to profit from their office they invariably do.

Federated and United People

UN Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015) languishes, plagued by malicious division, after a vote with no absences, no abstentions and none opposed.  Here is another example of how votes mean nothing.  People are willing, in national parliaments, regional forums and at the United Nations, to sign on to resolutions with absolutely no intention of doing anything to achieve what the resolutions say.  Syria, seven years after the resolution, is being propped up by the threat of  unspeakable Russian violence, is vulnerable to Israeli missiles, and fatally divided eleven years after Syrian people saw an opportunity to end the Assad regime’s brutal dictatorship.  The Arab Spring was not allowed to take hold in Syria.  The Security Council passed fifty-six resolutions in 2021 which generated a lot of paperwork but no relief to the war-ravaged, occupied and terrorized populations. All the federated, united, and people’s entities are a lot of hot air.

All those populous people’s republics

What exactly the people in “People’s Republic” means is clear from the stripping away of personal dignity and the vicious assaults on life that thinks and dreams of something other than government babysitting.

All those united divisions of humanity

What “united” stands for in the names of republics and kingdoms is out there for all to see when separatism and self-determination gets an honourable place in the houses where people gather in  the interest of the whole

All those mighty federations

Federations can be anything from a people or state typically crushed, intimated and bribed into community by a rising power to a people seeking self-determination within what they thought was a safe and honourable family.

Seven years later the ghouls walk the hallway

International unity is not dead, but on life support, quite literally.   Politicians who have thought that “taking out” the voices that protest or disenfranchising people who simply different face are still talking about assassination of foreign heads of state. 

International unity is not dead, but on life support, quite literally.   Politicians who have thought that “taking out” the voices that protest or have made a statute of disenfranchising people who simply different face are still talking about assassination of foreign heads of state. 

From United Nations

Short of being scientists, lawyers, or sages people are at risk of believing every vacuous headline, prone to deny the facts of life, and quick to say family is first.

Meanwhile it is no problem that

  • few people are the testers of every Spirit
  • a wonder-workers keep seeking solutions for things that are not broken
  • the majority of humanity finds a shield behind the armour of culture, behind discrimination and xenophobia

Poor pretext for a protest

When the Canadian parliament resumes today in a few minutes we will see the facts about the opposition to the rule of law that political parties who lose elections face without so much as batting an eyelash.  No house can survive the constant sniping of losers. Protest is fine as long as our institutions have a grip on the rule of law and not a mere pretext for division.

Listening to irreverent nazis and fascists?

If we are caught in an audience will not season irrelevant fascists are speaking the best we can do is listen politely, but to give them a platform is the last thing anyone in a democratic country like Canada would want to be involved in. I suppose that the Canadian opposition leader has no such principle in his party’s platform. Any alliance with groups that clearly intend to assault the Canadian Parliament and the residents of Ottawa until their demands are met is pure and unmitigated terrorism.

Poor text is no script for nobility

Watch the minority parties for their waffling about what is happening on Ottawa’s streets. The press has the evidence of what the truckers say they want. This session of parliament presents an opportunity for Canada’s elected representatives to make a decision about the function of the House in the interest of cooperation and progress and hard line between a divided house or family. Apologies from those supporting an insurrection may be mere words, and an unambiguous stand for the sacred memorials and the results of an election are the only issues that seem to matter. Let’s see if the dark web of the conservative alliance with religious people will come under closer scrutiny.

I told you so

Before there was uncle Sam there was auntie Beth.  People all around the world have a relationship with the US and the UK that is often a literal lifeline.    American and British power butters a lot of bread, but what might seem like undisputed power and prestige for a long time is now a decomposing carcase .  The  internal and previously hidden rot has recently been  demanding space on the public screen and airways.   The UK and the US are no longer the beacons of civic society because people are discovering that Britannia no longer rules the waves and America has no interest in its people enjoying the amber grain waves.  Although the torch of might on the oceans and in the air passed from Beth to Sam most observers of the centuries long drama between them are unaware that Sam is Beth’s child. There are no living witnesses to the hostility between Sam and Beth, so it may seem slick to introduce uncle Sam as a distinguished democrat who by bloodshed repelled his mother and centuries later is unsure about monarchy, democracy and security.  The US and the UK have made it quite clear that they will settle for putting on a good show, for talking up a good cover story, and for idolizing the fire of speech and the activism of a homicidal generation.  They sowed fecal matter and reaped the latrine.  How did the British and American people so thoroughly descend into the abyss of deception, darkness and death? They do not know how and they do not know why. They act as if they do not know what hit them, but even non-historian and short-lived people like me are smelling the coffee, and do not mind saying “I told you so”.

7) For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; It yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.

Hosea 8:7, NASB

The  Caesarean Quest

The US has had 45 heads of state elected in its short history and not one of them dared assert his religious beliefs and insert them into the nation’s policymaking and practice. The US claims it does not want a monarchy yet it can tolerate a president who, instead pursuing fresh ground, wants a return to perceived greatness. Eight years in office is the limit and only Caesar wannabes think differently.   If people could line up elections wins the party leaders would soon morph into dictators and despots.  If  one political party wants to ensure wins at every polling that party will soon be a monarch. How more visionless can a people be!  All political returns include downhill slides.

The UK has a queen who is respectfully assertive with her religious views. Her nation has elected representatives who seldom make their religion a public  matter.  The British know that someone in public leadership had to be above the fray, and they may want to say that monarchy is a part of the Jewish contribution to the world.  The wide variety of ideological “mobs” know that democracy is pricey, and keeping  the monarchy is a reliable check on national sanity. A Christian queen is a long way from the professional failures and politically incestuous ignoramuses, military heroes, and perjured lawyers who have occupied the White House.  Leaders of most 21st century countries are bloodstained rejects who admit that they love themselves more than their neighbour. In 1970, I told you so with my cannabis chalice and pure African pride.

Should not freedom of thought precede freedom of speech