Many people are wondering why I am not running in the 2014 election; well there are a number of factors, one obvious issue is time. it also takes an immense amount of mental and physical work that at the end of the day leaves a man drained even though its always a lot of fun and I enjoy every minute of it. Everyone on the campaign trail has always gotten along great and treated each other with respect, so in some ways I miss the interaction with a great group of people as well as the interesting interaction with the public.
One of the main reasons I was running was to raise issues that otherwise wouldn't be raised, and to have a voice of the common man among these corporate minded prepicked pricks, [no offense Peter]. I am happy to see the 2014 municipal election has no shortage of the common man and local grass roots representation, which is another reason I choose to bow out for now; to let others give em the old "whatfore"! go get em guys! raise those issues, think out side of the corporate box, ask the tough questions. Unfortunately the elections prejudice the common man, favoring the corporate backed puppets of government and corporations. Having gone through a number of elections and public events, I have come to learn the things that are just facts of life at this particular time in society; Elections are unfair fraudulent acts that only fulfill "legal obligations" to make it appear there is what many like to call democracy.
For instance the laws of government, [a legal fiction] allow corporations, [legally recognized as persons] to donate as much cash to a party or candidate as they want for both a tax write off and influence an election in exchange for things like lax environmental laws or say developing the "tournament capital".
"They" make it "legal" for people to serve repetitively and for elected public servants to "Serve" in as many positions in government as they want, which obviously can be a conflict of interest that can easily lead to a biased view. this is simply unfair and the opposite of what most "think" democracy is.
Example; Incumbent Peter Milobar is currently Mayor of THE CITY OF KAMLOOPS, Director of KAMLOOPS TRANSIT, Director of TNRD, and Chair of TRHD., as well as President of his own Corporation, which may or may not get government grants or contracts. All of which Milobar receives payment for, though notice payment/income is not required to be disclosed.
Councilor Ken Christian, currently counselor of CITY OF KAMLOOPS seeking reelection, is also director of TNRD as well as President of his own corporation KEN CHRISTIAN CONSULTING LTD, which again, may or may not receive grants or contracts from Government sources. Often times when elected officials do retire from public service, they some how manage to land high paying influential positions such as former Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger who is now working for ICBC; clearly a conflict of interest and perversion of democracy.
In reality its very very hard for the common man to get elected because of these challenges and many more. Another issue that is flawed by its design, is its hard to get who you are and what you stand for out to the masses. Public debates are limited in their design as well, [two minutes to lay out your position is pathetic] even then its only a small number of people attending public debates who mostly are there supporting a candidate they have already chosen. When it comes to voting day, the majority of voters have no idea who the candidates are or what they stand for. Its no mistake the majority of people elected into positions are elected based on their jobs; anyone with a history of working for government conveniently gets elected followed by business owners who have a vested interest in creating as much traffic flow through our city as possible, even if it means raising taxes. Understand often times these people's goal is to seek profit and power to control the direction and volume of business. Its no mistake we live in the richest country in the world yet have a huge homeless count right here in Kamloops, food bank demand is growing everyday. this sick society is a result of government being infiltrated and directed to the society we have today; servants to corporations rather than people and community.
I myself am becoming more known among the electorate, this scares the "establishment"; their actions define them, often attacking me and belittling me at every turn. make no mistake there is corruption within every level of government; Many of you remember the previous election in which I was arrested, thrown in jail and drug into court up on charges of driving without a dl, and obstruction of a peace officer during the campaign. I was publicly humiliated and had to bow out of the election.
However no one knows or remembers 7 months later, I won my case in court, and the charges were thrown out. At that point I could have sued the officer's asses off, but I didn't want to harm them in the same way they harmed me. I was taught to forgive- its the law; so gave them the benefit of the doubt and I forgave them because I know most of them are good people doing a tough job, unfortunately often follow bad orders, or get influenced poorly by their psychopathic employer-RCMP.[yet another legal fiction]
I explained this to government and gave them legal notice of my understanding of the law and ask them to deliver evidence to the contrary, or leave me alone; they did not provide any evidence and indeed had left me alone, for over two years I drove without impedment...until this year, when they have again assaulted me, falsified evidence, and filed false charges. I find it all to convenient that all this happens after the statute of limitations has run out for suing the officers to hold them accountable for the damage they did to me obviously its a repeat of last election in which they arrest me and drag my name through the mud and humiliate me some more to deter me from running in public elections. I have come to realize and experience firsthand, there is very little honour in todays "Establishment" I wouldn't put it past the actions of a few bad apples who's actions define them, they think they are immune and above the law, and they very well may be at this time and place, but they fail to understand that one day each of us is held accountable for our actions. Ezekiel 33:1-10
They say we live in a democracy...what is a democracy other than a word....a word that can be redefined and misrepresented with the whisper of the word.
the "establishment" simply redefines words; word perversion to miss lead and re-present the meaning with out ones knowlege.
government has redefined democracy to mean that corporations can influence candidates and elections, that the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth representatives no longer have any honour; nomal to act above the law; lie cheat and steel, act in conflict of interest of each other; Lft Governor who was appointed by none other than the Liberal government who in turn is invited to rule and make legislation by the very same Lft Governor who that Lft Governor passes any legislation without question or confirmation that said legislation is not unconstitutional; this type of "demon-crazy" has been going on since politics was invent and reinvented; little by little rightousnes is eaten away...each time leading to the same out come.
In reality Democracy is not a noun as they would have us believe, Democracy is a verb, its an idea, something that happens; embracing what is right and fair. Many notable men have defined democracy with their own words;
democracy; 1) A common system of government directed by the whims of mobs and marked by a low tolerance for basic human rights and common sense; primarily used to incrementally transition a government ruled by common law (Republic) to a government ruled by the political law of a few elite (Oligarchy).
1) Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
~ attributed to Benjamin Franklin
2) Individuals get one vote - the ballot box. Considering a) most elections are stolen and b) the mainstream media - whose parent corporations financially contribute directly/indirectly to the campaigns of the major party system - exclude coverage of ALL viable candidates (Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Constitutional, Socialists, etc), the individual is mostly irrelevant.
3) Its two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. Tonight’s menu is obvious and leftovers provide for tomorrow’s needs. Thereafter, what can the ravenous wolves do but eat each other.
4) Jeopardy answer: What is - How our country fell from liberty’s wings of justice and peace into the volcano of preferential treatment and war?
Every drinking class person in this country would stop screaming about his blisstard neighbors if the sacred golden cow called Democracy was slaughtered today and the Bill of Rights esteemed tomorrow. It will never happen because everyone in this country has bought a rug that faces DC and they pray five times a day to the Almighty G. “The Government saves us all. The Government saves us all … from personal responsibility. Praise my lord, my savior, my Government. Amen!”
The United States Constitution makes no mention of ‘Democracy.’ None!
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government” - The Constitution, Article IV, Section 4
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin
“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” - Lord Action
“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” - Noam Chomsky
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” - Winston Churchill
“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.” - Alan Coren
“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention ... and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.” - James Madison
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.” - Alexander Tytler
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” - Thomas Jefferson
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” - Thomas Jefferson
“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right... The United States has never developed an aristocracy really disinterested or an intelligentsia really intelligent. Its history is simply a record of vacillations between two gangs of frauds.” - H.L. Mencken
“A democracy cannot survive as a permanent form of government. It can last only until its citizens discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority (who vote) will vote for those candidates promising the greatest benefits from the public purse, with the result that a democracy will always collapse from loose fiscal policies, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest democratic nations has been 200 years. Each has been through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith.
From faith to great courage.
From courage to liberty.
From liberty to abundance.
From abundance to complacency.
From complacency to selfishness.
From selfishness to apathy.
From apathy to dependency.
And from dependency back again into bondage.”
- Lord Thomas MacCauley, May 23, 1857
“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” - James Bovard (1994)