Thursday, December 6, 2012

Respect the Traditions of Parliament

Call me a deluded, reactionary fool, oh ye anarchists! But I believe that our parliamentary traditions are the best chance we've got for achieving peaceful change. They should be engaged with, worked with, to bring genuine democracy nearer. It would be the height of foolishness to allow them to be trashed.

Playing the same old game isn't going to do it. Don't get me wrong. I'm not talking like some fucking "liberal progressive" or "moderate social democrat" who believes that mitigating the "excesses" of capitalism is the best that can ever be humanly hoped for. Not that sort of "art of the possible."

But standing outside of Parliament, out in the cold holding a sign pleading or making empty threats, that's not the answer.

Nor is the pointless vandalism of a dozen or so anarchists.

Let's take advantage of our nominal right to govern ourselves shall we? Let's take advantage of our nominal right to be free from state brutality.


Owen Gray said...

Exactly right, thwap. The tools to govern ourselves democratically are in our hands -- if you don't allow them to slip away.

thwap said...


Don't worry. I won't.


the salamander said...

I've sent this note (below) to Saskboy, Pogge as well as usual suspects Disaffected Lib and the Beaver that gallops..
I'm looking for feedback... or critique
I believe 'freedom on information' requests may blow this wide open

Cool .. and keep up the excellent work !



I came across an exceptional article via the always excellent NorthernInsights.

The article, story and its included links re Alexandra Morton and Christi Miller, I was well aware of.. but Ms Morton (bless her vibrant marine biologist soul..) included several links I had not seen before, in her letter to one Dr Bernard Vallat.. One particular link takes you to Canada's Justice Department website regarding Canadian law. After continuing my very careful read of Ms Morton's letter and other helpful links, I also saw mention of how The Privy Council is involved. I suddenly realized there is a specific law.. and public record connecting infected salmon - suppression and obstruction of related science - directly to Stephen Harper

Would you have a look ? There's a comment included below the article that attempts to pull the facts together in terms of collusion, malfeasance, incompetence, suppression and obstruction. There is a crime underway.

Since all of this is public record via The Cohen Commission I was startled by the obvious.. There's links (below).. and as mentioned, the letter to Mr Vallat portrays a path of suppression, obstruction, delay, scientific muzzling regarding infected wild salmon, via infected Atlantic salmon eggs, virus testing etc through the CFIA, the BC provincial government and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and on to The Privy Council..

I don't need to tell you who runs The Privy Council ..
that's Stephen Harper and Ray Novak

Northernisights may not understand who could actually end up in jail ..... !


- (letter to Dr Vallat)

I am going to copy this note to you.. and send it to several other bloggers.
I hope mainstream media can follow up with the suggested requests in the 'comment' via freedom of information