I have to talk about this. Like most British Columbians I was looking to a new government this morning, and the frustration about what came about cannot be overstated. Let me be clear: the Liberal Party in BC has amassed a vast list of scandals and wrongdoing, and has shown itself to be very corrupt. I could list them here (they are easy to find online) but what would be the point? The information is there, but the citizens of BC didn’t care. Let me qualify that: the citizens who bothered to vote.
Today I went to the Stop the Enbridge Pipeline rally at the provincial legislature. Although it was damned cold out with a brisk northerly blowing, it felt very good to be out demanding accountability by elected politicians, especially federal ones.
In writing this blog, as in many other things I do, I regularly call into question my right to speak, to be heard, to air my viewpoint. I understand that it’s my inherent human right and all that, but when I sit back and observe the world, it seems to me that we could all use a bit of sitting quiet for awhile. There is just so much noise out there. And who am I to add more, to think I have anything to offer, anyway? Continue reading