Saturday, March 06, 2010
A private word from BC Mary
I was planning to tell the circle of readers who come to The Legislature Raids ... but not quite yet.
I did tell my family, of course. I told a circle of close friends and cyber-friends. Their love and support have given me the strong basis for whatever comes next.
Later -- perhaps after the BC Rail Trial -- I planned to tell you in more detail, along with grateful appreciation for those who have supported BC Mary and this blog all along. But ...
somebody ... and there's no polite way to say this ... an unemployed, politically ambitious somebody of the so-called BC "Liberal" persuasion has found out that BC Mary has cancer and is already adding bad news to the story ... things I've never even heard of.
You'd think BC Mary was dead and buried already. You might suspect that the stinker is pleased about that. You also might think that any human being would remember their humanity at a time like this.
So here it is ... the personal news I was planning to tell you, in my own time, and in much more detail, later:
Two days ago -- I was told that mammography, the ultra-sound, and the biopsies revealed cancer. I expect to undergo non-invasive Estrogen therapy. I'm in very good hands. My family and friends have been wonderful. I am happy.
Thanks for your understanding. And please don't be worried. I'm doing fine, and so impressed by our wonderful Health Care system even as it struggles against the same forces mentioned above.
- BC Mary
You know my thoughts and heart are with you, I know the road you'll be traveling for a while. My Mom sends you her very best, and asked me to let you know that you're not alone in this. You're a part of the sisterhood "that keeps fighting - just because it can."
Blessings Dear Lady - Blessings.
Leah and Joan
Successful outcomes are way higher than even a year or two ago; I wish you the best of luck with getting through this.
Prayers, love and friendship will be headed your way.
You've done a service to people of BC and, if and when, the BCR affair ever drags to an overdue conclusion, you'll be there to kick the shins of the next generation of graft artists.
Perhaps you should rename your blog.... Kicking Ass and Taking Names!hehe.
Very glad to hear you're getting good care. All the best to you.
Thank you for every lovely word.
And blessings back upon you all ...
Someone has asked me how they might contact you ... someone I know and trust. I think they have an action plan in mind.
If you're comfortable sending me an email address, write across the top of your message NOT FOR PUBLICATION.
Best wishes as always. I'd just make one correction. You wrote:
"...an unemployed, politically ambitious somebody of the so-called BC "Liberal" persuasion has found out that BC Mary has cancer and is already adding bad news to the story ... things I've never even heard of."
Could I suggest you change the 'somebody' in that construction to 'nobody'.
Carry on with your good work. You're needed now more than ever.
That is the MOST important part of your Posting Mary.
I wasn't always a believer, but as I have become longer in the tooth, I now concede that there IS karma.
Karma is on your side........... you will triumph over this.
While I am most grateful for the hours and hours that you give of yourself, on the behalf of thousands of British Columbians, it is time to turn your energy inward.
My thoughts are, and will be, with you.
You have and are contributing such a huge service to those who, like yourself, want the truth of those involved in the selling off of our great assets, and for justice to prevail for these snakes.
In the meantime though, you must be selfish and look after yourself first under the circumstances. Just to let you know a very good friend of mine overcame the very same health issue with her positive attitude and looking after herself, as well as have many, many supporters as you do around her. You shall overcome.
All the best for you, you take care of yourself.
As for the "politically ambitious somebody" - absolutely despicable. Absolutely unacceptable behavior from anyone, regardless of political persuasion. That sort of bottom-feeding really curdles my stomach.
Get well soon, Mary. Your province needs you. But take good care of your self in the mean time.
I send my best thoughts for your health, happiness and long may you live, we do need you.
It says alot about a so called person, who's moral compass is set so low as to reveal personal information about another person, especially to use it for political gain. It shows just how important your work has become. Best wishes Mary, we are all behind you! Kim
Your life and your work continues to inspire! Our hopes and prayers go with you and you are not alone, as you continue to enjoy the warmth, love and friendship of those whose lives you have touched!
As for the Liberal "politician" attempt to exploit personal medical information politically, fictionalizing it in the process, a demonstration of the "take no prisoners, winner take all, them who wins writes the rules" attitude of the thugs and clowns in nice duds who have taken over this province. If this is a name politician, or aspiring aide, I'd say expose the bastard to reveal what nasty people we're dealing with out here in BC. I'm reminded of a certain organization's boast "we specialize at smear campaigns", though nowadays that ethic isn't just limited to the coiners of that phrase anymore. It's all too familiar as the tone of a Liberal Party apparatchik, and brings to mind the "dirty tricks" waged by Basi no less, among countless others. To such people, politics is about winning, not about principle or truth. Verbal bullies and abusers of personal lives; the art of the info-thug.
What struck me about our recent round of "visitors", aside from their evident (but possibly self-inflicted) poor command of grammar, lack of knowledge, and out-of-place vitriol and contraries, was that perhaps more than PABster drones they had more the mark of a parliamentarian, or an aspring one. Their behaviour was the equivalent of that nasty yelling and confidence-assault that goes on in the House during speeches and debates, followed up by answers which have nothing to do with the question, and which ask answers which have no bearing on the issue at hand. they may even have been MLAs, is what I'm getting at, or at least people who aspire to one day become a Liberal MLA, after a suitable number of years bootlicking and doing the party's dirtywork in so many nasty, brutish ways. It's disappointing, isn't it, that our political system has evolved to the point where such behaviour is a necessary part of the path to elected power? And an entrenched part of "how things are done".
Wasn't it Justice McEachern (MacEachen?) who quoted Hobbes' "nasty, brutish and short" in re the civilization of the Gitksan-Wet'su'wet'en in the Delgamuukw case? Really those lines apply so much more to the way "business is done " (aka "politics as usual") in British Columbia, but more like "nasty, brutish and short-sighted".....
And speaking of the nasty and brutish, the Grit zombie you're dealing with needs an education in civic manners.
"Prominent BC Liberal sued for harrassment and defamation" the headline might run, with "personal medical information distorted" as subheading...
And, if applicable, "messages sent from government computers" might add more spice to the story....
I appreciate your good wishes more than I can say. It's easy to see and feel the healing power in human kindness.
Skookum, I did enjoy your vigorous instructions on how to deal with the person I referred to as "an unemployed, politically ambitious somebody of the so-called BC "Liberal" persuasion,
and I must repeat "Liberal" in quotation marks meaning fake persuasion because this kind of thing is not like any Liberals I ever knew in the past.
Very special thanks to all.
all of us who read your blog will thinking of you and missing you. your courage your bravery in the face of these liberal lunatics last years has been awe inspiring you will be in our prayers take care Mary !!!
Several BC Liberal MLAs have been stricken with cancer in the past few years and I wish every one of them a full recovery - personal illness has no place in politics and I'm saddened that someone would take such shameful actions.
All the best Mary - you have much support in your fight against cancer!
You really and truly are an inspiration Mary to all British Columbians.
—a fan in East Van
"I've sent Mary my best wishes already privately but I am very troubled that anyone would use this terrible news for political purposes.
I hate to break it to you Bill but the "anyone" is someone you have always, perhaps undeservedly, treated with courtesy and respect - someone whom I consider below scum!
Thanks to you I believe we will see the bottom of this pile of "Liberal" hoooha.... BC needs you big time!