Saturday, November 19, 2011
It was July 13, 2009, when as the clock struck midnight in the British Columbia garden of good and evil, every benefit accruing to CN was harvested. By them and for them. And we, the former owners, had no say.
By BC Mary
November 19, 2011
Today, while searching the archives for something else, I found this and grieved. The date was July 2009 and it all came rushing back: I had been feeling pretty bad, sad, and mad: Leonard Krog had let us down and the critical 5-year-anniversary date of the BC Rail - CN "deal" would take on a new dimension because we had been unable to muster our resources against it.
That was July 13, 2009, when as the clock struck midnight in the British Columbia garden of good and evil, every benefit accruing to CN was harvested. By them and for them. And we, the former owners, had no say. None. Not about selling this precious public asset. Not about the terms. Not about any sober, second thoughts on such a massive blunder as the loss of the nation's 3rd largest railway.
And so, our small world once again was shown as split apart: on the one side are those who see land and rights as bargaining chips in a massive gamble. On the other side are those of us who see precious lands, rights, and benefits as something to preserve and protect because they belong to us all, even into the future.
We may not know yet how they did it, or who did it, or why they did it. We only know that a treacherous deal was done behind our backs. Even before the deal was signed. CPR told us so. OmniTRAX told us so. Someday we'll know the whole story.
For now, we can keep a fierce grip on the notion that a deal contrived in secret, by questionable means, is not a deal at all. Never forget that. Never forget that if we have lost a battle we haven't lost the war to preserve and protect British Columbia.
Remember that nobody came to help us. It means that the rot has spread.
Grieve. Yes, grieve because at midnight that night, British Columbians lost something precious, massive ... but not irretrievable. So we dare not give up. You know that. There is a much bigger struggle underway and you know that too. Someone called us "the Nigeria of North America". You know why. BCRail is the template as well as the key.
What we can save from the BCRail deal, will be our gift to the future of the province we love.
Harper and Campbell are the two, major snakes in the grass. Campbell is busy spreading his poison in England, and into the rest of Europe.
Harper is giving Canada away to the U.S. and China.
BC having vast natural resources is undergoing, a terrible siege at Harper's will.
As hard as you try to warn people that, Harper is a fascist dictator...No-one sees it.
He now, doesn't allow full debates in Parliament. He is taking control of everything...From the judicial system, right down to, the media and The Canadian Wheat Board.
Harper has stripped Environment Canada of funds. Scientists were not permitted to publish their papers, they had to go through Harper first.
Harper doesn't want anything published, that will harm the dirty tar sands. The scientists had to go.
Harper has a very shady political past. He is now brazen. He gave his favorite henchman, the appointment, of High Commissioner to England.
Everything of value in Canada and especially in BC, is being stripped away.
Both Harper and Campbell worked as fast as they could, to dismantle BC before Campbell was booted out. Campbell quickly signed in favor of, the dirty tar sands Enbridge pipeline, and the dirty oil tankers from China.
They also worked on, off shore oil and gas wells off BC's coast.
Campbell still worked for Harper behind our backs. He is still working for Harper, to this day.
Maybe is just me. My hackles have been up for a very long time. Everything I said, is coming true. It's the pattern, that I recognize.
Honestly, I just don't get it. If you see a house on fire, wouldn't you emphasize ways and means of escaping the peril and finding hope again?
W.t.f. is all this doom and gloom?
We KNOW things are bad. Can't we get past that negativity and find the answers again?
I recommend you listen to this all the way through; ten minutes well spent:
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear: Cicero Marcus Tullius