September contained National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Here’s a NeWs update about the startling TRUTH of our so-called “Democratic Local Elections”
I had a fascinating conversation before the Election Campaigns began with Council in 100 Mile House. I was able to gain insight about how “democracy” today functions. Councillors told me that what the Municipality can and can’t do essentially comes from the higher-up levels of Government. The Council was adamant that their hands are pretty much tied on every issue. I inquired further, postulating that because they are elected representatives and public servants, and if it is a democracy then actually the constituents are in fact the "higher ups"? Some nervous squirming in chairs commenced, it was quite the sight to see.
At that point it became very obvious to me that we are in fact living in some kind of an oligarchy of some variety… oh right, it’s a hybrid Monarch-State-Oligopoly! We simply elect a new set of puppet faces every 4 years and then carry on with the status quo. I suppose whatever directions the municipal elected representatives take from the "higher-up" levels of government their job is to shape those in such a way that the public may find their force feeding more palatable?
That conversation with Council will become available in upcoming Cameo Radio Episode 0032 "Loco Government" which we have decided to hold off on releasing until after the election. At this point the startling truth about the irrelevance of local democracy will be released like a tidal wave. But I need to ask you this first, don't you already know? Isn't it obvious that electing new representatives doesn't actually re-orient us towards a new system or a healthier future? Cycle after cycle people think that electing a different government will “make things better” when in fact the exact same questions and concerns were being asked of the candidates at the Election Forum in 2018. What progress has been made on any of those REAL issues or concerns that come from people who educate themselves on the real issues? Instead we continue to progress in the same direction regardless of who has been elected.
There are many forms of government available. Personally, I’ve always appreciated the model constitutional republics. Democracy tends to fall apart and become an oligarchy over time and even dictators have their connoisseurs and bureaucrats and turn into an oligarchies. Political science aside, do you feel that the government is in the league of being helpful for you these days? Are you satisfied with the way that the government is handling the economy, environment, education, health care? Are you satisfied knowing that when and if they fail the United Nations and the World Economic Forum will likely be there to “help”? Are you satisfied with the way that the schools are being run or the hospital systems are being run? My opinion is that they are all being run into the ground and as long as there is a clean facade and a whitewash of “Hope” painted around the outside of anything, people are more than happy to keep on the blinders and take the hopium. If you're still reading this I doubt you're taking as much hopium as the addicts, but these facts are uncomfortable, questionable and can lead one to want to just drink the Hopium kool-aid. Really, I want you to ask questions. I need you to ask questions.
Are we simply electing new puppets or do our voices echo as part of a choir inside the walls of the District of 100 Mile House? When was the last time people were a United community despite our different ways, like an orchestra, many different instruments all to be played differently yet working together? It is up to just us to find “justice” despite the mind-games that leave us divided.
When we can no longer vote our way out of a problem what can we do as a collective?
So what do you think we need to be doing as a collective?
I would love to hear from people because you have the answers and together we can create solutions! I know the city council wants our help. In fact, they need our help more than ever!
Following the closing of the Election Nomination period, when people realized we only had one candidate for mayor I was overloaded by people asking me to “run against her”. This showed me only one thing: people try to do something once it's too late. Had somebody handed me a nomination form I gladly would have accepted it and “ran alongside Maureen” in the municipal election. Not because I want to but because people would ask me to. The truth is hard, and the truth is people tend to not do anything until it's too late. To that end I filed a Form 4910 to re-open the nomination period with Elections BC- the cause being that “having only one mayoral candidate was un-democratic”. Not surprisingly, the nomination period was not re-opened because democracy and elections are just part of an illusory spell people are under. Till next time, keep sending-it!