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INDEPENDENCE. What we must and mustn’t do.

dwr.jpgThe Canadian federal election turned out to pretty much as expected, with a Liberal minority government that will be propped up by the NDP and Green Party. I think it’s important to note that if the Liberals are telling the truth about their intent to push forward with TMX or Trans Mountain pipeline, they can count on the Conservatives to support them on that issue.

But Canadians have spoken, and two thirds of them obviously continue to view Alberta and Saskatchewan as whiny rednecks and knuckle-draggers, complaining about nothing more than the fact that they send billions to the rest of the country and are blocked by the rest of the country from getting the resources that produced the billions, to market. Why would anyone complain about that?

So, Alberta and Saskatchewan need to construct a thoughtful, moderate, but absolutely serious separatist movement. Can we do it? It’s been a personal mantra of mine that if something needs to be done, and there’s no intrinsic reason that it can’t be done, then it should be done. Dozens of countries have won independence in the last hundred years, many of them peacefully. That must be our objective.

The various separatist groups need to come together and compare principles, and then after carefully, courageously, and completely, thinking through and negotiating the kind of country we want for our children and grandchildren, form one unified movement from which will flow:

  • A declaration of our reasons to seek independence;
  • A constitution based on MAGNA CARTA and British Common Law, and borrowing from the best of the US, and Australian, and Swiss forms of government.
  • A Political Party with both provincial and federal branches.

And here’s where it gets tricky and of equal importance. It’s what we must not do.

Westerners are already regarded as gun toting, woman suppressing, racist, homophobic, etc. etc., ad nauseum. It’s categorically not true. Most Albertans don’t own guns and most of those who do use them responsibly. Alberta’s women were the first, in the British Empire, to win the vote. Alberta’s most famous and revered cattleman was John Ware, an emancipated slave from South Carolina. Alberta had Canada’s first mosque in the 1930s, its first Muslim cabinet minister in the 1970s, and Calgary has Canada’s first Muslim mayor. He’s turned out to be a dud, but that’s a different discussion.

SilverbergCalgary also had Canada’s first woman Chief of Police, and she happened to be Jewish. I know of no one that objected. People of all ethnic backgrounds, colors and sexual orientations are integrated into and involved in every area of Western life.

But we’ve allowed Central Canada to brand us, and those of us who are seeking independence must be extremely careful about what we say and what we say it about. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t tell the truth, but we must be certain that it is the truth, based on facts, and useful.

We must sideline xenophobes. I for one have no interest in a country that accepts or rejects immigrants based on their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc.. That does not mean for one minute that I don’t believe that immigrants must be vetted, extremely carefully, accepting only those who can convince well-trained immigration agents that they are coming to our country to get away from toxic cultures and religious practices that are antithetical to our Judeo Christian-based Western civilization.

And we should write it into our Constitution that individuals that go back on that agreement can be sent back to their country of origin, expeditiously.

Final thought. While some countries have gained independence through violence, there are many who have done it peaceably. That’s all we should be interested in. People who talk about how many guns they have or how they would like to eliminate politicians that they disagree with, should be summarily expelled from any serious separatist movement. If you want to confirm your knuckle-dragger bona fides, do it on your own.

I’m Dave Reesor

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Teach the Children Well!

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“Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,” …

From: Teach the children well; written by Graham Nash.

“…Their father’s hell” That’s a pretty apt description of the lives of many during the last century, beginning in 1917 when the Marxist Communists took over Russia, and until now when we see the tragic destruction of Venezuela. In just 20 years under a Socialist government, Venezuela, once the most prosperous country in South America, is now the poorest, and millions of its citizens are trying to escape.

And yet addled, or perhaps venal, professors and politicians, media and entertainers still peddle the monstrous lie to our young people that socialism will give them a better future. It’s absolutely, and empirically, untrue as the following graph proves.

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Notice that since the collapse of communism in the late 1980s, and the widespread embrace, however imperfectly, of capitalism, the level of poverty has gone sharply downward, and the level of prosperity has gone sharply upward. But sadly, over the last several years, young people who don’t know better – and some older adults who should – have become positive towards Marxist/socialism as a legitimate political and economic philosophy. It is not.

In 1945, at the end of World War II, Russia created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR, a Marxist/Socialist empire which enslaved Eastern Europe and much of northern Asia. As Churchill said, an Iron Curtain had descended across Europe, dividing West from East. Over the next 45 years, thousands of people died trying to escape that Marxist/Socialist prison. The whole rotten structure collapsed in 1989, under the weight of its corruption and unworkable ideology.

Mao Tse Tung’s Communists took over China in 1945 and killed tens of millions of their citizens trying to impose socialism. (**It should be noted that over the last 30 years, by allowing capitalism China has lifted hundreds of millions of its citizens out of poverty and starvation) In Cambodia, one quarter of the population was killed by Communists attempting to create their Socialist Utopia.

But what about Marxism’s less violent iterations, Socialism and Social Democracies? Communism imposes socialist policies by force, while Socialism, as in Venezuela, simply uses the power of government to take over industries and bring them under the ownership of the state. Social Democracies, with similarities to fascist economic policy in Germany, bring business and industry under state control through taxation and regulation. All eventually must fail because they ignore human nature, which is fundamentally conservative.

Scandinavian countries that went strongly socialist after World War II soon realized that they were going broke and wisely modified their policies. They now call themselves capitalists with social safety nets, i.e., Social Democrats, but like Canada, they’re now finding that they can’t even afford that. Here’s a graph showing the gradual decline of prosperity in the Scandinavian countries and the massive rise in prosperity in Ireland after it went strongly capitalist.

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Canada went Social Democrat under Pierre Trudeau, Justin’s father, and within 25 years was so indebted that 40 cents of every dollar collected in taxes went to pay interest on the debt. With a gun to their head, the Liberal government of Jean Chretien finally tackled deficits and the debt – partly by downloading program costs to the provinces.

For nearly 20 years, government deficits and debt were bad words in Canada, but then governments backslid, and debt began to increase. Sadly, under Justin Trudeau’s Liberals that trend has been massively accelerated. If it’s not stopped, within 10 years Canada will begin to resemble Venezuela.

So how to stop it? Simple. Become educated, and then, “Teach your children (and your grandchildren) well.” That’s the best legacy you can leave them.

I’m Dave Reesor

This is my first blog since the end of November. I apologize, but I simply needed time to think carefully about 2019, and what would be most important in 2020. I believe that both last year and this year, the most important thing as citizens is for us to continue defending our freedoms; freedom to think and speak, to practice our faith, to follow our conscience, to raise our children as we believe best, and freedom from bureaucracies and activists imposing ideologies that destroy opportunity. It’s a never-ending battle, but one we must never tire of fighting. Surely the 20th century taught us that!

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Canada and the EU

dwr.jpgIt’s been a busy summer, yet Meritha and I have had several occasions to kick back and enjoy some of the sporadic stretches of great Calgary weather. One of our favourite things to do is go to Calgary’s East Village and walk along the river; one of the rare places our city fathers and administrators are doing a great job, and then find a place to sit and have a cold drink.

One such occasion led us into a conversation with a sparkling thirty-something German couple at the table next to ours, who turned out to be widely traveled teachers. (I know, Germans aren’t known to sparkle, but this couple did!) They’d been in Western Canada for nearly 3 weeks and were leaving for Germany the next day. The conversation lasted two hours, maybe more.

They were impressed with Canada and its immense size, and the friendliness of the people. They were even impressed with the size of the enclosures for the animals at the Calgary Zoo, which surprised me as I had always believed that Berlin’s zoo, which is more world-famous, was also probably more advanced. Not so!

We eventually got to Canada’s current problems, and the issue of Western alienation. Somehow?? I brought up the fact that I believe that separation, or at least a serious threat of separation, is the only way to prevent my grandchildren and great-grandchildren from going through the same divisive and disrespectful relationship with Central and Eastern Canada that we are currently experiencing. They were astonished that Canada could be so divided.

Another topic that came up was Brexit, and the EU. At the beginning of our conversation, the young couple had indicated that they were great supporters of the EU, and I expect that that is a common German attitude, perhaps because Germany considers itself the leader of the EU, and the leader of Europe. (Maybe like Ontario and Québec see themselves as the arbiters of all things Canadian.)

But that led me to pointing out that, in practical terms, there is no way to make a German and an Italian; the former proud of their hard work  and the latter of their dolce vita, or sweet life, think of him or herself first as “Europeans”.

I allowed that I’d always believed that the European Common Market was a great idea, but that the European Union, and its misguided attempts to get Germans and French and Italians to identify themselves primarily as Europeans, subject to the whims of bureaucrats in Brussels, was bound to fail. The insurmountable obstacle to this pipe-dream isn’t fundamentally ethnicity, it is cultural immutability.

At that point the conversation took an interesting turn, because the man, Frank, commented: “Maybe Canada is like the European Union”. And as much as I’ve thought about the West’s place in Confederation over the last 60 years, I had never thought of it exactly in that way before, and I told him so. I think it was astonishingly insightful.

Because we do have the same basic problem in Canada as the EU. Unlike the United States with its revolutionary war and its civil war and its existential battle against the Japanese in the Pacific, and its unsavory but storied conquest of  the lower 48, Canada has no unifying story other than the CPR, and some World War I and II battles like Vimy Ridge, and Juno Beach.

We all have relatives in Canada, but often we have even more relatives in the United States and overseas. In essence, Canada is a hodgepodge of cultures assembled to halt the advance of American hegemony in the latter half of the 19th century. Increasingly, that’s not enough to keep us together.

Image result for Trudeau in IndiaAnd when some elements of Canadian culture are prepared to elect, as Prime Minister, someone so singularly unprepared to lead and unite Canada as Justin Trudeau was, and then, in spite of his arrogance and vanity and dishonesty and divisiveness and corruption, and just plain silliness, great numbers of them are now prepared to try to elect him again, then I have no wish for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be citizens of that sort of country. And the belief that a Conservative government is going to fundamentally change anything, is a triumph of hope over history. More on that next blog.

It’s time, metaphorically, to begin packing, and even if it takes a generation, we need to prepare to exit. Let me know your thoughts.

I’m Dave Reesor

 

 

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It’s Barack Obama, or Reality

dwr.jpgFor those who like to be informed, there are a couple of really big events coming up in the next few weeks in Calgary. The first event is the Things that Matter Conference, February 8 and 9 at the Best Western, Port O’ Call. Sponsored by the Essentials of Freedom organization, it has an incredible lineup of speakers. Here are a few.

Dr. John Robson is probably Canada’s leading expert on the freedoms that have been won in the 800 years since Magna Carta, and how quickly we are losing them in Canada.

Dr. Jack Mintz of the University of Calgary is one of the world’s most respected economists, who recognizes that, financially at least, Alberta would be better off as an independent country.

Dr. Ted Morton is Canada’s leading expert on the chaotic, and grossly unfair equalization formula, and how it must be fixed.

John Carpay LL.B. is founder of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom, JCCF, and Canada’s strongest fighter against the erosion of our fundamental freedoms, by governments at the provincial and federal level.

Dr. Patrick Moore was a co-founder of Greenpeace. In 1971 Moore’s co-founder, Bob Hunter wrote, “Moore was quickly accepted into the inner circle (of Greenpeace) on the basis of his scientific background, his reputation [as an environmental activist], and his ability to inject practical, no-nonsense insights into the discussions.”

I’m a big believer in no-nonsense. But now, Dr. Moore repudiates Greenpeace for its utter abandonment of science in favour of political advocacy. Sadly, Greenpeace has degenerated into an organization mostly known for its stunts.

I took the trouble to look up their Board of Directors, and I couldn’t find one scientist among them. Almost every board member of this bloated, $300 million a year, emotion peddling business, has a social activist background.

We’ve been to The Essentials of Freedom Conference since its inception and it’s gotten better every year. This year will be the best yet, and there will be guests from the US and all areas of Canada, from Québec to Vancouver Island.

The other upcoming big event is Barack Obama on March 5. Obama was a community organizer who became President of the United States from January 2009 to January 2017.

During his time as President, Barack Obama doubled the US national debt; ignored the rise of ISIS in the Middle East leading to one of the biggest humanitarian crises so far in the 21st century; foolishly declared that the Cold War was over and stood by while Vladimir Putin rolled his tanks over his neighbours; and, by constantly and prematurely injecting himself into domestic racial incidents, set back American race relations by two generations.

Meritha and I are already registered for one of these events, and you can guess which one it is. Hope to see you there!

Dave

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Nietzsche Rediscovered

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I’ve always considered psychiatry to be a soft science at best, but in the last couple of years I’ve taken another look at it, mainly because Jordan Peterson seems to have hardened it up. Peterson actually refers to hard data, which many scientists do with decreasing frequency. Peterson often quotes Vienna psychiatrist Carl Jung, and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, although less approvingly of Nietzsche.

In a short video, Prof. John Robson succinctly analyses Peterson’s possible reasons for his ambivalent view of Nietzsche. You should watch it because Nietzsche’s ideas are vitally important to understanding the underlying reasons for the disintegration of Western culture.

John RobsonBy the way, John Robson, who might be called Canada’s walking encyclopedia on the history of rights and freedoms developed since Magna Carta, (and which we are now, sadly, in the process of losing thanks to Justin Trudeau’s genetically inherited admiration for all things dictatorial), is a featured speaker at the upcoming Things That Matter conference to be held on February 8 and 9 at the Best Western, Port O Call Hotel at 1935 McKnight Boulevard NE, Calgary.

I’ve attended the conference since its inception, and it’s gotten better each year. Last year, numerous attendees from across Canada said it was the best conference they’ve ever attended. With this year’s lineup of speakers, 2019’s conference will be better yet.

Stay warm! Spring is only two months away, or three, or four, depending on climate change of course.

Dave

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Understanding Totalitarianism

George JonasHere’s the link to an article I saved from the National Post, September 12, 2012, written by the late, and very excellent, George Jonas. It perfectly encapsulates the view that any non-totalitarian would have; that is, that parents have a “prior right” to decide on all aspects of their children’s education. The “prior right” quote comes directly from the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Note that Jonas was not a Christian, but a Jewish agnostic who had survived the Nazi Holocaust. Several of his family did not.

Joeseph GoerbbelsCompare his perspective on parental rights with that of Alberta’s increasingly totalitarian bureaucracy, the Alberta Department of Education, and Education Minister Eggen, who by his actions and utterances apparently agrees with Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda Minister who said: “The youth belong to us!” Wherever you live, it is increasingly likely that your Department of Education believes the same.

I suspect that George Jonas’ brush with the Nazis helped inform his opinion. He clearly understood that we ignore history at our peril.

Please take the time to read the article. It’s more urgent today than it was in 2012. And please share with your email list, and on Facebook and Twitter! Social media is the culture building tool of the 21st century. Let’s use it!

I’m Dave Reesor

 

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John Carpay and the Rainbow Flag

Early 2019. This an update to a blog I published on November 15, 2018.  The original blog was  viewed thousands of times in nearly 50 countries, so I’d like to provide some context for non Canadians.

The NDP is a party in Canada that defines itself as moderately socialist, or Social Democrat. It, (and other left wing parties), has recently become distinctly totalitarian in its ideological approach to many issues, most notably, its sexualization of education from kindergarten through high school. They apparently see no difference between 7 and 17 year olds. What I wrote about has come, or will be coming to your country, unless perhaps you live in Saudi Arabia.

This blog is for our children and grandchildren.

At a conference held in Calgary, Canada on Saturday, November 10, 2018, John Carpay, founder of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom, made the mistake of putting Nazi and Communist symbols and the rainbow flag in the same sentence. The left lost its mind. Admittedly, in the context of the “gotcha” times in which we live, John’s wording was an invitation for left-wing organizations and commentators to summon their enormous reserves of self-righteous, and entirely hypocritical, indignation.

The Calgary Herald’s Don Braid puffed that, “Vile” is a mild word for John Carpay’s linking of the swastika and the hammer and sickle with the rainbow flag of Gay Pride.” Braid went on: “How is it “hostility toward individual freedoms” when LGBTQ kids are at last accorded some official respect and acceptance — when they are, in fact, granted individual freedom?”

Individual freedom for five, six, seven, and eight-year-olds? Now there’s a postmodern spin on freedom. Freedom from what? Their parents? Freedom to have the nanny-state guide them from what is, almost always, a temporary childhood gender identity confusion, into a permanent state of gender crisis? Freedom for the government to help tomboyish little girls as young as three begin transitioning from their birth gender, to becoming a “chemicals and cosmetics boy”, and freedom for the government to pass a law that says, the parents cannot be told?

Those so-called laws are nationally and internationally, illegal. They are also totalitarian, unscientific, and plainly constitute child abuse. At least, so say many objective scientists in the field of childhood gender identity disorder.

Nazi Germany and Communist Russia and Maoist China all believed in the supremacy of the state, and, as Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister boasted: “The youth belong to us.” And now by their decision to illegally prevent the parents of children as young as five from being told about the sexual identity confusion that their child is experiencing, the NDP  is signalling that, exactly like the Nazis, it’s their view that parents and families are subordinate to the state.

But again, regarding children’s rights, Don Braid says that: “Any attempt to limit those rights is not a subject for legitimate debate, any more than the rainbow flag is a swastika.” Well Mr. Braid, to be clear, no one, including John Carpay, has ever said the rainbow flag is a swastika. (The notion that children’s rights have no limitations is mindless nonsense)

Actually, limiting the rights of parents to know what’s happening to their children, and, interfering in a child’s right to have the support of their parents is very Nazi-ish, and is most decidedly a topic for a legitimate debate, especially when the government imposing the limits looks for guidance to individuals like Dr. Kristopher Wells. (pictured)

Kris WellsWells is a professor, and a confidant of Alberta’s education Minister, David Eggen. Mr. Eggen engaged Wells to supervise the construction and launch of Alberta’s Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA, website. For several months, no one paid attention. And then, Edmonton mother, Theresa Ng who is now with Parents for Choice, decided to have a look.

Ms. Ng found numerous links from the Wells supervised GSA website to sexually explicit sites. These sites included one that gave instructions on 25 sexual positions you can try at home, and another on how to give oral sex. There was also a description of felching, a practice so sickening and perverted that I’ll let you look it up for yourself. Remember, the GSA website is government approved for ages five through high school. It’s obviously not approved by parents.

I can imagine NDP supporters saying, actually I’ve talked to NDP supporters who say that they simply can’t believe that what I’m telling them is true. Sadly, it is, and here’s proof. Please scroll all the way to the bottom of the 20 PDFs, because this is what was being provided for your children and grandchildren, and you need to know.

When confronted with proof of the links – Theresa Ng had presciently taken screenshots of the linked websites – the links were removed. But then Kristopher Wells took to social media to denounce Ms. Ng for being “hysterical” and “sensationalist.” Seriously? A mother objecting to explicitly sexual content being provided to her children, without her knowledge or consent, is being hysterical and sensationalist? In what dystopian reality does Mr. Wells live? Again, here’s the link. You decide.

It’s beyond my comprehension, but Kristopher Wells is still an advisor to the NDP Alberta government, and earlier this year was the keynote speaker at an Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) conference. As a parent, does that make you feel comfortable? As an NDP or Progressivist supporter, does that make you feel comfortable? Does it make Don Braid feel comfortable?

Wells Christians Nazis CartoonDid this cartoon equating Christians to Nazis and ISIS, published on Twitter by Kristopher Wells in June 2016, inspire Don Braid to somewhere call it “vile”? I couldn’t find it. Wells has never apologized, and the CBC, and the Metro Star, a local publication of the almost comically Progressivist Toronto Star, seem to be okay with the cartoon, and with Well’s lack of apology.

John CarpayI was at the conference at which Mr. Carpay spoke and I listened to his entire speech. Full disclosure: I know John Carpay, and I know with absolute certainty, that to suggest that he broadly equates the rainbow flag with Nazi-ism or Communism is utter nonsense. John is simply one of Canada’s most effective defenders of freedom and so the Progressivist Left hates him.

When a very moderate conservative like John Carpay inadvertently uses words in a way that can be spun negatively, Leftist Progressivists like Don Braid and the left wing media reveal themselves as total hypocrites, and purveyors of fake news.

Because when extremist and totalitarian minded leftists equate Christians with Nazis and ISIS, and defend the radical and extreme sexualization of little children, and specifically associate themselves with the rainbow flag, then people like Don Braid and the Progressivist Left go silent. Instead they use these same extremists as “sources”, and “trusted advisors” and “keynote speakers”.

Back to you Mr. Braid.

I’m Dave Reesor.

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Trump, Transgender, and the NDP!

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Recent issues of The Economist magazine included articles that suggest that they have decided to make some tentative steps back towards responsible journalism.

The first was about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, for which they still had plenty of criticism. But after much to-ing and fro-ing, there came this statement. “Mr. Trump’s foreign policy team appears to be working more effectively than some of its predecessors.” After double checking to make sure I was reading The Economist, I sent them a note congratulating them on their baby step back towards objectivity.

Then a couple of weeks later they featured a lengthy article on transgender-ism entitled: “The body of law”. This time, again contrary to my expectations, The Economist was exceptionally objective.

Transgender-ism has been around for a long time, but it’s always been regarded as a disorder. In ancient times, i.e., the 90s, it was actually believed that if you were born with male genitalia, you were a male, and if you were born with female genitalia you were a female.

Not so say the activists, and Alberta’s (current) government. If you’re a boy and you feel like a girl, well then, Bob’s your uncle and you’re a girl! And you get to use the girl’s washroom, and showers! Real girls feel uncomfortable about that? “Suck it up sisters” says Alberta’s oh so Progressivist government. (They also apparently think it’s okay for little kids as young as five to have access to websites telling them about things like 25 sex positions you can try at home, and how to give oral sex. But that was another blog.)

Children are under tremendous pressure, from people who should be protecting them,  to become sexually active, and to get involved in the Progressivist flavor of the month, currently, transgenderism. The Economist says, sensibly, that maybe we should proceed with caution.

It’s insanity, but some clinics in the United States are supporting gender transition; i.e., change of name, pronouns and clothing, for children as young as three. They’re recommending mastectomies for girls as young as 13. This is the stuff that should send you to jail, or a mental institution.

The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses this “hurry up and transition” approach, saying delay harms children unnecessarily. Then they cite scientific papers to justify their position, when those same papers actually refute their position. There is no credible research that backs their position, so they count on people’s ignorance on the issue to slide the lie past. I’ve read about AAP for years, and they’ve long since been taken over by radicals from the LGBT community.

The more scientifically minded American College of Pediatricians, (ACP), correctly calls the foolishness endorsed by the AAP, child abuse.

In Britain little kids are officially being taught that “Gender is much more than the body you were born with.” There’s a “Kids Guide to Gender Identity” for five-year-olds which tells them that, “Kids know a lot about themselves. They know who they are by how they feel inside.” So, 21st century Postmodernism has abolished gender identity disorder. Ignore that penis. If you feel like a girl, you are a girl!

trans-man-having-baby**How crazy can it get? Figure out the photo if you can.

And there’s the safety issue. Radicals want transgendered individuals to use the showers and change rooms that correspond with the gender they have chosen, not their genitalia. But surveys show that mixed sex changing rooms are where most sexual assaults happen. The Alberta government wants them in your school. Are you listening?

The Economist suggested that “To resolve the conflicts between trans rights, and the rights of natal women and children … (those who identify with their birth gender – parenthesis mine) … requires research, and reasoned debate”. I’d suggest that a small dose of common sense could resolve the issue more quickly.

And here it is, an Alberta policy spelled out by The Economist. “If a child expresses a transgender identity to a teacher, trans rights guides say that there is no need to tell parents.” But in Rachel Notley’s Alberta, a new law says that teachers can not tell the parents, even if they think they should.

Alberta’s current government has gone leading-edge lunacy on this anti-science, child abusive craziness. I suspect they’ll be thrown out in the next election.

In my view, they can’t be thrown far enough.

I’m Dave Reesor

BTW, The Economist article included a piece on the JCCF, or Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom. John Carpay and his team, and other organizations like Parents for Choice, are doing essential work, protecting our rights, and the rights and safety of our children. Please support them!

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On Politics and Science

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In Alberta Politics: Rachel Notley is really concerned that members of the extremist, anti-immigrant group called Soldiers of Odin (SOO) managed to crash a UCP candidate’s fundraiser at an Edmonton pub. The UCP has repudiated them. I’d say, get concerned when a Soldier of Odin becomes a member of the UCP caucus. Not going to happen.

But, the NDP actually has Marxists in their caucus. Marxism is that 20th century plague that destroyed economies around the world and killed a hundred million people. On the other hand, in the last 30 years since the downfall of Marxism, Capitalism has lifted a billion people out of poverty!

But the fact that Marxism and its various offspring; communism, fascism (think Antifa), and socialism, still retain any credibility whatsoever, is testament to the fact that far too many people let their emotions drive their actions instead of letting facts drive their emotions, and, from there, to action. Sadly, our universities, and even our schools are still polluted with Marxism friendly professors, and teachers, and they’re busily indoctrinating your children and grandchildren. Be alarmed!

What’s needed is cultural change, and it needs to start immediately, and we need to recognize that it will be a long term project. After all, the Marxists have spent the last 80 years taking their “long slow march through the institutions of the West.” Google that phrase, and be appalled by how successful they’ve been.

To US politics: Jordan Peterson recently tweeted that he thinks that Brett Kavanaugh, having been duly confirmed as an associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, should reduce the political heat by stepping down. I disagree, and I suspect that on further reflection, Dr. Peterson will as well.

What Kavanaugh’s accuser said happened 35 years ago was not corroborated, but in fact, repudiated by each the four witnesses that she named. The evidence didn’t come remotely close to implicating Kavanaugh beyond a reasonable doubt, and that used to be the standard we went by.

For the past 60 years or so, Conservatives all over the Western world have been stepping down, backpedaling, and retreating because of pressure, lately manifesting as tantrums, by left-wing politicians, entertainers, and media. Conservatives need to get a backbone.

For Kavanaugh to have stepped down would send the message to the tantrum throwers, that they can control the political agenda just by “pitchin a fit” every time they’re unhappy, which is pretty much all the time. It’s time to shut that down, and Brett Kavanaugh spending the next 30 years on the Supreme Court is a good start.

And now to Science. I got thinking about Meritha’s closet the other day, and that got me thinking about Jordan Peterson’s monster bestseller; “12 Rules for Life, An Antidote to Chaos”. In one chapter, Peterson talks about lobsters and how both we and they arrange ourselves hierarchically, which is apparently due to a genetic connection we had millions of years ago. It’s in our DNA.

shoesI don’t know if anybody has, but I think it would be worthwhile to explore my hypothesis which is that women have an ancient genetic connection to centipedes.

Otherwise, why so many shoes?

**The photo is NOT of Meritha, or her closet! ( After 51 years, my survival instincts are honed)

For those of us in Western Canada, there’s good news because Autumn is (hopefully) coming next week! Autumn and winter got mixed up this year and winter came first. Climate change I presume?

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Billions for Nothing

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Once again, on Thursday of last week, Albertans got kicked in the teeth by a national institution. A federal court ruled that even after thousands of witnesses had been heard, and hundreds of millions of dollars had been spent on complying with regulations, this was not sufficient “consultation” to allow a pipeline to proceed that would produce tens of thousands of high paying Canadian jobs.

Only in Canada. Literally. No other country would allow the self-indulgent, holding-up of a project so very much in the national interest.

But in the “post-national”, post-modern, post-thinking Canada of Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May and John Horgan, and Rachel Notley; yes Rachel Notley, premier of oil dependent Alberta who hired the virulently anti-oil activist Tzepora Berman, as a consultant no less; in that Canada it is quite possible that no significant export-to-tidewater pipeline will be built in the next 20 years.

Yes, we’ll continue to import oil from overseas – from countries with far lower environmental and human rights standards than we have – but we won’t export it overseas. The mindless call it righteous; the mindful call it stupid.

Candice Malcolm had an article in the Sun newspapers recently, and I’d suggest you read it. She found, that once again there’s a growing feeling in the Prairie West, that Canada isn’t working for everyone. The hard reality is that left wing ideology works for no one, except often the self-righteous ideologues themselves. They are the self styled “elites” tasked with guiding we lesser mortals.

Related imageHere’s Candice’s article. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/malcolm-all-canadians-need-to-feel-western-fury 

(By the way, did you ever consider that conservatism in Canada has women like Candace Malcolm, Rona Ambrose, Lisa Rait, Candace Bergen, Michelle Remple, and numerous other brainy and competent women. On the other hand, the left’s female bench includes Elizabeth May, Hedy Fry, Catherine McKenna, Maryam Monsef, Jody Wilson Raybould ……. I could go on, but it might be seen as piling on.)

Anyway, we need a rethink. Maybe we need to focus on building a pipeline from Alberta through the Yukon to an export port in Alaska. Aboriginal lawyer and entrepreneur, Calvin Helin is working on it, and it looks feasible.

Maybe we need an Alberta premier that will get really serious with Ottawa until Ottawa gets really serious about nationwide interests. Maybe we even need a premier that will begin the process of having a referendum on separation. Who knows, it might get Justin Trudeau’s attention – once he gets finished choosing the socks of the day.

And I hesitate to bring it up, but maybe we need a conservative leader in Ottawa who is totally committed to a common-sensically regulated market economy. That’s something we haven’t had in my lifetime.

Canada isn’t even close to living up to its potential, and the fundamental problem is cultural. Whether the West’s decline began the 1930s or in the 1960s, the Marxist left’s “Long slow march through the institutions of the West” has been successful. Education from K through university; the media from television networks and print media to the Internet, and the entertainment industries, are all overwhelmingly dominated by leftists. And apparently, given last weeks ruling, so is the judiciary.

Our entire culture is in chaos. When I say culture, I am not talking about white European culture, but I am talking about a culture structured on Judeo Christian values. People of all ethnic backgrounds and all religions have moved here from all over the world to participate in that culture, and the opportunities that it affords which were missing in their country and culture of birth.

For those of us, including new Canadians, who believe in fundamental freedoms like those of speech, assembly, religion, and in sensibly regulated free enterprise and property ownership, it is now time to begin our own march, back through the institutions of the West.

It will be a long, and sometimes daunting task, but over the next weeks and months, I’m going to tell you how I think it can be done. Because I have a personal belief, that if a thing is good, or necessary, and there’s no intrinsic reason that it can’t be done, then it must be done. If you agree, LIKE and SHARE this post.

I’m Dave Reesor