Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Conlibs and Libcons

I wrote this in 2007. SJG.

As the latest politician scurries across the floor from the Liberal camp to the Conservative camp one has to wonder: does it make any difference who the people vote for? We have seen politicians voted into office as Liberals then cross the floor to become Conservatives. We have seen other politicians voted into office as Conservatives then slither across the floor to become Liberals. Is politics just becoming a rotten game played by political cheats?

Do the people need a safeguard against these political swindlers, who have betrayed the trust of those who voted for them? After all, these politicians who claimed to be Conservatives then became Liberals, and vice versa, are really political con-men and con-women. So should we call them Conlibs and Libcons? And since the leadership of both the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party both seem to accept this untrustworthy behavior, would it not be better if both of these two parties changed their names?

They could call themselves the Conservative Liberal Party (CONLIB) and the Liberal Conservative Party (LIBCON) that way the people would know that no matter who they voted for they would at least know they were voting for a Conlib or a Libcon at voting time. After all, con-men and con-women (I’m practicing equality here by naming both genders) have no principles. The people are being conned by floor crossers who pretend to be of one political persuasion to get elected, then cross over to another political persuasion where there is more power.

Of course power corrupts as the saying goes. We see that in these power-seeking politicians, who discard any principles they might have had, for power in the ranks of those they once opposed. They commit political adultery and bed down in their new political homes as if they had done nothing wrong. Then they pretend they did it for their constituents or their country. These political carpetbaggers can justify anything. Or as one of them has said lately: “Politics makes strange bedfellows,” and he could have added, “We screw the people who voted for us” and who would argue with that truism?

Truth has become a casualty in politics today. The people are lied to at election time by these floor crossing double-crossers and democracy becomes a prisoner of political mountebanks. Fawning press releases are then issued from the Conlibs or the Libcons praising the “character” and resolve of the double-crossing floor crossers and their abilities to “improve” the political landscape. It’s all so much political dung, issued without shame and a prime reason why the people of the land hold politicians in such low esteem, and do not trust any of them anymore. The truth is, these floor crossers are devoid of political principles and have in fact lied to the people who elected them. That’s why these two main political parties should be renamed CONLIBS and LIBCONS.

Stephen J. Gray
January 7, 2007.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Harper’s “Conservatives”

I wrote this in October 2008. SJG.

“He [Harper] can be slippier [sic.] than a greased pig” (Paul Wells, Maclean’s Magazine, September 17, 2008).

Conservative leadership is the buzz word of the election campaign. And Mr. Harper is being touted as a “leader.” So let us examine what Mr. Harper the leader says and does on a number of issues:

Free Speech: “Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society,” says Stephen Harper, president of the National Citizens' Coalition. “It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.” [1]

Yet, the Harper government intervenes against free speech: “The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28).

Bilingualism: “As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.” (Stephen Harper) [2]

Now Mr. Harper says this: “My friends, for me a prime minister should speak French,” Harper said, calling French “the founding language of this country” (Source: The Gazette, Sept 8, 2008 [3]).

Same-sex marriage: “I don't see reopening this question [of same-sex marriage] in the future.” (Stephen Harper, CTV News Dec. 7, 2006 [4]).

Sexual orientation and its illegitimate offspring “same-sex marriage” were never in the Charter, yet we had the silly spectacle of a supposedly “conservative government introducing a motion on this that they knew would be defeated. A government with principles would have used the not-withstanding clause to return sanity to this country. But unfortunately Mr. Harper is on record as saying, regarding this nonsense called same-sex marriage, “I will never use the notwithstanding clause on that issue” (Lifesite News December 16, 2005, [5]).

The Status of Women: This group achieved increased funding under the Harper Conservatives as witness the following quote from a minister’s speech: “As a demonstration of our firm commitment to the success of Status of Women Canada, Budget 2007 provided $10 million in funding to the Agency, bringing the total budget to $29.9 million, a record for Status of Women [emphasis added] Canada” (Speech for The Honorable Josée Verner, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, on the occasion of an appearance before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, House of Commons, Ottawa, February 5, 2008, [6]).

Abortion: “The Conservative government won't be initiating or supporting abortion legislation, and I'll use whatever influence I have in Parliament to be sure that such a matter doesn't come to a vote…” (Stephen Harper, [7]).

And we thought we lived in a democracy? Or is it a hypocrisy?

And talking about hypocrisy, based on the evidence we have seen from Mr. Harper’s government, are they really a conservative government? Or is it back to the days of the Red Tories and the Mulroney government? A former Reform party member and MP had this to say about Mr. Harper: “he will be remembered as an opportunistic, masterful tactician who, in the course of only three years completely purged the Conservative party of its Reform ideals and restored the Mulroney model of government.” (Lee Morrison, former Reform M.P. in the Calgary Herald, September 14, 2008 [8]).

Furthermore, a former Mulroney supporter is now in “charge of various files…” Read this:

“[Senator] Ms. LeBreton is one of the women Mr. Harper put in Cabinet and trusts. She was a staunch Progressive Conservative, most closely tied to Brian Mulroney, and made it into Mr. Harper's inner circle despite her vocal opposition to his vision to unite the right (the former Reformer Party/Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives). Mr. Harper appointed her Conservative leader in the Senate and put her in charge of various files,...” (National Post, September 22, 2008).

This makes one wonder, is Ms. LeBreton now in charge of the abortion “file?” Ms. Breton has said this on abortion:

“… there are certain issues, particularly those that concern women and children, and those of particular concern to women, and here I will use the abortion issue as an example, where even if 99.9 per cent of the members of my party were going one way, I would not support any policy that did not give women the right to choose” (http://www.parl.gc.ca/infoparl/english/issue.htm?param=147&art=983).

And on the “right to choose,” Mr .Harper is on the record as saying this: “Let me be very clear on the positions I’ve have taken on that. I want there to be no misunderstanding. I’ve said repeatedly, that I will not, that my Conservative government will not be tabling any legislation impacting in any way a woman’s right to choose” (June 27, 2006, LifeSiteNews, http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/jun/060627a.html).

Mr. Harper is heading for a majority government. But on moral issues is there really any difference between the “conservatives” and the other parties? Are we now immersed in “throw the dogs a bone politics” where we are being promised all kinds of goodies with our own tax dollars and moral issues are not even discussed? Are we back to what a former Reform M.P. called in his Calgary Herald article, “Liberal, Tory, same old story?” And will social conservative people buy the “story” that we have a “conservative” party to vote for and allow themselves to be fooled a second time by the Harper “conservatives?”

For, as Andrew Coyne wrote in MacLean’s of September 10, 2008,
“…Harper's whole time in office has been spent reassuring the public he has no plans to lead them anywhere, that under a Conservative government nothing much would change — they would govern much like the Liberals,…” [9]

Stephen J. Gray
October 6, 2008.

[1] B.C. Report, magazine article by Terry O’Neill) http://www.axionet.com/bcreport/web/990111f.html

[2] http://gerrynicholls.blogspot.com/2008/03/bilingualism-harpers-new-god.html

[3] http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=5cc31fca-80a5-448b-ab5b-ffce081a7502
[4] http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061207/samesexmarriage_vote_061207/20061207?hub=TopStories

[5] http://www..lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/dec/05121606.html).

[6] http://www..swc-cfc.gc.ca/newsroom/news2008/0205_e.html

[7] http://www..lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/jan/06011707.html

[8] http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story..html?id=55305055-5bff-4b78-8427-7f3c15bcd213

[9] http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20080910_115261_115261

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tax Addicted Politicians

There are dangerous tax addicts ruling our land. The junkies are politicians of all political stripes who are hooked on confiscating money from the people. The people are being burdened by all kinds of taxes, the GST and the PST are some examples, and now the latest one being proposed is the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

The Ontario and B.C. Liberal governments intend to impose this new tax on July 1, 2010. This Hammer the Serfs Tax, pardon me, Harmonized Sales Tax will be a tax-grab of massive proportions.

An article by CBC news of October 7, 2009 said this:
“…the fact is the federal government is aiding and abetting the provinces. It plans to pay B.C. and Ontario almost $6 billion to ease the transition to the HST.” [1]

So there you have it, “$6 Billion” of our tax dollars are being handed over to the Liberal governments of Ontario and B.C. by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “conservative” government to bring in the HST. Could this be called political bribery paid with our own tax dollars?
And Stephen Harper, leader of the “conservative” government, is on record as saying this: “I don’t believe any taxes are good taxes.” [2]

Mr. Harper is not the only politician to say one thing than do another. CanWest News Service, June 4, 2007, had this headline: “No taxes if re-elected McGuinty promises, honest” the article went on to say, “Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty promised Sunday that he won't raise taxes if he is re-elected this fall and insisted he really means it this time.

“The premier, who ran on a no-new-taxes platform in the 2003 election and then introduced one of the largest income tax increases in provincial history, said Ontarians should believe him now ‘because I'm in charge.’” [3]

The Liberal government in Ontario is not the only government to say one thing then do another.

The Liberal Government of B.C., which some people are calling deceitful, are also going to bring in the HST. Yet, they reportedly said this during the election campaign:

“The [B.C.] Liberals provided written statements during the spring campaign to restaurant owners and home builders that they had ‘no plans’ to implement the controversial HST.”
(Journalist, Kent Spencer, in the Province newspaper of July 28, 2009.)

Still, they had an excuse for this change of plans after being elected.
Gordon Campbell’s finance minister said this about the HST: “It was not on our radar before the election…” Isn’t it amazing how this plan to impose the HST just appeared on their “radar” after being elected? A cynic might call this political deceit.

We have reached a stage in this country that no matter who is in power, we cannot trust any of the political class. They are tax addicted, and we are their victims. They are stiffing us every chance they get for more and more taxes. We are being held in political bondage by taxaholics. Sooner rather than later we have to break free. These political parasites are feeding off everything we buy or sell. They have infested the system; therefore, one has to ask: can we afford the money-seizing habits of tax addicted politicians?

Stephen J. Gray
November 23, 2009.
graysinfo@gmail.com http://graysinfo.blogspot.com


[1] http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/10/06/f-hst-tax-0106.html

[2] http://blog.canadianbusiness.com/no-taxes-are-good-taxes-harper/

[3] http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=fd2c231b-1a71-4a2a-a2e4-94a469be0688&k=45702

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Too Big to Fail: Too Powerful to go to Jail?

Based on the evidence available regarding the financial mess created by those who were literally selling junk packaged as assets, one has to ask the question: should some jail time be in order? Or are some of those who run the “financial order” too powerful to go to jail? Do they in fact run and control the system? There were those in this system who were giving triple A ratings to this junk. They were also getting paid big fees for giving it an excellent rating. Which begs the question: How could “respected” rating agencies do such a thing? After all, these people are the so-called experts in the ratings field.

Meanwhile out in the muddied financial field, the brilliant financial minds were selling this manure as safe and solid investments. These “investments” were sold to pension funds, mutual funds, numerous investors and anybody and everybody who would buy this financial dung. Some of the dung-sellers were paid millions in bonuses, proving that old saying rings true: “where there is muck, there is money.” Unfortunately, the people getting the muck were those who bought the useless waste from the money changers and the money changers got their money.

Big profits were made by some of these financial sharks who were touting this financial toilet paper as a good investment, and some of them were selling themselves out of this “good investment” and passing it on to others. One wonders, does this constitute a fraud? Or was this an “honest fraud,” whatever that means, in today’s society of mangled language? Still, one banker did say they did “wrong.” He also said they were doing the work of God. Which makes one wonder, how can one do wrong and be doing God’s work?

Meanwhile, the “working” political elites are travelling around the world at taxpayers’ expense, holding talks on fixing the monetary system. The solution is staring them in the face. They could start by jailing these paper-passing fraud artists and try finding out just how much money is stashed away in their offshore banking and tax-free havens and confiscate it all. But, that will not be done; the powerful are too powerful and the politicians are their dumb lackeys who have provided taxpayers' dollars to the exploiters of the system. Bailouts of billions of taxpayer dollars, called stimulus packages, were handed over to these manipulators of money. Now, the taxpayers everywhere will be paying and suffering for years and years while those who benefited from their tax dollars are allowed to walk away free.

These financial con artists are responsible for people losing their jobs, their homes, their savings, their investments and their peace of mind. In my mind, I believe, a fraud of massive proportions has been perpetrated. The fraud artists have been compensated with taxpayers’ dollars and the losers are the decent people everywhere who believed in the honesty of the financial system.

Stephen. J. Gray
November 19, 2009.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

An Open Letter to the “conservative” Party

I recently received a letter from you asking for a donation. Quite frankly, I have to say I thought your letter was an insult to those of us who believe in the sanctity of human life, the traditional family and freedom of speech. This so-called “conservative” government of yours has intervened against free speech and sided with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and other powerful special interests against free speech. (The Lemire Case) Yet, your “leader” before he came to power said this:
“Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society … It is, in fact, totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff” (Stephen Harper)
It would appear, your “leader” says one thing then does another. Dare one, call this hypocrisy?

On another matter the killing of the unborn child by abortion, your leader is on record as saying this: “The Conservative government won't be initiating or supporting abortion legislation, and I'll use whatever influence I have in Parliament to be sure that such a matter doesn't come to a vote…” (Stephen Harper) [1]
So much for democracy in “conservative” Canada!

Another example of, “conservative values” is this:
Your government recently gave $400,000 dollars to the Toronto Gay Pride parade where men and women have been known to march naked and make obscene gestures. The Gay and Lesbian newspaper Xtra of Toronto June 16, 2009 said this:
“In what is surely an effort to make Toronto's Pride festival as fabulous as possible Canada's federal government has announced a plan to dish over $400,000 to Pride Toronto.”

The leader of your government says he believes in “family!” He and his government did not have the courage to defend the traditional family on the nonsense called, “same-sex marriage.” Oh sure, he and most of his government voted against it in a lukewarm motion in Parliament. The truth is so-called “same-sex marriage” was never in the Charter and is an invention of nonsensical words. Mr. Harper and his government could have used the not-withstanding clause. But, he is on record as saying the following regarding this nonsense called same-sex marriage, “I will never use the notwithstanding clause on that issue” [2] (Lifesite News December 16, 2005.)
It takes courage to stand up and do the right thing, this I believe, is sadly lacking in the “conservative” party and its leadership.

Still, your “leader” is on record as saying this:
“Individual freedom is something Conservatives value…
What exactly are those conservative values?
I think we all instinctively recognize them when we see them, although it is sometimes difficult to define them. I like to summarize my idea of conservatism in three "Fs" --freedom, family and faith.” (Stephen Harper )

In closing, I have had enough of politicians who I believe are hypocrites, and are a danger to democracy. Please do NOT send me anymore letters asking for donations. I do not believe there is a “conservative” party in Canada.

Stephen J. Gray
November 14, 2009.

[1] http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/jan/06011707.html

[2] http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/dec/051216.html

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Grateful Financier Thanks the Taxpayers

Dear Taxpayers,

As I languish by the pool, martini in hand, in my favorite offshore tax haven, I want to give you the ordinary people, the backbone of society, some recognition. You taxpayers are paying to keep our free market system afloat and the financial industry in business. Your hard earned tax dollars were there for us in the financial system when we needed them most, and for that we are eternally grateful. I know many of you have lost your jobs and your pension funds are in the dumpster. Some of you have lost your homes and are in debt to the banks. Still you soldier on amidst all these negatives. But do not worry, be happy, the day of recovery is coming soon, and once again it will be back to business as usual in the market.

The market as you all know had a bad and troubling experience. We were all selling loads of useless paper throughout the financial system. Some beneficiaries of our selling expertise were; your pension funds, state governments and everybody and anybody we could suck in. We were selling this crap, oops, I mean collaterized debt opportunities like there was no tomorrow. But, unfortunately tomorrow arrived and you the taxpayers are picking up the bill for our free market fraud, pardon me, I mean errors. Mistakes were made and some of us, the greedy ones, were left holding this useless lousy paper that we were selling. Now it is being called “toxic paper,” though some of our marketing experts are calling it “troubled assets,” in the hope that it can be sold at a later date when the market recovers. And make no mistake the market will recover as long as there are politicians out there to bail out, oops, I mean stimulate the system, with your tax dollars.

Dollars are important in the financial system, and your tax dollars have been a boon to us. A press of a button and we can move money offshore to our tax free haven. As I sit here, and write this, I think of all you wonderful people who are giving up so much to keep us in the style we are accustomed. Without your help, we might all be broke, just like some of you. But hey, you came through for us and I am sure you will again, when the time comes, as it will, and the market once again plunges after we take our profits.

Profits are good and a blessing to us all. That old saying: “profit from your mistakes,” comes to mind. A good example is some of the bankers who made “mistakes” selling the “toxic paper,” I mean, “troubled assets,” now they are profiting from the bailouts, pardon me, I mean stimulus packages of your tax dollars. Big bonuses are being handed out by them, courtesy of your tax monies that helped them stay in business. So we are all raising a glass in your honor and toasting our successes.

Success is important to us all, and I include you the taxpayers. Without successful bailouts, I mean stimulus packages of your tax dollars, we moneychangers would be devastated. Now we are all stimulated and watered and fed by your generosity. So thank you for all you have done for us. Keep smiling, keep faith in the market, think positive and know that we financiers depend upon you for our bread and butter. I will close by quoting one of our esteemed banker friends, who said just the other day that: “We are doing God’s work,” though I am sure that some cynical people will say the false God Mammon is more appropriate. Anyway, thank you all for your assistance in keeping the “free market” functioning and I hope to see some of you at my next investment seminar.

Mr. B.S. Baloney c/o Cayman Islands

Stephen J. Gray
November 11, 2009.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Paper Shufflers

I wrote this over a year ago SJG.

They shuffle their paper around the world
Betting on commodities, “free market” banners unfurled
Speculating on food to make a profit
While the poor go hungry and starve because of it

Boosting the prices in many a nation
This is the game of commodities speculation
Fortunes are made in the wink of an eye
And the price of rice goes sky high

The “free marketers” in food are making a killing
People are dying, while the speculators are living
These financial vultures in their luxury office towers
Are “money managers.” Oh what a shower!

No sweat, no labour: These are societies non-producers
Manipulating currencies and betting on futures
These are the rich and the present day “street people.”
In the French revolution they hanged them from a steeple

But that was in the time of barbarism
Now we call it capitalism
“Let the marketplace decide,” they cry
And if there are losses the taxpayers are standing by

The peoples taxes will bail out any losses
And huge salaries are paid to the financial bosses
These are the new rulers of all they survey
And their motto is: “Make the people pay.”

For financial manipulation is “honest toil?”
And they keep betting up the price of oil
The people will have to learn to survive they say
For this is the paper shufflers day

Stephen J. Gray
June 8, 2008.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The “Good” Corporate Citizens

I wrote the article below in 2007. SJG

Do some of the “good” corporate citizens have no conscience, no morals, no ethics and no principles?
Examples: They invest in countries like communist China where slave labour has been used. They shut down plants in democratic countries in order to take advantage of cheap labour in communist China. Polluted and poisoned goods from China have been exported to other countries. The communist dictators in China brook no dissent. Dissidents have reportedly been tortured, and a one child policy in China results in forced abortions. Some Chinese people have been forced from their homes for the 2008 Olympic Games, but hey, this will be a good venue for the “good” corporate citizens to advertise at, and also celebrate.

Some of the “good” corporate citizens also like a “good” celebration in North America. Their company logos can be seen in “parades of pride” where men have marched naked and some in the parade can be seen making obscene gestures. One “good” corporate company was even going to give a pornography service on their cell phones. (which they later withdrew after protests by decent people.) Some also sponsor TV programs that promote pornography.

“The once underground pornography industry is now very much aboveground and impossible to avoid.”
“Profiting from that industry now are major corporations and mainstream entertainment companies. Annual revenues for the porn industry are estimated at about $10 billion a year.” [1]

Still, these “good” corporate citizens must believe they are providing a “good” public service?

Some other services the “good” corporate citizens have provided over the years has been investing in the communist Soviet Union before the fall of communism. While they were telling all and sundry about the dangers of communism.

“There is no incentive to place optimistic bets on the future when the companies who are today most committed to the [communist] East are the very same which cooperated with the Nazi system.” [2]

But hey, the corporate communists/fascists have to make an honest dollar somewhere! And during the second world war some of them even had business interests with the Nazis. But, money has no conscience: The Financial Post of December 28, 1996 had a headline, “BIS received Nazi gold stolen from Belgium- and knew it,” the article goes on to say: “The Bank for International Settlements received clearly marked bars of Belgian government gold stolen by Nazi Germany during the Second World War and refused to return it to Belgium unless all future claims for stolen assets were renounced,…”

Money has no allegiance to any country that’s why many “good” corporate citizens use offshore tax havens. There are no tax havens for the working people of today’s society. Sure, they get miniscule tax breaks on their tax returns, but the offshore outlaws get a free lunch at taxpayers expense. ‘…Tax havens are the seedy back street bars of the financial world, where corporations and multi-millionaires huddle in shadowy corners to pursue their business out of sight of respectable citizens.’ [3]

Citizens of many countries supposedly elect democratic governments and expect their political representatives to pursue good policies for their countries. Yet, are we seeing “good” policies? These elected rulers are allowing the “good” corporate citizens to proliferate pornography. They allow them to manipulate the tax system through offshore tax havens. They even bail them out with taxpayers dollars as witness the sub prime mortgage debacle in the United States. And some politicians after leaving politics finish up on corporate boards where they become a part of the “good” corporate citizenry

Stephen J. Gray
August 31, 2007.

[1] http://www.slis.indiana.edu/news/story.php?story_id=705

[2] Charles Levinson in his book,“Vodka-Cola” page 207.)

[3 http://www.uniset.ca/microstates/g_taxhavens.htm

(Books worth reading): “Vodka- Cola” by Charles Levinson and “Trading with the Enemy” by Charles Higham)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Debasers and the Destroyers of Freedom in Canada

To understand how freedom is being debased and destroyed in Canada one has to go back a number of years to the beginning.

Trade Unions

The loss of personal freedoms in Canada had its roots in a decision by an appointed Supreme Court judge. His name was Ivan C. Rand. This judge was the instigator of compulsory union dues by a decision he made in 1946, this was known as “The Rand Decision.” A person did not have to “belong” to the union but must pay union dues for collective bargaining.

Now collective bargaining has evolved into collective coercion, and compulsory union dues are being used by the trade unions for all kinds of causes and policies unrelated to the workplace. Some of these issues are as follows: abortion clinics, so-called same-sex marriage, socialism, the abortionist, Morgentaler, National Action Committee on the Status of Women and numerous other organizations unrelated to collective bargaining. Trade union leaders keep insisting that these non-workplace issues are decided “democratically” at conventions. Which begs the question: How can one have COMPULSORY democracy: when the so-called Charter of Rights and Freedoms lists, “freedom of association” as a “fundamental freedom?”

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This Charter was imposed by the political elites of the day. The ordinary people who are ruled by it did not get to vote on whether they wanted this Charter of Pierre Trudeau’s.

“…the Charter was a ruse. Trudeau wanted to consolidate power in the Supreme Court of Canada and weaken Parliament.” [1]

And weak parliaments have now succumbed to rule by appointed the judges. Here are some examples.

The judges say the Charter is a “living tree” and the people have to live with the rotten fruit it produces.

Then from the “living tree” come the great new “rights” found in the charter.

An abortionist who consistently broke the law was finally given clearance to ply his abominable trade of killing the child in the womb, after a majority of judges struck down the abortion law. Now the country has no law on abortion and the killing of the innocents is declared a “choice.”

Another judge declares that anyone arriving on the shores of the country be they criminals, terrorists, drug dealers or whatever have “rights” under the charter.

Another judge states that criminals are “morally worthy” to vote.

Another “learned” judge has a hallucination and “reads in” words not written in the Charter.

A judicial threesome then “discovers” a “right” in the Charter that men can “marry” men and that women can “marry” women. The politicians then tell the people that under the charter “same-sex marriage” is a “right.” Of course this nonsense was never in the Charter, but what’s a big lie amongst the elites.

Another judge states that orgies are okay as long as no “harm” is done. And the country is now open for orgies everywhere. These are just some examples of the abominations imposed by judges and accepted by politicians as “normal” for the country.

Human Rights Commissions (HRC)

These HRCs have no place in a free society. They have become another form of insidious dictatorship where free speech can be called a “hate crime.”
The Canadian Jewish News of 29 October, 2009 said this:

“The federal anti-hate law that ‘official Jews’ lobbied for and got passed has, 32 years later, backfired, sowing the seeds for political correctness, media chill and censorship…” [2]

And the Canadian “conservative” government has been an intervenor against free speech.

“The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be
intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008.)

Freedom of expression is a right guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; yet, the Attorney General of Canada along with others is an intervenor in the Lemire case. Free speech is either FREE or it isn’t. We already have laws on the books if people defame or libel other people, why do we need these HRCs?

We may not like what people say but in the words of Voltaire, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” In Canada today, we are seeing the death of free speech. People are being harassed, and dragged before these undemocratic, appointed HRCs. Some of those who have been persecuted are: Mark and Connie Fournier of the Free Dominion website, Chris Kempling, Scott Brockie, Knights of Columbus, Stephen Boissoin, Bishop Henry, Fr. De Valk, editor of Catholic Insight magazine, the Christian Heritage Party and MacLean’s magazine among others. Nobody is safe from these appointed interrogators of totalitarian bent. Anything you say may be taken down and used against you and reported to unelected, appointed, Human Rights Commissars (HRCs). Those dragged before these Stalinist tribunals have to pay for their own lawyers and their own defence. Meanwhile, their accusers are given a free ride, and the politicians sit back and allow this perversion of democracy.

University Campuses

Free speech on Canadian campuses is constantly under attack; that is, if pro-life people dare to attempt to present the evidence of abortion. Anyone daring to show pictures of the killing of the innocent child in the womb, or to even talk about it, is often subject to having their presentation disrupted, destroyed, broken up, or shouted down by the little jackbooted brown shirts who masquerade under the banner of “choice.” These are so-called students who are in favor of “freedom of choice,” but when it comes to showing the victims of choice, that choice is denied.
See these two videos:


Universities are supposed to be places of higher learning where free discussion and opinion are supposed to exist. But, they do not exist in most of the universities in Canada, if anyone dares to show or speak the truth about abortion. This state of affairs has been going on for years.

The Politicians

Politicians brought HRCs into being and gave them legitimacy. Now the politicians sit back and allow these Human Rights Commissars which they created, to run roughshod over us all. Which makes one wonder just who is really running the country? And why do we bother having elections? Oh, I forgot, we live in a “democracy,” Yeah, sure!

In summing up, one has to say, the people of Canada are being forced to ride along with this motley gang of unelected appointed judges and human rights commissions; trade unions with compulsory membership and jackbooted thugs on Canadian university campuses, and cowardly politicians who will not defend freedom. There is no freedom if you are not politically correct. The so-called Charter of Rights is a farce. This farcical Charter has become a judicial monster that devours freedom, morality and decency and vomits compulsion, filth and depravity. We now live in a pretend democracy, and we are seeing the continual debasement and destruction of freedom in Canada.

Stephen J. Gray
November 3, 2009.

[1] Joe C.W. Armstrong, in his book “Farewell the Peaceful Kingdom” page 75.

[2] http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17912&Itemid=86

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Last Free Man: Is This What is to Come?

Charlie was thinking, where did it all begin? How had freedom become lost?
As a child, his parents had had a chip transplanted in his body to save him from kidnappers, and all the “experts” said this was a good thing, because he could be tracked and traced. Later it had become normal for everybody to be chipped. There were chips in one’s driving license, chips in all the credit cards, chips in the medical cards; people were tracked everywhere. Everybody had a number as well as a chip. But, WHO was in charge. WHO was The World Healthy Organization and it now had more power than governments. The WHO had a mandate to declare a pandemic and everybody had to be vaccinated in an emergency. Now there were emergencies all the time and the people were lining up to be inoculated. There were even fights in some places by people jumping the queue and clamoring to get the needle. Charlie thought so many vaccinations over the years has conditioned us to accept the WHO declarations.

Every time there was a WHO declaration of a pandemic, the big multi-national drug companies salivated at their corporate mouths. And the people, now conditioned to accept whatever they were told, considered the latest needle their saviour. The “news” propaganda machines also worked overtime every time a pandemic was declared and the people lined up to get the needle. After all, the vaccine was FREE they were told by the corporate media. Of course this was a big lie, because the taxpayers everywhere paid for this “free” vaccine.

The vaccines were “safe” the people were told, and everybody wanted to be safe. Safety was now a WHO needle. Some rebellious people had complained they did not trust the WHO about the vaccinations, but they were classed as a danger to society and unpatriotic. Many were shamed into acceptance or reported to the Human Rights Commissions for endangering the rights of others.

Some others had fled into the hills to escape the WHO but were tracked down because they were already chipped and numbered. There was no escape from the WHO. Charlie had thought of escaping, but where could he go? The land was a peaceful prison. To flee the country needed a passport and every passport had to be stamped as having the latest WHO needle and the WHO controlled most of the “free” world. This really needled Charlie and was causing him to think that he was a prisoner of the system.

Stephen J. Gray
October 27, 2009.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Disruptions of Free Speech on Canadian University Campuses

Free speech on Canadian campuses is constantly under attack; that is, if pro-life people dare to attempt to present the evidence of abortion. Anyone daring to show pictures of the killing of the innocent child in the womb, or to even talk about it, is often subject to having their presentation disrupted, destroyed, broken up, or shouted down by the little jackbooted brown shirts who masquerade under the banner of “choice.” These are so-called students who are in favor of “freedom of choice,” but when it comes to showing the victims of choice, that choice is denied.

Universities are supposed to be places of higher learning where free discussion and opinion are supposed to exist. But, they do not exist in most of the universities in Canada. today, if anyone dares to show or speak the truth about abortion. This state of affairs has been going on for years.

In November 1999, pro-life students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) held a Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) display; this was attacked and trashed by three pro-abortion students on campus. One of the leaders of this assault on the GAP display was a “founder of Students for Choice, a group formed in opposition to GAP…” (The Ubyssey magazine, November 26,1999). This incident was captured on video and can be seen here:

These students who trashed the pro-life display were taken to court by the pro-life students who were awarded damages of $5000 against them. To this day none of these pro-abort vandals have paid up and the pro-life students had to pay their own court costs. This is justice in Canada?

Another disruption by the supporters of “choice” was at Saint Mary’s university in Halifax, where a presentation by Jojo Ruba of the Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) was shouted down by student thugs. (See article here: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09030208.html )

A video of these pro-abort thugs can be seen here:

Another invasion by pro-abort thugs happened at McGill University on October 9, 2009. Jojo Ruba again had his presentation destroyed and was told to “f-ck off.”
See video here:

These are just some examples, there are many more, of what is happening on Canadian campuses today. The campuses are in the hands of jackbooted young thugs, who want to suppress any free discussion or free debate of the abortion issue. I believe there needs to be an investigation into just who is supporting these young thugs, and their intolerant behaviour must not be permitted to continue.

Stephen J. Gray
October 26, 2009.

Note: See the slaughtered victims of abortion that many people want to suppress at this link: http://www.AbortionNo.org

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The “Recovery” after the Robbery?

Was it the biggest robbery in the history of the planet? Many of the inhabitants had seen their pension funds and investments lose some, or nearly all their value, some had seen their jobs destroyed, their homes repossessed, all blamed in the name of the “recession.”

How did the robbery, oops, I mean “recession” happen? It happened, when the money changers and the financial “experts” packaged and sold “assets” which were really debt. They sold this debt under nice sounding names to various financial institutions and each other. Then these financial “experts” proceeded to sell this debt to the workers pension funds, local governments and other funds that people had invested in. Other investors were also persuaded to accept these toxic assets, oops, I mean “troubled assets.” After all, these were the finest minds in the financial system selling them, and who would not trust the money changers?

The money changers charged fees for selling this debt and the financial system was swamped with this worthless paper. The toxic paper manipulators, the movers and shakers of the financial system of the planet; many of them have subsidiaries offshore in tax free havens. Therefore, the question must be asked: Did some of them transfer their monetary gains from these “troubled assets” to their offshore banking accounts? After all, would they really put their money in banks that they knew would soon need taxpayer bailouts. Some had even received huge bonuses for presiding over this financial debacle. And the citizens of the world were left holding the empty bags of their looted economies in these times of change.

There was no spare change left in the money system. So, what could be done? Some governments were now being advised by those who had broke the system, no pun intended, and so it was decided that the tax dollars of the people would be used to bail out, oops, I mean “stimulate” the system. After all, stimulate sounds better than bail out. But, I digress.

Bailout packages, I mean “stimulus packages” of taxpayers trillions were given to some of the elite money changers. Cynics were thinking, was this robbery, without violence, of taxpayers dollars? The same people who had caused the “recession” were now being rewarded. But hey, who better to fix the system than those who had robbed it, I mean, broke it?

But, good news had now arrived. The word was out that the “recession” was now over. It would be a “jobless recovery.” And how true that statement was. Unemployment was rising and was reportedly the highest in years in some of the world’s countries. But it was not all gloom and doom. The money changers were back in “business.” Some of the bailed out, oops, I mean stimulated financial institutions were now handing out huge bonuses, after being stimulated by taxpayers dollars. The only losers were the taxpayers, but hey, somebody has to pay to keep the money changers afloat in this sea of financial toilet paper.

Now there was talk of flushing out the system by the peoples’ governments. Of course, this was just talk to appease the masses. After all, what could governments do? The same financial elites who crashed the system were now advising these same governments. The financial foxes were in the political henhouse, and the chickens might be plucked once again, at the appropriate time.

Anyway, at this point in time, the good news is, the greatest robbery, oops I mean greatest “recession” in the history of mankind is now in “recovery” mode. But, be cautious, don’t bank on it.

Stephen J. Gray
October 18, 2009.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Tax Slaves

The Tax Slaves

Slave: “a person entirely under the domination of some influence…” [1]

In the middle ages the ordinary people were called serfs and literally taxed unto death. The rulers of the serfs were kings and queens and the nobility class who ruled over various fiefdoms.

Now fast forward to the present day where we have a political class ruling over us. They may not have the title king or queen or be of the nobility class, though some believe they are political nobles, but they impose taxes upon us and their titles are “right honorable” and “honorable. The only changes from the days of old are that our “rulers” no longer ride horses or live in castles or wear strange attire. Instead, they wear suits and dresses and some have chauffeur driven limousines and they rule from what have become, “Houses of ill Repute.” From these houses they levy crippling taxes upon the modern day tax slaves who gave them power.

This power is achieved not by the brute force of olden days, but by the political force of unbridled power. The political powers promise the tax slaves some of their own money back if they vote for them in an “election.” Then, after being elected, they proceed to punish the people by imposing upon them more taxes.

The ruling class, appetite for taxes is voracious. One tax imposed by them is the “Goods
and Services Tax” (GST) whose more realistic name should be the Gouging for Services
Tax (GST). This tax was imposed by one government and another government promised to get rid of it, if elected. They did get elected, but guess what, they kept the gouging tax. So much for political honesty! But hey, can the people expect any honesty from tax addicted politicians?

Another tax imposed by some of the political barons is the “Provincial Sales Tax” (PST).
A more apt name for this tax would be Punish the Slaves Tax (PST). And now, the political parasites have dreamed up another tax, called the “Harmonized Sales Tax” (HST), where just about everything purchased will be subject to this tax. The
real name of this tax is Hammer the Slaves Tax (HST) and the peoples’ resources are being sucked dry by these political parasites who literally feed off the peoples’ taxes.

Taxes have become the weapon by which the people are being hammered into submission. We live in an age of political bondage where the people are prisoners of an out of control tax system. This system is lorded over by political charlatans who have become tax tyrants, just like the rulers of olden days, and thus, the people are prisoners of a structure imposed by politicians that has turned them into tax slaves.

Stephen J. Gray
September 15, 2009.


[1] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/slave

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Politicians Don’t Lie: Do they?

There are those who say politicians lie; surely this is not true? After all, they do boast the title of “right honorable” and “honorable.” And surely anyone who bears the title, “right honorable” and “honorable” would not lie? Here in B.C. there is a public outcry over the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which will be brought in by the Campbell government in July 2010.The Province newspaper of July 28, 2009 said, “The [Campbell] Liberals provided written statements during the spring campaign to restaurant owners and home builders that they had ‘no plans’ to implement the controversial HST.”

Yet, Scampbell, oops, pardon me, I mean Campbell and his government after being re- elected, plan to bring in the HST. Some cynical people are calling this about face lying, but hey, “honorable” politicians do not lie, do they? In fact Campbell’s finance minister said this about the HST, "It was not on our radar before the election," (The Province, July 30, 2009.)

So there you have it, it just appeared on their “radar” after the election. Which raises the question, do they have faulty radar? Was there a malfunction of their equipment? Or is this just an excuse for stiffing the people with another tax? Still, politicians are “honorable” people, are they not, and they would not cheat or lie to the people, would they?

The politicians will be reaping a tax bonanza from this Hammer the Suckers Tax (HST). Just about every dollar people spend will be hammered with this tax. Some might call it political robbery by deceitful politicians, but hey, politicians are called “right honorable“ and “honorable,” therefore political banditry and deceiving the taxpayers are surely wrong words to use? After all, these are “honorable” members of the political class, and what really happened was a malfunction of their “radar.”

And talking about faulty “radar,” Premier Scampbell, oops, I mean Campbell, and his finance minister, appear to have miscalculated the deficit. The Vancouver Province of September 2, 2009 said, “Finance Minister Colin Hansen admitted Tuesday the 2009/10 Budget deficit will be $2.8 billion — five times greater than the $495-million projection in February that Premier Gordon Campbell claimed was a ‘maximum’ deficit during the May election campaign.”

Hey, an election campaign is all about good news. Hammer the Suckers Tax (HST) was not on the “radar” during the election and the deficit was only going to be a projected “$495-million.” Now it will be “$2.8billion.” Not to worry, Hammer the Suckers Tax (HST) will be a goldmine for Scampbell’s oops, I mean Campbell’s government. And during the next election, four years down the road, they will be boasting once again about how they managed your tax dollars. I wonder then if the people will realize at this time how much of their hard earned money was confiscated by these “right honorable” and “honorable” politicians and re-elect them one more time. After all, politicians don’t lie…do they?

Stephen. J. Gray
September 9, 2009.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Did Campbell’s Liberal Government Deceive the People?

“Leadership requires for people to be up front.” [1]
Gordon Campbell, Premier of B.C. during televised debate.

Was Gordon Campbell “upfront” before the election about bringing in the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)? I believe the answer is NO. So what kind of “leadership” are we getting from this guy?

Journalist, Kent Spencer, in the Province newspaper of July 28, 2009 said,
“The Liberals provided written statements during the spring campaign to restaurant owners and home builders that they had ‘no plans’ to implement the controversial HST.” [2]

Journalist, Michael Smyth writing in the Province of August 9, 2009 in his article headlined, “How a GST rebel turned into the HST thief” wrote this,
“Remember back when Gordon Campbell was a tax-fighter? The guy who said your money was better off in your own pocket than in the slush funds of government?
Now he's the guy who loves the GST so much that he's merging our provincial sales tax with it and slamming it on dozens of PST-exempt goods and services….
Oh, how the worm has turned! Now he is the tax-grabbing politician turning a deaf ear to the people.”[3]

I believe he is doing more than “turning a deaf ear to the people,” he is going to confiscate more of our hard earned money and savings. But hey, we are told it’s “revenue neutral.” Yeah sure, there is nothing “neutral’ about another tax grab by tax hungry, less than truthful politicians. Why did he not have the courage to bring this HST before the people during the election campaign? Was he afraid he would be defeated? Did he care more about deceiving the people to get their vote, rather than being honest with them on the election trail?

Journalist Tom Fletcher writing in the Abbotsford News of August 12, 2009 had this to say, “Much has been written about Premier Gordon Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen’s bald-faced effort to convince voters that they had a sudden conversion to a harmonized sales tax after the election. This is just as believable as Hansen’s last fart in the elevator….” [4]

I believe this harmonized tax smells of polluted politics, and the people getting suffocated are the taxpayers of BC. We need a mechanism to rid us of untrustworthy politicians who say one thing then do another. Politicians should have to sign a conditions of employment, and if they violate it, they should be instantly dismissed. Waiting four years for another election should not be an option. If you deceived your employer at work you would be fired on the spot; therefore, the people should be able to fire politicians when they deceive them. They are supposed to serve the people, but instead make the people into tax paying serfs. HST may be the name politicians call it to make it sound nice, but the people are not in agreement with it. The real name of this regressive tax is Hit the Suckers Tax (HST) and people are fed up being played for suckers by deceitful politicians.

Stephen J. Gray
August 16, 2009.


[1] http://www.straight.com/article-218179/ndps-carole-james-delivers-spellbinding-performance-leaders-debate

[2] http://www.theprovince.com/news/Liberals+they+didn+break+promise+just+changed+their+minds/1834571/story.html

[3] ] http://www.theprovince.com/travel/rebel+turned+into+thief/1875052/story.html

[4] http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/opinion/53072607.html

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Red Tories, oops, I mean “Conservatives” Win Media Approval

“The Conservatives have made themselves electable by making themselves indistinguishable from the Liberals.” (Columnist Richard Gwyn, The Toronto Star, 22 March 2005.)

Gee, isn’t it grand to know the Red Tories, oops, I mean the “Conservatives” are now “electable?” So what does it take to get “electable” and media approval? First of all you must state clearly that on the issue of abortion you will not pass a law. Then the abortion supporting media will give you praise for getting rid of an “extremist” principle and being on the proper road to becoming government and being a “mainstream” alternative to the Liberals.

Don’t you love this liberal media? They criticize pro-life people for being “one issue” people yet as soon as Harper and the Red Tories, oops, I mean “Conservatives,” say they will not legislate on abortion they go into ecstasy mode and declare the “Conservative” convention a success. A Quebec paper had this to say about the Tory convention: “They also appeared moderate enough to govern, on most of the contentious issues on the floor, none more so than abortion. Harper supported a resolution that a Conservative government would not introduce abortion legislation, and when it passed, another resolution to ban late term abortions became moot.” (The Gazette, Montreal, March 21, 2005.)

Still it’s not only the liberal media that is back on side, even old Progressive Conservatives are filled with Red Tory joy. A Tory Senator had this to say: “Senator Pierre Claude Nolin boasted that members from Quebec had helped draw the party to the centre of the political spectrum, to a point where it is not far from his former party, the Progressive Conservatives.” He went on to say: "The things we adopted suit me, and I consider myself pretty progressive," he said.” ( National Post, March 21, 2005. )

Wow, it really is a relief to know that the Senator is on side. Can they now expect a “Conservative” landslide in Quebec in the next election after this endorsement? This is starting to sound like a Red Tory love in! Perhaps we’ll get approval from Joe Clark next? Where are you Joe now that they need you? They need your political expertise and confirmation that things are now “pretty progressive.” This would really seal the full meal deal. Anyway it’s good to know Quebec is on side. It was a good idea to hold the convention there, it lets them know that this is not an “intolerant” or “bigoted’ party. A Quebec delegate had this to say: "We've finally put the whole social conservatism thing to rest, and we have a strong, moderate policy platform to build on, this has been a good convention for us all around," said Dany Renauld, a long-time Tory organizer and one of 500 Quebec delegates.” ( The Toronto Star, 21 March 2005 )

Quebec was also at the forefront on the abortion issue: “ Quebec-based Tories were mostly buoyant at the convention's end. The reason? Delegates from the province mustered their troops to lobby hard - and successfully - in ensuring the party opposed legislating on abortion.” (The Toronto Star, March 21, 2005.)

With Quebec on side the next election should be a walkover. Who needs those silly western policies like recall and referendum anyway? Bury them, and they did: A Quebec newspaper article said this: “Two basic tenets of the old Reform movement, recall and referendums, were given an unceremonious burial.” The article went on to say: “The Quebec delegates, mostly remnants of the former PCs, got what they demanded from Harper's office to organize a provincial wing. They also got what they wanted in one resolution recognizing the fiscal imbalance between Ottawa and the provinces, and another supporting official bilingualism.” ( The Gazette, Montreal, March 21, 2005.)

Well, isn’t that nice and good to know that official bilingualism will still be maintained even though its costing the taxpayers billions over the years it has been in operation. Still, it is money well spent, isn’t it? And that’s what counts, eh? Now the Red Tories, oops, I mean “Conservatives” cannot be accused of being fiscal conservatives when they endorse expensive official bilingualism. Heck, the way they are trashing all the “neanderthal” populist policies they used to have; “same-sex marriage” is the only one keeping them from being “mainstream.” The Toronto Star had this to say: “As for his opposition to same-sex marriages, it's fair to guess that Harper has only adopted this stance as a sop to his considerable number of ex-Reform/Alliance social conservatives. In exchange, he's been able to abandon the party's opposition to abortion and to junk all its Reform-type populist notions, such as voter recall and citizen-initiated referendums.” (Toronto Star, 22 March, 2005.)

In summing up these are great days to be a Red Tory, oops, I mean “Conservative.” Everything went almost smoothly at the convention except for a bit of a blow up over “equality of ridings”, but this was solved after the Deputy Leader of the party stuck to his Red Tory “principles.” And a resolution went down to defeat that would have given clout to ridings with more members. This resolution was: “The one the PC wing of the party needed to win, and the one Harper passed the word it must win, was the defeat of a resolution tying riding representation to the number of members, rather than all ridings being equally represented.” ( The Gazette, Montreal, March 21, 2005.)

A cynic might say this was how the West got done, and delivered to the Red Tories.

Anyway the “ Conservative family” is back together again. Brian even sent best wishes and Senator Pat was on stage at the end of the convention. Most of the media are on side and it is all systems go. The Red Tories, oops, I mean “Conservatives” are, according to a media pundit, “indistinguishable from the Liberals.” So the “Conservatives” are in “good” liberal shape, to have won media approval.

Stephen J. Gray

March 29, 2005.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Undermining of Faith and Morals From Within The Catholic Church

August 5, 2009.
Please note the article below was written in November 2003 by me. I feel it is pertinent to re-issue it as Lifesite News has done an excellent job recently regarding the controversy regarding Development and Peace. Stephen J. Gray

The Undermining of Faith and Morals From Within The Catholic Church

"One of the most ominous symptoms of decay in the Church today is the increasing acceptance of modern amoralism"
Dietrich von Hildebrand, writing in his book: "Trojan Horse In The City Of God."

For years people in the Catholic church have been writing letters and protesting abortion and homosexuality only to see their efforts undermined by other Catholics within the church. Some Catholics have even been persecuted and criticized by trade unions and special interest groups for standing up for their Catholic faith. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops(CCCB) worked with some of these groups and unions. More on this later in the article.

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) sometimes called Development and Peace solicits funds from the Catholic faithful and some of this money has been handed over to other organizations. One wonders how those unsuspecting Catholics feel about some of their "Share Lent" money being shared with radical groups.

Catholic Insight magazine, June 2001 issue, page 26, stated the following regarding CCODP: "On the heels of the revelation of its $135,000 donation to the World March of Women-2000 event last year, comes the news of a Catholic Development and Peace donation of $140,000 to the Peoples Summit of the Americas held in Quebec City...." One wonders if there are other groups out there who have received money from Development and Peace. Perhaps it’s time this organization has had to detail where all its money has gone over the last number of years.

Regarding The World March of Women: Catholic Insight, June 2000 issue had this to say: "...the Canadian organizers were the usual proponents of abortion, lesbianism and other feminist demands..." The National Post of May 15, 2000, stated: " The Canadian Womens March Committee...includes abortion activist groups such as the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League." The Interim newspaper May 2000 issue had the headline on page 2: "March coordinator says pro-life groups not welcome."

The Catholic Womens League (CWL) which is supposed to uphold the teachings of the church made a submission to a government committee on so-called "same sex marriage" that undermines Catholic teaching. Life site news of April 16, 2003, stated that: "CWL National President Marie Cameron, who in her own presentation before the committee demanded the legal recognition of homosexual civil unions." Still the leadership of the CWL is no stranger to controversy. B.C. Report magazine of Aug. 26, 1996 had an article headlined, "No friend of Catholicism." The subject of the article was Hedy Fry who was "the federal minister responsible for the status of women" at the time and had been invited by the "CWL’s national executive" to address their convention.

The article went on to say: "Dr. Fry,... is a noted champion of pro-abortion and homosexual-rights policies, both of which explicitly contradict basic church doctrine."
Ms. Fry is also a supporter of same sex marriage and was on the committee hearing submissions on this insane proposal. One wonders if there is a virus out there eating brain cells. Why else would supposedly intelligent politicians be discussing such nonsense?!

In the annual report of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW), (1989-1990), its new president Glenda Sims had this to say: "the federal government, among others, has acknowledged that sexual orientation should be read into the general open-ended language of section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms..." and of course a judge did "read in" this a few years later. One is reminded of that old saying: Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

Didn’t the politicians blame the judges for "reading in" sexual orientation? Yet Ms. Sims tells us "the federal government... acknowledged" it should be read in. Obviously there was discussion around this and it eventually came to fruition in the courts. This report goes on to say: "abortion is a health issue." One wonders when people began thinking pregnancy was a disease? A CWL member is listed as belonging and being a council member in this CACSW annual report.

Less anyone thinks this undermining of Catholic teaching is a recent phenomenon it is worth checking out the book " Behind The Mitre" by Tony Clarke. Mr. Clarke was "social policy adviser for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops [CCCB] for 21 years." He was eventually dismissed.

We are told in his book page 101, how a "Social Solidarity project" was formed and "endorsed in principle... by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Confederation of Canadian Unions,... the National Action Committee on the Status of Women,..." and others. Which raises the question, why would the CCCB be endorsing or working with pro-abortion organizations like the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) or the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)?

The B.C. Catholic of Dec. 15, 1996 had the headline, "CCCB secretary defends NAC donation." The article says, "The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops gladly donated $2000..." to NAC for a "March against Poverty." Interestingly enough this march was also "co-sponsored by the Canadian Labour Congress." Trade unions have been financial supporters of NAC and many other groups over the years with their memberships compulsory union dues. In fact, the National Post of June 7, 1999, stated: "NAC expects to receive $741,692 in revenue next year, of which $642,892 is in the form of government and labour union grants as well as from direct mail campaigns..."

I headed an organization called Save the Union Movement and published a newsletter for 11 years, exposing the misuse of trade union time and money. The connections between the CCCB, trade unions and special interest groups a few years ago was quite common according to Mr. Clarke in his book "Behind The Mitre." In fact, the CCCB put out a pamphlet called "Supporting Labour Unions." On Feb. 22, 1994, I wrote the CCCB (at the time their Chairman was Bishop Faber MacDonald). I explained how trade unions were funding abortion clinics, homosexuality and other special interest groups and asked the CCCB to put out a pastoral letter informing Catholic union members about the misuse of their union dues. The CCCB would not do it, even though some Catholic union members had been persecuted for standing up for their faith and for speaking out against union support of abortion and homosexuality. Some had even spent their own money fighting the unions on these issues.

I had also written the CCCB as far back as 1992 when Archbishop Gervais was President, and was told: "The issue you raise is, of course, of great importance to Canadian society, and it will be given attention." The letter was signed by Msgr. James Weisgerber, General Secretary. I am still waiting for this "attention" from the CCCB.

I had also written Bishop Remi De Roo, and in a letter dated Jan.7, 1992, from his executive assistant these words were written: "Bishop Remi De Roo has asked me to acknowledge receipt of your Dec. 30th letter." 1992 was the year Bishop De Roo was addressing his union and special interest friends in Action Canada Network (see his quote later on in this article). Perhaps asking him to speak out was to near the mark as he was involved with these groups I was exposing.

I had also written Archbishop Ambrozic of Toronto, who wrote me on Sept. 16, 1992, and said: "I received the information you had sent me and apologize for my failure to acknowledge it. One reason for this failure is my inability to see clearly what can be done about it all and whether your prescription is the correct way to go about it."

I had also had a meeting in 1992 with Archbishop Exner of Vancouver and informed him about the trade unions involvement in abortion and homosexuality; I also had correspondence with him over a period of time. In one of my letters I informed Archbishop Exner that the B.C Federation of Labour had said that, "Public funds should not be used to finance private education or private institutions." Archbishop Exner in a letter to me of Nov. 14, 1992 said he "raised the concerns of the Save the Union Movement at the most recent Ecumenical Bishops meeting on October 19, 1992." The Archbishop wrote me on October 30,1993, and referred me to a Mr. Farrell who was Executive Director of Catholic Charities Central Office. I did meet with Mr. Farrell on Dec. 1, 1993. On Feb. 21, 1994, I had a phone call from Mr. Farrell saying that Archbishop Exner had written Archbishop Faber MacDonald of the CCCB with the concerns I had raised. All that was ever asked of all these Bishops was a pastoral letter informing Catholic union members of the misuse of their union dues or to speak out. Yet none of these Bishops would do it. Yet as I mentioned earlier, the CCCB has no problem putting out a pamphlet in support of unions but would not speak out when these same unions were involved in immoral activities. One wonders why? If the Bishops had had the courage to speak out and taken action and mobilized the Catholic faithful in 1992, would we have had the problems that we have today.... problems such as unions like the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) interfering in Catholic education with the Marc Hall case, and unions objecting to a Catholicity clause at a Catholic school in B.C.

We can also see the undermining of Catholic beliefs in the affiliation of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). (The affiliation was reported in the communist newspaper The Peoples Voice April 1996 issue.) In fact the present Boss of the CLC, Ken Georgetti, sent out a letter soliciting funds for abortion clinics when he was president of the B.C. Federation of Labour (BCFL). He stated in this letter that "in a short time, funds have been raised to pay the down payment on the $237,000 medical clinic." He goes on to say: "the Executive Council urges all affiliates to send donations, consider loans or monthly pledges." The B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics stated in a brochure that " the B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress, along with other labour organizations have long supported womens right to choice on abortion, free standing abortion clinics and medicare coverage for abortion." The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) has also received money from trade unions. It is stated in the book, Social Movements, Social Change, The Politics and Practice of Organizing that "at various labour conventions in 1982 and 1983, OCAC activists were involved in garnering support for choice." This book also states that "many unions have contributed financial and material support to OCAC." Abortionist Henry Morgentaler, that great supporter of "freedom of choice" has also had his share of compulsory union dues. The book, The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics in Canada, page 301, states that "... the Ontario Federation of Labour has donated thousands of dollars to the Morgentaler defence..." OECTA is also a member of the Ontario Federation of Labour. This makes catholic union members brothers and sisters in solidarity with abortionists, and of course their affiliation fees will help pay for the special interest groups funded by the CLC.

The radical feminists also boast about the power they have in trade unions. The book, Union Sisters states: "We have pushed unions to be more responsive to the needs and concerns of women; to fight on issues they have traditionally shied away from - issues like...support of lesbian and gay rights and abortion..."

B.C. Report magazine of April 10, 2000, page18, gives an example of these radical feminists in action. A group called "Collectif Autnome Feministe" were protesting in front of Cathedral of Mary Queen of the World in Montreal. They were protesting, "about the church’s anti-abortion , anti-sex-education, anti-homosexuality tendencies." The article goes on to say a number of people "entered the church. They spray painted Religion a trap for fools on the facade and No Gods, no masters on the altar itself. Condoms and underwear were strewn everywhere....Soiled tampons were stuck to paintings. The missal and two altar cloths were taken; hundreds of hymn books were shredded." The article also states, "The police will not say whether the vandalism within the church was connected to the protest by the Collectif..."

There is an old hymn called "Onward Christian soldiers marching off to war": make no mistake, war is being waged in Canada today on Catholics and other Christians. Our schools, our beliefs, our churches are under attack and many of our Catholic and Christian leaders have fled the battlefield. This war is financed by our own tax dollars, our own compulsory union dues, some of our own church donations and some of our leaders are co-operating with the enemy. The weapons being used are the courts, so called human rights commissions, trade union bureaucracies controlled by special interests, and political parties with no principles.

One party, the NDP, has been the recipient of millions of dollars over the years in compulsory union dues; this is the socialists captive financial support base in this war. This is also the party that helped start the war on traditional family life. It led the charge for abortion and homosexuality and has been joined by most of the other political parties.

According to Statistics Canada, 1991 census, over 80% of the people in Canada claim Christian affiliation. If this is true, the time has come to get out of our pews and into our marching shoes. Nobody attacks our Jewish brethren with impunity. Why should we surrender to this virulent minority who are attacking all that we hold dear? Though it would appear some are not prepared to fight.

In fact, in a letter dated April 7, 1994 to Archbishop Exner of Vancouver, Bishop MacDonald stated, "Organizations like the Save the Union Movement May Well play into the Hands of Forces in Society that Favour Laissez-Faire Capitalism." He also says in this letter, "It needs to be stressed that every union measure supporting abortion or other activities offensive to Catholics was the result of a democratic vote of the membership." (the underlining was in the quote.) He goes on to say that Save the Union Movement "would in fact end up assisting the enemies of free trade unionism." Union dues are compulsory, as is membership, so "free trade unionism" is a misnomer. Also how can you have compulsory democracy? Bishop MacDonald also stated in his letter, "When this whole issue came up in 1985, the Social Affairs Commission of the Ontario Bishops debated it. At that time, the labour union advisers to the Commission advised against a frontal attack on the offensive resolutions..." The Bishops are supposed to be teachers of faith and morals yet they defer to "labour union advisers." All that was ever asked of the CCCB was to write a pastoral letter about unions supporting abortion and homosexuality. The question needs to be asked of the CCCB: just who is playing into "the hands of forces in society" by not speaking out when members of the Catholic faith are attacked for living up to their faith? Was it because the CCCB had already been a part of these union and special interest group projects? Were they already compromised and perhaps were now afraid to criticize trade unions and some of these special interest groups? Which makes one wonder, does solidarity come before morality?

Perhaps some in these coalitions would also point out the role of the CCCB in their "Social Solidarity project." For as Mr. Clarke writes on page 102, of "Behind The Mitre," "the Social Solidarity project provided a unique opportunity to forge links between progressive social movements in Quebec and the rest of Canada." The quote below by Bishop Remi De Roo shows that he was in favour of "developing alliances."

" it is only by developing alliances between peoples organizations and building a broad based social movement in this country that we have any chance of effectively replacing the corporate agenda with our own dynamic peoples agenda."
Bishop Remi De Roo quoted in Accent magazine March 1992. PEI, Union of Public Sector Employees.
Note: The bishop was speaking at an event sponsored by Action Canada Network (ACN) and the Canadian Labour Congress. ACN was a coalition of unions and special interest groups headed up by Tony Clarke. Mr. Clarke was chair of the ACN while he was still working for the CCCB. Many of these groups were pro-abortion and supporters of the lesbian and homosexual lifestyle.

Mr. Clarke states in the preface of his book: "As co-director of the social affairs department of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops from the late seventies to the early nineties, I was responsible for working with a team of bishops and staff in developing a plan of action for taking moral leadership [emphasis added] on national economic and social policy issues." Oh really? One would have thought only the Bishops would be in charge of "moral leadership." Instead Catholics had 21 years of Mr. Clarke helping with "moral leadership."
Mr. Clarke goes on to write in his book on page 102: "the Social Solidarity project helped to lay the groundwork for the building of a broad-based social movement..." The World March of Women consisted of some of these so-called "broad based social movements" including NAC and the CLC; this twosome pops up all the time. The March was also supported by the CWL. This was done by the CWL "without consulting its members."(Catholic Insight, page 7, June 2000 issue.) And of course the CWL never consulted its members when it made its submission to the committee on so called, "same sex marriage" but "demanded the legal recognition of homosexual civil unions" as stated earlier in this article.

Mr. Clarke has this to say on page 194 of his book regarding a "prophetic alliance," "the active participation of Development and Peace would be essential, not only because it has a relatively strong network of Catholic activists and significant resources for campaign activities, but for the key role it could play in forging active links with partners in Central and Latin America." Development and Peace obviously has "significant resources" when as mentioned earlier they contributed $135,000 and $140,000 to the World March of Women and The Peoples Summit of the Americas respectively. In fact Development and Peace had a Total Revenue of $23,870,755 for 2001-2002; this information comes from their own publication.

Mr. Clarke is now director of an organization called the Polaris Institute and his organization is a participating member of the Solidarity Network (www.solidaritynetwork.ca) as is Development and Peace. Other notable member organizations are: Canadian Religious Conference, National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) - it seems you can’t have one without the other- a whole bunch of unions and other special interest groups, some of whom also receive government grants. It reads like a "whose-who" of the social and political left. Many of the groups listed are the same ones that were members of the ACN of which Mr. Clarke was chair.

The website states, "Our National Solidarity Assemblies and workshops bring together equality-seeking groups including public and private sector unions and Aboriginal/First Nations, anti-poverty, anti-racist, cultural, environmental, faith, farming, health, immigrant and refugee, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, peace, seniors and pensioners, students, women, and youth organizations." I wonder how many people out there know they are being counted as members. The website also states: "organizations are asked to commit monthly or annual financial contributions to the Solidarity Network..." Which raises the question: how much money, if any, has Development and Peace given to this Solidarity Network? Does the CCCB know, and does it condone Development and Peace associating and working with pro-abortion and pro-homosexual organizations?

"For thirty years pro-life activists have battled one government after another while a politically - correct Bishops Conference remained silent. As for individual bishops, with very few exceptions they haven’t so much as dared question, let alone oppose, pro-abortion or pro-sodomite Catholic politicians and deny them Catholic institutional support."
-Father Alphonse de Valk, writing in Catholic Insight magazine November 2000.

To the above quote by Father de Valk I would add trade unions and their special interest group allies. The Bishops haven’t dared question or oppose them either. In fact the CCCB gave them "institutional support." Could this be a case of "Solidarity Forever?" An editorial in Catholic New Times of October 5, 2003. had this to say about the CCCB statement on marriage: "The bishops' statement does not repeat Vatican language like 'homosexual practices are sins gravely contrary to chastity,'" the editorial goes on to say about homosexual relationships; 'Might this not be a road to holiness?' We have now reached a critical stage in this country where religious people are under constant attack and their beliefs trashed from within and without. The undermining of society and the anti-social agenda has also been achieved in big part by trade unions using compulsory union dues and special interest groups using our tax dollars; some of these groups also receive union funding. Their networks are extensive and their connections are interwoven.

Catholic politicians and other politicians seem to be afraid to stand up for what is right and put an end to this perversion of the system. Though there are a few exceptions among the politicians.

The question has to be asked: were some of our religious leaders and their organizations duped into consorting with some of these groups, giving some of them money and giving them legitimacy by taking part in their "Social Solidarity project"? Or were they in fact, in Lenin’s words, "useful idiots." Meanwhile, people who stood up for their faith got very little support, if any, from the CCCB and were hung out to dry as the saying goes. I myself spent 11 years and thousands of dollars of my own money fighting and exposing these injustices. Then I realized it was futile to ask the CCCB to take a stand for they were part of the problem. Answers are needed and perhaps even an inquiry on this undermining of faith and morals in the Catholic Church in Canada.

Stephen J. Gray
Nov. 15, 2003.

Some Info on the Author: Stephen Gray is a writer and researcher on various topics. He published a newsletter for 11 years exposing the misuse of trade union time and money.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Making an Ass of the Law

Who would have believed that in a supposedly law abiding nation, that people would be allowed to parade and march naked, some even simulating sexual intercourse and making lewd gestures. And the reason for their doing so would be that they would be displaying their “pride.” These displays of “pride” have also been known to be led by police chiefs and other police marching in lockstep with the participants. One wonders, whatever happened to law and order and obeying the Criminal Code? Are some people above the law? Still, never mind, one newspaper described these parades as “…in general, laudable for their family friendliness.” But hey, that’s the state of the propagandized “news” in the country today. Some politicians have also been known to take part in these parades of “pride” though so far they have kept their clothes on. But, when our ruling political emperors’ already have no clothes, what’s the big deal! The politicians even take pride in giving taxpayer’s dollars to these parades. Some of them will do and say anything for votes and participating in these types of parades where nudity and grossness is present shows what kind of principles they have in this tolerant land.

This is a land where orgies are okay as long as no “harm” is done, said an Obscene Court, oops, I mean Supreme Court, Judge. And of course another “respected” judge told us a pervert’s work had “artistic merit.” And still other judges declared, “same-sex marriage” was a right under The Charter. And another judge declared The Charter was a “living tree;” now its diseased branches have spread across the land into all walks of life.

Life in this land of The Charter is disposable and there is no law on abortion. The innocent child in the womb can be slaughtered right up to the moment of birth if it is unwanted. This is called “freedom of choice” by the politicians and others who support this type of killing. Now euthanasia has raised its ugly head and the push is on to kill those considered in need of termination, though the killing will be disguised as “death with dignity.” No doubt it will become acceptable, for this is a land that has lost its moral compass. Just about everything that once was decent and true has been replaced by depravity, debauchery and lies.

Speaking the truth can get a person accused of a “hate crime” and free speech has been suppressed by human rights commissars appointed by the political class. Most of the political class, I believe, are a danger to a free people. Why else would they allow these human rights commissars to use their jackboots on the people of the land?

The land is supposedly going to have another election soon, but over 40% of the people don’t bother to vote anymore; perhaps they realize it’s a farce, and those that do vote still believe they live in a “democracy.” In this “democracy” the people are ruled by The Charter, a document the ordinary people did not get to vote on. It was imposed by the political elites and now anything can be found in this document by a judge hallucinating and “reading in” whatever is needed for those who wish to impose their agenda on the country.

In this country criminals are “morally worthy” to vote, so said another “respected” judge. Judges are appointed and park their posteriors on the bench until they are 75 years of age, and the damage some of them can do is irreparable. So can this land be repaired? We are sinking ever deeper into the depths of depravity and perversion, camouflaged as “rights.” One can only ask the question where will it all end? In total tyranny or rebellion?

Stephen J. Gray
July 13, 2009.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Planned Killing

The professional killer had made his decision: He would kill another innocent victim. He had watched and studied his victim on camera where he'd seen the young victim moving around in her abode. She was sucking her finger as she peacefully relaxed in her safe haven. The victim was unaware of being watched, or of her impending doom. She was now sleeping peacefully, innocently unaware of what was to come.

The killer put on his gloves and arranged his instruments of death. He had committed this deadly deed many times before and felt confident of having another successful killing. He had killed younger victims than this one using other methods. The killer made his move. His victim tried to move away from the executioner’s deadly weapon, but to no avail. This licensed professional killer was stronger, and the victim had no place to escape to. The assassin struck and the little victim thrashed in agony and pain. Her young heart beat faster in her death throes; then it stopped. The killer started cutting her small body, disemboweling, dismembering and decapitating her. Finally the atrocity was completed. The little hands and feet, the head, and the torso were bloodstained evidence of this slaughter of an innocent by a professional killer.

The human butcher removed his bloodstained gloves and threw them into the garbage bucket that also contained the human remains of the slaughtered victim. There would be many more victims of this licensed killer. He would be paid for his deadly work and endorsed by some in the media who would call him a hero. The politicians and courts would consider his behaviour legal and it would even be paid for by the citizens' taxes. For in this sick and perverted land the killer and his killings were called “freedom of choice.”

Stephen J. Gray
July 6, 2009.

Note: See the innocent victims slaughtered by abortion at: http://www.AbortionNo.org

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Revenge of the Aborted?

“Canadian families do not make babies like they used to. A dramatic decline in fertility in recent decades, combined with an aging population, has the potential to transform every aspect of Canadian society, from schools and housing to social attitudes toward family.” [1]

In the National Post there were four articles over four days examining the dearth of a younger generation in Canada. Nowhere in these articles was the issue of abortion raised as a factor in this issue of a “childless culture.” Instead we saw the words “low fertility” used to describe the lack of a younger generation. Abortion in Canada surely has had a role in the cause of “low fertility” and less children going to school.

“With Canadian families producing fewer babies than ever, school officials in every province have to figure out what to do with thousands of empty classrooms built for Baby Boomers and their children but left vacant by the generation that is following in much smaller numbers.” [2]

The issue of schools closing in some places was raised because of declining enrollment. Yet, the teachers unions are on record as favoring abortion. We are also told there is a scarcity of skilled workers, and the Canadian Labor Congress (CLC), which claims to speak for all its members, is on record as supporting “choice” on abortion. One could argue that trade unions which depend on a constant supply of new members are in fact cutting their own throats by supporting the killing of the child in the womb under the banner of “choice.” Are they in fact supporting the killing off of future members?

There are over 100,000 abortions a year in Canada. If one goes back to the year 1992 where there were 102,085 [3] abortions and this number has been increasing yearly ever since, one could say on average from 1992 until 2005 we have killed off at least 1.3 million innocent lives that would have gone to school, perhaps been future union members and future taxpayers in society.

Now governments at the provincial and federal levels are raising the alarm about having an imbalance of elderly people and more retirees, which will put more strain on our healthcare system. “In less than a decade, seniors will outnumber children in Canada; in just 15 years, deaths may outnumber births.” [4]

So what will the solution be if “deaths outnumber births”? How will society deal with the “problem” of too many seniors many of whom could be retired and in poor health? We have seen the issue of euthanasia being raised recently in parliament, but of course that is only for people who want to die. And of course euthanasia could never be “acceptable.” Could it? Well, at one time abortion was considered a heinous crime, and those who practiced it were considered pariahs. Now the abortionists are hailed as “practitioners” of “choice.” And the killing of the child in the womb is sacrificed on the altar of political expediency as a “right.” So will it be “expedient” to exercise “choice” on our burgeoning elderly population and call it “death with dignity”? After all, when the killing of the child in the womb is now “normal” who is to say that killing people out of the womb and in the “golden years” of their lives could not also become “normal.”

There is an old and wise saying, “We reap what we sow.” Over the last number of years we have sown death in Canada through abortion. Society’s acceptance of abortion has given credence to the idea that parents can kill their unborn children if they are deemed to be unwanted. Now, some born children may start killing their parents if they believe them to be unwanted. Could this be called the revenge of the aborted?

Stephen J. Gray
February 25, 2006.

Note: To see the truth about abortion go to http://www.AbortionNO.org


1 http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=13e220f0-b53a-4a38-bca9-66481d9b8f89

2 http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=aefa5ecf-227e-4f38-8f06-6f77cd4eb99f

3 http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/971105/d971105.htm#ART2

4 http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=13e220f0-b53a-4a38-bca9-66481d9b8f89

Friday, June 26, 2009

Are Harper and his “conservative” government hypocrites?

“Individual freedom is something Conservatives value…
What exactly are those conservative values?
I think we all instinctively recognize them when we see them, although it is sometimes difficult to define them. I like to summarize my idea of conservatism in three "Fs" --freedom, family and faith.” Stephen Harper [1]

Mr. Harper says he believes in “freedom,” yet his government sided with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and was an intervenor with others against free speech:

“The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008).

The words “reasonable restriction on freedom of speech” have become a weapon to punish decent, law-abiding Canadians for daring to have an opinion in a so-called “free society.”

Free speech is either free or it is not free. We already have laws on the books if people libel or defame others. I believe cowardly politicians have abdicated their responsibilities to unelected, appointed “Human Rights Commissions.”

Mr. Harper is on record as saying this:
“Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society,” says Stephen Harper, president of the National Citizens' Coalition. “It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.” [2]

Mr. Harper also says this: “Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms…” Yet, his government is an intervenor against free speech, and sides with the CHRC and powerful special interest groups, rather than defending freedom for the people of Canada. Meanwhile decent people across Canada are being dragged before these Stalinist commissions and have to pay their own costs while their accusers get a free ride. If this is “freedom” in Harper’s Canada then I believe it is a farce.

Mr. Harper says he believes in “family.” Yeah sure! His government recently gave $400,000 dollars to the Toronto Gay Pride parade where men and women have been known to march naked and make obscene gestures. The Gay and Lesbian newspaper Xtra of Toronto June 16, 2009 said this:
“In what is surely an effort to make Toronto's Pride festival as fabulous as possible Canada's federal government has announced a plan to dish over $400,000 to Pride Toronto.” [3]

Life site News of June 24, 2009 had this headline:
“Formerly Pro-Family Finance Minister Jim Flaherty Expresses Support for Homosexual Agenda.” The article stated,
“Maclean’s magazine reported on June 18 that Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, once supported by pro-family advocates, has expressed support for the homosexual agenda in a congratulatory letter to Conservative strategist Jaime Watt. Watt was awarded Egale’s inaugural Leadership award for homosexual rights at Egale’s gala last week….” [4]

But hey, Mr. Harper and his government believes in “family!” And yet, he and his government did not have the courage to defend the traditional family on the nonsense called, “same-sex marriage.” Oh sure, he and most of his government voted against it in a lukewarm motion in Parliament. The truth is so-called “same-sex marriage” was never in the Charter and is an invention of nonsensical words. Mr. Harper and his government could have used the not-withstanding clause. But, Mr. Harper is on record as saying the following regarding this nonsense called same-sex marriage, “I will never use the notwithstanding clause on that issue”[5] (Lifesite News December 16, 2005.)

And on the greatest moral issue of our time, the killing of the innocent child in the womb, Mr. Harper is on record as saying this:
“The Conservative government won't be initiating or supporting abortion legislation, and I'll use whatever influence I have in Parliament to be sure that such a matter doesn't come to a vote…” [6] Lifesite News, January 17, 2006

And we thought we lived in a democracy!

Still, Mr. Harper has “faith.” Unfortunately, based on the evidence, thinking people must surely have little faith in Mr. Harper or his government. Somebody once said, “By their actions you will know them.” Therefore, I ask the question, are Harper and his “conservative” government hypocrites?

Stephen J. Gray
June 26,2009.



[2] B.C. Report, magazine article by Terry O’Neill) http://www.axionet.com/bcreport/web/990111f.html

[3] http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Federal_government_announces_400000_for_Pride_Toronto-6944.aspx

[4] http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jun/09062412.html

[5] http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/dec/051216.html

[6 http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/jan/06011707.html