Monday, December 20, 2010

A Bankster Gives Thanks: A Satire

This being the season of goodwill towards men and women it is appropriate that we banksters give thanks. Therefore,

I give thanks that we are still free after ripping off the financial system.

I give thanks for governments who bailed us out.

I give thanks for the taxpayers everywhere who will pay for our bailouts.

I give thanks for offshore tax havens where we can keep our ill-gotten gains in safety.

I give thanks that we are still in positions of power to advise governments on monetary policy.

I give thanks for the greatest country in the world and to a justice system that has failed to convict us for fraud.

I give thanks that over 40 million taxpayers who helped bail us out are able to get food stamps in the greatest country in the world.

I give thanks that countries which were “living beyond their means” are now practicing austerity.
I give thanks that some “investors” and “bond holders” are being bailed out with tax-payers’ dollars.

I give thanks that our useless “toxic assets” have been dumped on the taxpayers.

I give thanks for the “free enterprise” system.

I give thanks that the peoples of various countries are accepting austerity and loss of sovereignty.

I give thanks that it is so easy to herd the masses into acceptance of control by us monied, unelected international banksters.

I give thanks for those who believe “We are doing God’s work.”

I give thanks for politicians of all political stripes who do what we tell them.

I give thanks for those who say, “there is no free lunch” (except for us of course).

I give thanks for those banksters who say, “Let the marketplace decide,” but when the market goes bust they accept taxpayer bailouts.

And finally, I give thanks for all the think tanks, economists, experts and propaganda merchants who continue to propagate in our favor by calling the greatest robbery in the history of the free world a “recession.” Their supportive peddling of propaganda helps keep the masses in submission. Still, enough of the negativity, good things are always happening for us banksters, so Ho, Ho, Ho and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all in our grasping, controlling, manipulative hands.

Stephen J. Gray
December 20, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hypocrisy and Discrimination at Carleton University

“Tolerance and respect are based on knowledge. Fear and distrust stem from ignorance.”
Roseann O’Reilly Runte president of Carleton University [1]

The words above from the president of Carleton University are surely very nice. But the arrest of pro-life Carleton Students at the behest of the university for daring to exercise their right to free speech and free expression surely makes a mockery of the words “tolerance” and “respect.” I believe the words hypocrisy and discrimination are more apt and should apply to what has happened at Carleton University.

The university had these young pro-life students arrested for daring to show pictures of the slaughter of babies by abortion. The video of this arrest can be seen here:

One can only wonder, what is happening in Canada and on a university campus when peaceful, law-abiding students are arrested for having the courage to show the truth about the heinous (legally acceptable) depravity that kills the child in the womb? The perpetrators and supporters of this atrocity, though, like to call the act "choice." Consider the quote below by a representative of the Carleton University Student Association (CUSA):

“CUSA is a pro-choice organization,” said Sam Heaton, CUSA vice-president (student services) in an interview Oct. 18. “We do not fund through our clubs any pro-life or anti-choice material,” Heaton said.[2]

Can you believe the hypocrisy of this CUSA rep? This student organization is funded by the compulsory monies of ALL the students at the university, yet it has the gall to say, “CUSA is a pro-choice organization.” How can this be allowed in a supposedly free society, that students can be compelled and dictated to, and forced to pay money to a student organization that violates the principle of freedom of choice in a democracy? Not only do they support the "choice" to kill the pre-born, but they deny the "choice" of students to pay or not pay student fees--to an organization that takes a position on matters that differs from the very students who pay fees! But hey, based on the evidence, I believe there is no democracy at Carleton University, only hypocrisy and discrimination.

Still, the president of the university tells us in her Globe and Mail article, “Education promotes civic engagement and is essential for democratic governance.” Pardon me while I laugh at her words, because it appears on the evidence that “democratic governance” is a sham at Carleton University. If the university was “democratic” it would not have had its pro-life students arrested. If the university was “democratic” it would take action against CUSA for discriminating against the pro-life students. If the university was democratic, it would not collect the compulsory student monies and hand them over to CUSA.

But CUSA and the university appear to be on the same rotten page. Therefore, one can only conclude regarding what has happened to the pro-life students that hypocrisy and discrimination are rampant at Carleton University.

Stephen J. Gray
November 28, 2010.




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Are We Seeing Hypocrisy at the National Post?

The National Post of October 8, 2010 had the headline: “Do graphic anti-abortion posters cross a moral line?”
The article was raising questions about the use of graphic images by pro-life students at Carleton University. The article went on to state, “The incident raises serious questions about the use of horror and disturbing images as tools for protest and social change. Does one person’s right to free speech trump another person’s right to not be confronted by distasteful and disturbing images? Is it right, even moral, to use bodily remains to make a political point?” Oh really, this is the same National Post which states:

“Editor's note on graphic images from Haiti”

“Posted: January 15, 2010, 12:05 PM by Shane Dingman. Some readers may be offended by our use on the front page of Friday's print edition a picture showing the body of a victim of the Haitian earthquake, or by another picture inside showing piles of corpses in the streets of Port-au-Prince.
“We recognize that these pictures are disturbing. But we think that they are also a necessary — indeed, a central — part of telling this story completely. They communicate in a powerful manner the true horror of what has taken place in that country….” [1] (emphasis added)

The students at Carleton University were trying to show the “true horror” that is taking place in our country and others by showing the atrocities and slaughter committed by abortionists on the innocent victims who are exterminated by “choice.” Yet the National Post had the hypocrisy to talk about “crossing a moral line.” Surely, it is immoral to hide the evidence in any atrocity and any attempt to impose censorship on those who show the truth is surely hypocrisy.

I believe the hypocrisy of trying to make a case for censorship was alive and well in the National Post article of October 8, 2010. The writer of the article managed to find some “experts” who appeared to be in favor of censoring the graphic pictures of the slaughter of the voiceless innocents by abortion. I believe a more honest and truthful headline would have been, “Why does the media fail to show the slaughtered victims of abortion?” The article goes on to quote a “respected ethicist” who is against the showing of pictures of the atrocities. One would have thought that any “respected ethicist” would wish that the evidence be shown of the slaughter of the innocents.

The article then quotes, “John Haas, the president of the U.S. National Catholic Bioethics Center, a pro-life activist” who is quoted as saying, “…use of graphic images raises serious moral issues.” Somebody should tell Mr. Haas that the Catholic Church is full of graphic images of the crucified and bloodstained Jesus, nails driven through his hands and feet, blood pouring from his side and wearing a crown of thorns. Would Mr. Haas censor the atrocities committed on Jesus?

The article then quotes Tony Kerr, advertising program chair at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, who says this about the Carleton students using graphic images, “The students have chosen a low road…awareness is great, but does all this awareness save anyone? If I was their creative director I would tell them, ‘Awareness is not a business plan.’ ”

We are not talking “business plans” here, we are talking about the obscene business of killing by abortion. Still, one must say the writer of this article in the National Post managed to find “experts” who support the continued censoring of the slaughter of the innocents by abortion. The only other “expert” missing was Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s foremost abortionist and Order of Canada recipient, who I believe, would have concurred with the “ethicist”, the “pro-life activist”, and the “advertising program chair.”

Stephen J. Gray
October 14, 2010.

Note: See the innocents slaughtered by abortion at:


Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Dictators of Austerity

“…IMF-imposed austerity runs the real risk of plunging Ireland deeper into depression and deflation.” Financial Times, September 27, 2010.

Austerity measures are being imposed by governments of a number of countries on their populations at the behest of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF is an unelected, appointed cabal of bankers that is financed by the tax dollars of the people of various countries. The people of these countries supposedly elect democratic governments to run their systems. Therefore, the question has to be asked: Why are their governments taking orders from unelected bankers? Who are these bankers who seem to have power over the peoples elected representatives? Why are these representatives of the people punishing their own people on instructions from the dictators of austerity?

Austerity is being imposed on the people of Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Iceland and other countries on instructions from the IMF, which raises the question: why bother electing governments if the International Moneychangers are going to dictate policy? And just what is the policy of the IMF? Are they planning some kind of global governance?

“The Group of Twenty ("G-20") nations, the new Financial Stability Board ("FSB"), and the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") are progressing on two fronts: the monitoring and revision of national and regional economic plans to facilitate global economic governance…” [1]

Oh really, the G20 is allowing the IMF “to facilitate global economic governance.” One wonders, how does the taxpayers of all the different countries feel about being “governed” by unelected bankers? And were the people of the countries in the G20 ever asked whether they wanted this scheme for “global governance?” In fact, dare one ask the question: Is this a form of political treason being enacted by some politicians selling out their national sovereignty?
The Managing Director of the IMF is quoted as saying this:

‘I believe the world is ready for a shift to this more “systemic” vision of IMF surveillance.’ [2]

So there you have it an unelected banker believes we are all ready to accept “IMF surveillance.” Many people in the world are starting to believe it is perhaps the bankers who need to be under surveillance. After all, the present financial crisis was caused in part by bankers and financiers peddling useless financial paper and some are even calling it a financial fraud of massive proportions. Then the bankers got bailed out with tax-payers dollars. So if the IMF is into “surveillance” perhaps it should start with taking a hard look at the brotherhood of bankers and central bankers who are running the financial system.

Finally, if it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable. Did you ever see a bigger financial farce than this? Taxpayers of various countries who finance the IMF and whose taxes pay the bankers wages are being punished by these same unelected dictators of austerity! We are already seeing riots in a number of countries, perhaps the time has come to declare the bankers bankrupt and impose austerity on them. Or as one writer put it bluntly in an article headlined, “IMF Article Predicts New World Order”: “The IMF…[has a] history of reducing middle classes around the world to ruin…” [3]

When one sees the ruin and devastation imposed on the populations of a number of countries one can only agree that these dictators of austerity need to be fired before they do any more damage.

Stephen J. Gray
October 10, 2010.





Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Hidden Slaughtered Victims

Note: I wrote the article below in 2005. It is still pertinent today. SJG.

“Things that cannot stand sunlight are not healthful” Harry Emerson Fosdick

An atrocity today that cannot stand the light and is not ‘healthful’ to the victims who are killed by it; is abortion. Anyone daring to show the bloody abused and slaughtered bodies of unborn babies killed by abortion or “choice” - as its proponents call it - are attacked and vilified for showing the truth. (they are even attacked by some so-called ethicists and supposed pro-lifers) We live in a society that pretends “choice” is wonderful and that there are no victims. There are two victims in this atrocity; the mother who is told that what is inside her is “tissue” and is “disposable” and the child who is the victim of “disposable choice.” Disguised as “choice” this “procedure” eliminates over 100,000 human lives a year in Canada. There is a wealth of information available on the humanity of the unborn baby, who can be seen on ultra sound, and is operated on to correct any health problems when the child is “wanted.” When not “wanted” the lie is continually perpetrated that the child is only “potential life.” And that “choice” is good.

The big lie of “choice” is spread by most of the media, and hailed by most politicians as a “right” to be protected, especially at election time. “Choice” is an election slogan, as witness our democratically challenged prime minister trumpeting it in the last election. Yet, “choice” kills. This “choice” propaganda is worthy of Josef Goebbels himself. He surely would have approved of these peddlers of propaganda. Tell the big lie often enough and it attains credibility. Yet, for a lie to remain as a “truth” the lie has to continue to be disseminated. This is why the media will not show the carved up and headless bodies of babies killed by abortion. They have already committed themselves as supporters of “choice” and so one lie begets another. There are no victims in abortion according to the powers that be. Therefore there is no evidence to be shown. Or to paraphrase an old saying lives deemed unworthy of living are called “choice.”

Yet some choices are bad. When somebody chose to kill bald eagles recently, the media gave this story big coverage and even showed the carved up carcases of the eagles. Questions were asked as to who was committing these atrocities and it was stated the police were investigating. The message was: Killing eagles is unacceptable and rightly so. But, in our local slaughterhouses, called abortion clinics, killing babies is acceptable. These places are described as promoting “healthcare choices.” When the language is perverted then anything is possible and permissible. After all “choice” is not horrific is it?

Most people are horrified when they see pictures on TV of baby seals being clubbed to death and the ice flows running red with their blood. Warnings are issued on TV before showing the pictures and we are told the images are gruesome. Imagine if these same TV cameras took us inside the local abortuary where babies are slaughtered, suctioned out, poisoned by a saline solution or in some cases born alive and left to die. The people would then be able to see these grisly medical butchers at work performing “choice” for the nation. Then the truth and the light would be shed on this abominable choice, and the babies killed and mutilated by abortion would no longer be the hidden slaughtered victims.

Note: To see the truth about abortion go to:
Stephen J. Gray
July 29, 2005.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Hate Crime That Goes Unpunished

In our society today there are victims who get no justice, no protection from the law, are deemed unwanted, and are therefore candidates for killing. This killing is state sanctioned and carried out by trained assassins who get paid for their grisly work. One of these workers in the fields of bloody human butchery even received his country’s highest award for his “accomplishments.” Some in the media even called him a “hero,” and some decent people who spoke out against this perversion of the political order were vilified for daring to speak out.

Speaking out or daring to show pictures of these innocent butchered hate crime victims can get one arrested or disciplined by the powers that be in this hypocrisy of a “free country.” Still, this country does have a “Charter of Rights” that allows criminals protection who land on its shores, orgies are okay as long as “no harm” is done, the perverts work has “artistic merit” and judges can “read in” words not written in the constitution. Debasement, depravity and distortion have become legitimate; therefore, it should be no surprise that ethics and morality in the land have become twisted judicially and politically.

Politicians bend to the cries of the harridans of “choice” who consider it a “right” to kill the child in the womb. Many of these politicians stand for nothing and will say and do anything to get elected. Most of them boast they are in favor of “freedom of choice” to kill the unwanted child in the womb. One even reportedly said that he would never allow a vote to stop the killing of these innocents who are unwanted. Another politician even described the slaughter of these innocent victims as “safe medical services.” One wonders what is “safe” about cutting to pieces, poisoning by a saline solution, having a sharp knife pierce the brain of the living victim and suctioning out his/her brain? Some of these hate crime victims have even been known to survive the attacks by the medical butchers and have been born alive but are left to die.

This is a country with a dead conscience. Except of course if it is dead slaughtered seals, eagles, whales, owls, dogs, cats, horses, ducks, grizzly bears etc. then all hell breaks loose if it is seen that that these non-humans have been subject to cruel and atrocious practices. (and rightly so.) Numerous written media and TV programmes will display and publicize the attacks and killing of these non-humans. But, the hate crimes against the humans who are unwanted and slaughtered are covered up by the so-called “investigative media.” No pictures are shown, the victims are hidden and this abominable criminal slaughter is called a “choice,” and one might say it is aided and abetted by these phony media who are supposed to be “searchers for truth.”

Truth has become a prisoner and is gagged and bound by those who should be protecting it. There is an evil loose in the land and this evil allows the continued extermination of these voiceless innocents who are unwanted. This hate crime agenda goes unpunished and the guilty roam free in this perverted land.

Note: See the innocent victims massacred by hate crimes at

Stephen J. Gray
September 26,2010.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Bankster’s Wisdom

A Bankster’s Wisdom
Satire By Stephen J. Gray

As an honorable member of the financial profession I am fed up hearing snide remarks about financial fraud. Sure, we sold what some are calling “toxic assets” to pension plans, state governments, mutual finds, and everybody and anybody who would buy them. And certainly we were selling ourselves out of these investments while promoting them as a good buy. Some are even calling this misrepresentation, or fraud! Still, some people are hard to please. But, this is how the system works: this was free enterprise at its finest. Instead of criticism we should be getting plaudits for creating and inventing a market for the buying and selling of debt-ridden financial paper.

There are reportedly trillions of this financial paper out there waiting to be snapped up. Who will take it is the problem, but a solution will be found. We are very creative in this business of finance, and that old saying holds true: “there are suckers born every minute.” And we await the suckers, oops, I mean the investors.

Meanwhile, governments invested in our financial problems, and they came through with flying colors, bailing us out with trillions of tax-payers’ cash when we were financially strapped. Some cynics were even calling it corporate socialism. Envy is a terrible thing and all because we were bailed out. The wording is more appropriate now; they don’t call it bailouts anymore. It’s called stimulus funds and I must admit stimulus does have a more respectable ring to it. Some people are calling it rewarding fraudsters, and you know hearing that kind of defamatory comment makes my blood boil. We tried to help people in their investment portfolios and this is the thanks we get.

Okay, the financial system is now in the dumpster and millions have lost their jobs. There are a reportedly 40 million plus on food-stamps in the greatest country on earth, and that is surely good that the system helps the less fortunate. We have a recession right now and everybody needs to practice austerity, except us of course. Money is our messiah, and one of our own did say we were doing, “God’s work.” One does not get higher praise than that. Oh, I know there are those who will say, “tax-payers bailed out you fraudsters with trillions,” and some of these same taxpayers are now unemployed and getting food stamps, but hey we can’t all be winners. There have to be some losers otherwise how would the market survive?

Surviving in the market will be the topic of my next investment seminar and hopefully many people will attend and hear about the buying opportunities now available. But, I digress. Now back to my take on the financial system (It’s offshore).

The system right now is broke, except of course for those who use offshore tax havens. There has to be safe havens somewhere from governments. Government printing presses are running hot trying to keep up with demand for more financial paper, also known as money. I say money is not a problem when there are tax-payers’ monies available to keep the financial system stable. A stable financial system can become unstable if it is used and abused by financial charlatans. Therefore it is people like us that are needed to run the system? After all, who would advise governments on monetary policy? Who would loan people their own money?

I believe we are indispensable to the common good. Still, it hurts immensely when I hear some people calling for jail time and saying we committed financial fraud. But, we will not stoop to the level of our accusers. We are pillars of society who keep the free market functioning and just went through a rough time. Tax-payers’ dollars pulled us through and now we are back to business as usual. In closing, I say thank you to all the taxpayers out there. If you need a loan, please come and see us; after all, it is your money that kept us in business.

Stephen J. Gray
August 23, 2010.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Report to Stakeholders in the Organized Crime Business

It has been another eventful year in our business, and even though there is a so-called recession we have escaped unscathed. In fact, we were able to do some good deeds and help out some financial institutions. We were hoping that these good works of ours would remain anonymous, but it was reported in a newspaper that, our drug money saved some banks during the financial crisis. Still, one good deed begets another and some banks have been laundering our drug money for us. This was reported in some media, but hey, nobody went to jail and we should be thankful for that.

There are some worrying things happening though. We used to have the numbers rackets all to ourselves, now governments are into gambling in a big way with lotteries of all kinds. And some of these governments are into online computer gambling as well, and there have been reports that some government casinos were being used to launder money. What’s an honest crook to do when the government muscles in on their territory? Perhaps, we will have to try running for public office and get ourselves the reins of power. Talking about power, have you noticed none of the really big boys in the financial industry have gone to jail over the fraudulent “toxic assets” scam? Times sure have changed at one time hard time was done when massive fraud was perpetrated. Now the respectable villains get bailed out by tax-payers monies and some of them have been known to advise governments.

Many of these governments have adapted much of our ways of doing business. For instance, in the extortion rackets we keep raising the amounts of money that the stiffs have to pay us. Now governments extort huge amounts of money from the people, only they call them taxes, and they dream up new ways to extort more money from the taxpayers, and it’s all done legally. No doubt about it, honesty is the best policy, as the saying goes, but still the taxpayers complain.

Here is another complaint about what is happening to our business. At one time we ran the porn industry, now it has gone main-stream and some of the big corporations and entertainment industry are heavily invested in it. In fact, according to one report annual revenues are in the billions for these pillars of society. Another media report stated that some of the finest financial firms in the world had speculated in food causing massive starvation in poor countries. Notice the contradiction we are vilified in our business, while the admirable speculators who cause starvation are hailed as brilliant and respected financiers! As, I said earlier, what do honest crooks do when their operations are taken over by respectable institutions? Still, I guess that’s free enterprise! But, it makes one wonder; whatever happened to decency, morality and ethics in business? It’s getting harder and harder to understand what is criminal and what is not! Sometimes, I think we are being discriminated against. We got jail time for pushing porn and selling fraudulent securities, now it appears to be acceptable.

I guess we have to accept this is the society we live in today. What was a crime yesterday does not appear to be a crime today. Change is here and we must change with the times. Convergence has arrived and it seems some criminality has become the norm. Therefore, we must put the old days behind us and work within the system that is using our ideas and business practices.

Satire by Stephen J. Gray
July 22, 2010.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Are We Being Ruled By A Travelling Politburo?

Are We Being Ruled By A Travelling Politburo?

Politburo: “the executive committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and of certain other nations”

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We see many leaders of nations travelling to different countries each year to hold meetings. Example: The G20 and the G8, the most recent example was in Toronto, Canada, where many of them congregated to discuss World Policy. In fact a number of media outlets, were calling this gathering a, “World Summit.” Which begs the question: When did the peoples’ of many of these different countries who still have a supposed “parliamentary system” hand over their national sovereignty to a travelling politburo? Are we being conditioned to accept some form of “World Government?” Or is it already here? After all, we have a “World Bank,” a “World Health Organization,” a “World Court,” an “International Monetary Fund,” which imposes austerity programmes on elected governments, so perhaps the world dictatorship has already arrived. But, we did not notice it happening. But, I digress. Now back to questions about the travelling politburo.

Are decisions being made and policies being designed to be implemented without discussion in national parliaments of the free world? Communist China is a dictatorship, yet it was a participant in these discussions by the travelling politburo. In fact its leader was an honored guest at a dinner put on by the Canadian government and attended by some powerful business interests. [1]

And the un-elected President of Europe, Herman Van Rompuy, was also a participant at these meetings. The Brussels Journal had this to say about the European Union (E.U)

“Vladimir Bukovksy, the 63-year old former Soviet dissident, fears that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. In a speech he delivered in Brussels last week Mr Bukovsky called the EU a “monster” that must be destroyed, the sooner the better, before it develops into a fullfledged totalitarian state.” [2]

One might ask the question: Are these heads of state giving up some of their national sovereignty? After all, whose interests are being served when these “leaders” of various countries are making decisions outside their parliaments without holding debates in their own countries about policies being enacted at these G8 and G20 meetings? And why are the parliamentary oppositions in all these countries not asking these questions? And one might ask: Why are the investigative media not asking pertinent questions about these meetings? Who is behind them? Who arranged them? Who started them? Are there other forces, unelected, behind the scenes the real powers that be? I believe, we need answers to these questions.

Other questions that could be asked are; why is there no clamp down on offshore tax havens? Another question: are these tax havens the places where many of the financial elites keep their money? We have seen huge amounts of the peoples’ tax dollars being used to bail out, oops, I mean stimulate financial institutions that in fact caused the present financial crisis. And some of these financial institutions have subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. But, instead, these so called leaders are talking about “deficits,” and “paying down the debt,” living within our means,” and all the other slogans they use to put the boots to the taxpayers. Meanwhile, the un-elected banksters are advising them on “monetary policy.”

“In recent months, G20 countries have submitted their economic plans to the IMF - which would then assess what the net impact would be on the global economy.” [3]

And “global economic governance” is now being facilitated.

“The Group of Twenty ("G-20") nations, the new Financial Stability Board ("FSB"), and the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") are progressing on two fronts: the monitoring and revision of national and regional economic plans to facilitate global economic governance…” [4]

And so the un-elected “advisers” for “global governance” have their travelling political politburo puppets making the decisions that are contrary to freedom and democracy.

Stephen J Gray
June 29, 2010.






Further reading and links to articles below:
Bilderberg 2010: What we have learned

A huge agenda of global issues was crammed into four days of 'secret' meetings by a mysterious group of power brokers. But who elected them and why are we paying for them?


Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Political School

I must say I am encouraged to see that we have a full class for the opening of the political school. For some time I have felt there was a need for this type of school. After all, we have schools for other occupations, such as plumbing, journalism, law, cooking, etc., so why not a political school? Looking at all you students eagerly awaiting training in this political school tells me just how much you all want to be involved in the political management of the country. It is good to see such interest.

I see from your resumes that you all come from various political backgrounds. Some want to be Socialist politicians, others Liberal and still others Conservative, with a small sprinkling of Communists, Greens and others. This is good, for we are a non-partisan school and with the blurring of political ideology, floor crossing, and double-crossing these days, political labels mean nothing. The job is the thing, and of course the remuneration that comes with it. With a starting salary of around $150,000 dollars a year plus expenses, pensions, and perks, this is a dream job (but a nightmare for the people who elected you). That is, of course, provided any of you reach the pinnacle of your political aspirations, which I am sure you will.

Where else can you get a starting salary of around $150,000 a year with no experience needed, no training, and no knowledge of how the political system works? Of course this is where the political school comes in: we will give you the tools to make a success of your political career should you manage to persuade the people to elect you in the party of your choice.

Now let us get down to the first lesson. When running for political office the first thing you must do is make nice sounding promises. Tell the people that you have a vision for the country, that you have a plan. What will your vision and plan be? This is entirely up to you. Visions and plans come in all shapes and sizes. Remember that old saying: “Throw the dogs a bone.” Well this saying holds true for people. Mind you, I am not saying people are dogs (much laughter from the class) but people do like to be fed things especially monetary promises from the taxes they have already paid. So promising them a financial inducement is always good bait in an election. Should you succeed and get into office and be government you can always renege on your promise. This is how politics works. First you ask for a cross next to your name at the ballot box then you double cross the stiffs, oops, I mean the people, once you are elected.

(More laughter ensues and the trainee politicians bang their desks just like the elected politicians do in parliament.) The teacher continues: Wow, I see most of you have learned the desk-banging trick; well done. Now as I was saying before the interruption by your quickly-learned “parliamentary procedure,” a good example of this reneging on a promise is the hated Gobbling Suckers Tax (GST). Now it is accepted and brings in billions of dollars to government coffers, and now there is another tax in the offing called the Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST) But, I digress.

Another important lesson you will learn at our school is Political speak or Poli-speak as I like to call it. I will give you an example, seeing it is your first day, but we will go into Poli-speak at length in your next lesson. Here is an example of words you will have to learn in a crisis situation: “We must move forward in this complex situation, with a measured response, but it is a challenge and challenges are good. We can become better persons because of them and fulfill our hopes and dreams in the process. Read my lips no more taxes.” So what does that all mean? It means nothing, nothing at all. They are just words to use or should I say political B.S. in a crisis situation and something for the media to report and for the masses to read in the newspapers. But the words sound good and that is what I call Poli-speak.

Notice all the words I’ve used are positive, and this is the way you will learn to speak even when, as politicians, you are, as the old saying goes, “caught with your pants down” and in poop up to your eyeballs. But, if you know the right words, all can be made clean. (More laughter ensues, and all the class seem to be enjoying the course.) And so ended the first day of the political school.

Stephen J. Gray
June 26, 2010.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Political Potentates

The political potentates from various countries were coming to visit the land. Much preparation had been done in their honor. The host potentate of the honored land was reportedly spending over a billion dollars of the serfs tax money to make them all feel at home. Fences and cameras were installed at the meeting place and it was reported that snipers were positioned on the roofs of nearby buildings. The serfs who were paying for all this security were not allowed near the place of honor, because it was said that there were those amongst the serfs who were not impressed with these would-be “princes” of politics. Still, it was a sign of how much these “rulers” were loved that they had to be isolated for their safety.

Safely ensconced in their rich and opulent surroundings, the new political “royalty” would discuss their solutions to all the problems of the world. Some of them were communist, others capitalists, some could be called dictators and others despots, some were free marketers and others were freeloaders; this was a motley group of state heads—or head cases, depending on one’s point of view. They would issue upbeat press releases to the controlled and over-taxed masses and tell them they were working on solutions and that they were all moving forward in unison to help the people everywhere. “Yeah sure,” thought some cynical people.

A number of the people thought that their political “masters” were a gathering of gossips wasting time with other peoples’ money; but hey, who cared what the serfs thought. This was the “princes of politics weekend” and they were all going to have a ball at the peoples’ expense.

No expense was to be spared for the comfort and enjoyment of the political potentates. A fake lake was even built courtesy of the serfs tax dollars; now the people knew the meaning of that old saying, “money flows like water.” The honored ones would also be watered and fed in a manner fitting their status as political princes. The camp followers of the political potentates would also be part of the extravaganza; some were called “sherpas” and they in turn had assistants called “yaks.” These are the new buzz words of the political elites. After all, “sherpas” sounds better than sycophantic bureaucrats feeding off the serfs tax dollars and “yaks” is a good fit, for there will be plenty of noisy yakking going on as they spend the serfs’ tax dollars.

Big dollars for big personages would be spent to “showcase” the land, and a political flack reportedly said, the gathering of the “great” was worth every penny! Still, some of the serfs were thinking over a billion dollars was a lot of pennies for an orgy of political excess. But, these were considered to be negative people whose only contribution to this gathering of the “greats” would be their tax dollars paying the bills.

Alas, bills are the serfs lot in life, and to be ruled and fooled, and taxed to the max by out-of-control political “princes.” At one time, political leaders used to be described as servants of the people. Now the people are servants, or serfs, of these political potentates.

Stephen J. Gray
June 24, 2010.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Was the Rand Decision a Fix?

I wrote this some years ago. SJG

“It cannot be stressed enough that the coercion which unions have been permitted to exercise contrary to all principles of freedom under the law is primarily the coercion of fellow workers” (F. A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty).

The architect of compulsory union dues in Canada was an appointed judge: Mr. Justice Ivan C. Rand. Judge Rand was appointed arbitrator in the dispute between the Ford Motor Company in Windsor, Ontario, and the United Auto Workers Union now known as the C.A.W. He handed down his decision on January 29,1946, a decision, that made union dues compulsory.

The Liberal politician who helped “bring about his appointment” was Mr. Paul Martin Senior, who wrote in his memoirs, A Very Public Life (Volume 1, pages 395-396),

“Although I knew that Rand’s views on the rights of labour were encompassed within a progressive social outlook, I wondered whether I could convince the cabinet to appoint him…Privately, I knew that the workers were getting fed up and might revolt against the strike leaders if a settlement was not found soon. This I wanted to avoid, for it would set the cause of unionism in Canada back ten years…I encouraged Pat Conroy and George Addes to urge the mass meeting on 14 December to vote for a new ballot. Conroy knew, because I had told him confidentially, that Mr. Justice Rand would be the arbitrator…”

Mr. Paul Martin Senior, a Liberal cabinet member at the time, is also quoted in an article by David Moulton (in the book On Strike, edited by Irving Abella, page 147):

“…Martin, who knew Rand personally, recalls, ‘I talked with him [Rand] about these problems…I knew his views…he was a man who knew the evolution that was taking place in social thinking… he had been thinking about these questions for a long time…and it just happened I was in a position to help bring about his appointment’”

And the union leaders are quoted on page 146 of On Strike as saying:

“…Conroy came up and gave us to understand that the government would pick a strictly impartial person sympathetic enough… they almost told us they would give us some kind of union security…we couldn’t tell the workers that…” [emphasis added]

(Note: Pat Conroy was Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Congress of Labour at this time.)

It would appear by the aforementioned quotes that arrangements had been made and that the politically correct decision would come down, and it did. A person didn’t have to “belong” to the union, but must pay union dues. Involuntary dues payment was now legalized in Canada.

This decision by Justice Rand was eventually enacted into labour legislation across Canada. Now over 30% of the workforce are compelled into financing and supporting--with their compulsory union dues--socialism, same-sex marriage, abortion clinics, and numerous other issues unrelated to the workplace.

Stephen J. Gray
December 1, 2007

Monday, June 7, 2010

Harper says No to Bank Tax, Yes to HST

“…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” (CBC News, October 7, 2009).

The Harmonized Sales Tax, or Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST), will be coming into force July 1st 2010, and our tax dollars, from the Harper Tories, will be paying the Liberal governments of BC and Ontario to impose it upon us. Now we know the meaning of that old saying, “Liberal, Tory, same old story.”

This is the same Mr. Harper who is on record as saying this: “I don’t believe any taxes are good taxes.” [1]

Oh really Mr. Harper? Then why is your government handing over “almost $6 billion” of the peoples’ tax dollars to provincial Liberal governments to bring in the HST?

And the Globe and Mail quoted Mr. Harper as saying this:.

“We believe there is no justification for levies on banks and financial institutions,” [2]

Many of these banks and financial institutions have subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. A CBC news story of May 31, 2010, said this:

“CBC News and the Globe and Mail newspaper reported last fall that the CRA probed Royal Bank of Canada Dominion Securities (RBCDS) for information on 15 Canadians, all with alleged links to Liechtenstein. The CRA said that probe ended up confirming the agency’s suspicions.” [3]

And an article in the Guardian newspaper of 13th December 2009 had these headlines:
“Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor”

“Drugs and crime chief says $352bn in criminal proceeds was effectively laundered by financial institutions” [4]

Mr. Harper does not want a tax on banks or financial institutions. Surely these banks and financial institutions in offshore tax havens should not only be taxed but investigated as well if they are engaged in nefarious activities?

Still, the big activity in Canada will be July 1st Canada Day, and the imposition of the Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST]. This HST will tax just about everything that moves and does not move. It is a politician's dream and the people's nightmare. It’s too bad Mr. Harper is not as good as fighting for the people of Canada as he is for the big banks. He says No to a Bank tax but says Yes to the HST.

Stephen J. Gray

June 7, 2010






Sunday, May 16, 2010

Canada’s ‘indentured servants’

Please note the article below was written a number of years ago, and the misuse of trade union time and money continues...SJG.

“…the CLC does not allow members of one union to leave and join another. A union member is like an indentured servant.”
Buzz Hargrove, president CAW, page 201 in his book “Labor of Love”

In Canada today union members are bound to and servants of the union. You cannot work unless you join the union and pay compulsory union dues. At one time union dues were supposed to be intended for collective bargaining. Now they are also used for collective coercion. Union members are forced into funding all kinds of special interest groups and causes with their compulsory union dues. Some of these groups are: National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC), Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Abortionist Morgentaler's defence fund, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) …
Note: There is a list of organizations receiving trade union time and/or money on my website at See article headed: “Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money.”

The union bosses excuse for the misuse of their members dues is that all these non work issues are decided democratically at conventions. Yet unions are funded by compulsion, so how can you have compulsory democracy? Millions of dollars have been given to the NDP over the years by the union bosses. But, now the federal government funds all political parties according to the number of votes the parties received in the last election. This now means there are lots more compulsory union dues money available for all the special interest groups that unions support. Surely this money would be better off in the hands of laid off union members? After all it is THEIR money. Obviously union dues are to high and union members are paying union bosses to much money when these bosses can be involved in so many non-work related issues.

In fact, one might say that if any other organizations in Canada were using their memberships funds in the way that many trade unions are doing, charges would be laid. Union members have never been individually polled as to whether they want to support all these non work issues. A politically correct few impose their views on the whole membership. A good example of this is the huge amounts of compulsory union dues handed over to the NDP without consulting ALL the union membership.
"There is not a single union in Canada that can claim a mandate from its rank-and- file members for continued financial and political support for the NDP.”
Buzz Hargrove, Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union president, quoted in Vancouver Province, June 13, 2002, page A20.

Brother Buzz states unions have no mandate for giving away all the millions of dollars handed over to the NDP. Then why are the political and judicial authorities not laying charges over the misuse of union funds? Are trade unions a protected species and above the law? I believe it would be a real eye opener to union members across Canada if ALL the union books were opened up and the membership could see all the names, causes and organizations receiving union funding. In fact if the politicians had any guts they would hold an inquiry into where all the union memberships funds are going. But don’t hold your breath on that happening for union bosses appear to be even more powerful than our elected representatives. In fact union boss Buzz Hargrove gets some of the credit for the recent Federal Liberal/NDP budget. “Martin actually tried to tell his caucus last night the budget represented their ideas and vision -- when he knows full well it was concocted in a hotel room with the NDP and union leader Buzz Hargrove….” (Editorial, Toronto Sun, May 20, 2005.)

If this statement by the Toronto Sun is correct then not only are union members ‘indentured servants’ but the Prime Minister and the leader of the NDP appear to be captive to the union agenda as well.

Stephen J. Gray
August 5, 2005.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pro-abortion propaganda from Vancouver Sun

I wrote this a few years ago.I believe it is still pertinent today. SJG.

Good journalism is supposed to be about the search for truth. Yet the Vancouver Sun article of March 15, 2007, headlined, “Rural women still face abortion hurdles” was nothing else but a written advertisement for abortion providers. A real journalist and newspaper would have given all the information on this issue. But instead the writer of the article and the editors at the Vancouver Sun chose to print a one-sided version on this “procedure” that destroys innocent human life. What happens to human life during an abortion? The Vancouver Sun does not tell us. And so, for the information of the “investigative journalist” who wrote the article and the editors at the Vancouver Sun, here is what happens during an abortion (Source for the following information on abortion methods is ):

Suction Aspiration
This is the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. General or local anaesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the fetus and placenta into small pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded.

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
This method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook shaped knife (curette) which cuts the baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded [Note: This abortion method should not be confused with a therapeutic D&C done for reasons other than pregnancy.]
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
This method is used up to 18 weeks' gestation. Instead of the loop-shaped knife used in D&C abortions, a pair of forceps is inserted into the womb to grasp part of the fetus. The teeth of the forceps twist and tear the bones of the unborn child. This process is repeated until the fetus is totally dismembered and removed. Usually the spine must be snapped and the skull crushed in order to remove them.

Salt Poisoning (Saline Injection):
Used after 16 weeks (four months) when enough fluid has accumulated. A long needle injects a strong salt solution through the mother's abdomen into the baby's sac. The baby swallows this fluid and is poisoned by it. It also acts as a corrosive, burning off the outer layer of skin. It normally takes somewhat over an hour for the baby to die from this. Within 24 hours, labor will usually set in and the mother will give birth to a dead or dying baby. (There have been many cases of these babies being born alive. They are usually left unattended to die. However, a few have survived and later been adopted.)

Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion:
This form of abortion uses chemicals developed by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. which cause the uterus to contract intensely, pushing out the developing baby. The contractions are more violent than normal, natural contractions, so the unborn baby is frequently killed by them -- some have even been decapitated. Many, however, have also been born alive.

Five steps to a partial birth abortion:
1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's legs with forceps.
2) The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
3) The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head
4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.
5) The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

[End of procedure descriptions as provided by aforementioned link.]

Most people are horrified when they see pictures on television of baby seals being clubbed to death and the ice flows running red with their blood. Warnings are issued on TV before showing the pictures and we are told the images are gruesome. Imagine if these same TV cameras or if The Vancouver Sun took us inside a local abortuary where babies are slaughtered, suctioned out, poisoned by a saline solution or in some cases born alive and left to die. The people would then be able to see these grisly medical butchers at work performing “choice” for the nation. Then the truth and the light would be shed on this atrocity called “choice.” But, don’t expect The Vancouver Sun or its “investigative journalist” to give you the TRUTH on abortion; they prefer the propaganda of “choice.”

To see the truth about abortion go to:

Stephen J. Gray
March 24, 2007.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blatant Discrimination at University Of Calgary

Universities are supposed to be bastions of free speech and free expression. Yet, it appears that this is not so at the University of Calgary. The university had threatened to expel some pro-life students for daring to show the truth about abortion. Yet, the future boss of the University, who takes over July 1, 2010, is quoted as saying she believes in the following:

"Active engagement with students, faculty and the broader community. Openness and inclusiveness, these are the promises I make to you today. And I will seek it from all members of the university family…” (Calgary Herald, March 25, 2010).

It sounds very nice doesn’t it? I wonder if she has noticed that the university she is going to be head of is not practicing “openness and inclusiveness” to its pro-life students? One wonders, are these students not part of the “university family?” In fact, these pro-life students might be expelled for having the courage to show the atrocities committed by abortionists. Still, the University of Calgary is a research facility, and one wonders what their "research” shows on the dismembering and cutting to pieces of the human life attacked and destroyed in an abortion. Have they done any?

Notably, the university also receives big tax-payers dollars in grants, and the interim president is quoted as saying this:

“Today’s announcement is another example of the Government of Canada’s strong support for research and a recognition of the important role universities play in driving the economy through innovation and a highly trained work force,” said Dr. Warren Veale, interim President, University of Calgary. “Programs such as the Canada Research Chairs program are critical to ensuring the University of Calgary continues to be among the country’s leading research-intensive institutions” (

Yeah sure, the university is a “among the country’s leading research-intensive institutions.” Yet, this same university is attempting to suppress the truthful research shown in gory pictures of the slaughter of innocent lives. Surely this is an “important role” in exposing what is happening in our society today. Yet, the university wants to censor this information. Which makes one wonder, what are they afraid of? Could it be that this heinous crime of abortion has been covered up for so long that even the “institutions of higher learning” are part of the cover-up?

It is appalling that we are seeing these courageous young students being terrorized and threatened with their careers being ruined all because U of C cannot stand the atrocity of abortion being exposed for what it is: the murderous killing of unborn children in the womb, who have no voice to speak out for them. Now the university is attempting to silence the voices of the pro-life students. This is blatant discrimination, and I believe there should be charges laid against the university.

Stephen J. Gray
April 22, 2010.

Note: See the speech by Cameron Wilson, one of the pro-life students at U of C at:

See the Slaughtered victims of abortion at:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Political Parasites of Taxland

The political parasites ruled and infested a place called Taxland. This was a land where the people were modern day taxpaying serfs. The serfs over many years had been taxed into submission by the political parasites. The people were now prisoners of a system that was uncontrollable. Political parasites of all shapes, sizes, and genders ruled; and they chewed and munched their way through the serfs tax dollars. There was no escape from the ravenous appetites of the political leeches. These political bloodsuckers took a part of everything the serfs earned, bought, traded or received. Taxes had to be paid on just about everything, and the political parasites aim was to eventually tax everything. Nothing was going to be immune from the parasites and an antidote had not yet been found to control their parasitical infestation into the lives of the people. The people were being literally eaten alive by taxes from these tax addicted creatures of Taxland.

In this land if the serfs bought a new house it would be taxed. If they had to put a new roof on an older house because it was leaking, they were taxed on their misfortune. If they bought clothes or needed clothes for their children they were going to be taxed. If they bought a car they were taxed. If the car had to be repaired they were taxed. If they bought gas for their car they were taxed. If they bought toilet paper they were taxed. If they needed a new toilet it was taxed. There was no escape from these bottom feeding parasites. The taxing list was endless, though there had been a few exemptions. But, now the political parasites had decided to “improve” their system of taxing the serfs. They created a new tax called Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST). This tax would “simplify” the system and tax everything that moved and did not move. This would be a tax feeding bonanza for the political parasites, and the serfs hard earned money would flow like water into the coffers of Taxland. Taxes had become a racket, and gangsters and racketeers everywhere were complaining that the political parasites had usurped their territory and copied their system.

Still, the system was good to the political parasites. They themselves had huge salaries paid for by the serfs. Tax-free allowances, a rich pension plan that the serfs could only dream of. Some of them had limousines to take them from place to place as they went about their taxing business of ruling over the serfs. The serfs were also told by some of the lackeys of the parasites that some of these new taxes would create jobs. And, a big banker reportedly said, “taxes had to be raised.” Which was a rich statement coming from a banker, especially when some of these big banks had subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. Still, this was how the game was played in Taxland, the powerful and the political parasites ganged up on the serfs.

The serfs were being taxed while alive and at death. They were prisoners without chains in a system called a political “democracy.” They voted in these political parasites that fed off them and then they were punished by them. One wondered if the serfs would ever rebel, or were they conditioned into accepting their tax slavery as “normal?” This then is Taxland where political parasites rule.

Stephen J. Gray
April 14, 2010.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Instigators of Human Rights Commissions (HRCs)?

The Instigators of Human Rights Commissions (HRCs)?
By Stephen J. Gray

“What a strange place Canada is in 2008,…where fundamentalist Muslims use hate-speech laws drafted by secular Jews,…”
(Ezra Levant, Globe and Mail, January 21, 2008.)

Who were the instigators of HRCs that are the cause of the attacks on freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Canada? According to Ezra Levant who has been dragged before the HRCs it was “illiberal elements.” And he went on to say this: ‘…I blame the Jews. A generation ago, illiberal elements in the "official" Jewish community pressed Canadian governments to introduce laws limiting free speech.’ (Globe and Mail, January 21, 2008.)

Mr Levant went on to say in the Globe and Mail article that the people taking him to the HRCs were, “…using the very precedents set by the Canadian Jewish Congress.”

Which makes one wonder, why would a powerful organization like “the Canadian Jewish Congress” not realize that the very “laws” that they “pressed Canadian governments to introduce” could also be used against Jewish people. After all, what’s sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander, as the saying goes.

But, not only Jewish people are being dragged before the HRCs. Before they came for the Jews, the HRCs came for Chris Kempling, Scott Brockie, Knights of Columbus, Stephen Boissoin, Bishop Henry and others. Now Catholic Insight magazine, the Christian Heritage Party and MacLean’s magazine are now under the guns of the HRCs. Nobody is safe from these appointed interrogators of totalitarian bent. So what can be done to return freedom of speech and freedom of expression to Canadians?

I believe the HRCs must be abolished. Governments appointed them, therefore, governments can disband them. I would also make the suggestion that perhaps “the Canadian Jewish Congress,” who “pressed Canadian governments to introduce laws limiting free speech” now press Canadian governments to disband the HRCs.

Stephen J. Gray
Feb. 6, 2008.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A former conservative M.P. speaks out on Free Speech

A former conservative M.P. speaks out on Free Speech
By Stephen J. Gray

“…ultimately the judgment of history always sides with free speech, warts and all, with its ability to insult, provoke, challenge and inspire.”[1]

Monte Solberg, former conservative M.P. writing in Toronto Sun, March 29, 2010

Mr. Solberg should tell that to his former boss, Stephen Harper. Mr. Harper’s “conservative” government was an intervenor against free speech.

Consider this: “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).

On freedom of speech, Mr. Solberg, now speaks out. But where was he when he was part of Mr. Harper’s government? Was he one of the muzzled minions? Still, it’s good now that he has left politics that he has the courage to speak out.

Speaking out in the “conservative” government for free speech appears to be subject to some kind of censorship.

A Lifesite news article of February 12, 2008, by John-Henry Westen, had this to say about the Conservative government’s stand on Human Rights Commissions: “Internal Memo Tells Canada’s Conservative MPs to be Noncommittal on Human Rights Commissions: Specifies that Conservative MPs are not to stand up publicly for freedom of speech for Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant.”

The article stated: “An internal memo to Conservative MPs sent last week will be sure to disappoint freedom-loving Canadians. The memo, confirmed by as legitimate, originated from the office of the Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson. The
‘talking points’ memo directs Conservative MPs to remain noncommittal on support for Liberal MP Keith Martin’s motion M-446, which would put an end to the growing and dangerous abuse of human rights commissions….”(see full article here:

Human Rights Commissions are an aberration in a supposedly free and democratic society. It was politicians that brought these unelected, appointed bureaucratic monsters into being. Politicians, if they had the political courage, could disband them. But, political courage is lacking in Canada today. Witness the recent debacle at the University of Ottawa where the Ann Coulter speech had to be cancelled because of anti-free speech mobs. Still, it is not surprising to see this type of jackbooted behaviour--it is happening on university campuses all the time--in Canada. The thugs know the politicians will not defend free speech, and therefore they realize they can invade, attack and impose their brown-shirted tactics at will. After all, if those who are elected to public office will not defend free speech, but instead interfere against it, who will?

Still, kudos to Mr. Solberg for speaking out, maybe other Harper conservatives will now find their voice in defense of free speech.

Stephen J. Gray
March 30,2010.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Goebbels Media

I wrote this in 2004, and it is still pertinent today. SJG

The Goebbels Media
By Stephen J. Gray

“The effective propagandist must be a master of the art of speech, of writing, of journalism, of the poster and of the leaflet. He must have the gift to use the major methods of influencing public opinion such as the press, film and radio to serve his ideas and goals, above all in an age of advancing technology.”

Joseph Goebbles


One could argue that the above quote by Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels is effectively being used by the media today. Just look at the issue of abortion to see how our present day media has turned truth into lies. A display by students of the University of Alberta showed graphic pictures of babies cut to pieces by abortion. The students also showed pictures of other atrocities to let people see how human life had been devalued throughout history.

An article in the Edmonton Journal of March 19, 2004 headlined, “ Offensive images” stated this about the students display:

“The University of Alberta has every right to tell an anti-abortion group it can't post graphic and disturbing pictures in the campus' central square.”

Can you believe the hypocrisy of these so-called defenders of free speech and free expression. They support censorship by saying “graphic and disturbing pictures” should be suppressed. What is their problem? Do they find the truth “disturbing?” What are they trying to tell us? Those pictures of little dismembered and butchered bodies should be disturbing. Of course, the media has perpetuated and covered up the big lie on the atrocity of abortion for so long, that they now believe and defend their own propaganda. We can see the child in the womb on ultrasound. Ethical doctors perform surgery on the child in the womb to correct any complications; yet, our propaganda merchants will not print the facts that abortion kills a baby, or show pictures of the slaughter. The propaganda article goes on to say:

“The question at issue here is not the morality of abortion, but rather, the right of people in a community not to be bombarded by offensive material…. The fact that the anti-abortion posters distort reality makes them all the more unsuitable.”

Here we have our media propagandists going into journalistic outrage, saying people are being “bombarded by offensive material.” Which raises the question. What could be more offensive than babies being killed and the media suppressing the information? One has to ask these “investigative journalists” and writers of “truth:” Is killing and cutting to pieces or poisoning by a saline solution the innocent child in the womb, not a “heinous” and severe crime? Some babies have been born alive after an abortion, but are left to die. Our searchers for truth in the media keep these facts suppressed. The article also states:

“Not only are the images stomach-churning in their explicitness, their distortion of the truth might well be offensive to some. The likening of abortion to some of history's most heinous events is, at best, an extreme overstatement. At worst, the comparison undermines the severity of those crimes.”

Note the propaganda words, “distortion of the truth.” Showing pictures of actual happenings is “offensive.” The killing of the defenseless child in the womb is offensive and heinous. History will surely ask the question: How could a civilized society commit these abominable acts on their young and call the act “choice?” These word warriors of propaganda journalism will go down in history as being complicit. The “truth” dispensers then go on to state that the students, “…are doing the pictoral (sic) equivalent of standing in the quad with a megaphone, screaming epithets at passersby.” Well, well, well, if that isn’t a statement of media propaganda and a distortion of the evidence. Herr Goebbels himself would surely award them a prize for that piece of imaginative disinformation. When you don’t like the truth tell a big lie and slander the students. The only “screaming” in this whole affair of suppression of free speech and free expression comes from the so-called “free press,” as can be witnessed by the journalistic frenzy they have worked themselves into.

What we are seeing and reading in this country is a deliberate attempt to suppress free speech and free expression. These attacks are aided and abetted by most of the media. There are a few that tell it like it is, but only a few. The rest feed the people propaganda from their portals of publishing. We have heard people say, about the various atrocities that have happened over the years, “Why didn’t people speak out? How could this be allowed to happen?” These young students should be praised for speaking out and for having the courage to do so. The fact that they have been virulently attacked shows their message is hitting home. The child in the womb cries out for justice.

The barbarity and the attempts to hide the killing of the child in the womb could be called a conspiracy. Why else would many so-called investigative journalists ignore the scientific and medical facts of the humanity of the unborn child? Why else would any journalists describe these truthful pictures of the killing of these children as “offensive images?” These kinds of words surely give credence to the belief that propaganda pours forth from The Goebbels Media.

Stephen J. Gray

March 28, 2004.

Some info on the Author: Stephen J. 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.

To see the truth about abortion go to:

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Return of the Alien (Part 2)

More from the Alien, written some time ago. SJG.

The Return of the Alien (Part 2)
By Stephen J. Gray

I am beginning to feel quite at home on planet earth. We were wrong to think that “little green men” and women only existed in our outer space community. They are here on earth. Every day another politician or one of the “eminently knowledgeable persons” on earth proclaim that they are totally “green men and women.” The word green is everywhere and on everybody’s tongue.

Usually people here say to you “have a nice day.” But, the other day I encountered a person who said to me, “have a nice green day.” To which I replied: “You are Dr. Suzuki, I presume?” “No,” he replied. “But, he is my green idol. I am a singer.” To which I replied, “You must be that chap who sings that lovely song: The green, green grass of home. “No.” he said. “But, I like grass.” Then he strode away laughing at some kind of joke only he knew about.

I thought to myself, what is the joke and why is he laughing? I am not aware that humans like grass. Then it dawned upon me, I had met a green dope smoker, a marijuana man, who was on his daily high and a user of this green plant.

Meanwhile, all across this “green” and beautiful land, the green politicians are distributing millions of “green dollars” to “save” mother earth. These millions come from the people’s tax monies. It appears there is plenty of money for “going green” but not very much money for the healthcare of people. People are treated as cows to be milked, except when the politicians are in an election campaign. Then they bribe the people with their own money in the hope of getting elected. Then once elected they milk the people again, and most of their political promises turn out to be lies. Still, it is a “good” system and the people get used, and used to it. This is known as political subjugation or being beaten after the ballot.

Some of the people accept their servitude with servile sincerity, and some even praise these political “green men and women” who lord it over them. These people could be called green masochists or grateful greenies. These grateful greenies do not mind being taxed to the max and the green politicians are so happy that they have these green “useful idiots” amongst the population.

In other news, the population in another country called the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) have been told by their political “leaders” that they will be paying a “green miles” tax if they travel by air. This could be known as the “airing of the green.” Though I hear some in the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) are calling it: “More political pollution from political asses.”

Anyway, these political green asses are in control and their emissions are choking the people. The people are being greened into submission by these little political “green men.”

In fact, one green politician in the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) has called for a green “new world order” to “address climate change.” Though some people are saying the only change needed is to get rid of nutty politicians. And another green political leader in the Unnatural Kingdom (UK) was reported to have “compared the fight against climate change to the battle against fascism.”

Meanwhile, in other Unnatural Kingdom (UK) news it is reported that: “Four-year-olds will get gay fairytales at school” and another U.K news report states that, Unnatural Kingdom “…scientists will be allowed to create part-human, part-animal embryos for research…”

This Unnatural Kingdom (UK) is really going to the dogs or should that be man-dogs now that they are about to “create part-human, part-animal” life.

Life here on earth is getting loonier and loonier, madness has become a virtue and sanity a vice. I am inclined to think there must be a green virus here eating the brain cells of the so-called rulers. This concludes my second report. Till next time I am your faithful alien servant.

A.N. Alien.

Stephen J. Gray
March 14, 2007.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Return of the Alien (Part 1)

I wrote this a few years ago. SJG

The Return of the Alien (Part 1)
By Stephen J. Gray

It has been three years since I filed a report on the state of the earth. Therefore, my government in outer space has asked me to return to earth, and update them on some of the latest happenings. After much research by me, here is my report to the outer space community.

The people of the earth are still immersed in wars against each other. The victims of these wars are men, women and children. It is the children who suffer the most in all this warfare and killing. The killing is not only done in wars. The people of the earth are not averse to killing their young while these innocents are still in their mothers wombs. They call this atrocity, abortion or “choice.” Millions of innocents in their mothers wombs are killed yearly under the banner of “choice.”

The consequences of killing millions by “choice,” over many years, has resulted in a shortage of workers, which is now showing up in their economic systems. Though, nobody amongst the elites here on earth will admit that this is the cause. Instead they call this lack of workers the results of “low fertility.” I find this corruption of words quite common here. Nothing means what it is supposed to mean anymore. They camouflage the language to impose unnatural agendas.

For instance, the last time I was here in this place, they were discussing and promoting an issue called “same-sex marriage.” This has now come to fruition. This parody was imposed by three judges, who used to be lawyers. These lawyers who become judges are the real rulers in this country. The politicians did make a law on this after the judges made their decision. They call this rule by appointed lawyers oops I mean judges, the “benefit” of living in a “democracy.”

“Democracy” is enacted in this country every few years. The people are allowed to vote in an election. During this election campaign the politicians of all political stripes promise the people all kinds of good things from the peoples own money, if only they will vote for them. Once elected to office, they punish the people for voting for them, and tax them into submission. As I noted earlier, they call this “democracy.”

This “democracy” in this country is ruled by a document called “the Charter.” The people did not get to vote on whether they wanted this “charter.” It was imposed upon them by the political elites of the day. Yet, very few people here ask the question: “How can this document be legitimate when the people were not allowed to vote individually on its acceptance?” Still, as I noted earlier, they call this “democracy.”

In this “democracy,” drugs are supposed to be illegal. Yet, they give out “free needles” (paid for by taxpayers) to those who want to shoot up dope. The dopes in power even allow, what they call, “safe injection sites,” (paid for by taxpayers) where some of the addicts go to inject this illegal dope into their bodies. One would think a better and more healthy way to help, and clean up these people, would be to take them off the streets and put them into forcible treatment.( They do that with those who have TB). But, that would be against their “human rights.”

“Human rights” are big in this country (except for the children in their mothers wombs, they have none) and a whole bureaucracy revolves around “rights.” They have tribunals called "Human Rights Commissions" and anybody who feels discriminated against lodges a complaint with them. Rights have become an industry for the politically correct. If you are not politically correct you can be in trouble. So people must watch their language.

The language here has certain code words. For example when you don’t like something, or if somebody is critical of you, it is good advice to call or accuse that person of being a scab, racist, homophobic, mean spirited, intolerant, bigoted, sexist and hateful. Or accuse them of lookism, ageism or any other "ism" you can think of. There are many more similar words, but these are the key words used to smear people and ensure that your rights are protected even if you are wrong. People run for cover when these words are used against them.

Anyhow, I must close for the moment. I am living quite close to the office of the Human Rights Police (HRP) and they could be watching me. My next report will be issued when I feel more secure. I have so much information on the happenings in this place that it will take some time to document it all. In the meantime, I have applied for welfare under my phony social insurance number and hope to collect my due at the end of the month. Till next time, I am your faithful alien servant.

A.N. Alien.

Stephen J. Gray
March 3, 2007.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Trade unions “played a critical role” in “same-sex marriage law”

Another reminder about trade unions. I wrote this a number of years ago. SJG.

Trade unions “played a critical role” in “same-sex marriage law”
By Stephen J. Gray

“With the passage of the federal equal marriage legislation, Canada has taken an important step forward.
The labour movement - from local activists to national leadership - stood united with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and played a critical role in persuading the Canadian government to pass the same-sex marriage law….
The Canadian Labour Congress was a founding member of the broad-based coalition, Canadians for Equal Marriage which led this struggle.”

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has been funding and supporting a myriad of special interest groups for years. It is no surprise to me that they were a ‘founding member’ of the coalition “Canadians for Equal Marriage.” Ken Georgetti of the CLC, when he was president of the B.C. Federation of Labour (BCFL), sent out a letter soliciting funds for abortion clinics. Now that he has graduated to the CLC he is still writing letters, only this time it is in support of “same - sex marriage.” He wrote the prime minister in a letter headlined on CLC website, “CLC Supports Same-sex Marriage” and said this:
“Dear Prime Minister:
I want to express my personal support as well as that of the Canadian Labour Congress for your strong stand in support of the extension of human rights to the area of marriage.”

The Canadian Labour Congress is the head office of the trade union movement in Canada. It states on its website that: “The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with over three million members. The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada's national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 137 district labour councils.”
The CLC is financed from affiliation fees paid from the compulsory union dues of compulsory union members. To my knowledge neither the CLC nor any other trade union in Canada has ever polled or asked its members individually if they supported so called “same-sex marriage.” This aberration has been pushed by the union bosses and a few activists within the trade union movement. Trade union time and money has been spent promoting and supporting this claptrap.

Another union boss with a politically correct agenda is Buzz Hargrove who wrote the prime minister and stated:
“Dear Prime Minister: Clearly the debate around same-sex marriage is heating up. I am writing once again to offer the support of our union, the Canadian Auto Workers, and to encourage you to hold strong on protection of minority rights through the Charter and press forward with same-sex marriage legislation….”

And still another union boss inserted himself into the “same-sex marriage” issue. James Clancy, president of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) wrote the prime minister and sent a copy of it to Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE), among others. Mr. Clancy wrote this to the prime minister:
“Dear Prime Minister,
On behalf of the National Union of Public and General Employees, I am writing to extend our support to your efforts to introduce legislation that would achieve equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Canada….Unfortunately, as we both know, a small but highly vocal opposition is becoming increasingly organized and active on this issue….In conclusion, I am urging you and your government to quickly bring in legislation to ensure equal marriage rights for same sex couples. ”

Not to be outdone on this letter writing campaign was Ken Neumann, National Director of the United Steelworkers of America in Canada. Who had this to say on behalf of his compulsory members:
“Dear Prime Minister Martin and Minister Cotler:
As the National Director of the United Steelworkers of America in Canada, I am writing on behalf of our 255,000 members in support of your government's proposed legislation to extend the right of civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples across Canada….In closing, the Steelworkers calls upon your government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure passage of the proposed equal marriage legislation,…”

Another letter writer on the subject of “same-sex marriage” was the president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), Deborah Bourque. She wrote the following words to opposition leader Stephen Harper:
“Mr. Harper: … The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) supports the position Prime Minister Paul Martin has taken on same-sex marriage. …Just because marriage has traditionally been a “privilege” only heterosexual couples have been able to access does not mean that the human rights violation should continue.”

And the two big brothers at the headquarters of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) had this to say on pressuring the “federal government” on same sex marriage in this letter to members:
“Dear Sisters and Brothers,…We and our community coalitions can rejoice now that same-sex couples in British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec can legally marry. In the meantime, we continue to pressure the federal government to do the right thing and legalize same-sex marriage so that lesbian and gay couples can marry, no matter where they live in Canada.”
In solidarity,
National President National Secretary-Treasurer

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) had this to say on same-sex marriage and its support for “ Canadians for Equal Marriage.”
“The Public Service Alliance of Canada continues to strongly support the extension of access to marriage to same-sex couples. …The PSAC also provides office space and other support to the Canadians for Equal Marriage coalition in Ottawa.”

One could go on and on showing examples of these union bosses claiming to speak for ALL their compulsory members on this invention of words called “same-sex marriage.” The use of union members time and money across Canada on this issue is an affront to democracy itself. Union members in Canada are mature enough to make decisions on this matter individually. They do not need or want union bosses making these political, social and moral decisions for them. If any other organizations in Canada were doing what trade union bosses are doing on behalf of their compulsory members all hell would break loose and charges would be laid. But this is the state Canada is in today where a Labour politburo gets away with the big lie of saying ALL its members support this invented nonsense called “same-sex marriage.”

Stephen J. Gray
Sept 5, 2005

Some info on the author: Stephen J. 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.

Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money

I wrote this some time ago, and the misuse of union time and money continues. SJG.

Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money
Some of them also receive government grants


*Bloc Que'be'cois
*NDP (millions of dollars)
*Federal Liberals (The party that appointed Judge Rand, the architect of compulsory union dues)
*Municipal elections
*Socialist International
*The Nisga'a Treaty


*National Action Committee on Status of Women (NAC)
*National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)
*Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
*Vancouver Status of Women (VSW)
*Conventions for Women Only
*Beijing Conference (assisted radical feminists to go)
*B.C. Environmental Network (BCEN)
*End The Arms Race (EAR)
*Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA)
*Coalition Opposed to Arms Trade (COAT)
*Canadian Healthcare Coalition
*Ontario Coalition for Social Justice
*Days of Action of Ontario
*Action Canada Network
*Cultural Research
*Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
*National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO)
*Council of Canadians (COC)
*Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice (ECEJ)
*End Legislated Poverty (ELP)
*Charlottetown Accord (the "yes" side supported by CLC and B.C. Federation of Labour)
*Peace Caravan
*Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE)
*Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society (NCHS)
*Bolivian Urban Workers' Association
*Cuba Solidarity Committee


*Angles (gay and lesbian newspaper)
*Briarpatch (socialist magazine)
*Canadian Dimension (socialist magazine)
*Canadian Forum (left-wing magazine)
*Herizons (feminist publication)
*Our Schools, Ourselves
*Our Times
*This Magazine
*Dossier (Action Canada Network newsletter)
*Action Now (NAC's newsletter)
*Kinesis (Vancouver Status of Women newspaper)
*Peoples' Voice (communist newspaper)
*Pacific Tribune (communist newspaper, now defunct)
*Pacific Current (socialist magazine funded by union money, now defunct)
*New Directions (now defunct)
*The Democrat (NDP newspaper)
*The Columbia Journal (left-wing newspaper)


*Abortion clinics
*Everywoman's Abortion Clinic
*Abortionist Morgentaler's defence fund
*B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics (BCCAC)
*Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)
*B.C. Federation of Labour's Reproductive Choice Fund
*Buses for pro-abortion rally paid for by B.C. Federation of Labour
*The Vriend Case, the Canadian Labour Congress was an intervenor
*Court challenges on behalf of same sex couples
*Gay and lesbian kits
*Pink Triangle Committee
*Gay and lesbian support group
*B.C. Teachers' Federation contributed $40,000 to court case on behalf of gay activists.

NOTE: There are many more groups, coalitions and causes that unions are involved with.

This information was compiled by Stephen J. Gray and published in
his Save the Union Movement Newsletter, February 1999, page 2,
Newsletter #27.


"Millions of Dollars Finance Special Interest Groups"

"Unions are unaccountable because they seldom can be unseated and yet they have the power of indirect taxation through union dues which are used to finance elections for those espousing their beliefs."
"Their millions of dollars finance special interest groups whose special interests often have nothing to do with the concerns of rank and file union members."
-Diane Francis, Editor, The Financial Post, May 28, 1992

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Trade Unions’ Intrusion into Social, Moral, and Religious Life

Note: The article below was written a number of years ago. SJG.

"We are involved in matters which have to do with the social direction of Canada and not just issues at the bargaining table..." -Larry Brown, Secretary Treasurer of N.U.P.G.E. (National Union of Provincial Government Employees) in "The Dossier" of Action Canada Network, Sept.-Oct., 1991.

As the above quote from a union boss indicates, unions are involved in "the social direction of Canada". But should trade unions be allowed to interfere in the personal, social, moral, political and religious lives of their members, considering membership and union dues are compulsory? Any intelligent person would say no! Any free society should say no. But today in Canada, trade unions are allowed to impose their values (which many people would say are immoral) on their forced membership.

Union Agendas

Unions receive their certification for collective bargaining and this has progressed into collective coercion. Trade unions pay no taxes and have a money machine to pursue and finance agendas that are incompatible with personal freedom and democracy in Canada. Here are some examples of the trade unions’ agendas:

Union Support of Abortion

The B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics stated in its brochure that "the B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress, along with other labour organizations have long supported women’s right to choice on abortion, free-standing abortion clinics and medicare coverage for abortion."

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFL) is also on record as soliciting funds for abortion clinics. And Ken Georgetti, former President of the BCFL, and now President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), had this to say in a letter to union members on raising funds for an abortion clinic:

"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. . .."

Why are we compelled to pay for this kind of leadership? Is it any wonder union dues keep increasing? The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) has also infiltrated the labour movement; it is stated in the book Social Movements, Social Change, The Politics and Practice of Organizing (funded by our tax dollars) that "at various labour conventions in 1982 and 1983, OCAC activists were involved in garnering support for choice." The book also states that "many unions have contributed financial and material support to OCAC."

The Ontario Federation of Labour has donated money to Canada’s foremost abortionist. In fact, it is stated in the book The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics in Canada by Michael Mandel, page 301, that "...the Ontario Federation of Labour has donated thousands of dollars to the Morgentaler defence. . ."

Might union members ask the question: What does abortion have to do with collective bargaining? And why are unions allowed to get away with this misuse of the memberships’ time and money?

Support of Homosexuality

"Healthcare" unions are some of the biggest supporters of the "gay rights" lifestyle. For example, the Hospital Employees Union (HEU) has already been to court on behalf of "same sex spouses" and Angles (July, 1991), Vancouver’s gay and lesbian newspaper, said this court case received "financial and moral backing from the Hospital Employees Union (HEU)". The B.C. Nurses Union has set up a "gay and lesbian rights ad hoc committee". And, according to the B.C.N.U. Update, October/November 1996 issue, "the committee made its presence felt in the Gay Pride Parade in Nelson, marching under the B.C.N.U. banner."

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) launched a court action on behalf of "same sex pensions". An article in CUPE Quarterly (October 1992) stated that "the Canadian Union of Public Employees leads the labour movement in it’s support of lesbian and gay issues". The Vancouver Sun (November 28, 1995) had an article headlined "CUPE Files a Grievance" that said a "journalism teacher" has been suspended and that this teacher "has written that sex between children and adults shouldn’t be illegal". The teacher also works "occasionally as a prostitute". The article goes on to say that "the Canadian Union of Public Employees plans to file a grievance over the suspension."

And the communist newspaper, the "Peoples Voice" (April 1-15, 2001) had this to say in the article "CLC Solidarity and Pride":

"The second ‘Solidarity and Pride’ conference called by the Canadian Labour Congress will be held June 24-27 at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey, British Columbia.

"A letter from the CLC points out that since the first such meeting in 1997, ‘there have been many legal victories and gains for lesbian and gay workers at the bargaining table, an increased recognition of our issues in our unions, and ongoing, growing support from union leaders and members at all levels.’"

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) was also an intervenor in "The Vriend Case" that went to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Trade Unions and Religion

Parents send their children to independent schools because they want their children taught certain values. A Catholic school in Fort St. John has been closed by the Bishop because the trade union which represents the teachers - the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGSEU) - had problems with a "Catholicity Clause." The Vancouver Sun (July 1, 1999) said, "Talks stalled over a ‘Catholicity clause’ requiring staff to act according to Catholic teachings both inside and outside the school."

The Globe and Mail (July 13, 1999) said, "the union also wanted an independent adjudicator, not the bishop, to resolve disputes over Catholic lifestyle issues such as divorce, sex outside marriage, and abortion."

The Bishops are the teachers of faith and morals in the Catholic Church. And here we have the union saying "an independent adjudicator" should decide these moral issues. The BCGSEU is affiliated with the B.C. Federation of Labour (BCFL) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC); both of these organizations support abortion, homosexuality, radical feminists, etc. It is hypocrisy of the union to suggest an ‘independent adjudicator" when the unions have already taken positions (which contradict those of the Catholic Church) on these moral issues.

Even if a "Catholicity clause" was signed and the union was in the school, some of the Catholic teachers’ union dues would still go to support these controversial issues, through affiliation fees to the BCFL and CLC.

One wonders if there is a union agenda regarding Catholic Schools and others. First you get the union organized in the school. Then the union refuses to sign a "Catholicity clause." The union knows the Bishop will close the school without the clause. Thus, the children will have to go into the public school system, which in turn will need more teachers. This will result in more union dues to help finance all the politically correct causes of the unions.

BCTV News (July 28, 1999) reported a dispute between the BCGSEU and the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army wants its employees to demonstrate a "Christian Lifestyle," which the union objects to. This news report went on to say that the Salvation Army might close down this operation rather than give in to the union. A union official was quoted in the National Post (July 29, 1999) as saying, "This attitude [of the Salvation Army] is not only outrageous, it’s unconscionable." The question must be asked: Why should a Catholic school, the Salvation Army, or any other institution have to agree to a trade union’s version of morality?"

The slogan of abortion supporters is "freedom of choice", yet union members in this country have no "freedom of choice"; they are compelled into supporting abortion and homosexuality and a myriad of fringe groups. Democracy is a dirty word in the union movement and freedom is a farce. Big Brother and Big Sister in the Labour Movement dictate to union members, and compulsion is their instrument of power. If you don’t pay union dues you do not work.

Union members’ social, moral, and religious life has become the domain of union bosses and their supporters. Unions many years ago were oppressed and many people suffered and died to get decent wages and working conditions. But now the wheel has turned full circle and the oppressed have become the oppressors.

Pope John Paul II in his Encyclical Letter "On Human Work" had this to say about unions:

"However, the role of unions is not to ‘play politics’ in the sense that the expression is commonly understood today. Unions do not have the character of political parties struggling for power; they should not be subjected to the decision of political parties or have too close links with them. In fact, in such a situation they easily lose contact with their specific role, which is to secure the just rights of workers within the framework of the common good of the whole of society; instead they become an instrument used for other purposes."

Stephen J. Gray