Trudeaus x2, The Charter, and Notwithstanding Chrétien

It’s small details like the disrespect of our flag that weaken our society and allow cowards and crooks to run things.

Respect for the flag is symbolic of respect for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms we are SUPPOSED to have.

I made this exact comment to the New Glasgow Police during my filing of complaints about their false arrest of me. I made a deliberate comment to the officer taking the paperwork that it’s disrespectful to have a dirty tattered flag infront of the police station. I’ve referred to corrupt officers in our town wearing that same flag and tarnishing it with their horsecockery and lack of ethics.

Same concept. Disrespect for the flag by people in charge of shaping society and running it demonstrates a lack of understanding and respect for the underlying values we are supposed to have.

Not saying Canada/church didn’t wreck indigenous families or do other horrible shit. What I’m saying is that in our country we have the ability to stand there and protest and hold politicians accountable in ways that aren’t possible in lots of places. THAT is one reason this matters.

Most corruption in our country and community is simply buried in beauracracy. Too much paperwork and cost to get the truth out.

If we had teachers and police and lawyers and social workers and doctors that truly understood what our rights are – the tattered flags wouldn’t need reminders. This is basic elementary school social studies.

That flag wasn’t made at the founding of the country so it’s not symbolic of the colonial torture. Flag was designed and agreed upon by Canadians in the 60s. Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established in the 80s.

The flag is symbolic in our shift toward better values. Doesn’t make up for 60s scoop or residential schools or the forced sterilizations or forced covid vaccinations or the invocation of the Emergencies Act by little-Castro… come to think of it, the Trudeaus did all of the short list above.

Papa Pierre was the 15th prime minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. He also briefly served as the leader of the Opposition from 1979 to 1980.

Look up “The Kitchen Accord”. That involves a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the 20th prime minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003. That PM was Jean Cretien. Cretien is responsible for the notwithstanding clause. One of my conspiracy theories is that Elder Trudeau actually so wanted the notwithstanding clause but couldn’t support it publicly.

In a nutshell – some Charter rights are subject to the notwithstanding clause (section 33).

Between when the flag was made and the Charter was made law there were 17 years, of that time Papa Trudeau was PM for 11 years.

Between when the charter was codified into law and now we are looking at 40 years.

In that time-frame, the PM was either a Trudeau or a Chretien for 19 of the 40 years since the Charter was made law.

That means the same small group of insiders gave us the illusion of rights with a caveat they can make up reasons to strip you of them.

Our flag was made before our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Charter is there to protect us but the same family / clubs in power now in Canada set things up this way. As long as they have ‘zee papers’ filled out properly, they can do anything they want. It doesn’t matter if the judge or politician approving the override of your rights just came out of a closed door meeting with the person asking them to do so (re: conduct of PM Trudeau 2 in regard to Jodi Wilson Raybould and SNC Lavalin / deferred prosecution).

It’s all fugazi.

TLDR: Anyone who disagrees with OP better come back with a valid criticism of the government instead of a lazy empty response like “It’s just a piece of fabric!!!”.

Someone commented with a photo of the Nova Scotian flag – solid. Agree. Great counter, even if sarcastic. Valid point. Our government is fugazi and our rights are pretend. Our current flag represents the rights we had before the Trudeaus and their old boys club gave us the illusion of more rights with a caveat they can disappear them when they feel like it.

Oppression is done in our country through slow painful expensive beauracracy.

Better have another “commission” or “committee”.


Complaining about Keystone XL is Stupid and Here is Why

What is the Keystone Pipeline Project?

  • A project proposed by TransCanada Corporation in 2005.
  • A pipeline from Northern Alberta to transport synthetic crude and bitumen to refineries in the United States.
  • Consisting of four phases, oil was to be transported to a number of locations, the southernmost being in Houston, Texas
  • Phase 1 and 2 have been completed and are already operational.
  • Phase 1 goes from Northern Alberta, across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, down into North and then South Dakota, through Nebraska, taking an Eastern turn at Steele City.  Phase 1 continues on across Kansas and Missouri, and stopping in Wood River and Patoka, Illinois.
  • Phase 2 branches off from Steele City, southward, to Cushing, Oklahoma.
  • Phase 3 was planned to begin at Cushing and move southward to Port Arthur and Houston, Texas.
  • Phase 4 was planned to run straight from Alberta, southeast through Baker Montana, through South Dakota and Nebraska and into Steele City.

Why opposition to the project is bullshit:

Most of the work is already done.  What’s left is getting the raw product to the refineries in Texas.  This stuff must go to a refinery somewhere before it is any bit useful.  The path of least resistance is an almost completely straight pipeline to Texas.

More importantly, it’s relatively safe.  We transport all kinds of awful and hazardous fucking things all over the world all the time (oil, petro-chemicals, Justin Bieber albums, etc.).  We transport by rail, by road and by boat – 24/7/365.  We never hear about it because there is virtually never a spill.  When the opposition to these projects gets all up in arms, they cite examples of the few times these kinds of transports go wrong.

What will Canada do?

  • If the US keeps throwing up roadblocks, we will simply negotiate a deal with China and sell our oil there.  This seems like a waste of the infrastructure that’s already in place.  The American-hubris is strong.  We don’t need you, but you do need vast amounts of oil.
  • In my opinion; crossing the ocean with oil in a ship is far riskier, environmentally speaking, than a pipeline to Texas.  As I stated earlier, the environmentalists are just too stoned to make the connection.

What effect will selling oil to China instead of the US have on trade relations between us?

  • The average person can’t fathom the dollar figures that the oil industry deals with daily.  It’s an understatement to say that oil trade is huge money.  It’s so huge that we don’t have a word to describe how huge it is or how much money we’re talking about.
  • Considering that we have some of the largest oil reserves in the world (3rd largest in the world), the US has the opportunity to buy from a country that they get along with, that is close by, and that shares a common British/European ancestry.  The logistical processes are already in place (most of the pipeline is already built).  The environmental impact is lessened because the oil isn’t being shipped by boat, rail, or truck (a pipeline can’t sink, de-rail, or crash).

Or you know… we could follow the example set by the European Union (most specifically Germany) and spend some of that unfathomable amount of dirty oil money on solar energy infrastructure.

The amount of money spent on wars and on advertising silly products in the past decade could have solved world hunger and at least provided every North American with free renewable energy.

Never mind.

For this to work it would need to be mandated by government – which would require the following:

  • a population that desires it
  • elected officials that actually listen to their constituents
  • proper and fair allocation of resources (natural, capital, land and manpower) to benefit us all

It’s a shame that 78% of Americans polled desire an increased focus on solar energy ( yet our two countries (Canada and the US) have been trying to get this Keystone shit to work since 2005.  What is the opportunity cost of the time spent lobbying, the travel expenses, meetings, summits and other lip-service related activities to make/stop this project.

The technology exists to make our inhabiting of this planet sustainable; yet we spent eight years trying to negotiate and plan a project that doesn’t help us get to where we need to be as a species in 2050, 2100 or 2500.  In my humble opinion, the problem resides in a few key factors detailed below.  Some of these factors contribute to more than one global flub:

  • Undervaluing education (and not investing heavily in it)
  • Allowing individual states to determine their own curriculum (under-educated parents voting on what “facts” their children should be taught doesn’t work – get over it Kentucky)
  • Development of national standards of education with an emphasis on verbal communication/English, Math, Biology/Life-Science, the Economy, Managing Personal Finances, Ethics, Chemistry and the Cosmos
  • Lack of scientists, professors, researchers and other academics holding elected office at all levels of government
  • Abundance of empty suits in Washington that pay lip service to their constituents while simultaneously getting a gentle hand-jibber from any of a large number of corporate interests that lobby Washington

Education is key to the door handle, but you also need to release the dead-bolt.  The dead-bolt for the Gen-Y and Millenials is motivation.

If the under-educated parents in small town Kentucky force the local schools to teach that evolution is wrong – the student’s entire understanding of life science and how the world works completely falls apart.  Do we really want a generation of these young crusaders for Christ to get into office and control the decisions that affect us all?

As a society in the early years of the 21st century – we have choices to make and actions to take.

What alternative choices could Western society have made between 1900 and 1914 that would have made life better/easier/healthier/more efficient/more peaceful or generally more positive today?

We need to think about our impact on future generations.

Will the children of 2500 view us as incredible innovators or incredible imbeciles?


Keystone XL is already there.  The car is already built.  It just needs the doors screwed on.

Bite the bullet on this project, let it happen.  There’s no way it can be as awful as the pollution in the Pacific from Fukushima or the oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the BP spill.

Viva la revolution.