My first Rally/Protest

Yes, i did it. Enough has finally happened to my country to inspire me to participate politically beyond the voting polls, facebook groups and blogging. We all have our breaking point. Mine was an illegitimately elected %39 ‘majority’ government passing multiple freedom killing bills all at once- and telling us daily how they have the mandate of Canadians.

Call me crazy, its finally too much for me.

Orange line - Canadians don't have or want fair elections.

You’ve got a breaking point too, everyone does. At some point, if things became bad enough, you would also demand change from your government. Maybe you’re already there, i won’t pretend to know everything about you. . . This blog is armed with some slick stats gathering; I do know you are probably one of my couple hundred friends who come to read my blog from facebook. -or you’re one of the weirdos who swings by off bizarre google searches. “death star, garbage room” – march11 2012.

I’m realistic. Stephen Harper isn’t listening when i send him an email, the government doesn’t care if i’m in the streets shouting. I’m hoping to get your attention, because that is what is in my reach. Harper won’t listen, but you might, and that’s all any of us can do really. Talk to each other. I think far more of us would be outraged beyond our breaking points if we were getting the whole story. I believed main stream ‘news’ for years not realizing it was all based on a massive monetary lie…OK So finally, what was my first rally like?

Biggest surprise, all the seniors! I’d say almost half the people there were over 60, no kidding. The ‘march’ down yonge was frankly more of a stop and go shuffle. Something ironic and sad in how we plaster young pretty idiots all over the place and ignore these sharp conscientious seniors who are driven to shouting in the streets to try and save our freedoms.

Also surprising, not a mention of monetary reform anywhere. No signs, no conversations- not the right protest i guess. And people were very friendly, i was surprised that it never came up with anyone i talked to.

See if i can get more mileage out of this image.

Also, just watching CTV who said there were ‘up to 1000 people’- no way. Organizers said several thousand. I would guess around 3000 people were there at the peak.

Fairvote Canada was all over the place in full force, they had the best speakers and information. They also follow no party, excellent site and organization. I recommend checking them out.

Even though every news outlet showed them prominently. There were three young people there with anonymous masks, that was it.

But my favourite moment was talking to the old man who was holding up a stick with no sign attached. He said he’d lent the sign to his friends. I told him shaking a stick in anger probably says it better than anything…

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2 Responses to “My first Rally/Protest”

  1. Steve (Lumpy) Donaldson Says:

    It doesn’t surprise me that there were a lot of seniors there. Seniors are the people who have been lied to the longest! We have seen the demise of this once great country first hand. We know what life used to be like here, not from books or movies, we lived it. We are afraid, not for us, we’re getting closer to a time when we will no longer be here. We’re worried about our children and our grandchildren and what kind of world we have brought them into. We remember Canada, “the true North strong and free” as opposed to Canada the American puppet theater and what it was to be Canadian and we want it back. I don’t know how it’s going to happen, how to get people to listen and react to the truth. The credit system lets a large part of the population have most of the material things they want to keep them happy and therefore quiet, they don’t want to rock the boat. This is how the government gets away with saying they have the mandate of the people, provide them with enough distractions and they can get away with anything.
    People don’t want to hear that they are getting screwed by their government, especially the “party loyalists” who continue to vote for their party regardless of the outcome. I saw one comment last week on a post about the election fraud where a person said “what about the Liberals who were stealing Conservative campaign signs off of our lawns last campaign”. Well I don’t agree with that action either but there’s a hell of a big difference between removing campaign advertising and rigging an election.
    I remember when I lived up North and there was a fellow who had been the mayor of North Bay for I believe 20 or 25 years. He once again won an election but was ousted when it was shown to the public that on the last election day he had supporters picking up drunks off the street and out of bars, driving them to the polling station to vote for him and then giving them a ride back to the bar. In this case the drunks were offered a ride to the polling station and then dropped off in the middle of nowhere, the end result should be the same!
    Like I said, I don’t know what the answer is but the way I’m going about change is to start small and hopefully grow. If some of us begin by setting the right examples I think we will grow from there.

    • remistevens Says:

      Yep, that was very much the sense i got from the seniors there….Where are the young people? We need to get them out of the mall next door. They are losing everything and have no idea how great this country was and can be.

      I find there is a real disconnect within those ‘party loyalists’. The only goal seems to be winning. What the politicians say and do is irrelevant, what counts is that my team is winning. Like its as unimportant as picking your favourite sports team.

      Of course there are the loyalists who turn many blind eyes to stay the course over moot social issues like who’s allowed to get married. Someone is stealing your productivity, forcing you into pointless labour that destroys you community and environment. and now, now they don’t even feel they need to be elected properly. —PRIORITIES!

      Revolutionists always need to respect that you start small and make it grow. Do the little here and now that you can, and then tackle the next hill.

      Would love to hear about some of your protesting back in the day lumpy…

      Thanks for the great comment!

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