To all cherished readers, may your 2020 be full of good things, good health and much love.
Wexit now has a podcast! You can listen to what’s going on in the Wexit movement hosted by Peter Downing. The first episode was posted recently and includes Peter’s story and motivation for Wexit and a discussion with Eric Wall, co-founder and driving force in Wexit Saskatchewan.
This is a natural progression of the movement and really enables listeners to put a voice to Wexit. The Polite Separatist knows that while print is good, voice is better. Could the next progression be Wexit TV? Who knows? Multimedia is the key, the message has to be available to all who care about our future.
You can listen by going to: redriverpodcast.com
Highly recommended! And as a means of support, please consider donating to the Red River Podcast. Information on how is at the top of the podcast site.
The Polite Separatist had the pleasure of breaking bread with Mr. Lacey Adams, the WexitBC interim representative for North Vancouver Island. It was an informal affair at a local coffee house. But as the coffee was flowing, so was the discussion.
Lacey took great pains to thoroughly explain the movement and his part in it. They have assembled a temporary interim-executive of 7 volunteers. The upcoming weeks will see them form another, even better interim executive by the end of the year which will organize an AGM to kick off a permanent leadership selection process and candidate identification in all districts.
He was very optimistic about future support. North Vancouver Island is a largely blue collar area based on fishing, lumber, mining, light industry, tourism and agriculture. Many of these areas are in decline because of repressive legislation, market forces and interference by foreign controlled eco groups. The North Island shares many aspects of dissatisfaction found in the other Western provinces.
We are governed provincially by a party (Green Party) that holds 3 seats, essentially a tail wagging the dog. Federally we are governed by a government that is not only far away but they are equally far away on what drives BC. Eastern Canada regards BC as a post card, full of happy smiling First Nations people dancing in colorful costumes. Does anyone seriously think independence would be a bad thing for us? Do we think that British Columbians cannot handle their own affairs; it must be decided by Quebeckers in a city 3500 miles away?
I sincerely hope that North Island people will embrace the independence movement and give full support to people like Lacey Adams as time goes on. Town hall meetings are in the works for the coming year. It is time to stand up; stand up for your future, your families, your jobs, your freedom.
“It would be absurd for us to sacrifice our interests in order that laws may be made for us by a people who know little of our condition and wants, and who in fact must necessarily legislate for the greater number — the people of the Atlantic Provinces. It is dangerous to place ourselves at the disposal of superior numbers.”
“I believe, Sir, we are quite capable of making laws for ourselves.”
John Sebastian Helmcken, 1870
Best wishes to all, even if you’re not a separatist.
A message to all British Columbians.
Let’s start with a few recent headlines.
“B.C. forest industry facing uncertain future as mills close across province”
“100 homeless veterans on Vancouver streets is ‘shameful’: veterans affairs critic”
“BC Forestry deserves to be discussed in Ottawa”
“The B.C. carbon tax shows us why a national one is a bad idea”
“Body of homeless man found wrapped in rug near Kamloops dumpster”
“Trudeau Government Permit 2.8 Million NON-RESIDENTS To Vote In 2019 Election”
Are you better off today in BC? Do you feel that the future is bright for you and your kids? Do you think the Federal and Provincial governments have your best interests in mind? Do you feel like you have control, do you have a say? What value does your vote hold?
I’ll take the risk and say that a majority of British Columbians would answer these questions and more in the negative. Everyone has a beef, some real and some shallow but to each of us our observations are valid and the sense of helplessness can be very frustrating. Question is, what can you do about it?
A good question indeed!
The Polite Separatist had the pleasure of attending a meeting in Victoria recently hosted by Bill McElwain launching the Western Canada Independence Foundation. No, this is not a new party. It’s better than that.
“The foremost message is to encourage separation of the Western Provinces BC, AB, SK and possibly MB from the federal state of Canada and to demonstrate who best to form a meaningful provisional government that will succeed and not replicate the woes we seek to escape.”
The magic words are, “not replicate the woes we seek to escape”. This requires a most important thing, understanding. All too often we are told by various sources what we should have, not what we want. Many quasi-separatist parties have already drafted constitutions and are even discussing what flag to have! A prime example of putting the cart before the horse. If someone is on the fence about independence, what do you, dear reader; think the first impression will be? Reality tells us that nobody likes to be told what to do, so if you want to have effective change, let the people say what they want.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, without reliable, factual and realistic information, one is simply being led by the media and other people’s brain. One should be honest and ask, “Am I a sheep?”
What do you see as BC’s future? Are you a federalist or a secessionist? If you’re a federalist, how can one expect to pull confederation from the ashes? If you’re pro independence, what can you do to make it better for all? Think about it…seriously. We are at an impasse in Canada. It has become painfully obvious that the country is not only divided but that the contempt for the West and BC has become the soup du jour in central and eastern Canada. Just look at daily news reports to guide your thinking. It is a national emergency if a job in Quebec is in jeopardy but if 2000 British Columbians are out of work in one industry? Well, they’d better quit their bitching. By the way, Quebec has a budget surplus, isn’t that wonderful?
The West Coast.
Foreign controlled Eco NGOs have been hard at work ensuring the financial interests of foreign billionaires and unscrupulous countries are protected, much to the detriment of British Columbians. I won’t go into specifics, most readers are already aware, but here are a few things to mull over.
– It costs about 300 million dollars (plus equipment) to build a medium size hospital in BC.
– It costs about 15-20+ thousand dollars to obtain a degree in BC universities depending on program.
– It costs about 26 million dollars to build an average middle school in BC.
– Healthcare in BC costs over 21 billion per year (and rising).
– Oil and gas revenues in BC are about 1 billion dollars per year but could be as much as 3 to 4 billion.
– Stumpage fees bring about 1.1 billion dollars to the BC government coffers and are set to rise.
– The cost of contracting RCMP to police BC is more than having BC police.
– BC pays much more than it gets in Equalization. In 2019-2020 BC gets nothing.
– US based NGO like Tides Foundation and Leadnow take an active role in BC elections. But for who?
The list goes on and on but the question still remains; do you feel you have any control or input? Are you wishing to stay in Canada because your ancestors were Canadian? Let me give you an example; Czechoslovakia split into two countries, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Was history before the split totally annihilated like it never happened or do the two countries have a shared history?
History marches on, only as a citizen of an independent state you are in control of your future, not unknown elites some 3000 miles away.
At time of writing, far too many BC families are unemployed or wondering if they’ll keep their home and what the work opportunities will exist in the future for them and their families. This is unacceptable. The BC government creates temporary programs to ease the misery but does nothing to fix the problem. It’s like offering a Band-Aid to fix a broken leg. As for the Feds…crickets.
The Polite Separatist encourages you, dear reader, to think about this. Inform yourself, talk to your neighbours, friends and family. Take a look at our history; do you want more of the same?
“I feel perfectly sure, Sir, that if Confederation should come, bringing with it the Tariff of Canada, not only will the farmers be ruined, but our independence will be taken away; it will deprive our local industries of the protection now afforded them; and will inflict other burdens upon them; it will not free trade and commerce from the shackles which now bind them, and will deprive the Government of the power of regulating and encouraging those interests upon which the prosperity of the Colony depends.”
Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, 1874
It’s a call to action! Start with the Western Canadian Independence Foundation, get involved, support WexitBC.
Become your future!