A Creature of the Province

The City is a Custodian

Unfortunately not the kind that protects something valuable on behalf of the people

But the type that’s left to mop up the messes of the Province

That is the role of this lowly creature.

What is America to Canada in the Era of Trumpian Trade?

The grand old USA is to the Great White North what the corner store is to you.

Everything you need so close to home, but you’re going to have to pay a premium for the convenience and you’re eventually going to have to decide if it is really worth it?

T J Therien

In Defence of Freedom of Speech (An Open Letter to My Government)

Good Morning Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CSIS, RCMP and whoever else is monitoring us.

I am sick of my Government trampling my Civil Rights. I will not have my Government tell me what I can or cannot say, what I can and cannot support or make my right to peaceful protest on behalf of the environment an act of terror.

If it is now Criminal for me to say these things so be it. It needs to be said. I will also commit my support to peaceful protesting any more pipelines. If peaceful protest makes me a terrorist then I am a terrorist and proud of the fact and I am in much esteemed company because Prime Minister Stephen Harper is also a terrorist as defined by Bill C-51. His Rhetoric has put Canada on the terrorist map putting all Canadians at Risk. His over investing in Oil has put the Canadian Economy in jeopardy and is in fact threatening that Economy. Also his unwavering support of Israeli atrocities means he is supporting a Terrorist Organization because who else would bomb a UN Hospital or School but a terrorist, regardless what they believe might be in there. This is a War Crime and a Violation of International Law and there are diplomatic processes to be observed if munitions are suspected of being stored in a UN Hospital or School.

I support the Palestinian cause. I support a two State solution. I do not condone violence, but I also understand when you back an animal in a corner it will attack. The Palestinians live in what amounts to a giant Concentration Camp. Everything that goes in and out of Palestinian territory is tightly controlled and even aid is denied at times. A Palestinian child can be shot by an Israeli soldier for nothing more than climbing a wall. I believe the internment of an entire people is wrong. I believe Israeli settlements outside the territory designated by the UN is militant occupation. If an American can protect his home with a gun, why can’t a Palestinian?

I have nothing against the Jewish Faith, or the Jewish People, my indictment is of the Israeli Government which I see as operating like a bunch of Nazi’s. Historically the land was Palestinian long before it was Israeli. According to archeological evidence the Tribe of Israel existed, but they were just one of many Palestinian Tribes and this means they were Palestinian before they were ever Jewish. Also I would like to say, Israel came about after the bombing of the King Edward Hotel in Jerusalem. Until recently the Israeli parliament was composed of a great deal of people involved in that bombing. The State of Israel was born in Terror, and they condemn the Palestinian for using the same method they used to achieve Statehood. Also if the Palestinians are not allowed a standing army how can they defend themselves against aggression? We supported the Rebels in Syria. Were they not also terrorists in picking up arms to forcefully overthrow their Government? We know now some of them were as they now make up part of ISIL and we armed them to boot. Do you believe Palestinians are any less oppressed than Syrians?

I never have and never will support violence as a solution, but if you give people no other choice you have to expect it. If diplomacy is abandoned the result will almost always be violence. I do not support any Organization or Government that enforces their ideology with a gun. I am defending my right to free speech. I am defending my Civil Liberties. I am defending my rights which Bill C51 have stripped from me. I will not stand for it any longer.

Please do not like or share this post. Do not incriminate yourself by showing support for someone who’s Government probably considers a Terrorist even though I advocate Peace Love and Tolerance.

T J Therien