Does it really matter who becomes the next Premier for BC, or next Prime Minister for Canada? I mean, do any of the people currenlty poised to be our elected leader, have a clue really about what it means to SERVE?
In British Columbia, we have the Harper Clone as Premier, but will Carol James be any better? Willreplace Harper, and actually make a difference, or is it just the same shit, just packaged differently?
Government USED to be about serving the needs of the People. Today it is about serving the needs of BUSINESS OVER PEOPLE. That is why, here in BC, slowly killing my 93 year old Mother.(Vancouver Island Health Authority) in concert with BCS (Beacon Community Services) is
While they aren’t poisoning her, or denying her food, their primary concern is about turning a profit, is creating the situation, where her very life hangs in the balance. Instead of spending her remaining time alive enjoying things, she spends it worrying about who will come to help her.
There once was a time, when we looked to our Elected Officials to protect us. To insure that business did not scam us, or harm us, by providing poor quality goods. There was a time, when we could go into a grocery store, knowing that the foods being sold were safe to eat. There was a time, when business was held accountable for not following proper safety procedures, such as insuring that toys didn’t have lead paint coating, that utensils used in providing convenience foods were fully cleaned and free of harmful germs.
That Time No Longer Exists.
Thank you Stephen Harper & Maple Leaf Foods for that. Thank you Gordon Campbell and, for following the example of the Harper Machine. You know, where MONEY is put before the needs of the People who vote for you.
I am not expecting Government to do everything, but to simply insure that what a Corporation says it will do, it does. I want certain food safety procedures to be adhered to, and not ignored all for the sake of increasing profits. I want qualified home support workers, that actually are qualified. I don’t want some Corporation to say the food is safe, to say the employee is fully trained, when that isn’t true.
I want MY Government to make sure that is the case. Unlike today’s examples, that rely on the company to tell us when they screw up, I want My Government to be PROACTIVE. I want them doing spot checks, in follow ups, to insure that things are, as we expect them to be.
I don’t want Standards LOWERED, but instead RAISED HIGHER. We need, to reach for those goals, not set our sights lower. And frankly, I don’t see any political leader, doing anything but lowering our expectations. I want to dream, to imagine a world free of hunger, of disease, of greed. I want to see My Government dreaming with me, see My Government leaning forward, trying to achieve those dreams. I don’t want to hear about how bad the other guy is, I want to hear about the future, when we are rid of those despots.
I want My Government make it wrong for a company to cheat, lie, and pollute, or worse, provide incompetent, untrained home support workers. I want my Mother to die from old age, not from a government abdicating its obligation, not from a corporation that only cares about its profit margin.