Update: May 20, 2020: These were proposals I had made before the current situation, but maybe we can still find some use for them if there is anybody interested.
I am planning to pursue the strategies I have mentioned already with respect to lobbying different levels of government in Canada for change. Mostly I will be doing this on my own initiative within the constraints I have as a regular citizen with or without resources.
Every citizen has the right to lobby the federal government, for example, but if they receive pay for that service as a consultant, they have to register each communication they have with the government. I think this is something that everyone should look at. Basically, if there is a problem, regardless of how fundamental and serious it is, why not take it through official channels–federally, provincially or locally? If you need to pay someone else, and you can, you can consider that. If you can do it yourself, do it yourself. No need for anyone to register in that case.
Write your MP, write a corporation, call them, make an appointment–especially if you have the time. You also have the right to submit a brief to a parliamentary committee for example. Why not try changing minds instead of assuming this is a real democracy even though you’re never actually being asked what you think about anything. They don’t ask me what I think before making decisions. I have to go out of my way and so do you? Maybe what I say will make a difference. How do I know it won’t? Let’s try it.
I have particular concerns based on the information I have about the kind of world we live in, and the kind of system we live in, and what I plan to do is take my concerns to those who have influence. I plan to express myself as I did during the past election campaigns I participated in. That’s what I got out of it. I didn’t expect to “win” or any such nonsense. When I spoke publicly, some people heard what was actually on my mind–whether I was on the radio or television or in a newspaper or at a debate–and that was very worthwhile. I could try to explain why there was very little response at the time, but I don’t care, because I had a chance to say what was on my mind. Most people just go along with everything day to day–they are basically hypnotized from an early age to take it all at face value no matter how much chaos there is. But there are limits for everyone I think, and I know there are some people who see the contradictions all around them. I also know there are a lot of people caught up with the false left-right paradigm. Many others are also just too busy with their lives–with this controlled economic system and they feel they don’t have the energy or time to do anything.
The difference between then and now is that I have a lot more to say and it’s never just about my opinions–its about hidden facts as well as principles–and these things I have to say are not going to be watered down by constructed ideologies and groups any longer.
By the way, nobody else is going to tell you this, but if you want a forum for expressing yourself publicly, you might find that it’s worth running as a candidate (independent would be best) as long as you have someone to help you with the book-keeping. There may be lots of frustration, collecting signatures for example, but you get a chance to speak your mind. Actually that’s what citizens should be doing instead of just politicians. Everybody who has something to say should be saying it. Because all the good ideas are getting drowned out by all the corrupt information and entertainment being thrown at us. It’s an understatement. We’re taught to shut up and keep quiet. A “representative” isn’t actually going to represent your views. This point about politics is just by the way because I don’t intend to do that again anyway. If you want to try it though, I can answer questions.
Insofar as my areas of concern overlap with yours, we can collaborate, and if there is some way in which I can assist you in researching a local, provincial or federal problem and how to deal with it or who to contact, please let me know and I can see what I can do. We are all in this together.
Public Policy and Publishing
I started studying the Canadian think tanks and policy institutes in Canada. Even some of the most obscure ones have large funding and staffs. These include the groups that generate the research and directions that governments are being asked to take by powerful private oligarchs. That’s how things work. These think tanks are advocacy groups and some of them set parts of the agenda. It would be nice to find some of them that are not part of the overall agenda–or to create one like that.
Lists of think tanks:
Also search “Canada” (or your own country) here: https://onthinktanks.org/open-think-tank-directory/
I plan to create a sub-domain for this website that focuses very formally on each issue of concern and attempts to relate it to officials–government or corporate–and to the public–in a way that can be expressed through a proposal to make a concrete change in legislation or policy.
And I plan to publish my own research relating to each issue.
So I’m just going to move forward one way or another. All the lies and contradictions of our system will be easily exposed if people just lift a finger. I’m not talking about left or right nonsense. I’m talking about reality, power, sickness, health, survival, basic freedoms and rights, life and death. We’re coming up to a new year so we move forward, ignoring the chaos and not taking any lies seriously, not letting fear rule over us at all.
Many of you just go along and some of you would even bully others into submitting to this abusive system. That’s because you never learned any principles and you never cared about what was right and wrong, or truth or error. It’s all about power and convenience to you, and believing everything you’re told by those who have been set “above” us. I understand being invested in the system–you can’t bring yourself to doubt it. But on the other hand, family members and neighbors and we ourselves are being victimized in every officially approved way.
Have you heard of MKUltra? It was real, it was sanctioned, it was the tip of the iceberg.
But I want to encourage many others out there to express themselves positively in every way they can in order to make a positive difference–I know there are plenty of people who care about what is factually accurate, about what is true. I know that you care about how people are treated in this world, and that you care about justice.
I think the next post is going to be about what policies need to be changed, and what principles an actual healthy society should be based on in my opinion–and I think that many people have a sense of what this means when they see it. I think it’s important to talk about this topic so that we can start to open our own eyes. It’s not about imposing my ideas on others. It’s about helping you understand where I’m coming from. I believe that it’s ultimately a very similar place to where you’ve come from. When we understand each other, then we start to trust each other because I don’t have easy labels to apply to myself and others. I just like to talk and explain what I think. I don’t ever expect to stop explaining, writing and talking about what I learn and what I think.