There is strength in the phrase the more things change, the more they remain the same.
As one reads the global news and seeks to make sense of it one is driven back in time to a very early era. The Athenian era of Socrates, 399 BC. Long time ago, chronologically, but just around the corner in other ways.
Socrates apparently became a thorn in the side of thesystem., the elites who ran Athens of the day. He was teaching the young to think, introducing new ideas, asking questions about who we are and where we are going and how we might want to get there. He became a danger to the system as it the existed. They hence decided to take him down.
Socrates did not write anything down, it was left to his pupil Plato. And so we have Socrates defence as related by Plato called the Apology. It is worth a read in these times. What happens is that a system gets entrenched and feeds off itself and spirals over time in on itself. And is destroyed.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is no Socrates and in this story he is not the victim but the perpetrator of the system but given his present status he makes a great foil to Socrates.
We see today as new revelation follows new revelation the system as represented by Fauci (perhaps today’s Meletus, one of Socrates ‘s accusers) circles around itself to defend its interests.
Everyone who whispers a critical view of what is happening is labelled a conspiracy theorist, a quack, is taken down by the social media giants, all the way to a former President. Fauci speaking for the system, pontificates, spurred on by the pharmaceutical companies, energized by his employer, the government and given full volum /coverage by a lazy, incompetent compliant media.
In Socrates day it was just a public trial. But there his accusers could not answer his arguments. He asked them: show where I have erred and I will give way, no takers. The same today——alternative views are shunned and most often discredited. No takers —-the system is not only silent but deliberately discredits and denigrates.
In Canada, Dr. Hoffe of Lytton BC has been threatened by his own medical system for expressing sceptical views, Dr. Bridle, a leading university researcher at University of Guelph, Ontario, has been denigrated by his students and faculty at the University for providing research that shows the vaccines used spread to many critical organs of the body, His friends have circulated a letter in support of their beleaguered colleague. Leading scientists in Ontario wrote their Premier and his Medical Advisory Group asking some important questions. No response.
These people are our Socrates, they ask questions and seek answers, challenging the existing narrative, or just looking for answers.
Though the form is different the substance is the same.
Free speech is on trial —-democracy is on trial.
Two Canadian medical bodies, the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, have issued gag orders on their members in British Columbia and Ontario.
For the past 17 years democracy has been on the decline according to Freedom Watch
The present system seems to want even more control, its called The Great Reset ; a World Government system which those presently in control will dominate and control. There was obviously enough ‘ genetic materiel ’ left from the Magna Carte days to have the English squeak out of the fore runner of a world government, the EU.
How else to explain the ‘put down’ of cheap effective drugs to combat the so called pandemic.
If these are accepted the Pharmaceutical Industry has no clothes.
Its emergency authorization for its vaccines depend on there being no alternatives. Hence, the system says there are no alternatives.
And its gets worse. These emergency approved, unfinished clinical trials vaccines have killed and injured more people in six months than all the previous vaccines have done in 30 years. What else could keep rolling along in the US at 90 deaths a day and hundreds of injuries and still be hailed as safe?
Then there is the falsity of the PCR tests, the masks, the lockdowns.
Socrates knew his time was up. He was given just one day to make his case. Other cities gave more time for such crimes ( impiety, false Gods etc) but the system in Athens was arranged against him.
Today, 2500 years later, little has changed, the system is arranged against us, too.
You try to keep perspective. Get up every morning and say: take a hard look at all sides and remain fair.
And so you scan the papers, scan the CBC, CTV and Global — you know the so-called mainstream media.
But boy it’s hard not to conclude that there’s a conspiracy under way.
For example, any coverage of the negative aspects of the Covid vaccines. Very little – and when there is it is cloaked so that the negatives are very small.
A Victoria Times-Colonist story about Health Canada‘s warning of blood capillary leak syndrome from taking one of the vaccines is so described as not a rare situation but very rare.
I thought the vaccine was to help combat a medical condition not cause another one.
Some might think this a very minor point — and I guess that’s the problem. The press and Government has so conditioned the population that almost everyone believes — it’s all so rare, so few people die or get sick — it’s all for – THE COMMON GOOD?
BUT ALL THE INFORMATION IS NEVER PROVIDED!
In scanning all the media mentioned above there was no reference to the thousands of deaths recorded in the U.S. and the hundreds of thousands of injuries. And even more in the EU.
Why are these alarming numbers not carried? All kinds of U.S stories are carried every day – like the recent tragic condo collapse in Florida and perhaps 150 died?
What about the more than 9,000 deaths in the U.S. in just over six months as a result of the Covid vaccines and over 10,000 in the EU? Hundreds of thousands of injuries in the US and more than a million in the EU.
There’s never talk of the experimental nature of the vaccines – just how wonderful they are – minus all the deaths and injuries. The dominant theme on the Covid coverage is just how many more are vaccinated —-it’s like 99 per cent positive to one per cent negative. Have not all previous vaccine experiments closed down after 50 deaths? Including the recent swine flu? No coverage!
Are there not more deaths in U.S. from Covid vaccines in six months than deaths from all vaccines in 30 years? No coverage!
Are there not hundreds of thousands of injuries recorded in the U.S. and over a million in the EU? No coverage!
Are not the PCR tests in all the provinces conducted in such a fashion as to make them produce mostly false positives. No coverage!
Have not doctors being persecuted by Canadian Authorities for expressing their honest views of skepticism on the vaccines? No coverage!
I wrote All the First Minsters about the persecution of Dr. Hoffe of Lytton, No response.
One would think that these are disturbing facts that would cause major headlines in our Country. Not in Canada,and it seems most western nations, there’s a similar situation.
In Canada I know that the Federal Government has provided hundreds of millions to the print media ($600 million) even before the Pandemic. And how much did these media companies get from the so called pandemic aid? And CBC is a signatory to a deal between global media giants to cover only what they think, Gods that they are, is important related to the pandemic.
I don’t think these media companies reported just how much they received. I have not read, heard or seen anything on the breakdown on that. I actually asked one media group for their financial statements only to be refused. One would think that these media companies, so interested to report what other companies get from the Government in various projects, would be very forthcoming in reporting what they actually received themselves from the Government.
So how can one not be suspicious? The lack of Canadian coverage on the full vaccine story, the negatives as well as the positives, is so one sided with the negativity on deaths and injuries etc, hardly carried at all yet so obvious and historically unprecedented, that it boggles the mind.
It leads one logically to have to surmise that it just might have something to do with the now close relationship between the government and the media.
Chapter One – In the early 1980s Justin Trudeau’s father Pierre Eliot Trudeau through his Government and Parliament sought to unilaterally bring our Constitution to Canada from Britain so that we truly had our own Constitution and could amend it in the future here in Canada. Some new elements were to be added that affected the provinces including a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
He failed. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled he could not do this without the agreement of the provinces. Unilateralism was found wanting. Changing our Constitution was a co-operative effort.
The court ruled:
“The two Houses of the Canadian Parliament claim the power unilaterally to effect an amendment to the B.N.A. Act which they desire, including the curtailment of provincial legislative powers. This strikes at the basis of the whole federal system. It asserts a right by one part of the Canadian governmental system to curtail, without agreement, the powers of the other part.
There is no statutory basis for the exercise of such a power. On the contrary, the powers of the Senate and the House of Commons, given to them by s. 4(a) of the Senate and House of Commons Act, excluded the power to do anything inconsistent with the B.N.A. Act.
The exercise of such a power has no support in constitutional convention. The constitutional convention is entirely to the contrary. We see no other basis for the recognition of the existence of such a power. This being so, it is the proper function of this Court, in its role of protecting and preserving the Canadian constitution, to declare that no such power exists.
We are, therefore, of the opinion that the Canadian Constitution does not empower the Senate and the House of Commons to cause the Canadian Constitution to be amended in respect of provincial legislative powers without the consent of the provinces.”
Fundamental change is captured under a constitutional convention or custom and is just as much a part of our Constitution as the written part known as the Constitution Act of 1867.
Today, governments in combatting a so-called pandemic have instituted unilaterally health orders and many restrictive measures that ignore this constitutional convention. Parliaments and the people have been largely by passed in this all-out effort of fear. Cost benefit analysis has been ignored and the qualified emergency planners have been bypassed as so-called medical experts have instituted a narrow based response.
In 1960 the Parliament of Canada passed an Act entitled The Bill Of Rights. It put in law the protection of right and freedoms for the people of the country.
“An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
The Parliament of Canada, affirming that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions;
Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law. And being desirous of enshrining these principles and the human rights and fundamental freedoms derived from them, in a Bill of Rights which shall reflect the respect of Parliament for its constitutional authority and which shall ensure the protection of these rights and freedoms in Canada:
Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Bill of Rights
Recognition and declaration of rights and freedoms
1 It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,
(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
(b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law;
(c) freedom of religion;
(d) freedom of speech;
(e) freedom of assembly and association; and
(f) freedom of the press.
The health orders and other ‘pandemic measures’ violate this law.
In the early 1980s, in an effort to better secure our rights and freedoms as Canadians it was agree that these right and freedoms should be enshrined in the Constitution. Therefore in 1981 as part of the patriation package referenced above The Charter of Rights and Freedoms were included becoming a part of THE CONSTITUTION ACT OF 1982.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:
Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms
Rights and freedoms in Canada
1 The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
2 Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association.
Mobility of citizens
6 (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.
Rights to move and gain livelihood (2) Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the right
(a) to move to and take up residence in any province; and
(b) to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
Life, liberty and security of person
7 Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
Once again, the Governments of Canada and their agencies and public servants have violated these rights and freedoms with the imposition of heath orders and other restrictive measures.
It must be asked — how can this be? A Constitutional convention, a Federal Act of the Parliament and a written Charter of Rights as part of the Constitution are being violated and Governments proceed willy nilly to trample on the rights and freedoms of the people.
The answer is the Governments believe they are protected by Section One of the Charter:
‘1 The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.’
The only problem is governments have not proven that the harsh and restrictive measures they have taken are “reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.”
Governments have arrogantly moved ahead without providing the justification for their actions in contravention of this Charter condition, this constitutional provision! This is an affront to the conventions, laws and constitutional provisions of our country.
Sadly, to date lower courts in BC and Alberta and the Federal Court have decided cases in complete violation of the unilateralism displayed , some how downplaying provisions of the Bill of Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in not enforcing Section 1 Of the Charter which requires that any override of the Charter must be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society and which has not been done.
And additionally, the evidence is overwhelming that the restricted measures cannot be justified. How can a situation in society be identified as a pandemic when the recovery rate for the majority of the population is over 99 per cent?
When no cost benefit analysis has ever been done on the measures being contemplated and then implemented
When the existing emergency planners in all 10 Provinces and Territories and the Federal Government were not engaged
When Big Pharma has complete immunity from being responsible for their drugs being used to combat the virus
When the drugs are only experimental with medium to long term effects unknown.
When all the clinical trials that have be used on all former vaccines have not been completed yet the vaccines are encouraged to be taken
When tens of thousands of professionals ( 14,803 Medical and Public Health Scientists and 43,599 Medical Practitioners) have condemned the lockdown measures being used through the signing of the Great Barrington Declaration
When the PCR tests being used have proven to be faulty and produce many false positive tests. Actually confirmed by the inventor of he tests!
When numerous studies have shown that masks used by almost everyone are ineffective and in some cases harmful
When death records have been shown to be wrongly described
When the dugs being used have caused more deaths already than all previous vaccines for 30 years.
When official records show hundreds of thousands have been injured in the USA and over a million in the European Union from the vaccines in just six months
When the media giants ( including the CBC) have all conspired by written agreement to refrain from publishing any negative reports on the vaccines or measures taken
When the social media platforms who are unqualified regularly remove negative reports concerning vaccines
When already recovered Covid patients are being encouraged to get a vaccine when it has been shown they such people already have immunity
And why the big push to vaccinate children who are at minimum to no risk from the virus?
And perhaps the most egregious of all is :
There are cheap effective treatments Iivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine and vitamins and supplements ) available which if taken properly can reduce hospitalizations by 85% and make the experimental vaccines redundant.
When Vitamin D has been downplayed when it’s proper use provides immunity and reduces severity of the virus effects
When this information has been provided to the public and even to the Congress of the United States
Chapter Five — Conclusion
It seems that in this country we will have to rely at some point (the sooner the better) on the highest court , The Supreme Court of Canada , to restore our democracy.
Will these learned judges, unlike the judges in the lower courts, examine the evidence, honour our conventions, honour our laws and the Charter – and have the courage to do what their colleagues did in 1981 and reject another Trudeau and his Government – and protect the liberties and freedoms of this great land?
It’s good to see. We just need more of them. The Toronto Sun, one of the few brave , honest media left, have published a piece by several academics highlighting just how bad these lockdowns here in Canada have been.
The academics are: Claus Rinner, PhD, Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University; Donald G. Welsh, PhD, Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University; Jan Vrbik, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics, Brock University; John Zwaagstra, PhD, Biotechnology, National Research Council; Laurent Leduc, PhD, Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, University of Toronto (retired); Valentina Capurri, PhD, Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
They say ‘What we know about COVID-19 has changed over the last 15 months. For example, did you know that asymptomatic transmission is no longer considered relevant for SARS-CoV-2 spread? Yet, why are the implications of the updated science on mask mandates and social distancing not being discussed?’
And then they state ‘How could one-half of the United States go safely back to the old normal with no mask mandates, distancing rules, or vaccine requirements, while the province of Ontario maintains one of the tightest restrictions of civil liberties in the world? Why are dissenting doctors silenced by their professional organizations and the media, instead of being listened to and cross-examined?’
And then tellingly they explain ‘In early 2020, asymptomatic transmission was suspected to pose a risk large enough to respond to the novel coronavirus with unprecedented lockdowns and mobility restrictions. Normally, any important government policy is subject to a cost-benefit analysis – why was this not done for the COVID-19 measures?’
Then this shocking information: ‘Independent Canadian researchers predict a devastating toll: one study estimates that 5-10 times more life is lost due to lockdowns (measured in years of life lost prematurely, i.e. Canadians dying earlier than they would without lockdowns), as compared to any lives that may have been saved, and another study pegs the costs at up to 282 times greater than the benefits.’
Why are not more academics and leaders as well as citizens taking this information more seriously?
Fear early on captured our senses and we can’t seem to let go even when credible contrary information is presented. And our Governments with their public health officers are ruling the roost with parliamentary debate and the necessary democratic governance by the elected is sadly absent.
The academics go on to say: ‘It does not take a degree in medicine or public health to see the possibility that the threat of SARS- CoV-2 was greatly exaggerated and the Western world’s pandemic response badly mismanaged. It is extremely dangerous to suppress diverging analyses and censor opposing views, as has been happening with respect to COVID-19 in mainstream and social media, in the public sphere and at the workplace, and even in our universities and parliaments.’
And they conclude ‘If we do not maintain careful checks and balances on government and public health officials, we run the risk of taking the wrong path for too long. This is the situation we are facing right now, and it is imperative that we stop and retrace our steps to find a sensible, sustainable way to deal with SARS- CoV-2, as we do with other endemic viruses.
‘This country has to fully re-open and get back to normal life, along with restoring long-established pandemic preparedness.’
Why has such common sense been rejected for so long and even today?
In our smugness are we afraid that we might be able to learn something from the Americans? I mean they only are our defenders in time of war, from whom we buy much if our food and whose technology we depend on every day.