Oct. 20, 2022

In a lawsuit against the state, guess who always wins

In Canada, glorious and free, individual vs the state, the state wins! It’s all “too moot!” 

My lawyer just called. “I have bad news. The Judge has ruled against us. Reasons later.”

One would think a Senior Judge could give the reasons now. But as has been true from the beginning of this case, the ‘talking down’ has been extraordinary.  

No glory, no individual rights or freedom. In true arrogant fashion individual rights and freedom fall on rhe sword of the state knows best!

The ordinary citizen’s cynicism in the system that I said will be invalidated by our “Justice “ System has been confirmed. I had held out hope that the country that my place, Newfoundland and Labrador, joined in 1949 when I was seven old, would uphold the traditions of the Magna Carta, of Judeao-Christian morality. 

Shakespeare’s Play, Hamlet, comes readily to mind. 

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Marcellus, the guard to Hamlet, senses in the mysterious happenings with the Danish Royalty, that things are amiss, foul!

And Four Centuries later our realty gives new life to the play.

My lawyer asked, “do I appeal?” 

“Absolutely yes, if we can,” I replied.

Because in Hamlet there is also this: Polonius, King Claudius’ chief minister giving advice to his son, Laertes, on his departure to France: “This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
thou canst not then be false to any man.”