Politicians issue statements
NOW IT'S MY TURN
Canada deserves democracy for a change
By Marvin Bergson

We Canadians are being asked to accept the unification of two political parties -- two parties that are dissimilar in philosophies but united in their thirst for power, at any price. Add to this our obligation, as of December 12, to follow a prime minister who has not been elected to his leadership position by Canadians.

A federal election is anticipated this spring. The newly formed PC/Alliance party (I still can't call it the name they want to give it) will attempt to unseat the current government. Will these politicians truly represent us? Or are they simply after the privileges of power, salary, pensions and perks that previous governments have arranged? To say nothing of the special rewards of doing the bidding of Bay Street.

Consider the famous words voiced by prominent members of the world in the past and how they relate to the situation here in our own country. There are parallels.

Mayer Amschel Bauer (Rothschild), head of the Rothschild banking cartel in Europe, said, "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."

Referring to the privately owned Federal Reserve, Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford said, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

Assassinated U.S. president James A. Garfield said, "Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."

American Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter said, "The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes."

John F. Hylan, New York City mayor from 1918 to 1925, said, "The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation."

U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote in a letter to E. Mandell House dated 21 Nov. 33, "The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the United States since the days of Andrew Jackson."

These people clearly outline the problem in the U.S. Without even half looking, there's no doubt it's equally rampant in Canada and elsewhere. The blatant hijacking of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada is a prime example. The world's unelected hierarchy is so entrenched that it can suppress elected representatives, coerce legal systems, administer the finances, control education and manipulate the media for its sole benefit.

Kathleen O'Hara's article, published in the Nov. 13 edition of the Halifax Chronicle Herald, suggests consideration be given to the formation of a new Canadian political party, made up of "genuinely progressive Canadians." She suggests people like PC leadership candidate David Orchard, Canadian Action Party leader Paul Hellyer, former National Party leader Mel Hurtig, the Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow, and other such parties and groups, get together to offer Canadians a real alternative to the sad choices they now have.

"The whole system needs a shakedown," O'Hara writes, and she implores David Orchard to consider this route.

Can you imagine a MacKay or a Harper debating, even being compared to Canadians such as these?

I truly believe that these principled Canadians are truly interested in the well-being and sovereignty of this country. If they could present a united message to Canadians who are starving for honesty and ethics in their leaders, could give some real hope and vision, they would be a shoo-in in a federal election.

It would not be an easy go, bucking the parties with the heavy financial backing of Bay Street, the "invisible government". But with Canadians across this great country offered something exciting to vote for, we might be surprised at the kind of support that might flow right in, financial and otherwise.

We've certainly tried just about everything else. Let's try getting democracy back. Let's go out and build a party to end all parties.

Marvin Bergson writes from his home in Pleasantville, NS