Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Demographics, Simple Demographics
All before us and everyone after has to deal with the clock, Tim Horton`s triage and hallway medicine, I saw and heard Colin Hansen on TV and radio defending the status quo in health care and further blaming previous Governments for shortcomings in health, when are the 90s ever not going to be the blame of today`s ills, the year is 2011 and the Liberals speak of the 90s more than they do of the future, demographics, time, inevitability, sadness and despair.....
You readers and contributers amaze me, your strength and belief, your trust in me, I need some advice, I need some sunshine and purpose, how do you prepare for the death of loved ones, what can you say, what can you do, how can remove the mind from the sea of sadness, how do you people carry on when your blood idols die.....Where do you find the strength, some say I may need some churching up but organized denial and sin doesn`t appeal to me, the ancient Egyptians also had trouble dealing with this same grief, those wielding power spent lifetimes building tributes to the departed, well before their demise, wraps and ceremony leading to the after life, I hope it is so, my only relief is to look to the very young, the continuation of woman and man and blood, renewal and eventually dry eyes.
The BC Liberal closed down nearly 200 hundred schools so far, declining enrollment for sure but not everywhere, demographics my friends, demographics, the Surrey school district is overcrowded and growing, they need today alone at least 6 new schools, I heard a man speaking on CKNW today about the school shortage in Surrey, isn`t that interesting, the Campbell Liberals are experts at telling us about demographics, how health care costs are growing, baby boomers are getting old, the silver tsunami, privateer lobbyists like Dr. Brian Day beat the drum to kill public health and grow the private health sector, the expert forecasters at the Fraser institute, the Conference board of Canada, the BC Progress board, the Liberals cite these forecasters and demographic wizards and report their future predictions as fact...
The man who spoke said that to build a school in Surrey takes 3 to 5 years to complete, it depends whether or not the city or school board owns the land, this man stated the fact that at this time in history when Surrey is in need of 5 new schools(TODAY) there isn`t even 1 new school on the drawing board, no money, no capital yet that roof and casino are getting built, rat infested schools in Richmond with rat droppings on everything, school boards that have no money for exterminators or janitors, parents complaining about their children getting sick in that school, stomach problems and the like.....
So that means that the Surrey school nightmare and overcrowding will continue for years and years all the while simple demographics told the Liberals that Surrey school district had a problem and several new schools should have been built or had construction started years ago, yes friends, the NDP built hundreds of schools in the 90s while Campbell closed hundreds, left right divide, no, demographic denial, selective use of future facts, beat the drum on health care and allow Surrey to fall into disrepair, what happened to your forecasters, I fight for those offspring, the grandchildren, I fight to respect the blood line of those who came before us, that will never change, today I fight my enemy time and tears.
On Global news last night Chris Galais did a story featuring Hansen, the article was talking about how health care is costing too much, how the boomers are coming, the story features Brian Day, the story was a BC Liberal spin job designed to downplay the Tim Hortons triage story, these rightwing bastards make me sick, what about demographics, in India, a population of over 1 billion people 75% are under 25 years of age, think about that baby boom, that silver tsunami, why does the Fraser institute and the Liberals never talk about AFTER the baby boomers die, won`t then Canada`s population be young, hasn`t mankind always had to deal with the rise and fall of average ages, why is it today that modern man can`t find an answer, do we not owe our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters as much health care as required.
My Dad and Mom have both been using our health care system a lot as of late, my Dad is fighting for time, more time, colon cancer a few years ago, a wonky heart valve last year, the pills, bags and bags of different pills, different pills affect the mind and its affect on me is stunning, madman or genius, delusional or baked, my Dad has been on the computer searching for cures, holistic, alternate, illegal, the will to live is strong and he doesn`t want to go and when I hear Colin Hansen, when I hear the Fraser institute and when I look into my dads once powerful penetrating eyes and now see a puppy dog of a man asking for more time the anger boils over in me, the retractable roof, the Olympics, the best place on earth, meanwhile Surrey students sit in portables, staggered days, standing room only lunchrooms and Tim Horton triage..
Demographics, simple demographics told the Campbell Liberals that Surrey needed more schools years ago, a simple thing like school needs and the BC Liberals deliberately failed.
The Tim Hortons triage episode, the Royal Columbian has been having code reds and code purples for years, the silver tsunami is approaching and simple demographics told them so, the BC Liberals closed Saint Marys hospital next to the Royal Columbian and refused to deal with the now here....Aging populous.
My fury and rage are only matched by my tears and trembles, time, hopefully time allows me one more summer with the salmon and my idols.
The Straight Goods