We should have been wiser, the writing was on the wall in 1996 when Gordon Campbell was financed by David Mclean to run for premier, the deal was a simple one, David Mclean finances Gordon Campbell in exchange for BC Rail, that would be bad enough if we actually got paid for the railway, but if one takes into consideration the cost of paying Patrick Kinsella and BC rail executives 10s of $millions for years to play golf, the $50 million dollar cost of the Corruption trial and then there is the tax indemnity inked in the deal, originally a value of $300 million dollars but with a 9% annual escalter clause we now owe CN Rail $600 million dollars, dribs of money from the sale put in the Northern trust has been hammered with financial losses, money could have been put in a safe haven but it wasn`t, all tolled the $1 billion dollar sale price for BC Rail has been reduced to...
A mere $200 million dollars, but the tax indemnity hasn`t been paid yet, it`s rapidly approaching the $650 million range, if CN Rail delays for another 2 years we will owe them every dollar they paid us for BC Rail.
Campbell lost that 1996 election because he campaigned on selling BC Rail, that didn`t stop Gordon Campbell or David Mclean, they bided their time until the 2001 election, David Mclean pumped $millions into Campbell`s 2001 election campaign, nothing had changed and BC Rail was going to be gifted to Mclean, well there was one minor change, Campbell`s 2001 election platform promised Not to sell the railway, Campbell knew to get elected he must lie his face off and lie his face he did in spades, Campbell had many more lies in his election platform, including honouring the lowest paid hospital workers contract, he made that promise in the Guardian magazine......
But in a hastily called late night weekend session at the BC Legislature with no media present Campbell ordered by decree to shred that HEU agreement, the rush of adrenaline while breaking promises and tearing up contracts was not only intoxicating to Campbell but addictive, it mattered not that the United Nations chastised Campbell, it mattered not that his shredding was illegal, it mattered not that Campbell spent $20 million dollars on lawyers in a case that went all the way to the Supreme court of Canada....Even that loss in court and the $100 million dollar cash settlement awarded to the HEU couldn`t quench Gordon Campbell`s lust for lies or his addiction to the shredder.....
The lowering of the minimum wage to $6 dollars per hour wasn`t enough to fill the void in Campbell`s hate chamber, one by one Campbell stripped away rights of towns, of community, the selling of our Ferry system to German banks couldn`t stave off his empty soul pings, the wealth transfers from the builders of our province to his American masters was only a temporary solace to Campbell, even with billions of Canadian dollars heading south and billions more being put on our credit card couldn`t satisfy the premier, vast tracks of land, forests, 17% of Vancouver island gifted to his financing friends....
Money transfers, land giveaways, future debts, nothing seemed to please the premier, perhaps the empty vacuum in the premier`s mind needed more, needed human suffering, pain, maybe blood stained hands could fill his needs, he closed hospitals, burned schools, woman shelters boarded up, thousands forced to live on the streets, legal aid eliminated, courts priced out of reach, every last scintilla of hope must be razed from our province to satisfy Campbell`s thirst and addiction.......
The sleeping public wasn`t waken by our media, Campbell`s addiction to human suffering was abetted by the printers of news, by voices on our radio, how, why, media writers, radio voices, news reporters were bought one by one, wives, sons, daughters and relatives of media were hired by Campbell, how better to control the message than to pay for the message, the wealth transfer from the poor was used to gloss over, paint and perfume the foul stench rising from the bloodied and wounded laying in the streets.
A well oiled propaganda machine that isolated town from city from village, everyone thought they were suffering in isolation when in fact the carnage was province wide.
The stench, the circling vultures, the rotting flesh was getting harder to conceal but gordon Campbell`s addiction to lies and confetti was not yet satisfied, gag laws, gerry mandering and a coordinated effort was required if Campbell was to continue feeding on human suffering, media was bought, radio voices were owned, Suzuki, Berman, Jaccard and Weaver, phony voices once respected aided and abetted the vampire, tactics of fear, lies and spin was required, socialist hoardes, taxation and threats were all cue,ed on masse to serve the premier his last supper.
And once his last mandate was granted the execution started, $billions in new taxation, health care being dismantled, our courts of law removed, judges on the payrole of those whose our wealth was transfered to, mobsters, human traffickers were granted keys to our province for brothels and casinos.
Rivers sold, contracts inked that last for decades so Campbell`s blood feeding will continue forever.
"The tunnel is always darkest before you come out the other side"
Then there was light, the people awoke through massive efforts by the new media, by concerned citizens, bloodied, battered and bruised the public rose up by the thousands, signatures of millions, screams of foul directed at print, radio at the legislature, at the enablers, the voices of dissent have permeated every corner of our Province.
And on October 27/2010 the vampire will rise, crocidile tears will roll down his cheeks, the vulture will tell mythical tales of prosperity, of taxes and tough choices, he will lie, spin and confuse, the demon beast with belly stuffed full with human suffering and lies will walk off the stage after announcing his departure leaving a mortally wounded Province in a state of shock and joy.
"Keep your hands off our province you stinking ape"
The Straight Goods
Cheers-Eyes Wide Open