My First Blog
Judging from my Facebook page, I guess I have a lot to say and a LOT of opinions to share… and to work out in my own mind.
Every time I open the Internet, watch the news, read the news, take an honest look at the state of my province, country, the world, its leaders and its issues… I feel like I am sent directly in to panic mode. This world seems to me to be going crazy, we are losing our common sense, those of us blessed to live in free countries are GIVING our rights away – rights that have been earned with sorrow, tears and the dead bodies of friends and family through wars and atrocities. ‘We’ have worked so hard and lost so much in order to gain those freedoms and liberties, to enjoy peace, to have enjoyed the lives we lived as children, the lives we grew up in with our traditions, ideologies, customs…. that sadly we now have take for granted.
When I look at the world, my province and at the state of Canada today the only feeling I have is FEAR, intense fear that those days in the past were the last of the days the Canada we knew and loved would enjoy. I am fearful my children and their children will not know the country that I knew, and that my friends is a great GREAT SHAME if this does in fact become the new reality.
I DESPERATELY WANT TO HAVE HOPE.
Hope Canada’s days are not numbered, hope our economy does not bankrupt, hope we will still enjoy freedoms to move freely, to talk openly and honestly, to read what we want, watch what we want… to raise our children in OUR own ways and for the once simple and taken for granted right they be able to call us ‘mother’ and ‘father’… The hope we will still have the right to say yes AND no, and the right to elect and if needed to tell our politicians when enough is enough and have it LISTENED TO and MEAN SOMETHING. The hope that our future support my/our right to not conform, to speak and think outside the status quo, to be an individual with my own likes and dislikes and to be able to voice them freely if I so choose.
The hope that Canadians futures are as free tomorrow as they were yesterday.
With all that is going on in this province/country/world, I feel if I don’t speak to these things happening every day I will be just another part of the problem, the problem of an increasingly passive, deaf, blind and mute society that lets people and its leaders rip our very foundations apart.
The problem of being yet another person who’s rights and freedoms are being trampled on, threatened and removed by those using a harmful and distorted brand of ‘political correctness’ – a once good IDEA and SUGGESTION to be more sensitive to others that is now being used against us to limit and ban words, terms, likes and dislikes and the ability and freedom to voice them as we choose. A new ‘P.C Monster that is eating rights as fast as we are ALLOWING it to.
If we don’t address these problems we will lose all we hold sacred as Canadians.
“I am a Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong, or
free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”
John D Diefenbaker.
I will not be a part of the problem,
I WILL BE VOCAL. I WILL BE HONEST. I WILL USE MY FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS.
I will blog.
***Saying that you don’t care about the right to privacy b.c you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech b.c you have nothing to say. It is a fundamentally UN- American principle, more than just nationalism, its more than what this country is about, it is an deeply anti social principle bc rights are not just individual, rights are collective. What might not have value to you today may have value to an entire population or people or an entire way of life tomorrow, and if YOU don’t stand up for it, WHO WILL?*** Edward Snowden.
Who am I?
I am an A TYPICAL Albertan, Canadian, Mother, Grandmother, Oilpatch wife.
I am an animal lover, protector, rescue worker and ‘mother’ of 4 rescues of my own – all of which own my heart.
I have MANY opinions, as a child I was told ‘Don’t be a dummy’, so I took that to heart and like to think I work hard to educate myself on issues BEFORE I speak. I am humble, I can admit when I am wrong and correct myself accordingly. I know there is always room to learn, and enjoy doing so. I have A LOT of life experience, and hope it has made me wiser than I might have otherwise been, yet not as wise as I strive to be.
Welcome to my thoughts, opinions, points of view.