From: <me, address, date>
The Honourable John McCallum,
House of Commons
The Honourable John McCallum,
I see at https://openparliament.ca/votes/41-2/395/ that you voted for bill C-51. I asked for this in my letter dated April 15, 2015. However, I thought I should now point out that my original letter was intended to be satire.
Satire has been used historically for political commentary. This was true for example of Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984”. Given your vote on bill C-51, it seems clear that the intent of the book “1984” was not clear. This book was supposed to point out many dangerous trends in society of the time. It was not supposed to be a manual.
I do not know if your vote for C-51 was due to a belief that this was what your constituents wanted this. Perhaps you were looking at biased or old polls that indicated this was true? There would have been a time when the media hype for the parliamentary shootings would have gotten just this sort of reactionary support. However, once people started behaving rationally again, support for increased police state actions against Canadian citizens should have been a hard sell.
Perhaps you voted for this because you felt obligated to? Your political party requires consensus views and actions. For reasons that I’ll never understand, the current figurehead of your political party mandated that you would not be able to vote your own view, let alone the views of your constituents. I really can’t imagine how you can tolerate being part of such a system. Did you realize that once elected you would be powerless, and not be given the opportunity to vote for your own views?
How a system where party consensus is required can be called democracy is beyond my understanding. Perhaps this is because I have a 12-year old mentality. When I took civics for the first time back in junior school, this concept was just as insane. Perhaps I am the childish insane one to think that the forces that truly govern behind the curtain would allow things to be any other way.
You as a member of parliament, and I as a citizen of Canada, both know how much of a farce democracy in Canada is. Once every few years the “people” get to exercise their “free will” electing a representative. Even if our chosen representative is elected, as many as 49% percent (assuming the ideal of all voting) will be unrepresented. Those who do get their selection of “representative” are probably compromising on a number of issues, and are really crossing their fingers hoping not to be screwed by the power elite. Even assuming our representative makes it into their figurehead position, you have no more power to actually represent us than a stick floating upstream. You have to fight the entrenched bureaucracy of the Federal government, surely an unmovable force. For that I give you my deepest condolences.
It is my expectation that this positive C-51 vote is going to backfire strongly on both the Conservative and Liberal parties. Canadians have been shown by the actions of both that they are indistinguishable. For those that still believe in the concept of modern democracy, you will likely find that this will increase voter apathy. This bill is just more of the same old crap. The government is once again voting to give themselves more power. If that is why you voted for this I guess it makes sense. It’s sad and demoralizing, but it makes sense. In essence a positive vote is like a positive vote for a pay raise for government. Unfortunately, we all have to pay for that raise. We all have to pay for our own enslavement. This will probably mean that an NDP Federal figurehead will lead the next round of the show come election times. I don’t personally believe that it will make any difference. It may make a difference to you, since you might be forced to get a different job.
Presuming that you did read this or my previous correspondence, I doubt there is anything that you can say that will fight off the feelings of complete betrayal. I doubt there is anything that you can write that would inspire non-existent believe in Canadian democracy. I write this as if you will actually read what I say. I don’t know if that is the case. Perhaps I am corresponding again with Mr. Nicholson from your office?
Even if you do read this, and even if you do respond, I doubt there is any sort of justification that you can make that I will judge to be in good faith and to be well reasoned. This is why people don’t want to know what our “leadership” is doing in our names, and do not want to be involved in the Canadian system of government. It is too depressing to know come face to face with just how pointless and hopeless it is. Thanks to your vote on bill C-51, perhaps I’ll go back to ignoring what I can’t change, and let myself and my kids become ever more enslaved.