I get to have some fun. There are three types of gifts that really make me jump up and take notice. First, there is the whole wolf thing, I have a wolf coffee cup, t-shirts with wolves on them, and about a million wolves done in cross-stitch by my wife. I collect anything to do with them, it is what I get for Christmas, birthdays, etc, and am very happy with this. The second thing that I like getting are non-fiction books, anything non-fiction, history, politics, and many many how-to’s fill my attic walls where my desk sits as I write this, I guess it comes with the territory of writing reports, and doing research, always nice to have that book you need right here at hand, rather then running downtown to the library.
Raw research, and reports are by far the best gift I get.
I went downtown yesterday to attend a Free Geek meeting, and ended up having to leave a tad bit early to help out some friends. I knew the Green Party was moving almost next door from Spartacus Books, where we were having the Free Geek meeting, but didn’t realize there was going to be two trips, one yesterday, one today. So, after hearing this from Scott Nelson of Indymedia fame, we took off and helped out, even borrowed a dolly from Spartacus.
Turns out it was Adriane Carr‘s office we were helping to move.
So for the last couple of days, I’ve been busy with helping out, I even dragged one of my kids to help put desks together, and during all this the conversation came up of not wanting to toss out some research papers, two boxes of them, so … they are now sitting beside my desk, ready to be compiled as reports on the database of Northern Oracle. YIPPIE!
Thank you so much Adriane! They will be available as I get through them on the Open Database (http://northernoracle.org)
Post written by wolfe at February 4, 2007 19:09
This is one of the posts in the archive, that I was tempted to delete. Back in 2007 I was still a supporter for the Green Party of Canada, although I was at this point having doubts. The Green Party comes across as a single platform party for most people, but they are far from the environmental interest group they proclaim. If anyone ever tells you that they are not “Socialists” they are lying. But back then, that wasn’t the problem I had with them, and why I left the left.
My Dad’s side of the family is from Italy, they escaped Benito Mussolini’s Italy and came to Canada while the rest of the family went to the USA and Brazil. One of the first things that the National Socialist Party did in Europe was to ban citizens from owning firearms, and in hind-sight everyone must agree that the ONLY reason for these types of political movements is to turn people into slaves.
Anytime in history that a government starts to treat it’s people like children, that is exactly what you get. The current mindset of the left is child like entitlement, they demand ‘rights’ but do not claim or support any responsibilities. No Human Right comes without responsibility, and no real human right is given by anyone, they are “God Given”, people/government take rights away, they do not give them.
The papers and archives I received from Adriane’s Office was the final nail in the coffin. I was still an information broker at the time, and was involved with Indymedia and the Green Party, so I had volunteered to help update the policy book for the BC Green Party. As I sorted through the archives of their “research” papers I started to notice a pattern. It was the same pattern I had noticed before among other clients I had that I now label as “cost-clients”. There is a tendency for people to only accept third party information that supports their worldview. That’s what this archive of papers was, it was a massive collection of newspaper reports, research papers, magazine articles, and what not, that ONLY supported them. Nothing in any of the paper work was peer-reviewed, nothing was fact based, nothing was based on science. It was all pointless dribble.
I quit that month. I quit Indymedia, I quit working with Chris Shaw a researcher at UBC/VGH, I quit the Green Party, and I quit the left completely and have never looked back.