Whoops! I forgot to send this off for two weeks. But it is worth FVC time in reading. So I will send it. I have been busy writing a term paper; the last one I will do for quite a while. I have already graduated but I thought I needed one more course dealing with post modern thinking. It was a very good. I have become a big fan of matters post modernist, George Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, Foucault, etc.
As for my web site, I think I will go ahead and get some more dominion spaces but i am not sure when I will get a list sever going again. I went out to Oakville last week and served the papers on this web hosted who cut the site off without notice. I have been doing a bit of legal research and I think the time is right, considering the changes in Canadian law since 2012, to create a precedent in civil law.
I should inform the FVC ginger people about a meeting I was at a couple of nights ago. It was about this Canadian Electoral Alliance group. I have already noticed that this group is really about promoting the climate change crap and wants to promote the idea that we need PR just to get action on "climate change", whatever that is supposed to be. Of course, it is never a good idea to let one idea that you want general acceptance of be tied to another idea which many people do not accept.
Now, Wing does a pretty good job of running it. It has accomplished some useful things like the forum on voting reform last fall, where even Elizabeth May told the crowd more or less the same thing. She should be smarter than this. I hope she shakes her head one day and outgrows this.
Besides Wing there were two others there beside me. One was the woman who was stuck trying to run a Leadnow group all by herself awhile back. I was there and was not impressed. So were most of the people there. They had been called on from a list of people who had expressed interest, to look at he strategy Leadnow had in mind for the next election. For some reason I cannot remember much of this strategy.
I am also concerned about an organization where they call an important meeting and none of them show up, leaving someone else to handle it without enough information. This comports with my inability to contact anyone in Leadnow when I tried to get them to announce my own little thing to their networks.
So what is the problem with Leadnow? Keep reading, because I will now lead you to some pretty good ideas about it.
After the Leadnow lady had talked about her experiences of last week, I did not add my own observations. A couple of people stood up and voiced their dislike of volunteering for organizations and discovering they had been baited and switched into something they did not want. They referred specifically to environmental groups.
Someone else was there from the good old Liberal party, reciting the same old Liberal apparatchik's crap about how we can not do strategic voting because disgruntled Liberals who can not vote for a Liberal will go and vote Conservative.
About quarter after it became obvious that the person they needed at the meeting was not showing up. So they celled her and Wing laid the cell on the table. This is the first time I have seen somebody participate in a meeting by cell phone. It worked as long as everybody else shut up when the cell phone was talking.
This brings me to the other person present, who had trouble keeping his mouth shut so we could hear The Voice from Cyberspace. He liked to let us know that he was a graduate in mathematics. He is a central casting vision of a technical geek with Asperger's syndrome and an attitude.
The talk was about details of the next Canadian Electoral Alliance meeting, mostly about what to call it. Even the voice on the cell had to keep explaining that Proportional Representation was not by itself a solution to climate change. I even proposed "PR4Climate Action" as a solution to their dilemma.
With that done, I had to insist on a couple of minutes to take care of my own business. I asked those present how to contact people in Leadnow. The first two thought it would be very difficult; they have much the same problem. I should keep e-mailing the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Asperger pronounced that I need to be on Facebook, because that is where they all are. If they are all working through Facebook, that would be a lot of their problem. He clearly does not like people dissing Facebook, and seems to think it is all there is to the internet.
As I packed up my gear I noted that people are moving away from FB in droves, and didn't it have a big failure in the stock market lately? The guy started screaming at me. Wing got him calmed down temporarily.
I saw no point in noting that I am looking into alternatives to facebook, and toward that have an idea of acquiring some additional social engine software and doing some experimenting with it. I need a really safe web space before I deploy it, because it would be a bitch to have to reinstall if I had to move it suddenly. Also I need some money.
But after I had my coat on and was prepared to flee if these ecofanatics tried to lynch me, I suggested to Wing what I discussed in the first paragraph of his piece. At this the supergeek went completely nuts, standing up screaming at me. This climate change thing is the ugliest ideology since libertarianism.
More on that, the Math grad was raving about how he had proved mathematically something about the climate which was not really clear. You can prove anything mathematically if you just make up the facts to start with. People have proven perpetual motion mathematically, and shown that bumblebees cannot fly. The economics profession is notably full of these people.
I told them, and I will tell anyone else, that a generation on all these ecofanatics will look like total asses. The climate will be fine, but much of the earth will be irreversibly contaminated by the nuclear and chemical industry. The ones who fund all this climate change donkey shit to divert attention. Including, setting up Canadian Electoral Alliance as a front within the voting reform movement.
Oh, one other thing I asked; did she know anyone who might be a good presenter at a panel discussion about bill 166, imposing Alternative Vote on Toronto? All she would say was that this was hopeless because Meslin had too many contacts. This was fairly pathetic; it does not matter how any contacts creeps have, if they are wrong the are wrong.
The only contacts that matter are the ones who mark an X on E day. It is a matter of reaching them, and FVC Canada has enough prestige and recognition, still, to do it. No doubt the same type of argument is being circulated within FVC, by this inner clique. They no doubt hope that their membership will not even notice what is going by.
I have not got any replies from this list yet, about possible presenters about the Bill 166. I might try organizing something later.
Right now, I am working on organizing another meeting, one in Montreal, for a cause which still hasn't cracked through to general public awareness. Basic Income Canada Network is a new organization. It has a change of getting its basic structure and aims right, and not falling into the mistakes of FVC.
If the bill 166 assignment draws a blank with you people, maybe you can help me think of some good non profit organisations in the country who are interested in poverty elimination and social justice, and who might want to;
1) endorse the meeting
2) Make a donation to help the meeting
3) send a delegation to the meeting.
The URL for the meeting is; http://biencanada.ca/congress/
The theme is; "Redemocratizing the Economy". There will also be a day long workshop on how to build a movement for Basic Income. A very important meeting.
And I have said enough for now.