CANADIAN COWARDICE†† JUNE-2020

 

TO: Ellie Tesher ellie@thestar.ca†† Personal Advice Columnist††††

FROM: Roger Callow rcallow770@gmail.com

MESSAGE:

1) You deal with individual cowardice in the microcosm on a daily basis. The challenge here is to deal with cowardice on an intellectual/social basis in the macrocosm nationally; something which has never been done before and requires a different type of writing skills. I hope you accept the challenge as I consider you symbolic of all Canadians on this level.

2) There is a precedent. For example columnist Mark Bonokoski was the symbol of the media boycott of a 35 year unresolved labour case which has exposed the corruptibility of the Justice System with over 50 judges in that time period. He failed to break that deadlock..

3) Columnists Tarek Fatah was challenged on the same basis internationally. He also failed.

4) The challenge here is more localized although it references the early case tangentially.

Specifically, it references Ottawa Justice C. MacLeod regarding the Justice System and Franco Alulio as an uncontrolled bureaucrat in the Ministry of Transportation-Medical.

5) As a direct result of Alulio's aberrant actions, I became a stateless individual without medical nor legal representation; the first 'stateless' Canadian to be so deprived but not, to be sure, to be the last. MacLeod j. compounded those problems with his highly illicit action of dropping filed cases on a 'whim' thus altering the entire scope of the Justice System (which was pretty shaky in any event).

6) All oversight bodies - and there have been many - have studiously avoided acknowledging malfeasance in the Judiciary let alone examining my claims. That includes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I call it Institutional Autism where institutions only speak to other institutions leaving the individual adrift. The 1982 Charter of Rights is a mere 'scrap of paper'.

7) Your challenge should you accept it -otherwise you become the national face of Canadian cowardice- is to write an exposť of a style and nature up to you. This would not be a one-off letter such as the type you publish daily which has led to criticism for such as the Dr. Phil show until he financed assistance; something beyond your constraints. This challenge requires a very different set of writing skills. The key is that this is not to be about this writer; rather it is to be along themes: e.g. What to do with a tyrannical judge or in this case, a tyrannical Justice System? Other themes could be: POGO: WE HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.

8) This kind of existential writing is reflected in an action outlined on my website by the Canadian Veterans Association under RECENT 7may 08 which may be your model:

May 08-2020 I received an official envelope in the mail from Veterans Affairs Canada with one of my newsletters returned without comment...but here is the best part; rather than merely faxing me back my copy, they spent $10 to Register this envelope. What does it mean? It could mean many things. Perhaps they are going to start a trend. For example, The Justice Building on Wellington Street has the highest stress level for workers anywhere. Will they photocopy a newsletter and mail it back with a Registered fee of $10? The permutations of this scheme are endless.

1) Perhaps the Veterans do not like the fact that I am being muzzled by the press, the politicians, and courts on a national issue. Justice C. MacLeod has usurped the course of justice as noted on my website; employeescasecanada.ca with bureaucrat Franco Alulio being permitted to pervert ON driver license suspensions by altering the forms so that one so affected cannot be re-tested. All car cultures are negatively impacted. Bottom line? There are no functional over-sight bodies to which to appeal. Was that what our veterans fought for? I think not.

2) Closer to home was ex-astronaut GG Payette telling Canadian troops in Europe last year that there were two ways to deal with problems: either go up the ramparts or turn to space for your answers; her obvious preference. In either case, the military have a name for such people.

3) I have suggested that the military take Remembrance Day 'in-house' with the Governor General to attend in civilian garb; our deceased soldiers deserve that much. Further only the military chaplain should speak on behalf of all religions; Rabbi Bulka's presence one year being superfluous.

4) The spirit of Canadian soldierssacrificing their lives so that S. Korea could become a country and the Dutch weren't left eating tulip bulbs until the end of WWII, I submit, has been displaced today in our commercially dominated world by credit card debt with the consequent focus on job survival beyond any intrinsic values such as the resilience which characterized an earlier age.

Respectfully submitted, Roger Callow

 

9) Do not reply with 'see a lawyer', an answer would require a book, not my skill set, Oh, you are 78 and recently estranged from your wife after 45 years of a good marriage? Then book into a residence and don't bother me as I already have one to care for on this level...etc. etcI consider these rationalizations under which my charge against you stands. Do feel free to contact me on an on-going basis as this is not a one-page assignment to thrash out where the vast majority of Canadians have gone wrong on an intellectual/social basis. Granted that I take a negative over-all view which you are free to dispute.

10) As to background, I am considered a whistleblower which is anathema to the Old Boy's Club. SEE School Supt. Sub-title 2020 May for a personal interpretation; particularly at the bottom under 'Stormin' Norman'.

11) It's up to you now Ellie, I hope you make the right choice for all Canadians. I do not intend to publish anything until we have a working agreement on what's written which will evolve over time. JUNE 2020ELLIE DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THIS CHALLENGE HENCE SHE BECOMES THE PERSONAL SYMBOL OF CANADA'S NATIONAL COWARDICEJOININGCOLUMNISTS MARK BONOKOSKI AND TAREK FATAH IN THEIR EARLIER FAILURES TO PUBLISH THE EMPLOYEE'S CASE NATIONALLY AND INTER-NATIONALLY RESPECTIVELY. ON BEHALF OF ALL CANADIANS, JUSTIN TRUDEAU MUST ACCEPT HIS PERSONAL FAILURE AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND P.M., MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE THUS MAKING HIM THE NATIONAL SYMBOL OF CANADIAN COWARDICE.

 

ADDITIONS (For anyone else whom wishes to pick up the cudgel)

1) In addition to the military model consistent with the 75th year Anniversary of WWII which 'freed the people' is a veteran's opinion that a similar war to rid Iraq of Saadam Hossein and Libya of Gadahfi did not lead to freedom of the people as now they are worse off. He considered both wars a defeat for Canada. Kandahar was Canada's 'Viet Nam', I submit.

2) In other areas, there are significant changes. When I grew up, we learned to read with Nancy (Philemon in Quebec) and idolized national heroes such as Joe Palooka. Now the cartoons are entirely adult oriented.

3) I hope that you do not drop the ball on this one considering your social sciences background. At any rate, I am prepared for any answer.

4) Thomas Sowell said: In the unconstrained vision, there are no intractable reasons for social evils and therefore no reason why they cannot be solved, with sufficient moral commitment (my underlining RC) . But in the constrained vision, whatever artifices or strategies restrain or ameliorate inherent human evils will themselves have costs, some in the form of other social ills created by these civilizing institutions (which the majority of Canadians have lost faith in. RC), so that all that is possible is a prudent trade-off.

5) Compare the above statement with the handling of COVID-19 between Sweden with its 'open model' and Canada with a 'restrictive model'. It should be noted that Sweden's leadership has a high level of approval from the people in contrast to Canada

 

Respectfully submitted,Roger Callow employeescasecanada.ca

 

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6) As teenagers in the 50's and 60's, we listened to rock and roll by performers of our age-level; today young people listen to 70 year old 'rockers'.

7) In the 50's, manufacturers of autos such as Ford, G.M. and Chrysler had distinctive styles with class status. You bought a Buick if you could not afford a Cadillac and a Chevrolet if you could not afford a Buick or Oldsmobile. It was said in the 60's that Chrysler lost much of their market by confusing their model status. Today, unless one looks at the symbol i.e. Mercedes, one cannot draw distinctions between automobiles.

8) I am the only one in a 50 plus exercise class to wear travel T-shirts. Even in countries where they sell these items, the vendors no longer wear them. Tiny mfg. logos are the current trend.

9) If one swore in front of a 'lady' in the 50's; apologies were expected; today, females swear like troopers and no one says anything. One 'obscene' T-shirt worn by a female read...IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE, FUCK IT... but that was a clear exception. No-one approached her to say 'shame' or 'tramp'.

10) In the 50's, one could always talk to a Company representative. Today, in our digital universe - such as BELL - there is only a convoluted telephone system with someone in another country dealing with your local problem in terms of the Company's needs, not those of problem solving for the individual.

11) As a Vancouver paper boy in the 50's, every household took a paper; The Vancouver Sun for Liberals and the Vancouver Province for Conservatives. In the 1990's, our two sons still had afterschool paper routes for the Ottawa Citizen before they were moved to early morning. Approx. every third house took a paper. Today, no-one under 50 reads a newspaper or watches TV news; it is all internet where most information is available free. In the 50's, illiterate people were labeled 'oh, you farmer' for not being aware of current events. Today, the reaction is 'so what?' House deliveries require a car due to the distance between clients in even a mature neighborhood. I submit 'the news' will be one of the first casualties of COVID-19 and none too soon in my books considering what they have become.

12) PLACARD: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR PENSION IS PARKED? One QC public fund had its pension parked in Bombardier where they weren't even collecting their dividends. Another had funds parked in China of all places.

Even for well-managed funds like the mammoth ON Teachers Fund set up in 1990 when there were 5 working teachers for every retiree, is facing extinction. Currently the ratio is a non-sustainable ratio of 1-1. Currently it is a big investor in the world but gradually they will have to sell off their investments to pay for all those old teachers living to average age of 85 and many beyond. (Post WWII, avg. length of age was 68) Along with this risk is that parents can no longer finance their children's college/university adding to the woes of young people whom, even now, are awaiting to their thirties before having children...and a mortgage to go with that with the parents putting down the down-payment now limited to the top 15% of wage earners. After WWII when work pensions were created, longevity was not a problem; today it is THE problem as Japan with its aging population and without immigration is finding out 'in spades'. Their government debt is worse than that of Greece. Immigration with its families is saving Canada.