“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtains,” says the Wizard in the 1939 classic film adapted from the Frank L. Baum masterpiece of entertainment and satire.
While seen primarily as a film for young people it has inspired sequels by Baum, and then later has spawned spoofs, pastiches and alternate views of entire books and the cast of characters.
The scene is near the climax of the film and as Toto, who has escaped from Dorothy, runs towards a curtain and pulls it back to reveal the Wizard who is speaking into a tube and controlling a distorted image.
“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” he says to the group who is watching.
Caught in his lies, he tells the story of how he came to Oz and became the Great Wizard.
If you look into the history of the film and the subsequent books it is apparent that the Wizard, Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion are archetypes and represent more than they seem to be. The entire film is an allegory about power and greed and a dire warning that not all is as it seems.
Our modern history, our pandesent is beleaguered with the same problem.
Not all is as it seems.
We could discuss US politics with Qanon and the Main Stream Media at odds over perceptions and reality, but it would conclude nor solve no problem. Is Donald Trump the worst president ever or are the Democrats demons behind every Bush? Hmmm.
In Canada, we have a similar problem without a national information source that permeates society at all levels. It is factual that our Main Stream Media (CBC, CTV, Black Press and others) have been encouraged to be gentle with the Liberals and they certainly have been. ‘Alternate’ news organizations such as True North and the Rebel have traditionally been treated as personae non grata by the Liberals and until this month, by the ruling party in Alberta as well.
Yet, funded or not Main Stream Media do not have all the news sources and reports that reveal a different picture than ‘sunny days’ Justin wants us all to see.
Most Canadians would be surprised to know that there are lawsuits and court cases pending against Prime (Crime) Minister Justin Trudeau (and his cronies) on a number of levels and a number of charges that include corruption and deception on Covid 19 responses. There is also a motion that includes private copyright on a national law!
Super Lawyer Rocco Galati is suing the Canadian government, Trudeau, Federal and Provincial Health Ministers, and others in the first of its kind supreme court lawsuit. His argument is fact and research based and he asserts that the extreme COVID Measures that have now been proven to cause 14 to 1 more deaths than the actual virus!
Rebel News reporter, Ezra Levant has covered this story in a hard-hitting report at:
A secondary site, globalresearch.ca has interviewed Galati at:
Just as many YouTube, Twitter and alternate news sources (NOT CONSPIRACY) have reported and documented, the Galati lawsuit has a long list of experts, data, and more to prove the case against the government.
Presently, a handful of countries including the United States and Germany have similar push back against extreme measures.
Secondly, Canadian Norman Traversy delivered a 192 page document to the US Embassy in Ottawa on July 1, 2020 alleging that Justin Trudeau is guilty of corruption in the S.N.C. Lavalin scandal at many levels, just as many of his cohorts in the Liberal Cabinet and sphere of influence. Previously, Donald Trump, the CIA and FBI were delivered copies and are now aware of the charges. According to the new USMCA agreement section 27.5, any leader charged with corruption can and will be investigated to the full extent of the law.
As of mid August, Traversy now has legal counsel for his legal action and as his website notes:
“We (Norman) has (have) served a letter to the Ethics Commissioner concerning Trudeau’s obstruction of justice. We are piggybacking on the WE investigation, the Trudeau III report. We have CC’d President Trump and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.”
As reported by Traversy, extensive preparations for the Private Prosecution in the Ontario Court of Justice are ongoing with support growing quickly from all sectors of Canadian society.
“We will be able to add further charges to the motion once we are heard, and we will be adding MC IMC elements (Picton Pig Farm),” noted Traversy in an interview.
While there are many sources for information on such activities in the United States and worldwide, Canadian sources are few and I defer to Norman Traversy who states the case best in his letter to President Trump and Mexican President Obrador that explains three separate allegations:
All things considered, with a Crime Minister who is allegedly complicit in corruption of various sorts and the promotion of global corporation sponsored policy in Canada should not have the mandate to lead our country considering his demonstrated moral compass. I am embarrassed and ashamed of the morals of our leadership in our country.
May God have mercy on our souls if we re-elect this evil man.
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Making Your Opinion Known: To Petition or Not to Petition?
We all see the petition campaigns on Facebook.
“Sue Smith” has just signed to support a Ban Plastic Single Use Straw Campaign..She wants you to help. Click here to let the Canadian Government know you want them banned.
Online petitions do work, they gather thousands and sometimes millions of signatures from well meaning people who want to see the right thing done for the right reasons. However, over the last week I have noticed something that demands a closer look.
Change.org, CitizenGo,org, GoPetition, SumOfUS and iPetition are just a few of the companies whose primary goal is to allow citizens to make their concerns known around the world. To be fair, there are many great causes that have been advanced by these platforms for democracy, but as noted, they are not all created equal.
We should look for a couple of things when we consider signing on the digital line.
Firstly, what happens to our well-intentioned electronic signature?
Your signature and information is used by the petitioner, but after that it may be sold as part of an electronic mailing list to target you with unsolicited offers and other related petitions. You may get spam related to retail, political and social campaigns and newsletters.
Secondly, what is the petition for and what other causes do they espouse?
I will use the SumOfUs example.
I am a Canadian and SumOfUs has had some good campaigns, but this week I was caught aback by back to back requests.
The first one is aimed at the TD Bank and states the following:
MASSIVE NEWS — thanks to your pressure over the last two years, TD Bank just announced it is pulling the plug on fossil fuels and going net-zero by 2050.
This win is a testament to the strength of our people powered movement to combat climate change.
In 2019, TD executives underestimated the power of our movement and relayed to me that a plan to defund fossil fuels just wasn’t possible before 2050.
But thanks to all of the hard work of SumOfUs members like you over the past two years, TD executives JUST announced a plan to move away from funding fossil fuels.
I think this is an atrocious announcement and signals to me that the TD Bank has bought in to Agenda 21 and 2030/2050 from the UN of which Climate Change AND Net Zero are tenets.
Why would I, as a citizen of Alberta who benefits from the Oil Industry, continue to support this group?
Another one that caught my attention was aimed at Big Tech and their censorship and its influence on the Republican view on the election…In specific, censorship of
Joe Biden has won the US Presidency — but not on social media.
Tech giants like Facebook and YouTube have created toxic algorithms that push people to extreme content, littered with hate speech and lies. It’s one of the ways groups spreading election disinformation are able to grow by the tens of thousands in a matter of hours.
But massive pressure forced the tech giants to take new measures to slow the spread of disinformation — and evidence suggests they worked. This shows us the platforms *can* act if we force them to.
So let’s keep up the pressure on the tech platforms now more than ever, to stop disinformation and detox their algorithms. Join the call and share this widely!
But our community has been relentless with our pressure on the platforms, and we’re finally seeing them act — with Facebook reducing the reach of pages and groups spreading election disinformation, and Twitter labeling Trump’s disinformation over a dozen times and counting.
Thirdly, if for instance, SumOfUs promotes such petitions, it should not be too difficult to ascertain who their masters are. By supporting such corporations, we are supporting the Soros and Gates of this world and their agendas.
Fourthly, every petition company uses two strategies to generate income and to extend their influence. They ask you to share on social media that you support their effort and they ask for a donation to help them meet targets. Share and you may help, but more likely you have just given them one more signee and funder to target.
Fifthly, do online petitions really help?
If we believe the emails, they do indeed often help a special interest group in their lobby or get an issue noticed by a social media audience. There is also the claim that an online petition got Trump banned from Britain as well. However, getting a specific message out to a large corporation is difficult and this is just one tool. Often these are just phishing expeditions but targeted audiences do impact decisions.
Sixthly, are the causes legitimate? The death of George Floyd was unfortunate but the petition that followed changed history. Most people are not aware that many other coloured men died that day from police activity as well. The violence that followed in the days afterward may have been avoided by the attention drawn to the issue by the petition.
Lastly, if you are truly concerned about an issue or special interest group, by all means sign the petition, then send real letters, phone, send emails, demonstrate or ask hard questions. Often companies do not understand the impact of their policies and can change. Make your voice heard.
Locally, in my protection of history, I had stated a petition to protect and save Red Deers oldest building (1899) and over the course of a month had garnered close to 400 signatures. During the process, others helped by manning tables and getting signatures. In the end, we did not save the building, but did manage to change official policy and make international news. You never know what your actions will do if you empower people and value their opinions.
The silent man loses every argument and those who rustle the bushes have a chance of changing the landscape one leaf at a time.
Get involved but be cautious.
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