“This can be achieved by Regular Official
Public Polling to establish Priorities, and Referenda where Significant
Changes in Law or Public Policy are indicated by such Polls.”
A DECLARATION OF INTER-DEPENDENT
EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT, AND CONSTITUTIONALLY PERMISSIBLE POLITICAL DIRECT
ACTION FOR CONSIDERATION BY ALL CANADIANS….AYE
OFFERED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY THE CARETAKER COMMUNITY, THE RAINBOW
COALITION, THE PAN-ECUMENICAL CHURCH OF THE UNIVERSE, TOWARDS INDIVIDUAL AND
Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel somewhat like Tom Paine must have felt when he
wrote his history –changing pamphlet ”Common Sense ” (1776) which
together with his ” Rights of Man” (1796) Radicalized the colonists of
the British North America, to such an extent that they declared independence
and wrote a Constitution , based on Aboriginal Principles.
The situation in Canada today is somewhat analogous to those historic times.
Thomas Paine was a disaffected Englishman, who for some time in Government
service had seen the underbelly of the Brute force, which sustains the
aristocracy of birthrights. Today that iron fist domination is clothed not
in leather but in velvet, and speaks with sweet words in reassuring tones,
empty of reason or integrity.
Lies, deception, hypocrisy, propaganda, and dirty tricks, are now so
commonplace that many people accept them, not as evidence of serious moral
and spiritual decay, but simply as “the price of doing business.”
What is this busy-ness? - that demands so much of the human family, pollutes
our planet and our minds if we are not vigilant.
It is God-less Selfishness, Ego-driven Money and Personal Power Greed, the
Few who would do it all; FEUDUAL warlordism. Incompetent Lunatics, having
grabbed the powers of the common people by main force generations ago,
sustain themselves by the simple miss-indoctrination of the values by which
the mass of people are encouraged to think.
The present day guise of this lunacy is Competitive Corporate Capitalism. If
we are to continue to use the money system as a tool, let us be sure to
distinguish between Real wealth, which is, Health, Happiness, Home and Hope.
and symbolic wealth, money, which is only promise of future access or
As a species, have we not grasped the Visionary Certainty of a Planetary
Peace, a Leisure State, wherein Individualism and collective Well-being can
A multi- cultural society, as Canada has clearly become, demands a new Ethos
Today’s direction is for big Government and Corporate-controlled Media to
demand. We will, with only token exceptions, dance in their crackpot game of
competitive corporate capitalism; This is simply domination, power, and
money worship, in effect, foreign war, wage slavery, job-jockeying, and
To counter this direction, it requires the reassertion of individual
sovereignty, thoughtful and responsible choice-making. Also it requires
free-thinking people everywhere to stand against the clichés of
professional politicians and their parties, and to endorse the Equalitarian
Principles of the N.O.T.A. (None of the above) Option, which are explored
In the next few weeks, months, or years, Canadian voters will be asked to
surrender their Sovereign choice making Freedoms and indulge in a mass
suicide of sanity,
called euphemistically enough, A General Election. They will be asked, and
encouraged to evaluate party selected candidates, who, once elected,
transfer our democratic voting privileges to their Party Leaders, over whom
the voting public have no further control. These media image figure-heads,
many of dubious capabilities, have little or no understanding and little use
for the power of support which the People have pledged and allowed to be
transferred to them. They bow out of Visionary responsibility,
the Visionary responsibility for seeking Public Consensus.
If we can accept that a divine will and benevolent force created us,
all-knowing, all-powerful, Undifferentiated Intelligent Energy, seeing all
life as the product of the holistic or holy Surface Chemistry, between the
prodigious Energy of what is our Father the Sun and the absorption and
responsive life-giving chemical Capacities of Our Mother, This Earth, then
Common sense and Common understandings can emerge. We are all in the same
soup, rich and poor, all classes, all races all species.
Hundreds of thousands of people on the planet already live lives
incorporating principles of Co-operative survival and well-being, many more
would, if the opportunity to do so were made available.
It is common practice to hand the peoples’ current best interests,
well-being, and the future of our children to a protected and hidden
establishment, an establishment of a social/ corporate/economic,
class-ridden power elite, a virtual Idiocracy of arrested intelligence and
These greed-heads, High Priests of Acquisition, actually believe money is
more important than life, and believe that going to war brings peace. From
the back rooms of their selfish, culturally-entrenched positions, they
currently dictate how the general population should live its life.
Big money runs Big business, which runs Big government. The Propaganda of
these institutions encourage the People to remain divided in senseless
inter-sex, inter-personal, class, sectarian religious and small business
competition, for the shabby symbols of material success.
The alternatives are not simply to choose this current economic competitive
Oligarchic Authoritarianism, or Anarchy.
At this time, a rich and peace loving Land like Canada, offers a golden
opportunity to explore Evolutionary Political Direct Action, towards
Individual and Collective Well-being and Enlightenment.
There is a broad spiritual base to Evolutionary Political Thought enjoyed in
Canada by many responsible people who have adopted a Care-taking Care-giving
philosophy. Living out our highest selfless ideals, in creative harmony with
our fellow planetary creatures, is our Commitment.
In the event that a simple Majority of Constituencies elect NOTA
representatives, then a CARETAKER Government comes into being. In a
multi-cultural society, this random selection system and regular referendum
response from the community would cut through many of the perceived and
often very real ethnic and cultural biases. It could very well provide a new
sense of equality and an opportunity for final resolution of the issue of
honorable settlement with Aboriginal Peoples. In this society, which claims
egalitarianism as a legitimate human expression of the Divine Will, it is
common for people to see them selves as Children of one creative source.
Under the Elections Act, both federally and provincially, any registered
voter is eligible to be a candidate. Therefore random selection would be an
honorable and logically consistent way to choose constituency
representatives for cooperative consensual caretaker government. In these
times, when many Canadian people are familiar with lotteries, this would not
be a surprise or be unwelcome. The primary purpose of any democratic
Government is the Well-being of the People, through good management of
Collective affairs. A CARETAKER Government takes on the further
responsibility of exploring the dynamics of the Consensual Evolution of
There is wide concern that the adversarial nature of the partisan
parliamentary system effectively discourages intelligent good management of
There is an opportunity to evolve our system of representational government
beyond the existing corruption, collusion, and evident political advantage
The principal of random selection pre-supposes women and men, who vote NOTA
to be both capable and willing to serve, trusting themselves to act
honorably and honestly in the role of representatives, seeking consensus,
having rejected the adversarial partisan approach by voting NOTA.
An individual selected to serve would have the option to step aside if, for
any reason, they felt unable or incapable of carrying out their duties at
This voluntary quality of willingness to serve would encourage people who,
although they felt unready to fill the role themselves, would none-the-less
prefer randomly selected representation as an alternative to party selected
For many, it would represent a re-affirmation of their desire to vote and
their essential trust in the common- sense wisdom, which prevails in
Canadian Society at large and seems singularly lacking, amongst the lawyer
class, who dominate in today’s political landscape. It would also be wise
for youth from the age of 12 to be included in this process.
Secrecy in the election process would be retained by revealing the identity
of only those selected for office from the pool of NOTA electors.
When we are able to see ourselves as one Planetary People, with one Purpose,
Peace, and Plenty, A Crew on a Space ship of Biological specimens, then we
will be engaged in the process of Evolving, body, mind, spirit, and
political structures, and we will be able to exercise our most Compassionate
and Creative Capacities, Children of one Universal Life.
It is a practice in science and technology to use random sampling to
determine the qualities of any substance, mass, or mixture. I propose that
Fundamental Reform of the Canadian Electoral System adopt a similar process,
which uses the best elements of our current institutions and existing
methods in an intelligent and evolutionary manner. To this end I propose the
following as a first step.
A Petition :
a. We the undersigned, registered Canadian Voters, seeking relief from the
confusions of partisan politicians of both left and right,
Being intent on the establishment of a Caretaker Government, through People’s
Direct Democracy, call upon the Governor General of Canada to instruct the
Chief Electoral Officer to provide on the Ballot form, in the next election,
a “box marked, None Of The Above.”
The purpose of this as an alternative to current options, voting for a
party-chosen candidate or independent, spoiling a ballot, or not voting at
all, is self -evident.
b. To this end. I, (Soc.Security#)………………… Call upon the
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia to instruct the Chief electoral
officer to provide on the Ballot Form in the next election a Box marked “None
of the Above” and, further, put in place a Random Selection or Lottery
system whereby Constituency Representatives ,both a man and a Woman, may be
chosen, from the N.O.T.A. pool of electors.
c. We further Petition that Their
Excellencies instruct the Chief Electoral Officers to frame a Random
Selection or Lottery system, to select constituency representatives from
amongst those voting NOTA, so that gender, racial, ethnic, economic ,
partisan and religious bias may be avoided.
This will require both a man and a woman to be selected from any
Constituency with a NOTA Majority.
Thank you for your attention
Please Tear off Back Cover Petition And Forward to Government House
Victoria. Expect A Reply.
People who vote NOTA would be committing themselves to continue to be
informed participants in on-going democratic discussions leading to official
polls and referenda. Modern information technologies enable official
government polls to be easily available. Many more people would keep
themselves informed, knowing that they could be selected for constituent
representative responsibility, however long the odds.
The matter of individual, ethnic, cultural and spiritual identity, along
with access to land, is the practical ground where the greatest social
We are Equal and Different, much in common and so unique, Individually and
collectively. The NOTA VOTER OPTION, in a straightforward and practical way,
makes effective political access available to competent and thoughtful
voters who, with very good reasons, do not approve of any of the current
candidates, their leaders, or party platforms. Voters Randomly Selected from
this pool would likely represent an intelligent cross section of the general