Politics at is morally bankrupt worst
On Tuesday January 9, 2007 I sent a letter to CanWest and various newspapers expressing my thoughts on the complete lack of judgement evidenced by Global’s Vancouver television station and their telethon for Stanley Park. With all the important issues that need funding and public awareness it was to aggravating to remain silent on the insult offered to all those in true need of assistance.
Imagine then how infuriating it was on Thursday to watch the politically desperate behaviour of the NDP, a party that claims to champion those society views as disposable. There, in a disgusting display of opportunism, were various members of the NDP caucus and party as they sought to score meaningless political points against Gordon Campbell for the province not donating millions more to “restoring” Stanley Park. As if nature, another area it would appear the NDP pay only lip service to, were not capable of healing Stanley Park without any “help”.
To add further injury to the numerous insults good judgment, ethical behaviour and a sense of priorities have taken over Stanley Park this week, Gordon Campbell showed a total lack of backbone and jumped on this decadent and senseless Stanley Park bandwagon. Apparently Mr. Campbell’s “NO” is only firm when denying funding to the poor, homeless and those in real need. Appeasement is seemingly the policy of Mr. Campbell and his Liberal’s when the decision has such a potential to negatively affect Liberal party coffers or political fortunes.
Watching this vile display of moral bankruptcy and politics leaves one yearning, make that praying, for the addition to the BC political landscape of a new party with ideas, ideals, honour, the ability to say “NO” and a sense of priorities based on principal and reality. Otherwise I and many others are left disenfranchised, lacking as we do any party or candidates worthy of our support or deserving of being entrusted with the governance of British Columbia.