The Political Revolution of Canada has Begun
The Political Revolution of Canada has Begun by JC Collins – Philosophy of Metrics
Apparently we need government to ensure that government doesn’t get in the way of capital investment and productivity. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me backtrack a few days to a time when it was Friday.
The 3 hour drive south from Edmonton to Calgary was relaxing and uneventful. The sun had been shining and the Queen Elizabeth II Highway was dry and smooth. Later that afternoon the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party Leadership Convention would begin. It was the first time in 30 years that the PC’s were using the delegate method of selecting a new leader.
Yours truly was elected as a delegate for my riding in Edmonton. But my motive was not solely related to helping overturn the current socialist left government which grabbed power in Alberta back in 2015. No, my motive was more personal and specific to the objectives and mandates which have been organically developing within Philosophy of Metrics (POM) for over 3 years now.
First on the agenda in Calgary was a business lunch with my big mining customer. Meeting at a place called the Swine and Sow (such an Alberta name) we went through the usual laundry list of friendly action items and began conversing about some more personal matters.
The first question he asked was why I was in Calgary for the weekend. Fair enough. Explaining the twisting and treacherous path I have taken to arrive at my current political ideology was a good place to start, but it quickly turned into a discussion about accountabilities and key performance indicators (KPI”s), or lack thereof, related to government.
We both agreed that if we performed as poorly as government in our careers we would have been skidded and replaced a long time ago. Efficiency and return on investment are the cornerstones of what we do every day and every week. Through safe and productive work practices we manage towards profitability and meeting pre-determined objectives.
Having the opportunity to work beside, and learn from, some of the best people in the mining industry in the world has been the backbone of my own personal and professional development. At times it almost feels like an extended family of likeminded individuals who share cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. It has truly contributed to the hardworking, ethical and strategic person I have grown to become.
One other benefit is that it has provided me the skill of sniffing out BS and insincerity in those who come in and out of my world. The intelligent and down-to-earth people in mining are some of the best in the world. Hands down.
Parting ways I headed off to check into the hotel and get my delegate badge at the convention registration. This was going to be a new experience for me but one which was much needed as I continue developing the wisdom of the POM brand and further define the seedling mandates and platform of the Republican Party of Canada (RPC).
Since starting POM many have messaged me privately and made comments within the community regarding actions which can be taken to regain control of our political and economic sovereignty. The traditional responses I have given were always focused on our own personal responsibilities and accountabilities. It is easy for us to point the finger and blame governments or banks for the faults and troubles in our world. I have been, and continue to be, reluctant to run down that rabbit hole for the same reason as I push all conversation towards inward reflection. The reason is simple. We are all humans with the same pattern of corruption, incompetence, and predisposition to seek out gain for selfish reasons.
Blaming others for the same negative and destructive characteristics as ourselves is tantamount to a sort of treasonous cultural self-exploitation. The differences between us and them are found in the socioeconomic level which we find ourselves as opposed to the method. Those further up the ladder are better positioned to take advantage of the inherent deficiencies in the system than those near the bottom with less means. The difference between us and them is one of means and not character traits.
Please don’t send messages stating that you are different and not corrupt. We are all corrupting to varying degrees and levels. Some of this corruption is conscious while some are unconscious, or subconscious if you will. The statements above are broad and meant to convey the average generalization from a high altitude and are not targeted at you as an individual.
Over the last few months I have been interacting with the Jason Kenney campaign to “Unite the Right” in Alberta. Here there are two conservative parties. One is the old elitist PC party and the other is the Wildrose Party. The wildrose is the symbolic flower here in Alberta.
The New Democratic Party (NDP) is far left and has socialist ideals and mandates. Since gaining power they have taken out the coal industry, exploded debt, and are even rewriting the educational curriculum in secret. The last one is obviously meant to assist in transforming the right-leaning Albertan demographic forever, which would ensure future electoral wins for the NDP, or whatever liberal-left party crawls forth to feed off the hard work of the people.