Email to the BC Libertarian members on Vancouver Island:
Greetings friends in Liberty,
I’m writing on behalf of the Vancouver Island Constituency of the BC Libertarian Party in regards to re-activation.
As we come out of what has quite possibly been one of the worst years for human liberty in BC’s recent memory we are faced with a growing list of seemingly insurmountable tasks: rolling back government decrees, mandates and bans; regaining our independence and freedom from a bureaucratic leviathan freshly imbued with the power of municipal, provincial, federal and corporate medical tyranny; continuing our efforts to educate our friends, families and fellow Islanders on the merits of liberty and free markets, and that leaving peaceful people alone to pursue their own ends, so long as they do not infringe on the rights of others, is in everyone’s best interest.
We are a small group of individuals and our goals for achieving liberty in our time seem so far off that we often get laughed at and ridiculed as dreamers and utopians. We are called unrealistic, Americanophiles, gun-nuts, dope heads and snobs, those are some of the nicer ones and I’m sure you’ve all heard worse. We have straw-man after straw-man thrown at us when we make our case for liberty, we are written off before our ideas are even considered. Yet we are still here, we still hold to our convictions and principles. We endure and we grow. Why? Because this is just the beginning. Our ideas are young and fresh compared to the eons of human history that have been marred by tyrants and authoritarians, by forms of collectivism and corporatism of all creeds and colours. Our ideas are consistent and our ideas are moral. We do not hit and we do not steal. We mind our own business and we let life live. That is what makes us different: The Non-Aggression Principle. We are the porcupines of our society.
How do we begin? I believe that first, we must rebuild our community. We need to get to know each other and we need to gather again, maybe not in person at first (no need to poke the bear too soon), but we need to start this process. We need to connect our tribe of freedom lovers.
For my part, my name is Bernhard Harr – 31 years old, married, working professional – and I have been a libertarian for ten years. I joined the party a few months ago out of self-defence after staying away from organized politics for as long as I have called myself libertarian. I couldn’t stand by anymore as 2020 came to a conclusion. Liberty means too much to me and I had to do something. I’m sure some of you can relate.
I encourage you to join in. Let us meet, let us build a culture and a community.
Please respond with your initial thoughts and availability. We’ll figure out a date that works for everyone interested and have a virtual meeting for an initial introduction /meet and greet. The following meetings will determine the various constituency positions and then we can start to get the ball rolling on candidates, planning, activism, elections etc.
We’ll see how things go with restrictions and lockdowns in regards to outdoor/indoor meetings, but from a logistics standpoint I think it makes sense to start virtually.
So, my friends in Liberty, let us ignite a brushfire of freedom across our beautiful island the BORG parties (Blue, Orange, Red and Green) will never see coming. Let’s take back our home from the authoritarians that have been in charge for far too long.
Member, Vancouver Island
PS: Something to soothe the soul and keep us all going:
Mother Freedom, Bread
Freedom, keep walkin’ Keep on your toes and don’t stop talkin’ ’bout Freedom, get goin’ Lots to be learned and lots to be knowin’ ’bout People, gotta reach ’em Sit ’em right down and then you gotta teach ’em ’bout Freedom, gotta win it Gotta put yourself smack dab in it Hey tomorrow Now don’t you go away Cause freedom Just might come your way Freedom, keep tryin’ People stay alive and people keep dyin’ for Freedom, so don’t lose it Ya gotta understand ya just can’t abuse it Freedom, get movin’ Never gonna stop till everybody’s groovin’ on Love for, one another Callin’ some friend and callin’ some brother Hey tomorrow You’re not so far away Mother freedom We’ll know you well someday