Elizabeth May, Monika Schaefer, and the Betrayal of Canada
Prof. Tony Hall
The crass opportunism of the Green Party of Canada’s leadership, including Elizabeth May, is on full display in its rush to slander Monika Schaefer. The slander came in response to Ms. Schaefer’s You Tube video entitled “Sorry Mom, I Was Wrong About the Holocaust.”
The Green Party has made a serious mistake in its haste to expel Ms. Schaefer after she has already resigned from the organization on July 30, 2015 based on reasons of high principle. As I understand it, Ms. Schaefer resigned because she sees Ms. May as a full participant in the ongoing criminal cover up of what actually transpired on 9/11. The effect of the Green Party’s involvement in this criminal cover up is to protect the guilty parties responsible for this most consequential and ongoing crime against humanity. John Duddy has made similar points to Ms. May repeatedly I believe.
“All Canada’s parliamentarians and all our federal political parties are complicit in torture by virtue of accepting the 9/11 Commission Report as the basis for the making of federal enactments on terror threats in Canada.”
As I see it Ms. May’s rejections of the information on 9/11 brought to her by Ms. Schaefer amounts to the Green Party Leader’s acceptance that it is OK to make Canadian public policy on terrorism based on tainted evidence obtained through illegal torture in the United States. That is the implication of Ms. May’s uncritical acceptance of the conclusions reached in 2004 by the 9/11 Commission in the United States. All Canada’s parliamentarians and all our federal political parties are complicit in torture by virtue of accepting the 9/11 Commission Report as the basis for the making of federal enactments on terror threats in Canada. I won’t go into the sorry details of the Paul Estrin affair that also caused Ms. Schaefer to lose confidence in the Green Party’s leadership.
“Is Ms. Schaefer a more authentic embodiment of honest and unwavering Green environmentalism than Ms. May? To my way of thinking the answer is clear given the mounting evidence that Ms. May is no friend of free speech, open debate and even rudimentary honesty in the hoax that now passes for Canadian parliamentary democracy.”
I share Ms. Schaefer’s disappointment that Ms. May has failed when it counts most to live up to her past promises that she would speak truth to power even on difficult issues. Have Greens become grey when it comes to confronting the big issues of war and peace, life and death? Is Ms. Schaefer a more authentic embodiment of honest and unwavering Green environmentalism than Ms. May? To my way of thinking the answer is clear given the mounting evidence that Ms. May is no friend of free speech, open debate and even rudimentary honesty in the hoax that now passes for Canadian parliamentary democracy.
Ms. Schaefer’s involvement with the Green Party goes back to her attendance at the founding convention in 1983. She has proven herself especially in recent years to be much more true than Ms. May to the originating ideals of the Green Party.
Unfortunately the party that Ms. Schaefer helped to found and build has now been subjugated to some very powerful interests, the same interests that seem intent on criminalizing Jasper’s most celebrated violinist for honestly articulating her beliefs. How tragic to see Ms. May in the role of media cop feeding slanderous vilifications of Ms. Schaefer to the Ottawa press corpse that has become little more than a stenographer for official sources. Very little of substance gets investigated by mainstream Canadian journalists with the result that the authoritarianism of Police State Canada keeps getting ramped up as is now becoming very clear by the treatment heaped on Ms. Schaefer especially in Jasper and Ottawa.
The interests Ms. May is representing in her federal slander of Ms. Schaefer are the same interests that are demonstrably sabotaging the promise of Canada as a sovereign place of freedom, self-determination, decency, and justice, as a place devoted to peace and environmental sanity. The Green Party still has it in its power to do the right thing and correct its horrendous mistake with an apology to Ms. Schaefer for misrepresenting her actual relationship with the political organization Monika worked so diligently to help build up. Given what I know of the history of Monika’s helpful support of Ms. May’s quest for power in not-so-distant times, it seems to me some thanks are in order for Ms. Schaefer’s many contributions to the Green Party of Canada.
What will the Green Party do to correct its announcement that it will expel an individual who already resigned from Ms. May’s party based on reasons of high principle? Will the Green Party of Canada publish Monika Schaefer’s letter of resignation dated July 30, 2015? An excerpt from the letter has already been published in the American Herald Tribune.