The People’s Party is a party of personal responsibility and public service. These two values are the foundation of modern civilization.
Our civilization is on the verge of collapse – even though most people are unaware of it – because the elites in our society have been undermining these important foundations by promoting passive receptiveness, selfishness, and greed.
This has not been caused exclusively by socialist influences. Conservatives have also been guilty of promoting materialistic self-interest to such an extreme that it harms our society and our civilization.
The People’s Party is not exclusively a party of the right, and certainly not – as often suggested by the corrupt and biased media – of the far-right. Our party seeks to provide better services to Canadians in need. But we know this can only happen in a society where people take responsibility for themselves, as well as for others.
A country can only have effective welfare programs when most people refuse to take welfare. By encouraging passive receptiveness, the elites are making our welfare systems less sustainable and moving us further away from the compassionate society that they claim is their goal.
Only when people have a strong sense of personal responsibility, will they prefer to work rather than take handouts. This creates a virtuous circle of consequences.
Fewer people on welfare, means welfare services can be more generous and take better care of people who are truly in need. It also results in lower taxes, so those who work can keep more of what they earn. Life becomes easier for both those on welfare and those who work.
The elites have been promoting a culture of blame, victimhood, and division. They divide our society into groups based on gender, race, national origin, religion, language, and culture. They then tell people they must not take responsibility for any social problem; they must blame others.
The People’s Party is working to unite Canadians by returning to the fundamental principal of treating all people equally. We are working to build personal responsibility and public service – to create a more stable, more prosperous, more generous, and more compassionate society.
As a party we can actively promote the values of personal responsibility and public service. We can become involved in direct public service: working with our youth, our elderly, our homeless, our veterans, and our First Nations communities.
We can act as both a service organization and a political party – serving the Canadian people and solving problems even before we have power politically. This can also be an effective way to build awareness and support while strengthening our team so that we are ready for the next election.
Winning is not about crossing the finish line and winning a gold medal. Winning is the cumulative effect of hard work, persistence, and continuous improvement. It’s about practice and getting better imperceptibly every day.
According to Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, people either have a fixed or a growth mindset. People with a fixed mindset think they can’t improve; the way they are now is the way they will always be. People with a growth mindset know that they can improve – they see failure as a learning experience.
You can see these two mindsets in how people look at the performance of the People’s Party.
Some look at the PPC at 2% in the polls and they see it as a fixed evaluation of support for the PPC for all time. They see no room for growth, no possibility for change.
Other people look at the same performance with a growth mindset. They see the direction that things are heading and the wide-open opportunities for growth.
In the graph below, the black line represents the view of someone with a fixed mindset, and the blue line the view of someone with a growth mindset. Both are now looking at the point where the lines cross at 2%. Each of them sees the future differently.
The person with the fixed mindset sees 2% forever into the future and no point in continuing. The person with the growth mindset sees an upward trend toward victory.
The Green Party won only 0.2% of the vote in it’s first election and did not get more than 1% of the vote for 20 years, and only won it’s first seat 30 years after the founding of the party.
The Reform Party got 2% of the vote, and no seats, in the first election after it’s founding. Five years later they got 19% and 52 seats.
The PPC now has 315 candidates who have practice at running in an election, and thousands more volunteers who worked on those campaigns. We have struggled and we have made mistakes. We will reorganize, we will improve, we will work hard, and soon –we will win.
The men and women who serve with our police forces are the thin blue line standing between order and chaos in society. Active members of the People’s Party are a thin purple line standing for freedom and against authoritarian control by a corrupt elite.
It was a struggle for most PPC candidates in this past election. The average campaign only got a dozen volunteers or so, and about the same number of donors – often the same people. Since the average riding has a population of about one hundred thousand, that works out to one in every ten thousand people contributing in any way to the campaign.
This is the thin purple line.
That’s one one-hundredth of one percent of the population, a very thin line fighting for Canada to be free.
It reminds me of the state of the world in 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War. The Nazis had taken over many countries in Europe, leaving only about a half-dozen countries in the world free and fighting for freedom.
Canada was one of those countries.
We defeated the Nazis, and then the Communists, and now over 100 countries are free and democratic. We are now again fighting for our freedom, and we cannot leave the battlefield until the fight is won.
The corrupt elites are a tiny group of people, less than one in a hundred thousand. They are already afraid of us, since we are ten times bigger and growing. Soon we will be one hundred times bigger, and eventually one thousand times bigger than they are.
We need ordinary Canadians to become active in our politics, and active in solving the problems of our communities and our nation. These Canadians will be the one percent who will strengthen our thin purple line and will save our country from chaos and corruption.
The People's Party is the party around which these ordinary Canadians will organize. We are the party which upholds truth, opposes corruption, and fights for all Canadians.
Some people have said that the opinion polls leading up to the election were wrong – those people were wrong; the polls were not.
Some people have said that the election was rigged – those who were observers during the voting and counting said it was not.
These were not the problems the PPC had during this this election – the problem was the media.
In the last election in the United States, Donald Trump had the support of Fox News and other news outlets across the country. In Canada the PPC has had no support from the media.
Canada has no true right leaning media. The closest we come is the Toronto Sun and the National Post, both of which often publish left leaning and biased articles, and both of which supported the Conservatives in this election.
New media like The Post Millennial and True North News have a Conservative bias. The Rebel News is the only outlet which gave the PPC fair coverage, but even the Rebel has a Conservative bias. The greater problem is that these new media have very little reach in Canada. The Rebel is probably seen by less than 5% of Canadians.
Knocking on doors throughout the election, I knew that the polls were accurate, and I knew what the result would be on election day. On the final day before the election, people were saying things like, “This is exactly what I have been looking for. Why have I never heard of you?”
A few days before the election a woman sent me a lovely email saying that she had never heard of the PPC until she saw one of our election signs. She looked at the party platform and wrote, “WOW! AMAZING! FINALLY! Down to earth, real issues, level-headed thinking! You have my support.” But most people don’t vote because they saw an election sign, and most people don’t bother to look at the party platform.
The PPC had two problems in this election: public awareness and the perception that we could not win. Both can be condensed into the first one: if we had higher awareness, we would have had a chance to win.
The PPC election result of 1.6% was very good in proportion to the number of voters who were highly informed about the PPC, which is likely less than 5%. And more people would have supported the PPC, but they voted strategically knowing that the PPC did not have a chance to win.
The PPC probably got a third of the votes among informed voters, and may have got more than half if we were seen as able to win. That is a good indication of our future chances, when public awareness grows.
The PPC will eventually win but we must overcome the media problem.
This problem can’t be solved after a PPC win. The PPC will defund the CBC and eliminate subsidies to failing media. But unbiased media is needed to get the PPC to power, and only once in power can the CBC be defunded.
Even with subsidies, the legacy media will eventually collapse. Subsidies can’t force people to watch what they don’t want to watch. Subsidies will only keep these zombie organizations going as they get fewer and fewer viewers.
The transition to online media will continue, and with it there will be more opportunities to create new media outlets and new content that will give fair and unbiased coverage to the People’s Party.
Most people who say that they believe in a climate crisis do not change anything about their behavior that shows they believe it. They heckle people who say climate change is nothing to panic about, and then get in their fuel-inefficient SUV and drive home.
This hypocrisy is quite common when people feel they must follow an established social norm but are unable or unwilling to follow it. In the case of climate change, there is very little that individuals or governments can do. We need our cars, we need our industry, and we need a healthy growing economy.
Hypocrites also doubt that climate change is so severe. After all, if carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by 25% over the past 50 years, how will an increase of 5% over then next ten years make much of a difference? Common sense is your enemy when you must believe.
Failure to follow a moral rule that is enforced by a society, or by a social group, makes people even more eager to enforce it on others. Hypocrites witness others being heckled for lack of compliance with the rule. Knowing that they themselves don’t comply makes them nervous. The best way to avoid becoming the target of heckling is to enforce the rule on others.
That’s why people who are secretly racist express strong support for anti-racism, men who are sexist call themselves feminists, and people who doubt climate change act angry and defensive when anyone questions its existence or severity.
The same behavior can be seen among religious followers, as many church-goers have likely witnessed. The strongest doubters, and worst practitioners, are often the most eager to enforce moral rules on others.
This mechanism becomes a useful tool for social control. If you can establish a new moral social norm, you can get people to enforce it. The less practical it is to follow, the more likely people are to virtue signal and enforce it on others.
Moral hypocrites also demand that government solve the problem. Political parties and governments promise to do “something,” to appear that they are acting. This is satisfying to the hypocrite since appearance is all that matters to them.
If you point out that government programs aren't working, the hypocrite will ignore you or get angry. The government virtue signals on their behalf, and that is all they want.