i wonder if those of us that do rescue are becoming a dying breed...it seems that the way of the future for animals is the shift to brokering....moving bodies from point A to point B.
i who usually have not a clue about what is happening in the outside world am following the teachers strike really closely. the three things that i am really passionate about are safeguarding the children, the sick, and the animals within our society. i am all about the most vulnerable of any species.
i have lived the governments bullshit propaganda about happy BC health care for its citizens for decades now....education has been hit with the same for the last 12 years. i read an interesting letter from a local principal who was wondering where to find the money in his budget to fix a broken desk. his wondering led him to wondering how his school in the past had even afforded to purchase the desk. so he went back and looked..in 2002 his schools annual budget was $181,000 per year for less students...this year it was $23,000....87% funding cuts to his school alone in the past dozen years.
wow...we really as a province are sticking it to our kids.
and here is the problem..in health care, in education, in rescue...someone in power gets bright ideas and then skews the math, pretties up the outcomes, buries the dirties and presents to an unquestioning public a fairy tale...and we buy it. time and time again. until we find our child is sitting at a broken desk and there is no money to fix it for him.
fairy tales are for children who need their world to feel safe. adults who are responsible to make decisions on the well being of our most vulnerable, need to take off the rose colored glasses and look reality in the face.
anything that i do in rescue or the government does in health care or education that needs a publicity campaign to push thru... probably is trying to hide something from both ourselves and from you.
i said before when motives are pure that purity will demand that what is right, fair and equitable will always follow thru. but bullshit is like lying...it just gets bigger and more intricate and complicated to keep it alive and believed. sometimes we purposefully tangle up string so no one can really see that they are far shorter and more broken than we want you to see.
our animals, our children, our seniors and those that are ill would be far bettered served by a public that demands an end to bullshit and string tangling.
we have let bright ideas cloaked in bullshit blind us to the bottom line truths and our animals, our children and our sick and elderly are suffering from our unquestioning acceptance of happily ever after fairy tales.
it really is time for all of us to stand up and insist on no more bright idea bullshit.
we are grown ups, we are ultimately the real decision makers and we do demand the absolute bottom line truth.
Cathy I work with individuals with special needs and truth be told things take a wee bit longer when you are dealing with one or 9 individuals as I do. You carefully plot and make it happen. Sorry it did not happen for you. To fault SAINTS is not fair. But very gracious of Carol to apologize and I hope in the future you make it out there. Inspiring place to visit :) Am sure your Grandson would enjoy.