I Have been reading lately about the monstrous wage increases several "top" level BC bureaucrats have received lately. About 40%. The rational as I understand it - if we don't pay them they will go to another jurisdiction.Now from memory I believe the wages went from around 300,000 to 370,00 some getting less but all about the same percentage increases. I expect these persons are all relatively intelligent, and well educated - but I wager their actual duties are not overwhelming and not all that difficult.
I also would wager there are hundreds (if not thousands) of well educated, intelligent persons out there that would jump at the Chance to take on one of these positions for $150,000 or less. I think I could come up with 10 for every position within a week. The only stumbling block I foresee is this - the requirements for the position (having been determined by the bureaucrats in power) probably begins with the requirement to have had several years expedience as a top level bureaucrat.
I also wager that if these new recruits were hired, the average BCite would not notice, ever, and our ship of government will sail smoothly forth.
It has been in the back of my mind for some time to ask this/these question(s) of our politicians who theoretically at least, run the show.
Who decides the unbelievable contracts the senior bureaucrats are given?
It is quite probable it is the senior bureaucrats themselves. What is that saying "fox in chicken-house etc." Who decides the size of the payouts they get when they retire, or even more unbelievable, are fired. Probably same answer, themselves.. I would like to see the contracts those responsible for the above are getting. If they are so generous with the taxpayers money for their buddies - just how golden and ridiculous are their own contracts and severance packages? It is 4pm Sept 3rd ( several days after I wrote the above) CBC radio just led the news with ' Premiere Campbell just announced " I did a poor job of explaining the large wage increases of my staff last month". Nothing more just the announcement.
Kings, Queens and lessor"Royals".
Why do otherwise brilliant men and women give homage to these very (or Less Than) average humans. Who taken as a group, have lazed around for thousands of years doing nothing except living high off the hog, and being a monstrous expense to boot.
Where did this concept come from originally?
Were they just run of the mill dictators (I believe this is quite probable) or were they somehow born with special powers?
From what I (so far) have been able to deduce, virtually all those who would be referred to as 'Royal' derived this title from some association with 'God', 'Gods' ,or other supernatural beings.
Genesis 6:1-4 reads: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose... There were nephilim in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Nephilim is often translated as “giants”, a legitimate and appropriate interpretation, but one which may be only partially accurate. A better definition might be “those who came down”, “those who descended”, or “those who were cast down.” The Anunnaki of ancient Sumerian texts is similarly defined as “those who from heaven to earth came”.
Genesis 17 (New International Version)
3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Abram [b] ; your name will be Abraham, [c] for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
From the above it is obvious the concept of 'King' was already present
The work of Gardner, Sitchin, I believe may predate the Old Testament and makes it clear that the extraterrestrial “gods and goddesses” were intervening and lording over the human species with a vengeance! The Anunnaki, specifically Enki and his half-sister Ninki, were responsible for the genetic experiments which combined Anunnaki DNA with that of Homo erectus in order to create Homo sapiens sapiens, thus placing the human evolution far ahead of schedule and with the added ingredient of extraterrestrial DNA.
The Devine Right of Kings - This is basically the King (see all the above) insisting God ( in this case usually a Pope- Cardinal - bishop - or some other ranking church bureaucrat) decreeing the status of the Royal in question.
Of course the next question is - Where did this God Representative get his power. Linage from Christ? From Peter. From Paul. From God. When. How.
The idea of the Divine Right of Kings evolved in Europe during the Middle Ages. The theory claimed that kings were answerable only to God and it was therefore sinful for their subjects to resist them.
James I upheld the doctrine in his speeches and writings. This theory was supported by his son Charles I and his chief adviser, William Laud, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Laud argued that the king had been appointed by God and people who disagreed with him were bad Christians
This morning (Sept 3rd 2008) the army announced three more young Canadian boys were killed in Afghanistan. I think that brings to 93/4 the number of our soldiers killed.
When we first went in I told Beth. "This is the start of the decline of Canada being recognized worldwide as a country of peace. It is the beginning of our slide into a USA style of entering a foreign country with the vowed intention of helping the populace. Before long we are killing Innocent civilians. It seems to me if we bomb or shell a small village and kill say 20 women and children the hate for the act, and the perpetrators, is magnified by some number - I would estimate at least one hundred times. Mother, Father,Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Neices etc. etc. they all will burn with hate for generations.
Add to this those killed are usually of a different religion and ethnic background the hate grows by the day. Our country will not be safer from terrorists because of our intervention into Afghanistan. On the contrary- already Muslim Terrorists have been announcing on Arab radio their intention to target Canadians all over the world for killing and abductions. It has already started - not at home - but you can be sure it is coming.