The Provincial Political Association I was once deeply dedicated to, is no longer a part of my life. We had a really bad “break-up”, if you will. I thought I learned a lot about the ins-and-outs of politics over the years. I have been heavily involved at both the Federal and the Provincial levels. I actually learned how little I know about people who I thought I knew, and I learned personal agendas sometimes outweigh the needs and the will of our people. I learned just how cut-throat and heartless some people can be. I learned that people in power will stop at nothing to keep that power and trample over anyone who dares ask questions or express displeasure. I also learned that there are amazing people who are trying hard to do the right thing, and they work so diligently to effect change from within,not knowing that it’s a futile effort; punishment ensues communicating concerns to the establishment.
I have had too many positive experiences over the years to let a few bad apples spoil the cart for me. I’m still around. I’m still paying attention. I just haven’t figured out yet if, or where, I belong. Who knows? Maybe it won’t be with anyone? Time will tell.