Public Service Announcement is a collection of peaceful protest songs created over the last 3 years by a concerned Canadian citizen.
"Public Service Announcement" was written for this release and is about the constitutional court case filed by the Committee on Monetary & Economic Reform (COMER) vs. The Bank of Canada which has been going on since 2011, though largely ignored by Canadian mainstream media. This case aims to restore the power of the Bank of Canada, removing the usurious private banks from our national money supply, a parasitic problem that has cost Canadians almost $2 trillion dollars of taxpayer money paid in compounded interest to private banks on a debt less than one quarter that size. It is Canada’s single largest national expense, larger than national defence and healthcare. It is the single most important court case in the history of Canada, and should be the single most important election issue on every Canadian’s lips. Sadly, few are aware of its existence. Learn about COMER at comer.org
"8 Minutes of Sun" was written in honour of British Columbia’s Defend Our Coast national day of action that took place on October 22, 2012 as a protest against proposed tanker traffic that would ship unrefined bitumen transported to the west coast via pipelines through pristine wilderness to Asian markets. The song questions the viability of billion dollar Big Oil subsidies, instead of sustainable solar power. It takes 8 minutes for sunlight to travel to earth, with enough energy hitting the earth’s surface in less than 1 hour to power the entire energy needs of the globe for one year. The solar power industry is a growth industry employing more Canadians than the shrinking, antiquated oil industry.
"Wake Up!" was written for this release as a call to the 61.2% of the current Canadian population under 30 who did not vote in the last federal election, which in conjunction with widespread election fraud, allowed for a corporate coup of our country by the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance Party and their financial backers. It examines the encroaching corporate police state and the massive transfer of wealth that has occurred at the hands of the Harper government, further exacerbating wealth inequality, eroding the middle class, dismantling Canada’s social programs, and polluting our environment. Voter apathy is a key target for the Republican-styled Conservative brand. Our population needs to wake up to the theft of rights and capital that has been transpiring around them and demand action.
"Crime Minister" was the first song released by Kanada Day on Canada Day in 2012 calling out Stephen Harper for his host of unconscionable democratic subversions, corporate profiteering, election fraud, and US Republican-styled election tactics that lead to his illegitimate rise to power. An animated music video was created for this track over the course of 8 months and released in 2013. It now has over 15,000 views to date from social media shares amongst the #cdnpoli crowd. It also resulted in an audit from the Canadian Revenue Agency, so you know it hit the mark! Watch it here: youtu.be/s77VJ3BaXxk
"To An End" was released on Canada Day 2014 celebrating our last year with the election fraud enabled Conservative “majority” of Crime Minister Stephen Harper, voted in by less than 25% of the population of Canada thanks to our undemocratic First Past The Post™ electoral system. It examines the Big Bank bail outs, the $30 billion F35 fiasco, the rising costs of tuition, debt slavery, billion dollar Big Oil subsidies, contempt of parliament, subversion of democracy, election fraud, and the endless sea of propaganda, spin, and lies that has defined the Harper government. Stephen Harper’s last day as a Canadian politician is October 19th, 2015, the date of our 42nd federal election when Canadians collectively vote him out of office. I made this video to encourage voter awareness: youtu.be/XDkbvMnbSXc
All songs were written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by me, with the exception of a friend who could hit the high notes I could not on "To An End". I did this in my spare time to help raise awareness amongst the masses asleep at the wheel, too busy to bother with politics, or too cynical to think that their vote makes a difference. The truth is, each vote counts, and together, we can make a difference.
It is time to stop agreeing with what you do not agree with. It is time to raise your voice. It is time to ask questions and demand answers. It is time to have conversations about a country that we envision, and accept nothing short of that result. It is time for us to shift our thoughts and feelings from helplessness to empowered. No fear. Only love for the future we desire for ourselves and our children, living sustainably with our environment. Together, we can create anything. There is no master. There is no slave. There is only co-operation. We are all sovereign beings of this planet. We are all equal, regardless of skin colour or sex or bank account balance. We are all free to make our own choices and do what we please. The first step to realize this new reality is to vote out the Conservatives on October 19th, 2015, together.
Peace & Love,