Monday, 20 June 2016


An open message to Brenda Leong CEO of the BC Securities Commission, The Canadian Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Bureaucrats and Politicians:

The Rule of Law is Like a Tree

  Let us consider the principles and purposes of the law and the rule of Law. Keep in mind, the Law, and the 'Rule of Law' in a Democratic, fair, and just society are like a Tree trunk that stands tall and strong so as to be able to best support the branches it proffers. The Roots of the tree reach into the Earth, the Earth is the people and the environment, the Roots are the Judiciary that is mandated with upholding the Law, they bridge the gap between the Law and the people.

  If the Roots rot and no longer serve their purpose they can no longer support the Tree which is the Law. The purpose of the Tree is to sustain life, the Tree supports an ecosystem within, under and all around its branches. Without a healthy tree with strong roots in the Earth, the Earth will become barren, desolate and dry. Consider the Branches of the Tree trunk that is the Law or the Rule of Law.
The Branches represent a few different things, the Branches are the regulatory systems whose purpose is to protect the public and the intent and spirit of the Law. On the other hand they also represent our case law which builds upon previous precedent as the Judiciary has some freedom in establishing the boundaries of the law on an individual basis. This is not so that the Judiciary or the Law may choose to arbitrarily favour one man over the other, this is so that a judge may better assure that the fundamentals of justice are adhered to when making a ruling on Civil and Criminal matters that could have a wide range of consequences including prison and punitive damages. If the Branches of a Tree become overgrown and forget their purpose they begin to harm the Tree and an ecosystem rather then shelter and sustain it.

  Often branches grow so far away from the trunk of the Tree that is the Law that they need to be pruned and clipped in order to ensure the Tree maintains balance and life. Sometimes a Tree does not get pruned or clipped, the Branches become unruly and forget their purpose. They stretch out far farther then is healthy for them and soon they snap in the wind or perhaps they begin to pull the whole tree down. This begins to make the ecosystem underneath it vulnerable and soon the wind carries away the dirt and begins to expose the Roots of the Tree. This leads the Roots of the Tree to begin to rot. More Branches forget their purpose and extend far beyond the original intent before they too snap because now the rotting Roots are beginning to affect the entire tree, the Tree is starting to no longer be able to serve its purpose and will soon die. In order to ensure the health of the ecosystem that the Tree used to protect the Tree must now be burned by a fire in order to allow for new growth and a new Tree or the Tree must simply be dug up and replaced with a new healthy Tree.

  Right now you the Provincial and National public officials and bureaucrats who guide the future of our nation represent the Roots and Branches of this Tree, unfortunately too many of you have forgotten your purposes and allowed these Branches to grow to a magnitude that is no longer healthy for the Tree and the ecosystem it harbours. The Roots of the Tree are rotten, signing an agreement such as the TPP or continuing the systematic fraud you call 'regulation' is evidence that the Branches have forgotten their purpose and no longer work in the best interest of the Tree or the Earth they are supposed to protect. Will you trim the Branches and ensure they continue to grow in a manner that is in the best interest of everyone? Or will you allow the Branches to serve themselves and thus begin the sequence of self-destruction and decay.

Christopher Burke

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully, the BCSC will grasp this allegory, Christopher. In nine years of presenting hard facts to the BCSC and other pseudo-regulators, I have seen zero comprehension of their role in sustaining a healthy understanding of why rule of law is a vital necessity in a functional economy. Far from it - since 2007 - I have seen an atrocious level of disregard for the need for an organic functioning of lawful principles as being integral to an investment-worthy economy.

    Accordingly, I have given up on pseudo-regulation. The Colonial constructs of a pretend quasi-judicial framework that polices investment norms in order to have credible services - has been so inadequate, that it is a forfeited instrument. As a worthless governance model, we as a society must study what is needed in the current age that serves the purposes of regulation in order to safeguard the investment culture and the future of our environment and society. I therefore encourage everyone to see what genuine governance actions look like. Investment governance is not the joke that the SRO model clearly thinks it is. A restoration of Original Society law on investment is something that everyone on Turtle Island has to consider - and when they understand the case for it via @truthout