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Regina has spent a lot of years trying to resolve the problems facing the homeless, and I’m pretty impressed by her commitment to making life better for the less fortunate.

I’m not convinced the answers can be found in increasing the tax burden, but think people like her are right when they point an accusing finger at those in power.   It seems there are no obstacles in the way for government on enacting policies they like, and so much money at their fingertips to live above the rabble.  At the Federal level, it was nauseating to see Justin Trudeau whip off to Paris with a small army of politicians of every stripe, from every province.  It’s hard to see the working stiffs, who paid for their luxury jaunt, from 35,000 feet.

I wonder how much deliberation went into that exotic expense?  So I too think our tax dollars move too easily in the wrong direction.   And far too much tolerance for the forces that degrade and destroy society.  Like the current push to legalize marijuana, an entrance drug to worse addictions.  

There was once a time when our leaders saw the value in helping people OUT of their addictions.  It’s very odd that now the prevailing wisdom is to make it easier for people to stay in their addictions, and indeed that the public should pay for increased access and availability of the demons ruining so many lives.   Be sure of this, there are always sharks making money on ruined lives, no matter what their business card reads.

and CKNW today:

Vancouver is on pace for more than 400 overdose deaths by the end of 2017.
The Vancouver Police Department reports 27 OD deaths for May.
In a statement, Mayor Gregor Robertson says  “Four people a day are dying from overdoses in B.C. – we are desperate for a new provincial government who will change course and take a bold approach to stopping this horrific drug overdose death toll.”

Here’s Regina:    The following is my reply to the  Paul Henderson article that The NEWS printed yesterday — his article was first printed in theChilliwack Progress several days earlier, and The Progress then printed my letter.

Paul Henderson did an excellent job in his  June 9th article on the dilemma facing us re: marginalized individuals.

Now I realize his daughter is too young to understand the intricacies involved in this dilemma.  Actually many of us several times her age — myself included — don’t have a clue about what’s going on here. Some of us, however, are old enough to remember when people who needed help actually received it.  A time when addiction treatment and mental health services appear to have been sufficient for the population.  A time when social housing adequately served those in need.  A time when literally hundreds of people in our fine Valley did not have to sleep outside.  A time when excuses from politicians were not needed because the “problem” was not such a problem.

However, years of justifying the current system by saying “get off drugs” or “just find yourself a place to rent” haven’t worked too well.  We need the influx of tax dollars — yes, public money — that we saw in the 70s and early 80s to provide both housing and services.

Since politicians have little compunction when it comes to justifying 40 percent raises, or $500 plus stipends for meetings — incidentally, more than the monthly housing allowance for those on social assistance — this should not be too hard for them to understand.

Regina Dalton

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is not particularly helpful in her suggestion that seniors open their homes, to alleviate their growing tent city plague.

During the war and well into the ’60s people left their homes and cars unlocked. Men who molested children were not tolerated. As a child I could wander the Ontario countryside freely, even after dark. But God was acknowledged in those poorer, but better years.  And while not everyone went to Church, or was a Christian, Christianity had a clarifying effect on the Judeo-Christian western world.

We boast that we have dispensed with our Creator and Lord, and now we are wretched moral orphans. Lisa Helps suggestion that the aged open their homes to people who will doubtless have street-smarts, superior physical strength, and desperate motivation to fleece their hosts, is a very bad solution to the problem of homelessness.

Helps notes that during the Second World War, newspaper headlines urged residents to billet homeless workers who had relocated to Victoria to help with the local war effort.

“They didn’t charge anything, they just opened up their spare bedrooms and invited strangers in,” she wrote.

Given that no purpose-built rental buildings were built in Victoria for 30 years, and that nearly 6,000 people have moved to the city in the past five years, the city is facing a housing crisis, Helps said in the post.

“What if Victorians responded in the same way to this crisis? What if there was a way to connect people living in vehicles, in motel rooms, on couches, with seniors living in large houses all alone, with retirees with an extra bedroom, or even with families with large houses and extra rooms,” she wrote.

Excerpts from:       (Followed by a wonderful old song done by Doc and Chickie Williams.)


Birth control leader Margaret Sanger: Darwinist, racist and eugenicist


Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, the leading organization advocating abortion in the United States today. Darwinism had a profound influence on her thinking, including her conversion to, and active support of, eugenics. She was specifically concerned with reducing the population of the ‘less fit’, including ‘inferior races’ such as ‘Negroes’. One major result of her lifelong work was to support the sexual revolution that has radically changed our society.

Sanger did not like caring for her children and grossly neglected them. (From Sanger63).

Margaret Sanger (14 Sept. 1879–6 Sept. 1966) was the most prominent leader of the modern birth control and ‘free love’ movements.1 Sanger’s mother was a devout Irish Catholic; her father, Michael Higgins, was an unstable man unable to provide adequately for his large family. Although a skilled stonemason and tombstone carver, Mr Higgins was unable to properly care for his family because he alienated many of his customers with his radical politics.2 He drank heavily when he had the money while his 11 children ‘suffered bitterly from cold, privation, and hunger.’3 He was so anti-Christian that when Margaret was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic church on March 23, 1893, the event ‘had to be kept secret, as her father would have been furious.’4

Sanger left her unhappy home as a teen, never to return—except briefly to study nursing at a co-educational boarding school called ‘Claverack College’.5 She was reportedly a poor student, skipped classes and neglected her part-time job. She dropped out of school and, after a brief stay at home to help care for her dying mother, moved in with her older sister and worked as a first grade teacher. She taught the children of immigrants but left after only two terms. This unhappy experience may have contributed to her later enthusiastic embrace of eugenics.

About this time she married William Sanger, an architect and painter, in 1902 and soon had three children. Her husband tried everything within his power to please his wife, but she turned out to be very difficult to satisfy. Margaret was also a distracted mother who did not like caring for children, including her own.6 She detested domestic life and grossly neglected her children to the point that neighbours had to step in to care for them.7 The letters her children wrote to their mother vividly reveal this neglect.

Margaret Sanger’s second husband, oil magnate and founder of the 3-in-1 Oil Company James Noah H. Slee, was also very wealthy.8 She wrote to her secretary, ‘I don’t want to marry anyone, particularly a stodgy churchgoer … Yet … how often am I going to meet a man with nine million dollars?’9

Following her father’s footsteps, Sanger became involved in radical politics. When she was formally introduced to Marxism, anarchism, secular humanism, free love and Darwinism, she found her passion in life. Sanger used her husbands’ wealth to support her activities. Her sexual passion, though, resulted in free-love behaviour that neither of her two husbands could cope with.10

Sanger’s writings

Sanger wrote extensively, leaving ample documentation of her life. She founded Birth Control Review, published from 1917 until the early 1940s, and was either an editor or contributor to this publication during most of its existence. Sanger’s relationship with eugenicists was clearly expressed in the pages of Birth Control Review from its inception. Eugenics also ‘soon became a constant, even a dominant, theme at birth-control conferences’.11

Sanger believed she was ‘working in accord with the universal law of evolution’.12 She maintained that the brains of Australian Aborigines were only one step more evolved than chimpanzees and just under blacks, Jews and Italians.13 When arguing for eugenics, Sanger quoted Darwin as an authority when discussing ‘natural checks’ of the population, such as war, which helped to reduce the population.14 Her magazine even argued for ‘state-sponsored sterilization programs’, forcibly sterilizing the ‘less capable’.15 She won many academics and scientists to her cause, including Harvard University sociologists E. M. East, University of Michigan President Clarence C. Little and Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Alfred Meyer.16

Sanger also made her eugenic views clear in her many publications, such as The Pivot of Civilization and Woman Rebel, stressing that birth control was not only ‘important with respect to controlling the numbers of unfit in the population’, but was the ‘only viable means to improve the human race’.17 For example, she wrote: ‘Birth control itself … is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.’18 She boldly proclaimed that birth control was the only viable way to improve the human race.19 And while in her later years Sanger redefined what she meant by the unfit, ‘she increasingly saw feeblemindedness, the bogey of all hereditarians, as antecedent to poverty and social organization in the genesis of social problems.’20

She also opposed charity because it allowed the less fit to survive and propagate more unfit children.21 The influence of Darwin on Sanger’s racism ideas is obvious from her writings. For example she wrote,

‘The lower down in the scale of human development we go the less sexual control we find. It is said the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets. According to one writer, the rapist has just enough brain development to raise him above the animal, but like the animal, when in heat, knows no law except nature, which impels him to procreate, whatever the result.’22

Her conversion to eugenics

Early in her career, Sanger became a follower of Thomas Malthus, the same man that inspired Darwin. Malthus’s disciples—then called Malthusians and Neo-Malthusians—taught that ‘if Western civilization were to survive, the physically unfit, the materially poor, the spiritually diseased, the racially inferior, and the mentally incompetent had to somehow be suppressed and isolated—or perhaps even eliminated.’23

As Sanger stressed in a talk given at the Fifth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference, the end goal of her movement was to produce a superior race: ‘To-day the average reliance of civilization is based upon iron and steel, bricks and mortar, and we must change this to the construction and evolution of humanity itself 24 ’.

 Right, the cover of one of the many books that Sanger wrote to teach sex-education to young people. This book was written to instruct mothers to teach ‘sex education’ to their young children. It was published in New York by Max N. Maisel, 1916. This set of books openly advocated immoral behaviour such as sex outside of marriage.

Racism and birth control clinics

Margaret Sanger opened her first birth control clinic in 1916 in the impoverished Brownsville section of Brooklyn to help control the problem of ‘over breeding’. The two-room storefront clinic was a great contrast to Margaret’s plush Greenwich Village home, but

‘ … since the clientele she wished to attract—“immigrant Southern Europeans, Slavs, Latins, and Jews”—could only be found “in the coarser neighborhoods and tenements,” she was forced to venture out of her comfortable confines.’32

Sanger once addressed the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey, and received a ‘dozen invitations to speak to similar groups’.

As her organization grew, Sanger set up more clinics in the communities of other ‘dysgenic races’—such as Blacks and Hispanics. Sanger turned her attention to ‘Negroes’ in 1929 and opened another clinic in Harlem in 1930. Sanger, ‘in alliance with eugenicists, and through initiatives such as the Negro Project … exploited black stereotypes in order to reduce the fertility of African Americans.’33 The all-white staff and the sign identifying the clinic as a ‘research bureau’ raised the suspicions of the black community. They feared that the clinic’s actual goal was to ‘experiment on and sterilize black people’.34 Their fears were not unfounded: Sanger once addressed the women’s branch of the Klu Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey, and received a ‘dozen invitations to speak to similar groups’.35 Flynn claims that she was on good terms with other racist organizations.36

38 Margaret and the Malthusian Eugenicists she worked with did not discriminate narrowly, but targeted every ‘non-Aryan’ ethnic group, whether red, black, yellow or white. They placed clinics wherever they judged ‘feeble-minded, syphilitic, irresponsible, and defective’ persons ‘bred unhindered’.32 Since, by their estimation, as many as 70% of the population fell into this ‘undesirable’ category,

Sanger’s war against the Church

Many churches opposed Sanger because she championed ‘sex without consequences’, eugenics, abortion and concentration camps for the unfit—all practices that Christianity has historically opposed.42 She stressed that she was against especially the Catholic Church because they opposed ‘science’, evolution, eugenics and race improvement.43 Sanger sought out allegiances with eugenicists to help blunt the opposition to her from the religious community.44 The church’s view that the handicapped, diseased and deformed were all equals in the eyes of God ‘struck Sanger as anathema to the dictates of the Brave New World’ that she wanted to create.45 She even argued that persons ‘whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers’ were ‘irresponsible and reckless’ and that the ‘procreation of this group should be stopped’.46

Sanger ‘attributed insanity, epilepsy, criminality, prostitution, pauperism, mental defectiveness’, and ‘everything from child labor to world war’, to ‘unchecked breeding’.47 The church taught these were sins that could be overcome and had many success stories to support this claim—and followed up on these successes with activities like Catholic charities. Until Hitler was defeated, Sanger did little to support positive eugenics (ie: encouraging the fit to have large families), which may have been supported by the church, but rather until later in her career advocated negative eugenics, the prevention of procreation of the unfit by law and sterilization.

Exporting eugenics and sterilization

Sanger also worked hard to spread her eugenic ideas about ‘human weeds’ to the rest of the world.

Sanger also worked hard to spread her eugenic ideas about ‘human weeds’ to the rest of the world. Trombley claimed that eugenics, sterilization and birth control projects on a large scale were an Anglo-American export.48 He notes that Sanger’s birth control movement was the most powerful in the world, and in England its head offices were based at the London Eugenics Society. Sanger’s movement became a ‘truly international organization with the bulk of its multi-million annual budget coming from the United States.’49Most of the money came from taxes; the rest was donated by large corporations such as General Motors.

Sanger’s movement had an impact in many nations, including India, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea and much of Europe. Her programs involving sterilization of the unfit were adopted by Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and, most infamously, by Nazi Germany.50 Planned Parenthood today boasts three-quarters of a billion dollars in annual revenue, most paid for by taxpayers, and is active throughout the world.51

Her role as an icon

Margaret Sanger is still widely admired for her work in the birth control movement. She was listed as one of the most influential persons of the twentieth century by Time-Life52 and was given many honours during her lifetime including an Honorary Doctorate of Law by Smith College.5

Rewriting history

Although Sanger’s involvement in eugenics and radical politics is well documented, many people today are attempting to whitewash her past eugenics involvement. Her ‘hagiographers, and her most devoted followers in the abortion rights movement, deny and gloss over the eugenicist nature of her program.’50 Reasons for rewriting (or ignoring) history include the fear that ‘exposing birth control’s political history to hostile lawmakers and anti-choice lobbyists’ could affect their political goals.56 Other persons hid her past because they were concerned about tarnishing her ‘perceived labors on behalf of gender equity, self-determination, and redress of economic and personal privation’.56 Even many reprints of Sanger’s writings select sections that give a very distorted picture of her beliefs and goals.57

Today Planned Parenthood stresses ‘family planning’, but the fact is ‘Sanger sold birth control as the crypto-eugenicist Marie Stopes had, as offering “freedom from fear” … which in aggregate would contribute to the wider social good. The reasoning was straightforwardly eugenic.’49 To the end of her life she supported eugenics. In one of her last speeches she ‘attacked welfare programs for not eliminating the “feeble minded and unfit” and proposed “incentive sterilization”’, a program to bribe the ‘unfit’ to be sterilized.58

It was only after World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust that Sanger abandoned her dream of producing a socialist, perfected eugenic society. She then played down her eugenic and socialist ideals and increasingly stressed the goals now advocated by Planned Parenthood. In Trombley’s words, ‘after the Nazi atrocities’ she clothed her movement in the words that Planned Parenthood advocates use today because the ‘Nazi’s eugenics became a word to strike fear in the hearts of ordinary people. Thus eugenics re-emerged from the doldrums of the post-Nazi period to exert an influence on a much larger scale than had ever been previously imagined.’60 Partly because of her past association with known racists and a history of several decades of racist and eugenic rhetoric, the name of the American Birth Control League was changed to Planned Parenthood during World War II.11 Unfortunately, despite the name change, the racism of her movement lingered.43


Sanger was openly influenced by Darwinists and various radicals in her highly successful campaign against Judeo-Christian morality and in support of eugenics. She worked hard to produce a socialist state based on eugenics, and her movement thrived because it partly fulfilled a real need in the early 1900s. Her movement played a major role in loosening sexual morality, contributing to the current high rate of illegitimacy and sexual immorality. Her goals for society may not have worked in her own life: Flynn claims Sanger died an alcoholic addicted to painkillers, a bitter woman feeling both abandoned and alone, a victim of her youthful, selfish hedonism.61 She lived and died by her credo published in the Woman Rebel, namely ‘The Right to be Lazy. The Right to be an Unmarried Mother. The Right to Destroy. The Right to Create. The Right to Live and the Right to Love.’62


Here’s a nice nostalgic reminder of a different day,  Doc and Chickie Williams.  Polka Dots and Polka Dreams.

“Simply put, cannabis should not be used by young people.”  writes CMA Dr. Diane Kelsall.

Well whatever!!  The Liberal mentality seems to be, ‘You can’t stop them, so might as well toss them to the wind, or the wolves’,…….whatever.

What a brave new world the godless liberal left envision.  Inject Gardasil into children as early as nine years old, so that they will be good and prepared for the sex they’ll be doing, any day now.  And with the risks associated with no-constraints and morals all nicely relegated to the dust-bin by the enlightened left, the children will soon face HPV and assorted plagues that come with a life devoid of morals.

Never mind, there are always reams of devices and advisors ready to keep our youth resolute in pursuing lives free of stuffy rules and talk of a Creator God, who loves them.

And get them using drugs.  That softens their brains and makes them more compliant to stories that erase God from their consciousness.  Teach them He does not exist, did not create them, never wrote the manual for human life on earth, and the route to eternal life in His presence.  Their minds and souls are to be firmly scrubbed to eradicate all such impediments to hedonism. Forbid any hint of a higher calling, and destroy all that is holy in children and in the culture around them.

I wondered at the title of the final song heard by young children in Manchester, some of whom died at the hands of a twisted suicide bomber.  So I looked up the lyrics of some of Ariana Grande’s songs.  They are awful, so awful that I cannot comprehend why loving parents would expose their children to such filth.  Because the lyrics leave no doubt at all about the message.  Probably lots of kids just like the music and don’t absorb the message, but are the adults brain-damaged from smoking too much marijuana?  John Robson talks about the provocative nature of Grande’s music in his article.

So what if some kids with still developing minds and bodies are forever damaged by unnecessary Gardasil injections, or early exposure to mind-altering marijuana.  Small price to pay for finally living in a world devoid of that God who spoils our hedonism by warning that,…….. “The wages of sin is death.”

We should not discount the possibility that there are often people living high off the hog, on the misery and brokenness of their fellow human beings.  Why there are always people tasked with the cushy jobs of studying the problems associated with addictions, homelessness and mental illness. Great amounts of money taken from the working public to help out those who can’t fend for themselves.  Marc Townsend of the Downtown Eastside ‘Portland Hotel Society’,  and his wife and other executives as well as NDP Jenny Kwan treated themselves liberally to that little pot of gold allotted to their piece of the ‘misery industry’. For years Marc and friends wined and dined and travelled in the finest style, as befits those who care about their fellow man.

In a world where the memory of our Lord God is furiously being erased, why would clever opportunists not help themselves to a bit of gold now and then. Without Jesus on the throne of our lives, the Golden Rule is, ‘He who has the gold,….. rules.”

Legalizing marijuana will destroy more young people, but on the bright side, lots of sharp entrepreneurs will cash in on their loss.

One of my friends expressed dismay at the cold, hard-hearted attitude of Tom Fletcher, in his article about tent-cities.

But is he any more unkind than the enablers opening up more and more ‘safe’ injection sites, and the people who seriously advocate that the rest of society should not only be made to pay for the upkeep of those crippled by the effects of alcohol and drugs, but also to pay for the drugs of their choice.

The story, as told by them, is that we keep people alive longer and in time they may be helped to stand on their own.  But the softer approach and the greater ease and access to drugs is increasing the number of people who get sucked into the maws of drug use, and drug addiction.

It isn’t only Abbotsford that has a burgeoning number of people camping in every nook and cranny of our city.  Making debilitating drugs more accessible is insanity.

I took these pictures in downtown Abbotsford today.  My friend, who has a much higher sense of public service than I do, saw the mess at this bus stop and at once began to clean it up, so I followed her sterling lead.  But after putting about 20 used needles into a plastic bag I began to think seriously about what my hands were touching, and stopped.  I took the photos after we’d cleaned up most of the area.

The used needles were on the street for at least two hours.  I’ve heard some awful stories about the areas serviced by ‘safe injection sites’ being littered with used needles too.

What is needed is help out of addiction, not mollycoddling enablers pretending drugs can be made friendly.  We need politicians with back-bone to lead the way out of this morass.  Use public money wisely, for the good of society, not to keep them helpless slaves to drugs.

For many years I volunteered and spent time with people who know first-hand that drugs destroy lives, and only getting free of those tentacles opens the way to freedom, self-respect and restored healthy relationships.

From CKNW:  Health Canada has approved a new supervised injection service to operate in Vancouver at 528 Powell St. The new six supervised injection booths will be open 12 hours a day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is expected to be fully operational in June once renovations are complete.​

Two other sites have also been approved in Surrey.

Tristan Hopper: