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Silenced by Fear of Retribution

Dec 02

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. once said:

“The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

As I sit here reviewing the numerous posted articles on this blog I have come to the conclusion that if something is not done soon,  this once proud organization (the RCMP) is doomed.

So in this time of controversy we are in fact being called to step up to the challenge. I am just wondering who is listening?

The posted articles on this blog come from a passionate vision of what could be. They are real life stories spoken from the heart of each individual, but who is listening?

If we care enough to take the time out of our busy days to inform this blog of the truth, and what is going on, then lets try to  step it up a notch!

If we fail to do so my good friends, all this post is, is another “bitch session with no listeners”;  the victims entertaining each other with their tales of woe.

I think we need more exposure. I think we need to get maximum media attention. I think we need to create an environment which will allow the group of us to report these wrong doings; these stories of total employer abuse, and identify what is really going on in this organization.

So I ask everyone who has posted these articles to think of the most effective way to assist the present and future members of the R.C.M.P?

We need to put our best foot forward and be strong as we  all have been; and figure out the best strategy to get the attention of the various Canadian communities that we have devoted our working lives to.

This blog is a start. If it wasn’t for Dr. Webster we would not have reached each other to share our experiences. We seem to all agree on most points. We seem to have found the commaraderie that we had when we met our team mates in Depot and throughout our careers. Yes, right here on this blog we have connected and overcome the Force’s attempt to keep us isolated.

We all seem to agree that Mr. Paulson should not be the leader of this once elite organization. We also agree that we have to institute changes in the way the R.C.M.P thinks about and deals with its serving members.  (Well cared for and motivated members will result in increased public confidence).

So my dear friends if you have connections, or means, that we could take advantage of, I am in. I am willing to identify myself in front of a camera or in my writing.  I am willing to step out from behind anonymity and take it to the next level.

It is apparent that we have some very smart partners working with us as we read the posted articles. Let’s stop fearing what may happen to us whether actively serving or not.

If we only vent but take no further action then it’s all for nothing. Lets stop this madness before it destroys more of the outstanding men and women in this RCMP family of ours.

Where do you stand at this time “of challenge and controversy”?

God bless you all.

John Smith


From → Other, RCMP in Crisis

  1. John, I agree completely. Could you contact me directly at I am an ex member and a documentary film maker. I would love to talk with you.
    thanks for your insight.

  2. Anonymous permalink

    I will be in contact with you thanks


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