The Leap in B.C. that Naomi Klein & friends should support
The opportunity must be seized
B.C. can be either a paragon for social progress, or it can become ever more the environmental pariah that the current government is fast rebranding our Super, Natural British Columbia.
It is time for Naomi Klein and her colleagues, and for all of the people who support their efforts, to embrace the “Neil Armstrong approach” to giant leaps that might forever change human history.
All eyes are on the door now opening to B.C.’s new political world.
Real change rides on the platform now before us, as it hovers on the next steps that our elected pioneers might take for tangible progress.
With a little luck, a lot of courage, and an abiding resolve to realize the most important objects of our dreams, the Leap that speaks to our better human nature and to our higher aspirations, is perhaps not so very far away.
A new government is so close, we can almost touch it.
The progressive shift we mostly want is so doable, we should all cheer it on, with all our hearts and vocal means.
Let’s do this, if we can, British Columbia
Let’s stand together for the new government we deserve, by standing strong against the one we don’t.
And let’s hope beyond hope that after the dust settles—once all the 176,000 absentee ballots are counted and the recounts are done—we can all anticipate what should come next in B.C., as a meaningful step forward for the world.
“That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”
Armstrong said it. In each jurisdiction, we can also take it, empowered as we all are through the gift of democracy.
Martyn Brown was former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s long-serving chief of staff, the top strategic advisor to three provincial party leaders, and a former deputy minister of tourism, trade, and investment. He also served as the B.C. Liberals' public campaign director in 2001, 2005, and 2009, in addition to his other extensive campaign experience, and he was the principal author of four election platforms. Contact Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.