Normally, if you offer a product of real value, customers will break down your door to have it. Unfortunately, industrial wind requires a slightly different approach.
You might recall a month ago we published this post: And your thoughts on industrial wind? “I say North America must REVOLT big time and put a stop to this madness!”
The post included commentary from a concerned Ontario citizen, the Wind Concerns Ontario citizen group and an article from the Toronto Sun. The Sun piece, titled Wind revolt won’t die; Rural opposition to massive turbine farms in the countryside won’t blow over was written by Michael Den Tandt and spoke to the growing furor of private citizens unhappy with the industrial wind scam. The article concluded with this comment from the author: “this revolt will not go away!” He is, of course, absolutely correct! The “resistor” groups are expanding rapidly.
So how does Ontario’s Premier McGuinty handle citizen dissent? Take a look at the incredible post which follows, courtesy of our great friends to the north – Wind Concerns Ontario:
“Excuse me, Mrs. X, we are from the Ontario Provincial Police. It is our duty to ask you whether you’re planning on attending and somehow opposing the grand opening of the International Power windplant?”
Dalton McGuinty has directed the Ontario Provincial Police Force to investigate members of Wind Concerns Ontario and, if necessary, visit our homes. They refer to us as resisters. They already have been attending most meetings but now they claim they need to call our homes and visit our homes to “quell any possible violence”.
One member in Essex, a middle-aged, college-degreed educator to Ontario farmers on pesticide issues. Married. Mother of a teenage boy. The OPP have done background checks, knew very personal information and have been around town asking people about her and her character. Enemy of the people?
Another woman in Chatham Kent has been called on the phone and the OPP insist on visiting her home. A a stay-at-home mom who is also a farmer and enjoys gardening and baking. Enemy of the people?
Their crime? They opposed the erection of these turbines in their communities.
What is this all about? A simple ribbon-cutting ceremony headed by the CEO of International Power Inc. who happens to be the President of the Federal Liberal Party (Ontario). This “ceremony” will be held Friday, June 25 at 11:00 am on Gore Road in Harrow. Map
The OPP claims they are following up on people who are strongly opposed to wind development in order to maintain public safety. Where were the concerns for public safety when the MOE allowed these 40 story spinning structures to be built so close to where children sleep and play?
Here is a letter from one who is being targeted:
A few days ago a telephone call from an OPP officer from the Provincial Liaison Team called and questioned me if I was planning a protest against the AIM/IPC Wind Turbine project in my area which has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony for June 25th @ 11:00 am in Harrow. When I asked how this officer got my name, he clearly indicated that I was identified through his research, as a strong and vocal resistor to Industrial Wind Energy and since the resistance to these projects seem to be mounting across Ontario, it was his job to identify those who could be involved in these protests in order to insure public safety. I relayed to him that I wasn’t aware of any kind of protest since nobody had contacted me indicating an interest. Two days later, this officer with another showed up at my house, (I wasn’t home) and left their contact information expressing their wish to talk to me. I never asked them to come to my home nor did I express further interest in discussing the issue.
Reflecting on these events, it has become quite clear to me, that our society has been turned upside down, when those who wish to stand up for what is right and truthful become the target of persecution and scrutiny, while an industry like Industrial wind energy is allowed, without proof of their claims, to pursue large scale development that will ultimately change everything about rural Ontario. Because of my efforts to simply call a spade a spade in order to deny these impostors the opportunity to gouge Ontario taxpayers of billions of dollars for a source of electricity that will not solve our energy issues, will not reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and contrary to popular perception, will no solve our environmental problems, I am the one being scrutinized by the police as would a criminal contemplating his next harmful action. Instead of outrage from the public, wind developers are allowed to continue to wrap themselves in the cloak of clean, green and free energy which merits them the moral high ground based on the perception that they are at least trying to do something about global warming. After4 years of researching wind energy and energy issues, I have yet to find the independent, objective studies (using real-world data, not models) that show that wind energy actually is technically, economically and environmentally beneficial.
I understand this officer was only doing his job, yet I can’t help to ponder that, if violence is of concern, than why are police officers not present during hockey games or at school yards across Ontario when public displays of violence occur on weekly basis? Why is this public gathering any different? Why is a law abiding citizen, being observed so closely? These tactics are disconcerting and somewhat unprincipled if one is to believe that we live in a democratic society. Taxpayers should be outraged across this province since it appears that law abiding citizens are scrutinized with our own dollars rather than the unscrupulous activities many of these wind developers get away with over and over in each community they invade.
If this project had been transparent from the start with it’s information, I dare say that many would have trounced the idea of Industrial Wind Energy and we would have all been able to see that Industrial wind energy has very high costs with very low benefits. Instead, residents like myself are allowed to be thrown under the big green bus and then questioned and intimidated by the police regarding our intents towards a simple ribbon cutting ceremony. I hope all who read this can see that this is more than the police doing their “job” and in fact is a censure of our rights as Canadians to exercise our democratic rights of free speech.
WCO post ends.
Methinks the Premier might be taking his title a little too seriously. After all, sending “troops” to intimidate civil dissenters is so third world. Plus, the “genius” is simply exposing industrial wind’s failure as a viable source of energy.
Keep up the good fight WCO. We are cheering you on. When you finally succeed in sending the Premier and his hacks packing, please don’t send them to the US. We disposed of our own Dalton Gang long ago and good riddance.
We urge readers to visit Wind Concerns Ontario often to follow the ongoing industrial wind shenanigans, and support them in any way you can.