Dec 262013

The attempted Invasion of Canada by American Revolutionary Forces under the leadership of Benedict Arnold in 1775 was unsuccessful.

Crr–AY–zy world!!  this is connected to:

  • a Girl Guide “Heritage Camp” I attended in 1964
  • on-going attempts through the decades at the takeover of Canada.  (Reference David Orchard’s The Fight for Canada.)   . . .  Up to
  • today’s resistance to takeover by American corporate interests,
  • including my own resistance.

Is it crazy?  Do the connections between the Girl Guide Camp and my work today (XCorporatocracy) make sense?   Or, is it only a matter of interpretation?

December 26, 2013. 

On a mundane day, maybe a decade ago, my “life flashed before my eyes”.  I was not in jeopardy, as in a “near-death experience”.  I was surprised by the experience and wondered what in the world had just happened.   It was an “epiphany” or a “revelation”.   A “knowingness” that is transmitted into consciousness in a fraction of a second.  It is “out of the blue”.

My interpretation of the “flash” has been helpful, in the quest to understand what my life is all about.

The easiest way to describe what I saw or “intuited” was the various disconnected and isolated pieces of a puzzle assembled to present “the whole”, a picture that is complete.   The instantaneous picture I saw (which is hard to explain) was my whole life as “one” – – the past merely the preparation that equips me to do the work (purpose) of my life today.  It was an “aha!” moment:  my life is not a sequence of random events.

Today,  I uploaded two reports I wrote in the 1960’s about my experience at two Girl Guide Camps in my High School days .

Confusion over the location of  Spider Lake in Quebec (location of the second camp) eventually led to a realization:   hmmm, it would seem that those Girl Guide Camps in the 1960’s were stations along the way for my resistance to the takeover of Canada by American corporate interests today.

And I am reminded that since 1775, the numerous attempts by American interests to invade have been successfully repelled by Canadians.

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Girl Guides and my resistance to American takeover today:

The Girl Guide Promise,  as it was in the 1960’s:

I promise on my honour, to do my best,  To do my duty to God, the Queen and my Country, and to help other people at all times.   (You also promise to follow the Girl Guide Laws.)

(The Guiding Promise today reads:

I Promise to do my best,
To be true to myself, my beliefs and Canada
I will take action for a better world
And respect the Guiding Law)

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1963 – I attended “Heritage Lake” Girl Guide Camp in northern Saskatchewan (formerly known as Little Sandy Lake).

  • Description of the Camp is in newspaper clipping in another posting
  • The report of my experience at the Camp is in another posting.


1964 – I attended Spider Lake Heritage Camp in Quebec near Lac Megantic  (today the scene of the train wreck (transportation of oil) and devastation of the town from the ensuing explosions and fire).

  • The report of my experience at the Camp is in another posting.
  • In preparation we were asked to read Kenneth Roberts’ book Arundel,   that presents the attempted invasion of Canada by the Americans in the form of an engaging novel.
  • I am embarrassed to say that until today, and although I loved the novel Arundel,  I did not realize that the Camp, Spider Lake, is right on the path of the attempted invasion.

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“An early historian”,  Catherine Day,  filed the HISTORY OF THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS in the Library of Canada in 1869.

Canadian Confederation was in 1867.

Curious:  read the last sentence in DAY’S one-paragraph description of the invasion (below).   I wonder where her sympathies laid?!







Page 234:

”    In September 1775, Colonel Benedict Arnold of the American Revolutionary Army, received instructions to take command of a body of men and effect a passage through the wilderness, by proceeding up the Kennebec River in Maine, thence across the highlands to the head waters of the Chaudiere River, and down that stream to its entrance into the St Lawrence near Quebec (City).  The object of the expedition was to cooperate with the forces of General Montgomery (the French) in the reduction of that city.  Arnold and his men entered the Province at the southern extremity of Woburn, and followed up the stream which still bears his name to where it enters Lake Megantic thence down that lake to the point where its surplus waters are discharged through to the Chaudiere.  The unfortunate ending of an expedition as boldly conceived as bravely carried out is matter of history, and Quebec then remained as it still continues a British stronghold.”


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