As I mentioned in a previous article, Common-Law is really Precedent Law which relies on previous cases having been tried before the court as a foundation for trying new ones. In the case of Steve Finney and Rhianne Baines, who claim that police targeted them for belonging to ITCCS, provide a unique opportunity for Kevin Annett to further validate his pseudo-organization off of their arrests.
Back in 2009, nine eco-activists in Scotland shut down the Aberdeen Airport for two and a half hours to protest the expansion of the country’s airports and subsequently increasing the levels of greenhouse gasses (if you believe in man-made global warming). In 2008, another eco-group was charged with vandalism after painting a smokestack on a coal-powered electrical plant. These individuals were tried before a jury and acquitted under English Common-Law stating that they had a ‘lawful excuse’ as they were damaging a small property so that they could protect the society at large. The environmental lawyers had a hay-day with the verdict saying that another such case could be the tipping point that shifts social values.
“‘In the civil rights era in the United States protesters sometimes broke the law because of their moral views and were exonerated by juries. Prior to that during the era of slavery juries would sometimes refuse to convict those who helped slaves escape from their owners,’ said ClientEarth CEO James Thornton.” – The Ecologist, June 14, 2010
Environmentalism, like the Freeman and Sovereignty Movements are gaining momentum and it is therefore, no wonder, that the people behind those movements jump for joy when their peons get arrested. It is, after all, what the social scientists recognize as a necessary evil for social change.
The dilemma here is this: How else do we enact change in the world when our ‘representative governments’ fail to do what is in our best interests. Now it’s not that I support the idea of Global Warming (when new studies are being released that show a cooling, rather than warming trend), but I do support the idea of more efficient use of our resources and being responsible consumers. Similarly, I support the idea of greater freedoms, but not at the expense of society and not without there being a heavy emphasis on personal responsibility. The truth is that we don’t live in a society where everyone holds those same values. Some people just could care less or are flying through life ignorant of what they do or how it affects others. There are psychopaths and sociopaths in our midst who have their own agenda….a lot of them are in positions of power. So how do we get the kind of social change we want?
Well, Kevin’s idea of a Common-Law court by the people could be one way, if it wasn’t being spear-headed by a sociopath and likely psychopath, like Kevin Annett. If you doubt his qualification under either of those labels then I suggest you pick up a psych textbook and look up Hare’s Criteria and see if he doesn’t fit the bill. Here’s why:
When Steve Finney was arrested it wasn’t because he was the leader of ITCCS as Kevin would have you believe. Finney isn’t the leader, Kevin is. Finney has a juvenile record that is preventing Amy and Steve from gaining full custody of their daughter, now in the care of family. Finney refused to comply with the court order to go through ‘rehabilitation’ to meet the requirements for gaining greater access to the child. Finney was required to appear in court to answer why he was refusing to do the mandatory ‘rehabilitation’ to which he stated he did not recognize the court and that he was not the Steve Finney the judge was addressing. The judge, within his right, issued a bench warrant for Finney’s arrest because under the law, Finney was not present in court. Finney and Amy (who taped the whole thing) thought Finney got off scott-free, that the whole International Law thing worked and so they walked out of the courtroom. Amy was heard to say, “huh, that’s it?”. That wasn’t it, now Finney has a warrant out for his arrest and he is driving around town with a bogus licence plate of the Republic of Kanata on his car. He got pulled over. The officer might have found out about Finney’s warrant and put him under arrest anyways, except Finney’s refused to produce ID, refused to get out of his car and when his car lurched forward (according to him), Police took that as a sign that he might try to run them over and flee the scene. Finney, in his interview with Kevin Annett (oh, yeah and Rainbow Warrior Speaks too..) tells his story how he sees it, but Kevin Annett does a LOT of coaching and twisting of Finney’s words. Finney, I don’t think, is very smart (no pun intended) and so a grey haired guru-type like Kevin taking the reins is probably a relief for Finney. (See my previous articles here and here for the video evidence Amy herself provides).
Here’s where the pathology comes in:
Kevin, during the interview, is all to willing to drive the conversation into the realms of righteous indignation because it makes for great T.V. He stretches the truth, inserts facts and leads Finney through most of the interview. (Rainbow Warrior didn’t speak very much). And Kevin’s smug comments made Finney look worse than he already does which won’t bode well when CAS workers and Police see the above video. Kevin is helping to incriminate Finney and he couldn’t give a crap.
Here’s a question: If Kevin believes so much in what he is doing why doesn’t he get himself arrested? Because Kevin is too smart (if he’s not being paid to set people up) to do that when he can get the Steve Finney’s and Rhianne Baine’s of the world to do it. And how do we know this? Well, lets not forget that Kevin seems to prefer taping public notices to church doors rather than storming the church demanding the ‘Reclamation’ he so often writes about. Why else did he chose to pass by a street-person sitting at the church steps without so much as a second glance or an offer of a cup of coffee and a sandwich? BECAUSE HE REALLY COULDN’T GIVE A CRAP!!!
That’s the hypocrisy that Kevin Annett, Reverend and Pseudo-Native Guru hopes critical thinkers won’t notice, let alone call him on. He hopes that people won’t notice the little girl caught between CAS and ITCCS because the SOCIAL ENGINEERING is what matters most. And it is precisely why Kevin prefers to have people like Rhianne Baines of Coventry and Steve Finney of Kitchener there as cannon fodder. Their arrests elevate his status as a Guru and legitimize what was once the rantings of one guy on a blog into a full-fledged legitimate organization.
What is encouraging is that unlike the courts in the UK who acquitted the environmentalists despite their breaking the law, it appears unlikely that the judge in Kitchener will be as forgiving when Finney takes the stand. My question is, when will we see the name Kevin Annett on a court docket? My guess is not any time soon.