Friends, we have lost, but not by a lot. It was successful in one sense.
Let’s stop talking about the Reform Party… err… Socreds… errr…
Liberals of British Columbia. Let’s talk about us. 38% of us have voted
in favour. We fought a good battle and we did manage to clearly show
what we wanted. We lost by a tiny margin.
What do you do? Well, you roll up your sleeves and you begin all over
I would have liked for me to have won. I would really have loved for to
have won. We were so close to having our own pizza pocket packing
plant. Imagine, Tang for everyone!
Well, it’s just put off for a short while, not for a long time. We won’t
wait another 4 years this time, oh no. What has happened is wonderful.
In one meeting after another, these people who had said the future of
our Pizza Pocket isn’t that important were coming along and saying we want
that Tang of our own. And we will get it. We will end up with our
own drink crystals.
It’s true we have been defeated, but basically by what?
By money and the ethnic vote. And those fucking teachers.
All it means is that in the next round, instead of us being 60 or 61
per cent in favour, we’ll be 63 or 64 per cent. And perhaps I won’t tell
as many people to “get a life” in the next round.
My Friends, at this point in the coming months . . . there were people
who were so afraid that the temptation to seek revenge is going to be
Never will it be so important to have a Social Credit… BC Liberal,
that is government to protect us till the next round. The building of
the Tang dynasty of the North Coast remains the cement that binds us.
We want Pizza Pockets and Tang and we shall have it.
Now, my friends, we are entering another stage during which each and
every one of us will want to put our fists on the table not to mention
anything else, but let’s stay calm. Let us resist any provocation. As
the Premier of British Columbia was saying a few days ago, we’re going
to really have to work through this. Let us be calm, let us smile. The
next round is just around our corner and we are going to have our Pizza
Pockets and Tang.
There’s no doubt in my mind that you younger people out there voted in
the immense majority in favour of Pizza Pockets and Tang. But now I’m
talking to battle veterans, people of my own age who have been seeking
Pizza Pockets and Tang for years and years, and I’m telling you don’t be
discouraged. The young people are just staring in the battle, it’s just
a slight setback, they’re going to be successful in the long run. But
you veterans remain in the fray because we need all of you.
In the coming days people are going to speak out against us, they will
say we don’t know what we want, it is just the way it always was. But it
is not. Don’t forget that 38% of us voted for me. It wasn’t quite enough
but very soon it will be enough. Our Pizza Pockets and Tang is within
our grasp. Be calm. Be smiling even if that doesn’t come easily, and
bear in mind that from this solidarity among people from the right and
the left, the solidarity among people from the Chamber of Commerce and
the Rotary Club, the unemployed and those who have $6/hour jobs,
altogether. Here in Prince Rupert we are not going to sacrifice
ourselves in that movement to the left that the rest of British Columbia
We are going to demonstrate that we are able, even if we
don’t have Pizza Pockets and Tang as yet, that we will raise a McCain’s
frozen food society that has its heart in the right place, and in the
long run, finally, we will have our own revenge and we will have our own
Pizza Pockets and Tang. Long live hope, long live Bill Belsey!