On paper, the world “is” flat.
I should stop watching polls because people are too fucking stupid to see what they are doing. A swing to the left in small numbers only guarantees a conservative victory. This because liberals will fade into the socialist camp leaving the Tories with no more poll numbers than they began with but now they are the largest party. Canadians! think for once in your bloody lives.
Eight Elements of Good Governance
- Rule of Law. Good governance requires fair legal frameworks that are enforced by an impartial regulatory body, for the full protection of stakeholders.
- Transparency. …
- Responsiveness. …
- Consensus Oriented. …
- Equity and Inclusiveness. …
- Effectiveness and Efficiency. …
- Accountability. …
Funny how none of these basic rules do not apply to American and Canadian societies.
We or rather he speaks of fake news usually because he or we do not agree with it. However there is a kind of fake news, something we see a lot of at election time. It is frustrating to watch opposing factions, of all degrees, attacking an individual rather than an issue or policy that they stand for. All this proves is that each team has a host of researchers devoted to digging up shit and no politician with the balls to share anything other than vitriol.
I am wondering if I. indeed we, were more gullible twenty/thirty years ago. Have I always been this mistrusting? Back then the argument from authority was so acceptable. But now I don’t believe anything on first contact, especially the most plausible. I would like to blame the Americans for everything but I know I cant. Their pervasive weapons of hatred must be a shared responsibility. To claim otherwise is to deny the need to correct. Is there any point in dreamers, like me, continuing to bend into the wind and struggling to be heard?
This is just a thought you may wish to peruse don’t take it to heart but why must we only fly the Canadian flag on Canada Day?
When I first came to Canada I used to think that every day in Ottawa was a holiday or something was being celebrated. Why…because of the profusion of flags flying wherever I looked. Where I come from flags are only flown on special occasions or when the Fascists march.
In my home country the closest equivalent we have to Canada day is the last night of the promenade concerts to which thousands attend from all over the world. It is a very patriotic event full of pomp and circumstance but every flag imaginable is being waved by concert goers both in the hall and those outside watching on the jumbo TV screens.
Once I had a conversation with two Americans during which they accused me and my newly adopted countrymen of being disrespectful of our flag. “We always lower our flag at night then raise it again at sunrise” he said with an air of admonishment. Aside from the fact that I hated the idea of getting up early just to raise a flag I saw no reason to treat any flag like a religious icon. Even so I could not let it go. In response I said “We don’t lower the Flag because unlike your flag ours is not afraid of the dark.”
A flag is just a flag, a rallying point or a means of saying “Look here I am celebrating with you!” but in the end, its just a flag.
What about standing up to the alt right, Trump, Nazis, Scheer and people too stupid to think before they open their mouths? Is this a radical notion. Are we going to become the next generations that turned a blind eye to the evils of bigoted arseholes?
Had people thought before voting in 1933 perhaps World War Two would never have happened? Next time you find yourself in a voting booth vote for anything but the right wing mouthpiece that promises a return to older values rooted in fantasy and hidden agendas.
I wish I could express how thankful I am to the men and women that saved the world during world war two. It was a bloody horrific mess that thousands gave their lives so that I might be born in the comfort and safety of relative peace. My heart aches when I see those veterans, old and frail now, with tears in their eyes as memories take over.
I Thank you; and we shall be eternally grateful.
I have decided that there is no room in my life for bullshit; I have consummed enough over the years. What with British Tories then Canadian Fascists and raging lunatics in the Whitehouse it is time I looked to my own needs. So I will become a Poutinist accompanied by the occasional Milk Shake concerto.
Alabama, the quintessential southern state full of bigots, right wing populists and religious freaks, has proved this value beyond a shadow of a doubt. Abortion! there is no legal reason sorry almost no legal reason a woman can get an abortion. Indeed it is almost a certainty that if a woman leaves the state to get an abortion she could be tried and sent to prison. Not for rape nor incest can any woman of any age get an abortion. And, once again a panel of men made these decisions claiming they hope it will be challenged in the supreme court ergo Roe .V. Wade. In the meantime women are made to suffer as well as children. It is no exaggeration that there are children being denied free unfettered access to abortion.
Why do Americans hate their women and children so much? Why is it that all republicans, conservatives and religious fundamentalists indulge this abortion fetish? Why do they constantly harp one about it? What is behind their agenda?
As Samantha Bee once said, No body questions a mans right to a vasectomy.
The one thing most Europeans agree on is their loathing of the USA. The arrogant, spoiled children of the universe… ill informed, bigoted and stupid people. However, the blessed Yank made good movies, from time to time, so we tolerated them. Even so there were two things that continued to irk. 1) The attitude that they won, for us, both World Wars on their own and ignoring the fact that their money played the larger part in this endeavour. Then there is number Two; Constant reference to their president as the leader of the free world. That more than anything rankled the ruff.
I now live in North America and for the longest time that reference continued to bother me as the supreme U.S. arrogance. Logic later suggested to me that this was no idle claim I came to believe this to be true. Well, until 2016 I believed the claim.
If they want to continue with this notion then clearly we all need to have the vote; a say in who straddles the pink podium. I dont really like being governed by someone I have no opportunity to vote for. This I now see as the free world’s opportunity to pay back the U.S. for all their “altruistic” generosity. Obviously they need all the help they can get, 2016 is testament to that fact.