Go Left. To save us. All of us.

In uncertain times, folks can reach for more bold solutions when the same-old no longer works. These are some of those times. The Neoliberal economic philosophy hasn’t worked for large swathes of society, and those for whom it works are already the wealthiest and most powerful among us. Through no fault of our own, the … Continue reading Go Left. To save us. All of us.

Conservatives are determined to re-elect Trudeau – this time with a majority. This is awful.

There was a series of social media posts circulated by various prominent conservative political leaders and thinkers in Canada which elevated the angry rants of some white-nationalist, covid-truther EU politicians as evidence that the world hates Trudeau and is harming Canada's reputation around the world. Bunk. I am no Trudeau fan whatsoever, but I don't … Continue reading Conservatives are determined to re-elect Trudeau – this time with a majority. This is awful.

American Right Wing desperate to cast Ukraine as satanic or occult-ish to bolster Trump.

It actually makes sense…not the talking point, but the effort to cast Ukraine in terms of America's culture war. That makes it especially nuts given that Ukraine is probably as socially conservative as many right wingers thanks to the deep Orthodox Church influence in Ukraine society. But, Republicans need to find room to the opposite … Continue reading American Right Wing desperate to cast Ukraine as satanic or occult-ish to bolster Trump.

The epic failure of the #TruckersForFreedom will be a sight to behold

Oh, they're loud, and they'll muster a gathering of supporters at the nations' capitol as promised, but not likely in the numbers they've been promoting. Numbers - like half a million people, 50,000 trucks from across the country. Now I could be wrong with the numbers too, but it doesn't invalidate the next point I'm … Continue reading The epic failure of the #TruckersForFreedom will be a sight to behold

The things I wanted to say.

What I could have said - and was surely going to, were not helpful. I am upset as the year rolls around to its end, that we're still battling with covid19...but we're also contending with a significant mindset who have rejected modern medicine and coherent medical advice in favour of misinformation and conspiracy theories. Words … Continue reading The things I wanted to say.

Antivaxxer’s trying to appropriate NB labour board decision as evidence that mandates are illegal. Promptly get embarrassed.

An antivaxxer group known as "BrightEyesOnBrant" with a social media presence on FB, Instagram and Telegram is pushing a video that seemingly tells a story that CUPE local 2745 won a federal labour board decision halting CN rail's vaccine mandate for its employees. Except that none of this is true. What is true is this: … Continue reading Antivaxxer’s trying to appropriate NB labour board decision as evidence that mandates are illegal. Promptly get embarrassed.

The coming vaccination mandates are a good thing. Finally.

To be clear, that in the free nations of the world, no government can force you to take a medication against your will. But they can inversely make life hard if you 'choose' not to. This might sound heavy handed or unfair, but a government - who derives its authority to govern by the people … Continue reading The coming vaccination mandates are a good thing. Finally.

I won’t be celebrating Canada Day this year

Canada is going through some things lately and its very troubling to watch as some folks deny and dismiss what we are; how we became us. Ours is a story of European exploration and proxy battles that led to a nation being settled on land where nobody bothered to ask those who lived here if … Continue reading I won’t be celebrating Canada Day this year

Justice and Dignity

Did you get sick at the headline that the bodies of 215 indigenous children were discovered buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School? Good. Its awful, and its yet another genocidal act that Canada has inflicted on our first peoples as they tried to assimilate them into Canada. Canada didn't include first … Continue reading Justice and Dignity