What we don’t need to do as a Party, or party supporters, is to start attacking Ontario Conservative or Liberal voters as “deplorable’s” “alt-right” “fascist” or any of the rest of the hyperbolic hate fest. The “us and them” dichotomy of virtue signaling, identity politics helped Ford win Queens Park. Wynne’s Liberals approached social issues with the arrogance that has disastrously been in fashion on the left. Anyone who questioned any part of the agenda was labelled as a “fascist” “alt-right” or “something-phobic”. This is not progressive politics and it is not in line with core NDP policies of inclusion and respect for all. Debate and education, not hate and derision. It also did more than any one single factor in electing Doug Ford, we made progressive politics a place of shame and division, fear and recrimination. Tommy Douglas wanted us to persuade the other mice of what was actually in their own interest not belittle, and attack them with operatic rhetoric. One is a winning strategy, one clearly, is not.
“In Flanders Fields” In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce … Continue reading Why this Veteran thinks no one should care if OnNDP’s Laura Kaminker wears a Poppy.
“Dr Peterson’s massive and sudden notoriety is testament to the already huge and increasing numbers of reasonable people who are tired of a discourse that consists of pseudo-intellectual slogans being screamed at them. A mantra telling them how disgusting they are, and how, if they fail to acknowledge their putrid condition, they are inestimably worse.
Firstly I would personally like to take responsibility for the disgusting, disheartening events in Québec city this Sunday. I covered the incredible social movements in Montréal for about 8 years. … Continue reading HOW MONTRÉAL’S AMAZING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS GOT BLACK BLOCKED
“We can, if we have the wisdom, light a fire in this place and time, so bright and clear that it will be seen by all the children of man. Many of whom still huddle in darkness and misery in every corner of the earth. Let our actions be a blazing beacon of hope in a world of Donald Trump and YouTube beheading videos. Let us be the example to our children of what is possible for humanity when people of reason and good will work together in good faith.”
Glenn Greenwald as usual hit it on the head. There is a war right now between the “Deep State,” as defined by Canadian academic and former ambassador Peter Dale Scott, … Continue reading Why progressives should stop fighting for the “Deep State” and take advantage of DJ Trump’s chaos
You seem to be afraid that Donald Trump will make America more violent and less tolerant. Yet you presently live in a country where in large parts any basement-dwelling, mad-at -the-world teenager can open-carry a loaded assault rifle into a family restaurant. The only way the management of the restaurant could refuse this individual service is if he were gay and it conflicted with their religious beliefs.
The last few Hours have seen a stunning coup in Turkey. This wasn’t a surprise to everyone this was expertly planned and executed. The chief of staff is under arrest … Continue reading Turkish coup, A well planned job possibly with ties to US intelligence.
“The definition of insanity is repeating the same action again and again and expecting a different outcome.
So perhaps it is time for our society to re-examine its relationship with institutionalized state violence. “Et decorum est pro patria mori ” is the fundamentally flawed holdover of more primal times and neither this nation , nor the rest of our race can continue to accept the morality, legality, or indeed utility of allowing organized slaughter on a mass scale. Pretending its not an insane, primal rending of flesh because the participants wear matching outfits is increasingly not the path to the future.”