Category Archives: Politics

Trump has changed the norm- whether good or bad.. his ascendency is worrisome

Donald Trump’s Unintelligible Presidency http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/donald-trumps-unintelligible-presidency In an interview with the Associated Press this weekend, President Trump returned, again and again, to what might be called the mood music of his world, and his ability to call the tune.(newyorker) Trump is … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai raises the bar- as a 19 yr old

This young woman, who has experienced so many ills of our planet was honoured today as the sixth Honourary Citizen of Canada. Bravo to Canada and the Trudeau Government for enacting what Stephen harper and Rona Ambrose wished to do … Continue reading

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Easter always seems to be full of violence

Just a simple contemplation since Syria air strikes yesterday. Easter always seems to be full of violence.  I’ve seen Ambassdors speaking with outrage at UN Counsel lectures. I’ve watched pie graphs and maps documenting ‘victories’ in Kuwait. I’ve watched documentaries … Continue reading

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Canada- politics today

Politics will never be a final solution- life is far deeper. In a 21stC secular reality we need to proceed the best we can.  (CBC) Regardless that I am a federalist liberal, given the Trump chaotic era, Trudeau is giving … Continue reading

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Trump Congress speech- still a loose cannon wolf

A POV: Only DonaldTrump would have the unmitigated gaul to get a SEAL killed through his negligence, then parade his grieving widow as a prop…and then complain when some Congressmen don’t cheer. Respect for the death of any servicemen should … Continue reading

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Immigration, citizenship essay – John Ralston Saul 

A truly remarkable Canadian, John Ralston Saul pens an essay about the time tested foil for conflict/ immigration. His current essay tackles the issue of identity in an age when borders or faith seem to reign mighty. A lengthy article … Continue reading

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Rise of tyranny- Plato

Chilling reference to Plato’s Republic and our fear of Trump. http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html From: http://www.openculture.com/2017/02/did-platos-republic-predict-the-rise-of-donald-trump.html Under such presumably decadent conditions, “a would-be tyrant would seize his moment”:He is usually of the elite but is in tune with the time. Given over to … Continue reading

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