Category Archives: Violence

The Politics of Control

In my lifetime, North American politics has mostly operated under the rules of negotiation, debate, and consensus. That’s because we’re democratic nations. It’s what takes place in the Houses of Parliament in Canada and Britain, and inside the House of Representatives in the USA. … Continue reading

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy

The other night I heard Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway on the news, where she excused White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s rant against the press regarding Trump’s inauguration day attendance numbers, saying he referred to “alternative facts“. I think what she was describing is what the … Continue reading

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Don’t Mask the Symptoms

The other day my youngest son asked an interesting question. “They tell you to catch cancer early,” he said. “But how do people know when to go and get a checkup for cancer?” I guess he’s becoming conscious of his health … Continue reading

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God Help America!

It’s often said “Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.” Well, clearly enough Americans wished for radical change, and they got it. In spades! Donald Trump is now the president elect, and will walk into the Oval … Continue reading

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Bringing Down the House

Most of us are keeping an eye on the lead up to the US election with apprehension. After watching Britain inexplicably vote itself out of the European Union, could Americans actually be capable of voting Donald Trump into the Executive Office? … Continue reading

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Toronto the Hostile?

Remember when Toronto was thought of as one of the nicest, cleanest, most welcoming cities in the world? Well, I do. And it wasn’t all that long ago, relatively speaking. But things are changing. And not for the better. Toronto … Continue reading

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I Pray For Justice

I find myself saddened and outraged beyond words by the tragic events of the last two days. The deaths of two more innocent souls at the bloodied hands of over-zealous, ruthless, trigger-happy cops has me at a loss for anything to say about … Continue reading

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