Susan on the Soapbox: Bread, Circuses and the Great Alberta Plate Debate

Poor Premier Hancock. Remember him. He tried to pull off the “bread and circuses” gambit—and kicked over a hornet’s nest. The phrase “bread and circuses” was coined the Romans. It refers to the political strategy of distracting the population from failed government policies and inadequate leadership with “bread” (trivial benefits) and “circuses” (amusement). Mr Hancock ...

Dead Wild Roses: Bread and Circuses

Not owning a television is one of the best decisions TIO and I made.  Well, we do have a TV but no cable so we can watch the occasional DVD if we so desire.  What the media focuses on and what is important is often two very different sets of ideas.   There are multiple ...

Politics and its Discontents: Who Is The Real Enemy?

I strongly encourage you to watch this deeply cynical but powerfully trenchant indictment of, well, of all of us. Recommend this Post