In Davos, the 1% rule the world. Literally. They also have the guns.
The 1% are claiming we have it out for them; that if we don’t tone down the rhetoric and stop calling them names like “the contemptuous rich,” we might end up starting a class war. But they already know . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The 1% Has More Solidarity Than We Do
Dual-citizen and pundit, Diane Francis, maintains that Canada should merge with (into) the United States. She seems to think North American union is vital to protect our economy against state-run economies such as China’s and Russia’s.
In an excerpt from the book published by the National Post, Francis argues that the antidote to this . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: No, Nay, Never.
MexAmeriCanada doesn’t have to be our future.
I think I’m guilty of being a bit slow and uncreative. The bogeyman of deep integration, North American Union, the United States-ification of Canada, the United States OF Canada, and Canada becoming states #51-60 plus three more protectorates is just too simplistic.
We just have an . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: MexAmeriCanada? We Are Not Thinking Creatively Enough
Workplace justice: a pipe dream, or something to build solidarity to fight for?
I had the distinct, and creepy, pleasure of sitting in front of a group of fellows yesterday in, ironically, the cheap seats at the Seattle Mariners game. They were discussing business.
One fellow, who of course may have been speaking . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The Occupy Movement Vs. Maquiladoras
Welcome to the United States of MexAmeriCanada. Represent!
I was just thinking a few days ago how I haven’t used the MexAmeriCanada tag for a while. Did I cause this to happen, in some cosmic kind of way?
In the old days it was Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin negotiating the post-911 . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: MexAmeriCanada, Version 2013
We have decided that “GroupThink ReSpun” will be the name of the process whereby various of the Politics, Re-Spun crew collaborate on editorializing about a current event. Enjoy the poetry of the term!
So apparently, the RCMP wants to ease into allowing US agents to operate freely in Canada:
1. Do you want to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: GroupThink ReSpun: On US Police Forces Operating in Canada
We need to leave the tarsands oil in the ground.
We need an increasing carbon tax.
We need to stop subsidizing carbon energy producers.
We need public money invested in post-carbon energy.
We need to do it now.
I say all this, as does this NASA physicist:
The science of the situation is clear — . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: We Must Force the Politicians to Go Post-Carbon