The Skwib: Evard Munch: The Revenant of Kristiania

Most art historians will recognize this painting as “Evening on Karl Johan”, painted sometime in 1892, while its creator Edvard Munch was still a young man. Modern commentators have described this painting as an existentialist cri de coeur, a public declaration hoping to wake up the somnolent crowd and face the reality of their lives. ...

350 or bust: Response to Norway Horror: Faced With Inhumanity, We Must Be More Human

The contrast between Norway’s response to the brutal terror attacks last Friday and that of the United States after 9/11 couldn’t be starker.  Imagine if President Bush had instead said, like Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg,  ”Our answer is more democracy, more openness to show that we will not be stopped by this kind of ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Canada prepares to de-register Norway masscre weapon

Preparing to massacre his fellow Norwegians, Anders Berhing Breivik found it impossible to illegally acquire a machine gun. Having failed in that effort, he purchased a Ruger Mini-14 which he described as “the most “army like” rifle allowed in Norway, although it is considered a “poor man’s” AR-15.“ It was a deadly choice. Meanwhile, Canada ...

Trashy's World: Using real figures to show something…

I commented on Twitter yesterday that some were taking the Oslo tragedy as an opportunity to push forward certain right-wing agendas. And please don’t tell me that open carry and anti Gun Registry proponents are not unique to the right. There may be a few exceptions – but damned few. Over at wmtc, they took ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

This is a time to hold Norway and Norwegians, especially the victims of the horrific bombing and shooting rampage, in our thoughts and prayers. Extremism of any kind is a blight on civilization.

Trashy's World: Canada’s right – many are narrow minded and reactive hypocrites

I might have more to say about this later, but for now I just want to highlight the idiocy of some on the right of the spectrum here in Canada. Yesterday, when the news broke about the tragedy in Norway, the response by many in the Twitterverse, blogosphere and in the comments sections of news ...