Scripturient: The dystopian present

If there is one good thing to come out of the election of Donald Trump, it has been the renewed interest in a certain genre of literature. Sales of dystopian novels have skyrocketed on Amazon, in particular what might be called “The Big Three” of dystopian tales: George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, ...

Dead Wild Roses: What Happens in the Next Four Years is Up to You…

You know its bad when American Conservatives are up in arms. Filed under: Politics Tagged: Conservatives Against Trump, David Frum, Informative Vids, US Politics

wmtc: 10 things you can do to fight trump-era nazism

Like all good people, I am horrified by recent developments in the US, and like everyone who has being attention, not surprised. I take hope from the immediate and powerful resistance that has been set in motion. But also at the resistance, I am angry, too. What took you so long? Let’s hope it’s not ...

Dead Wild Roses: My New Favourite Journalist – Caitlin Johnstone

  Much has happened in the world in the past few months. Especially since November 8, when the “left” or the “progressives” in the USA and indeed the world have been crapping their pants about some orange skinned person with homunculus like hands winning the seat of most powerful person in the world. While as concerning ...

wmtc: chelsea manning will be free!!!!

This is the best news I’ve seen in a long, long time. Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who became one of the most prominent whistleblowers of modern times when she exposed the nature of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who then went on to pay the price with a 35-year military prison sentence, ...

the disgruntled democrat: Considering What Just happened in the US, It should Be Painfully Obvious Why Canada Should Change Its Voting System

It’s hard to believe but it’s true.  Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America.  A man who has never held a public office in his life now is Commander and Chief of the most potent and lethal military force in history.  Put another way, the fate of planet rests in the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth II Revokes US Independence-Steps In With Strict Guidelines For Governing The USA

The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all.   A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Out Of His Depth As Trump and Putin Look For Peaceful Cooperative Relations

The budding bromance between our PM Trudeau and President Obama is to be but a dim memory as President-elect Donald J.Trump prepares to govern the United States. NAFTA is on the table, TTP is on Read more…

the disgruntled democrat: Democraphobia Runs Rampant in North America

The fear of democracy has a long history.  Plato was mistrustful of the demos, believing it would be subject to bullies and to tyrants. In England, the storming of the Bastille in France by the sans-culottes during the French Revolution was dismissed as a regrettable manifestation of “mobocracy”. According to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most influential ...

Cowichan Conversations: Too Stupid For Democracy-Eileen McGann

Cowichan Conversations: Reckoning With A Trump Presidency And The Elite Democrats Who Helped Deliver It — Betsy Reed, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald

  THE UNITED STATES has been plunged into a state of purgatory following the election of Donald Trump. In all political quarters, people are engaged in their own of how this happened and what Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CBC Sunday Morning-Liberals Botched The Election-says Thomas Frank

CBC Host Michael Enright’s guest Thomas Frank offers a refreshing take on the recent us election, well worth a listen for those who may have missed it. Liberals botched the election and put Donald Trump Read more…

Scripturient: Kellie Leitch’s politics of division

They’re not like us. They’re not our religion. They’re not our colour. They don’t speak our language. They don’t dress like us. They don’t eat like us. They don’t drive like us, shop like us, read like us, walk like us. We need to control them. Deport them. Jail them. Make them convert. Make them ...

Cowichan Conversations: Michael Moore Is On A Mission To Run Donald J Trump Out of The White House

wmtc: president trump: what didn’t just happen

Since I’m making an effort to put more of my thoughts here, I’m gathering up a bunch of my Facebook posts and responses. If we know each other on Facebook, apologies for the repetition. I find much of the analysis and commentary I’ve seen about the recent US election to be quite strange. Donald Trump ...

Cowichan Conversations: Tens of thousands of youthful protestor’s hit the streets a cross America. I smell a rat!

There is a great deal at play here. The controllers of the USA must have felt that they have been dealt ‘Aces and Eights.’ Their days at the palaces of the privileged are under threat. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Commentary: The unbearable smugness of the press.

  Will Rahn is a political correspondent and managing director, politics, for CBS News Digital.       The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so. It shouldn’t come as Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Our Deficient Democracy Needs An Overhaul

The US election should ring a bell, a very big bell. Voters stayed at home in droves and they did because the tired old two party charade did not speak to them or for them. Read more…

Scripturient: Dear USA: I’m sorry for your loss.

Dear United States of America and my American friends: While I am sorry for your loss on election night, I’m afraid, however, I cannot agree to open the border and let you flood in. Canada is a country, not a convenience for Americans trying escape a self-made disaster. You made your own bed, now you ...

wmtc: a dark and frightening day

I’ve spent the past several months reassuring my co-workers and baldly stating on Facebook that Donald Trump would not become President of the United States. The lesson for me and for many of us: never underestimate what angry, alienated people can be led to do. The racism, hatred, and violence that is always present in ...

the disgruntled democrat: Sorry Folks, But This Scribe Saw It Coming

One really good thing about not watching television is that it is much easier to pick up on things that the mainstream media does not want you to think about.  As this Presidential election played out, what the media tried to do is sweep under the rug was the depth of the anger that a great ...

Cowichan Conversations: Michael Moore–Is Trump Purposely Sabotaging His Campaign?

  By Michael Moore Friends, Donald Trump never actually wanted to be President of the United States. I know this for a fact. I’m not going to say how I know it. I’m not Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

This was posted from Alice Machado’s blog ‘Drifting Through My Open Mind ~ Random thoughts and musings‘ Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be Read more…

Mind Bending Politics: Protection Our Constitutional Rights Should Be A Priority For Trudeau As A Result Of Trump Nomination

(Anti-terror bill C51 just took on a whole new face with Donald Trump’s nomination for US President)   Has anyone noticed that one of the major policy promises the Trudeau Liberals were elected on seems to be missing in action?  When Justin Trudeau took office it seems like the mad rush to legalize pot was ...

Scripturient: A cunning plan

I see Donald Trump’s plan to utterly eviscerate the Republican Party is working very well. Just look who he picked as his running mate: possibly the only white man more bigoted, vile, close-minded, racist and misogynistic than the passel of presidential candidates Trump bested earlier.* Brilliant. You couldn’t do more than that to alienate the ...