The Scott Ross: Sex and the Senate

Winston Churchill is credited with an exchange that when adapted illustrates, not only the similarities between prostitution and politics, but current inconsistencies in the popular view of our Canadian government. Churchill: “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?” Socialite: “My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, ...

The Scott Ross: Why Your Vote Means Something

If your vote is meaningless because it’s only one out of 140 million cast, what does that say about you, the importance of your one life on a planet with 7 billion others? Not to mention the short span of your years compared to the billions that came before it and the billions of years ...

The Scott Ross: The Meaning of Prometheus

The message of Prometheus, the film and the myth, is that the new succeeds at the cost of the old. (This contains spoilers) This message is alluded to in the first scene where on a barren Earth an Engineer after taking an unknown substance dies and decays into the water where his transforming blood begins ...

The Scott Ross: Superpowers Have Super-partisanship

When you concentrate the world’s politics in one superpower, extreme polarization is inevitable. The vitriolic partisanship that has only reached record levels in the United States has increased because the country’s influence has. George Washington hated political parties, he warned they could destroy the nation. In his farewell address in 1796 Washington warned that “They ...