Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

I have been following with some interest the ongoing soap-opera debacle of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the two convicted Australian drug smugglers currently on death row in Indonesia. The “exchange” – such as it is – between Australian leaders (headed by Prime Minister and resident imbecile Tony Abbott) and Indonesian President Joko Wikodo has […]

on the Palestinian statehood bid.

Posted: 22nd September 2011 by traumaturgist in politics
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I won’t waste space here reiterating the basic arguments against Abbas’ upcoming bid for statehood at the UN – the uniformity with which these views have been reported means you can read them pretty much anywhere.  What I want to do here is rant about the sheer stupidity of America and Israel regarding this travesty. […]

the anniversary of 911 – I’m not crying…

Posted: 10th September 2011 by traumaturgist in politics
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Now I know it’s easy for me to say that, although the events of Sept. 11 were indeed horrific, I’m not going to mourn.  People usually assume the wrong reasons for this – that I’m a cynical bastard (ok, well I am that), that I’m a heartless and unfeeling human being, etc….but the fact of […]

Here we go again…(did I mention this blog was a lone cry in the wilderness? ;)) A reply I wrote to A Norwegian, Øystein Runde, who wrote this article for the CBC: “Trying to understand tragedy in Oslo.” I’m including this because, to my surprise, Mr. Runde has quite thoughtfully replied to my critique.   For […]

Anyone who has even skimmed this blog can easily discern my views on multiculturalism and immigration in Canada from my reply to Erik Abild.  Anyone who can read will see the sort of nuanced discussion I’d like to see take place on these issues.  How strange(?), then, that the CBC should persistently ignore my attempts […]

This is a reply I just wrote to a piece written by one Erik Abild on the Oslo tragedy, which you can find here: “Faced with inhumanity, we must be more human”.  Normally I resist responding to most of what I read on the Internet (the reasons are obvious, right?), but I was compelled to […]