Sorry, World. We fucked up.

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Just came across this website apologizing for Stephen Harper. lol. I thought it was cute and thought I would share. And, sorry again for letting you all down…I didn’t vote for him…

“Sorry, World.We messed up.We know you look to us as one of the last great strongholds of common sense in a swirling sea of crazy on this big ol’ crazy planet of ours.Decriminalized marijuana, same-sex marriage, our peace keeping force, universal health care, education, our stance on environment, human rights, and religious freedom made us look pretty darn awesome.Now were realizing that those things that made us awesome are being taken away from us, and its not just us Canadians who are paying the price.Turns out some of us thought it would be a grand idea to put this fucking guy in charge.”

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What did the Occupy movement achieve? It sold extra papers!

Over the last couple of days most of the Occupy movement camps have been dismantled across North America. So, what did they achieve?

I think the answer is nothing. Really. The movement has faded. What’s left are a bunch of desperate people looking for any way to be heard. They are the fringe.

I think that the governments, local and otherwise, and the police have learned that they need the media on their side. The occupy movement started by getting the sympathy of the general population, and the media. There was plenty to say about the 99% and how wealth has been distributed unfairly. Everyone gets it. But the media wants to sell papers and boost ratings right?

Once the more desperate members of our society took over the tents, ate the food, tried to stay warm, and get some medical attention, it was only a matter of time before the cameras captured real poverty, and people with addictions and mental issues. Why not join the movement if they have heaters, food, blankets, and shelter?

Eventually you have irrational, desperate people getting their 5 minutes of fame, the media treats them like they are the representatives of the movement. But they aren’t of course. But it is all that is needed to discredit the message. “Look at those bums! Why don’t they just go get a job?”

The same thing would happen at events I protested at while in university. The cameras would film the balaclava wearing anarchists causing trouble, and it would ruin the message we were trying to get out in the first place.

This is why I think that for real change to occur, our economic and political systems need to change. Much like the credit unions’ slogan, People before Profits, compassion needs to be the main crux of our society. Not economic development, and globalization. Many people call this revolution. How it is done peacefully is still unknown. Sit-ins, camping in parks, and the leaderless occupy movement are not going to effect change. The general public will just get bored and go back to work. Here are a few words by a “fake” Noam Chomsky Twitter account that seems to put a lot of these sentiments in 140 characters or less.

https://twitter.com/#!/NoamChomski/status/135543655221051393
https://twitter.com/#!/NoamChomski/status/135497058500091904
https://twitter.com/#!/NoamChomski/status/135068703799779328
https://twitter.com/#!/NoamChomski/status/134824766027743234

What do you think went wrong with the Occupy movement?

Jack Layton, leader of the NDP, died today

Today was a sad day in Canadian politics. Jack Layton, leader of the NDP, and leader of the Official Opposition died.

I won’t get into the life he led, but wanted to share the brief moment I had one day when I got to meet him.

Back in 2008, the Cowichan tribe hosted to North American Indigenous Games. I worked at Bank of Montreal, and had volunteered to hand out metals.

During one of the hottest and busiest days of the games, Jack Layton showed up to honour the athletes and the aboriginal culture. He was the only national political leader to come out west to say anything.

I got to talk to him a bit about the valley, the logging companies exporting raw logs, and just generally chat. He struck me as a nice guy. He was a great listener, and was engaging, so that you got the feeling that he cared about you as a person.

I felt fortunate to have met him, and his dedication to come all the way across Canada to speak for 10 minutes at the NAIG games spoke volumes for the guy he was.

It was sad to hear he lost his battle with cancer. He will be sorely missed as the only interesting political leader our country has. The rest are just boring politicians…

After today’s Canadian election disaster, are you worried about the aging Baby Boomers?

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Today’s federal election showed me, in my politically untrained eye, that Canada is splitting into two factions. Not the old federalist/separatist factions, but that of an aging baby boomer population and younger socially aware population. Continue reading “After today’s Canadian election disaster, are you worried about the aging Baby Boomers?”

Muhammad Ali’s Great War Quote

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I saw this on Reddit today and thought I would share it with you. With all the wars going on in the world, it is important to realize that there are plenty of things wrong right at home…Muhammad Ali was found guilty of draft dodging. Here is what he had to say about it… Continue reading “Muhammad Ali’s Great War Quote”

Saturday’s Political and Religious Images for the Week of March 15-21

Hey there everyone! Here are this weeks pictures and comics I’ve collected over the week. Enjoy!
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Saturday’s Political and Religious Comics of the Week!

I have been spending a bit more time posting funny stuff on Twitter that I find over the week. I understand if you don’t follow me on Twitter( you may have a life…), so I have been saving a few comics, photos, etc… So, on Saturdays I will post the best of them for your enjoyment!
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