Posts Tagged ‘Harper’

Personal, Political …

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

My book, Lost and Found in London, is about personal and political change – internal and external transformation.  But I must admit that, lately, the latter seems to be overshadowing the former.  Blame this on Canada’s aggressive and destructive Prime Minister Harper!  I simply can’t sit by and let him push through his latest pet pipeline, the Northern Gateway from northern Alberta to the fragile coast of BC, so that mainly foreign corporations can dig up endless barrels of tar sands muck, while polluting rivers and local communities, cutting down forests, threatening the cariboo –  and then ship it to China.  But, it is important to remember that our society generally convinces its citizens that they are not worthy of a voice.  That’s where the internal/personal focus is key.  We must convince ourselves that our opinions and actions are crucial!  Especially in a threatened democracy …

Divided Loyalties …

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I’ve got two Twitter accounts now … each reflecting a side of moi!  One is LostFoundinLond … a very compact version of my book title:  Lost and Found in London.  The other is VoteStrategy … reflecting my activities with a group – www.catch22campaign.ca – advocating strategic voting in order to rid Canada of the Harper Conservatives.  Two interests, two types of Tweets … It’s getting interesting!

Rough Country …

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I just listened to a documentary on CBC radio’s The Current, and have learned a lot about the tactics of undermining legitimate organizations in our democracy.  The program was about the former president of a human rights organization, Rights and Democracy, internationally respected for its work in various countries.  It covered the slow, but steady takeover of R and D by pro-Israeli ideologues, who carefully brought into question the leadership of the president.  Yes, it’s a lesson on character assassination, psychological warfare, cover-up, and more … Shame on the Harper government whose appointees led the charge. leading to the death of the president.

Canadian Determination …

Monday, January 31st, 2011

This morning, I tore myself away from things intellectual and virtual, and headed to prison!  Or, to a demo in front of a prison … the former location of a successful prison farm where inmates produced their own milk and eggs with enough left over to send to other correctional facilities!  The mean-spirited (I mean that!) Harper government has arbitrarily cancelled all six, internationally respected prison farms … So, it’s warm clothes, extra thick hat and mitts, in order to stand with placards demanding the return of the farms.  The cold is the least of our worries right now in Canada!