Category Archives: Politik

The End of Hope

2016 was a bad year, for many reasons. Most of us are happy it’s coming to an end, and while the new year signals a fresh start, I can’t help feel dread.  Aleppo is still a big failure on the conscience … Continue reading

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#All Lives Matter–please read the fine print

Why is it so hard for white people to get that when black people say ‘black lives matter’ it means “we, black people, don’t feel our lives are as valued as the lives of white people”? Numerous studies and daily … Continue reading

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The Niqab In A Liberal Society

This post is late. It was due in October 2015, during the Canadian federal elections. The now-defeated Conservative government, led by then Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, sought a judicial decree to get the niqab banned from all citizenship ceremonies.  The … Continue reading

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To quote Virginia Woolf, “what matters here is truth not fact.”

In light of the NYT’s article about society’s value system that draws rigid and absolute lines between truth/fact and opinion/beliefs, I decided to write this short opinion piece. Truth and fact, in an ideal world, are the same. But this … Continue reading

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On the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Last night, in the battle for the “real” America, the present and future America won. President Obama, the 21st century president, outlasted his 1950s throwback rival, Mitt Romney, to win re-election. This is a victory, not just for President Obama, but … Continue reading

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Micro-Aggressive Racism

If there’s anything the following video demonstrates, it’s the nature of white racism at its worse. In the video, white Conservative Superpack, Fightbigotry (a joke), accuses President Obama and U.S Attorney General Eric Holder of racism against white people. This … Continue reading

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PM Stephen Harper in China

Canadian PM Stephen Harper wrapped up his four-day long trip to China. He was in the country, as part of his plan to forge trading ties between Canada and China, the country of the 21st century. Since 90 percent of Canada’s … Continue reading

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