If forgiveness was easy, everyone would do it

Last week, I finally watched the Sandra Bland arrest video, in which Brian Encina murders this young lady by prison abuse, for smoking in her car.  As you can tell by my harsh language, I was deeply upset.   I realized that I had to forgive this Brian Encina person.   What Ms. Bland’s friends …

Charter of Secularity

Everyone’s talking about Mme. Marois’ Charter of Secularity these days. It’s an explosion of personal issues and thoughts for me. – I am so embarrassed by Canadians.  I try to think of myself as a “human” yet obviously, I live in a certain socio-economic entity.  Rich white people are so embarrassing.  When will we talk …

Toronto Owes Doug Ford A Big Thank-You

A low point in this “Rob Ford Crack Scandal” was Sue-Anne Levy remarking that “Somali drug dealers” are hardly the most reliable of sources. Not, “Drug dealers,” but, “Somali drug dealers,” as if Somali drug dealers are less reliable than drug dealers of another “ethnicity” she might consider preferable. But for sustained and all-out racism, …

SUMMARY: Democratic World Government through a Global Referendum by Jim Stark

I’m interested in Albert Einstein’s project of an elected global parliament; an activist for such a world parliament contacted me through my weblog and suggested I read his book.  I’ve thought of writing a book on world federation cosmopolitan anti-nationalism, and have searched for a good book on global federation and an all-human nation, so …

On GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, though men seldom noticed when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were.” – GONE WITH THE WIND GONE WITH THE WIND is the surprisingly compelling story of Scarlett O’Hara, a spoiled princess whose hands have never held any implement beyond an embroidery needle and whose bare skin has …