Politics and its Discontents: Theatre Of The Absurd

Any facile defence of Roy Moore’s creepy predilections has to be regarded thus. His attorney, Trenton Garmon, even tried to draw Canadian Ali Velshi into the fray. Recommend this Post

Montreal Simon: Roy Moore and the Religious Perverts

I can't imagine a more satisfying situation, or justice more divine.Roy Moore, the homophobic bigot who likes to portray himself as a God's gift to America, now being accused of being a pervert who liked to go after VERY young women.Moore, who is running for a Senate seat in Alabama, is still claiming he kept his ...

Montreal Simon: Milo Yiannopoulos and the Rebel Media Groupies

I have always despised Milo Yiannopoulos so much, I can barely write about him without feeling like throwing up.He is an alt-right clown, a grotesque misogynist, a bigot and a bully if ever there was one, a man who calls Donald Trump "Daddy."And from my personal perspective, the gay equivalent of an Uncle Tom.So I must ...

Montreal Simon: Milo Yiannopoulos and the Rebel Media Groupies

I have always despised Milo Yiannopoulos so much, I can barely write about him without feeling like throwing up.He is an alt-right clown, a grotesque misogynist, a bigot and a bully if ever there was one, a man who calls Donald Trump "Daddy."And from my personal perspective, the gay equivalent of an Uncle Tom.So I must ...

Politics and its Discontents: Richard Dawkins Says "Mild Pedophilia" Does No Harm

Scientist and atheist campaigner, Richard Dawkins, says it was “no harm, no foul” when a school master pulled young Dawkins onto his lap, shoved his hands down the boy’s pants and fondled him. “Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called ‘mild pedophilia,’ which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does ...

Five of Five: Amanda Marcotte: Reddit and Creepshots

Marcotte: If women have to be in your porn whether they like it or not, you can hardly complain if your real identity is outed To which a commenter replies: Candid pictures do not make pornography. Sitting on the bus is hardly like being on a porno set. Sure it is creepy but men taking ...

Five of Five: Amanda Marcotte: Reddit and Creepshots

Marcotte: If women have to be in your porn whether they like it or not, you can hardly complain if your real identity is outed To which a commenter replies: Candid pictures do not make pornography. Sitting on the bus is hardly like being on a porno set. Sure it is creepy but men taking ...

Five of Five: Hijacking Penn State

As if the tragedy at Penn State wasn’t bad enough in and of itself, people with unrelated axes to grind are now using it to get attention. 1.  A spokesman for an anti-gay hate group blames gay men and homosexuality for the alleged sexual assault(s) at Penn State.  By repeating the old lie about how ...

The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia: a tale of perversion, politics and privilege

UPDATE: Anthony J. Hall, from the Comments at Let Freedom Rain: I attempt to put the whole Vancouver Club/Jack Cram/pedophilia/BC Indian title scandal in broader context in chapter 8 of my new book, Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization and Capitalism McGill-Queen’s University Press). Where is the investigation into the police treatment meted out to Jack ...

The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia

When socialite Leah Costello announced that Dick Cheney was to speak at the Vancouver Club, I thought nothing more of the venue, concentrating on the horror of a war criminal about to besmirch our fair city. In my many walks around downtown Vancouver, I’d strolled by the building that houses the club countless times. The nondescript building doesn’t invite ...