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

Politics and its Discontents: Engagement Is Always Preferable

There is a strong argument to be made for engagement rather than confrontation. Until we are willing to show at least a modicum of tolerance for the views of others, however regnant, all we are really doing is shouting at one another. However, I suspect that it is impossible to follow such a strategy when ...

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 ...

Politics and its Discontents: Seeing The Light

This is nothing like a reformed evangelical who has seen the light: Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, former evangelical – and son a a famous pastor — angrily tore into the Republican party for backing “rape, child molesting and neo-Nazis,” in a furious broadside. Speaking with host Joy Reid, former Christian evangelical Frank Schaeffer was ...

Montreal Simon: Roy Moore: Another Homophobe Bites The Dust

I have always believed that in the sweaty core of every homophobic religious fanatic there lurks a monstrous pervert.And the case of Roy Moore, a Republican senatorial candidate in Alabama, only proves my point.Moore believes that the Bible not the U.S. constitution should guide the affairs of government. He believes that homosexuality should be illegal.He likes to pull ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Republican Civil War

Donald Trump likes to compare himself favourably to Abraham Lincoln, the only president he believes who was (slightly) greater than him.And when there's a full moon, he has even been heard to describe himself as the Great Uniter.Which of course is hilarious. MAGA !!! MAGA!!! MA HA HA HA!!!But now at least he may have earned himself the ...