Dead Wild Roses: When is Violence Acceptable in Society? – The Fascist/Antifa question.

    I am playing catch up with the recent dust-up around the choice of tactics used by Antifa in the United States in it’s struggle against the proto-fascist elements energized by the current Republican Administration led by Trump.  There are several sources in this brief overview, first from a academic journal to help with the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Cloak and Mirrors – Who are We Fighting?

CJ Hopkins writes a polemic about one of the themes that crops up in leftist literature.  The elite, who are our real enemies (of the common people) will employ just about any set of tactics to keep the populace engaged in harmless activity.  Bread and circuses if you will. Yet, the marriage of politics and ...

Dead Wild Roses: You Know Its Bad in the US When Inverted Totalitarianism Seems Reasonable

Paul Street writing for Counterpunch. : “The Republican deal with the Trump phenomenon has always been based on opportunism. The Trumpenstein’s growingly evident status as an irreversibly deadly liability for the Republican agenda could make it easy for top GOP players to unsheathe their knives and sink them into the president’s back. With Trump having already ...

The Canadian Progressive: Full text of Trump speech announcing US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Announcing the United States’ unprecedented withdrawal from Paris climate accord, Donald Trump cited the “draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country.” The post Full text of Trump speech announcing US withdrawal from Paris climate accord appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Scripturient: The dystopian present

If there is one good thing to come out of the election of Donald Trump, it has been the renewed interest in a certain genre of literature. Sales of dystopian novels have skyrocketed on Amazon, in particular what might be called “The Big Three” of dystopian tales: George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, ...

Dead Wild Roses: What Happens in the Next Four Years is Up to You…

You know its bad when American Conservatives are up in arms. Filed under: Politics Tagged: Conservatives Against Trump, David Frum, Informative Vids, US Politics

wmtc: 10 things you can do to fight trump-era nazism

Like all good people, I am horrified by recent developments in the US, and like everyone who has being attention, not surprised. I take hope from the immediate and powerful resistance that has been set in motion. But also at the resistance, I am angry, too. What took you so long? Let’s hope it’s not ...

Dead Wild Roses: My New Favourite Journalist – Caitlin Johnstone

  Much has happened in the world in the past few months. Especially since November 8, when the “left” or the “progressives” in the USA and indeed the world have been crapping their pants about some orange skinned person with homunculus like hands winning the seat of most powerful person in the world. While as concerning ...

wmtc: chelsea manning will be free!!!!

This is the best news I’ve seen in a long, long time. Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who became one of the most prominent whistleblowers of modern times when she exposed the nature of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who then went on to pay the price with a 35-year military prison sentence, ...

the disgruntled democrat: Considering What Just happened in the US, It should Be Painfully Obvious Why Canada Should Change Its Voting System

It’s hard to believe but it’s true.  Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America.  A man who has never held a public office in his life now is Commander and Chief of the most potent and lethal military force in history.  Put another way, the fate of planet rests in the ...

the disgruntled democrat: Considering What Just happened in the US, It should Be Painfully Obvious Why Canada Should Change Its Voting System

It’s hard to believe but it’s true.  Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America.  A man who has never held a public office in his life now is Commander and Chief of the most potent and lethal military force in history.  Put another way, the fate of planet rests in the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth II Revokes US Independence-Steps In With Strict Guidelines For Governing The USA

The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all.   A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Out Of His Depth As Trump and Putin Look For Peaceful Cooperative Relations

The budding bromance between our PM Trudeau and President Obama is to be but a dim memory as President-elect Donald J.Trump prepares to govern the United States. NAFTA is on the table, TTP is on Read more…

the disgruntled democrat: Democraphobia Runs Rampant in North America

The fear of democracy has a long history.  Plato was mistrustful of the demos, believing it would be subject to bullies and to tyrants. In England, the storming of the Bastille in France by the sans-culottes during the French Revolution was dismissed as a regrettable manifestation of “mobocracy”. According to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most influential ...

the disgruntled democrat: Democraphobia Runs Rampant in North America

The fear of democracy has a long history.  Plato was mistrustful of the demos, believing it would be subject to bullies and to tyrants. In England, the storming of the Bastille in France by the sans-culottes during the French Revolution was dismissed as a regrettable manifestation of “mobocracy”. According to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most influential ...

Cowichan Conversations: Too Stupid For Democracy-Eileen McGann

Cowichan Conversations: Reckoning With A Trump Presidency And The Elite Democrats Who Helped Deliver It — Betsy Reed, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald

  THE UNITED STATES has been plunged into a state of purgatory following the election of Donald Trump. In all political quarters, people are engaged in their own of how this happened and what Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CBC Sunday Morning-Liberals Botched The Election-says Thomas Frank

CBC Host Michael Enright’s guest Thomas Frank offers a refreshing take on the recent us election, well worth a listen for those who may have missed it. Liberals botched the election and put Donald Trump Read more…

Scripturient: Kellie Leitch’s politics of division

They’re not like us. They’re not our religion. They’re not our colour. They don’t speak our language. They don’t dress like us. They don’t eat like us. They don’t drive like us, shop like us, read like us, walk like us. We need to control them. Deport them. Jail them. Make them convert. Make them ...

Cowichan Conversations: Michael Moore Is On A Mission To Run Donald J Trump Out of The White House

wmtc: president trump: what didn’t just happen

Since I’m making an effort to put more of my thoughts here, I’m gathering up a bunch of my Facebook posts and responses. If we know each other on Facebook, apologies for the repetition. I find much of the analysis and commentary I’ve seen about the recent US election to be quite strange. Donald Trump ...

Cowichan Conversations: Tens of thousands of youthful protestor’s hit the streets a cross America. I smell a rat!

There is a great deal at play here. The controllers of the USA must have felt that they have been dealt ‘Aces and Eights.’ Their days at the palaces of the privileged are under threat. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Commentary: The unbearable smugness of the press.

  Will Rahn is a political correspondent and managing director, politics, for CBS News Digital.       The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so. It shouldn’t come as Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Our Deficient Democracy Needs An Overhaul

The US election should ring a bell, a very big bell. Voters stayed at home in droves and they did because the tired old two party charade did not speak to them or for them. Read more…

Scripturient: Dear USA: I’m sorry for your loss.

Dear United States of America and my American friends: While I am sorry for your loss on election night, I’m afraid, however, I cannot agree to open the border and let you flood in. Canada is a country, not a convenience for Americans trying escape a self-made disaster. You made your own bed, now you ...