Naziism 2.0Read more: Naziism 2.0
Nazi ideas exert a very powerful hold on such personalities. This is why it is said that there is no such thing as an ex Nazi. As well, they pass on their acquired ideas, or perhaps even innate characteristics, to the next generation.
The Past and Future of DemocracyRead more: The Past and Future of Democracy
We are actually relearning ideas from the past in order to create a better future. That requires building a real democracy, not the updated oligarchy the FVC people think will fix everything.
A reflection on ‘Collective Amnesia’Read more: A reflection on ‘Collective Amnesia’
It is not a normal or inevitable thing. Here is my comment on something one of my fellow substackers wrote. It is so good I think I should post it. Find the article it responds to here.Wildfire almost has it right here. The thing to understand about “collective amnesia” is that it is not something natural.…
There is No Cheap Way to Make ChangeRead more: There is No Cheap Way to Make Change
This is regardless of what ‘electoral’ people want to believe. It is time for me to write something I have had in mind for awhile. As with anything worth writing, there are particular groups of people who are not going to like it. In this case, these are people who are still hung up on…
The Relationship Between Voting Reform and Democracy Revised 2022Read more: The Relationship Between Voting Reform and Democracy Revised 2022
\ This year I tried again to run for the board of Fair Vote Canada. If you are not familiar with them and the idea of Proportional Representation, go here.This is not because I think I can win. I want to try to get these people to rethink their premises. I want to see a…
On the relationship between Voting Reform and Democracy.Read more: On the relationship between Voting Reform and Democracy.
For the membership of Fair Vote Canada further to my candidacy for the board of that organization. Also, for the edification of anyone who is interested in the subject or likes my blog posts.I have already presented a quite long piece for the information of the FVC members who will vote in the coming AGM.…
FVC and poor old MeRead more: FVC and poor old Me
Memories of twenty years of studying democratic reforms and the people I met.That the existing political structures in Canada do not make any sense is something I have been aware of for as long as I have thought about how the world works. I was aware well before Fair Vote Canada ever came along that…
About Basic Income and Rents.Read more: About Basic Income and Rents.
I had a brief interchange with some twitterers about BI and rents a few weeks back, before I stopped responding. You know what I mean, millenial idiots who just keep repeating the same thing over and over, ignoring its refutation. They can’t concieve that they might be wrong; you must be too stupid to understand.I…
The Neoliberal Danger of Basic IncomeRead more: The Neoliberal Danger of Basic Income
Originally posted on Ontario Coalition Against Poverty: Statement for endorsement: We have drawn up the following statement on basic income (BI). It makes the case that, progressive hopes to the contrary notwithstanding, BI is being developed as a measure of neoliberal attack that should be opposed. We invite progressive organizations and individuals who hold positions…