Month: February 2022

108) War, Part 4: Solutions?

It seems to me that war stops only when one of two conditions are met.  Neither of these conditions are very likely, or easy.  They are definitely easy to critique, easy to dismiss.  But the alternative, as we discussed previously, is more war in a world, bristling with weapons, poised on the brink of global…

107) War, Part 3: The 21st Century

Now, in the 21st century, we can’t afford this tragic spectacle of war and obedience to the power-seekers, anymore.  The future cannot be determined by the despots.  The stakes are just too damn high.  I mean, they always were; the cost of human suffering is incalculable.  But now, it’s incalculable to the power of incalculable.…

106) War, Part 2: Hate and Heroism

History can seem so clean and simple, when we look at it through the lens of the narrative we prefer.  Usually, that narrative involves Us, our people, our nation, “people like us”, being the Good Guys, the reasonable ones, the honourable ones, prevailing over Them, “those people”, those non-allied nations, “people not like us”, being…

105) War, Part 1: Love

“Hey Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa, Grandma…..What did you do during the Great War?” Have you ever thought of how you will answer questions like that?  Because your future will, if you are lucky, arrive, and you will have lived through whatever atrocities humankind inflicts on each other in the present days and coming years.  And someday,…

104) Freedom Convoy “vs.” the Police

So, you might be wondering, why didn’t the police/government take control of the “Freedom Convoy” much, much more quickly? Why was Canada brought to a standstill by this protest, and for so long? Why? These are the questions on many Canadians’ minds right now.  They’re being talked about in newspapers, on CBC radio constantly, in…

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