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We Failed Them.

We failed our kids, we failed our grandkids. For all our rhetoric, demonstrations and even riots for change; we failed. Las Vegas, another example of our failure. Sandy Hook, Columbine, Orlando – all of them, glaring examples of our failure. The election of that giant Cheeto to the south of us. The election of that privileged Gen X-er in our parliament. Further examples of failure.

What happened? Did we get too busy trying to achieve that suburban dream? We wanted our kids to live in a world of peace, of brotherhood. Did we come to accept, albeit, bitterly, that this was an unattainable pie-in-the-sky ideal?

Why are we still fighting for equality of the genders, of race, of creed, of religion? Why are our veterans, our elderly suffering and dying due to lack of funding? Why are there aboriginals without access to clean water? Why are there children going to bed hungry in countries of such massive excess? Why is there a debate or even a question regarding equal taxation?

Because, we failed. We tried, we wandered off and ultimately failed. The United States, once the beacon for the world, has fallen, with lightspeed, into a global joke. Relegated by a giant Cheeto to the junk food aisle in the global marketplace.

Canada is lead by a pretty boy, with no notion of what Canadians want and need to move ahead. He’ll go, next election – with his million-dollar smile and vapid comments. Then what? Who is there with the economical and social savvy to govern? Insert the sound of crickets. There is no one. There are no more leaders of true social change; if there ever were. Time has a way of colouring memory.

Why do my children feel that they require firearms? What happened? When did it get this bad?

We failed, my friends. We became tired, we became preoccupied with attaining the media dream of that house with the fence. We fell for the image and we walked away. We failed and now, our kids are paying the price.

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The Ukrainian 100

While Trump and the laughter from the Canadian Conservative party, at the working class (see: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/02/18/in-what-world-is-it-laughable-to-drive-a-bus-for-a-living-mallick.html ) make a mockery of democracy?

3 years ago, in Ukraine, people were fighting and dying for the concept. The late fall of 2013 to February 2014, the people of Ukraine – ordinary people, the you and me, the bus drivers, the store clerks, the office workers, took to the streets to protest the actions of the criminal Victor Yanukovych and his equally corrupt cronies.

In Kiev, at Independence Square, on February of 2014, they marched. They were demanding freedom, justice and to be treated with the dignity they deserved as citizens of Ukraine.

In Kiev, at Independence Square, against its own citizens – Yanukovych ordered the army to open fire on the demonstrators. The citizens of Ukraine.

Over 100 Ukrainian men and women were cut down and died. They sacrificed themselves in the fight against political corruption.

This Revolution of Dignity continues. Thousands of Ukrainians – men, women and little children are being maimed and dying as a result of Putin’s megalomaniacal clawing for the old Soviet. He wants what isn’t his and murders to attain it.

Ukraine is fighting for her sovereignty. History repeats itself.

A small musing: What will it take for North Americans to take back their dignity? Or has it been lost forever in the search for the next iPhone, the next video game, cardboard cupped coffee or the next overpriced, useless athlete?

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Because We Are Beyond Help

sheldonTo answer the question, why am I not blogging, there is writers’ block and then there is what I have been experiencing – a tsunami of thought and ideas, all requiring research of one sort or another.

I get up with the intention of writing a topical blog. I find my way down the stairs, usually without gravity’s aid but not always…grab a cup of coffee in my favourite mug, currently one with a Minions design, sit down at my desk, in my Nerd Cave and see what the headlines has offered up to me.

stupidity-virus

Since early fall? It has been controversy, stupidity and ignorance overload. Not just one area but virtually all areas of life.

In my own country – starting at the top, our Prime Minister; the Selfie King – that’s his accomplishment over the past 15 months since his election, selfies.

In my province, Quebec – we have the Health Minister who sees nothing wrong with the old, infirm and vulnerable left to shameful healthcare. Shipped from one inadequate facility to another; nothing illustrates his disregard more than his claim that one bath a week is sufficient for the sick, for the incontinent and for the dying.

Ah, then we have overwhelming debacle of democracy with the election of Donald “I wouldn’t know the truth if it were one of my wives” Trump. For those blockheaded Americans who believe that his election is none of the world’s business? You’re an idiot and no amount of explanation will help. You simply do not have the capacity for rational thought.

Then there are those stalwart competitors for the Darwin Award; the anti-science bunch, you know them as, “anti-vax”, “anti-GMO”, “anti-Pharma”… there are just too many topics.

It is disheartening, it is so very sad and so very depressing.

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