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January 6th: Were They Incited by a Propaganda Movie?

Movie at the Ellipse During the “Save America March” Never underestimate the power of words when combined with ‘dog-whistle’ images. Trump’s 2017 Presidential Inauguration speech makes up the words, snap shots (worth a thousand words each) make up the images. … Continue reading

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Satire: The Gospels as a “Jewish War” Prequel

Caesar’s Messiah (2005) I’ve always had this nagging feeling of unease when reading the stories of Jesus in the New Testament. I wrote of it before, preferring The Gospel of Thomas to the other ‘authorized’ gospels, even John’s. That a … Continue reading

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See? I Told You We’d Been Programmed (back in the 60’s)

I’m a Canadian, so this didn’t directly involve me, but if the Americans were doing this way back when, I’ll lay odds that Canadian television had similar subliminal messages. When I was a kid, if you stayed up late enough … Continue reading

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Who’s Privileged? Not Me…

I’m Poor White Trash I was challenged in our Faith & Science group yesterday, when I said I wasn’t “privileged”. A chorus of “Yes, you are!” arose from the women in the group. Ahh, now that made things clearer! From … Continue reading

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We’re Not Very “Smart”, Are We?

It’s New: It Must Be Good… “Smart” anything is a warning label. Big Brother has found a way to control your environment, and ultimately you, too. Just ask David Icke… The real reason for Smart Meters is hidden behind bullshit … Continue reading

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Facebook: Society’s Mirror?

Or a Necessary Evil? Today is April Fool’s Day (and Easter Sunday) 2018. But this is no joke. Facebook has come in for a lot of criticism lately. Most of it seems justified, but is it really wrong to give … Continue reading

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Humanism: Another Way?

  Evolution versus Creation Dan Brown, in his latest novel, Origin, has done it again. He has taken the questions we all ask ourselves (“Where did we came from?” “Where are we going?”) and spun another tale of suspense and … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid

(Another letter from my mother…) Dear Chris, (April 12 1989) Your postcard from the copper mine with its wry comments made me smile — I know just what you mean. You’ve been on my mind of late, so I bought … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures?

Can you imagine what it must have been like for these women in the early 1960’s? They had two strikes against them before they could even begin to count in society: their colour and their sex. Even though they were … Continue reading

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Are We Programmed?

TRON As an allegory, this movie is perfect. At the time (1982) computer games were still (more or less) in their infancy. The programmers were building virtual worlds in which their creations (read, creatures) could interact with others. The programmers … Continue reading

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