The transgender debate has now reached the mainstream and it's very likely that you fall into some category of citizens affected by at least some of the propositions put forward by transgender activists. It's also likely that you would be able to go through life ignoring this growing debate; however, I think that would be a moral mistake that will come back to you in the form of unintended consequences at some point down the road. In my opinion, it's nearly always a bad idea to lie, and it's always a terrible idea to lie on the whim of self-serving political activists.
Twitter is a virus once it works its way into the brain. I know this because it creeps into my mind when I'm meditating, running, or focusing on work. It's also a terrible time thief. I have several rewarding but difficult hobbies, all of which suffer as a result of my time on Twitter. Twitter is the opposite of those hobbies – easy and unrewarding. And I don't know if you've ever looked at your life on a tape measure, but you might try it. The average life expectancy in Canada is 82 years. I'm on the depressing half of the tape and have to start to think about where best to invest my time, as it's disappearing quickly.
For a single reason, Maxime Bernier and his "People's Party" nearly had my vote. On Twitter, Bernier officially announced the end of political correctness in Canada. As a true liberal, this was pure music. Like many in the politically homeless camp, I've watched political correctness cause decay and ruin and turn fellow citizens into fearful, uncritical, and compliant saps. Political correctness robs people of the ability to think and to speak clearly and intelligently and to tell the truth – it forces you to lie.
The vehicle that the B.C. NDP is hoping to use to take away your rights and impose lies on citizens is the Human Rights Tribunal. Their VP threatens citizens with this instrument very frequently and the threat of financial ruin is enough to keep most people quiet most of the time. It is odd that they would use something called a Human Rights Tribunal to take away your human rights; but then, we do live in Orwellian times. And is it any surprise that the B.C. NDP has vowed to create even more taxpayer funded human rights organizations? The human rights industry will grow in Canada, and to feed the growing appetite of this growing industry, we will need to seize the assets of heretics, non-believers, and dissidents.
Mr. Wittes, if you would like to fight, let me know and I will start a GoFundMe campaign to fly you to Russia. You can enter in your own age group in a judo, sambo, or combat sambo masters tournament. Mr. Putin will not have you arrested, but will probably be snickering on the sidelines, watching as you tap very shortly after the match begins.
The last several years has seen the rise of a fringe movement known as “consent culture.” You may have seen a news report about a pink-haired, self-described “sexuality educator” stating that you need to ask consent from your baby before you change their diaper. Aside from the sheer silliness of this woman, we already have something in our culture known as “respect” that she could just as well have affirmed rather than claim to have invented.
Hemming swindles from the public an annual salary of roughly $187,000.00. This is according to a 2016 Acadia document. Now that the curtain has been pulled back a bit, I see what we're getting for this money. I know that if you pay a decent mechanic $180,000.00 per year, you're going to end up with a lot of smooth running machinery.
On August 31, 2018, President Peter Ricketts fired me from my position of Associate Professor of Psychology at Acadia University. In the letter that he gave me at my dismissal hearing, he stated that he was firing me on the basis of issues that “were wide ranging and include failure to fufill [my] academic responsibilities, unprofessional conduct, breach of privacy, and harassment and intimidation of students and other members of the University community.”
If you've had your awakening, then you can likely see right through the whole mess and are painfully aware of the fact that like most political careerists that market to the social justice vote, they are quite willing to overlook some forms of violence and hatred in order to pander to the half-baked and trendy ideologies that have not yet discovered their proper boundaries.
If #WalkAway is half as successful as it should be, all that will remain of the Left is Antifa, men in women's clothes attacking lesbians and feminists, and Maxine Waters, who recently foamed at the mouth while yelling that Conservatives should be attacked everywhere they go, even if they're just trying to get gas or groceries.
The Canadian city of Vancouver is a very tolerant and friendly city. Located within the city is Stanley Park. It's one of the most beautiful and frequently visited seaside parks in the world and has more than a thousand acres of forests and trails, and a paved seawall that makes up its perimeter. The Teahouse Restaurant is located within the park and is an excellent destination for tourists.
I don't personally care for Doug Ford; I find him uninteresting, inarticulate, unintelligent, and I don't see any sign of a principled or reliable moral compass in him. Yet he leaves me wondering, as do many politicians, if this is the best we have to put forward from our millions of citizens. Perhaps our best are uninterested, and that's a shame.
The CBC, CTV, Global News, CNN, BBC and their ilk have all done for journalism what Roman Polanski has done for the idea of celebrity daycare or what William Bruce Jenner has done for womanhood. The takeaway here is to avoid the mainstream media completely, because they are making journalism corrupt. If your news source has ads or receives government funding, then you are likely being told flat-out lies or are getting a version of events that is so watered down and distorted in order to be inoffensive and uncontroversial that it contains nothing of real value.
For those of you who don't know, a TERF is a "Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist." What this means, or is supposed to mean, is that if you are a female and do not accept the idea that a man can be a woman, in the true sense of the word, that you are an exclusionary radical. The term was apparently coined by the transgender movement and was designed to be used as a slur. This fight is becoming increasingly hostile - including violence - and I think that it's about time that public awareness of it increased. This is my purpose here and hopefully, dear reader, you will help in this.
For we have conquered the academy. We have conquered the primary/secondary educational apparatus in the west. And our now-liberalized media helps reinforce the world-view injected into the "bold, free thinkers" we graduate from the ideological mould-presses that are our modern retail educational outlets. We have got them thinking instead of feeling. We have them fighting battles that were won or lost decades ago. But mostly - and I think this, above all - we have relieved them of the burden of personal responsibility. Instead, they now come equipped with a sense of boundless entitlement, all the better prepared to ask not what they can do for their country, but what their country must do for them. By setting the boundaries of entitlement ever further afield, by working to proscribe acceptable language, curtail debate and provide safe spaces wherein individuals can be shielded from worldviews different from our own, we ensure that our project of fragmenting society and atomizing it into warring grievance groups continues apace. Any voices raised against this must be quashed. That is why it is more important than ever to attack our ideological enemies. Enemies like Dr. Jordan Peterson ...
2011 was the high water-mark for Canada's New Democrats. Jack Layton, with his Dabney Coleman good looks, neatly-trimmed mustache and Chinese wife was the embodiment of sane progressivism. Under his guidance, the youngest of Canada's major political parties rose from back-bench obscurity to Official Opposition in 5 short years. It was a bravura performance, and a hopeful moment for those of us who, like myself, had joined back in 1982. Back then the NDP's solid but turgid Ed Broadbent provided the only alternative to Prime Minister Joe Clark's laughably incompetent Conservative government and a newly reminted Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
We might disdain the identity-politics and special rights culture that has been fomenting on university campuses, but the above-mentioned policy came directly from the Provincial Government. Indeed, every post-secondary learning institution and “private career college” in Ontario has been required to adopt a “sexual violence policy” under legislation passed by the Wynne government in 2016. The legislation is part of a major socio-sexual re-engineering project begun by the governing Liberals in 2010.
I had not heard of Nathan J Robinson before he published his attention seeking article that he titled The Intellectual We Deserve as a political attack on Canadian author and psychologist, Professor Jordan Peterson. I quickly googled Robinson and found that he had attempted a similar smear against Ben Shapiro. I don't want to spend too much time on this, as both Peterson and Shapiro are completely capable of taking care of themselves. I would, however, like to point out a few intellectual deficiencies that Robinson should correct if he wishes to be taken seriously.
As you can see from the above policy components, anyone who expresses an opinion that any other person might disagree with has acted contrary to the policy. Professor Mehta's position that the free exchange of ideas is helpful in problem solving would cause someone who wanted only their own opinion to be heard, at the exclusion of all others, to be offended. The offended party would then only need to say that they "felt harassed" or 'felt marginalized" or "felt discriminated against" in order to successfully meet the threshold for a successful harassment complaint as described in the policy. This makes serious discussions on any topic impossible and makes the policy into a political weapon which can be used as a deterrent against the uttering of statements that are contrary to the current enforced group-think.