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.
Trudeau's government is increasing the already heavily bloated funding to levels that are completely obscene. Hundreds of millions in tax dollars are being funnelled to an organization that refuses to provide quality fact-based journalism. The CBC has become nothing more than a tool for the Trudeau Liberals to pump dangerous and divisive identity politics into our culture. We are being forced to fund the destruction of our own society
My hope is that the Left actually does want a reduction in gun violence; although, I find the hypocrisy of the violence spewing Hollywood leftists slightly troubling in this regard. I would definitely like to see a reduction in gun violence and I know enough to know that the conditions have to be correct for it to take place. Maybe the Left doesn't actually want this. Maybe they like things they way they are. This would explain their seemingly bad faith negotiations on the subject.
Trudeau's long-time friend and senior political advisor to the Prime Minster, Gerald Butts, further betrayed Trudeau's comments, along with the general mindset of the Liberal Party of Canada, when he suggested that those mocking Trudeau's gaffe were "Nazis". Both statements reveal a serious moral deficit, as well as the calculating exploitation of a growing culture war, and this should be a warning to Canadians.
It also does not require much thought to realize that if you set about dividing your population along religious, ethnic, gender, class, and sexual orientation lines that divisions will continue within each of those groups. There are an infinite number of sub groups within each group and they will continue to divide further.
Those who enjoyed Cathy Newman's recent interview of Jordan Peterson are on solid ground and need not listen to any of the whining that has followed the exchange. The interview was everything that it should have been and this was due to the fact that two very assertive and competent personalities were on full display