Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas. Or Not. (major spoilers for Childhood’s End)

Arthur C. Clarke obviously chose (for that’s what it is) to disbelieve in an actual Creator. But this cold reality – Childhood’s End – he dredges up would make one prefer a Creator God. Clarke is part of the majority who don’t want to believe in an actual Creator. Why would anyone want to believe in a God of love who explicitly makes it known that he plans to rescue imperfect mankind, both from that state of imperfection and from it’s ‘natural’ consequences, namely sickness, old age and death (following rules that the Creator himself laid down)? Not me. Give me darkness and hopelessness and gloom. Continue reading

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The Toronto Star wants to see a Right Christmas

The Star’s going to kill commenting because it sooo wants to hear from us. I don’t think the rightwing Star does want to hear from us, even though most of us are rightwing. The Star no doubt looks upon the fools who suck up it’s propaganda so as to become fine consumers who never think about important things or challenge neoliberal orthodoxy, with contempt. They are part of the rabble, the bewildered herd of which Walter Lippmann spoke. Continue reading

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Toronto Star To Palestinians In Gaza: Stay right there in hell please.

The free trade-loving Toronto Star, which some on the Right would call socialist, isn’t in the least a people’s champion. The NDP, today, which the Right would call socialist, isn’t even remotely socialist. And as the tirades (against socialist orgs that aren’t socialist) continue, and the people veer away from the ‘socialist’ NDP (which is merely the least rightwing of the major rightwing Parties), the people, the political Parties and the country become colder, less human and more rightwing. And that’s the definition of rightwing. It’s not really the opposite of leftwing. Rightwing means ‘inhuman, undemocratic, barbaric’. It means ‘darkness’. Continue reading

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