Rights Freedoms and Laws

One of these words conflicts with two others. Who would not favour rights and freedoms over laws. For rights and freedoms imply without restriction or encumbering; law implies restricting ones actions in accordance with some legal or moral prohibition.

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It’s My Party!

Every time I see a header in the Drudge report I check to see who’s sponsoring it. I ignore everything from The New York Times, The  Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN and Breibart.Though some may get me hooked by their header before I think of checking their media sponsor.

I also avoid most UK sponsored writings especially reports about US politics and NASA.

I am also beginning to see political parties as distractors of attention that should be directed at a nation’s problems and not party problems. Canada has had problems determining the application of the law to a job providing corporation with a recently removed attorney general of Canada accusing her party leader of directing her to choose politics over law. Following her testimony 33 cabinet members  gave their party and Prime Minister their pledge of support.

And today I saw a header that House speaker Pelosi wanted to lower the voting age to get voters when they are young either as  politically active or simply as voters who’d support the speakers own party.

Racism/Prejudice/favouratism

I’ve started wondering where the racists the media keep writing about are..

With all the talk of racism in the media I’ve started wondering who the racists are. I know there must have been a lot around when I was growing up. There seemed to be a lot of name calling back then with new Canadians getting called D P’s, displaced persons, probably displaced by the war in Europe. My mother born in Peterborough, Ontario said that when she was on a TTC vehicle once   someone, a stranger, called my younger brother a D P. She was really upset about that because my younger brother like my mother, father, myself and siblings were all born here in Canada. And that happened at least 25 years after the second Great War had ended  in 1945 and a little less from when a law was passed in 1947 removing Italians from the undesirable alien immigrant category nearly 60 years after the WWI when my mother’s uncle as a member of Canada’s  military, not yet 17, had his name memorialized on a Belgian wall not many years after arriving here from Italy when Canada needed help clearing land for railroad tracks.

read  in an online document recently that the media was a major source of prejudice toward new comers to Canada

Political Parties

When I was growing up everyone hated communists. We used to have a CCF (Canada Comonwealth Federaration) sign on our front lawn during elections, the only one I’d see walking to school and back between Ossington and Dufferin. Maybe there were more CCF supporters than my father; a working man member of the CCF, the working man’s party as he saw it back then. But when I was a kid I thought everyone else was a Liberal or a Progressive Conservative, even though no one seemed middle class like doctors and lawyers. Anyone who might have sympathized with CCF ideas back then likely kept it to themselves for fear of being called a communist like me.

Now with everyone being middle class the CCF’s descendents, the NDP (New Democrat Party)and its supporters, have become middle class; in fact working class as my father and our family saw themselves has become an embarrassment like “the deplorables” down in the states. No, today everyone wants to be middle class answering the phone, telemarketing, unseen behind partitioned cubicles.