A Face

Media is transfixed by a preoccupation with physical appetite: online images of people are captioned with words like you should see her now as though physical desirability is the measure of a person’s value. Mr. Weinstein’s images introduced in recent days have been my introduction to a person I hadn’t known existed  before his face … More A Face

Girls Day

Today the ladies on television are celebrating girls day interrupted by images of women outside North America, images that seem familiar from NGO ads I’ve seen before. A week ago on facing benches in GO’s west concourse, people hurried between two young women (girls?) surrounded by bags,trying to get some sleep, one her hair extended … More Girls Day

Les Changeant/Prenant la route du haut

The boss, “the man”,  knows the language of descent. Anger thrown at the Godless is now directed at the “far right”-“white supremicists” ,”racists”, “sexists” socialist – proletariat enemies of the virtuous, bourgeois – middle class.   “The idea is to take the high road — avoiding any direct reference to Trump — by airing an … More Les Changeant/Prenant la route du haut

Hypocrisy and Media

Why is Mr. Sanders calling people liars without media reaction? Media know that he just pretended to be a Democrat to be in the Democrat Primary; and though he seems rhetorically against the bellicose belligerence associated with Democrat Clinton he’s eager to get the war machine into his own state: Bernie Sanders’ $1.5 trillion jobs … More Hypocrisy and Media

Mayoral Memories

Today is December 22, 2014 one year and a day since Toronto’s ice storm (Mayor Ford’s mayoral powers having been given by city councillors to councillor Kelly disregarding COTA, City of Toronto Act 2006, and the Municipal Elections Act) who snow- birded it down to Florida while Mr. Ford stayed to photo-op-visit neighbourhoods suffering without furnace power in … More Mayoral Memories