A Big Change

In the old days I don’t think the term racism was part of the English vocabulary, or even sexism; maybe it’s because not many went to university back then: hardly anyone was middle class enough to afford it. But considering the increased use of those words: racism and sexism; if enough people had known them there were many opportunities to use them instead of the milder term prejudice, because I used to think there were a lot of people who were prejudiced against anyone not like themselves nationally, racially or even socially. Today it’s as though everyone who is anyone especially upscale politicians and executives and NGO groups are against racism and even the police I hear.

Where did all those prejudiced people from the old days get to? Did they reform, die off, or, like the Democrat party in the states, just change stripes like Democrat segregationist governor George Wallace often identified by media as a Republican because Democrats wouldn’t want him now that they’re the anti segregationist representatives of minorities, speaking against prejudice racism and sexism.

Prejudice

There is something unconvincingly inauthentic about the self deprecating expressions of sorrowful apology coming from Mr. Trudeau and his social cohorts who never experienced what used to be called prejudice.

Sunny Khurana is the owner of Guru Bazaar, a sari and fabric store in Surrey. (CBC) But Khurana said he doesn’t see the big deal. “The main thing is that Justin Trudeau, as prime minister, never came across as somebody who had racist tendencies,” said Khurana

That’s not what Conservative Sheer and NDP leader Singh have been saying. I wonder how anti bigots used to feel about Al Jolson: “Jolson has been dubbed “the king of blackface” performers” and J. Carrol Naish stereo typing an immigrant Italian in Life with Luigi?

Today February 8, 2019 there is still  no journalist interest evident in my online searches for expert comments about the Bruce MacArthur sentencing after day 1 of 3 days of hearings. Since day 1, Monday, February 4, 2019 I’ve seen  only identical text copies reporting the sadistic aftermath of MacArthur’s murder of eight human beings, six of whom were immigrants without connections and no one of consequence to speak on their behalf. Only one person is reported to have been disappointed enough to complain about Mr. MacArthur’s 25 year sentence, in theory, the penalty for killing just one poor human being  and not eight, with no penalty for having inhumanly degraded them. And she appeared in an online video without journalistic comment or compassion .

“Truth” is always on Cohen’s lawyer’s side.

COHEN FLIPS; LAWYER TURNS VICIOUS ON TRUMP...
'Truth on our side'...

In a post that I put on WordPress a a few days ago, I wrote that Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, is one of my old television interviews bad guy: a political operative: everything good said about his side is good; everything against his side bad, a lot like Axelrod the Obama side promoter.

Devil escapes from hell!

In Men in Black 2 a security guard reads a newspaper report headed “DEVIL ESCAPES FROM HELL”
Considering numerous media reports disparaging President Trump’s character, I’ve begun to imagine that when the devil escaped from hell he assumed the persona of Donald Trump, for as Donald Trump the devil spreads the evils of racism, sexism and lying. And we born in “Toronto the good” view lying as the essence of evil; so our media voice, The Toronto Star, sent a reporter to keep track of Mr. Tump’s lies. In a single day that reporter caught Mr. Trump telling more than 20 lies.

Mr Trump’s fiendish behaviour has finally provoked the “moral outrage” of those for whom “family” represents goodness and morality.

Morality Law and Eating

It’s a real pleasure to read reports of the surge in morality that President Trump has inspired. Ms Huckabee, his head of info promulgation has been removed from a big chicken eatery because of the highly moral feelings of a chicken servers’ manager, and in Canada the firing of a restaurant manager for refusing to serve a patron wearing a red make “America Great Again” baseball cap provoked the highly moral outrage of someone condemning the firing of that manager.

Do people hate people?

December 12, 2013

Two problems have emerged in the years since the 1970’s through the oil embargo driven depression of the early 1980’s in North America: diminishing opportunities for employment and increasing divisions among national populations where people have come to behave as though “people hate people“. Both of these matters are satirized in the June, 2013 movie The Internship so conspicuously that the movie’s content resists submission to the formal disciplining of a controlling narrative. It exaggerates the clash between know-nothing dinosaur-like older salesmen and the ever on the hair pin of hostility, hip and in tune with technology, intelligent young students, to convey the message that both older workers and youth are losing work to machines, and that people are forfeiting the capacity to respectfully communicate with people.

The movie develops from two middle aged salesmen Nick and Bill being given notice when their boss decides to close his watch distributing company and retire because no one needs watches any more now that everyone has a cell phone to keep time. According to the boss technological advance has made his top congenial watch salesmen dinosaurs as obsolete as the time keeping technology they peddle, for today people prefer interacting with techno devices rather than with human beings:” people hate people”. Desperate for employment the two older salesmen pass an interview for a chance to be an intern at Google. But after succeeding in the interview qualified by phoney university affiliations they must compete for the internship among a vast crowd of bright university students a generation younger than themselves, they learn that only 5% of the competing crowd will be successful. When they are asked to get into groups to compete they are forced into a team of individuals who like themselves have been overlooked by other groups. They of course had not been picked because they looked older than the typical internship applicant; so are forced to join with 4 others whose personal and perhaps racial characteristics have kept them from being selected. We quickly learn that a male Yoyo Santos Asian in appearance seems socially apprehensive because his home schooling has kept him from associating with “people” outside his home and for whom a high five is an expression of hostility. An apparently socially isolated south Asian American female Neha Patel sure of her intelligence but not of her social status mechanically introduces herself in terms implying that she is “hot“. Lyle a four year Google employee and fledgling group manager attempts to overcome the management status barrier between himself and his unemployed partners by ingratiating himself to the older internship candidates and the other socially uncertain group members by babbling in nerdishly hip jargon that he is an old soul of 23. His nervous resume-like speech replete with sexual overtures to Neha angers group member Stuart, who isolated in his intellectual attachment to a hand-held Online device, wants to punch Lyle for referring to himself in the third person, a puzzlingly obscure reason for hostility, demonstrating perhaps that “people [really do] hate people“. Very quickly we learn that what has brought these social misfits together is the desperate chance for employment. So the intelligent Neha. Patel and the dutifully home-schooled Yoyo Santos bluntly say that they’ve learned that today education and intelligence do not guarantee employment.

Of course the internship opportunity, the play area and almost infinite supply of free snacks at Google are fraught, with irony because Google itself is an exaggerated emblem of both the technological advances that have produced the salesmen’s “older” dinosaur like image in a society where “people hate people“ and the ideal work environment. The internship itself is not a job but simply the opportunity for employment that may not materialize. And Mr. Chetty, the man directing, the internship applicants is himself an “older “ worker and like the two salesmen has had to struggle to be among the 5% of successful job seekers.

A Brave New Digital Being

Once imagined as the internet of ideas that worldwide web of computers has morphed into a spidery war of mystery and characterless pseudonyms where ones personal friends and relatives invade transparently, the concreteness of their being fading beyond the stratosphere into cyberspace.

Hot/Jaw Dropping Journalism

I just read an outburst by a female journalist calling the U.S. president a pig for his negative comments about female journalists appearance. Online journalists have depicted women’s attributes in purely physical terms raving about how certain women have looked or how they may be smokin’ hot or similarly degrading epithets that encourage people like the president to say what a lot of people have been taught by media to think.