November 14th, 2018 | Liberty 5-3000

I've Lost Faith In Democracy

November 1st, 2018 | J. Hodgson

People lamenting the outcomes of democracy tend to pull out the old Churchill quote that says, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried from time to time...” This allows people to capitulate to the status quo and resign themselves to the democratic reality. It stops people from seriously considering any alternatives, because if Winston Churchill himself said such a thing, then it must be fact. Right? Churchill may have championed democracy, but who was he championing democracy for? The people of India? Kenya? South Africa? Jamaica? Hong Kong? The fact is that Churchill was a proponent of the British Empire and the British Empire was not a bulwark of democracy. The British Empire has had many criticisms hurled at it by a great many people and one can make equally assertive defenses in favour of the British Empire and the legacy left behind, but providing democracy to people around the world was not the point... providing civilization was.

Scott Brison And The Maritime Mafia

November 1st, 2018 | R. Rados

When it comes time to cover the Norman trial, the media's attention will be set on whether or not he is guilty and on his supposed “leak” to Davie executive Spencer Fraser and journalist James Cudmore. The media will likely attempt to white wash and downplay the allegations against Scott Brison—even if evidence emerges to add credibility to the claims against him. Make no mistake about it, the CBC will do everything to protect the Liberals in the next election. This is why it's important for bloggers and low-key investigative journalists to cover every aspect of Mark Norman's trial next summer. When Mike Duffy made unsubstantiated allegations against Stephen Harper and others involved in the infamous $90,000 cheque, the media didn't hesitate to inflate and perpetuate them before they could be proven true or false. Don't expect them to do the same when it comes to allegations made against Scott Brison. Suddenly, restraint and “journalistic integrity” will become a thing for journalists at the CBC and Postmedia.

Trudeau's Saudi Arabia Problem

November 1st, 2018 | S.P.

Nothing could be more astonishing than the revelation of Saudi Arabia's true nature and our own Prime Minister's silence and compliance. Our dimwitted and dainty leader, once again, has astonished Canadians with his own special and always surprising brand of shameless bias and chauvinism. If slandering sport hunters as cruel and elderly white women as racist was not enough, our beloved sock monkey has sworn to bring back apologetic ISIS fighters from Syria and to maintain the selling of armoured vehicles to a kingdom of butchers and homicidal homophobes. Gerald Butts' version of Canada now acts as a parody of itself—a country where sport hunters and law-abiding gun owners are shamed, while terrorists are rewarded millions for their suffering and reformed terrorists are hauled back “home” to feel safe again. Justin Trudeau's Canada looks like a wasteland of unemployed parody writers from Cracked and The Onion.

Don't Give Municipalities More Power

November 1st, 2018 | R. Rados

Naheed Nenshi is one of many mayors in Canada that supports “big city charters”, which would allow cities to create new taxes and approve new projects and laws that would otherwise be under the jurisdiction of the provincial government. Naheed Nenshi is also the same guy who supports closed door meetings and less transparency. Nenshi is the same guy who ordered city councillors to remain hush about an expensive sexual harrassment claim which cost taxpayers $800,000 in settlements. He's the same guy who was furious when Calgarians found out about the true costs of an expensive Olympic bid. He's also the same guy who was given an expanse of new powers in late 2017 when Alberta's NDP government amended the province's Municipal Government Act. Vancouver's Gregor Robertson was no fan of transparency either. 

The Truth About The Acosta Video

November 9th, 2018 | R. Rados

In an attempt to discredit Paul Joseph Watson and the Trump White House and to make themselves look like victims of Trump's war on media, journalists have discredited themselves. Of course, there will always be idiots who believe everything mainstream journalists say when they put words like expert into their headlines, but for the rest of us, mainstream journalists have obliterated whatever credibility they had left by trying to convince us that a certain video was doctored when it clearly wasn't.  Even leftist bloggers at Vice and Buzzfeed have turned to real forensic and video experts to honestly claim that there is no evidence the Jim Acosta video tweeted by Trump's press secretary was doctored. It's astonishing that anyone even had to turn to "experts" to prove what our own eyes can clearly tell us. This whole debacle reminds me of the Blue Dress and Laurel/Yanny debates, which ended up only having one right answer. Just like those absurd tricks of the eyes and ears, this whole debate has only one answer: the video is not doctored. 

How To Rig And American Election

November 1st, 2018 | T. Carter

America's electoral system is one of the most sturdy, sound and trusted electoral systems in the world. Talk of rigged elections is usually nothing more than political fear-mongering and sour grapes. No matter what they try to tell you, America's system is notoriously difficult to rig. What makes America's electoral system almost un-riggable is how ballots and vote counting are controlled, managed and arranged on a state-by-state and county level. Each state—and sometimes each county and jurisdiction—is responsible for managing how votes are cast and counted. This autonomized and compartmentalized system makes rigging a national election in one candidate's favor almost impossible. However, with the right connections and influence, there could be a few risky ways to illegally flip a presidential election in America.


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