July 1st, 2019 | AR
Judging people based on where they come from is not only logical and reasonable, it should be considered morally acceptable. We can all agree that people in Japan are different than people in the Congo, yet we are perpetually made to feel guilty for acknowledging these differences and using them to make judgments. Discrimination based on culture is discrimination based on valuable, knowable information. This doesn't mean we should treat people poorly, but it definitely means we should use cultural information to make decisions. This also doesn't mean we should change laws to adapt to cultural differences, because law should be the one thing that protects all individuals from harm based on their personal identity. However, individuals should always maintain the right to make personal decisions, express opinions and make judgments based on cultural differences.
July 1st, 2019 | RR
If both Loblaws and Sobey's ever conspired to, say, rig the price of bread and set higher prices, Canadian consumers would be forced to pay more for bread, even if the market disagreed with the final price of the bread. According to libertarians, only free markets can decide the price of bread and if any company ever tries to rig the market, they would naturally lose and eventually pay the price at the hands of angry consumers. Unfortunately, this libertarian logic only works when there is a nearby and capable competitor that can offer bread at the real price. When one billionaire like Galen Weston buys up all of his competitors, there isn't really much room left to make this libertarian fantasy a reality. Going back to free speech, much of the same is happening in the social media market.
July 1st, 2019 | JH
We’re only a few months away from the next election and I’m hearing a lot of grumbling from conservatives across the country. Why aren’t the Scheer Conservatives polling better? How can people really think Trudeau is possibly fit to win another term? Why isn’t Scheer getting out there more? Why is he being such a cuck? I get it. Conservatives are always looking for perfection and it’s frustrating living in a left-wing country and having to put up with a centre-right political party that is always cucking. Maxime Bernier isn’t wrong in his criticisms of the “Lib/Con party”, but now is not the time to bleed votes to the PPC as a protest against Scheer’s cuckservatism. There’s a variety of reasons why so hear me out…
July 1st, 2019 | RR
If you've ever dreamed of surrounding yourself with drooling sycophants, politics is a good place to start. There really is no other world or industry where you'll find the same calibre of disingenuous, opportunistic ass-kissers huddling around cardboard cutouts. Those cardboard cutouts are the politicians and insiders who started as the same, eager neophytes they now take pleasure in surrounding themselves with. Inside every political circle and bubble is a world of unmitigated fawning and feigning. What makes it so entertaining and grotesque at the same time is the shamelessness of it all. There are literally thousands of people within the Conservative Party alone who are dying to get on their knees just to spend the rest of their lives earning a pension secured by taxpayers.
July 1st, 2019 | JH
Talk of Alberta separation is running hot these days. It seems as though a tipping point has been reached in which expressing support for an independent Alberta is no longer taboo. Professional politicians are still coaching their language in terms of recognizing the wave of resentment, yet always hedging to insure variations of the status quo remain. Not so for ordinary people... they are going all in on independence. I can’t help but temper my enthusiasm with skepticism, however, since talk is cheap and Albertans have a high tolerance for their own exploitation. The rallies and campaigns and news articles thus far seem designed for an eastern audience in hopes of eliciting sympathy for Alberta. It is likely futile to bother trying this, but it never hurts.
July 1st, 2019 | Spartacus
Women are more likely to be social justice warriors. Women have been proven time and time again to be more easily offended by menial things than men. This is why your girlfriend or wife can make fun of your dad body and your stomach rolls, but you can't even make the smallest comment about her physical appearance. Any man who has been in a relationship knows this to be true. There is a double standard, but most times we men are fine with it. We don't care if you make fun of our fat—in fact, we're likely to laugh along with you. Perhaps this double standard exists because women perceive men to be stronger and more playful, or maybe there is another reason—or maybe there is no reason at all. That's not the point of this screed. The point is that when you hear stories about songs being banned on the radio, shirts and apparel being banned from stores and people whinging about social injustice—there is always a very high likelihood that you'll find a woman behind it.