Political Correctness / 8 posts found

Confessions of an Atheist Buddhist Communist

by Perry D Foster
  When I was a child my father developed an interest in Buddhism. It was the late 60s, so it wasn’t so unusual. In those days you were regular society or counter culture. My father chose counter culture. So, for about a decade, I lived in my father’s world. It was, to say the least,  an unusual one. Along with Buddhism he decided to become a communist. As a result, I grew up as an ABC: an Atheist, Buddhist, Communist. What did that mean for me, and why am I now a dedicated conservative? Good question. To answer them we […]

What the Corona Virus is Teaching Us

by Perry D Foster
  As I write this we’re going through the Wuhan Corona Virus emergency. It’s bad. We’ve  all been forced to alter our lives, and we don’t know when it will end. And, as so often happens in emergencies like this, extreme points of view are being pushed. One of them is the “Doomsday View.” It claims that the virus is the “end of all things.” Its opposite is “The Scam View,” the idea that the virus has been exaggerated and that we don’t need to worry. The answer lies somewhere in between. We need to go to that place and […]

Why Murdoch Lies

by Perry D Foster
Don’t get me wrong. I love “Murdoch Mysteries.” Set in early twentieth century Toronto, the series is a nostalgic look at a great time in Canadian history. It might even qualify as “Canadiana” so it isn’t easy for me to condemn it. But, as one historical figure so accurately put it, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” We have to be honest. Murdoch Mysteries lies. Historical Truth Is Important.  We do our best when we look back. We see the past as “through a glass darkly,” and we can never truly know what it was like to live […]

Laurier Must Remain!

There comes a time when a nation must make a decision about its past. That statement may surprise you. You may have thought that I was going to say that it would need to make a decision about its future. But these days, the past is in as much peril as the future. Around the world governments and power brokers are attempting to rewrite history, and nowhere is this more true than in Canada. For the past couple of decades a concerted attempt has been made to rewrite our history and eradicate our traditional narrative. Social Justice War  There’s no […]

“Merry Christmas!” and Why It Matters

by Perry D Foster
It’s almost Christmas. As the festive season ramps up, and we prepare for Christmas day, we have a lot to think about. It’s the end of the year, and most of us spend time thinking about what we have done and what we would like to achieve in the coming year. But there’s more to it than that. It’s Christmas, that wonderful time of the year when we drop everything and relax in the spirit of “Peace on Earth and Good Will toward Men.” And more importantly, for millions of us, it’s a celebration of Christ’s birth. That’s where it […]

Why the “Far Right” Might Not Be

by Perry D Foster
  Every political movement has its extremist element. The Right had the Nazis. The Left had Marxist Leninism. Every part of the political spectrum can be distorted and used for evil purposes. But this doesn’t mean every political ideology is wrong. It does mean, however, that they can be manipulated by others for political gain. That’s what’s happening in Canada and the U.S. today. The Rise of the “Alt Right.” Who profited ?  During the later stages of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign the public suddenly began to hear about the “Alt Right.”Actually, this term had been used for some […]