politics / 18 posts found

Why We Must Stop the Coup

by Perry D Foster
There comes a point in everyone’s life when you have to admit that things have gone wrong. As individuals we need to do it to get ourselves back on track if we’ve gone astray, or if we’ve developed habits that threaten to destroy us. The same is true for nations and civilizations. If we don’t admit we have a problem we can’t solve it. In the western world we have to admit that there is a coup happening and that we need to defeat it. No Tanks and Gunfire, but… No. Tanks aren’t rolling down the streets of Toronto. Martial […]

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 […]

How I Fell in Love With Canada

by Perry D Foster
  When I was younger I didn’t care much for Canada. That sounds terrible, but let me explain. I love history and culture, in particular European culture. Compared to the “captains and kings,” and the grand empires and high civilizations of Europe, Canada’s history and culture seemed, well…dull. This was made worse by the fact that my countrymen didn’t seem too enthusiastic about their country either. There didn’t seem to be many reasons to be inspired by Canada, so I wasn’t. I concentrated on other nations and cultures, particularly Japan and Europe. What a mistake! The Turning Point  It wasn’t […]

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 […]

Is the Future Hungarian?

by Perry D Foster
Around the world, populist nationalist movements are rising. It shouldn’t surprise anyone. For decades now the popular image of a global world order taking care of us because we can’t take care of ourselves has been promoted everywhere. It grew out of many sources, all of them liberal or left leaning. Even the original Star Trek T.V. series promoted this idea. Sometime in the future there would be an Earth Authority, part of a United Federation of Planets in which everyone obeyed a central galactic authority. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the series, but I’ve come to deeply dislike […]

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 […]