Why The Free Press Isn’t Free – Fear!

Kennedy had it right! The #FreePress protest is hypocritical. They really don’t like the same scrutiny they dish out. They have caved on free press repeatedly by suppressing voices, cheering the censorship of too many speakers or writers, repeatedly failed to publish information for public evaluation because of extremist groups threats, or withheld uncomfortable facts…

I Have An Old Church Choir In My Soul – Tree Stump Communion

A little inspiration for your Sunday. Watch the video, skip the reading. Traditional church and I have a tenuous relationship. They have been good to me in every way. I’ve not been hurt by church. But the Sunday “worship”, “Sit down and watch the stage thing” because I supposedly, “Can’t survive without this gathering”, the…

Salman Rushdie For Canadian Prime Minister- True Liberalism

Such reasonable liberalism. Such civilized libertarianism. I appreciate Rushdie’s call for true liberalism and freedom, not Justin Trudeau’s socialist slant, who is the epitome of what Salman Rushdie speaks about with grave concern. He speaks about how political ideological people try to whip the every day people up these issues up, saying they are always…

We Want To Seduce Penelope, But Take Up With Her Maids Instead

That is why I started going back to source books. I, “procure(d) old books“, as Plutarch advised. In this day and age there is a reason people despise the current state of the media. They pass off people with a mere cursery awareness of a subject, to down right ignorance of it, as having some…

The Foundation Of All Violence and Posturing is In The Eyes

I read this in the early hours of the morning today. I think his eye has seen a fact of our lives. I remember the time when i began to slowly realize, “…. she knows that she does not know.” (Rohr) What eye are you seeing with? In the early medieval period, to Christian philosophers…

Education And Virtue Can’t Be Destroyed By Spies Or War

Sharing more of the Greek Philosopher Plutarch as I read through his writings. (Plutarch’s Bio at the end) Plutarch humorously begins with, “… what is a most important point, even the greatest villains have money sometimes.” On the vanity of seeking peoples recognition and praise he writes, “And glory is noble, but insecure.” If beauty…

Greek Philosopher Plutarch On Untried And Untested Teachers

Ancient Greek Philosophers are in good training is the source and root of gentlemanly behaviour. I am reading a 1898 translation from Greek of “Plutarch’s Morals” (Moralia) written in the first century AD. Seems little has changed since ancient Greece. He asks why we would subject our children to, “untried and untested men”. This phrase…

Nikita Khrushchev’s speech And Canadian Communism

Nikita Khrushchev’s speech in 1956 after the death of Stalin, “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences” many Canadian communists leaders (Hardial Bains (1) and Fred Rose (2) ) rejected his speech as “revisionist” an were part of the anti-divisions movement. The speech was shocking in its day. There are reports that the audience…

Is Breathing God Possible?

I have seen wind at sea. The wind is invisible, but you can feel it move, that is how you know it’s there as it flows over your face. When the wind is felt on your skin it soon moves the waters of the sea by that same feeling. Within minutes a flat sea can…