Ford Nation and Oligarchy

    OLIGARCHY: Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or military control. Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist.     I’mContinue reading “Ford Nation and Oligarchy”

Guelph PC Nomination and Trolls

DEMOCRACY The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy, which makes all forces struggle repeatedly for the realization of their interests, being the devolution of power from a group of people to a set of rules. According to political scientist Larry Diamond, democracy consists of four key elements: a political system for choosing and replacingContinue reading “Guelph PC Nomination and Trolls”

Helen & Di

Helen was thirteen years old when she heard the announcement on CBC news that Prince Charles and Princess Diane had officially separated.  Although she had heard rumours of them leading separate lives, the official announcement came as a shock to her. The remaining romanticised dreams of her childhood finally slipped away. Helen loved Princess Diane.Continue reading “Helen & Di”

Accentuate the Positive

via Daily Prompt: Glimmer I set my course for travelling the on line universe on March 1,2018 and thus far have found it a rather mixed ride. Before this date I limited myself to email correspondence with family, using the web for occasional retail transactions and viewing YouTube as an aide to learning Microsoft officeContinue reading “Accentuate the Positive”

Is Mueller the new Javert

 Setting the scene – Mueller: On May 17,2017 Robert Mueller was appointed head of the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and related matters. Robert Mueller was the sixth Director of the FBI from 2001-2013 , the longest serving FBI Director since Hoover.  The person who followed him inContinue reading “Is Mueller the new Javert”

Democracy, Freedom, Expectations

” Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana (1863-1952) I have democracy on my mind these days. I renewed my membership in the Conservative Party of Canada in order to vote for a new leader in the Province of Ontario. My choice of leader did not get elected butContinue reading “Democracy, Freedom, Expectations”