Charlottesville, Vancouver and Gandhi: Taking On Authoritarianism

Be like Gandhi. While moral equivalencies, as I have unequivocally stated in the past, are ignorant and foolhardy, I have a warning for the Left - Don't become everything you hate and despise. Violence, no matter who is responsible, is wrong. Be like Mohandas...
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Charlottesville: There Are No More Equivalencies

I am afraid I have become as bad as the president in that I haven't taken the time to write on the subject of Charlottesville and United States President Donald Trump until now. But better late than never. I never grew up with racism or bigotry or any other form of...
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Can Trudeau Be The Adult In The Room on North Korea?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for all his faults, could be aiming for a Nobel Peace Prize at this point. I have had my misgivings about him on policy (his arms deal with the Saudis and his stance on Big Oil, for example), but if there's one thing he's been...
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Charlottesville Riots: Trump Criticized

They seem so innocent (yet still creepy - regardless of your sexual orientation) in their magazine articles. Like a Carson Kressley (of Queer Eye) segment on TV with their insistence on "sexy" wardrobe for men. But these guys are a danger to the Republic and to anyone...
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The Truth About Austerity

Austerity, Income Equality and You What austerity measures meant (and still mean) for the average Canadian Austerity is the buzzword of the decade all around the world. From EU countries getting slapped with austerity measures to protect their status in the union, to...

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Faith Vs Religion

Having carefully contemplated the voracity of this article's inclusion in the Diatribe, the original intention was to merely hold the feet of Theocrats and fascists of all religions to the fire, primarily with the use of quotes (within their own context) from actual...

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A Hero Story

“Did you ever know that you’re my hero, you’re everything I would like to be, I can fly higher than an eagle because you’re the wing beneath my wings,” as the song echoed behind me I couldn’t believe how emotional I was becoming. It was Mother’s Day 2011 and all I...

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Stop and Think

I was reflecting today, as I looked around my apartment. I was thinking, I need to clean that, and I need to pay that bill and I need to buy groceries. Then I realized – I have an apartment to clean. I have money to pay bills. I have food in my fridge. I think a lot...

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4 Signs Of Depression You Can’t Ignore

Men and their mental health has been a common thread in the media over the last few weeks. With the increase in the number of men and women being killed at the hands of law enforcement officers and other senseless crimes there is no surprise that so many black men are...

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Things That are Important to Me

When presented with the assignment “Write 500-750 words on something important to YOU” my brain did what brains do best and presented me with radio silence. Absolutely zero ideas came forth. The ones that did dare to make their presence known made me nervous; how do I...

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