Joe’s Comment – A picture is worth a thousand words is an old adage. I no longer believe that people will come to a common conclusion even when given the same facts and perspective. It’s just human nature. Born with a BIOS (basic input-output system), each of us is programmed via time and experience. The dream of a high enough IQ to understand life might be a nightmare.
Aka Remembrance Day, celebrated originally by Commonwealth countries around the world.
Joe and I heard some absolute bullshit about a 17 year old Canadian school girl who refused to wear a “rainbow poppy” and was consequently suspended from school. We were totally gobsmacked that it is a true story.
Joe and I are usually smirky laughy dismissive regarding many events and traditions in our culture.
Not this one.
The so-called LGBTQRSPVWZ (hold the mayo) critters have some brass.
We say back off. You are way over your head on this.
Take your self identity issues back into the closet.
Next you are going to insist the Muslims settled the North American continent.
It has been our custom to post an essay commemorating Remembrance Day.
Here is what we wrote in 2018, and 2017, and 2015.
Our belief is torn between our Libertarian ideology and the reality of the human condition.
To do nothing in the face of evil is to succumb to evil.
We believe it to be a great sin for a country to send young men to their death.
We believe it a great act of heroism and courage to volunteer and fight for
your country freedom and liberty.
This conundrum will never be resolved in our minds.
Meanwhile, the mob drifts farther from the reality of history –
Don Cherry Fall-out (Poppy Redux)
Joe and I didn’t watch much Grapes even when we watched hockey.
That’s because we stopped watching hockey about the time Wayne Gretzky began his amazing career.
We loved playing the game, not watching others play the game.
Also, we were die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf fans. The days of Eddie Shack, Frank Mahovlich, Johnny Bower. We kicked the frog ass in my hockey fan hay day.
When Toronto no longer won, we lost interest.
We were a young rebellious shit.
Nonetheless, without our interest or notice or support, Don Cherry and Coach’s Corner with side-kick Ron Whatshisname became an icon in the Hockey Night In Canada during the following decades.
Don Cherry and sidekick Ron Whatshisname rose to prominence.
Then came the fatal utterance of two words. A slip? A “racist” statement? An 80+ year old hockey analyst waxing poetic?
As Joe says, who the hell cares? Let him be!
A meme sent to us by Robert G. illustrates the irony –
Joe says the above is an example of child abuse when parents program a troubled child (defective hardware) with bad software.
Joe also says it is cultural abuse when the entire adult world is commanded to attend to the ramblings of a child. Even Jesus had to get through puberty.
There is political analysis that attempts to look behind the scenes at possible motivation(s).
The following video was sent to us by cousin Delsie. It is commentary by a woman who calls her YoubeTube channel “One Godless Woman“.
She is an activist escapee from Saudi Arabia. Her immigration to Canada had a caveat – she signed a paper declaring she will NOT marry a white man.
Joe and I listened to her declaration at the above link to her channel.
Here are her observations about the disgraceful treatment thrust upon Mr. Cherry. She doesn’t even bother with the hand wringing and hand washing of sidekick Ron Whatsisname. She insists this drama is part of a larger subversive movement changing Canada.
Her video is titled “First They Came for Don Cherry” (in the event YoubeTube blocks or removes her channel and this video):
Joe and I don’t like Kevin O’Leary’s persona.
Joe and I do like his observations on the Canadian culture and political reality.
Here are some of his reflections about the tragedy of re-electing a Trudeau “junior varsity” cabinet:
Joe and I check in with a (increasingly large) number of Internet personalities on an almost daily basis. These are people whose opinions we have grown to respect for the content they exhibit – rational, fact based, with a very low conspiracy hysteria. Joe and I expect the best.
Another we have grown to grin and enjoy is Mark Dice. We are liking him so much we are considering buying a tee shirt. Our conundrum is should we choose the “2 + 2 = 4” shirt (from Orwell’s “1984”) or the “Oh wait, what’s this?” shirt (a Mark Dice meme). His shirts are available here.
The clown parade farce of “impeachment hearing” proceedings which began yesterday (Tuesday) and is consuming the main stream media on-line segments wholesale is the brunt of Mark’s acerbic humor. He has titled it “The Circus Begins!” (in the event YoubeTube takes the video down you can look it up elsewhere). Joe says the bug eyed look of Adam Schiff tells the entire story:
POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID
ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM
Joe and I have been discussing aloud and in our inner sanctum (cranial cavity) why resolution of seemingly simple problems has become so difficult.
We have concluded that there are so many “elephants in the room” that no sane or logical discussion can be had in the room for fear of an elephant stampede.
The calculus of the problem goes something like this – Intersectionality Theory integrated from zero to infinity produces the individual. The smallest minority. The heart and soul of the Judeo-Christian culture. The intrinsic value of one. The granule of human granularity.
However, identifiable groups of individuals (i.e. race, gender, left-handedness (aka sinisters)) are given intersectional status, a unique vocabulary, and power to discriminate sanctioned by “superiority”, by enlightened or “woke” ideology, not to be questioned.
Anyone who objects or questions or denies this concocted “reality” is branded and shunned and treated to derision.
For future Sunday Rants Joe and I will use the header “Elephants in the Room” to discuss said elephants whenever we smell their peanut breath.
One such subject might be slavery……
A very informative and revealing conversation between Rex Murphy and Jordan Peterson.
The personal tragedies suffered by Dr. Peterson since the early spring show through. Rex Murphy is a gentleman and a great Canadian, equally admirable as Jordan Peterson. At about 24:20, Rex uses an expression while describing an uneducated and downtrodden friend telling about listening to Jordan Peterson, that “he felt no soft rain in a long time” until listening to Jordan Peterson. That expressed idea touched Joe and me. Truly sobering and melancholy:
WEATHER (OR NOT)
This week in Vernon BC was a Canadian classic autumn potpourri.
Some wind to knock down the no longer green leaves.
Lots and lots of rain.
Standing puddles in the yard rain.
Rain, rain, go away.
And it did…. on Sunday.
How long is it to April?
It will take ’til then to dry out our socks.
Joe (cold and wet) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez as the leaves fall –