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Being Politically Smart

One of the key lessons that the German underground learned during the turbulent Thirties was that nothing was ever really gained by confronting the Nazis in open combat on the streets of major German cities. Communists and Socialists mixing it… Continue Reading →

The Moral Imperative Behind the Political Agenda

After reading Maikiah Prull’s recent musings in “The Tyee”, I am more convinced than ever that the new Horgan coalition government has a hidden agenda it wants to spring on British Columbians over the next couple of years, if it… Continue Reading →

A Turning Point in Politics?

This is proving to be a very exhilarating year politically as established parties, right across the globe, are striving to redefine themselves as the true representatives of either the Left or Right. Gone is the myth that the place of… Continue Reading →

Nixon and Trump

I am currently reading John Farrell’s definitive study on the life of Richard Milhous Nixon and finding some eery comparisons to that of Donald James Trump, his most recent successor in the White House. What these two American commanders-in-chief have… Continue Reading →

Some Things About Life I Learned this Past Week

For someone my age, the learning curve should be levelling off; that is, the more one knows, the less one has to learn. Quantifying knowledge should reach a critical mass where the mind slows down in terms of what it… Continue Reading →

Rethinking BC Liberal Politics

The last several days have become for many of us a time for serious, sober reflection as to where the BC Liberal Party goes over the next year or so as official opposition in the legislature. While such a pending… Continue Reading →

Everything Machiavellian about the Woman

I have just completed reading Brian Harding’s “Not Even a God Can Save Us Now”, his latest analysis on the modern implications of Machiavellian thought. What I learned about the author of “The Prince” and “The Discourses” in this read… Continue Reading →

Trying to Engineer a Victory

Elections at any level are challenging to win especially if your party is one trying to hold on to power. In the last two years I have been personally involved in two electoral contests as a campaign worker, one a… Continue Reading →

Responsibility Lies With The Party

I know of an elderly couple from Oregon who, after a chaotic six months of Trump in the White House, still see themselves as loyal Christian supporters or Trumpites. Technically, they would likely be part of the 32% base┬áthat still… Continue Reading →

The Future of a Government

It has been nearly two weeks since the BC provincial election as a final result has not been registered. Everything seems to hang on a judicial recount in Courtenay-Comox and 170k absentee votes. If the Liberals win the recount here,… Continue Reading →

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