Dec 142017
 

Leon Trotsky

Not all who see themselves on the Left side of the “political spectrum” actually are. Nor are many who see themselves on the Right side of that “spectrum” actually on the Right.

The true nature of the fundamental forces and ideas represented by Left and Right have been long misunderstood – both by those on the Left and Right – and this has caused a host of political misalignments that today are becoming harder and harder to ignore.

Just listen to Lindsay Shepherd and Brendan O’Neill, two voices of the Left who have come to publicly doubt their own Leftist alignments.

Lindsay Shepherd, of course, has been made famous by going public with her recent encounter with the Left at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Brendan O’Neill, on the other hand, is a journalist who describes himself as a Marxist-Libertarian of the Left, yet expresses certain values that appear more in line with classic liberalism. Continue reading »

Dec 102017
 

Racism Sucks

THE WHITE WASH: Is it OK to be white? It appears to be an innocuous black and white question: Yes or No?

The Right answer, of course, is Yes. The Left’s answer, of course, is No.

The fact that “facts don’t matter” was brought home by a spoof campaign initiated by 4chan which called on its on-line audience to post signs around Boston college campuses saying: “It’s OK to be white.”

As humorously predicted, the signs were immediately labeled “white supremacist” by anti-white racists of the Left. Boston police were called in to investigate, not the racists, but “white supremacy.”

If there are any hate crimes to be investigated, they should relate to what is being taught about race and racism on university and college campuses across North America.

Perhaps the REAL issue being raised by Danielle and Robert Vaughan in this telling tale of the Left’s obsession with race is this: Is it ok to be Just Right?

Dec 072017
 

Truth

It would be nice to believe that the unjust and unfounded inquisition experienced by Teaching Assistant Lindsay Shepherd at Wilfrid Laurier University was an isolated and bizarre anomaly.

Unfortunately, her experience appears to have exposed but the tip of a poisonous ideology now rampant in all of Ontario’s educational institutions. It is an ideology that holds unsubstantiated opinions and feelings as superior to facts and truth.

Just ask our guests Dave Plumb and Paul McKeever, who both have witnessed this phenomenon first hand – though from differing perspectives.

Like Lindsay Shepherd, Dave Plumb was an educational instructor / teacher who found his job threatened by an anonymous complaint. Like Lindsay Shepherd, Dave was being held accountable for the “feelings” of the unidentified complainant while simultaneously being denied any way of directly addressing the complainant’s concerns. Continue reading »

Dec 032017
 

THE PASSION FOR POLITICS: Ignore politics at your own peril because, as the old saying goes, “Even if you aren’t interested in politics, politics is interested in you.”

Just as the reasons for getting involved in politics may be many, so too the reasons for staying as far away from politics as possible may also be many.

What makes some people intellectually stimulated by politics while others remain bored or repulsed by politics?

That’s the elusive question of the week that Danielle and co-host Robert Vaughan tackle in this exchange of personal anecdotes and experiences. It appears that no matter where you sit on this question, there is no one perspective that is Just Right – unlike their conversations that always are.

Nov 302017
 

Trump in South Korea

Added to the wreckage of celebrity personalities facing public moral outrage over past alleged sexual improprieties, NBC News announced on November 29 its termination of Matt Lauer, citing similar improprieties for its response to a single complaint.

It is therefore fitting that our discussion today includes some reflections on America’s Great Sexual “Wreckoning” – our own term derived from the wreckage of celebrities and high profile personalities who seem to have exhibited very little “self awareness” about the inappropriateness of certain sexual conduct.

That discussion with Western University Associate Professor of Political Science, Salim Mansur, begins with a greater reckoning – a “Great Reckoning” that is already underway and is being favorably influenced by the world leadership of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The significance of Trump’s recent Asian tour and of major revolutionary developments in Saudi Arabia has been clouded by media distractions concerning domestic sexual improprieties by local celebrities. This may be more than coincidence, for sexuality too plays a significant role in the wider politics of world affairs. Continue reading »

Nov 262017
 

THE SOLUTION TO REVOLUTION: In most discussions of the day’s social ills, solutions remain elusive. Often those solutions are obvious, but for some reason are rarely or never pursued. Especially when it comes to capitalist solutions.

In his criticisms of the post-modernist and Marxist resentment that fuels anti-capitalist revolutionary protest, Professor Jordan Peterson recently remarked: “There are reasons to criticize capitalism, obviously…” though he never elaborated on what those reasons might be.

However, his comment begs the question. What’s ‘obvious’ to criticize about capitalism?

For answers to that question and to hear the unrest of the story, be sure to listen in to Danielle and Robert’s ‘obvious’ solution to that unrest which, as always, is not right wing… but Just Right!