May 102019
 

Professor David Haskell has entered the Canadian federal election as the People’s Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Cambridge (Cambridge – North Dumfries).

Professor Haskell is an advocate for freedom of expression and academic free speech as was recently involved with the Lindsay Shepherd affair at Wilfrid Laurier University.

We interviewed him while attending the Society For Academic Freedom and Scholarship AGM at Western University on May 4, 2019.

607 – Why social ISm and capital ISN’T

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May 092019
 

Bonanza

Socialism’s growing appeal is often difficult to understand, particularly given capitalism’s demonstrated social, economic, and political superiority. However, the resistance to capitalism may have its roots in something far deeper than a failure to recognize its virtues and benefits.

Sad to say, most people have no clear idea of what capitalism and socialism actually are. Bathed in the contradictions of living in a mixed economy, many attribute the successes of capitalism to socialism, and socialism’s failures to capitalism. In the absence of an objective understanding of each ‘ism,’ this suggests a psychological or emotional association that is the source of their bias.

As always, the first rule in the art of political persuasion is ‘define or be defined.’ By allowing the ‘socialist’ Left to define the terms of the discussion, the ‘capitalist’ Right has been placed in an almost insurmountable disadvantage.

Consider that with their simple positioning of the words ‘socialism’ against ‘capitalism,’ socialists have already won a critical part of the debate. After all, the two ‘isms’ have little to do with each other, since ‘social’ and ‘capital’ are incompatible concepts. Continue reading »

The carbon tax con – The Danielle Metz Show 059

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May 022019
 


Audio only. As heard on WBCQ

A tax on “carbon” is a tax on life. Carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, but according to the ruling class, the fact that we – by the very act of breathing – produce it, effectively makes US pollution.

Never mind that carbon dioxide is plant food and is essential to life on this planet, we must pay penance for our very existence to the elites that jet around the world expounding upon the dangers of global cooling, er, global warming, um. . . wait (I’ve got it now): “climate change”.

Join Danielle and Robert as they explore yet another example of “rules for thee and not for me” and the propaganda surrounding the so-called threat of CO2 to the planet.

606 – Socialism – The unknowable ideal

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May 022019
 

socialism

The growing appeal of socialism, particularly among the young, is both alarming and exceedingly dangerous.

The experience of socialism as manifested in countries outside the Western nations is generally alien to most Westerners, given their more capitalistic histories. The horror stories of mass starvation and genocide historically perpetrated in the name of socialism are rarely attributed to the nature of socialism itself, but to something otherwise dysfunctional within the particular culture.

Persistent is the false belief that destructive and failed variants of socialism simply weren’t socialism to begin with, and were instead some form of communism or fascism. The failed attempts at implementing socialism just weren’t done properly, argue socialists.

To distance themselves from the unavoidable and systemic evils of socialism, modern socialists have created the anti-concepts of ‘social democrat’ and ‘social democracy.’ If democracy has an Achilles’ heel that will lead to its own destruction, it is these ridiculous notions of ‘social democracy,’ and ‘social Democrats,’ both euphemisms for socialism and socialists. True democracy and socialism are simply incompatible, both in theory (as discovered through philosophy) and in practice (as repeatedly witnessed in history). Continue reading »

603 – Socialism’s many facades

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Apr 112019
 

Bernie Sanders

It has recently been announced that Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign will focus on “exposing socialism,” a welcome objective to be sure, but no easy task.

Socialism appears in a myriad of forms, many individual components recognizable, yet with socialism’s greater destructive ideology remaining invisible to its victims.

For example, few would recognize socialism in government efforts to ‘fight climate change.’

To ‘fight climate change,’ governments have imposed what they call a ‘carbon tax’ or a ‘price on carbon’ – citing ‘carbon pollution’ as something that needs to be eliminated in order to keep the climate from changing. Continue reading »

Jan 312019
 

Doug Ford - Scrap the carbon tax

Ontario premier Doug Ford has been chastised, ridiculed, and criticized for connecting the imposition of carbon taxes with the possibility of an ‘economic downturn,’ or recession. While governments and economists assure us that the odds of a recession are remote, in light of the recent report by MMP insolvency trustees that reveals 46% of Canadians are within $200 of insolvency, one wonders if Canadians aren’t already in the middle of a recession.

What makes the whole debate fascinating is the superficial level on which economists are analyzing a very real and serious situation. It is difficult to reconcile the assurances of economists that Ontario’s economy is growing at a healthy rate with the visible reality of the growing rates of poverty that Canadians are reading about each and every day in their news reports.

Meanwhile, in the United States, there can be very little doubt that America is experiencing an economic resurgence unparalleled in recent history.

What is common to both the American and Canadian experience is how the Left in each country continues to suffer from the political Derangement Syndrome once only associated with America’s Donald Trump, but that is now surfacing with respect to Ontario’s Doug Ford. Of course, what has been called the ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ has always really been a deranged attitude associated with anything to be perceived on the Right. Continue reading »

DMS 043 – The other side of the coin

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Jan 132019
 

Are the symbols, artwork, and historic figures that appear on our money always appropriate to the medium? Or do some serve a sinister purpose? Those are just two of the broader questions considered by Danielle and Robert as they reflect on what appears to be more of Justin Trudeau’s political ‘virtue signaling’ on Canada’s currency.

While few would contest the various social advancements that occurred in Canada with regard to racial and sexual issues, they are certainly not unique to this country, nor do they represent the essentials on which the country is based.

Though seemingly only symbolic, the numerous changes to Canadian currency reflect a certain lack of respect for the principles upon which the country was founded. Canada’s essential history is being subtly re-written to destroy the political substance of the nation, and to advance a ‘social history’ based on the current victim culture narrative.

There is a lacking sense of permanence to Canadian currency; it has a ‘disposable look’ and – inflation aside – seems to be treated as such by the Canadian government. As they say, ‘just follow the money,’ though in this case doing so reveals a vision of a planned socialist future, not of a historic past. Fiat money should reflect the geographic (jurisdiction) and political identity (uniting purpose) of a nation, not the propaganda of a given day. Continue reading »