Mar 192020

In the big picture of life, viruses are perfectly normal, and we’ve learned to live with all kinds of them; cold viruses, flu viruses, sexually transmitted viruses, and the list goes on. We have learned to accept them as part of the risk we face in living life.

And now there’s the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Declared by the World Health Organization to be a pandemic, it has created a global ‘panic-demic’ unlike anything experienced by current generations.

Even though no one is running wild in the streets, many consider our ‘shut-down’ current state of affairs concerning COVID19 to be an over-reaction, a threat to our fundamental liberties, or perhaps even some kind of conspiracy created to cover up another more real threat.

It is important to note that a ‘pandemic’ only refers to a new virus affecting a high proportion of the population. It is not related to the severity of an illness, or to the number of fatalities associated with an illness. Continue reading »

Mar 122020

Fighting ‘climate change’ is perhaps the single most significant political issue of our time. Whether one is a ‘believer’ or a ‘denier’ – or completely oblivious to the whole matter – it’s an issue that affects everyone because it is being politically forced on each of us. Of course, the political narrative is fundamentally not really about climate at all. But that’s not what the mainstream media and politicians would have us believe.

For example, in his January 22 syndicated newspaper commentary, columnist Gwynne Dyer predicted “that those who led or financed the denial campaign will almost certainly end up facing criminal charges 10 or 20 years from now.” Citing “how a great many companies conspired to cast doubt on the scientific evidence for global warming over a period of several decades,” he called for those opposed to the politically correct narrative on climate change to be punished: “not talking about just fines… but also talking about criminal liability.”

Dyer’s attitude is typical of climate change alarmists everywhere. Rather than welcome an open and informed dialogue on climate, they would punish those who do not participate in the politically correct narrative.

“How dare you!” angrily threatened climate icon Greta Thunberg at the United Nations last September, in her call to have world governments take political action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions globally. Driven by a propaganda campaign based on the utterly false premise that CO2 is a pollutant, the reality is that CO2 is the ‘gas of life.’ Continue reading »

644 – Gone coronaviral – The infectious politics of spreading fear and panic

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Mar 052020

Ever since isolated incidents of ‘coronavirus’ have begun appearing outside of China, much of the mainstream and social media alike have gone ‘coronaviral’ by needlessly spreading fear and panic about the flu-like illness. Yet, the real disease that should be feared is China’s political ideology which may have more to do with the breakout of coronavirus than the virus itself.

As our guest Salim Mansur explains, China has been identified as the world’s premier incubator of new infectious flu strains, including: the 1918-19 Spanish flu, the 1957 Asian flu, the Hong Kong flu of 1968, the Russian flu of 1997, the SARS outbreak of 2003, and most recently, the global spread of coronavirus originating in Wuhan. To Salim, this is not surprising. Having himself visited China from its coastal cities to its deepest interior, Salim has witnessed horrifying conditions unimaginable to most of us.

With entire cities of millions being shut down and quarantined, China’s actions have included rounding up, imprisoning, and even shooting its own citizens who were caught walking in the streets. Remarkably, China’s government has been praised by many Western leaders for its handling of the outbreak.

There is a tragic and outrageous irony in this. In the Western nations, the outbreak of coronavirus has been politicized so as to place blame on the Trump administration in the United States, with the mainstream media and those on the Left going so far as to call it the ‘Trump virus.’ Yet, the only justifiable ‘politicization’ of this outbreak falls squarely on China’s communist regime, and on the globalist politicians who have failed to take the appropriate measures to limit its spread. Continue reading »

COVID-19 – Globalism’s Black Swan – Salim Mansur

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Feb 282020

Salim Mansur joins Robert Vaughan in a candid discussion of the fallout from COVID-19 and the world’s love affair with the communist state which has brought so much suffering to its people.

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643 – Canada’s crisis: from alienation to alien nations?

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Feb 272020

Canada is in crisis. In many ways, that crisis is similar to that faced by the European Union and its recent loss of Britain as a constituent member of that union.

In this, the second part of our conversation with Dr Salim Mansur, professor emeritus of political science at Western University, we discover that the fluid dynamics of the nation-state can easily lead to alienation ‘within’ nations. When interests and common values once shared instead become a source of conflict and cause for national divisions, the resulting alienation may lead to the literal formation of alien nations.

Given the rise and fall of the nation-state throughout history, it is clear that nations are far more fragile than most people generally perceive. The temporary duration of the various political structures under which humankind has been governed or ruled throughout history merits due consideration.

After having considered the state of the unions known as Britain, Europe, and America, our attention now turns to Canada, the country that many consider to be the ‘odd man out’ with regard to the most recent political shifts in the Anglosphere. Continue reading »

Namaste Trump – Salim Mansur

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Feb 242020

Dr. Salim Mansur, Professor Emeritus at Western University, comments on US President Donald Trump’s momentous visit to India and the positive reaction given Trump by the Indian people and that country’s leadership.

Salim notes the stark contrast between the adulation which Donald Trump received during his visit and the tawdry and juvenile coverage of the historic event made by the mainstream American media and to the clownish antics exhibited by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he visited India in 2018.

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642 – State of the unions: Britain – Europe – America, with Salim Mansur

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Feb 202020

With the realization of Britain’s Brexit, the subsequent shrinking of the European Union, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s popular presidency based on ‘putting America first,’ the idea of ‘globalism and a borderless world’ has suffered a serious setback.

It is a metaphysical necessity that all political organization and activity, irrespective of its nature, requires a jurisdictional structure within which all of the activity takes place. Every political jurisdiction is defined by geographic borders, nor could it be otherwise.

The various political structures under which humanity has been governed or ruled have taken many forms. Among them: an empire, a commonwealth, a kingdom, a republic, a common market, a federation, a state, a province, a union, a nation, a country, a municipality (city, town, village), a region, a territory, etc.

It is significant to note that when the U.S. president annually addresses Americans, his address is not called the State of the ‘Nation,’ but is instead called the State of the ‘Union’. This speaks to a profound distinction regarding the independent nature of the political units being so identified – and the people who live within them.

In this first of a two-part discussion with Dr. Salim Mansur (professor emeritus of political science at Western University), we are guided through a brief history of the rise and fall of nation states. The temporary duration of the various political structures under which humankind has been governed or ruled throughout history – even very recent history – merits due consideration.

In the final analysis, it appears that whatever form a particular political jurisdiction takes, there is never one that can be considered to be Just Right without the consenting support of those who live within its borders.

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