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Musical Mondays | Barry McGuire

Eve of Destruction, written by P.F. Sloan and performed by Barry McGuire, is a classic protest song from the ‘Sixties that rings eerily truthful these days. The lyrics say everything that needs to be said, in the here and now, almost sixty years later.

This gritty and once imperfect song (see video below) became an anthem to antiwar hippies and college students speaking out against the Vietnam War. Though I’ll never tire of hearing the ominous drum intro, I’m not eager to appreciate it finding contemporary relevance again.

Eve of Destruction – Lyrics

The Eastern world, it is explodin'
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'?
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin'

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Don't you understand what I'm trying to say?
Can't you feel the fear that I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to scare you, boy

But you tell me over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin'
I'm sittin' here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation
Handful of Senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
Ah, you may leave here for four days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead but don't leave a trace
Hate your next door neighbor but don't forget to say grace
And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend

You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

When the Berlin wall fell, which some considered the symbolic end to the cold war, I had just become a teenager. My limited political knowledge came from Much Music videos (Canadian MTV, of the day), and I hadn’t the slightest idea what it was all about, but I recall watching the news and soaking up the giddiness of the occasion.

It is surreal to be entering the time warp that is Cold War with Russia, merely needing to look to the art canon for salient expression, older generations no doubt with a prevailing sense of déjà vu. 

I hope to take solace in the robust and emotionally charged works that are sure to flourish during these noxious times, turning darkness into light, as only the vulnerability of art can do.

right now,
across the globe,
birthing new ideas,
countless mediums,
finding ways to let out our collective sigh of exasperation, 
attempting to balance the scales,
mourning the death throes of humanity.

If there is no love to be had, let us bear fruit in creation.

Below Barry McGuire explains how they recorded Eve of Destruction in one take, and goes on to share how the song was written into the history books.

What are some antiwar songs that you have on your playlist?

Are there songs that you associate with conflict and war that you still like to hear?

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Things that SHOULD make you go hmmm?

As alarming as it is to read about the things happening globally these days, it appears many in Canada are unaware or indifferent to much that I find gravely concerning here in our own beautiful country. I would be lying if I didn’t admit to finding the weight of this soul crushing.

In the mainstream news, magically, both the freedom protests and the virus have all but vanished, as people hold vigils or attend lawful protests to ‘stand with’ Ukraine. Are these issues of lost rights and accountability for the virus just to be swept under a yellow and blue carpet? 

I, too, stand with the Ukrainian people. Without question, it is devastating to see how their lives are expendable, as the ruling elites use them as pawns in geopolitical games. 

However, not to be forgotten, along with other innocents in neighbouring countries, I worry about the toll this takes on the Russians. 

Regular people wanting nothing to do with wars, who have risked protest to say so, must now juggle life with a tyrant at the helm, loss of banking systems, the global internet, and access to international industry. 

Maybe the goal is to starve innocent Russians until Putin gives up?  

That appears at best ineffective, and at worst, cruel.

I know, everybody is an expert on these things, right, haha? But would these types of tactics seem likely to help solidify Russia’s relationships with China, Iran, and India, countries more than willing to fill in any gaps? 

Are they picking teams for the big game?

I cared about the Iraqi people during the invasion in 2003 too, transfixed to the TV for months, following embedded reporters as they tore through each decimated town, taking cover from encroaching bombs. War was heartbreaking then, just as it is now. It always will be, regardless of where and between whom it happens. 

I understand that my inherent hypervigilance might play a role in this instance, and I account for it to a degree, but over the past two years, the cognitive dissonance that many have developed as a coping mechanism appears to have resulted in a concerning rate of change blindness in society (failing to notice a change because it takes place slowly and incrementally).

With the insidious erosion of our rights and freedoms through ineffective lockdowns, forcefully coercing vaccines, and a lack of access to life-saving treatments in the early days, friends and family seem to have settled in with this new authoritarian way as though it’s A-okay with them, bugger the science and data. 

People whom I know to be intelligent and thoughtful in other areas of their lives refuse to listen to anything not passed down to them from our politicians and their megaphone media, and prefer to assume that I am the one who is disturbed.

Why? What did they ever do to deserve such blind loyalty from the citizenry, especially after the laundry list of overreaching and tyrannical moves Trudeau and his team levied against peaceful protestors in our countries capital recently? But, again, they prefer to see those Canadians with the bravery to stand up, as racist terrorists like Trudeau told them, rather than to listen to what their own friends, family, and neighbours are saying.

The only way I can think to reach people is to write, meme, share, be here for support, and try to connect with other freedom-minded folks.

I will remain hopeful that something might spark a sense of curiosity in a reader, causing them to find the bravery to start their journey to the truth. Even if only a couple of people are enlightened and see what I am doing for what it truly is, that is enough for me.

What a disgrace. Tamara Lich, a Canadian with no criminal background, was denied bail after spending five nights behind bars on a mischief charge for her role in organising the Freedom Convoy to Ottawa last month.

This week was her bail review hearing where it went on record that the previous judge, Justice Julie Bourgeois (are you kidding me with these names! Who is writing this? ), who made the unusual ruling to deny Lich bail, should have recused herself. Bourgeois posed a conflict of interest as she had run as a Liberal candidate in the 2011 federal election. 

Tamara Lich, has been severely mistreated by our justice system and was held as a political prisoner in Canada (did I just type that?!), while our government continues to use her as a poster child to scare people from organising protests in the future.

I was reading the summary for Bill C-36, and it looks like Justin Trudeau better beware, he might have the Human Rights Commission at his door regarding his comments about the convoy and those who have chosen not to be vaccinated:

‘This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create a recognizance to keep the peace relating to hate propaganda and hate crime and to define “hatred” for the purposes of two hate propaganda offences. It also makes related amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In addition, it amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to provide that it is a discriminatory practice to communicate or cause to be communicated hate speech by means of the Internet or other means of telecommunication in a context in which the hate speech is likely to foment detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination. It authorizes the Canadian Human Rights Commission to accept complaints alleging this discriminatory practice and authorizes the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to adjudicate complaints and order remedies.’

The overreach from our officials remains unrelenting. Silencing the alternative media will be quashing any truthful voices competing for our attention amidst the din of lies. We will get one side of any story: theirs. Consequently, the tag-team of corporate media and government will continue with impunity to run roughshod over Canadians, as fascism is wont to do.

In other crazy-making news, world leaders have been choosing flabbergasting phraseology and manipulation to condemn Putin’s invasion. It is difficult to believe we are not watching satire, with such blatant hypocrisy, worthy of any of the best This Hour Has 22 Minutes episodes. To this enlightened mind, the absurdity feels like an attempt to rub their incorrigible crimes in our faces, hubris their steadfast ally.  

It would be a knee slapper if it were not so disastrous. These men detach from the horror of their pasts, automatons programmed to project their tyranny on whatever the chosen target, this being Russia season. Hey, I am all for the condemnation of war criminals, but let us make sure the likes of the Bushes, the Clintons, and Obama pay the same penance, ya?  

Well, well, is that not the pot calling the kettle black-face? Who the hell does this dress-up clown continue to fool? Does no one think to tell him not to say these antagonising words to Canadians after the show of authoritarianism he just performed in Ottawa and across our great land? Does he not care what we think? I think, by now, the answer is clear: he does not.

The whole idea is to further infuriate and divide while actively initiating a world conflict between NATO and Russia, and only time will tell who else. The problem is, whose kids does he plan on sending because I doubt his dwindling list of loyal Liberal voters will be offering up theirs. People ought to be thinking about that, whether they agree with me or not. 

Of course, George W. Bush and the Republicans are not the only side in US politics to spearhead imperialism and warmongering. Just look at the war crimes committed by the Obama regime against Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria. But it is easy to ignore all of that silly stuff if you focus on his charisma and ability to command an auditorium, eh? 

Nay, nay, this is more of an across-the-board establishment endeavour. Left and right in agreement, publicly so in this case, and privately in most others, I would suspect anyway. Always under cover of the voters.

I was waiting to see what the federal government would offer via assisting the devastated refugees displaced by the brutality in Ukraine, and I sadly admit, this royal puppet never ceases to amaze me.

Why are we accepting people only temporarily if they have no family here? I do not remember this caveat with other refugees we have helped, as of late. Is he afraid Eastern European people might not be as willing to fall into his authoritarian line and might not make for great voters in the future?

Every day there is something new to befuddle or enrage us. It is near impossible to keep up with it all, and of course, that was always the plan. I will not stop trying to sift through it, though, not as long as my eyes can see. It is incumbent upon us that can tolerate truth to keep sharing it in the hopes that others will start to pay attention before it is too late. Sadly, I’m losing half the people in my life to do so, but that’s what protecting my son’s future and this great nation means to me.

Are you noticing an erosion of your rights and freedoms where you live?

If you do, are the people in your life willing to listen?

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First-Line Fridays | Joseph Heller

🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑 / 5 Peaches!

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

There is no more appropriate time for antiwar political satire than at the dawning of our next world conflict, no? Sure hope I’m wrong on that, but these days it seems anything is possible.

Heller’s messages about a corrupt and predatory government’s relation to the war machine are more relatable now than ever, as the previously subdued masses start to awaken to the obvious corruption of our own.

No book nails both the ridiculousness and the peril of bureaucracy better than Catch-22, and although this is clearly a work of satire, there are endless lessons to be learned about war and how it warps humanity.

Listen to Heather Heying read an excerpt from Catch-22, published in 1961, that might seem eerily familiar to modern day:

Watch for my black and white MEme collection next week, highlighting meaningful quotes from this hilarious and horrifying classic.

Have you read Catch-22 or any of Joseph Heller’s work?

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A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide To The 21st Century: Evolution And The Challenges Of Modern Life

A Peachy Books MEme Collection in appreciation of Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein and the DarkHorse Podcast

Excited to have received this long-awaited book written by two of my favourite evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein. Listening to their DarkHorse Duo podcast has been one of the few highlights of Pandemic life, so I’m thrilled to dive deeper into their sensible theories. Check out the first line of the book here.

Passionately in agreement with this sentiment exposing the necessity of grit and determination in the face of adversity, and the unknown.

For us to continue to evolve we must never cease to push ourselves and resist the forces of nature that strive to produce the opposite result.

Gaslighting and planned obsolescence are the main devious themes of these modern times, in my view, and for them to be effective our society is kept insecure and dependent on that which seeks its destruction.

In order to trust that someone is truly an authority on something, we must insist on data, transparency, and humility as a standard.

As goes the trajectory of any healthy bond, my trust for Bret and Heather has been built over time. Their willingness to immediately correct anything they’ve said that has turned out to be false is one of the traits that has solidified my loyalty, and is something unseen by any authorities in the mainstream.

Emotions and moods are the most fundamental of human experiences, not to be shamed nor denied, but instead processed and appreciated for what they tell us about ourselves.

In a society so quick to accept a prescription, it’s refreshing to think of people finding other means to mental health and wellness, with accepted compassion and understanding for their dark parts.

In this clip from the DarkHorse Duo podcast #115 from three weeks ago, Bret and Heather discuss the anti-mandate trucker convoy in Canada, and how the anti-scientific push to enforce this medical procedure is creating the two-tier society we find ourselves in today.

Can you relate with any of the above quotations from

The Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century?

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Musical Mondays | Bob Dylan

Box of peace signs made of barbed wire, with the lyrics from Bob Dylan's Masters of War in red letters: 
Come, you masters of war, you that build the big guns, you that build the death planes, you that build all the bombs, you that hide behind walls, you that hide behind desks, I just want you to know I can see through your masks.

Masters of War is one of Bob Dylan’s more emphatic songs, which he amazingly wrote in his early 20s, with it being released in ’63. The powerful piece is his seething response in defiance of the Cold War nuclear arms proliferation.

Dylan was a captivating voice during the civil rights movement and antiwar protests of the 60s and 70s. His art was a way that people could explore and understand the ideas behind what was truly happening, and not just what people were being told by their leaders. That is one of the beautiful aspects of the arts, a works ability to reach people where ever they might be at.

Enjoy this rare interview from 1985, where the ever humble Dylan was eager to discuss all manner of topics ranging from religion, politics, war, and the media. Although it is choppy and the audio isn’t great, it is a wide-angle view into the mind of Dylan, for any interested fans.

Are you a fan of Bob Dylan’s work? Is there a song that sticks out for you?

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MEmeories of Fascism

What a wild ride 2022 has been so far.

My son and I will never forget that teeth-chattering day on the overpass where we held our signs with mittened hands, flanked by a desperate chorus of cries for freedom, with honking as our backbeat. We shared the bridge with patriotic Canadians, who after two devastating years of isolation and division, came together in unity to support the determined truckers as their convoys made their way to our once-free nation’s capital.

My family will likely never forget (haha) how I then spent three weeks glued to my computer screen like an eight-year-old playing Minecraft. My eyes were dry and itchy as I forced myself to bed each night, tossing and turning my way through dreams of what I might miss while unplugged. 

At once invigorated and hopeful, I was overwhelmed with pride for the hundreds of thousands of brave souls that were unafraid to stand up against the tyrannical overreach and anti-scientific mandates imposed upon us, returning each weekend to hold the line.

Of course, this remains a touchy subject from east to west, as opinions are as polarised as the sun and the moon, just like most things these days. 

Some Ottawa residents viewed the convoy as an occupation, not a protest, and were reportedly going out of their minds from the honking, while others were thanking the out-of-town visitors for their service, encouraging their new friends to stay and keep up this imperative fight for freedom.

Many have made the argument: Where else is a peaceful protestor supposed to go to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the government if not Parliament Hill, and if residents are unable to understand this fact, they should move or suck it up! 

Does anyone believe that these truckers who left their homes, families, and incomes would have stayed for three weeks if Trudeau had treated them like human beings, taking the time to address their justifiable concerns, as any Canadian so rightfully deserves?

I believe these crotchety Ottawa residents are pointing their judgemental fingers in the wrong direction, as the blame for their discomfort lies squarely at our anti-Canadian Prime Minister’s socked feet. 

He used hate speech to divide the people, tried to hide away and wait out the protest, blatantly refusing to acknowledge what he called a “fringe minority with unacceptable views,” and, shocker, it back-fired. Not surprisingly, he came off looking weak on all fronts, except to those easily duped followers of his subsidised media propaganda machine, including, sadly, members of what used to be my family. 

And what does a weak leader do to save face and appear strong? He brings in the big guns, of course, and implements full-blown tyranny, just how Uncle Schwaby taught him to. If one looks closely enough, the push to divide citizens politically, religiously, and culturally has been mounting globally over the last decade, with this being more of the same.

A good leader would, at least, attempt to unite his people and quell any chaos or division. Did I not hear these Trudeau groupies crying about this very idea when channeling their ire at Trump incessantly from 2016-2020? How can their self-awareness be so low as to not regconise this bold-faced hypocrisy, or maybe the propaganda is just that good? 

No, he would never call in the army on Canadians, never! But he would bring in some unmarked and unidentifiable thugs in suits of army green to brutalise our veterans who thought they had already fought for freedom, bearing the previous injuries to prove it. 

So with a swing of his sceptre, he had invoked the never before used Emergencies Act and washed his hands of the unacceptable terrorists (aka peace-loving Canadians). Ottawa’s Chief Sloly promptly resigned as Trudeau forcefully passed the illegal buck to him and his peace officers (aka fall-guys). And so interim Chief Bell armed with the PMs EA proceeded to clean up the mess our dear leader created; the first violence to occur at the weeks long peaceful protest would now commence. 

Scapegoat, Chief Bell, then proceeded to bring in the attack dogs, or attack horses, as it were, and it was smooth sailing for the feds from then on, having the downtown core fully secure by the wee hours of Sunday morning.

When Chief Bell did his press conference he expressly said there were no injuries to report, when hours before I had watched on a live stream as they stampeded their horses through a peaceful crowd and trampled a grandmother who had just finished shouting a speech about peace, love, and freedom.

Bell continued his fabrication and was sure to add that a bicycle was thrown at the horses which caused them to veer off course. There were no bicycles in snowy Ottawa, dead centre of a thousand deep protestors, that I can assure you. There was, however, a walker, trampled like the sweet lady who was using it.

There was a rumour circulating that this woman had died and that they were keeping it quiet, but thankfully that is not true and this brave grandmother will continue her fight for freedom! Below see her before and after being trampled.

I have yet to find any video of protestors behaving aggressively with law enforcement, although they spoke of this repeatedly on the legacy news. Let us not kid ourselves here, if there were such videos, they would have been plastered across the mainstream news worldwide, for weeks. 

After that brutal weekend of honourable Canadians getting pushed back with baton beatings, teargassing, shock bombs, horse tramplings, and a reporter being shot by pepper bullets, Ottawa’s downtown core was finally cleared of those interloping terrorists. Sadly, NOW it resembled more of a militarized zone, complete with heavy police presence, fencing, and checking papers, instead of a peaceful Canadian city.

I had to resort to Rocky to get me back in the game. 😆

The soul-renewing joy of the convoy was exhilarating and positive, while the violent removal of brave Canadians by mysterious law enforcement, steps from our ‘free’ country’s parliament buildings left me feeling drained and hopeless once again.

After a day of sorrow, I got up and back onto the computer. There’s no time to lose, as I’m not sure how much longer they’ll allow citizens to communicate freely like this with the passage of Bill C-10 set to quash alternative media.

Anyone who has been watching him during his damaging reign knows Trudeau’s heart has always been with Klaus Schwab and the globalist elites. This traitorous and spoiled oligarch never attempts to hide his disdain for Canadians as he sacrifices them on the altar of the World Economic Forum, solidifying his cushy position next to the creepy apocalyptic villain of our nightmares, and now, reality.

For those still questioning the aims of the technocracy, Trudeau just provided 4 billion dollars of our tax money for helping small businesses switch over to digital systems as they usher us into the enslavement of their cashless society.

One must only look to how they seized the bank accounts of charitable Canadians who gave to a cause that was not illegal to donate to at the time, to see what they are capable of, and how a digital system could leave the overlords with complete control.

But they wouldn’t do anything like that again, at least not to the good people on the right side of things, or more accurately, the Left. Is that a wager the progressively virtuous are willing to take?

The sooner we can stop living/fighting/dying for the politicians sides and start working together to stop their continued destruction, the better we all will be.

I’ll be keeping this as my cover photo on Facebook for the time being, as I see blood on the hands of those working to inflame this conflict and usher us into WWIII.

The leaders of OUR world continue to orchestrate strife and battle, forever apathetic, if not contemptuous, for the innocents that will lose their lives. They are creating a distraction to blame for inflation, supply issues, the upcoming financial crash, and the necessity of the social credit system. Those that continue to blame Russia solely for what is happening are not paying attention. 

All I can ask you, dear reader, is that in these highly emotional times, to keep top-of-mind that the same leaders who enforced excessive virus restrictions, a lack of informed consent regarding the vaccines, and incessant gaslighting and dishonesty surrounding the convoy, will now be informing us of why we must send OUR children into a global conflict.

Question everything or end up uninformed and swimming in the propaganda they will be aggressively pushing; it will only get worse from here. 

I pray for peacecompassionhumanity, but most of all unity, as these monstrous officials work their hardest to keep us apart because this is the way we are easiest to control.  

Is it foolish to believe that goodness and love will always win in the end, that if we cast out the lies of division that have been now sewn into the fabric of who we are, that we the people would have the power to come together, rip out those threads of hate, and take back our lives?

I’d rather be foolish and brave than fearful and obedient. 

How do you feel about the encroaching World Economic Forum globalist movement, and its agenda that the technocrats, politicians, oligarchs and elites hope to have rolled out by 2030?

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First-Line Fridays | The Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century

This week I’m sharing the enticing first line from a treasured book, The Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide To The 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life, a collaborative effort by married couple Heather E. Heying and Bret Weinstein.

Although I don’t know them personally, I feel as though I do, after spending endless hours watching their fascinating and educational DarkHorse Duo podcast throughout the pandemic.

Science, data, truth, and the bravery to speak it to power in the face of a vitriolic mob, makes Bret and Heather heroes of these crazy times. Without their sense-making and calming presentation, these dark years would have been a lot longer for me.

Watch for my Peachy Books MEme Collection tribute to this long-awaited best seller later in the week.

Here is a twenty minute clip from Bret and Heather’s DarkHorse Duo podcast, where they discuss their new book.

Do you have an interest in evolutionary biology?

If so, are there any experts in the field that you favour?

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On This Day in History: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March 2, 1904 marks the day the highly acclaimed children’s author and political cartoonist Dr. Seuss was born. Having written and illustrated more than 60 books over his career, giants like Green Eggs and Ham, Fox in Sox, and The Lorax are found in children’s libraries across the globe.

This quote of his stood out to me, as often, especially in the last two years, it feels that many in our society are quick to forget that kids are people too, and aren’t meant to be shields for their ancestors that have had the fortune of living full lives.

One of my favourites of Dr. Seuss’ stories showcases the genius behind his creativity, while remaining relevant across decades; particularly during these current times. Although the story was published in 1961, travel back to 1973 and enjoy Dr. Seuss’ The Sneeches in full here:

Which books from Dr. Seuss’ collection do you have in your library?

Musical Mondays

Musical Mondays | Metallica

A dark song for dark days, as the defenceless bear witness to increased global unrest and conflict, ignited by the ruling elites who battle for resources and control.

One by Metallica is a hard rock classic that served to vent my teenage angst, yet I never fully felt the import of its message. Now I truly hear the lyrics, as it channels my adult rage over the injustices that will befall those on the battlefield-of-greed laid out like a red carpet.

To rage out a little with me this Monday Morning, find the song here:

Do you listen to music to let off steam?

What are some of the songs that work for you?

Praying for peace in the world on these darkest of days. 🖤

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This Week in Canada

I thought I’d make a post offering a recap of some important things I have shared on my personal social media platforms over the course of the week.

I’ve been trying to reach people with quotes, but there’s likely a fair number of my friends that have snoozed me for 30 days. 😎

Damn, there were some excellent senate speeches this week, which surely every Canadian should watch, regarding the disaster that has been the invocation of The Emergencies Act. With a blend of history, a recap of the three weeks that led up to today, and a scathing critique of Trudeau’s reign of incompetence and disgrace, Senator Donald Plett’s words (see below) will go down on the transcript today and in the history books tomorrow.

Maybe Trudeau didn’t want to run the risk that speeches like this one would dissuade the senate out of his favour, and thought better to revoke the Emergencies Act before they did? In case you haven’t heard, that’s what he did mere minutes after Plett’s impactful chronicle was entered into record. However, I’m fairly certain that international businesses played more of a role in his change of heart; who the hell wants to get their money tied up in a Banana Republic?! Or are they just trying to spin us around in confusion until we all fall down?

The damage is done. Can’t put that genie back in the bottle. Trudeau has got to go, and you should watch this speech to see why. This is a long one, so grab a snack first.

A much shorter speech by Senator Denise Batters, but she was no less effective in conveying her message: Government should not be normalising emergency measures.

I was able to find some solace in Heather Heying’s article this week on her Substack: Natural Selections.

“We are living in a landscape of division, othering, and dehumanization. Some are offered treats, and not only do they readily accept those treats, they too often cannot be made to see that the treats themselves are being used to divide. Resistance is necessary. Whatever else you believe to be true, there is no version of reality in which acquiescence to the dehumanization of some part of society is okay. We must resist, in the ways that we can. To that end, let’s give them all a giant game of Whack-a-Mole to contend with.”

Enjoy the article in its entirety here:

I was swept away to my teenage years this week, when hearing of the passing of Mark Lanegan. The 90s grunge scene and the music world as a whole mourns the loss of the accomplished solo artist and former singer of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age, who passed away in his home at 57.

With his iconic gruff voice and flaming red hair, he will be remembered for the passion he brought not just to his music, but everything he did. I find this quote of his sums that up quite nicely.

May he rest in peace with his no longer absent friends. 💜

Take a few minutes to watch a video made by Grunge on YouTube, in tribute to Mark and his struggles:

Here in Canada the fight for freedom from medical tyranny continues, no matter how ineffectual or ignored by our media outlets.

Are there protests happening where you live, and if so, what are they for?