Thursday, September 26, 2019
...I am reminded of exactly where I was when I wrote No Healing:
Digging up tarpits
And we'll burn it all away
Mining that gold
Trade the future for today
We don't know why
But I've got a feeling
It could be a long time
Before we start the healing
Frack that shale
Strip that mountain
Extract it all away
Drain all brains
With the freshwater
Rape the future for today's gain
And I've got a feeling
It'll be a lifetime
Before we staunch the bleeding
Hiding your crimes
Building more prisons
Disregard the scientists
Mute all truths
Reason is treason
Ruled by ideology
And I know I've
Got a sickening feeling
Could be a long time
And there won't be no healing
They are expecting 300,000 in the streets of Montreal tomorrow. Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
That is the usual end-game for the fools who look no further than skin colour or tribe.
Once upon a time, there was a thing we called bandwidth.
It was limited, and precious. You had to own a segment of it, and it was doled out by the CRTC.
If you rated...
If you could prove yourself worthy to the
Responsible to the Elected Representatives
Owing their authority
To a free and fair Democratic vote of their
(You and Me)
Wanted this bandwidth
To persuade other constituents with
Based upon their commitment
To the Betterment of the audience by broadcasting important and
Over these channels
Given to them
By The People
To ensure faithful communication of
And of opinion
We can all publish
Not unlike the American homicidal maniac (TM)
Holding onto his 2nd Amendment rights
In God We Trust
American you say??
Why yes, because these platforms are
(ABC = Google + this blog on blogger, and the notoriously easy to push stupid crap anyone made up youtube)
(Facebook + Instagram)
Here in Canada, we created this thing called the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, but that does not have the slightest bearing on any crap we have from social media sites like those I mentioned above.
So we are impoverished of fact-based, multi-sourced information if we fail to go to the sources that abide by those standards.
Please, with a federal election on the horizon, avail yourselves not so much of:
- blogs such as mine...
- whatever BS you find in your FB newsfeed (or other social media "viral" crap)
and go here, where there are controls in place:
and anyone else beholden to Standards that you may call BULLSHIT on and expect a level of fact-checking decency
Now, don't expect them to get it all right all the time. Journalism is an art of imperfect humans, mind.
But do try to not get pulled in by the shit-spewers inspired by the likes of Goebbels.
It does you ill.
As it does us all
Good day, and peace and good (critical) reading to you all.
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