Will History Repeat?

On Friday Oct 4/13 a gentleman sets himself on fire, otherwise known as self-immolation, on the National Mall in Washington.  A day later he dies and has to be identified through DNA testing.  Now the investigators are scratching their heads in wonderment over why he might have done this. The act of self-immolation as a … Continue reading Will History Repeat?

Why Deal with the Whole When We Can Play Them Against Each Other

  I have been watching the growth of the Idle No More movement over the past week and it has really driven home one of my long time sentiments regarding silo thinking within government.  To make matters worse too many in the general population don’t even recognize let alone acknowledge how this silo approach affects … Continue reading Why Deal with the Whole When We Can Play Them Against Each Other

Dismantling Democracy – edited and updated

To quote Franklin D. Roosevelt "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." I originally published this in December of 2012 and I find it very disappointing that, ten years later, I have to update it. This "trucking convoy for freedom" … Continue reading Dismantling Democracy – edited and updated

Democracy versus Politics

I have often seen democracy defined as: “a form of government in which the people freely govern themselves; where the executive (or administrative) and law-making (or legislative) power is given to persons chosen by the population; the free people”. Politics, on the other hand, is defined as: (Used with a sing. verb) The art or … Continue reading Democracy versus Politics