Believe what you want about Afghanistan, but the chances are good that what you believe is based entirely on buncombe. That's not your fault. But spare me the lies.
You're not "bleak". You're awake and honest. Your summary of our current "leader" (cough, cough, gag) is spot on. The failure of democracy is even more upsetting when it manifests itself here.
For a long time to come, August will bring the painful memory of the shameful abandonment of the Afghani people to the Taliban savages. I've yet to speak with anyone who can rationalize the way the US withdrew. It defies understanding.
'Or just think about Canada’s “domestic” concerns that are now at crisis levels: an entire working-class generation pushed to the precipice of destitution and homelessness by “post-national” policies that rely on the ever-greater fluidity of international capital, mass immigration and an official, state-manipulated contempt of Canada’s democratic heritage' -----brilliant
I love the fire in your gut that exploded into this article. I didn’t see it as bleakness or miseryguts at all, but rather passion and fairly raw emotion. I especially enjoyed your excellent assessment of what I refer to as the dangerous, useless, virtue-signalling, weasel PM and his “team”. Welcome back. Be well and stay safe.
Terry, an optimist is someone who hasn't been given all of the facts yet. Welcome to the land of the informed!
I couldn't agree more Terry. The so-called "developed", "democratic" world has abandoned all semblance of sanity and integrity. Weak men (if I may be so sexist) cause hard times, and they don't come much weaker than Biden, Trudeau, Macron, Sunak, et. al. Platitudes, empty rhetoric, and idiocy are the currency of the social media age, and the dumbing down of generations has borne fruit. While it is not hopeless, it will most definitely take a concerted effort on the part of those still refusing to succumb to overt malfeasance and stupidity to right this ship.
Impossible to be “up” in Canada that is held hostage to a narcissist and a Khalistani sympathizer
Glad you are back but damn, I need a stiff gin and tonic. Ride safe.
Many of us admire the hell out of you. Guts, chops and integrity. Bet Studs Terkel buys you a beer in heaven.
Am I glad you’re back or what!!! Those incompetent Liberals are getting worse!!!
Canada abandoned Afghanistan long ago.
"As far back as December 2011, Biden was content to explain: “Look, the Taliban, per se, is not our enemy. That’s critical": Terry, please don't give the idea, that "Slow Joe" has any cognitive ability left, any credence at all. He should be nodding off in some geriatric ward.
I have been a student of history most of my life and am forced to conclude that Bertrand Russell was right; ' Man will never know peace until his need for 'religion' is overcome.' The extremes of belief drives humans to horrible excesses; Christian fundamentalism, communism, Muslim darkness, tribalism and unfettered materialism. Man's only escape from these human forces can only come through education.
Sometimes, the readers need reality - no matter how bleak - to know what actually happened as opposed to what governments would like us to think happened.
Glad you are refreshed and ready to go. We need accountability. Our MSM is too worried about collecting government grants and using laws to enrich their PE owners. As opposed to our newsrooms holding our elected officials accountable.
Only way I could do my part is subscribe to reporters like you.
If only this piece was the national press... But no one reads any more.