What a coincidence! The moment the British Columbia court learned of the recision of the United States’s extradition request it released Meng. A flight to the PRC was apparently waiting for her. Exactly what information changed the plight of two simultaneously we do not know, but the PRC apparently had flights ready for two Canadians who, as far as we can tell, were in trapped in the black hole of detention and questionable charges.
In most jurisdictions and in most cases impartial justice is scarce.
Convoluted confluence or confirmed criminal caper
Take your pick. The arms of justice can pluck us up off the street and lock you up until a prisoner on the other side of the planet walks free on account of the system working, OR pin your hopes on a political party that fears terrorism more than it dreads genocide by tank and reeducation programs.
What a coincidence!
Practically all of Canada is rejoicing this 3rd day of autumn (September 25) 2021, that two humans who were being terrorized in a legal system not known for legal transparency and clarity, are free. Canadians can lament too, because we do not know what people are doing in Shenzhen
Discussing the politics patterned after Britain can make infinite blah blah seem like informed foresight but is really just trash. Canadian political leaders would like to be known as just persons who care more about others than themselves. It beats me why anyone would say an election is unwanted and too expenive while everyone is panting for a return to normal routines.
A candidate dropped from the Liberal slate appears poised to wins a seat in the 44th parliament a few days after his sexual predation came to light. The Liberal leader wins his seat after years of the loyal opposition and parliament findingethicalshortcomings. Ethical issues are next to impossible to nail down in most societies.
Canadians want parliament to work for all the people but politicians seem incapable of seeing past their own insular theories about community, security, and noble character. How conveniently the politicians fell silent about the murder of First Nations children! The church and all the instruments the state either did not know or thought Canadians did not need to know that children were going to school and not returning to their homes. Such a trashy load.
It is pure trash for pundits to push the story about an unwanted election. Since the outbreak of covid19 Canadians have been longing for and agitating for a return to normal life. They want to go to bars, churches, restaurants sporting events and theatres. Why not the polls to speak truth to power?
Three days before the election the leader of the Conservative Party turns American stoolie. Canadians do not vote on the basis of fear, anger, and pride. A day after trotting out yesterday’s leader – former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney- the two parties leading in the opinion polls seem desperate. The ethical hero of the conservative is a blight on the quest for a Canada that puts people first, not the interests of businesses.
Fear, Anger, and Pride? Really?
Our neighborhoods are not stores. Life is much more than buying and selling. The fearful, angry and proud Canadians had better stop looking south for political inspiration.
Should we be doing more than engage in the virtual and group speak and virtual and group think? Becoming a genuine contributor in today’s inclusive environment often means that all kinds of vile and reprehensible behaviours and concepts get a a rating of acceptable or legitimate. The surprise of pretenders and trick or treaters should be wearing off after the spectacle of failed democracies, entrenched and self-serving monarchies, and corrupt tribal alliances. The world today is a welcome gift compared to the medieval darkness of the western world or the feudal oppression of the eastern world.
Packaging the news is not a political ploy
The following is the summary of today’s news my inbox disclosed. It does not tell me why the items were chosen. The summary gives neither rating stars nor political spin, yet these two are the interests of many consumers of the daily news. The most dangerous takes are happening in circles where either religion or politics offers up ways to respond to the news. To those who thrive on trigger words and believe everything seen in a video the processing of the written word is a despised dinosaur.
Two safety nets that helped many in the U.S. through the COVID-19 pandemic are about to end.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida have forced many tenants to pack up and make new plans.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban have seized control of Panjshir, the last holdout province.
In West Africa, Guinea is now being led by a junta following a coup.
In tennis, there are upsets galore at the U.S. Open in New York.
And at the box office, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi” has set Labor Day records, giving hope to the movie industry still reeling from the pandemic.
Thanks to the many media houses like AP, who, first and foremost, provide their observations to the majority. Thanks too to those who provide analysis and probing questions about the meaning of the unfolding events. No thanks though to those who try to predict the future or insist that their speculations are food for sustainable living. Ultimately, people want good news, hope for their own lives and the lives of their neighbours, unless they are great nations who think they are so hated that they have no choice but be insular and selfish.
Across the planet upheavals and new horizons appear along with all the usual human delusions. Whether you live in the US, the Middle East, or Africa you may not realize that people are suffering right next door to you. The suffering of neighbours may not be an issue at all. We often read the news without a thought that we could be the subjects later today. We can fix that.
Who cares that people are losing the government safety nets that assisted them in coping with the covid–19 pandemic? What does it matter that another hurricane is reducing the lives of thousands to sheer misery, or that more than 50 lives have been lost? What does it matter that bogus rights activists are attacking healthcare workers, questioning the science of religion and the viral pandemic? Does it matter that another nation’s destiny appears to be delayed by a coup? Is it possible that we all do not want to see an end to the pandemic? Why do Americans seem to be accustomed to living with an annual season of African-sourced cyclones but cannot come to grips with the African peoples living in the nation, a people kidnapped, bought (and sold) and treated as animals? Our world today needs to become ours wherever we live, whatever or politics and religion. The next generation of young visionaries will not fail. Their energy will eclipse the vanity and pride of greedy corporations, eclipse the expanding bogus religious integrity, and eclipse the nationalism that seems to make most people think that they are righteous.
(It’s not necessarily governments that will restrict what you do without vaccination. Private business can and will hold you accountable in many, many ways.)
The above is the disinformation, the “final pitch” at the end of an article decrying vaccine passports.
Since when did government need to get the approval of every citizen before imposing its will? Since when did a dozen religions, four political parties and score of First Nations decide what is moral in Canada? If Christianity and Judaism, sharing a guidebook, do not agree on what is immoral how can we expect Islam or any other religious group (with divergent narratives of the common “book”) to align with the so-called Judeo-Christian foundations of western societies?
Immorality does not begin or end with the restriction or affirmation of rights. What right is it that one defends to make neighbours sick and leaves oneself exposed to death? We are phishing for individual rights that override the common safety and integrity. It is the same problem that plagues the union movement: individuals wanting their situation to define the interests of the collective. Freezing temperatures in hell will mark the beginning of the era when human rights are secondary to ignorant and insensitive privilege.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the Governor General’s dissolution of the 43rd parliament and the launch of the political race. September 20th is the next election day.
Look out for huge spending promises, groundless claims of accountability for the public purse, and a gut-wrenching array of moves to ensure Canada’s First Nations and all the oppressed minorities see an end to the erosion of their rights. Watch for religous interference and US style exploitation of the press and the right to free speech.
Canada will speak, and I pray it is a loud and clear message that Canada does not need to copy any nation in order to maintain its integrity. Get out and vote!
“No” no longer means “no” as long as a whataboutism is available. It is eyeopening that actively protesting mandatory procedures just became popular when our morality has revolved for centuries around an activity-free agenda.
Is that like a Black motorist answering the question when pulled over by a cop?
The cop will either “serve” – (say this first) or oppress you. You won’t need to say the second. Things will unfold as programmed.
Where were these concerned citizens when our leaders over the last century were destroying young lives with copycat financial and drug polices. Since when did Caribbean thought leaders support human rights. I guess they can’t shake copying the use of a popular soundbyte, “projecting the rights of victims and oppressors”. What other mandated life-saving or lifestyle processes are they going to protest?