Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stephen Orser: Political Ass

 I remember the first time I met stephen.  I was busking, playing my guitar on the ledge of the td canada trust building at Dundas and Clarence, when a man walked up to me and sat down.  Now, usually, I don't pay much attention to those who come and sit to enjoy my music, but steve was a little different.  He had said he just came out of the strip club across the street, and that his wife was "stalking" him.  It sounded like a bad breakup, and it also sounded as if he was reading way too much into the situation.(not a trait I want to see in a politician that's for sure)

Either way, we talked for a bit, but I felt extremely uncomfortable.  Maybe, because in situations like this, where spouses are fighting, and I'm busking, I just don't need the negative vibes, or maybe, I could sense that there was something not quite right with my current audience of one.  I know that I didn't want to have anything to do with this, and he seemed to be looking for some sort of drunken advice from me.  yes, he had been drinking, and it was obvious to me, as I had lived with an alcoholic and could see the signs.  After going back and forth with his wife via texting, I mentioned that it would probably be a good time to go home and get some sleep, as the txting seemed to make him more agitated and wasn't helping the situation any.  Shortly thereafter, he left and I continued to busk.  On a side note, I don't really remember if he put any money in my case or not, but his very presence seemed to scare away people, as during that time(about 20 minutes or so) I made nothing.

Now, lets jump ahead a few years.  It's obvious to everyone that he's had some pretty fucked marriage relations.  Especially when you see this in the paper.  I have no problems with dirty laundry, but it is kind of over the top to be sending your ex-wife shit she doesn't want.  Borders on harrassment.  I've spoken with Cynthia, and based upon my conversations with her, this could be what it looks like or it could just be a vengeful ex.  I'm not going to make judgements, but I will say, that I don't believe someone who can't keep his marriage out of his public life, should probably find a new job.

Lets consider the job now....chickens, secret meetings, trying muzzle citizens and placing anti fluoride pamflets on each councillors desk with nazi symbols on them.  A job which you have to be accountable to the people, but can't even be bothered to think about the things he's doing before he does them.

He is a bloated buffoon, who spends the most money of any councillor, (if you don't count travel expenses, otherwise, Mr. Usher holds that title, but he actually does stuff) and has single handedly made city hall a laughingstock on several occasions.  I'm calling for his resignation.  I would hope that everyone who reads this does the same.  He is not fit to represent a chicken, much less the citizens of London.

For more information, read this freeps article.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Compassion Rant

Compassion: a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

It seems to me, that CALM, or Cannabis as A Living Medicine, is not as compassionate as they would like to appear. I realize that they are doing a service, and have risked much in the name of "legalizing" weed. But it seems to me, that they have fell supplicant to the state, in an effort to appease the authorities.

Instead of actually basing a rating system upon the merits of the marijuana, such as potency, and effects like body high vs head buzz vs munchies, they've been rated as indica vs sativa on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being sativa, and 5 being indica, and all else in between are hybrids. No mention of ruderalis, not that I've ever even heard of someone who's had some. But I digress. The point is, rating your weed like that, is going to lead to some shitty weed, at all points on the scale.

Doing a cannabis potency test isn't that difficult I've heard. Why don't we rank pot on potency? Oh, right, because then we'd end up with everyone smoking the good stuff. WRONG!!! Some people prefer weaker strains. I knew a guy, and all he ever smoked was shake. Did the trick, that's for sure. And some people need a higher potency than others. But the "patients" at the CALM never get to know the potency of the pot their smoking.  Also, I don't know if you've noticed, but different weed has different effects.  Some is more of a body high, where some goes straight to your head.  A way for people to inspect their marijuana would also be a good thing.  As it stands, people do not have a way to really see the product they are buying.  A glass case with samples would be amazing, so that the people who know what they need, can take a look, and see.  This is mostly useful to those who have spent a little bit of time smoking and studying weed, and know how to look for trichomes.

CALM has also had it's share of up's and down's. I'm told there used to be a feeling of community there, but that's been lost due to the raids. People would talk to one another, they'd laugh, cry, share. But now, it has become a business. You go in, browse for your product, get served, and leave. There is no sense that you are in a place of compassion, but rather a sterile business, designed to make money. Legal fees aren't cheap.

I understand the need for it to be this way, but at the same time, I can't understand why they must gouge money. I can go to a street level dealer, and get the exact same pot as in the CALM for 200$ an ounce. But if you go to the "compassion" centre, it's 300$+.

So why do people go? Because they feel they have no other choice. They don't want to have to take criminal actions to get their MEDICINE. And why should they? It seems that compassion has turned into a business. Because we all as a society, have failed to recognize the rights, all of our rights, to take care of ourselves if we so desire. (there's a double entendre there) Because that is the real problem here. The masses of people who have been filled with all the negative propaganda produced by the state and the church. The judgements they have placed upon people, when they allow those very same people alcohol, which causes how many deaths a year again? Who cares. There are no documented cases that I am aware of, of people smoking some pot, and then driving around the neighbourhood and running someone over. Or of a couple smoking pot, and then the other beating their partner to death.  Yet we regulate pot as if it's the most dangerous thing on earth.  Maybe it those in power.

Monday, August 27, 2012

g.j. rancourt, you sir, are a bigot.

g. j. rancourt has currently been making some waves with his bigotted and ignorant remarks.  I can't say that I'm surprised, as last night, there was another christian service going on.  I heard some very ignorant things being said there to by another minister of some sort, and it's the sort of ideology that pervades many christian churches.  These bigots are the real reason we have people who are marginalized in our society.

"Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God..."

Sorry, what ever happened to seperation of church and state?  Why do we let religious bigots of any sort run for political office, and even more, why do we elect them?!?!?

Here is my response to this video.

I attended and marched in the "sex" parade

It was great. We had a "sex" party with No One Is Illegal and Occupy London Ontario at Richmond and central right after. We attended an "orgy" surrounded by "sex" partyers in which I personally had "sex" with my wife, and many others had "sex" with their significant other.

Check it out for yourself.  I took some video.  You can see all the people having "sex".

Since all I saw in this video was someone kissing another person, I felt no reason to judge them, just because it was different than you. Rancourt, you are a bigot. Enjoy the hell you tell everyone else they're going to. WWJD!!!!

Hint: He certainly wouldn't have made a big scene about two people expressing love for one another.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rape (or an open letter to todd and mike)

All this talk in the states recently about rep. todd akin and his comment on "legitimate" rape, and mike huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, and his comment now about "forcible" rape. I had an idea for them.  But first... ;D

Dear todd and mike,

Why all those adverbs boys?  Does it lesson your perceived pain when you actually have to say the word rape?  Is that why you go to such lengths to diminish a woman's pain?

todd, the way you said that, implies that you believe that if a women gets pregnant, then it wasn't really a rape, because you were never taught proper sex education.  See, now you know why you should have been taught that.  You could have avoided this all together, but instead, you make an ignorant fool outta yourself.  (btw god is laughing at you right now)  And mike, well, the rape already implies forcible.  Like anyone needs to be reminded of it...  Oh, right. you do, because you're ignorant of these things normally.

How about you call it what it is instead of making up all these asinine phrases. RAPE. And lets just leave it at that.

p.s. both of you disgust me.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The problem(s) with sovereigns...

First off, let me start by saying I claim my own sovereignty.  I do not believe that the government should have any power over people if they aren't doing anything that harms others.  That being said, there does need to be some controls over peoples behaviour in society, but that control is being grossly misused by the state.  So I don't believe that a state that harms others, should have any power to harm people who have done nothing wrong.  Like smoke a joint, or not paying taxes because you don't want to contribute to that same state that harms others.

But, I'll get off topic if I get too much into all that.  The purpose of this post is to outline the serious misgivings I have, with the "Freeman-on-the-land" movement.  Most sovereign's understand that causing harm to others is wrong, but they don't see that the real problem is with the state, not the legal system.  Sovereign's are soooo focused on the courts, and the police, that they miss the big picture a lot of the time, or at least it can appear that way.  They're so focused on the agents of the state, that they forget who the real enemy is.

Yes, lets be paper terrorist's and tie up the courts.  Lets "travel" and cause our vehicles to be impounded.  Lets go to court, and cry foul when they justly or unjustly punish those who refuse to take part in society.  I'm reminded of MICHEAL RASILA, or more commonly referred to as Sir Mika Sovereign on facebook.  Here's a guy, who DROVE on the streets with government issue plates, and was arrested, had his van impounded, along with all his tools, and cried foul on the system.  He never deregistered his vehicle(something your supposed to do if you plan on "travelling") and had a clearly marked license plate on it.  Yet there was so much media attention paid to this idiot, because he made a big scene about nothing.  All his claims are bullshit.

I only point that out as an example.  It is also an example of how sovereignty can be manipulated to serve the selfish ends of fuckwits, with no real sense of responsibility.  Which brings us to the real issue.  That many (not all) sovereign's I've met, do not have a well developed sense of responsibility.  Very selfish, only thinking of themselves, or a small group around them.  The rest of society doesn't deserve their respect.  I agree with that, to a point.  But, the ignorant masses are just another aspect of the big problem.

Now, not all sovereign's are alike.  Obviously....  Many though, don't seem to be aware of the different forms oppression takes.  It's like they've found something, but don't know what it is, and instead of researching more, they blindly hang on to the dogma and lies, instead of trying rationally think things through. Since most seem to come from a conspiracy background, I can't say I'm surprised.  Many a rabbit hole I've been down, but many of these holes are just distractions from the larger picture.

The other issue is the blind belief in any conspiracy they might hear.  I know people that think that the world trade centres were brought down with mini nukes.  Seriously?!!@?!#$?????  A little common sense blows that theory right out the window.  Where are the radiation burn victims?  Where are the radiation babies?

Nibiru comes to mind as well.  I'm sure we would have been feeling the tidal effects by now, of a large mass coming in our direction.  Or seen something in the sky.  Or is everyone astronomer in on it?  Every single one in the world? Really??$?#$!#@$???  K, point made.  Unless you think the world was created 8000 years ago, and god is punishing us and tricking us, despite mounds and mounds of evidence to the contrary.

A critical thought and reasoning is seriously needed within the Sovereignty movement.  A little less blind following, and a little more thinking for oneself.  Which is funny, cuz most of em have at one point or another, yet for some reason, give it up to follow the Rob Menards..  I like Rob, don't get me wrong, but I don't think he is right on everything he's ever said.

I can't fix the problem.  But I can illuminate it.  Time to see the light folks, and grow beyond the selfish distractions.  Yes society is fucked, and yes I've revoked my consent to be governed by it, but that doesn't mean I don't feel sympathy for the uneducated masses.  If you know something, it is time to reach out and tell someone.  Stop being so focused on the self, that you lose sight of the rest of us.  Many sovereign's would make great activist's, but because they're so focused on self, and "MY" rights, they miss out on their RESPONSIBILITIES.  To themselves, to eachother, to the society they've walked away from.  Just becuase you revoked consent to be governed, doesn't mean you just get to live in a fantasy land where society and it's problems don't exist.  It means you have a higher responsibility to tell people about the gross injustice's in the world.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Activism and Patriarchy


So, I myself can't say that I've been the best ally in the world.  I've made comments that make me cringe now, but it was a little bit of education on triggers that made the web of patriarchy click.  It is, after all, one ways in which the white male uses his privilege to gain and exert control over others.

Recently, I've had some interactions online with people that usually go something along the lines of
Them:"you know, I hate those bitches and whores in power...someone should rape that stephen harper guy"
Me:"you do realize that using language such as that is only going to help perpetuate sexism and patriarchy?"
Them:"stop being a nazi and trying to dictate everything"
Me:"I only asked a question..."(or pointed it out, or whatever)
Them:"stop trying to oppress me"
Me:"I don't think you actually bothered to read what I wrote."

This goes on for a bit, and in the end, inevitably, I end up blocking these people, as they are a brick wall, and a distraction.  Apparently, I am just not capable of changing their mind.  But in reality, I really just don't think they're capable of change.  Nor do I wish to give them a voice, if their voice is going to be one that perpetuates patriarchy and sexism.  Among other things.  Hey, I might agree with these people on everything else, but if they want to perpetuate oppression, then I could care less about how much we agree about the economic system, I will refuse to have anything to do with these people, lest I get some of their bullshit sticking to my shoes.(the local nazi's are a great example of that....)

Now, I get some people who say that I'm the one responsible for making it sexist or racist by pointing it out. To those who say that, GO AND SHOVE YOUR HEAD FURTHER UP YOUR ASS!  That's like saying I'm responsible for Hiroshima and Nagasaki because I pointed out that it happened.  Time to grow the fuck up people...

Then there's the excuse that the words have multiple meanings.  But when you take in context, and historical use of the word in our highly patriarchal society, you can plainly see which meaning the person was using.  Any attempt of this type to distract from the real conversation should be shut down quickly by pointing out which context the majority of people are going to see.  Again, those who try this are fools, only trying to justify their use of patriarchal language, because they think it makes them cool.  Trust me I know.  I used to be one.

I don't know what the answer is, but I do know one thing.  Letting these things just pass you by, and not doing anything to stop it, not doing anything to stop the perpetuation of sexism, racism, or any other form of oppression, will only make things worse.  If I see something, damn skippy I'm gonna say something.  I won't report to the "authorities" as they've already proven to be a bunch patriarchal oppressive dimwits anyway.  But online, I will attempt to destroy any logical fallacies these people present, with the hammer of reason.  And if that doesn't work, well, then I guess that just means we still have one ignorant twit pissin in the gene pool.  But I won't really care by that point, as I've got way more important things to do.  But I can spend an hour a day trying to convince someone to see their error of their words and actions.   And if I get called a nazi for doing so, so be it.  I really don't care about ignorant twits opinions.