I want to ask the moon landing conspiracists 3 things…
Happy Canada Day. 150 years of Confederation.
Barbara Kay of the National Post admits she has not read The Handmaid’s Tale, nor has she watched the new television show.
“Pious Christians are the last people on earth to dream up a system in which the state has control over everyone’s sexual and reproductive lives…”
It’s pretty clear she doesn’t know the story. In Margaret Atwood’s book, there is a plot reveal halfway or maybe two-thirds of the way into the story that made me foot stomping mad. Because… of course! The men in charge of Gilead are certainly not pious, they are hypocritical oligarchs.
I like the evolution of language, and I like slang, and new ways of using words specific for the times we live in (i.e. “woke”).
But real words have real meanings. My ears get tired of the filler words “actually” and “literally” which are often used in the wrong context.
This morning I found out a dear friend lost her young niece by suicide: the permanent solution to a temporary problem.
If you are at all sensitive, perceptive, or empathetic, this world seems very cruel because you are keenly aware of suffering and inequality. Most of us do not have the power to easily alleviate suffering or correct inequality. It leads to a state of impotent frustration.
My first verifiable memory was our family gathering around the TV to watch the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I was 4, my older brother was 17. It was a Sunday night.