Their mantra is Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, and Europe for Europeans. When someone says that to you, the obvious retort is: Then you must believe that the Americas and Australia are for Aboriginals! Then you must believe that European Colonialism was very wrong, and upset the “balance” of the continents! (Perhaps the Europeans venturing into the other continents set up the history and politics that result in the current immigration from those countries back into Europe.)
Place des Arts – Hundreds of people walked this corridor on their way from the metro to the demonstration.
The Greatest Boxer.
The Greatest Muslim American.
The Greatest International Symbol of Non Violent Protest.
Elect a Democrat… or a Republican that is not a racist or a religious nut.
CBC had a good documentary on last night: “The Mad World of Donald Trump”. His slogans stir up the latent anger in Americans. Conservatives have a fear of change, where liberals have hope for change. The conservatives in America who love Trump now, might be the ones most angry at him later. Continue reading
So it turns out you CAN kick the old white men out! (Actually the irrelevant ones will just be stripped of voting privileges.) In order to understand these newest changes, I have been all over the http://www.oscars.org site reading about the rules of the club, which I have compared to a Lodge.
Here are the Oscars by the numbers. There are around 6,000 members, and as we have heard, an overwhelming majority are old white men. Continue reading
Trump supporters are said to like him because he “tells it like it is”, and “says things people think but don’t say”, and of course because he is not “politically correct.” If you define yourself as politically incorrect, what is actually happening to you beyond people speaking up and calling you out on it? Are there laws about thought and attitude being passed?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a club with entrance rules. You get nominated, you get in. You get an honorary award, you get in.
That’s it.* You can’t kick out the old white guys because they are old white guys. You can’t make new rules for how to get in without changing the whole nature of the club. Which is: motion picture artists and scientists nominate and vote for motion picture artists and scientists. Continue reading