***This post is going to primarily be about the 2011 documentary Wiebo’s War by director/producer David York which can be seen for free at the National Film Board website. It will also draw upon the book ‘Saboteurs: Weibo Ludwig's War against Big Oil' by Andrew Nikiforuk for added information.*** The events of the late 1990s which came to be known as … Continue reading Film Studies – Wiebo’s War
Well, it’s Monday again. How about we start the week off with a nice long run-on sentence! As Canada Command staff officers watched and assessed the situation in Quebec and elsewhere after the raids on the ammo compounds, the growing hints of wider trouble suggested that their worst planning scenario, “a prolonged, coordinated challenge to … Continue reading 33-Wargaming…on a map!
Okay let’s get this deconstruction moving forward again! The ITAC is a professional body of experts from across the Canadian security and intelligence field. They have been convened to analyze the threat posed by the NPA, and what they come up with will help to establish policy for the government response. Now Douglas Bland spent … Continue reading 32-Abandon all hope
So this happened a couple of weeks ago: Canada officially has a PPC Party! In real life! I'm mildly annoyed that we still haven't reached the introduction to Uprising's wimpy-left Prime Minister Jack Hemp (yes really) and his wishy washy 'Progressive Party of Canada.' Although I don't know how much comedic value this event might … Continue reading Well, this could be interesting…
Okay. Back to business. So to further build upon my thoughts from the last deconstruction post, another thing that’s leaving me more and more perplexed is the fact that Douglas Bland really doesn’t seem to understand COMSEC, or communications security. This is especially evident in the fact that his NPA headquarters, the Complex in Akwesasne, … Continue reading 31.2-Take a Minute…
Sorry I haven't posting to the blog over the last week. I have been dealing with a number of issues, including a loss that has hit my wife (who has commented here previously as Liz) and myself particularly hard. This past weekend, at around five in the morning on Saturday, Liz's father died after a long decline due to PSP … Continue reading Reflecting on a Personal Loss
***The most recent post in the deconstruction turned my thoughts down some dark paths. Specifically about tragedy and loss, and the grief of survivors. Be warned, this post will include discussions of suicide and the death of young people. The fact that Douglas Bland hasn't seen fit to consider these subjects makes it all the … Continue reading 31.1-Losing Generations