So I was looking for a neat way to roll this next post into the deconstruction, but I never could find an opportunity so I'm just going to present it here. It's basically an idea (or the faint outlines of an idea) that's been percolating in the back of my mind for a while now, … Continue reading Uniform Thinking
[Counts remaining pages in Chapter]...fuck. So a personal note before we begin. This chapter has been one of the longest ones in Uprising, and not just in terms of sheer page count. I mentioned in the last post that I would have expected some kind of scene like this in a novel like this? Under … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al Have a Meeting(6): Let’s end with some gaslighting!
Wow! After a long hiatus, we're back to the deconstruction! When we last left our two heroes...uh... ...huh... I'm not even sure how to describe Prime Minister Jack Hemp and Grand Chief Al Onanole. They're not protagonists, even though they're both central to the story and the targets of the villainous Movement's designs. They're not … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al have a meeting(4): Reject the past
So last time, we looked at the idea of the Prime Minister of Canada having a secret meeting with the Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, here represented by the fictional First Nations Federation (FNF)'s leader Al Onanole. Such a meeting would not be totally unprecedented, although in the past such meeting were … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al’s Meeting (2): A matter of perspective…
This next segment of the novel will probably have to be broken down into several parts, as the exposition is all over the place. But there's a lot going on to make it worthwhile. What’s about to happen here is that Douglas Bland will let the mask slip, and speak for an extended period of … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al have a meeting
***Okay, it's been...wow...a long time since my last post, and I'd like to apologize for that. I'm currently on tasking for RST (Reserve Summer Training) here at the 4 Division Training Centre in lovely Meaford and the pace of work here has been...pretty damned intense. I've been a regular fixture at RST for the last … Continue reading 49-Or maybe be better?
An Introduction from your Humble Blog Host... Today I’m going to be doing something a bit different. I’ve been doing this blog for a little more than a year, and while the number of readers I’ve had has fluctuated, the overwhelming majority of the comments here have been by a gentleman named Bill. Bill is … Continue reading Guest Post – The King Byng Affair
A Note Before We Begin: ***I realized a little while back that I was going to have to set down some of the basics about the Residential School System in Canada, and I'm kind of freaked out by the prospect. The issue here is - like I've said many times before - I'm not Indigenous. … Continue reading Residential Schools & the Sixties Scoop – Some Basic History
So the next section ends with a call being made from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to the office of Alan Onanole, the Grand Chief of the First Nations’ Federation (Bland’s stand-in for the real life Assembly of First Nations). It's not especially significant in terms of plot or character, but it's revealing nonetheless: “Could … Continue reading 46-The Grand Chief …
Before we begin: Something I picked up from last post. Col Dobson’s briefing made no mention of Alex Gabriel or any suspicions they may have about an attack out west in Winnipeg. The focus of his briefing is on Quebec. The result of this (in part) is that the focus of the federal government response will … Continue reading 45-Emergency measures