The next several parts of Uprising deals with Douglas Bland's views on politicians and how they think/operate. As a lifelong resident of Ottawa, I'm naturally adverse to hearing criticism of the company that keeps my town afloat. This is a government town. Take your fancy high-paying, white collar, non-unionised jobs back to Montreal or Toronto … Continue reading Grip & Grin
***The following post is a follow-on to this one in the deconstruction. My intent is to expand on some of the points I made in the post, and tie them in with some of the ideas I'd been kicking around for a Personal Philosophy post. Be warned that it deals with issues of character building in … Continue reading Shame. You need it.
This one's long overdue. When I first planned out this blog my intent had been to have all of my key articles written beforehand, so that I could load them up right away as the first 5-6 posts. What I hadn't counted on was what a huge leap this blog would be in terms of … Continue reading What do I mean when I say ‘White’?
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…
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
***A part of this upcoming post deals with a recent case where a young Indigenous man was shot and killed by a ‘white’ farmer during what the latter perceived as a violent robbery. The outcome of the trial determined that the farmer was not at fault and cleared him of all charges. I have my … Continue reading Choosing Sides…