America is a young government even though its independence from British influence is more than 200 years old.
Perhaps the most notorious character of American politics is its ever-growing degree of polarization. A gullible person would think: well, what is so wrong about supporting different parties and having a variety of opinions? This question, unfortunately, cannot be answered in a yes-or-no manner simply because the American political realm does not just revolve around ‘’the variety of opinions’’ or ‘’expressing support towards different parties’’.
Some people were surprised at the results of Monday’s Federal Election, when Justin Trudeau’s Liberals retained power, albeit in a minority government.
I have to say, I wasn’t.
Many would ask, how could a man so awash in scandal, so obviously shallow, so egregiously out of his depth, be re-elected?
Monday, October 21st, Canadians cast their ballots to chose their representatives in the Parliament, and decided the fate of Canada's next government.
With the United States withdrawing from Syria, the territories of Turkish and Syrian Kurdistan were being invaded by Turkish government forces. Western media has claimed that US withdrawal from the region was a failure and a threat to the Kurds. Turkey has not only started to reclaim Turkish Kurdistan, but also crossed over into Syrian Kurdistan. The government of Assad, seeing that Turkey is violating Syria’s legal borders, would send in their own troops into Syrian Kurdistan, not just to defend what the Syrian government views as their territory, but because of a deal they struck with the Kurds.
Our last election, Justin Trudeau had been elected as prime minister for Canada. I was curious how the Trudeau government has changed Canada, because I think it can help people make up their minds for who to vote for. I am hoping this helps people in the long run. Once again, we are to put our votes together to vote for another party that has more promises, but what has Trudeau accomplished since he was in power?
If you live in Canada, you probably know that in less than a week, we will be heading back to the polls, and if you're from out of the country, then, Ayo! Suprise, Canada has another election that you may or may not have heard of. I think it's always an interesting idea to take a step back, and try to explain the election from the point of view of one outsider telling another outsider about the election, similarly to me talking about American or British politics to one of my friends, so I'll attempt to do the same thing here.
My non-profit is supposed to help disabled people get a job. It also would be a way for other non-profits to print newsletters since we’d have the resources available to be able to do so. Positive news for free is lacking. So in which case, we need to create resources that print good things done by good people, as an antidote to all the hatred out there. Good is hard to come by these days, in particular the greater good. I had family once tell me not to be friends with disabled people, when excuse me, I’m trying to rid myself of my own paranoia about myself, because as it turns out, I do not qualify for a discounted bus fare.
Sometimes the world keeps getting darker, because the news is all about people wronging each other, doing wrong, hurting people, and often is made of stories about conflict resulting in tragedy. Our world is forced to deal with a darkness that has descended upon us because of the leaders we elected into office that do not deserve to be there. Not everybody is going to be happy about the way things are.
With the recent announcement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment proceedings into the Trump presidency, I was inspired to just jot down my thoughts. Rarely ever do I share politics online, because I've seen what people can do, and how they can treat *gasp* CONSERVATIVES! To be fair, I'm a registered independent, but I do lean more conservatively these days.
And breathe... Westminster has prorogued and has been suspended from sitting for five weeks. Or can we relax? Parliament, deeply divided on everything Brexit and beyond, are still swinging handbags on the radio, the TV, the media and in and out of court rooms this last week.
There is a slogan of the American Civil Liberties Union: "Dissent is Democratic." I find myself in awe of this quote. In the United States, dissent is supposed to mean something; it is important. Americans think that they have a voice that acts in their interest. Of course they do. We live in a liberal democracy. Of course, nobody thinks about what exactly that means. What is a liberal democracy?