Hello! Welcome to the post-Facebook Politics, Re-Spun website! You will not find a Like/Recommend button at all anymore. Anywhere. We’ve even stripped it from the ShareThis ribbon. We’re so nasty! 🙂 Why? Because Facebook is the devil. And Big Brother. And a menace to social networking. They spent most of the last decade encouraging people … Continue reading The End of Facebook at Politics, Re-Spun
“Politics, Re-Spun” is now WePivot.net! but why, you scream in horror! next month is the 14th anniversary of Politics, Re-Spun…it’s time for a reframing/rebranding/pivot to something more…betterer, or more bigly, if you will. 14 years ago, in the twisted Orwellian months after 9/11 where words did not mean what words are, it was important to … Continue reading Goodbye, Politics, Re-Spun! Hello, WePivot.net!
People, especially people who are white and male: we need to drastically up our game if we are going to move towards equity and away from the increasingly brutal white male backlash that’s been growing. Last week a number of things happened that reinforce the supremacy of white men, but also the rise in those … Continue reading A Glimpse of Last Week in White, Male Supremacy
How can you tell that America is suffering from a vast, intense, rageful male backlash against feminism? How can you tell men are struggling brutally hard to hold onto their entitlements? [And don’t be too complacent Canadian men; are we really different?] Well, while this electoral analysis can’t actually manifest next month, when we look … Continue reading How Far Will Men Go to Keep Their Entitlements?
The wise, inspiring folks at One Million Vaginas have done it again, helping reframe Trump’s attempt to disempower women into an empowerment meme. Feel free to sprinkle these hashtags as well! #GrabHimByTheBallot #NeverTrump #RapeCulture #SexualAssault So please, all my American friends/readers, and all YOUR American friends, help the world out by grabbing November 8th … Continue reading One Million Vaginas Helps Us With Trump
We can't just worry about Trump, but all those for whom he is paving the way. #Trump #TrumpTapes #SoftFascism #cdnpoli #bcpoli — Politics, Re-Spun (@PoliticsReSpun) October 8, 2016 It’s one thing to lower the bar, but with Trump, someone pulled out the jackhammer and has dug through the floor. But let’s not assume that … Continue reading We Need to Prepare for Those Worse Than Trump
Genocide can take place in slow motion, just like weapons of mass destruction. When I learned that people were calling land mines “weapons of mass destruction, in slow motion,” it became obvious that we can practice social/cultural/human genocide in slow motion too. Understanding racism and genocide is no simpler than this, from Zianna Oliphant: Considering … Continue reading End Our Slow Motion Genocide!
Which was the most important news story on Tuesday this week? And which news story was overshadowed by corporate media coverage of the other 3? Donald Trump was officially nominated and elected as the Republican candidate for president, despite attempts to derail that surreal event. Donald Trump’s wife plagiarized Michelle Obama in her speech. There … Continue reading On Tuesday, Corporate Media Played You. Did You Catch It?
Comment? Conservative contempt for democracy, representation, culture, and people not like themselves [really really white!] does not end with Harper or #TheNewHarper. This new francophone minister, the anglophone Squires, not only clings to her talking points as if her political life depends on it [which it does], but she also waxes unironically about herself, showing … Continue reading Parlez-Vous Contempt?
Despite being Metro News, Emily Jackson’s great piece yesterday [below] about how brutally cruel the Saskatchewan government is should make us mindful of a number of issues. Not the least of which is that the neoliberal Saskatchewan Party has been photocopying many of the worst of BC’s regressive and anti-social policies. That makes the BC … Continue reading No, BC Actually Mentored Saskatchewan’s Poor-Bashing