Tagged: occupy wall street

Could this New Pope be the Messenger of Change at Last?

Could this New Pope be the Messenger of Change at Last?

Let’s face it, politics isn’t working. The massive wealth and power of the global elite combined with the cupidity of politicians and jurists have proved too much for reformers. Utopians of every stripe have...

Beware the Doctrine of the “Deserving” Rich

Beware the Doctrine of the “Deserving” Rich

A Hindu once told me that in his religion it was a sin to give handouts to beggars. He explained that the beggars had been sent back to earth to pay for the sins...

Is This the War Between the Worlds?

Is This the War Between the Worlds?

We live in two different worlds – the rich and the rest of us – and those worlds are in conflict. The rich use their wealth and power to plunder the spoils of the...

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie. The Day the Music Died

It may be the fact that I am in my own twilight that makes me see America’s decline so clearly. The robust land that I read about while growing up in Jamaica is no...

The Society that Conservatives Would Impose

The Society that Conservatives Would Impose

A California campus cop has become the face of the America that so many conservatives are striving for.  He is all over the Internet, featured in parody after parody. He is Lieutenant John Pike,...

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? Not Today!

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? Not Today!

Sometimes I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness. Or like that tree falling in the forest – soundlessly. But today I feel that I am being heard. I received an invitation from...

Police Crackdown Should be a Call to Arms

Police Crackdown Should be a Call to Arms

I was watching the news but what I was seeing could have been a scene from some futuristic film. Helmeted cops clubbing protesters and arresting reporters… Destroying the protesters’ makeshift camps and ripping their...

Spark from “Boring” Canada May Ignite the World

Spark from “Boring” Canada May Ignite the World

The last place that comes to mind when I think of global revolution is Canada. I lived in the Province of Ontario for two decades and I came to think of Canadians as generous,...

Finance Czars Hold Our Future in Their Hands

Finance Czars Hold Our Future in Their Hands

You probably haven’t heard much about it, but our future will be shaped for better or worse at a meeting on November 3 and 4 in Cannes.  At this meeting, the top 20 powers...