I am often reminded of Martin Luther King, who uniquely demonstrated that eloquence trumps bigotry, when researching Canada's earliest LGBT activists. They, like King, were at the forefront of a dramatic civil rights movement, making powerful and persuasive arguments for social justice in the face of sometimes brutal suppression.
Maclean's recently featured a "chilling" cover story entitled "Why Boomers are Doomed: Inside a Looming Crisis". The supposed expose delves into the self-indulgent boomers and why their life choices over the years will leave them doomed. The problem is, the article pretty much ignores the fact that tech savvy boomers have opportunities galore.
As I stare up at Mount Rushmore and the much larger-than-life visages of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, I can't help but wonder why Americans can get away with this kind of megalomania, while we in Canada seem to be resigned to making do with the Wawa Goose. Let's be serious, is Canada no less exceptional?
Until very recently it was thought that universities were virtually a prerequisite to becoming an adult. A generation of students and graduates are financially crippled with student debt, remain under or unemployed, and they literally have mental issues. And the so-called responsible people keep applauding! University is not for everyone, and society should come to terms with that. Hopefully soon, the university delusion and the corny prestige it bestows will wear off for good.
Boorish foodies are in the news! Without trying to, the casual food blogger can be flippant and cause a lot of harm to restaurants, whereas professional critics write their reviews after going to the restaurant twice. In other words, they bring nothing to the table, they just eat from it. Anybody can do that. But it must be remembered that bloggers can crush a restaurant.