Posts filed under “Awakening”

On Growing Up and Moving Out: Some Advice to Targeted Individuals

by Kevin D. Annett April 20, 2017 A subconscious need to please and placate our parents arising from the guilt that we have not lived up to their expectations: this attitude conditions our view of authority. And so like any untreated abused child, when authority attacks or threatens us we tend to defer to it, [...]

In a Mirror, Darkly: Some Advice to a Holocaust Denier from Kevin D. Annett

News item: Ottawa, March 8, 2017 – Canadian Senator Lynn Beyak defends Indian residential schools, claims “they didn’t mean to harm anybody”       Senator Lynn Beyak Ottawa Dear Lynn, It’s been said that life in the Canadian Senate is so droll that all you can hear is the sound of cud-chewing and pork barreling. [...]

The Secret of my Unsuccess, or Cutting Loose from Sodom

by Kevin D. Annett You have to entertain the crowd, which is why fiction always has to make sense. The truth doesn’t. - Eugene O’Neill If only you had have said ten percent of those kids died, maybe I would have believed you. But fifty percent, forget it. - MP Svend Robinson to the author, May 2003 [...]

Dear Meryl Streep: A Wake Up Call from the Land of Terminal Niceness

by Kevin D. Annett Dear Meryl, During your unabashedly courageous defense of civil liberties and the “submerged America” at the Golden Globe Awards the other night, you referred to actor Ryan Gosling in this manner: “Like all of the nice people, Ryan is a Canadian”. Ouch,baby! Very ouch! Having had my life destroyed and blacklisted by [...]