Posts filed under “The Canadian Shield”

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. [...]

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 [...]

Nativity

By Reverend Kevin D. Annett The last Christmas we were all together hangs over memory like the fog did that year in the Alberni valley. It was a time of gathering, two years and more of labor summoning so many together where once there were but a few. And it was a time of ending. [...]