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Thursday, 5 March 2020

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Friday, 28 February 2020

Some Numbers on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Dear Friends:

Forget what Drumpf tells you about the Coronavirus going away by April..... and let's look at some realistic numbers for a change.

The population of North America is about 500 million...... so we'll use that as a starting point and go from there.

Even if only half the population gets this flu that works out to 250 million people.... and at a 2% mortality rate, we get about 5 million people who are no longer with us!

Similarly, if half the world population gets the flu.... that works out to about 75 million bodies lying around.

BUT: A lot of people who get the flu will be in areas with will little or no advanced medical facilities, so we have to up that to at least 100 million! (That will thin the herd somewhat.)

Nothing to sneeze at kids!

The way I see it anyway!


How is Donald Trump viewed in Canada?

Dear Friends:

Aside from 'Reddit' your faithful reporter is also a regular reader and contributor to a site called 'Quora' ......and much like the aforementioned hangout, it has its own particular brand of crazies and fanatics.......  but also a bunch of reasonably sane and thoughtful individuals who contribute some interesting stuff!

One of the best questions I have seen (perhaps because it's close to my heart) in quite a while is this:

How is Donald Trump viewed in Canada?

There are a few answers here so it might be a bit long....... but please remember that while some Americans might be offended, the majority of them (Just like you and !?) won't take it personally!

***
Victoria Napora


I have not entered the USA since 2016 and have no plans to ever cross again.
I and millions of other rational, thinking Canadians, were stunned that such a vulgar, lying, cheating, scamming, self-serving, crude, bigoted bully got elected. I had checked into his past and could not find ONE single redeeming factor that would cause one to vote for this wannabe dictator. I watched his hate-fest rallies and could not believe my eyes with his rabid crowd shouting ‘lock her up’ and ranting against anyone who didn’t fall down and worship the Hitler wannabe. But here we are……
I was absolutely incensed when the tinpot dictator implemented tariffs on Canadian steel & aluminum with the ridiculous excuse that Canada was a ‘security threat’. During the NAFTA negotiations, trump & his lackeys said there was a ‘special place in hell’ for us Canadians. And Mad King Donald didn’t want to negotiate with Ms. Freeland because ‘he didn’t like her’.
Trump also ragged on Canada (and other NATO countries) for not paying ‘our share’ of the NATO standard of 2% GDP for OUR own defences. He even had the temerity to present Chancellor Merkel with an ‘invoice.’
He has called our PM two-faced, mean, nasty and a cowardly — all PERFECT description of trump himself.
Most disheartening was all the shouts of “YEA trump…you tell ’em POTUS” etc. and all the comments disparaging our government leaders and Canadians in general by his now entrenched KULT.
They forget that it was the Canadian Embassy personnel that protected, hid and assisted in the evacuation of the US Embassy workers during the Tehran uprising. (I’m talking to you, Ben Affleck and your Movie ‘Argo’ which basically ignored all the Canadians who risked their own lives to protect the US citizens). They have forgotten how the people of Gander NFLD took in and sheltered and fed thousands (6700) of stranded US citizens in the aftermath of 9/11.
They ALL forget that ONLY one country has ever invoked Article 5 of the NATO agreement. That country was the USA after 9/11 and every single NATO country stepped up with support and even troops for the USA. Trump has refused to sign on to Article 5 and continues to demean NATO countries… WHY?? Because NATO was formed to present a unified front against Russian aggression. Anyone who doesn’t think that this pile of dog excrement isn’t Putin’s puppet is delusional, to say the least.
The list goes on. I am horrified and dismayed at what is happening in the USA. When trump ‘stole’ the election, I predicted that the USA would end up a familial dictatorship or in a civil war. It is looking like I was not so far off with that prediction.
Even more stupefying are the actions and total DERELICTION of the sworn oaths of office of the members of the new ‘party to protect dictator trump’, formerly known at the republican party. I’ve always felt that one had to have pretty low standards to become a politician (in any country), but the blatant, open and ongoing corruption, self-serving, lies and deflections by these spineless sycophants in order to support and defend the most corrupt, lying, cheating, scamming, self-dealing, ignorant, vulgar, petty, vindictive, cruel, bigoted, unamerican, unchristian, power abusing, tyrannical wannabe dictator is beyond my comprehension.
Welcome to the banana republic of trumplandia. To me, it is becoming more and more obvious that the USA is a failed experiment in democracy. :(( :((
Please note: I do not post these things because I have TDS, or I am ‘mean’ or upset because HRC didn’t win - you are 100% WRONG! I get a sick feeling every time I turn on the news and see that the latest debacle happening in the USA because what happens to our closest neighbour will surely affect us and right now, it is looking pretty darn frightening.
WOW! Thanks to you all who took the time to comment & upvote my reply. It gives me some hope that all is not lost and that the USA can actually recover from this trainwreck/sh***show of trump & his court of clowns, court jesters and ‘enforcers’.
***
I lived my first 20 years of my life in Canada always believing that the USA was a better place to be and sincerely believed that an education in the States would give me the skills that I needed to fully succeed.
I sold my business and paid my way as an international student gaining two master's degrees in two different universities. The education was great, but very US-centric and far too centred on economic principles that I did not agree with.
Travelled all over the world, lived in the Caribbean for 7 years, purchased a home in Florida and then another in Nevada. I thought things were pretty good, until the election of Obama, whom I supported and was thrilled. Until -
I did my rounds visiting clients all through the southern states getting all sorts of weird responses from them (anger and talks of a revolution were common) and finally had a meeting with a client in Las Vegas. Walking in, I noticed that everyone was wearing guns strapped to their waist. I instantly got very concerned, even more, when the owner of the company sat down, put his gun on the desk and asked me point-blank “who did you vote for?” I told him that I could not vote as I was a “Canadian” He then told me that Obama would be “dead” within a month.
I got out of there as fast as I could, sold my house and moved back to Canada. Over the next year, I got rid of all my assets and business in the USA and have now been back in Canada since.
When Trump was elected, I was shocked and dismayed by what I saw. I could see quite clearly that “America” had gone to that place that I was most fearful of. Bigotry, Corporate greed, religious zealots dictating the law and of course closing their borders, mistreatment of Muslims, Mexicans and pretty much anyone that did not have Trump as a last name. I saw Trump making himself into a “King” which is what he once told me was his destiny (although in fairness, it was that he was the King of New York).
Let me tell you what I know about this man, and what I learned directly from him and his associates.
“The Big Lie”
big lie (German: große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously."
Later, Joseph Goebbels put forth a slightly different theory which has come to be more commonly associated with the expression "big lie". Goebbels wrote the following paragraph in an article dated 12 January 1941, 16 years after Hitler's first use of the phrase. The article, titled Aus Churchill’s Lügenfabrik (English: "From Churchill's Lie Factory") was published in Die Zeit ohne Beispiel. (Thanks to Wikipedia)
The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
I have known many people to practice this “art form.” I have walked away and left many a relationship because of the way those people were trained to “never admit to a lie” – Like the lifetime friend who was caught cheating on his wife, his defence – “ Never admit to having an affair, never” — He is no longer a friend. Whatever happened to integrity? Another question, maybe a Quora question.
In most recent times, Donald Trump has exhibited an extreme skill at using the “Big Lie” to his advantage and gaining followers and supporters just like Hitler and Churchill did. (Yes, it was not only the Nazis but also the British who used this technique to push the masses to do whatever the leaders told them to do.)
I know Donald Trump personally, and have done business with him; I ended my relationship with him over 15 years ago because of his lack of honesty, integrity and any resemblance to the “type” of business relationships that I wanted in my life.
I do have to hand it to him though; he does have perseverance in following his playbook with unwavering conviction to the point that he actually believes his own lies.
A passage from his playbook:
“The primary rules are: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it often enough people will sooner or later believe it.”
Do you have any idea where this playbook passage comes from?
The phrase was also used in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler's psychological profile.
You now know why there are so many comparisons and worries about Trump being just another “Hitler.”
You now all know that you are indubitably part of the “Big Lie” question is, what are you going to do about it? Trump is not just a sick perverted imbecile, he is dangerous.
Canada fought Hitler alongside the UK and France a good two years before America joined the fight, Canadians may be the friendlier, gentler nation to the north of the USA. But, we absolutely do what needs to be done when the rubber meets the road.
It is my sincere hope that the American public gains some insight into the very dangerous road they are going down, does the right thing and in a simple and direct voice says, “Donald Trump, you’re fired.”

***


I answered a very similar question in 2016 (Why aren't Canadians satisfied with Trump and want Hillary?). The reasons I give for the general Canadian opinion of Donald Trump are still valid, but they have been joined by a swarm of egregious offences against decency, legality, and common sense. Here’s what I wrote then, with a couple of footnotes to update:
There are some facts about Canada and some facts about Donald Trump that may answer your question.
  • Canadians are famous for being polite. I can think of no Canadian election where a politician called opponents the equivalent of “Crooked” somebody or “Short” somebody rather than their names. Donald Trump insults entire groups of people. That’s why he got fewer votes from, say, blacks than Mitt Romney did. What was it 1%? 2%? His words, largely speaking, offend Canadians. His words certainly offend me.
  • He says that he sexually assaults women, and, in fact, he’s going to trial for the rape of a thirteen-year-old.* Most Canadians would draw a negative view of someone like that.

    [She dropped the case, citing an inability to spend enough to match Trump. He “wins” many cases by being able to spend more on lawyers than the people he has bilked or assaulted can pay.]
  • Canadians are into peacemaking, muddling through, and not making waves. Donald Trump, in contrast, has promised to make people in the world “uncertain” and “afraid” and to be “unpredictable.” Part of that is what he calls “hyperbole,” which everyone else recognizes by the word “lies.” He told 560 in the campaign for an average of 20 a day. (Donald Trump said 560 false things, total | Toronto Star). I wouldn’t ever be satisfied with that in a politician.
  • Donald Trump is on record saying, several times, that revenge is an important part of being a businessman. He is a great believer in punishing people who have annoyed him, up to ten times as hard, he says. That makes me worried about my country and others.
  • Donald Trump says that NAFTA is the worst deal in history and he’s going to get rid of it somehow. That’s the same deal that controls Canada-US trade. The same trade that is the bedrock of the Canadian economy.

    [Trump dropped out of the TPP that was intended to counter Chinese economic influence. The alternative that was chosen is that the US is in a trade war with China that it is losing. Also a trade war with the EU. There was also one with Canada and Mexico, you may remember, including threats to cause the “ruination” of the Canadian economy if Trump did not get what he wanted in the negotiations. By the way, he didn’t get much, thanks largely to the dogged resistance of the Canadian government. The one really big change in the new agreement is that Trump gets to change the name from NAFTA to USMCA. Notably, Canada and Mexico are spiting him by calling it something else.]
  • Canada’s just announced that it will meet its international commitments to fight global warming. Donald Trump says that global warming is a hoax put out to help Chinese businesses and that he wants to get more energy from the dirty source of coal. Canadians who care about the environment are “not satisfied” with Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump is on record asking, several times why not use nuclear bombs on America’s enemies. Even mentioning this as a possibility scares the heck out of me.

    [By “negotiating” with North Korea to end its nuclear program, he has only given it breathing room to continue its nuclear program, including ICBM development. By withdrawing from the Iran agreement to end its nuclear program, he is on the edge of driving it to resume its nuclear program. Idiot.]
There is more, of course. Much more. I despise the man as much as I have ever despised anyone whom I have not met. I believe that many Canadians, just like the majority of Americans who voted against him, feel the same way.

***

James Vi, M.A Disability Studies, York University;

Let’s put it this way: I am one of a number of people who refuse to cross the border now - since the election of 2016.
When Barack Obama became president most Canadians’ opinions of the states were great! 
Yet we saw a nasty fight develop where in order to prevent healthcare reforms from being passed a group of Americans called the ‘Tea Party’ began to attack Barack personally. 
This nastiness culminated in a reality-star Donald Trump humouring this group by saying Barack was not born in America and refusing to acknowledge the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. 
Next, he ran for president raising xenophobic messages about Mexicans crossing the border calling them all sorts of terrible names. Again Mr. Trump was given a platform by the media, and to many Canadians disgust, he was cheered by Americans who should have known better than to pay homage to a racist. 
He then began to attack female anchors, and Hillary Clinton with sexist taunts and a video came out of him saying even worse things. Again what was more disturbing was all those who cheered him. 
He then became the president and imposed a tariff on Canadian aluminum and other goods which hurt Canadian jobs, and we saw a U.S border-security force (who by the way endorsed him in the election) start to turn back Canadians who looked ‘suspicious’ in 2016. When civil rights activists were protesting and a white-supremacist ran over one, he said there were, “fine people on both sides.” 
Most people’s jaws just dropped to see a president refer to hate-groups as ‘fine people’.He then tried to issue a travel ban aimed at certain Muslims from developing countries. 
He went to a dictator Putin, and North Korean dictator and became friends (despite their active human rights abuses). He trolled our Prime Minister, and then it came out how he tried to rig the next election by coercing Ukraine into getting dirt on Biden.
In short, most Canadians are horrified by the Fascist state that this man seems to be creating. 

How he attacks all legitimate criticism as fake news. Perhaps what is more baffling is the horrifying realization that he may be rewarded by his supporters with another victory. So to return to the question, most of us in Canada gravitate between outright shock, to slapstick belly-over-laughter considering this disaster-in-chief.

And there ya have it, kids. these are only the first four answers from the hundreds submitted.......... but I think you get the idea!

The way I see it anyway! 





Thursday, 27 February 2020

I'm offended that you're offended!


THIS IS NOW A BLOG FOR BOOMERS!

Dear Friends:

Over the years I have commented on quite a few different subjects.... but none gives me the joy and satisfaction of ripping into today's "snowflakes" (Millenials?) and their warped politically correct view of our world.

Even though I was a 'hippie' in my teens I grew up in a different world than what we have now..... and it just seems to me that everything is going to hell in a  handbasket! Values are different than I am used to (not necessarily better..... just different) and the priorities people subscribe to today just don't make a lot of sense to me!
“You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflakes. You are the same organic and decaying matter as everyone else!” (Millennials, a generation easily offended, attention-seeking and lacking resilience.)
Snowflakes are also branded as overly self-entitled, averse to any form of criticism and holding the belief that their emotions take precedent over discussion. Without undermining the importance of being in touch with one’s feelings or engaging in self-care, the fact remains that resilience is an important skill, especially when the time comes to leave the education ‘bubble’ and face the ‘real world’. 

Millennials are not endowed with less intelligence than previous generations, but perhaps what they lack is thicker skin. Constructive criticism shapes character and performance, and taking it as a personal offence inhibits self-improvement and illustrates a form of close-mindedness which is unlikely to be seen in a positive light by employers.

Now just the fact that I have received so much vehement criticism......, and dare I say it......... HATE MAIL in the past few days for not supporting the Indians and anarchists in this country is enough to make me consider writing only for us "Baby Boomers'  who are getting fed-up with the P.C. crowd always calling us to task!

For this, I need your help, dear readers, and I would appreciate you telling all your 'Boomer' friends and neighbours about this blog..... and use it a sounding board for whatever is bugging you......... bunky!

WE invented the protest movement folks and it's time we took it back!

The way I see it anyway!


Who Is The Snowflake Generation, And Why Are They Fun To Hate?


 

Indigenous rights!-

Dear friends:

One thing you have to realize about the Indian protests here in Canada is that it is a small but fanatical group who don't really want to expand Indigenous rights..... but rather extort more money out of the federal government!

The Indians and the Anarchists and Activists are small in number (dozens?) but they know how to play the media and keep themselves in the news. Meanwhile, (And this is something you had better realize) the overwhelming majority of Canadians don't give a shit and they only display Canadian outrage (tsk, tsk) when it directly affects them.

If you're not being inconvenienced then this whole thing it's like the Trump saga down in the States....... entertaining..... for a while!

The way I see it anyway!

Laverne and Shirley killed in brewing company shooting in Milwaukee!

Dear Friends:
Five people have been killed in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin state, local officials say.
They say the gunman died from "self-inflicted wounds". The attacker was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee resident. His motives were unclear.
The shooting occurred in the early afternoon while hundreds of employees were still at work. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said it was a "tragic day for the city". Speaking at a news briefing shortly after Wednesday's shooting, he described it as a "horrific act".
 Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney in a photograph taken just hours before the tragedy!

What happens after you're offended?

Dear Friends:

Well, the last few days of getting the P.C. crowd on Reddit upset has been fun......... but these people start to wear on me after a while!

This is the latest example of a girl (not a woman) who went off the deep end to the point that I'm not sure what the hell she's even talking about!

"Oh my. You wrote that. Can you please stay away? It's incredibly insulting and hurtful to see someone who denies my existence. People like you make me sick."

Well, I'm sure I never denied anyone's existence....... but if I did then I apologize for offending you!



Wednesday, 26 February 2020

The Reddit moderator debate just goes on and on!

Dear Friends:

I have been having a war of words with some of the moderators on Reddit this week and I hate to admit it but this is actually starting to be sort of FUN!

Here's the latest from somebody or  other:

"Reddit moderators can go to hell!"

zactrolley OK Boomer....... Is this satire? I can't tell...

allan janssen Nope..... deadly serious. I'm getting tired of certain moderators on Reddit acting like tin-pot dictators and making everybody conform to their values!

*AnarchyintheSK You mean that you're tired of people who won't put up with you because after reading this I can only side with any moderator who might have banned you.

AnarchyintheSK Even more, the fact that you call it the "Indian's blockade" makes it clear that you're just another ignorant racist.

allan janssen No, when I grew up we called them Indians. Plain and simple. (You know.... like Cowboys and Indians!)
I would even say this is a form of reverse discrimination since you are judging me by your values........ not mine!
Oh, I forgot....., since you snowflakes are always right..... and if someone challenges you...... all is not lost.....you can always run to your safe place!!!!!!!!😊

Well, that's all I got for now, kids.......... but if for some reason you want to play too...... then jump right in!!!!

The way I see it anyway!

Allan


YOU DIRTY RAT!


OK Boomer!


Coronavirus nothing to sneeze at!

Dear Friends:

It looks like the shit is about to hit the fan with Coronavirus (Covid-19) and in a survey of 35000 people in North America, it looks as if everyone is bracing for the worst!

How confident are you that global health authorities can contain the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak?
  • Not confident (56%, 19,627 Votes)
  • Fairly confident (28%, 9,828 Votes)
  • Extremely confident (15%, 5,322 Votes)
Early indications are that the U.S., and to some degree Canada, are in a precarious position since the Trump government cut funding for this sort of thing!
As the US health care system watches the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in China and braces for a potential local outbreak, President Trump is looking to cut funding for public health preparedness programs.
The administration’s proposed 2021 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cuts $25 million from the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and $18 million from the Hospital Preparedness Program. The administration also asked for over $85 million in cuts to the Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases program.
“To be clear, these programs are already underfunded,” tweeted Nicolette Louissaint, executive director of Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit that works to make health care supply chains more resilient.
Housed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response is charged with responding to public health emergencies. It also coordinates public health responses with local and international partners and manages the Strategic National Stockpile, which squirrels away critical medical supplies for use in emergencies.
The Hospital Preparedness Program aims to ready hospitals for emergency surges of patients, and it’s already under-equipped to handle situations like the ones currently seen in China.
Right now in the US, hospitals are already swamped by the flu and are counting their supplies of protective equipment. Cuts to the Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases program would further hamstring the CDCs ability to do research on diseases like coronavirus and to gather the scientific information that lets it prepare for outbreaks like this one.
The 2021 budget request did ask for an additional $50 million for the CDC’s Infectious Diseases Rapid Response Reserve Fund. That fund, which was established in the fiscal year 20199, is currently being used in the ongoing coronavirus response. That money, though, is activated only after a public health threat appears.


Preparedness programs are inherently forward-looking, and funding them often doesn’t generate obvious, immediate results or returns. But ensuring that they’re well-supported means that public health agencies are ready for emergency situations. It’s never going to be a good idea to limit their work. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic already illustrates their importance, and they’ll be even more critical if the virus starts spreading more extensively in the US. and Canada.
The way I see it anyway!

My feud with a Reddit Moderator!

Dear Friends:

The previous post was about the moderators of the web site "Reddit" .....and in particular the person who is in charge of the 'r/Canada' section.

Now over the course of a couple of years, I have been accused by people on Reddit for being too Left-Wing and/or too Right-Wing (Depending on what floats your boat!) but the moderator of 'r/Canada' seems to have a sore spot for any criticism of the numerous Indian blockades going on across the country right now.... and since he really didn't like what I had to say he permanently banned me from commenting on "Canada!"

 https://allans-perspective.blogspot.com/2020/02/reddit-moderators-can-go-to-hell.html

After looking into how different sites are moderated on Reddit it appears he is well within his rights to only allow certain viewpoints on his little "domain" ......but as I pointed out he is doing a disservice to the people of Canada..... and I have no problem with voicing my opinion somewhere else.... so I told him to fuck off!

"Well what would you say?" (Thanks Howie Mandel)


Tuesday, 25 February 2020

REDDIT MODERATORS CAN GO TO HELL!

Dear Friends:

Over the years I have had issues with the moderators of 'Reddit' .......because in an effort to promote their own viewpoint they are quick to delete or even ban articles and people if they don't toe-the-line with their particular ideologies!

Here is a message about what these moderators do and who they think they are:
A moderator who is not careful in their judgment, who presumes guilt without evidence, and operates with bias, is at risk of misusing the power which they hold. Reddit as a site, does not interfere with moderators who set unrealistic rules for the subreddits they moderate, and does not discipline moderators who act inconsistently toward members of their own community. As long as these actions do not break the rules as laid out by the aforementioned content policy, moderators have every right to mute and ban users, delete comments and posts, and censor as they see fit. (THIS is the reason I have an ongoing beef with them.)
Their absolute power over perhap incredibly popular communities, which market themselves as unbiased and fair, can play itself out to BE unbiased and unfair. What’s critical to understand first is that you hold absolutely no power in the decisions that they make, and are subject to all biases, misinterpretations, and malicious behavior that they show.
As you receive the message detailing disciplinary action against you in your inbox, you’ll have a few options. It is common for users to inquire into further detail surrounding the reasoning behind a disciplinary action, especially if they find it to be unfair.
If you choose to ask for further explanation from moderators of a specific subreddit, remember your role of holding absolutely no power in the domain which you find yourself a part of. The people you’re inquiring for details from can do what they want when operating inside their communities.
The role you adopt in your interaction must be a submissive one, without any inkling of seeking to prove a moderator wrong, or argue for your position to be right.
When asking for an explanation for disciplinary action taken against you, be calm in your writing approach. Make it a priority to explicitly state that you’re not looking to argue against their explanation, only to learn from it in order to not be penalized more harshly in the future.
No matter how unhappy you are with the explanation, the best approach is to simply thank them, and avoid being punished for something which can elicit a similar interpretation. Remember, if a moderator feels like it, they can fulfill their desires of controlling a small dictatorship.
Your arguments, reason, logic, excuses, examples, and evidence can be erased, ignored, not adhered to, and muted at the whim of a moderator’s emotional desire. You have no choice but to remain submissive to their interpretation, if you want to continue to operate within their community. 
State the reason for your inquiry as your attempt to be a better user, not an attempt to prove their disciplinary action as wrong. Remain unbiased and agreeable in your interaction with the moderators you perceive to be acting unfairly toward you, and play into their desire of maintaining a healthy community which they have complete control over.
 Yup, we got ourselves a bunch of little Hitlers who relish being on a power trip and foisting their views on anybody who engages with their particular domain!

This seems to apply more to people who criticize the left-wing and not the right-wing....... although as I say in my main blog I try to go the middle route.... as per my Masthead: ALLAN'S CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE - The left-wing is crazy and the right-wing scares the shit out of me!

I wrote about the Indian and Anarchist's blockades and disruption of travel in Canada....... which immediately got me banned from commenting on "r/Canada!"

https://allans-perspective.blogspot.com/2020/02/hail-anarchist.html

I have removed myself from 'Reddit' on a couple of occasions because the moderators all seem to have a messiah complex..... but for some strange reason always go back there!

Maybe it's time to re-think this again!

The way I see it anyway!