A simple mistake shouldn’t lead to public shaming

Our society is very quick to throw stones of outrage at anyone who has made a mistake and instantly condemn their failings

A simple mistake shouldn’t lead to public shamingNEW YORK, N.Y., April 23, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Jeff Varner made a mistake. Who is Jeff Varner? He’s the Survivor contestant who revealed fellow castaway Zeke Smith was transgender during tribal council – the climax to every episode of the reality program when one person must be voted off the island. The fallout was immediate,…

Star power loses its lustre when talking politics

Meryl Streep’s misplaced speech at the Golden Globes demonstrates why most conservatives dislike Hollywood

Star power loses its lustre when talking politicsTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 10, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Thanks, Meryl Streep. Your speech at last Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards provided another reason why most conservatives dislike Hollywood. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, the talented actress used the forum to express her views on politics and the arts. Many liberals (and…

The profane is an antidote to the sacred

Students will touch the live wires of taboo because they want to upset the sensibilities of others; besides, acting like an idiot is fun

The profane is an antidote to the sacredTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 30, 2016 /Troy Media/ – I keep a book of dirty jokes at home for when I need a laugh. The book, an academic work, documents the history of the dirty joke, from one-liners about pederasty to cracks about interracial sex, necrophilia and other topics that fine news sites like this one find a little…

Does modern progressivism have a fatal flaw?

The rise of identity politics puts the focus on petty grievances and champions a group's narrow interests at the expense of the greater good

Does modern progressivism have a fatal flaw?EDMONTON, Alta. Nov. 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ – A large portion of voters in the U.S. and elsewhere are rejecting the progressive agenda, prompting a major rethink: is there a flaw in modern progressivism? The electoral victory of Donald Trump sent shock waves around the world. How, people wonder, could the U.S. electorate prefer The Donald, with all…

Self-righteous yelling an ineffective form of persuasion

Trump was the electorate's middle finger to the self-righteous elites who had nothing to offer but condemnation

Self-righteous yelling an ineffective form of persuasionTORONTO, Ont. Nov. 16, 2016 / Troy Media / – Your forecast for November onwards: record low temperatures now that hell has frozen over. Yes, The Donald won the presidency and will Make America Great Again. It will be capital-T Tremendous, Donald Trump says. The Best. Over the months and years to come, watery-eyed liberals will peel…

The endless ironies of the politically correct

The mob mentality of the self-righteous knows no bounds

The endless ironies of the politically correctDownload this column on the politically correct Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, Ont. Dec 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - I once had long discussions in Berlin with a Trotskyite who had defected during the Cold War to the west from the old Soviet Union because he thought the USSR wasn’t communist enough. Interesting guy. He’d made…

Calgary city council should butt out the vaping ban

As there is no scientific or health reason to a ban, it all comes down to self-righteousness

Calgary city council should butt out the vaping banDownload this column on vaping for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Jul 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Calgary City Council’s proposed ban on vaping – a practice that mimics cigarette smoking using atomized vapour – in public is giving me déjà vu. You may remember that in 2013…