Aug 252022
 


Apparently, the Left was never adequately immunized against Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), the political virus that infected Democrats, globalists, the deep state, and the fake news media the first time Trump rose to power. Now the latest variant has emerged, a clear sign that Trump must once again be on the rise.

For example, Carleton University professor and journalist Andrew Cohen in an August 19 editorial “Right follows script after Mar-a-Lago search” wrote “The right exploded. They screamed, they seethed, they snarled. The words were not just shrill, they were terrifying. At times, they encouraged violence. These are the new Republican rules of order in public debate. Rush to judgment. Ignore facts. Enter shooting. Empty your arsenal. Deny. Attack. Restraint is no virtue. Insanity is no vice.”

And then there was American philosopher, author, and podcast host Sam Harris, whose TDS infection has exposed a moral vacuum devoid of any principle or values whatever.

While openly citing evidence demonstrating Biden’s corruption (but offering none regarding Trump), Harris argued “Whatever the scope of Joe Biden’s corruption is… it is infinitesimal compared to the corruption we know Trump is involved in.” This, after proudly proclaiming that he “would not have cared” if Hunter Biden had “the corpses of children in his basement.” Continue reading »

771 – It’s biblical—God, politics, and morality

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Aug 112022
 


It has long been argued that totalitarian nations and tyrannies are a consequence of the “atheistic” philosophies under which they are ruled. However, this is a serious error. It is based on the mistaken view that “atheism” is some kind of philosophy or doctrine, as is the case with theism. But this is not so.

Consider that, unlike the word “theist” which in a proper context identifies what a person is, “atheist” is a negative concept that defines a person in terms of what he is not. In no way can it be reasonably justified on these grounds to conclude that atheists have some kind of “atheist belief system” or philosophy.

In fact, in philosophical and moral terms “atheism” isn’t even a thing. However, tyranny is. That tyrannies may be “atheistic” is mere association; it is not cause and effect. Totalitarian regimes and tyrannies are caused by collectivist ideologies invariably supported by Leftist theists and atheists alike. Similarly, theists and atheists on the Right support freedom and justice.

In the moral and political gulf between freedom and tyranny, the only polarity that matters is the one that contrasts the values of the Left (collectivism) with those of the Right (individualism).

Thus it is unfortunate that some on the “religious right” have been increasingly disparaging atheists, as if atheism is somehow a causal factor behind the current tyranny. In atheism, theists perceive an absence of morality rather than recognizing the presence of alternative moralities grounded on different principles.

On the one hand are those who cannot conceive of morality without faith in a God and afterlife, while on the other there are those who cannot conceive of morality based on anything but reason exercised within a finite limited lifetime.

Fortunately, experience has demonstrated that these metaphysically opposing views do not preclude a shared morality. Whether theist or atheist, what counts in politics is which side of political polarity holds power – Left or Right. Consequently, those on the side of freedom will of necessity eventually gravitate towards those moral alliances held together in an orbit circling the political polarity that is Just Right.

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758 – Man of the people | Maxime Bernier

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May 122022
 


“We need an ideological revolution,” recommends our guest Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC).

As a former member of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) who narrowly (and suspiciously) lost a CPC leadership bid, Bernier served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as chairman of the Committee on National Defense. So when he says that the CPC is “intellectually and morally bankrupt,” his observation is based on direct experience.

“It’s not our war,” says Bernier about the situation in Ukraine. Calling for diplomatic negotiation instead of military escalation, he has found that this view has become an unacceptable discussion point in Canada, where the Trudeau government is forcing Canadian taxpayers to fund the very escalation he fears.

Sadly, reaching Canadians with news about the PPC or its take on the issues has become an uphill struggle. In a country whose fourth estate has been transformed into a taxpayer-funded propaganda machine, the odds of any objective reporting about the PPC or its leader from this media are remote indeed.

Because he has wisely refused to take state-mandated injections, Bernier has been prohibited from travelling freely within his own country. Consequently, Bernier has joined with former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford (one of the original framers of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms) to file a lawsuit against the Trudeau government’s violation of everyone’s constitutional right to travel in Canada.

No one, let alone a leader of a national party, should ever be subject to travel restrictions or injection mandates. In the face of the Left’s contempt for individual freedom, Bernier’s style of “doing politics differently” becomes a necessity. Of course, everyone already knows that being Just Right is about as different from how politics is done today as it gets.

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754 – It’s party time for capitalism! | Mark Pellegrino

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Apr 142022
 


Co-founder of the American Capitalist Party, our guest Mark Pellegrino has set the terms from which to expand his April 7 discussion with Just Right co-host Robert Vaughan on video into today’s broadened discussion on the ideas and philosophy that drive many freedom and capitalism advocates: Objectivism.

Across various jurisdictions, the creation of political parties founded on freedom/capitalism suggests an awakening to the fundamentals underlying our political crisis. Most interestingly, many of these parties (including the American Capitalist Party) have cited the ‘Objectivist’ philosophy of Ayn Rand as a guiding light in the establishment of their own party policies.

However as one might expect, even among those inspired by Rand’s philosophy, disagreements and various interpretations of her ideas abound. Happily, these conflicting opinions actually provide a much-needed discussion of the principles and forces that drive our political zeitgeist.

In America as in Canada, there are a growing number of political parties seen to be on the ‘freedom’ side of the political polarity. Among them: various independent and libertarian parties in both countries, Ontario’s Freedom Party, Canada’s People’s Party, and of course, the American Capitalist Party.

“Libertarians reject an objective (universal) morality,” argues Mark, in citing how the American Capitalist Party differs from various libertarian parties.

In the end, which of these parties ever wins an election will depend less on their policies and platforms being Just Right, than on a majority of the voting public believing them to be right enough to support at the polls.

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752 – From the love of truth freedom emerges

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Mar 312022
 


Conflicting narratives over Ukraine have revealed some interesting parallels with the debates over Covid and climate change. Apparently, some on the Left are surprised that there is an alignment between those who do not regard Vladimir Putin as the villain in Ukraine, and those who have been labelled ‘anti-vaxxers’ ‘climate-change deniers’ and the ‘extreme right wing.’

But this should not be surprising, although the fake-news media insists that it is. Always unable to counter the rational views of those they label, the Left simply attacks the ‘messengers’ instead of the ‘messages.’ Ironically, even in stooping to that tactic, they are still unable to refute the truths of the messengers.

Of course there’s a flip side of the ‘attack-the-messenger’ coin. Those who are virtue signalling moral disapproval of Putin and want to see a war in Ukraine are also the people who believe there actually is a Covid pandemic, that the experimental injections are ‘vaccines,’ that ‘climate change’ can be affected by banning CO2, and that Joe Biden actually won the last American election. In other words, those on the Left.

These general alignments of views should not be surprising because they are perfectly consistent with the natural polarity of politics: the Left (tyranny) versus the Right (freedom).

The West’s descent into irrationalism and emotionalism has been a long and steady process, concurrent with the rise of the Left and its abandonment of reason. To this mentality, facts don’t matter and truth does not exist. Only tyranny can result under this mindset, and tyranny is the Left’s goal.

The Left’s hatred of freedom is quite understandable since those who wish to control others cannot do so in an environment where the use of force, fraud, and censorship are considered criminal behaviour, and where truth is the standard of justice.

It is the love of truth shared by those on the Right that so threatens the Left. From the love of truth, freedom emerges, and freedom is the only condition that is Just Right.

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Jan 132022
 


Speculation about a coming national mandatory vaccination for all Canadian citizens has been fueled by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently making some outrageous comments on a French interview program in Quebec, here translated:

“Yes, We will get out of this pandemic by vaccination.
We all know people who are a little bit hesitant.
We will continue to try to convince them.
But there are also people who are fiercely against vaccination.
They are extremists, who don’t believe in science, they’re often misogynists, also often racists.
It’s a small group that muscles in and we have to make a choice, in terms of leaders, in terms of the country, do we tolerate these people?
Or do we say, hey, most of the Quebecois people, 80% are vaccinated?
We want to come back to things we like doing.
It’s not those people (the vaccinated) who are blocking us…”

To hear words like that coming out of the mouth of any politician in a Western nation, let alone in Canada, is an obscenity. Not only is every word in Trudeau’s statement demonstrably false, it reveals the character of a man who is despicable and deplorable. Beyond his personal shortcomings and a shameful record of ethics violations, Trudeau is doing exactly the opposite of what any responsible leader in a real health pandemic would do. Continue reading »

Oct 212021
 


Under their agenda of requiring vaccination passports presented to both public (government) and private service providers alike, politicians have created a political target for discrimination: the so-called ‘unvaccinated.’

In opposition, our guest – leader of the Freedom Party of Ontario Paul McKeever – has called for an outright legal ban on discrimination based on vaccination status. Because such a ban would apply to private businesses and service providers, the question has arisen as to whether such a prohibition represents a violation of private property rights and freedom of association.

Not so, argues Paul in a written report he has called ‘The Rights Argument: a self-destructive perversion of rights.’ Most significantly, notes Paul, the ‘rights argument’ – routinely made by freedom advocates themselves – is perfectly consistent with the establishment of a fascist society. Under this theory, the usual source of individual rights has been described as ‘God-given’ or ‘natural’ or ‘morally-based.’

The classic error made by the ‘rights argument’ is to assume that ‘rights’ – however defined – exist independently of any government or law. Rights are not ‘ethical’ in nature: they are ‘political.’ Rights concern not ‘shoulds’ but ‘shalls.’

The ‘rights argument’ fails to protect rights because it fails to recognize that rights exist to serve the purpose of defending human nature, concludes Paul.

One thing is certain. Unless rights – political and legal – are fully understood in a way that is Just Right, we soon won’t have any.

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