Canadaman

Canadaman

This is a challenging podcast, one that I debated publishing. It evolved from some reading I’ve been doing about the current conflicts playing out in the news. As I read, I came across four primary philosophical assumptions about the west. I think they pinpoint some core ideas that are contentious and form the background for much of the debates around immigration, race, identity, and moral obligations. These may be worth thinking about because the question I hope you will consider is, are these ideas true?

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I'm still hoping for a break but this week, the Liberal government moved a huge step towards controlling the mainstream media. The industry is in steep decline due to online competition so the Liberals feel it needs to be bailed out. This is a significant development in the relationship between journalists and government officials. It becomes one of dependence and mutual back-scratching. It will actually be bad for liberal voters and I outline why in this podcast.

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My journey to the ideas of political freedom did not begin with books or even with politics. It started with inner exploration and eventually branched out into the ideas and love of liberty that I now espouse. So I thought it might interest listeners to know what I discovered within and how it translated into freedom thought and morality.

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At one of the Remembrance Day memorials, I walked by an old man sitting quietly. He looked tired but determined to be there. He was looking down towards the ground, seemingly lost in thought. As I approached, he looked up at me. I asked, "Sir, are you a veteran?" He sat up straight with sudden dignity and looked me in the eye, "Yes, I am." I held his gaze, feeling the entire weight of gratitude to be living in Canada due in part to his sacrifice and said: "Thank you". He smiled. I smiled. We both knew why.

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Ok...ok...this is not Canadian. The Canadian version of this problem is Mr. Trudeau. Same problem, different name. Whatever the feelings about Mr.Trump, I’ve noticed that conversations about him are extremely challenging.

In fact, the opening sentence will almost always indicate how the conversation will go and it seems to go badly regardless of whether one is pro or anti-Trump.

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The word “libertarian” is appearing more often in the news these days. The prominence of Maxime Bernier and the new PPC is the latest.

Of course, the naysayers and vested interests come out and immediately try to cast the word negatively. On CBC it was referred to as a “form of Conservatism that focuses on the individual”.

This is nonsense as it is not a form of conservatism in any way. Here is my view of what a Libertarian is.

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I always vote against politicians and/or parties once they've had power for 8 years. When there are no official term limits, each citizen should use consider rule when voting.

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This was one of those moments that felt very Canadian to me. No doubt this artistic work happens elsewhere, but I stumbled across it in my travels in Canada. It's so cool!

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The word "libertarian" is tossed around in a variety of ways. It has been used on all sides of the political spectrum. There are left-libertarians, right-libertarians, etc. So since I use the word in the context of some of my videos, I thought I'd explain my own definition.

For a more complete look at the word click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism

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(Audio only) Having an ethical code can see one through the ups and downs of life. Rather than be reacting to every event, comment, concern etc. it is valuable to have a code that grounds one in an uplifting mindset.

www.leadingwithhonor.com/

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I've made the choice not to monetize my channel. While this is a questionable decision from a financial standpoint, it's something that allows me to remain free and independent. I have no problem with what anyone else chooses regarding monetization. But for me, it makes more sense to disallow ads. If you want to help out financially, please click here with my thanks: https://www.paypal.me/innereric

It has taken me a long time to learn this, but it is truly helpful when discussing contentious issues. This is especially valuable when wading into the minefields of politics and religion.

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This is a thinking-out-loud video I made back in August before Maxime Bernier left and formed the PPC. Like many, I was seeing the challenges for voters with regard to Mr. Scheer all of which are becoming more prominent as time marches on. In the interest of time, I've cut out some irrelevant material and tightened it up.

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I came across a picture of what appears to be a quiz or assignment on political ideologies. It seems to be at a high school level, although I have not verified this.

In this video, I'm examining the contents and offering my concerns about this being the political picture being taught to our young Canadian minds. It is not a critique of the education system, but rather a focus on this particular document.

Whether or not it is indicative of the broader political awareness being taught in schools I leave to you to decide.

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Many ideas are percolating in my little mind. This one is a way to build the wealth of Canadians.
The video was shot in a noisy restaurant in Las Vegas so a bit garbled in spots. But you'll get the idea.

We live with wonders our ancestors would be stunned to witness. I had a meditative moment that was filled with gratitude for the amazing things at my fingertips.

Being part of a political party at its inception is an opportunity that is truly once in a lifetime. Mr. Bernier seems to be that rare politician, a man of principle. So I want to see what his new party is like from the inside.

Human Progress org is an excellent resource for anyone wanting data and information on the true progress of humanity. Despite what mainstream media promotes, things are much better than they say.

Click here to explore the site: https://humanprogress.org/

I'm trying out free speech platforms and am finding hateful content that is devaluing them for me.

In the cacophony of current events, politics, media, news etc. I find it very helpful to remind myself to be grateful for my life.

I hope the blur at the top of the frame is not too distracting. I didn't want the logo on the hat visible.

This event is already fading into the 24hr news cacophony. I went to the memorial and spent time reading the messages. One of them was written in the hand of a child. It began, "Dear people who aren't here anymore..." Need I say more?

Every individual matters. This is the essence of the freedom philosophy. Here is a reflection on how I became more aware of this truth.

A message for Maxime Bernier supporters. The spirit of the explorers lives!

Here's some advice on how to handle political conversations with those who are busy with their lives.

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An freethinker living in the Great Whitel North, watching the political scene. There are reasons to be concerned about the direction Canada is heading and citizens are speaking up.