Monday, September 24, 2018

Populism comes to Québec as Legault's Coalisés replace Couillard's Liberaux

The provincial general election next door sees its campaign finish line, though Québécois remain looking for change despite moving closer to seeing it come from the left winged collective over the right winged individual in the last couple days I stand by my position that Philippe Couillard's Liberaux will give or take have about 34 seats from their 68 seat majority governing party status going in and 25 percent of the vote from their near 41 and a half at the current as the government while François Legault's will give or take have about 73 seats from their 21 seat third party status going in and 39 percent of the vote from their near 41 and a half at the current. Though originally before I made the final projection I felt the Liberals and Parti would be replaced, I realized that liberalism was too strong to just disappear and socialism and separatism was too weak to let it happen, so I believe again that both the Solidarités of cospokespeople Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois plus Gaétan Châteauneuf and the Péquistes of Jean-François Lisée will bottom out at will likely gain 17 percent of the vote and 9 seats, up from roughly 7 percent and a half and 3 seats for the socialists, and will likely gain 13 percent of the vote and 9 seats, down from roughly 25 percent and a half and 28 seat opposition party status for the separatists, respectively with the minor party fringe getting under 5 percent with no seats.

So, after years of liberalism replacing conservatism than recently socialism replacing separatism in the province, finally populism comes to Québec as Legault's Coalisés replace Couillard's Liberaux giving Canada a fourth ideology to break apart the hegemony created previously by those big three ideologies traditionally found in Canada.

Populism was losing its traction under Legault, if Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada federally had not come to its rescue to make an impotent horse virile again, thus Québec gives its consent through protest to power over to its populists as the largest experiment since Saskatchewan and Alberta before it with Social Credit to do so. The Liberals remain under Couillard to oppose it and the Coalition Avenir Québec who dare to present it, preserving the establishment and status quo for Ottawa, while the Socialists in the Québec Solidaire and Separatists in the Parti Québécois figure themselves out before attempting to knock off the classical and modern liberal parties ahead of them. The rest of Canada needs to follow the leaders of this Confederation, Alberta is no longer the cutting edge with Saskatchewan first and now Québec replacing Wild Rose Country and next year they will need to find their populist radically centred political hearts that neither go right winged conservative nor left winged liberal, but rather something that most people can agree in unity with instead of further polarizing by disagreement in division.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Swexit from its Nordic Social Justice and Welfare State leaves Europe wondering

Ironically like Islam, Sweden has always had a Zakat like alms mandatory Swedish Civil Code of 1734 by the Riksdag of Estates which runs on a similar Red Tory progressive conservative socialism code of noblesse oblige, an idea popularized by the 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli towards an Industrial Revolution solution which did not lead to a republican uprising as it did in France during the days of Napoleon a century previous. The kicker here being Sweden with even its grand social justice experiment of the welfare state, along with the other Nordic countries even before post war as Germany joined them with its wirtschaftswunder from the middle ground sozialemarktwirtschaft Konrad Adenauer and the ordoliberal Christian Democrats instituted which lead to such economic growth across the board for the common good, would not tide away the massive 2010 refugee increase that led to the great European migrant crisis of 2015 where European Union member states received over 1.2 million first time applications for asylum being more than double that of the previous year where Sweden, Austria, Hungary and Germany received the bulk of them. Following these increases came terrorist links, sexual assaults, and a general lack of cultural integration which has been the key ingredient of the Nordic social justice welfare state, as it depended upon a certain element of homogeneous social hegemony where their formerly very small populations agreed to stay within the bounds of its unwritten Janteloven or Danelaw code of conduct or Scandinavian ethos, without it any recognition of what the nation state once stood for was lost and its now truly existential identity no longer made sense to all those who made it.

A final Swexit from the European Union and its Nordic Social Justice and Welfare State leaves Europe wondering just what is next, who are we and what do we stand for anymore if we ever did as we have lost ourselves in this world that we no longer rule and run as they once did as Vikings, that loaded question is harder to fully unpack in one weblog post but hints towards its answer can be found in the cultural norms and mores that remain in private and public lives of Europeans in general yet also in the slow and stunted integration that continues to inhibit the progress of the outside visiting newcomer specifically.

For a united Europe to save itself at this stage, it would need to recalculate what made it historically great via its heritage and culture which had once been put in place as a pride of ownership in keeping up appearances, put its people in their place, and maintaining a certain agreed upon societal order with a certain degree of democratic liberty to allow for both freedom and independence that made the continent move forward progressively for its people from nation to nation within its distinctively European ode to joy towards its fraternal celebration of the brotherhood of man with its the freely enlightened storm and stress of humanity as emotionally felt through Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and even near the neoclassical end Ludwig Van Beethoven as it once proudly had. The European Union and its member states have forgotten albout these great societal elements almost thirty years later until Brexit happened, which had most recently been alive and well with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the dictatorial Communist Iron Curtain state as the start of the democratic and capitalist new world order was supposed to come and save European society, the West no longer had its convenient enemy and the East no longer had its concealed identity where localized continental integration between one another would first have to pass a more globalized test which has most definitely proved the old division remain intact right down the centre as right versus left gets replaced with right versus wrong. Germany, through its Alexander Gauland led Alternative has come to aid those grassroots believers in a revival of the principal ordoliberal Christian Democrats and conservative followers of Adenauer from the past, seems to follow less of where soft Eurosceptics like a Farage led UKIP, Lepen led NF, or even the Wilders led PF have gone and instead more of where Sebastian Kurz and his Osterreichische Volkspartei, Jarosław Kaczynski and his Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc, and Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Magyar Polgari Szovetseg, and so Sweden joins suit accompying the renewed Christian Democrat effort through an Alternative Germany to rescue what Europe they have lost to an elitist regime just as the rest of Scandinavia soon does too.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Québec flips power from Liberals and Separatists to Populists and Socialists for a protest

People always seem to be the ones forgotten at the end of the game they call politics, no matter how many times at the beginning the citizen, taxpayer, and voter and their good name is fervently invoked by the desperate politician just grasping for every last vote like it may be their every last breath of living air. Ontario, quite like Alberta, can get into these long term funks where players of the game we call politics do not only play with the policies and principles of their little stakes within parties themselves democratically, but play the big stakes with the lives of actual flesh and blood people where it can mean the difference between life and death with heath and education in a fashion quite dictatorially. Québec is the prime example politically of where change always has a real chance to become free away from the clutches of those elitist status quo politicians of the establishment for a true choice of the people, which honestly makes La Belle Province a paradise for those looking for a place where transparency and accountability live a life full of liberty.

And thus now, Québec flips power from Liberals and Separatists to Populists and Socialists for a protest where the Liberal Party and Parti Québécois were the government and opposition parties and now become replaced by the Coalition Avenir Québec and Québec Solidaire.

Politicos seem to have really missed the point across Canada, especially those in their wartrench around the Hill in Ottawa, people are sick of same old status quo politics as usual and want a chance at real choice for a change. None of those big three ideologies traditionally found in Canada, being Conservatism, Liberals, or Separatism in Québec or Socialism in the rest of Canada, have been able to deliver and leave those wanting the real thing with a bad aftertaste in the mouth year after year, term after term, election after election. The Ralliement Créditiste know it, the Bloc Québécois know it, and now the Nouveau Parti Démocratique know it and it would be never forget the people who elect you or they will forget you. Populism is now here as the fourth ideology federally in Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada and provincially in François Legault's Coalisés with their politically incorrect fiscal responsible free marketeering individualism, but neither liberalism of Philippe Couillard's Liberaux nor separatism of Jean-François Lisée's Péquistes will be its prime antagonist, rather both cospokespeople Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois plus Gaétan Châteauneuf with their politically correct social justice warmachine Solidarités will fill that bill for the next four in the Ville de Québec.

Monday, July 30, 2018

From Intermittent Fasting to Feasting and Furious Intensity Training

Just recently took a group of twelve on an online journey through a fitness regimen that included a cool tool for physical fitness, psychological clarity, and overall longevity for a better life, where the zeitgeist idea behind intermittent fasting or intermittent feasting or intermittent calorie restriction, which I personal recommend a 17 hour fast to 7 hour feast roughly starting around 11am to 6pm give or take. Now, some of this dirty D12 dozen used a low carb paleo nutritional meal plan and others high fat keto nutritional meal plan, I continued my mixed Mediterranean New Nordic nutritional meal plan from 2010 that mixes via pyramid mainly composed of plant based foods like cruciferous and root vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and berries, as well as some fatty dairy and fish and lean proteins like chicken with the switchout being olive for canola oil. Really any proper nutritional meal plan works, as long as it has sustainability as your lifestyle choice, does not feel or work like a diet, and is balanced in the macronutrients and micronutrients needed for the maintenance of your body.

The big thing we see with intermittent calorie restriction is three key things in almost everyone who has employed the popular technique, how it maximizes fat burning and muscle building, boosts human growth hormone, and drops insulin growth factor, all of which bring good things for anyone who simply adds it to any fitness regimen, workout routine, or exercise program they may be using.

For those wishing to prevent future chronic health issues such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity with the inflammatory cardiovascular disease that follows, this kind of body manipulative tool, along with having early morning boosters like ice cold spring water along with a packet of green tea powder added before a daily prefueled fasted high intensity interval cardiovascular and steady state calisthenic in a 2:1 Tabata wax on wax off protocol via Doctor Izumi Tabata and the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. Such a simply daily cardiovascular and calisthenic workout routine keeps your need for a full bodyweight or freeweight lifting exercise program down to a basic three day on and off system, with your weekends free to enjoy, rest, and recover as you like without any storm or stress in life trying your best to beat the body fat back from total muscle conditioning and maintenance, with minimum effort toward maximum results without pain in your gain. We shall get more into the specific functional training styled exercises later on in another posting, as well as the principles of specificity, overload, and progression from which the subprinciples frequency, intensity, time, and sort come into effect, but will leave the information above today for a small takeaway so you can see how it work out for you today.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ontario chooses Shades of Rae or Merits of Harris

As we get closer to our provincial general election campaign finish line, Ontarians clearly are making known to all that no longer is there is any room for David Peterson or should I say Kathleen Wynne and her Ontario Liberals, I stand by my position that our provincial Grits will give or take have about half a dozen seats from their 55 majority going in and only 17 percent of the vote from their near 39 at the current. The pragmatic centre where it supposedly is today fell apart, where Kathleen thought campaigning further out into the left on spending would allow her to go back to cutting on the right in government, as Horvath tore her far leftways while Ford took a hard altright turn Wynne could not pick and choose from. Actually worse than anything David had, Kathleen might put the Ontario Liberals out to pasture a la Iggy or further into a politico bizarro world in which they do not even qualify for official status in the Ontario Legislative Assembly for next session.

With their own might as one province, Ontario today now chooses Shades of Rae or Merits of Harris, either we are heading to a 1990 or 1995 style finish to such a horrendous campaign as this one has been for all good hearted Ontarians.

I think neither prediction is pure, a Bob Rae styled New Democrat Orange Crush under Andrea Horvath seems to be getting more unlikely as the chances of a Mike Harris styled Progressive Conservative Blue Wave under Doug Ford get bigger as the days go by, unless a huge tsunami sweeps away Ford with a Harris like scandal a la Walkerton or Ipperwash within his campaign then Ontarians seem more at ease with the Ontario Tories than the New Democrats. Ford will likely gain 44 percent of the vote and 73 seats, up from roughly 35 percent and a half and 37 seats, Horvath and the New Democrats will likely gain 39 percent of the vote and 45 seats, up from around 23 percent and 21 seats, and no return for the Trilliums and no gain for the Greens as the minor fringe stay that way this next time around. So close to Harris for Ford and kind of Rae for Horvath, thanks completely to Wynne being worse than Peterson, both the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats have their best shows ever at the expense of the worst ever campaign by the Liberals for years to come yet but perhaps a Trudeau waits in their Liberal youth wings yet.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Why a Loss is still a Wynne

Kathleen Wynne and her Ontario Liberals will lose bad, yet to whom she will lose bad is a question that only the people of the province can answer rightly, but right now I think she will be returning six or half a dozen seats give or take with 17 percent of the vote. This versus either a Bob Rae styled New Democrat Orange Crush under Andrea Horvath that will get 37 percent of the vote or more with a likely 66 seats under her belt for a slight majority, or a Mike Harris styled Progressive Conservative Blue Wave under Doug Ford that will get 43 percent of the vote or less with a likely 73 seats under his belt for a heavier majority, that will do for a quick pick of an early prediction. But how did Kathleen get caught under a barrel with Andrea and Doug doing the rolling downhill, just look at her campaign and how she thought it was no different than all the others, there is where you will find the rub.

She planned for a Patrick Brown, then expected a Christine Elliott, but finally got a Ford and that is why a loss is still a Wynne as he pulled her progressive campaign too far right for her to stretch back to her original radical left gameplan with Horvath covering the base she only knew how to play.

Tax and spending on her Great Forward Society was the whole plan with nothing else to back it up just in case, nobody expected a Tory who played to Rural and Northern Ontario issues to win their primary and stop the Toronto centric election campaign rhythm of the race for Premier to simply throw off the beat of a leftward progressive drum, tack on a personally unpopular Premier who had such a dismal polling number that kept getting worse year by year, Liberals today likely wished they had lost the last time out so not to lose everything this next time on. Clearly readying themselves simply to run on their record, this only works for one when the record they run on is solid enough to win them again with the people, however when said record in government is zero net or worse negative then most call timeout and look for other alternatives which shall happen sooner than later. The question remains which leadership candidate is less about their party and its supposed ideology and rather is more like the Liberals and their assumed position in the middle, which is what most Ontarians really want but cannot have, that leader and party will hold the mantle of government this next time out but like Rae or Harris will hold it only by the peril of their own ideological bent.


Friday, March 09, 2018

Nothing runs like a Ford except an Elliott

Tons of politicos from all different colours and parties have been asking me what are my thoughts on the provincial Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership race for 2018, with a vote is not even a pure one member one vote styled, rather equally weighted by a 100 point electoral district riding across 124 electoral district ridings in order to win the leadership race, this makes the vote into more of an electoral college vote rather than a popular vote from a one man one vote result. Where an electoral district riding has less than 100 members, a single vote there is worth one electoral vote, where there is more than 100 members, an electoral vote there is worth a percentage of votes overall, which might actually mess up the value of the numbers given at the bottom, most likely between 2-5% plus minus give or take. Not sure if Patrick Brown will be on or off the ballot, as he was supposed to be left on being take out after the deadline, a fifth name of which none remaining on it would likely wish it to stay, we shall have to assume it will still be only four on the ballot being Tanya Granic Allen, Christine Elliott, Doug Ford, and Caroline Mulroney Lapham, all of whom found their way down there at the Markham Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre in Markham.

Three major factors become obviously in play throughout the affair, first whether the provincial party could run away from the shadow of their former leader and Opposition Leader Patrick Brown or mimick his successful balance act that held up only months before the election. Second, was the new ideology going to remain that was devoid of any kind of conservatism via Elliot or Mulroney, or would fiscal and social conservatism along with democratic reform and civil libertarian ideals mix into a populist altright message against political correctness via Ford or Granic Allen. Third, were those major campaign issues with created splits and crisis such as carbon tax pricing, sex ed curriculum, and the cleaning of internal party chaos, collusion, and corruption which created temporary voting blocs for those single issue voters, which artificially increased and decreased the numbers for certain teams in the race, though at the end of the day, nothing runs like a Ford except an Elliott.

Those other 4 remaining leadership candidates outside Brown who I list in order lowest to highest to be in the first round were 
hard right socon Tanya Granic Allen fourth at 12%, soft right redtor Caroline Mulroney Lapham third at 13%, hard right fiscon Doug Ford second at 36%, and soft right redtor Christine Elliott first at 39% on the first ballot with the first of two possible kingmakers in Granic Allen dropped off for a second ballot, next round leaves Mulroney Lapham third at 13% with no gain being the absolute ideologic opposite of Granic Allen, Elliott second at 39% increasing slightly as the more sellable choice, and Ford first at 48% on the first ballot increasing massively as the candidate for change, finally Ford second at 48% is overtaken by Elliott first at 52% on the third ballot in the race to replace Brown his big bad Peoples Guarantee platform. But does it all really matter, the Ontario Tories still rot to its very marrow of the bone is dying if not dead, have now publicly shown themselves to be what everyone in the know always knew it to be, the party of corruption protected by lawyers and lobbyists all lined up to take their lick from the porkbarrelled gravy train. With little to no difference between any of the Big Three parties at Queens Park, one looks to cleaner and clearer provinces like Saskatchewan, unlike even the dirty Tory politics Jason Kenney has participated next door over in Alberta, real principled leadership from the likes of Elwin Hermanson, Brad Wall, and right now Scott Moe have shown us that burning down parties of corruption like the Progressive Conservatives to rebuild more righteous parties for people might be the right way to go in the end!