Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Saturday, November 07, 2015


A little more than 40 kilometres north of Peterborough on the shores of Pigeon Lake, a tempest has been fermenting for months between cottagers in the area and natives from the local reserve.

It’s a battle of aesthetics versus culture, native subsistence over property rights, Muskoka chairs over Indigenous pilaf.  At its heart is a fundamentally different view of what is important on a cultural level.