Cassandra Society

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Ramadan begins today and runs until June 4th. For Muslims, this is supposed too be a time to hone one's spiritual discipline by refraining from drinking, eating, smoking, sex and other such pleasures during daylight hours.

The shell casings barely stopped bouncing on the floor in the second of two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand, before the rush to politicize the massacre began. There is no decency anymore.

The news from Europe, and now from Argentina where last week it's Chief Rabbi was violently assaulted in his own home, is getting worse and it won't be long now for us: Casual attacks - knifings, beatings, and assaults are on the increase in much of the World.

Late August is the silly season, and when it comes to silliness, Prince Buttercup and his government have the market cornered. The evidence is becoming pretty compelling, what with multi-billion dollar pipeline flip-flops, disintegrating trade relationships and so.

Prince Buttercup was a prince, and desperately wanted his whole kingdom to be a happy land. For instance, staying on the Grim-Gothic Hill and answering questions and making decisions didn't make Prince Buttercup particularly happy himself, so he spent as much time as he could travelling about the kingdom.

One of the most important characteristics of a civilization is the willingness to defend itself. Oh boy, are we in trouble . . . or maybe not.

Adding insult to injury - and Faisal Hussain's shooting spree on the Danforth in Toronto was certainly an injury. The insult comes from the attempt to deceive us by a Muslim Brotherhood activist, and the utter credulity of the usual suspects from our media and political spheres.

Canadians have a tradition of accepting refugees. After all, what were the United Empire Loyalists but political refugees from the American Revolution? So were a lot of the Six Nations and other native peoples who migrated north in the following decades to get away from the United States. We were the terminus for the Underground Railroad and became...