Wait. Close your eyes. Is it just me or do you feel it too? Ask yourself, what is the source of this horrendous weight? The evisceration of environmental safeguards? The withdrawal from the Paris Accord? The only answer is—the world literally”sucks” because of Donald Trump.
On January 20, 2017, the world changed, and the fight for Democracy began.
“As a writer living so close to our American neighbour, the country’s pulse beats so loudly, its sound is heard around the world, but never clearer than here in Canada. During Trump’s first 365 days in office, that pulse was, and still is erratic but remains strong. This was the year that Americans fought for America, unlike any other struggle in their recent history.”
In his first work of non-fiction, Canadian novelist and poet, k.g. Sambrano keenly observes and scribes the phenomenon known as Donald J. Trump, and America’s struggle against his policies, his history, and often the man himself during his first 365 days in office. This is a collection of twenty-two carefully selected essays written contemporaneously spanning from the time of Trump’s Muslim ban and firing of James Comey, to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and eventually culminating in the arrest of a Louisiana school teacher, Deyshia Hargrave, in the examination of violence and intolerance under the Trump banner. Click here for more information.
Recap of articles from June 17 to October 21, 2017
- The Ugly “Truth” behind Niger, Chad, and Donald J. Trump October 21, 2017
- Opinion | Demolition Man: the Smash-Up Derby of Trump’s presidency October 20, 2017
- Opinion | Where is Heather Heyer? October 8, 2017
- Opinion | War, Distraction, and a Dying Administration August 23, 2017
- Opinion | Trump’s Populist Agenda Alive and Well in Charlottesville August 16, 2017
- “The lights on at the White House, but President Alone and in the Dark” August 4, 2017
- Opinion |Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Wouldn’t Last a New York Minute in Toronto (Or Any Other Place in Canada) July 29, 2017
- Trump’s Greatest Failure…is not Healthcare July 26, 2017
- Would You Like a Side of Collusion with Your Nothing Burger? July 19, 2017
- Trump’s “Mad Dog” Antics Earn Him Timeout in the Pound or the Lady Vanishes July 2, 2017
- Why Now? July 1, 2017
- The Day Americans Became My New Best Friend aka The Article I Loathed to Write July 1, 2017
- Planet of the Tapes June 30, 2017
- The True Meaning of Covfefe (Figured Out) June 30, 2017
- Lack of Bankruptcy Clause Leads to No Way Out for President June 17, 2017
It’s moving too fast. Things are getting lost, shuffled to the bottom of the deck. The media has adopted a “hit and run” approach to events and people like Heather Heyer have become the victim, both figuratively and literally. In August, a white supremacist drove his car through a crowd protesting against hate. Sadly, Heather Heyer, only 32 years old became the victim of the very thing she opposed.
So often the big things, the life-changing moments become buried in the covfefe of a president who thrives on obfuscation and celebrity. These are drugs to him, on the level of opioids, the coverage of which has also been lost to obscurity, but one tragedy at a time. Continue reading “Opinion | Where is Heather Heyer?”
Popular culture aside, many people may not realize just how much our cultures differ. Gun control, health care and Tim Horton’s, just to name a few, but the list is longer than most may think. We’re different in Canada. Not better, just different.
I tuned into the 2016 election campaign from time to time, amused by its slags and zingers, reality TV from a reality TV star. Like many Americans, I didn’t take Trump seriously. How could I? A wall to keep American safe? Really? Continue reading “The Day Americans Became My New Best Friend aka The Article I Loathed to Write”
Where most Western leaders approach situations with a certain amount of foresight, President Donald J. Trump barges in, no different than the Wall Street Bull of recent interest in the press. The political stage is Trump’s china shop.
Trump’s approach does not influence people, nor make him friends, but to Trump supporters—it’s gold. What continues to drive Trump’s roughshod approach to problem solving and why do Trump supporters continue to cling to the proverbial wall he has built around all reason? Continue reading “Donald Trump: a Blunt Instrument in the Operating Theatre of Politics”