The Fatal Flaw

I’ve come to the conclusion
The problem isn’t with Capitalism
Democracy, Communism
Or Socialism, per se
The problem is people
People are corruptible
And power corrupts
But this is nothing new
It just took me this long to come to terms
With a truth I did not want to accept
(regardless the political and economic model,)
Are doomed to fail solely because
We cannot remove the one fatal flaw

T J Therien


Damn It

I think of the economy as a great river that has been dammed. On one side, the one percent and on the other side the rest of us. The dam was built to control the flow of wealth, with the one percent monopolizing the river and the reservoir and the rest of us reliant on the trickle that flows downstream from the obstruction that prevents everyone from benefiting from the river’s bounty. Thing is, if you blow up the dam a lot of people will be wiped out because everyone has built their life in its shadow.


T J Therien

The Good King


There once was a King and he was just,
He rebuilt kingdom and peoples trust,
Forging a democratic nation,
He listened to his population,
Holding court beneath oak and elm,
He brought law and order to his realm,
Still his populace was not appeased,
They demanded that the laws be eased,
So the King took some time to reflect,
Struck down all laws by royal edict,
He replaced the many with just one,
This he did with great apprehension,
The people spoke, he bade their command,
One law became law of the land,
The law was “Love and Respect All Things,
People are equal, peasants and Kings.”
Once again the people were not pleased,
Complaints were coughed and protests were wheezed,
“How does this law pertain to chattel?”
The people mooed like stupid cattle,
Reinstating old laws and adding more,
With iron fist enforced them o’er,
By populace King had been schooled,
People don’t want democracy, they want to be ruled!

From When Gods Fade to Myth By T J Therien

Privy to Government

Imagine a toilet. Imagine that toilet was engineered without the ability to flush. Well used, it would soon overflow with shit. The only way to be rid of the crap is by manually bailing out the bowl. Such a toilet would be a breeding ground for disease which could infect all that used it. Such a toilet would serve no purpose and yet such a toilet does indeed exist. It’s called Government. Government is the toilet without a flush valve that collects all the political horseshit. It will never work as intended.
T J Therien

Deciphering Doublespeak

With the Election looming the Leaders of each of the Parties all rolling out their platforms and in each there is a great emphasis on strengthening the Middle Class. This tells me two things. First, right and left wing are appendages of the same bird. Second, regardless who is elected policies will be enacted to ensure the average person remains average.

By T J Therien

In Defence of Freedom of Speech (An Open Letter to My Government)

Good Morning Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CSIS, RCMP and whoever else is monitoring us.

I am sick of my Government trampling my Civil Rights. I will not have my Government tell me what I can or cannot say, what I can and cannot support or make my right to peaceful protest on behalf of the environment an act of terror.

If it is now Criminal for me to say these things so be it. It needs to be said. I will also commit my support to peaceful protesting any more pipelines. If peaceful protest makes me a terrorist then I am a terrorist and proud of the fact and I am in much esteemed company because Prime Minister Stephen Harper is also a terrorist as defined by Bill C-51. His Rhetoric has put Canada on the terrorist map putting all Canadians at Risk. His over investing in Oil has put the Canadian Economy in jeopardy and is in fact threatening that Economy. Also his unwavering support of Israeli atrocities means he is supporting a Terrorist Organization because who else would bomb a UN Hospital or School but a terrorist, regardless what they believe might be in there. This is a War Crime and a Violation of International Law and there are diplomatic processes to be observed if munitions are suspected of being stored in a UN Hospital or School.

I support the Palestinian cause. I support a two State solution. I do not condone violence, but I also understand when you back an animal in a corner it will attack. The Palestinians live in what amounts to a giant Concentration Camp. Everything that goes in and out of Palestinian territory is tightly controlled and even aid is denied at times. A Palestinian child can be shot by an Israeli soldier for nothing more than climbing a wall. I believe the internment of an entire people is wrong. I believe Israeli settlements outside the territory designated by the UN is militant occupation. If an American can protect his home with a gun, why can’t a Palestinian?

I have nothing against the Jewish Faith, or the Jewish People, my indictment is of the Israeli Government which I see as operating like a bunch of Nazi’s. Historically the land was Palestinian long before it was Israeli. According to archeological evidence the Tribe of Israel existed, but they were just one of many Palestinian Tribes and this means they were Palestinian before they were ever Jewish. Also I would like to say, Israel came about after the bombing of the King Edward Hotel in Jerusalem. Until recently the Israeli parliament was composed of a great deal of people involved in that bombing. The State of Israel was born in Terror, and they condemn the Palestinian for using the same method they used to achieve Statehood. Also if the Palestinians are not allowed a standing army how can they defend themselves against aggression? We supported the Rebels in Syria. Were they not also terrorists in picking up arms to forcefully overthrow their Government? We know now some of them were as they now make up part of ISIL and we armed them to boot. Do you believe Palestinians are any less oppressed than Syrians?

I never have and never will support violence as a solution, but if you give people no other choice you have to expect it. If diplomacy is abandoned the result will almost always be violence. I do not support any Organization or Government that enforces their ideology with a gun. I am defending my right to free speech. I am defending my Civil Liberties. I am defending my rights which Bill C51 have stripped from me. I will not stand for it any longer.

Please do not like or share this post. Do not incriminate yourself by showing support for someone who’s Government probably considers a Terrorist even though I advocate Peace Love and Tolerance.

T J Therien