Friday, November 11, 2022

Today's News: When the waves turn the minutes to hours

"Does any one know where the love of God goes 
When the waves turn the minutes to hours?" 

Here is a great thread about a great song: This is a beautiful version, too: In other news:
Trudeau does it again! The Canadian right may froth and scream but Trudeau doesn't care, he just keeps on reaching out and leading Canada to become a happier and more inclusive place - sunny days: Today's best Elon tweets: About the American mid-terms: Here's the good news - This isn't the end of MAGA - undoubtedly they will be back, trying again to subvert American democracy -- but it could be the beginning of the end. Here in Saskatchewan, two men have frozen to death this week. It is terrible:
The provincial government has announced it will create more emergency shelter spaces in the province though we shouldn't have to wait until people die before we work on an effective strategy. We do have "warming places" in Saskatoon now, but I don't think any of them are open after midnight, and most (libraries, mainly) close well before that.


Anonymous said...

Minstrel shows featured white people in blackface aping the dress, speech and mannerisms of black people. They are now considered racist mockery and the PM was forced to apologize profusely when photos of him in blackface were uncovered.

Drag shows feature men in womanface aping the dress, speech and mannerisms of women. While obviously sexist, such shows are "much watched" and "highly successful," and the PM is considered edgy and brave for appearing on them. Don't believe me on the sexism? How many drag kings has the show featured? Women mocking men is apparently beyond the pale.


Cathie from Canada said...

Thanks for the comment, Cap.
Though I don't agree that blackface and drag queens are comparable -- blackface is now recognized as an insult, while drag queens are a tribute.