Government complicit in rape of 16-year-old

Yesterday I wrote about the complicity of the artistic community in the creation of the violent, misanthropic, misogynist media that is adversely affecting us all and in particular our youth, and today I want to look at the government’s role in this, with regards to the arts. Canada is one of the lowest funders per capita of the arts in the industrialized world, and BC is the lowest per capita funder in this country: Yukon, which has the highest funding, spends $268 per capita; Quebec, $41.65; both Ontario and Alberta Read More …

Hollywood: as medieval as Mel Gibson?

The fanatical, lunatic telephone rantings of Mel Gibson to his girlfriend reveal a dark soul desperately in need of enlightenment; and his breathless, repetitive you-never-loved-me whines found between the expletive-laden I-made-you-and-I-can-break-you threats put Gibson’s last commercial success, as the writer and director of The Passion of the Christ, into stark perspective: this is a man who clearly sees himself as both victim and saviour. Jesus Christ, Mel, you need to get over yourself. More disturbing, however, is Hollywood’s silence on the truly relevant issues. The story is the scandal and Read More …