Author Archives: jsmeraka

About jsmeraka

A writer and all-round contrarian, I've worked in and out of government and the private sector, shared radical thoughts on political and global change and aimed to live on the fringe of political and creative thought. That doesn't mean I do. I just hope so.

Gone for a Month, but not Forgotten

Hello, everyone: I’m moving across provinces from British Columbia over the next month.  Life will be a little chaotic in the next few weeks so I’ve put my blogs on hold until nearer to Christmas.  I am still reachable, but … Continue reading

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BANKS – CORRUPTION AND USURY

Let’s discuss corruption of the banks, the banking system and the people who run these infamous institutions.  In my contrary opinion to the status quo, this means discussing the greed and ego of all bankers, the boards of directors and … Continue reading

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Revolutions – Soft and Hard

REVOLUTIONS – SOFT REVOLUTIONS AND HARD:  ARE THEY HAPPENING NOW? Arab Spring, Walk on Wall Street, et. al. Let us not forget the civil disobedience movement in India throughout the early to mid 20th century. Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi led that … Continue reading

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Choosing Leaders

How corrupt and horrible it is when leaders are appointed in our so-called democracy of Canada and not elected. Stephen Harper, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell and every other Prime Minister was appointed. In the latter, doubly so. This has occurred, … Continue reading

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Control and Leadership – What’s The Difference?

In today’s political climate (and I mean the last 30 years) I have grown more aware that there is no leadership in governments of any size, particularly Provincial and Federal (or State and Federal in the USA) anywhere in the … Continue reading

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The End of Governments?

The riots in London mid-August, the violent upheaval in Libya, the Egyptian experience; all these leave me asking a pertinent question – as Government officials come across more and more restless citizens, do they have the social and ethical right to … Continue reading

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The Creation of Democracy – Part IV

THE RULES OF BUSINESS This entry will shatter and hopefully offend a few people.  My aim here is to push buttons, pull strings, and unravel the stupidity of those who are running the economy.  Hell, I could do better.  Everyone … Continue reading

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Loud Asian Girls (on a topic suggested by J. Bartusek)

Location:  Murchies Tea Room, Victoria Topic; edits for my current book.  J is a University about-to-graduate and needs experience in the real world.  So do I.  I offered her the first 3 chapters of my novel Ten Lost Days to … Continue reading

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The Creation of Democracy – Part III

THE CITIZENS‘ EXPECTATIONS What is expected of the citizen?  What should a citizen expect of his/her true Democracy and structure of governance?  This post will analyze these two very intense questions. Expectations and Self-Responsibility:  These are the two decisive points … Continue reading

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The Creation of Democracy – Part II

CREATION of LAWS With a change-over in government/bureaucratic powers and the shape of the constitution, the laws themselves and their protectors and promoters must come under scrutiny.  Effective immediately, every judge, lawyer and police officer is suspended of duty.  With the … Continue reading

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