A Most Miraculous Anniversary.

BY Paul Merkley.


The Lord shall set His hand for the second time to recover the remnants of His people and He shall set up an ensign for the nations and shall assemble the outcast of Israel and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:11.)


On May 14, 2018, Israel will be observing its seventieth anniversary. Then, as now, Israel’s enemies will be asserting that the circumstances attending its birth are dubious and/or discreditable and will be insisting on a recount. Continue Reading »


The historical record demonstrates that fascists loathed democratic capitalism. For Adolf Hitler, it was all about statism. Businesses that did not obey the state, paid severe consequences. It has been said that after the Russian Revolution, all Russian owners were shot; in Germany, all owners who disobeyed the Nazi state were shot. Continue Reading »

A Liberal politician went on twitter recently pointing out that employers in the forestry industry were not paying certain workers equal money for equal work. The politician argued that there was discrimination at logging sites where workers raised in fishing communities were only paid 74 percent of what local forestry workers in the interior of British Columbia made. Continue Reading »


Syria’s Future.

By Paul Merkley.


The Latest from the Syrian Front.

Just a few days ago, the United Nations appealed for an immediate cease-fire in Syria. This occurs as the people of Syria face a humanitarian crisis on the scale of that which now besets Yemen. In both places, the rattle of death is pervasive.  No-one anywhere in the land his head, for fear of having it shot off. Continue Reading »

Last night President Trump touted economic news that should warm the hearts of most Americans. Those of us who have experienced bouts of unemployment know how much of a gut-wrenching episode that can be. But there were many unhappy about the news of a robust economy. Continue Reading »


By Paul Merkley.


The crude hedonism that overtook our popular culture in the 1960s is now turning-back upon itself and issuing in a new Puritanism, promoted by a new generation of accusers and punishers.  Continue Reading »

Democratic historian Arthur Schlesinger dismissed President Ronald Reagan’s belief that the Soviet Union was nearing economic collapse. On his trip to Moscow in the early 1980s, Schlesinger claimed to have “found more goods in the shops, more food in the markets, more cars on the street – more of almost everything, except, for some reason, caviar.” Continue Reading »