Month: September 2018

Taxpayer Alliance barking up the wrong tree

I was having a difficult time understanding the intense asperity with which the Comox Valley Taxpayers Alliance (CVTA) is attacking most incumbent Courtenay councilors, until a friend suggested I look at all this election inspired bellicosity in terms of the psychological mechanism Carl Jung called “projection.” According to Jung: projection is a psychological defense mechanism in which individuals unconsciously project characteristics they find unacceptable in themselves onto another person. Sometimes the projection can result in false accusations. For example, someone with adulterous feelings might honestly but falsely come to believe their partner is cheating on them. Can individual behavior mechanisms apply to group behavior as well?

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The Story of Plato’s Cave

Regular readers of these chronicles will know that I like to use stories to explain the various aspects of climate change. In this chronicle I will borrow one of the oldest and most famous stories that have come down through the ages. It is Plato’s (470–399 BCE) allegory of the prisoners in the cave. I hope you enjoy it

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A FUN FILLED ONE (WO)MAN SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Direct from the UK, Mama G is bringing her brand new show exclusively to Cumberland! Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow combines pantomime, drag and the traditional art of storytelling to spread the message of being who you are and loving who you want. Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow aims to introduce the themes of equality and self acceptance to young audiences and their families. The performance is a fabulous mix of stories, songs and audience participation. There may even be a twerking competition – so get practicing!

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Comox United and the NFB Film – Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

Comox United Church will show the film Payback on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7 pm. This NFB documentary, based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, offers a fascinating look at the concept of Debt and how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and the fate of the planet itself.

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4th Annual Heritage Fall Fair at the Merville Hall

Once again, for you Lovers of All Things Country, on Sunday, September 30th, the Heritage Fall Fair is back at the Big Yellow Merville Hall. From 1 to 5pm we’ll be celebrating this Land of Plenty in the Comox Valley with a Farmers’ Market, food from the kitchen, a Kids’ Zone, refreshments, displays, antique machinery, and skilled local artisans.

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