"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 13 October 2017


These days one of the uppermost  topics of topical news appears to be Harvey Weinstein and depravity. Like he's one of a kind. I know little about the man.His name wasn't familiar.  But I have a strong impression he isn't unique in Hollywood. And only a little less so in other sectors. 

Impressions are almost impossible to avoid if one pays  a minimum attention to  daily news. 

I was stirring the pot of left- overs for dinner. Butter chicken with Naam bread. The chicken is rich,flavourful and appetizing. A combination of meat with vegetables and savoury sauce 
improves with melding of flavours. 

Naam bread is nice  and has become better value. Crusty,chewy Italian country loaves
we're/are  a favourite thensupermarkets started churning out light spongy look-alikes at higher cost. 

Anyway, as I stirred the pot of savoury Indian food,cooked last night by grand-daughter Stephanie, 
I had another Sikh recollection. First there was the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Ghandi by her Sikh Bodyguard.  The there was the plane that exploded over the sea off the coast of Ireland. They picked up a baby shoe, a feeding bottle and a tatty little doll from debris in the ocean. 

After that, a young woman I knew, with small children, abandoned by an abusive husband in Vancouver was evicted by her Sikh landlord because  the house was rented to a man. 

Finally, Jag Bhaduria a Federal Liberal Member of Parliament for a Markham Riding was expelled by Jean Chrétien for bring disrepute to the  Party. He had written threatening letters to school board officials because he was not hired for a position advertised. 

Media reported he had a  landlord/tenant record of disregarding building  hazard orders .

Several petitions were collected by riding voters to have the seat vacated. But he stayed on. 

He sought the Liberal nomination in the next election with turbaned Sikh supporters surrounding 
him in media photographs. 

One must assume his  conduct was acceptable to his Sikh supporters. 

It did not impress me. 

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