This is a blog about politics. It’s a blog specifically about Canadian politics. And it’s written by several Pagan authors so it’s politics from a Pagan perspective. It’s decidedly left; hence the “widdershins” in the name.
Why did I organize it? The answer is that I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the current political climate in our country. For the past several elections a group that is only supported by a small minority of the country continues to get elected because the rest of us either don’t understand what’s going on, don’t care, or don’t vote because we somehow believe that refusing to participate in the process makes us separate from it. That would be nice but it’s simply not the case.
I’ve managed to convince a team of Canadian Pagans who are relatively well known in certain small groups to participate in this project. Each of us has a slightly different focus and perspective and we’ll be blogging or v-logging from our own individual soapboxes. We thought that maybe if we combined our efforts people would be more likely to listen than if any of us spoke alone.
We will cover Canadian provincial and federal politics, municipal and world politics as they relate to the overall picture, economics, culture, religion and art. We are not political scientists or economists. We are laypeople, writing to other laypeople. We are Pagans of various stripes, writing to other Pagans and the “spiritual, not religious” among us. We hope you’ll join us in our journey and think about what we have to say when you go to the polls.
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be welcoming and profiling our authors and publishing their occasional commentary on current events.
Welcome to Winding Widdershins!