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Democracy Infraction

The idea of a democracy, on the surface, sounds ideal: rule of the people. But over the past century and more, what’s clearly evident, is that the people have been consistently and persistently manipulated and socially engineered. Elements and factions of various industrial complexes have trained us to think in certain ways, believe in certain ways, and ultimately, to behave in certain ways.

Silhouette

There’s a light rain, on a bracing October morning in the Oceanside region. It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. I chose to stay on the island, rather than trek back to the mainland. There’s an air of strangeness and uncertainty this month that made me feel it wiser to stay put.

Shock Value

It seems in the age of “wokeness” and sensationalistic activism that there has been a swift and severe degradation of our capacity for civil discourse and critical conversation on challenging and complicated issues. The moment a narrative has traction or popular adoption, speaking against it in any way places you solidly in the “against us” category. It’s embarrassing, infantilistic, and clearly holding us back from progressing as a collective.