Unless you can walk or drive a personal vehicle, you cannot go anywhere within the country and you certainly can’t leave it. Some businesses won’t let you in. You cannot practise your profession and you could lose your professional designation. Your children cannot attend regular schooling, sports or social activities. Higher education will not accept you. Your government, the one you have paid taxes to your entire life, now says that you are unclean and unfit for society. The leader of the country publicly queries “How long will we tolerate these people”.
Summer is coming and many people are thinking about their vacation, but can you travel within or outside of Canada this year? The answer is a little more complicated than you might think. As other countries remove their entry and exit mandates, Canada has only loosened theirs…a little.
Every day we watch and listen as language gets politicized, meanings of words changed, and people silenced through “cancel culture”. One starts to wonder if we are living in a 1984 “Newspeak” world? Are we intentionally being deceived? Is Mainstream and social media dividing people on purpose? Are the facts being manipulated to fit an agenda? What happened to our liberal ideals of free expression and sovereignty of the individual? Are we losing our humanity to a digital world?
Is it time for a new national energy plan? Hasn’t Covid and the current crisis taught us that we need a nationalistic approach to our basic needs?
Diverge Media contributor Gillian Davis writes.