Having a black friend enhances my ability to understand what black people experience. Without his friendship I would be less informed, and therefore less likely to give credence to the idea that racism invades the emotional and sometimes physical space of people of colour.
All of us see evidence of this holy war every time we scan our social media news feeds, but most of us having become numb to its overall impact. We are becoming desensitized to this fight, watching like hopeless spectators huddled inside a gladiator arena, nervously waiting to see who the victor becomes.
Some conservatives may have an ideological soft spot for the deep cuts into social assistance, libraries, medical procedures, paramedics, education, and the environment, but other right of centre voters must be scratching their heads knowing that despite all those cuts Ford still spent billions more than Wynne.
We all instinctively understand we are getting stiffed. We instinctively know that those red and blue entities are social clubs of corruption and hypocrisy. We just don’t know what to do about it.
Many Canadians are not aware of just how systemic the threats of lawsuits are in this country. From my own experience, I have noticed they are used arbitrarily, mostly as a tool to scare critics from commenting publicly and almost all of them are without teeth.
If it is par for the course, if political operatives routinely sabotage, secretly record their enemies and engage in entrapment to further their parties’ or their own political ambitions, what does this say about public service in Canada?
Former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould is in the midst of a potential political moment. To many, she’s a hero, an Indigenous woman who is fighting against a corrupt status quo. Even opposition MPs, albeit for terribly selfish reasons, are singing her praise.
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