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SEEN IT BEFORE
Chairman Justin is following the playbook of other powerful leaders of this century. To prevent unrest, have sway over the courts and the media. To prevent insurrection, disarm the public. And to insure your stability, take a page from that book written by Aldous Huxley! Chairman Justin was already practicing brain-washing techniques during his daily ‘COVID broadcasts’ wherein he (the only politician with so much coverage) was peppering his speeches with “helping Canadians” so much that I deemed the whole show to be plain old electioneering! Would the usual style of informing the public not have sufficed, and been less costly?
(Our government at work.)
HEARD IT BEFORE
I am old enough to remember the acid rain scare of the late ’70s and early ’80s of the last century and they used the same arguments then that are being used today. Same cast of characters, roughly the same plot. The only difference is that acid rain was an immediate threat and global warming is a distant threat. Something that might happen 10, 20, 50 or 80 years from now. Politically motivated scientists and academics that are paid by politicians, who want a report to justify their legislation that pushes an agenda and ideology. It’s collusion and it has been around since Earth began to cool.
(Can’t wait to see what the PM has planned for his … umm … our country.)
DO WHAT YOU SAID
To save our democracies, we need our politicians and our elected leaders to run on a platform and then stand by that platform. While they may have to adjust to changing world circumstances, they should not bend to activist or special interest groups thinking that will result in more votes in the next election. True leaders will stick to their beliefs and take on the next election!
(Bit late in the day for that.)