….everything you thought you knew about our democracy was an illusion? The following video, made before the last U.S. election and directed toward an American audience, will doubtlessly resonate with Canadians who despair of our current state:
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During the past year I have written many posts on the sad spectacle of a Canadian democracy in decline, citizen cynicism and apathy rather than vigorous engagement becoming the default position of more and more Canadians. I have also offered the opinion that this is in large part the result of practices purposely pursued by our political ‘masters’, most egregiously by the Harper regime, so as to leave the field pretty much clear for the ‘true-believers’ to exert a disproportionate influence on election results when they turn out and the rest of us tune out.
Extreme partisanship has relegated the
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For someone who believes in the potential power of the people, this small demonstration against Rob Ford’s brutish abuse of power is heartening. Recommend this Post