Something I ran across on the Tweeter today. If that’s not enough to upset your digestion, just take a quick scan of the news sometime. Economic base shrivelling. Islam demonized. Immigrants targeted. Hate-radio hosts shaping attitudes and opinions. Public education under attack. Income and wealth disparities growing wider than ever. I’d be surprised if more than 1 in 5 Americans could even have a conversation about the notion of civil society. And Donald Trump is taken seriously as a candidate.
The more I read about the culture wars and political dysfunctions currently afflicting our neighbours to the south, the less optimistic I become about America’s long-term outlook. Or even short-term, for that matter.
And then I wonder: why is so much Canadian time and energy invested in trying to make us more like them? Sent from my BlackBerry