Here is a blog that arouses my concerns. See what you think of it, please:
The Rise of Tyranny and the Imminent Fall of Canada by 2014 Sunday, Oct 21 2012
The above blog warns us of a real loss of democracy unless we get our act together and act now
We can keep complaining about the media or start facing up to the real reason we see democracy disappearing before our eyes. We, my friends, are the problem
The only way we can effectively change this drive towards total control over our habits and life styles is to encourage everyone to take a real and active approach to politics . Harper, even with a minority government found that he could pass contentious laws without a majority, despite many negative reactions. And now that he has a majority government, he has found that the people will sit there like sitting ducks as he passes pieces of legislation after legislation with similar impunity.
Polls repeatedly show that issues that exercise both the opposition parties and even the media still do not get a rise from we the people. Wow!
Our course is clear, we have to arouse everyone to realize their lives, their hopes, their expectations can be dashed right under their own eyes unless they wake up and make politics an important part of their lives.
We need people who can arouse and educate the masses, people locally like Jack Etkin and Barrie Webster but a lot more like that nation wide and we need to financially support those publications that do the same, but never those ones that are clearly subjective or play too fast with the truth. If we need anything, we need credibility
If we feel this has nothing to do with humanism remember that we were the ones who, suddenly faced with no god, had to come up with a whole new way of setting standards of behaviour and lacking anyone to either worship or obey, decided to rule ourselves. We are the ones that never accept authority without scrutiny