From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Friday, April 5, 2019

Canada the Timid

For most of my life I have bristled at the notion that Canadians are a timid, staid bunch, however, of late I've come to see that as true.

What is commonly seen as apathy is actually fear, fear of change, of upsetting the status quo. No matter how much we detest it.

Name an issue and that timidity shows itself in our reaction. There is not an issue too pressing to force us into action. 

Abolish or even reform the senate, too damn hard so why even try

Electoral reform, too damn complicated 

Climate change, yeah it's killing our planet but fixing that is too scary

Et cetera Et cetera Et cetera

We are stuck in a world that we detest but are too timid and fearful of change so we mutter on in our comfort zones desperately clinging to what we know, even in the knowledge that doing so is not in our best interests.

1 comment:

  1. Yep. T'was other generations that fought for whatever rights and democracy we have. We (collectively) are failures.