So tell me Canada, how is that shiny new 21st Century working out so far for you? All the promise and none of the institutional improvements delivered? Surprise! It's called neoliberal status quo. Change is bad apparently, especially for those with traditional power and privilege to lose. In fact, lets use that influence to create new levels of mistrust, confusion, distraction, hopelessness, division and violence. As long as any direct link to the manipulators is denied or obfuscated, carry on and cash those cheques. Those manipulators include governments, political parties, corporate media, celebrities de jour and anyone who sees the chance to get rich on misinformation. False prophets, false conflicts, inflated outrage and innocent victims are the landscape. By the way, none of those victims ever seem to be from the forces encouraging this agenda so strongly.
Nora Loreto is an author, freelance journalist, community organizer, activist, podcaster, mom and proponent for systemic change. She has paid a disproportionate price for her views and ideas on how to move forward from the entrenched 20th Century hegemony. Her long history of direct involvement and documentation of society's built-in restrictions to keep change out has given Nora perspectives not overly appreciated by the power structure.
The View Up Here hosts Nora to discuss some of her work from 2018 and why so much of it signals the systemic weaknesses in today's society. Far more than a snapshot of the events and time of occurance, Nora's work brings much deeper questions about how the root issues seem to do nothing to prevent further chaos, instead encouraging the increasing pace of it. The Sainte-Foy massacre. The Yonge Street attack. The new-age snake oil salesman Jordan Peterson. The incredibly new low in governance from Doug Ford that is in fact a natural progression.
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