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I am soooooooo sick of Covid-19. Let me correct any misimpression – I am not sick WITH Covid-19. I don’t have chills, fever, or cough. I don’t have difficulty breathing. And I’m not in intensive care.
I am sick OF Covid-19 the same way I’m sick of Donald Trump. And Brexit. And the way I used to be sick of the Democratic primaries in the U.S. Now, Bernie Sanders can throw in the towel and earn only a two-inch space on an inside page.
Surely something else is going on in the world other than Covid-19?
Has Norway slid into the North Sea? Has Luxembourg declared war on Botswana? Has the Taliban professed Franklin Graham as their Lord and Saviour?
In the current pandemic of pandemic news coverage, how would anyone know?
The media’s obsession with Covid-19 makes me wonder what we might be overlooking. I suggest that three pervasive myths have had a stake driven through their hearts,
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: individualism, COVID-19, Reaganomics, Anthropocene
Last Sunday, provincial MLA Norm Letnick and I were cooking pancakes together for the Canada Day celebrations in Lake Country organized by the Lake Country Rotary Club.
“What does Canada mean to you,” Norm asked, flipping a pancake.
“That I don’t have to be an American,” I replied flippantly.
“I can’t say that,” he laughed.
So I tried again: “I like what Joe Clark said, years ago. That Canada is a community of communities.”
Norm nodded. Then he used that line in his speech at the opening ceremonies.
Good for him. Because it really is a good description of how Canada differs from the much larger nation south of us.
Tags: Canada Day, community, individualism