End the madness

Now we have a large part of our population who believes that there is a global conspiracy…

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End the madness

This has been a very difficult year financially and psychologically for all Canadians. We have all lost so much and have lived through such chaotic times that our world will never be the same again.

For those who have forgotten history, our current situation has played out many times before all over the world. The scapegoating of particular groups, the censorship of the media, and the cult of personality are the blueprint of totalitarian leadership. The images portraying the leader as a figure to be worshiped and not questioned, encouraging displays which increase the leader’s power and diminishing the power of those which decrease the leader’s display through force. The propaganda is oftentimes ridiculous as the continued progression slowly opens the once rational mind to ever more irrational ideas.

Did people immediately believe the Jewish people were nothing more than vermin that could therefore be morally eradicated like vermin? Experimented on like lab mice, even children, and ending with six million dead? It didn’t happen like that, and it never happens like that. Like the old allegory of a frog in a frying pan. If you just throw a frog in a hot pan, it will immediately leap out. However, if you put a frog in a cold frying pan and slowly raise the heat in increments, it will stay in the pan even when the heat becomes extreme.

Now we have a significantly large part of our once sensible population who believes that there is a global conspiracy to implant tracking microchips through vaccination, that a secret society of famous left-wing politicians and actors are torturing children to harvest their adrenaline in order to stay powerful, and that there was a fraudulent election in the U.S. They have interviewed the people indoctrinated who readily admit that there is nothing their leader could do that would sway their positive opinion of the leader. The leader is shown as a hero, a warrior, and by many, chosen by God himself to lead them.

This is a tale as old as human society, and the end of the story is always the same. For the sake of every prior dark human history that has been allowed to slowly progress into madness, this must end now.

Colleen Morrison Lyons

Crofton

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