Anger at what has happened to all of us is becoming, I believe, the dominant emotion of our times.
Each of us is angry for different reasons of course, but anger is the common growing emotion. Added to our bewilderment and frustration over lockdowns and masking, we now have a sort of social war being created over forced vaccinations.
While anger may be the inevitable reaction, we all know that anger is not healthy. It is my hope that people will gain a relief from anger, by transitioning from anger – to the pursuit of retribution.
What has happened to all of us is the great civic issue of our time.
I also believe that what has happened has made us all ill.
The illness from which we all suffer is pandemichondria. As with any illness, this illness it will run its course. How it was caused or arose is behind us now and is matter of record. How it will end needs to be on everyone’s mind. How soon it will come to an end is surely tied to knowledge and awareness.
For myself, I believe that awareness is coming more quickly now. We are finally starting to be able to see things in perspective. The great awareness is, simply, that there never was any real emergency.
This is not just because people are tired of it. It is because, with the length this has been going on, we now have statistics showing that there was never really any emergency.
I am not a statistician, but I can handle a paste-in from graphs available from Statistics Canada.
What I see is that the 307,000 deaths in Canada over the past year were part of an annual trend. I can see no unusual spike in the total number of deaths. These simple numbers are very telling.
I am not here to debate numbers, but I do hope to educate as best I can. Although not directly tied to the subject of my opinions, my further hope is that lawyers who are also thinking about these issues can see the need, and the opportunity, to create a new instrument to deliver legal services, fitting for our times. I welcome enquiries about forming a cooperative of lawyers.
But first, take a look at the paste-ins: