Asking to be enlightened

Enlighten me as to how, when and why there was a paradigm shift from listening to well-respected authorities in their field to considering them no longer credible or more importantly, censoring or ostracizing them?

Enlighten me as to how the populace continues to put faith in a prime minister who (I believe) has not only abused his position but is responsible for the (government’s) profligate spending, plays favourites with certain companies, pressured his own ministers in the SNC Lavalin scandal and compared a Tylenol shortage to a orange crop shortage?

Enlighten me as to why health care in Canada is no longer considered universal but each province is advising Canadian travellers to buy additional health insurance if they travel to other provinces?

Enlighten me as to why all provinces, with the exception of B.C. and Nova Scotia, have lifted their vaccine mandates?

Enlighten me as to how the federal government can restrict oil production in Canada but still import oil via super-tankers across the Atlantic Ocean to Montreal?

Enlighten me as to how two provinces, Ontario and Quebec, seem to have the balance of political power in (Canadian) confederation?

Enlighten me as to why the B.C. government has 23 cabinet ministers from the Lower Mainland and three from the remainder of the province? What is that telling the rest of the province?

Enlighten me as to why is the federal government the keeper and manager of the Canada Pension Plan, when it was set up between employers and employees? (Former U.S. President) Ronald Regan stated the nine most dangerous words are “Hi, I'm here from the government to help you.” Hmmmm.

Enlighten me as to when did schools become (in my mind) primarily focussed on sexual orientation instead of education?

Better yet, enlighten me as to why the elites of the world would want to get advice on the future of the planet from (environmental activist) Greta Thunberg, a 20-year-old woman?

Enlighten me as to why people think that reducing carbon dioxide is healthy for the planet?

Enlightenment is supposed to be about using logic, science and in general, knowledge. What's happened ?

Mary-Anne MacDonald, Summerland

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