Sunday, November 21, 2021

Moving towards an authoritarian society

Op Ed by Helge Nome

Across the world people are demonstrating over the loss of personal liberties in the face on an aggressive enemy called COVID that is continually morphing into a more deadly customer.

A major catastrophe caused by an "aerial river" hitting southern British Columbia, has prompted the government of that province to declare a state of emergency restricting the movement of people.

This is not unlike what happens when nations go to war against each other and people generally accept the more stringent rules.

So, what we can expect if natural (and unnatural) disasters continue to happen is increasingly authoritarian behaviours by government out of a perceived need for same.

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