A Q&A on economic inequality and spiritual malaise, with Reverend Christopher White
When your leader calls citizens who protest him terrorists, police trample on disabled old women, and seize bank accounts, you are no longer living in a liberal democracy. Freedom loving Canadian refugees are welcome in America.
I blame Trudeau for his “”divide and rule” rhetoric and MSM for fanning the flames of hate towards our fellow citizens. My family immigrated in 1974 and i have never witnessed anything like this in my life here in canada.
It's weird when a minister of the Gospel says nothing about Jesus.
It is really not as complicated as people make it. The west gave up our economic health to China and a few other countries... mostly in Asia. It benefited the elites, the professional class.. and the political class. It harmed the western working class and poor (because they lost upward mobility to the working class). This has led to all the other rot we see.
People who focus on INEQUALITY rather than POVERTY are extremely unlikely to have (involuntarily) gone without food, a safe place to sleep, and reliable electricity.
2 points. First, I find it interesting that institutions like the United Church call for mass immigration and unlimited refugees, then wonder why there is a shortage of housing. Bring in a million people a year, what do you think will happen? Secondly, we here people complain about Toronto housing prices. How about moving? Lots of affordable housing in smaller towns and other provinces
Thank you for this. Especially the words about housing. Home-ing. I've never made $80k in my life--as a writer that's just not reality. But it's not reality for my musician son either. Artists can't do this. Yet you speak of the peace in classical music. Sitting in front of jazz musicians, playing together, live, restores me and I need a weekly and more dose of that.
Spirituality is significant, not in the old ways, but in renewed ways that go to the root of the thing--that we are loved in this place. Thank you for your words, Rev. White, and thank you Tara for your questions and making this happen.
I can’t help but think that many of these problems stem from globalization. Perhaps that’s why we’ve seen such a rise in populism. I’m happy to see that globalization is in retreat.
Great revealing and topical article - cuts to the serious societal problems we are currently living.
Yes, people are focused on their identities and personal/family safety because they are economically forced into a life without time for contemplation and continually immersed in materialist and selfish cultural striving as part of their self-imposed limitations created by their 'buy-in' to the predominant social paradigm. People don't even know who they really are anymore, and we certainly do not understand exactly how each one of us fits into our universe, much less the political system or the village church...
Thank you both for this. These are the issues that should be front and center yet most people seem to be focused on identity politics and personal safety; they've been hoodwinked, in my opinion. I wish we still had one day a week when commerce ceased and we had time for rest and reflection.
Normalized ambiguity is a permanent characteristic of the psychic gulags of the Orwellian society we find ourselves subconsciously confined within. There is a much larger dimension of humanity that traditional religions based on anthropomorphic duality cannot comfortably comprehend and, therefore, dismiss.
Tara - thank you, as always your work is excellent and thought provoking.
How many people will make the connection in Oshawa that Canadian tax policy and labour laws played a role in driving GM to friendlier places?
When the top three employers are public employers that speaks to the death of free enterprise. And with no free enterprise there is no middle income jobs to pay income and corporate taxes to fund everything.
Well said. Thank you.
Thank you for this thoughtful interview.