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Janet Vickers Sadly, I believe that a portion of Canadians are still living in the bully's playground, and we are in denial of how power works on our psyche. This ... View > 23-Feb-11


From: Janet Vickers - Posted: 23-Feb-11 - 12:38

Sadly, I believe that a portion of Canadians are still living in the bully's playground, and we are in denial of how power works on our psyche.

This enables us to follow in the bully's gang, cheer him on and support his tirrades against the marginlized and vulnerable, in the hope that we will not be his next target. And then to entertain ourselves so that the comfortable will never be disturbed and the disturbed never comforted.

We will find those with less power to blame as we did during the various witch hunts throughout the last two thousand years. This is no different from people in other nations. We are no different from the people of Germany in the thirties, or the people of the southern states in the US, or the people of Sierra Leone.

As long as we are unable to see how power works within and around us we will be fodder for the next dictator. We will see our options lessened and the speakers of truth hung out on meat hooks. We sleep, eat and laugh less as the reigning bully gathers more power through violence and intimidation, and our civil society dissolve into chaos on our front doors. But we probably won't blame ourselves - we will only blame the victims with different labels.

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