Canada’s slide into Tyranny #
According to Robin Wright in The New Yorker, some of the trend lines for the world in 2023 are already visible; the wars and crises of 2022 will shape the challenges of the New Year. Among them, ruthless autocrats are exerting their might in ways that strain the diplomatic bandwidth, financial resources, and arms stockpiles of democracies.
Democracies are also under covert attack. Incipient, insidious attacks creep up slowly. Invariably, it is weak governments that invite strong decisive alternatives such as Louis XVI by Robeispere or Alexander II, by Stalin or more recently, Cameron taking over from Blair’s Labour Government or Trump following Obama.
Events over the past fifty years indicate increasing authoritarian institutions on power grabs, diminshing our democratic rights. Only active citizens can curb these.