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56 minutes ago, Argus said:

  I would agree there needs to be a vision, which gives purpose, but we've lacked politicians with vision for decades. We elect small, self-serving people.

 I don't think a politician can do it because there would be an opposition right away.  The conservatives objected to our flag when it came out, though, and people eventually got behind it.

So how does it get better ?  I gave some tentative steps to improvements above.  Maybe a body of work and discussion can start online, comprising a narrative and a spectrum of positive response... to be picked up by the general population... 

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5 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

 I don't think a politician can do it because there would be an opposition right away.  The conservatives objected to our flag when it came out, though, and people eventually got behind it.

So how does it get better ?  I gave some tentative steps to improvements above.  Maybe a body of work and discussion can start online, comprising a narrative and a spectrum of positive response... to be picked up by the general population... 

So much of our public discussion is controlled by government, and with so few private actors of any reach or power, that it almost has to be government. The Harper government made tentative little efforts in that direction at one point, trying to emphasize our military history, for example, and play up great moments in Canada's history. But it wasn't a really consistent or persistent effort. Adn then the Liberals got in and the message changed to "All Canada's history is one of evil, cruelty, homophobia, racism and murder and all its former leaders were horrible people. BE ASHAMED! BE VERY ASHAMED!"

 

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