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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Greater Power, Narrower Lens

You know, Canada stands accused of committing cultural genocide.  ISIS stands accused of committing genocide.

Lots of folk in this country getting their wrists slapped after double-dipping or misspending public dollars or blatantly abusing power.

"I don't think about anything unless I'm paid to" I've heard more than one high-priced consultant say - sometimes in conjunction with that merry line, "you don't have to know what you're talking about - just sound confident while you say it."

Yet, of course, there's no lesson in what the Pope has to say - not for history's actors.  They are smart, we are dumb, as one of them told me years ago.

We are repeating mistakes that could and should have been prevented, with even a tad more foresight.


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