1. If I’m not mistaken, successive US and other so-called Western governments directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, have interfered with the elections of other sovereign states – even to support violent coups to remove and replace heads of state.

    Today, as a consequence of the World Wide Web – which just celebrated its 30th birthday – we live in a globally connected world and should anticipate outside or insider interferences of domestic affairs and therefore, must be better prepared.

    I think Wikileaks will come to be heralded as one of the important public initiatives of the 21st Century. Who would have suspected Hillary Clinton and the DNC to have been so corrupt?

    The current government of Canada is corrupt and hypocritical; revealed by, to name just a few examples, the billion dollar weapons contracts with the Saudis and the SNC Lavalin affair.

    I think we should learn from the courageous act of Jody Wilson-Raybould, who worked to prevent political interference in a potentially criminal case. She wouldn’t compromise the ethics of responsible government and for her bravery she was expelled. Justin Trudeau wanted strong women in politics, just not when they undermine his attempts to be above the law.

    Jody Wilson-Raybould is a Canadian hero! If we stick together and all chip in by fulfilling our duties in our roles of societal service, I think no matter what outside or insider interference transpires over the course of the elections, we can have a more resistant and resilient political system and electoral process.

    Epicurus said: “Let nothing be done in your life which will cause you to fear if it is discovered by your neighbour”. Politicians need to heed Epicurus’ advice. But as seen with, well, both Clintons, the DNC and Trudeau’s Liberal Federal Government of Canada: as the saying goes, the cover up is always worse than the crime. Perhaps, this is because they’re really awful people, as most politicians prove to be.

    • Good analysis of these issues, IMO, and I second your assessment of Wikileaks. Also enjoyed your earlier point about subsidizing astrology columns. Although, I wouldn’t apply the same logic to subsidized weather forecasts 🙂

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