“Lock your office door and stay away from the windows…” – elizabethmaymp.ca – October 23, 2014
"So, while it is too early to jump to conclusions, I intend to hold fast to the following: we must ensure that this appalling act of violence is not used to justify a disproportionate response. We must not resort to hyperbolic rhetoric. We need to determine if these actions are coordinated to any larger group or are the actions of one or twoindividuals. If it is the latter we must develop tools and a systematic approach to dissuade our youth from being attracted to violent extremist groups of any kind. We need to protect our rights andin a democracy.
We do know that through history these kinds of events open the door to a loss of democracy. Naomi Kleindetails the elements of seizing the opportunity created by tragedy or tumult in Shock Doctrine.The of her new and important book on climate, This Changes Everything,is correct – the threat of the climate crisis changes everything. Theshootings on Parliament Hill do not change . It is up to all of us to ensure that, to the extent we encounter demands for change, we keep in the forefront of our minds that once we surrender any rights it is very difficult to restore them. Let’s demand answers, and proportionate response..."
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