With 2021 winding down, let’s take a look back at some of the events that shaped us this past year.
January 6th will live on in the psyches of Americans.
Tens of thousands of patriots marched on The Capitol, supporters of incumbent President Donald J. Trump.
They sought to overturn the election results that anointed Joe Biden the winner.
Violence erupted, shots fired, many were injured, and five people died.
Even a year later, it is not entirely clear who was responsible for inciting these events.
One immutable truth, however, is the growing divide plaguing our nation.
Many of these differences are perceived and reinforced by corporate media.
The reason? So, the Elite can remain off the radar to carry on as usual.
Hopefully, one day soon, we will wake to an America where our differences are celebrated and not used to pit us against one another.
Then there was Covid-19.
Nearly two years ago, a virus crossed the Atlantic and reached the West.
Fear inundated the country.
Models of imminent deaths pounded the airwaves. An invisible enemy had entered our homeland, and those closest to us were in its crosshairs.
Businesses, schools, places of worship shut down.
Vaccines, boosters, masks, protocols, social distancing; so many new words entered our vernacular in a short period.
Life would return to normal once vaccinated, they promised us.
Millions complied, shot up their arms, and days from 2022, not much has changed.
New variants emerge from seemingly nowhere and impede us from living how we once did.
America remains the only beacon of hope.
While countries like Australia, Canada, and Germany fall to power-hungry fascists, the United States remains free.
Over the past twenty-one months, many of my Canadian friends have relocated to Florida and Texas.
From time to time, they send me photos of their new lives.
Many say a picture is worth a thousand words.
When I sift through their photos, I marvel at the stark differences between neighbouring countries.
Americans have moved on with their lives.
Beaches are packed, shopping malls are the same, and our kids are back in school.
When I FaceTime my friends, I see them indoors without a mask, and it leaves an indelible mark on my brain.
Living without a mask has become an anomaly north of the border.
In Canada, the latest Omicron developments have the rumor mill working overtime.
There is a good chance that kids will learn remotely in the new year.
Bars, restaurants, and sporting events are back to limited capacity in Toronto. A vicious cycle no doubt.
Advertisements for Boosters are omnipresent, from billboards to the sides of public buses.
The Federal Government says jump, and most Canadians reply how high?
As we sift through the rubble of the Coronavirus fiasco, its costs remain unknown.
The United States proves what is possible when we choose not to comply and live freely.
Sometime in 2022, there is a good chance I will write one of these entries on a beach like the ones my friends have been frequenting.
As for what to expect in the coming year, only God knows.
With mid-term elections slated for November, expect more attempts to lockdown the U.S. as we wade through 2022.
More variants will emerge, and propaganda stating the need for boosters will bombard our senses.
Divisive messages will continue.
Will the United States fall like the rest of the world? I’ll bet green money it won’t.
As the rift between humanity grows, America will continue to prove to the world what freedom really means.
The only empirical data you need to cement this viewpoint is to look at sporting events in neighbouring countries.
Here is to a New Year filled with health, happiness, and sovereignty.
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