After the darkness of 2020, it was tempting to just throw up your hands and focus on getting through the next day with a look forward to some unexpected new tax, or a new social bylaw. In other words, go to work, head down, and do not even consider making any fun comments around the water cooler. Who knows where that will end up? Avoid compliments to a co-worker that may be misunderstood. The list goes on. In other words, have an opinion on nothing. Some people may view it as an ‘unacceptable opinion.’ Think convoys, parents and schools.
Rome lasted a thousand years because it was primarily based on free speech, freedom of religion and a common economic market. When Rome conquered territories, the conquered were allowed to retain their customs and religion. Free trade evolved because people in Rome could invest in the newly conquered lands like the emerging markets of today. Free trade created peace because everyone could participate. They had financial panics from time to time just like we do today. But did they have the same political interference we have today? Their thousand-years record speaks for itself.
The day-to-day news we grew accustomed to cannot be trusted as it is all cleansed to meet someone’s requirement. Enter independent media with all the facts. They found out if you try to change the news culture under today’s regime it fights back. And you need the stomach and tenacity to resist.