...In the last few months, I’ve been thinking more about an under-specified sense that’s hard to pinpoint and put into words. It’s a feeling, something beyond the clarity of rational apprehension. It’s a feeling that something is off. That feeling is insecurity...We are now living at a time of prolonged and overlapping crises at home and abroad, domestic and geopolitical. The pandemic, climate change, war, unaffordability, and runaway housing costs meet us at every turn — them and other challenges, too. And we’ve buried our best hope, collective action through state intervention. We’ve landed on a dangerous island and burned our ships.It’s hard to imagine a time in the foreseeable future where things are going to be better. The affordability crisis will linger. So will the housing crisis. Covid-19 is surging. Climate change will continue to produce extreme weather, crop failure, refugees, and conflict. The free market will exploit workers and the rise of high-tech automation and artificial intelligence will undermine labour power, putting us at high-risk of even lower-paying, precarious jobs. Our world is a world of insecurity.The feeling that something is “off” comes in part an expression of anxiety, recognition that we are in deep, deep trouble and that we’ve been abandoned, without sufficient resources, to sort it out for ourselves.As our communities collapse under the weight of exploitation and life moves further online — where we can be lonely together — it will become harder to shake that feeling.To the extent that there is to be hope of something better, there must commitments to community-building, social movement building, and state capacity building...
NDP won Manitoba election as Wab Kinew becomes the first First Nations provincial premier in Canada! October 3, 2023- an amazing day for firsts in Canadian politics!- Greg Fergus (Liberal-Hull-Aylmer) becomes the first Black House of Commons Speaker in Canadian history! pic.twitter.com/l3V2ru0fsw— markssilverman (@marksilvermanmd) October 5, 2023
My commentary on the election of @WabKinew as Premier of Manitoba and why it’s a game changer- the man who had a vision as a child grew up to walk in his purpose. The implications of his election to power reverberates across Turtle Island. pic.twitter.com/lbTId3uKFu— Brandi Morin (@Songstress28) October 4, 2023
Makes me so happy to see Manitoba vote for a progressive future.
Congratulations to @LoganOxenham, on being elected as the first out Trans man to hold a seat in the Manitoba Legislature. You have blazed a new trail! Kirkfield Park, and all of Manitoba are lucky to have your leadership! pic.twitter.com/quCH61yUYW— Leah ProudLakota (she/her) (@LeahGazan) October 4, 2023
LOOK AT ALL THESE PEOPLE HERE TO SEE ME— theworldofdog (@theworldofdog) September 27, 2023
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Best Day ever! pic.twitter.com/Bo8rRAK83G— Madeyousmile (@Thund3rB0lt) October 1, 2023
Great Goldie Gathering pic.twitter.com/qmRelImzEy— Heckin Good Dogs (@HeckinGoodDogs) September 29, 2023
Seeing people come to buy fish and handing the owner, money, this cat went out and got a leaf to pay for her fish. On the first day, the owner of the shop thought this was very cute, so he gave her a small fish. Now everyday this cat comes in to buy a fish with a leaf. pic.twitter.com/AhKKDY2oL9— Justice 🍀 (@UnionRebelMs) January 5, 2023