I have been doing a lot of thinking since leaving university – about my activism in particular.
Over the past few months, society has had to come to terms with the phenomena of Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States. More startling than the candidate itself, are his supporters; violent, openly racist and xenophobic, and seemingly willing to do all it takes to elect “their leader”. Yet close to 40% of the population will end up supporting him. Closer to home, a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party openly touts her tough on immigration policy that will screen potential migrants for “anti Canadian values”, and there’s no reason to believe that a significant percentage of Canadians don’t support this.