Freud used to say that the most costly things in life are disease and stupidity.
I was reminded of this the other day listening to a radio interview with Post Media’s Anthony Furey. He was lamenting the destructiveness of the lockdowns in Ontario – particularly to children – and what the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed to him about the mentality of Ontarians who have long regarded themselves as worldly and cosmopolitan.
“Right now, Ontarians are extremely ignorant people who don’t have a clue what’s going on across North America,” he said. “It pains me to say … but we are a shockingly ignorant province right now and I blame a lot of the news media who are not at all informing us about what’s going on. People in Ontario do not realize we are the backwater in North America. It’s shameful.”