Arm the reasonable
In the last newsletter, I referred to a picture of a family member threshing in Saskatchewan in 1924 and noted that his future is my present.
In the present, we all recognized our first Truth and Reconciliation Day September 30. LRIC staff watched two short videos to learn about another past. We heard Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) speak of his role and his ongoing passion for change.
He noted that if he can through a speaking engagement, change one mind, he is satisfied. He also noted that you can’t reach everyone, but you can “arm the reasonable” so that they can amplify the message when they are speaking with others.
Livestock farmers can often be frustrated when their reality is misunderstood, and their message is unheard. Perhaps we need to arm the reasonable as well.
Back to the future though: our shared future as Canadians. Being reasonable and ready to be armed, I am reading “They came for the Children”, published by the TRC almost a decade ago. I hope you will also. It’s never too late.