I've Had Enough - Politically Homeless
Real people, real letters, real problems, no solutions.
Politics these days have become so divided and divisive that it’s become the norm to view the other side of the aisle as “the enemy”. People are being told to “pick a side” and that there’s no room for middle ground. We here at Phetasy believe that there are a lot more people in the middle than politicians and the media would have us believe.
We’re collecting stories from the ever growing number of people who are finding themselves Politically Homeless and posting them here on Substack. If you have moved from conservative to liberal, or liberal to conservative, if you feel you’ve stayed in the same place and your party has swerved drastically away from you, if you had a moment that awakened you to the insanity and hypocrisy on both sides, if you keep your mouth shut anytime a political topic comes up because you’re afraid your opinion will cause you to lose friends or your job, you’re not as alone as you might think.
Our goal is to shine a light on people’s earnest, individual experiences and show them they’re not alone.
Some letters have been edited for clarity and brevity. If you’re politically homeless and would like to share your story, please email us at email@example.com. All submissions will remain anonymous.
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Hello Bridget Phetasy fans!!
To begin, I guess it matters who I am (anonymously if you please) so...
I'm a 42 year old mixed heritage woman (WOMEN!!!!!), Inuit/mixed Euro, which I'm only sharing because it is relevant to my experiences with this new religion. I work in mental health, which is ground zero in Canada for the communist revolution, and I've watched this train a'comin for 20 years. I was initiated into the cult of critical theory doing my undergrad in 2001; I didn't know that was what I was experiencing, but now I get it. I feel violated by the gaslighting, Saul Alinsky tactics used by professors. I also recognized the similarities between what I was being taught, and what happened to my grandmother in the residential school system.
Having realised this, I began to notice how all Canadian values were being inverted; and I also began to notice the bullying and mean girl tactics of my peers. I tried to point these things out and draw parallels to the Maoist revolution of the mid-20th century. No one would listen or believe me. They thought I was being hyperbolic and seeing shadows were there was only light. Now a principal has died because of the abuses of the Canadian institutions and failure to call it what it is; narcissistic abuse. Cowardice seems to be the current zeitgeist of Canadians; everyone is so terrified of not being invited to the party, so they accept inhumane abuses as "therapy" or "education". I've had enough; I've been harangued via email for pointing out connections between our conservatives and the WEF; I've been told my "thinking is off" and encouraged to take time off work; I did manage to get them to stop doing "land acknowledgments" but I had to throw a histrionic fit for that. The struggle in Canada is real and scary and no one wants to recognize it.
The few beams of light that make me hopeful come from cultural forces like Bridget; people willing and able to speak clearly, loudly and based on truth.
Some letters have been edited for clarity and brevity. If you'd like to share your story, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will remain anonymous.