As much as the COVID-19 virus has disrupted the world of normal, I think it could be a turning point in our story. The virus has demonstrated there are no borders in our world. We have created borders, or allowed borders to be created, in the same way we create walls around our ability to create connections with one another and for one another.
The experience and our response to the experience of the pandemic has also demonstrated the need for and the benefit of global institutions, or more importantly, global communities without borders, – and how critically important it is to create systems which give us an ability to respond to changing conditions and to the natural and created implications of our global connectedness, – and on a more positive note, the opportunities and potential contributions of our communication systems to improve our ability to deal with the threats we are facing and the possibilities we can create for ourselves for the future.
For Canada, a country benefiting from the diversity of cultures contributing to creating who we are and how we are and what we care about as a community, we have the opportunity and the ability to elevate the conversation and create the infrastructure, or more particularly, to create community and the communities without borders we need to create going forward with the communication systems we have so innovatively created as a global community.
We can export our systems and ideas, and culture, and stories for creative exploration by the global communities without borders we are part of and can contribute to creating. We can explore what we can do to create communities without borders as a community of Canadians living in Canada and around the world to increase our contribution and ability to create global communities of common heritage, culture, interests, and enterprise.
We can engage the rock stars of the new world, and our creative communities, and our caring communities in imagining and contributing to creating a new world, – exploring our past, and our cultures, and our experience, and our possibilities to increase our knowledge, understanding and appreciation of how we got here and where we are now in our creative and cultural evolution, – and exploring what we know and what we can do to restore, protect, preserve, and increase the contribution of our natural, our created, and our creative resources to create a new world for our future, to create a future for our world.
While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour using the great advantage of science and our instinctive compassion to heal.
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