tv sucks thine eyes to screen.
seasons built from minutes before and after. between.
our nation now
we ingest, regurgitate
what we are told to imitate
and some people face a portrait wishing
we were more american. no
programmed strong and free
bakes their status mean
into our canada.
Often, I am reminded of how our country shares cultural touchstones with the US. In my view, a large part of this phenomenon is due to our consumption of American entertainment: tv, music, movies, social media, etc. When I was a child, it was not cool to be Canadian, all the hot personalities and values were American. I fell victim to this train of thought, and it was only until I became more mature that I began to see the wonders of my own identity.
I agree that a fair bit of Canadian television does not have the same production quality as shows from our neighbors, but in my view, the only way to solve this quandary is to fund and produce as much Canadian content as possible. We have a nation full of amazing stories to tell, a nation full of voices. Let us spend more time listening to ourselves.