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Red Versus Blue - Polarizing Society

Please don't take the use of colours in this post as being anything related to the symbolism of political party colours, because that's not what it relates to. Colours are symbols. Ambiguous and can literally mean and be interpreted as anything.  Problems always arise when you worship the symbol more so than what it stands for. In these times, polarization refers to being bounced around between diametrically opposed symbols, via colours. So these colours are not a reference to party politics. Here's something quite interesting, and its certainly indicative of a much larger and more complex challenge in society. On the morning of the Uvalde school attack in the United States, in my own community in Regent Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and about two to three hours before the actual time of the attack, several people in my community, many of whom I refer to simply as a cult, began harassing me excessively. This started in the wee hours of the morning of 24th of May of this

Visions Of Toronto...

Here are some of my pre and post COVID-19 photos taken in the City of Toronto...

This is the Allen Gardens Botanical Garden. This building served as the design inspiration for 
The Sanctum in my A Lady's Prerogative series of books...

Out for a night walk somewhere along or near the Esplanade...

This is beneath a bridge near south Jarvis. The City and Skate boarders have turned it into an amazing  Skate Park. You should see the tricks the skaters do...

This is one of the amazing coffee houses in my community. A very unique crowd used to come here for coffee pre-pandemic including philosophers, artists and misfits. The other great coffee place in my community being True Love Cafe. I'll try to get a picture of it as its an awesome place. I really hope that it doesn't close down. It even has a piano. There's never too many places like these.

I'm a big fan of aircraft and jets, having been a flight simulator buff since the very first flight simulators appeared on computers. I tend more towards air combat and simulators than I do recreational flying, but I always loved to see the air show at the Toronto Exhibition. Last year, I got a front row seat from my balcony as most of the aircraft did close flybys in our area in Toronto.

This picture is taken at night walking south along Sherbourne Street (my residential street). Just a nice colourful scene on a quiet night. I really love my Huawei camera.

This picture was taken inside of the Allen Gardens Botanical Garden building. These are turtles that live inside of the gardens and are cared for by city employees. Some of these turtles I myself used to hand feed when they were wee little baby turtles and before they arrived here.

Magenta is one of my favourite colours, hence its strong presence on Shhhh! Digital Media. This flower is brimming with it and that's without altering the saturation or hue of this photo which was also taken in the Allen Gardens Botanical Garden.

This amusing photo I took during the first lockdown when I'd gone grocery shopping down on Front Street. This is Richmond Street in the midst of 10 AM traffic. At any other time other than the arrival of the pandemic, this street would have been packed with traffic.

A great picture, showing the support of the local construction workers for causes like Breast Cancer. Currently, many Toronto charities and organizations are focusing on Mental Health and the stigmas that often accompany such a label. I donated a lot this month, but I missed the ball on supporting Mental Health but at least many workers and other Torontonians rose to the occasion.

These are some of the things that pass through my filters when I'm out and about and I'm not being stalked or harassed by nasty people.

I'd rather think of myself as being part of those trying to make a difference rather than trying to make trouble or conflict by stealing other people's identity or replacing their identity with someone else's. I'm not really a blue meanie kind of guy. Too smart for that.

Brian Joseph Johns