The Witchdoctor

© Bradley young

In the rallies of Trumps America, of Le Pen’s France, in the presidential elections in Austria and, most recently, in the Brexit campaign and the following wave of racial abuse, the people have once again been prescribed a palliative of hate and fear by populist leaders. And as old and as used as this prescription is; as disproved and ill-informed as it is in dealing with the actual causes of our discomfort, we have lapped up the medicine and propagated intolerance and division ourselves. Once again the plague doctor deceives his patients; but it is your choice to go ignorantly under his knife.