With so many people simply watching and waiting to see what an ‘expert’ tells them to do, we miss out on opportunities to take proactive measures and control our own future. There have been two consistent trends throughout the past year and a half: First, individuals deemed to be ‘experts’ have gained more and more power. Second, those ‘experts’ have demonstrated a growing level of incompetence. Here in Canada, we know the situation well: Early on, when the virus could have been mitigated before it had spread from China, our ‘experts,’ including Dr. Theresa Tam and Patty Hajdu said it was ‘low-risk,’ said it wouldn’t spread much in Canada, said it would be contained, and said ‘stigma’ was the biggest threat. They repeatedly opposed border controls, until it was too late. Of course, the incompetence went even further, as the Trudeau government had crippled Canada’s pandemic early warning system, and gave away much of our PPE to China, only to later desperately try and buy PPE from that same country. Our PPE stockpile had also degraded over many years, and was not replenished. But that was just the beginning.