Statistics Canada recently revealed that the mental health of Canadians has deteriorated since the fall of 2020. There is no doubt that anxiety related to the pandemic contributes to this sad record. But let’s risk a concomitant explanation, certainly new, but with potentially deleterious effects: the omnipresence of “futage de gueule” (FDG).
This annoying habit occurs when words or actions aim to hide or distort reality to make people believe in a story that only benefits its author. However, to read the news, it would seem that the FDG is now practiced on a large scale and in an uninhibited way.
Here are some examples:
In short, we make fun of our intelligence. And Canadians see well when we try to make them swallow snakes. Disappointment, loss of confidence and collective gloom then ensue. Is it surprising? Say stop to this foutage of mouth and bring back a glimmer of truth in a world of trickery. That should cheer everyone up!