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Ian Bushfield making the world better in these troubled times.

It sounds like an impossible task but Bushfield is optimistic.

He is the executive director of the British Columbia Humanist Association.

So what exactly is humanism?

It is an approach to life.

It focuses on living ethically and enjoying life.

Humanists want to make the world a better place.

And they don't believe in dogma of the religious and political variety.

They believe science and factual evidence are what decisions should be based on.

They believe in people.

People making the right decisions.

Making decisions that are ethical.

And that is a tough challenge.

Tough when the world is electing more and more right-wing politicians that thrive on dogma and lies.

And Donald Trump is a perfect example of that.

As executive director Bushfield is tasked with taking of the association's 2,000 members.

Staying abreast of any government policies that might require the association to make its viewpoint known.

Prior to his Vancouver job Bushfield worked in the United Kingdom for two years.

He worked for Sense About Science.

Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life.

In his interview with George Froehlich he talks about:

Social media is a blessing and a curse.

Why people are so snarky on social media.

Humanists are helped through social media.

A lot of politics today are grievance driven.

Privileged people feel threatened by today's political developments.

Politicians are not dealing with the serious environmental problems facing the world.

British Columbia's NDP government and its double standards on public education. Private schools versus public ones.

How one of his podcasts - Cambie Report - "blew up" during Vancouver's civic election.

And how listeners are supporting itv financially.

Ian  co-hosts two podcasts.

Both are about politics.

One about Vancouver politics and the other one about B.C. politics.

You can also find Ian's social media handles on that page.

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