Look at the economy if you want to measure the freedom and happiness of a people. Countries that allow the most freedoms, also have the most innovation, motivation and are happiest. These people also have the most wealth and their communities have the least crime.
In Canada, it seems like there is a war on happiness. Perhaps, the Liberal government doesn’t like it when you’re doing well or having fun. Or perhaps it has bought into an extreme environmentalist agenda that blames people for everything. Our federal government set a goal of reducing freedom and productivity. It plans to do this by reducing carbon dioxide emission 40 per cent below 2005 levels and get that done by 2030, based on a worst-case scenario that the United Nations, the climate change champion, doesn’t even buy into, and will do nothing to global temperature.
China and India couldn’t care less about cutting carbon emissions. Together they produce more than 40 % of the world’s C02 and here’s their carbon plan for 2022: produce more of it.
But who cares about that? A global elite with tunnel vision has decided to reset the economy around environmentalist ambitions that are vastly more drastic than practical at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars. If they aren’t stopped, everything will become even more expensive, including heating and cooling your home, so this is especially bad for the poor. Meantime, our government will just what? Print more money? Raise taxes? Regulate more behaviour? Tell people to stop whining and put on a second sweater?
Doesn’t sound like a plan for freedom and happiness. Sounds more like a climate change lockdown.
Divided in so many ways
Many people now know someone who lost his or her job or is facing unemployment because they did not want to get vaccinated.
Many of them, if they do not have other job prospects, will need to think long and hard and ask themselves: “Is this really the hill I want to die on?”
There are bigger battles coming. Does anyone really want to lose this first battle before the next, perhaps even bigger one, comes along? Many of these people have agonized for a long time over what to do. If this is solely about an objection to the totalitarian vaccination mandate, there is no shame in getting the vaccine.
These hold-outs, however, are right in their opposition.
The government has no right to force them to choose the jab over a job. We are not dealing with the bubonic plague. The United States has finally figured this out and the push back has been so fierce that the federal government has abandoned all restrictions in workplaces. You can also go about your business without a mask.
Meantime, it is heart wrenching to learn about good Canadian citizens who have been told by their physicians not to get vaccinated because of their family health history and who cannot get an exemption. There are also those who are terrified of the second dose after falling violently ill after the first dose.
Canada’s bully employment minister says she won’t let them collect employment insurance. What a revolting lack of respect for others and a sinister thing to do. She should be out of a job.
Our governments used the stick when they had carrots. And now our governments are going to punish these people by throwing them out of work, refusing them employment insurance and banning them from public places and restaurants.
And some applaud? Has it really come to this? While the federal government pretends that the biggest threat to the nation is white supremacy, a much greater threat is the new class of intolerant bullies. Some are bureaucrats who are paid to serve those they now poke in the eye. Others were friends and even family.