As I proposed in a previous blog entitled: Racism is Other-ism, I believe that racism, and racist, are very misleading terms and they start us down the wrong path. We are all the same race. A better term is, “Other-ism”, looking at people of “other” ethnicity, tribe, gender, caste, profession; whatever “other” that we can use to make ourselves feel superior, and therefore better. The propensity to this nasty, pride induced habit – let’s call it a sin – is found in every human heart, and that’s where we have to fight it.
In spite of the chaos of the summer of 2020, which is being excused by the killing of George Floyd, most Other-ism is largely ignored. Marxism inspired, anarchic and terrorist organizations like Black Lives Matter, and the crypto-fascist, Antifa, and professional race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, ignore, as does the media, the dozens of black lives being lost each month, in cities like Chicago, and Detroit, and Baltimore, every one of them, incidentally, is run by Democrats. Look it up if you think I made it up.
If the sad plight of such a significant portion of black Americans is based on their blackness, why are so many other black Americans doing so well? The black community in the United States, and Canada, has leaders in every industry, a solid middle class, and a significant number of billionaires. Immigrants to the United States, from from South and East Asia, and Nigeria, are more successful, on average, than white Americans. Every Nigerian that I’ve met is black, so the problem clearly isn’t colour. What it is, is culture, and the US clearly has two very distinct black cultures, with cynical influencers like Oprah Winfrey trying to play on both sides.
One black culture is not all that much different from the broader American culture. People speak English, dress appropriately for whatever occasion, treat everyone with respect, and get on with their lives. The other black culture is loosely based on hip-hop, and sadly, it’s influence has made its way into the general population. Clear English is literally frowned upon, males can’t muster the energy to pull their pants up, even for job interviews, and they refer to their wives and girlfriends as bitches and hoes. You want respect? Show some. On the Internet a few weeks ago, there was a picture of a couple of black mothers with children about six or seven years old. The children were holding signs saying: “F**k the Police”. Here’s a suggestion. Don’t want your kids to end up in the morgue? You might want to rethink that sign.
And why the violence? Because openly Marxist/Fascist organizations like Black Lives Matter, and Antifa, and race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have discovered that fomenting violence gets them headlines, and lots of money from guilt ridden and supposedly “woke”, but intellectually catatonic white liberals.
It’s encouraging to see that increasing numbers of black Americans are rejecting the hip-hop culture and tribalistically voting Democrat, and are listening to thought leaders like Candace Owens, Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, and Jason L Riley. Long live that revolution! And by the way you Americans, Candace Owens for POTUS in 2032!
Let me say right up front, that having listened to dozens of US and Canadian radio talk show hosts, I think that QR77’s Danielle Smith is one of the best in North America. But she still is plagued by some massive blind spots of the type that led her, as Wildrose Party leader, to cross the floor and join the corrupt and unpopular Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.
Currently, it’s her fundamentalist Progressivism that steers her into the ditch. Listening to a recent show, she dismissed both Derek Sloan and Leslyn Lewis as potential leaders of the Conservative Party of Canada, because, they have some non-Progressivist positions on social issues, and she says: “Canadians don’t want to go backwards on social issues.” Actually, many of us would argue that we need to go back to regain sanity.
Irregardless, Danielle completely ignored Lewis’s five specific, and only positions on social issues.
Lewis will do nothing on same-sex marriage because that ship has sailed, and I agree with her. Canada made a deal with same sex couples, and while I oppose the demands of the LGBT radicals to co-opt whatever cultural traditions they wish, I absolutely detest people and companies and countries that break contracts.
Lewis’s other foray into social issues is abortion, and she’s laid out four specific policies that the overwhelming majority of Canadians agree with.
1. She would outlaw aborting baby girls just because they’re baby girls. 91% of Canadians agree.
2. She would outlaw coerced abortions. Anyone who would object to that should be ignored.
3. She would increase funding for counseling and support for women and girls facing unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. That’s an initiative that the pro-choice side has been advocating for decades.
4. Lewis would end funding abortions in developing countries, for the very good reason, that most people in these developing countries, and I know this for a fact, oppose this cultural imposition. They view it as 21st century colonialism, and someone should let Justin Trudeau know.
And Danielle Smith needs to break out of her intellectual straitjacket on some of these social issues, and do a 3 C rethink, that is, think Carefully, Courageously, and Completely.
Racism, and Racist, are bad words. It’s not so much that they are meant to describe a nasty human trait, but that they are etymologically incorrect. (My wife opined, correctly I believe, that they’re political words.) Every human being is of the same race, that is, the human race, so it follows that the only racists are haters of humans, individuals like David Suzuki who has described humans as the Earth’s “maggots”. (Comically hypocritical coming from a guy who has five kids.)
The correct word is Other-ism, and we’re all potential Other-ists. We’re prone to looking at others and making judgments based on their “other” skin colour, clothing, ethnic origin, caste, tribe, weight, occupation, and anything else whereby we can identify them as being other and lesser than us, and therefore us being better than them. Other-ism is the root cause of bullying, unjustified discrimination, and indifference.
Other-ism lurks in every human heart, and left unchecked becomes part of our life and our culture. India is Possibly the most Other-ist nation on earth. in addition to all the standard Other-isms, divisions based on the caste system still exist, and why wouldn’t they? In Eastern religions, your situation, good or bad, is simply karma for your deeds in a previous incarnation. If you’re an Untouchable (Dalit) cleaning sewers, (pictured), that’s your lot in this life, and it’s your own fault.
In Africa, Other-ism is rampant. Other tribe, other social status, other rung on the upward mobility ladder, even other shade of brown. I was in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and had invited our driver from a previous trip, and his wife, to join me at my hotel for dinner. They were Aggrey and Anna Mponguliana, and during dinner we discovered that they, and Meritha and I, had been married the same year. The conversation turned to our courtships, and Anna revealed to me that Aggrey had paid 10 cows for her. Then she added, that if her skin had been lighter, Aggrey might have had to pay 20 cows. I suggested that Homo sapiens, which ironically means “wise humans”, should actually be called Homo stupidus, because while Africans and Asians go to great lengths to lighten their skin colour, Caucasians lie on the beach risking skin cancer to look more like Africans and Asians.
On every trip to Africa, I experienced Other-ism myself. I learned a few words of Swahili, and one of them was Mzungu, meaning white man, and many times in elevators and on the streets, it was pretty clear that the Mzungu was being dissed.
I once was told that aboriginal North Americans could not possibly be racist, (Other-ist) because they were themselves subjected to Other-ism. A few weeks later, a prominent aboriginal chief stated, publicly, that Hitler had not been unreasonable when he “fried 6 million Jews”.
Other-ism is found in every culture, but it’s solution is not to be found in legislation, nor in burning down your neighborhood. Rather, it’s in a change of perspective brought about by self-examination. Other-ism is rooted in PRIDE, and as CS Lewis said, pride is what turned Lucifer, an angel of light, into the Devil himself. Pride lurks in every human heart, and it’s in our individual hearts that solutions begin.
Almost everyone experiences Other-ism at some point in their life, and every one of us, without exception, is a potential Other-ist. Let’s begin solving Other-ism by ruthlessly rooting out the problem where it starts.
I’m Dave Reesor
Next blog; Tribalism; the good, the bad, and the ugly. And the stupid.
To North Americans that have kept their minds throughout 50 years of postmodernism, it’s become increasingly clear that many Californians have lost theirs. A couple of legislators in “going broke” California are proposing spending $15 million subsidizing so-called gender transitioning therapy and surgery.
Laura Perry is going to testify against the spending. About a decade ago she had a double mastectomy because she believed that she was a man trapped in a woman’s body. She thought it was going to change her life, but says she was devastated when she realized that her surgery actually hadn’t made her a man. She says that her suicidal thoughts and those of many in a similar situation, were actually worse after the so-called treatment.
Another person opposing the bill is Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter, a board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologist with 40 years of experience. He says: “Biologicalbedrock scienceproves that human beings are binary sexual beings with complementary anatomy that is intended to facilitate procreation.”
I’ve been saying the same thing, albeit slightly differently. “Human beings evolved, or were created, or were created by evolution, to mate heterosexually. That is not only the natural order of things in our species, but it is in every animal species, and even in many plant species. Sexual attraction or gender identification outside of that order, is disorder. In fact, children who believe that they’re not the gender with which they were born, are scientifically referred to as having GID, or Gender Identity Disorder. Likewise, those sexually attracted to the same sex have a sexual attraction disorder.”
That biological observation in no way suggests or excuses mistreatment or discrimination against people with those disorders. I believe that now, and I lived it nearly 60 years ago. Hanging out with a gay friend, now, is trendy. In Calgary in 1963, not so much.
Science is based on facts, and as a Calgarian, I find it embarrassing that our City Counselors are traveling that same intellectually incoherent path through the postmodern wilderness as those California legislators. They’re pursuing a nanny-state bylaw that forbids individuals from receiving counseling that might help them leave a lifestyle that they are uncomfortable with. But those same individuals, and even little children, are encouraged to receive counseling that affirms them in living a life of sexual identity or attraction disorder. Quack surgeons in the LGBT movement are performing mastectomies on little girls as young as thirteen.
The assertion by radical activists in the LGBT community, that no one ever truly leaves the LGBT lifestyle, is a lie. I’ve been to several conferences where there were many individuals who testified that they had, and I’ve had personal conversations with them. Do some research and you’ll find thousands.
Here’s a reality check. I had a friend who lived a straight life until he was in his late forties, and then came out that he had spent his life feeling like he was a female trapped in a male body. So about 15 years ago he took the hormones. Then was legally mutilated by a surgeon who assured him that he was now a woman. Two years later he confided to me it had been a horrible mistake and that henceforth he would live as what he was, a man minus his genitals.
My friend’s story should make you cry, and it should make you angry. Because Calgary counselors are now saying that what happened to my friend was acceptable, but, that if he was now in the same situation and sought counseling to help him live by his DNA, his counselor could be fined, and jailed. Pardon me for being so blunt, but you have to have stepped across the border, into insanity, to believe that that is rational.
I’m Dave Reesor
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Calgary City Counselors. Every one of them has voted positively for the bylaw banning therapy. Let’s remember to vote to positively throw them all out at the next election.
Gender fluidity is a big deal these days. Self-styled progressives, I call them Progressivists because there’s nothing progressive about them, are trying to convince everyone from little children to athletes and politicians, that gender is nothing more than a social construct and we can be any gender we want, depending on how we feel when we get up in the morning. Sexual Progressivists are now suggesting that there are over 100 genders, although the number seems to be as fluid as they claim gender itself is.
Of course it’s complete nonsense, and would be funny except that it is terribly dangerous. They’re into our schools and kindergartens – there are actually doctors who boast that they start transitioning little kids as young as three – and famous Hollywood stars tell the world that they’re raising their child gender-neutral. There’s nothing progressive about it; it’s child abuse disguised as a virtue signalling.
It’s happening around the Western world, but even here in conservative Calgary, our City Council voted 100% in favor of bringing forth a statute that would bar a person with a gender disorder, wanting to leave that lifestyle, from seeking any sort of counseling including from their pastor or psychiatrist. This in the spite of the fact that multiplied thousands have successfully left such a lifestyle.
At the same time these woke politicians seem to be totally fine with quack psychiatrists encouraging gender transitioning and quack surgeons cutting the genitals from a male and cosmetically making him into a female. I have a friend who had it done. He told me was the biggest mistake of his life.
Dr. Debra Soh is an expert, and sort of a Jordan Peterson in the area of sex. She’s committed to truth! The interviewer in this short video is occasionally crude, but Dr. Soh is obviously an expert and completely professional, and she destroys the notion that babies are born gender-neutral and that it’s just parents and teachers in society that train them to be feminine or masculine.
But if you live anywhere in Western Society there are radicals like Alberta’s Dr. Kris Wells, (he supervised a government of Alberta website, available to children as young as five, that included multiple links to pornography. I blogged about it here, and it was read thousands of times in nearly 50 countries)… and the ones that run your teacher’s unions, whose agenda is to sexually confuse our kids.
You need to know.
I’m Dave Reesor
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For those of you that follow me on Facebook and Twitter and in my IWUZ.ME blogs, I don’t think it’s a surprise for me to tell you that I’m a social conservative. But I’m a moderate social conservative. I do believe in traditional marriage and I believe that it was breathtakingly presumptuous for Progressivists to insist that we throw out thousands of years of tradition which recognized marriage as a union between a man and a woman, in favor of same-sex marriage. And many in the LGBT community agreed. Same-sex relationships being recognized in law as civil unions, as they are in many “progressive” European countries, would have been fine. But that ship has sailed, and it’s up to us that believe in traditional marriage to make it stronger.
Regarding women’s rights, I am pro-choice, just not unlimited choice. I’m pro-life, but I recognize the fact that we will never completely end abortions, and therefore believe we should compromise and set limits around abortion. I agree with the author of the guest blog I published last week, that social conservatives need to take a well thought out position, and then to articulate that position over and over again until people understand it. And we should be pragmatic; Gain what is possible.
We need to do that as individual conservatives, but in the public sphere it would be wonderful if we had exceptionally well-qualified people to articulate the socially conservative position. A few days ago I ran across the name Leslyn Lewis, and I am convinced that Ms. Lewis is one of those persons.
She’s hardly known as yet, but she’s running for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Ms. Lewis would bring a new gravitas to the entire spectrum of debate; from fiscal conservatism, to social conservatism, to legal conservatism.
Here’s a rundown of her qualifications. Single mom, Entrepreneur, a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toronto Trinity College, graduating Magna Cum Laude; a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University; an MBA Concentration in Business and Environment from the Schulich School of Business; a Juris Doctorate from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a PhD in International Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. I’m not aware of any leader of any political party in Canada, or the United States, in my lifetime, with equal, non-political qualifications.
I think that even if Ms. Lewis doesn’t win the leadership of the Conservative party, and she probably can’t, she would elevate the level of the discussion around Conservative leadership enormously. Because of that, Meritha and I are supporting her for leadership of the Conservative party. If you’d like to see a higher level of debate, here’s what to do.
Have a valid membership in the Conservative party. If you’re not sure, or can’t find your number, phone the party at 1-866-808-8407 and get your membership number.
Let’s make sure that as the Conservative Party elects a new leader, they have the highest quality debate possible!
I’m Dave Reesor
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Conservative parties, and even Progressivist parties, always include people that are uncomfortable with the issue of abortion. In most developed countries – other than Canada – there are limits to abortion depending on the stage of the pregnancy. In Canada there are no laws, and no legal limits, and, we’re not even supposed to talk about the issue. We should, because with DNA we now know that a new, completely individual human life begins at conception, and Canada should join other modern nations in recognizing that fact.
A few weeks ago I received an article suggesting that social conservatives should approach the abortion issue pragmatically, rather than idealistically. The author asked me if I would be interested in publishing it on my blog, anonymously. The author’s data is correct, and since I’m in philosophical agreement on the issue, I’ve agreed.
Please read it carefully, and then let us know what you think.
I’m Dave Reesor
A smart Conservative approach to abortion in Canada
I estimate that only 10% of Canadians support the status quo: abortion is legal during all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason, every reason, or no reason. Sex-selection abortions (parent or parents unhappy with the gender of their/his/her unborn child) are perfectly legal in Canada, and this victimizes unborn girls far more frequently than unborn boys.
Most Canadians, upon hearing that abortion in Canada is legal during all nine months of pregnancy, respond by getting upset and denouncing this fact as a lie. But facts are facts. There is no Criminal Code prohibition on ending a human life until the baby is fully outside of his or her mother. Prior to that, the unborn person has no legal personhood. Nor are there other laws or policies, federal or provincial, that place any restrictions on abortion, or impose requirements of any kind. The number of late-term abortions is not large, but this does not mean that late-term abortions are illegal.
The remaining 90% of Canadians fall into various shades of belief on the spectrum, from hard-core pro-life (make all abortions illegal) to mostly pro-life (allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or serious fetal deformities/handicaps) to middle-of-the-road (undecided or no strong view) to mostly pro-choice (late-term abortions and gender selection abortions are not OK).
Why, in a democracy, do we have five political parties (Libs, NDP, Conservatives, Greens, Bloc Quebecois) chasing after 10% of the vote, and expressly rejecting and repudiating the 90% of voters who want at least some restrictions on abortion? My best guess is that a small, extremist pro-choice minority has successfully mobilized vocal support for the status quo, but without speaking honestly about what the status quo actually is: abortion legal during all nine months of pregnancy. It’s much easier to attack the hard-core pro-life position (that probably 90% of Canadians disagree with) than it is to justify late-term abortions and gender-selection abortions.
Another reason why the five parties now represented in the House of Commons are chasing after the 10% minority is that the pro-life movement, in the past 50 years, has been dominated by “absolutists” who refuse to discuss any public policy option other than a total and immediate ban on all abortions. Serious pro-lifers who would like to reach their ultimate goal step-by-step have been frozen out by groups which have not achieved any legislative or policy victory in the past 50 years. Pro-life advocacy for popular measures like banning late-term abortions and gender-selection abortions has begun to emerge in Canada only recently.
The Conservative Party of Canada has as many options on dealing with abortion as there are positions on abortion. Looking at this purely from the angle of winning votes (and putting aside moral questions about ending the lives of people before they are born), I suggest that one approach is particularly foolish, and another approach particularly smart.
The foolish approach is to join the Libs, New Democrats, Greens and Bloc Quebecois in chasing after the 10% of Canadian voters who actually support the status quo. Why wade into this crowded field? Why ignore the 90% of voters who are unhappy with the status quo?
Apart from ignoring the 90% of voters who want at least some restrictions on abortion, the Conservative Party is seen (correctly) as profoundly insincere when it pretends to be chasing after the 10% of extremist pro-choice voters. Everybody knows that many CPC candidates are pro-life, including its most recent leader, Andrew Scheer. Everybody knows that the CPC, unlike the other four parties represented in the House of Commons, is not really and truly enthusiastic about the status quo. Lack of sincerity breeds mistrust.
The 10% of voters who support gender-selection abortions and late-term abortions are never going to vote for the Conservatives. And, without advocating directly for late-term abortions and gender-selection abortions, the 10% extreme pro-choice group will successfully capitalize on the CPC’s lack of sincerity in order to generate doubt and mistrust that hurts the CPC amongst many (perhaps most) Canadian voters.
The smart approach would be for the Conservative Party to appeal to 90% of Canadians by advocating for a ban on late-trimester abortions and gender-selective abortions.
This position would generate howls of outrage from at least three sources.
First, the Liberals, NDs, Bloc and Greens would denounce this CPC position as utterly wicked, bad and wrong; a regressive assault on the fundamental rights of women; a backwards and misogynist approach; a threat to reproductive choice, etc.. And, for a few weeks or possibly a few months, these denunciations would work political wonders temporarily.
But the political positions of candidates and parties need to be repeated frequently before they sink it. It will take a lot more than one news conference for the CPC to communicate to voters its proposed ban on late-term abortions and gender-selection abortions. However, after repeating this position for 6, 12, 18 or more months, 90% of voters would realize that they agree with CPC policy on abortion. It would only be a matter of time before the other four federal parties were on the defensive, having to explain to 90% of Canadians why they support late-term abortion and gender-selection abortion.
The second source of outrage would come from the biased, left-wing media. In harmony with the four parties whose ideology they share, the so-called “mainstream” media would declare that the Conservative Party had committed political suicide simply by failing to pander to the abortion orthodoxy accepted by only 10% of Canadians. Like the other left-wing parties, the media party would try very hard not to inform Canadians of the fact that abortion is legal during all nine months of pregnancy, or of the fact that gender-selection abortion is legal in Canada.
The third source of outrage would come from a small number of established but ineffective pro-life activists who would denounce the Conservative Party as a pro-choice enemy. Of note: a small number of pro-lifers were already doing this when Andrew Scheer was leading the CPC. After the October 2019 election, some pro-lifers very publicly called on Andrew Scheer to resign as CPC leader for not being pro-life. But most pro-lifers in Canada realize that the goal of full protection for all unborn children will never – never – be fully realized in one move. Rather, when it comes to any political issue (taxes; immigration; deficits-and-debt; health care; education; aboriginal rights; LGBTQ issues; etc.) change is almost always incremental. In short, the pro-life “absolutists” have little influence over other pro-lifers, or over the Canadian public at large.
In summary, if the CPC adopts a policy of banning late-term abortions and gender-selection abortions, it will align itself with 90% of Canadians, and will not lose votes from amongst the 10% pro-choice extremists who would never vote for the CPC in any case.
The CPC position against late-term abortions and against gender-selection abortions will engender loud but useless outrage from other federal parties, from the media party, and from a very small number of pro-life activists who lack political influence and clout.
If the CPC is committed to withstanding the initial waves of vocal-but-shallow opposition to its new policies, it will put the other four parties on the defensive; they will be obligated to defend an extreme position that only 10% of Canadian voters agree with.
A smart approach or a foolish approach … it’s up to the Conservative Party to decide.
Male athletes who are noncompetitive in men sports, can now announce that they are henceforth a woman, and then, brazenly insist that they must be allowed to compete in women’s sports. Unsurprisingly, they make out like bandits, which they sort of are.
I mean, aren’t they stealing medals and trophies and records from real women, who, through no fault of their own, are on average lighter, and with much less muscle mass and upper body strength than biological men? Real female athletes are getting fed up with it, although many hold their tongue for fear of being ostracized or booted by spineless, politically correct sports organizations. Look at the picture. What exactly is the guy in the middle proud of? Do you believe that this is fair?
So far, no one seems to have had a clear solution. I do!
Here’s the definition of GID. “Gender identity disorders (GID) are disorders in which an individual exhibits marked and persistent identification with the opposite sex.” It’s real, but the current solution is destroying women’s sports. The acronym GID is rarely used in daily conversation, but it should be.
So, I am proposing some new sports divisions. We now have men’s divisions, women’s divisions, and special divisions for athletes with disabilities, including the Special Olympics. How about a new category of sport called GID. With GID Divisions.
Transgender “women” wishing to compete with their peers could compete in GIDD basketball, GIDD hockey, GIDD shot-put, etc., and of course the GIDD Olympics.
And for those of us not directly involved in the psychiatric or medical profession, rather than having to keep track of who knows how many genders, why couldn’t we simply refer to any individual with a Gender Identity Disorder, as having GID? I had an extremely intelligent and rational friend who had GID, and I’m positive he would agree.
I think it’s an acronym whose time has come!
Next few blogs I’ll be reporting on the Essentials of Freedom Conference in Red Deer. There were many, many well informed and thoughtful speakers. It’s a conference which is absolutely essential for those interested in the welfare of their children and grandchildren. We’ll let you know when the next one is coming along.
I’m Dave Reesor
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The Progressivist Left has an agenda to sexually confuse your children. I know that a lot of people can’t or won’t believe it, but it’s true. Here’s a link to an article about how the LGBT radical’s agenda is playing out in Vermont. Schoolchildren who can’t get an aspirin without their parent’s permission, are going to be enabled to have gender reassignment surgery at taxpayer’s expense, without their parent’s permission.
This sort of thing is happening around the Western world. In England it was found that one school was grooming 17 pupils, mostly autistic, to become transgender. It’s well-established that autistic children are easily influenced, in this case to believe that they were born in the wrong body.
(You may have heard of Greta Thunberg, the autistic Swedish girl who became obsessed with the notion that human caused climate change is about to doom us all. Exploitive adults, sadly including the Pope, are using this psychologically ill child to advance their dream of world government. And yes, many of the leaders of climate alarmism religion openly admit that a world government is their dream.)
When, thankfully for Alberta’s children, the NDP was ousted from power in April, they were in the process of bringing in a law that would outlaw “conversion therapy”, for adults. That is, adults experiencing same-sex attraction or gender identity disorder, and who wished to become straight, would not be allowed, by law, to seek treatment or counselling.
(Those who say that therapy never works are either ignorant, or lying, because I have listened to lectures and spoken personally with those who have changed. And I have also spoken on numerous occasions with a friend who attempted to transition from male to female through hormone treatments, and, by having his genitals removed and a cosmetic vagina fashioned, and he told me later that it was been a huge mistake.)
At the same time that the NDP was planning to forbid adults from choosing treatment for same-sex attraction or transgender-ism, they were busily enforcing their law that enabled activist or addled teachers to assist little children as young as 5 to begin transitioning, while they were at school. Ignoring the difference in maturity between a 7-year-old and a 17-year-old, their law also stipulated that parents could not be notified without the child’s permission.
There are many words for this kind of behavior, including sick, depraved, exploitative, abusive, and even diabolical. Ordinary citizens need to become informed, and then, vocal. Here in Alberta, the election of a putatively conservative government is not going to make the Radicals go away. They are already relentlessly attacking the new Education Minister, Adrian LaGrange. (Pictured) She needs your written and vocal support.
There are two fundamental issues that Albertans must consider before Alberta’s election on April 16; issues about which we must think carefully, courageously, and completely. And when we’re thinking, we always need to start with facts, then think, then allow emotion, and then, speak, or act/vote.
The first issue is; where are Alberta (and Western Society) headed, culturally speaking?
The second is; where is Alberta headed economically?
This week; CULTURE. A few months ago we heard that 17 young people, in one school, in England, most of them autistic, were being groomed to change their gender, which could ultimately include having their genitals surgically altered. Parents were not to be told. Follow this link. Many child psychologists and researchers say that it’s child abuse, and it’s currently legal in Alberta.
In our radicalized sexual identity culture, some activist clinicians are recommending that little girls as young as 3 should be assisted to transition if they think they’d like to be boys. Parents are to be excluded from the discussions. Some clinicians are recommending that girls as young as 13 be allowed to have mastectomies. Parents are not allowed to interfere.
In Nova Scotia, children as young as 12 are being asked loaded questions, and then are being “scored” for their trans-phobia. The purpose is to teach children, and I quote: “… what thoughts and opinions are acceptable for them to think.”
Get that? Radicals in the LGBT movement are teaching kids what they are to think. This is right out of the Marxist/Fascist playbook and we tried those in the 20th century with catastrophic results.
Under Alberta’s NDP, our children are not safe from this. Dr. Kris Wells, a friend of Alberta’s Education Minister, David Eggen, oversaw the linking of pornographic sites to the taxpayer funded, Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA website. When confronted, Wells took them down, but then he attacked the mother who had found and objected to them, calling her “hysterical” and “sensationalist”.
Obviously, Kris Wells should never have a role in the education of our children. But last year, the Alberta Teachers Association, or ATA had Dr. Wells as their keynote speaker at a conference. Albertans should no longer trust the ATA, which is an all in supporter of the NDP. And Wells was never fired or reprimanded by Alberta Education, or the NDP.
In fact, now having legislated that parents must be excluded from their young children’s struggle with Gender Identity Disorder, the NDP is considering legislation that would bar adult gay and transsexual individuals from seeking transition therapy.
If someone tells you that transition therapy never works, they are either ignorant, or lying. I have met and talked to several people who have changed their orientation through psychological or spiritual counseling. And I had a transsexual friend who told me that his “gender reassignment therapy” was a terrible mistake, because it changed nothing.
So think about it. In Alberta, if a child wants to become a member of the opposite sex, the government will assist them, and, by law, exclude parents from even knowing what is going on. On the other hand, if an adult wishes to have transition therapy, it is almost certain that another NDP government will outlaw it.
Contrary to national, international, and even provincial law, the NDP government seems to believe that it is they who have a prior right to decide on the education of children, and, a right to override personal decisions made by adults. That’s TOTALITARIANISM.
So this Alberta election is extremely critical for the cultural and social health of the province, and for the safety of your children and grandchildren. If you are an Albertan 18 or over, you have a moral obligation to become informed, and to then get out and vote.
Next blog will be about Alberta’s declining FINANCES and the vanished Alberta advantage.
I’m Dave Reesor
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