Liberal environmentalists in Canada have launched a campaign to change the voting age to eight, in an effort to fight the ravages of climate change to protect the children.
The #18to8 campaign is asking Canada to lower the voting age to make sure that climate change is on top of the ballot.
— David Suzuki FDN (@DavidSuzukiFDN) August 26, 2019
The campaign, 18 to 8, uses children as props as they hold professionally-made signs in their promotional video featuring slogans like “Fossil Fuels Are For Dinosaurs,” “Don’t Make Us Turn This Planet Around,” and “Respect Your Youngers.”
“We are a group of Canadian kids who want to tackle climate change in the voting booth. We are the future of this planet and we’re not going to just sit back and watch as it gets destroyed,” the official website reads.
It continues: “While grown-ups are worried about grown-up things like gas prices and political popularity contests, we’re passionate about protecting the natural world – our home – and we’re willing to prioritize a livable climate over all other issues. In the federal election this October 21st, for the love of the planet, let us vote.”
The campaign is advertised in tongue-in-cheek fashion, as organizers claim they use the shocking idea of eight-year-old voting as a way to draw attention to pressing environmental issues.
“Okay, we’re not actually lobbying to give eight-year-olds the vote, but there are some things you can do right now to help us. If you’re not a kid, vote like one,” the website explains.
While they may make a joke out of the concepts, there have been serious proposals to lower the voting age significantly in recent years, as the Left becomes increasingly desperate to maintain their grasp on power.
“Voting when you’re 16 is voting at a time when most Canadians at that age are still in school, at a place that we can actually get to them and engage them,” said Stéphane Perrault, acting chief electoral officer, in 2018.
“We know that Canadians who vote early in their lifetime will continue to vote, and those who don’t vote in the first few elections will tend not to vote later on. So there’s a real benefit to making sure that Canadians vote early, and voting when you’re 16, there’s an opportunity to reach out to them,” he added.
— Christopher Fowler (@christofow) June 15, 2019
18 to 8 is a project of the David Suzuki Foundation, a Canadian-based nonprofit that calls for Draconian carbon taxes, sustainable development, and other socialist policies under the guise of environmentalism.
The foundation is named after the man who is arguably Canada’s most heralded environmentalist. An old clip from 1972 sheds light into Suzuki’s madness, in which he compared human beings to maggots.
“Most people in the world are content to stay as first or second level maggots, and they establish their own little area and they crawl around there, and that’s fine,” Suzuki explained.
“The guys that become tenth-level maggots are really big wheels,” he added.
These are the types of people who are indoctrinating the youth, not just in Canada but all throughout the West, to accept the dogma of climate change as the impetus to make globalist socialism an inescapable reality.
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ORWELLIAN: New Rules Allow Patients to be Denied Health Care for Expressing ‘Racist’ or ‘Sexist’ Beliefs in Britain
Big Brother is taking shape rapidly.
New rules are set to go into effect in Britain that will deny health care to people guilty of harboring “racist” or “sexist” sentiments, a decision that could eventually have a chilling effect on free speech in the United Kingdom.
There are laws currently on the books in place to allow healthcare officials in the socialized system to deny care to people who are verbally or physically hostile and aggressive toward them. This will be now expanded to include bullying and discrimination, including any type of racism, sexism and homophobia. This will give broader discretion to NHS officials to deny care to individuals, which could include their political opponents.
“Being assaulted or abused is not part of the job,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock wrote on Tuesday in a message to all NHS staff.
“Far too often I hear stories that the people you are trying to help lash out. I’ve seen it for myself in A&Es, on night shifts, and on ambulances,” he added.
Hancock claims that he is “horrified that any member of the public would abuse or physically assault a member of our NHS staff but it happens too often.”
He says that his office will be working with Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that people who express supposedly hateful views will not only be denied healthcare, but investigated and punished punitively as well.
“All assault and hate crimes against NHS staff must be investigated with care, compassion, diligence and commitment,” he said.
This comes as more NHS workers are reporting that they have experienced abuse on the job. Roughly one in seven of the approximately 569,000 staff members who were surveyed reported being physically attacked on the job. This is happening as Britain is aggressively Islamified under the thumb of globalism and multiculturalism.
British authorities will not do anything to repel the flood of Muslims invading from the third world as a result of this troubling news. They will, however, enact new laws to punish so-called racists and sexists.
NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens claims that his organization is “determined to clamp down on abuse and aggression in all its forms.”
Other troubling findings from the NHS survey show that 40.3 percent of workers feel an excessive amount of work-related stress, and 22.9 percent of workers believe their time pressures are unrealistic. These figures have both raised over the past year.
37 percent of NHS staff members have reported that they have experienced bullying during their frequent face-to-face interactions with patients. In addition, 9 percent of workers have reported harassment or bullying from colleagues while 12 percent have reported mistreatment from their managers.
All of this news paints a dismal picture for a socialized healthcare system that is already overburdened, resulting in massive backlogs for patients looking to receive critical care. Figures recently released by NHS showed that a record 100,000 patients were left waiting for healthcare for more than four hours in January, with thousands of them delayed for more than 12 hours.
With all of these problems facing the NHS, the politically correct British government chooses to tackle supposed hate speech instead of the real problems. These new rules may allow people to be denied healthcare services because of their political beliefs, as anyone who criticizes drag queen grooming parties at libraries or the Islamic take-over already considered a bigot in the eyes of the British authorities.
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