We wake up in a country where the rest of the world has a desire to either travel and even move to Canada because of not only our beautiful scenery but for the way we are Canadian.
We queue in lines, we stop and help someone in need…
When I wake up this morning and hear of the horrific events in London, Ontario, I find myself shaking my head in dismay.
First off, the vast majority of Canadian's are immigrants to Canada. Second, we all bleed and cry the same way…
Add to this the blaming of COVID to the Asian community – it has me wondering if we are losing our Canadian out of Canada?
The horrific finding of children's remains on Residential School property in Kamloops.
In London, Ontario a family out for a walk is left with one survivor – a nine-year-old boy who is now an orphan, struggling to survive his injuries.
Why? What would lead someone to use their vehicle as a weapon (and in my opinion – of mass destruction) to destroy a family – just because they don't look the same, immigrated to Canada.
I hope that the Government of Canada makes an example of a young 20-year-old driver. The question of terrorism is being considered, and again, in my opinion – a strong yes!
But alas, this gentleman will be given a lawyer paid by the people who will look for a loophole, arguing that the driver had a hard childhood or something.
Okay, hold on – yes, everyone deserves a legal right to defend, but any argument of a hard childhood led the driver to do this despicable act, PLEASE!
I became the ward of the court (at the age of 12 until I aged out of Provincial Care at 19 – living in 18 group homes and four foster homes) for my safety because of an abusive adoptive mother. Social Workers described it as extreme physical and mental abuse. Comparing my bedroom as a 10 x 15 prison cell with no window, books or toys, but enough about my past except to say:
But do I have any desire to harm others? No! What are my thoughts about immigrants? Um, we are all human, aren't we?
I hope that everyone can stop, take a deep breath, and realize that we are there to help our fellow man, woman, and child as Canadians.
Today am I proud to be Canadian? That's a tough one to answer as we as Canadian's need to remember that we all start as human's who all come together in this beautiful country to be a population that the rest of the world desire to be.
My thoughts go out to that young nine-year-old boy who has lost his family and his childhood. Why?
Please tell me that we are not losing our Canadian out of Canada and realize that we are all the same – Canadian's who care for our fellow man, woman and child.