(by Laura Rosa Cohen | Brownstone Institute) – Canada used to be a serious country and a fine place to live and raise a family. Canadians fought valiantly in both World Wars, manned peacekeeping missions and have welcomed refugees, including my own grandparents, from war-torn lands with open arms and warm hearts.
Its high taxes have been the foundational stone of a generous social welfare system, a universal socialized medical system, relatively good public schools and public universities among other social programs. As a G7 nation, it has long held a place at the table of the world’s most formidable countries.
That country no longer exists. Canada is in indisputable moral and economic decline.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is petulant, tyrannical, and anti-liberty in personality and policy. His anti-freedom stances, and his unapologetic admiration of murderous dictatorships such as China and their “basic dictatorship” have set the tone and pace of the decline.
His ridiculous and cringe-worthy embrace of esoteric pet causes, playing dress-up on the world stage, his history of wearing black face, and channeling a drunken lounge lizard while on an official state visit to England to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth are just part of his truly imbecilic, infantile highlight reel.
His demonizing and crushing of the Canadian truckers’ convoy and invoking the Emergency Measures Act against Canadian citizens for daring to dissent with his Corona tyranny, in conjunction with his ridiculous performance on the world stage are all signs of shamelessness, decadence, and deep moral decay.
And now that rot, that anti-human aimlessness, has seamlessly converged into a comprehensive, nihilistic, and sinister new phase. The promotion and glorification of the Culture of Death is Canada’s modus vivendi.
Canada, as personified by Prime Minister Trudeau, and under his watch, has actually enthusiastically embraced democide in the form of the euphemistically characterized “MAiD”-Medical Assistance in Dying. This highly feted and celebrated federal murder program is both the figurative and literal nail in the coffin of a once great nation and its most vulnerable citizens. The deceptive Canadian “Dying With Dignity Organization” spells this out in plain language:
“As of March 17, 2021, when Bill C-7 received Royal Assent, the law no longer requires a person’s natural death to be reasonably foreseeable to access medical assistance in dying (MAID).”
They call it an “enormous change, driven by compassion, an end to suffering and discrimination, and a desire for personal autonomy.” It’s actually dangerous, sinister, and evil and some people are starting to notice.
Journalists like Rupa Subramanya and others have discovered to their and our collective horror, that rather than being rare and merciful, it is becoming ever more common and implemented with little scrutiny or pause. It is being pushed as a “solution” for poverty. It is being pushed as a (final) solution for discharged Canadian soldiers facing depression, financial difficulties and PTSD.
Disability activists and scholars are noticing that MAiD is “Normalizing death as ‘therapy’ in Canada.” They want to kill disabled babies. They see death as “treatment” for disability. It’s certainly also possible that it’s a cheaper way for the government to try to balance the budget, instead of continuing to lie about the fiscal viability and health of Canada’s federal pension plan (CPP). Kill the citizens, and bill it right back to them-what could possibly be wrong with that?The Canadian government even has fancy infographics to explain the wicked democide program.
How did Canada go from the previous incarnation of courage and dignity to a Culture of Death?
There are indicators all around us, and not just in Canada.
Hints of moral and cultural decline are everywhere in America and in almost every Western culture across the globe. We live in a culture where parents of disabled children need to wait in their car the entire day to ensure their kids can use a bathroom. A continent where feeding infants and healing them from illness is oddly not a societal priority. A place where paedophilia is being normalized by some corporate brands and “Medical Assistance in Dying,” Maid, i.e. government sponsored murder; the extinguishing of human life is literally celebrated by other corporate brands.
As a result of the Trudeau Liberals’ governance, Canada now holds the unenviable position of being one of the world leaders not just in economic decline but also in complete moral decrepitude and decay. The Canadian MAiD program should be taken as a warning to any and all remaining civilized countries that you are next. It remains to be seen if the Canadian Culture of Death can be reversed. If not, Canada certainly cannot and will not be redeemed.