What Is Climate Change?
Justin Trudeau – Brownface Photo
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised for a “brownface photo” which was taken during his attendance at a Vancouver private school back in 2001. Is this PC gone mad? Do we need to ban themed parties?
Trudeau has unreservedly apologised saying that when he attended the Arabian Nights themed party he should have known better, but didn’t.
Did he harm anyone? No, not really.
Were the people at the party offended? It appears not going by the photo released in the press.
Why was nothing said about this when he was first elected as Prime Minister of Canada? Because the dirt diggers of the opposition are better at their job than the first time around.
We see actors playing out roles on TV, movies and on stage. Sometimes they are playing characters who are wife beaters or racists.
Are they held accountable? No.
Why not? Because they are acting.
And acting is really what PM Trudeau was doing back in 2001. He dressed up as a character. That was all he did.
So I guess we will need to ban costume or themed parties after all.
Respect For Paraplegics
After a recent experience, I have increased respect for paraplegics.
Without going into the gory details, I recently had an operation in the local hospital. The operation was done with me awake by the means of using a “block” which is basically an anaesthetic injected into the spinal fluid.
The result of this was my feeling nothing from the waist down for around six or seven hours. When I say feeling nothing, I mean not only the loss of sensation from the waist down but also the inability to move my legs or even toes for that period of time.
I found it pretty much impossible to even sit up in bed unless it was with assistance and having my firmly planted up against the bottom of the hospital bed. You simply do not realise how much you use your legs until they no longer feel as if they exist.
People who are wheelchair-bound do an exceptional job of coping with everyday tasks and are they certainly deserve the utmost respect.
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Michael McCormack Says Come Pick Our Fruit
Michael McCormack happily sits in an airconditioned office with a comfy chair and tells Pacific Islanders to “come pick our fruit.”
After the Pacific Island Forum in Tuvalu, this was the Deputy PMs response to concerns about the islands being swamped due to global warming. His comment was reportedly made at a Wagga Wagga business function.
Michael McCormack Gaff
To be as insensitive to say that a Nation will survive global warming because they come to Australia to pick fruit has to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, big-headed, full of my own importance, idiotic statements of Modern History.
Enele Sopoaga, (Prime Minister of Tuvalu) is reported by the SBS News [*1*] as accusing Australia of worrying about its own economy and not the implications of climate change.
Should the deputy PMs comments accurately reflect the opinion of our Australian Parliament, then his (Enele’s) statement is both true and worrying.
Are we a nation that is so self-centred that we only care about ourselves without concern for others and the bigger picture of what is in store for us in the future if climate change is ignored? I hope not, because, let us not forget that the vast majority of our population live on the coast. Also, if we were forced in the future to abandon our homes and move inland would we even have the resources left to sustain life in our arid centre?
Make your voice heard. Tell your local parliamentary representative that you are not happy with Michael McCormack’s comment and that you want your government to take climate change seriously. Even if we won’t be sinking under the oceans tomorrow.
*Image supplied by Bidgee
*1* SBS News source