Time for youth to stand up

In 1961, I was on Canada’s European line of defence, flying jet interceptors to help protect the West against a vicious system of government called communism. 

Under communism, Russia, China, Eastern Europe, Cuba and several other countries murdered many millions of their own people to forcibly keep power. They committed unconscionable atrocities. Their economies failed, their people starved.

They promised that their governments would provide every need for the people but did not tell them about the absolute brutal force they would employ to keep power. They did not tell them about forced labour and that their families would be separated. They did not tell them they would control the press and political debate, disarm the people and remove their right to choose their own education, businesses and occupations. 

They did not tell the people that all political opposition would be viciously eliminated. Their political promises of utopia were deceptive lies, and they crumbled after intense suffering by their citizens.  

Do we now live in a day of unconscionable lying by politicians, such as were the communists? 

I submit to you that we do, and that our current government is founded on such lies and deception.

Consider: recently signed open-border UN Migration Pact – it will destroy your country and if you verbally oppose it you can be imprisoned; promise of a $10 billion infrastructure deficit; spending now approaching $60 billion, yet billions funnelled to anti-west organizations; massive media funding only to media that agree with Liberal policies (to control your news and thoughts); deceptive massive (carbon) taxes; secret directive to banks to provide the government with your personal information.   

You youth have the power to use your vote to stop this anti-democratic government. I am older now, so it will not be my concern for very long. You need to take the torch and run with it before your great blessing of freedom slips away under current government ideology. 

Garry Rayner, West Kelowna

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