“We’re All In This Together” Has Been The Biggest Lie Of The Pandemic Crisis
By Spencer Fernando, Exclusive to the National Citizens Coalition
You’ve heard it over and over again:
“We’re all in this together.”
It’s a nice line, that is meant to convey a sense that each of us is going through this China Virus pandemic crisis as a team.
However, it has turned out to be the biggest lie of this entire crisis, with politicians wielding it to mask the true reality:
We aren’t in this together at all.
Let’s just consider a few things:
If you’re a small business owner, you have likely been shut down if politicians deemed you ‘non-essential,’ while big box stores (many of them foreign-owned), have been allowed to stay open.
If you’re an employee for a small business, there’s a good chance you are out of work, or have lost significant pay, but if you’re a politician, your pay and benefits have been unaffected. In fact, if you’re a politician, there’s a good chance you got a raise this year.
If you’re an Indigenous Canadian on a community without clean drinking water, you’re forced to wait even longer for basic infrastructure, after the Liberal government broke their promise on boil water advisories. But, if you’re running a foreign institution, you’re raking in the money after the Liberals announced yet another $485 million would be sent outside our country.
If you are anyone other than a politician, and the government thinks you violated a new restriction, you can be fined and even threatened with jail, but if you’re a politician (perhaps the federal health minister), and you violate the rules, you just get to make up a BS excuse and move on without consequences.
So no, we are not all in this together.
We are witnessing an historic transfer of wealth away from the majority of Canadians, and into the pockets of the political and corporate elites.
All the decisions on what businesses will be shut down, and which will be allowed to continue operating, have been made by people who are not impacted by those decisions.
People are having their livelihoods wiped out by politicians collecting steady and guaranteed paycheques.
As if that wasn’t insulting enough, the very same people who are profiting during this pandemic are the ones seeking to exploit it to reshape our lives and ‘reimagine’ everything.