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Recently it has occurred to me that most, if not all of my goals could be accomplished by focusing on what should have been obvious to me; Human Rights. When a child is born they immediately become the heir to all of our world's past, present, and future, the good, the bad, and the ugly. If we allow a child to be born, the most important and immediate Human Right is food, shelter, clean water, clothing appropriate to the climate, nothing fancy, just the basics, and the knowledge that someone loves them, and cares.
I have considerable experience in many areas involving poverty, seniors care, witnessing and experiencing all manner of suffering and abuse that we inflict on each other, and why we do. I am presently a Director at large on a committee of the Federal Liberal Party of Canada in the Quinte region. I intend to do whatever I can to help bring attention to the deplorable conditions so many people are struggling to survive in. This, in one of the most wealthy and at least on paper, enlightened countries in the world.
SAVE OUR SENIORS
I cannot believe that any Government founded upon high ideals and leading the world in Human Rights as this great country of ours has, would allow those who helped create Canada with their contributions however great or small, to suffer and die in some of our Long Term Care Facilities. Abuse after abuse has been made public and brought to the attention of both the Provincial and Federal Governments. Yet nothing has been done, other than promises of future action, while our loved ones languish, suffering inhumane abuse and the despair of knowing that no one is coming to save them. Videos show these poor wretches trying to ward off the blows from their care givers, as they cry out and beg for mercy, which fall on deaf ears. Left to sit in their own excrement and urine for many hours at a time until some have developed an infection that slowly and painfully kills them. Locked in her room while an infestation of thousands of bedbugs feeds on her already wasted body. Rough handled and dropped on the floor causing multiple injuries that are not reported or adequately treated. Dehydrated to a serious level with no water given to them or if it is, it is out of reach. There is more, much, much, more of these factual horror stories that begin to sound like the Nazi concentration camps of WW2. Why is this WAR ON OUR SENIORS being allowed to continue unabated? Our enemies, our prisoners, and our pets, are being treated better than this. Most of these 'Homes for the Aged', are owned and operated by shareholding corporations whose primary concern is making a profit. Profit being made at the cost of our loved ones pain and suffering, and the loss of their dignity as human beings with inalienable rights, that so many have fought and died for. Those who commit abuse of any kind and any where, whether overt or by neglect, must be charged under The Criminal Code of Canada. We cannot wait for the thousands of properly trained care persons that are sorely needed, nor the promise of 15,000 beds. Cameras in every area of these facilities must be put in place now, and charges with proper investigations must be laid now. No one deserves what these poor souls are going through, no one! When the ability to Love and care for those in need is gone, it can never be replaced. When compassion and empathy is replaced with greed and the worship of money, when we cannot Love those who are considered the least among us, Love itself is lost. It is written," If we cannot Love our brothers and sisters whom we see, how then can we Love God whom no one can see."