Willfully Blind

It saddens me more and more when I read the news or hear accounts that so much is done to deny the reality.
Deny the truth.
Deny. Deny. Deny.
In Alberta the top doctor and government have made the decision that Covid is gone.
As of Aug. 16th the Alberta gov’t will no longer trace positive Covid cases.
There will be no close contacts told.
As a matter of fact even if you test positive for Covid you do not have to self-isolate.
Positive.
Go to work.
Go to the bar.
Go the football/hockey games.
Do not social distance.
You don’t need to wear a mask.
As a matter of fact from the sounds of it they are planning a full on return to pre-pandemic life.
Despite the fact that Alberta is reporting some of its highest Covid case counts and the rate of infection is climbing to heights not previously seen during the entirety of the pandemic.
Here in my very own province of Manitoba yet another idiot Catholic priest has hit the headlines.
Once more denying the truth of the devastation of Residential schools.
How survivors were lying to get more money.
That the priests and nuns were not the perperators of the said abuse but custodial staff.
Not only did he make these statements but he made them during a church sermon which was also posted on line.
He also made jokes about shooting those writing graffiti on the churches.
And this statement that I really like ‘if you are poor it is hard not to lie’.
Pardon me?
Take your asinine beliefs and yourself off for sensitivity training.
Also keep your fucking mouth shut if you have in no way had to endure the abuse, the neglect, the deaths of innocence.
Once more it becomes apparent that the Catholic church loves to collect ignorant men.
The icing on the cake was an article which laid out how instead of paying the residential school survivors millions of dollars were spent instead on lawyers, a private fundraising company, administration and unapproved loans. (As per an article by Jason Warick-CBC News)
There are so many contradictions to the Catholic Church financials in Canada that it has lead to concern.
Yet the other church lead residential schools; Anglican, United and Presbyterian not never engaged in these types of tactics but paid the full amounts quickly and quietly.
Makes one wonder about the truth of religion.
Is it about the money or the people?
There are a lot of lips flapping about who is right and who is wrong.
The rest of Canada is wondering what is going on in Alberta.
Doctors around the country cannot fathom this absurdity.
Everyone is waiting to see if their return to ‘normality’ is going to be the best thing to happen or the worst.
Are we going to have to close our internal borders again to keep Covid from spreading?
I am not all the optimistic in regards to either.
In Alberta as the Delta variant picks up speed how many are going to have to die before they decide it is possible a mistake was made?
How many beds are going to be filled and will they need to send patients out of province to other health facilities as Manitoba had to during the peak of our third wave?
How many children are going to become infected and end up with long term effects?
The Catholic Church will continue its blatant disregard for life and healing.
Collecting millions from collection plates, building more cathedrals, more ostentatious building from which to preach the word of a carpenter.
A man who decried the merchants and money makers who were using the temple as a ‘den of thieves’.
And yet you have a church that steals the lives and money of so many.
In each case there is willful blindness.
Willful ignorance.
Where does it end?
And how do we make it better?
©July 30/21
Picture is my own

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

9 thoughts on “Willfully Blind”

  1. USA did the same my dear friend. My grandmother was took from her home in Michigan at six years old. Government schools cut her hair, changed her name and she wasn’t allowed to speak her language. She never saw her parent again. This world scared the hell out of me. How can you harm a child? In our world today. Worst and same things are happening. China had millions imprison and retraining their beliefs. Canada deeds will get worst. The sad part is. When I served in the Army. I would go with helicopters into the mountains. We had a medicol term and they gave the worm shots, malaria pill to the needy. Always were a few nuns, kind, sweet and living with the people. They took care of the homeless and hungry. The people loved them. I pray someone is charged with the murders or this will become a lifetime battle to seek peace for the poor children.

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      1. I agree my dear friend. A whole race, the Uyghur people call as or refer to as East Turkestan enslaved by China. Few talk about. Israel and Sandi Arabia trying to erase a race for land. What men do? Hard to understand dear Jay-lyn.

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  2. It’s never about people but always about money. The Albertan gov’t is determined to kill its citizens. And saying Covid is like all the other respiratory viruses is the same as saying leprosy is the same as eczema.

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    1. That is what I thought. Asinine no? I read an op-ed piece that said if the gov’t in Alberta is running out of money stop building the 3.25 billion (?) Pipeline that will never be used. I am glad I have at least one province between us and them. Lol

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  3. Actually, Alberta did not say Covid is gone. They said that it is time to accept that it is not going away and Alberta will treat it like all other respiratory viruses. Mandatory restrictions will be replaced with recommended restrictions. I’m not sure why Chief Medical Officer Hinshaw is being criticized now when her recommendations have generally been supported by so many people for many months.

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