It would appear The Great White North is looking to cancel Christmas. Apparently the Chinese Wuhan Virus has either destroyed many Canuck economies, or scared them into submission.
Seriously Canada, be better.
Roger Wiebe of Edmonton and his wife are cancelling Christmas this year because they can’t afford it.
Weibe said he lost his job at a medical supply warehouse in June due to a COVID-19-related work slowdown. His wife, a legal assistant, lost her job in February. Neither has been able to land another job as the pandemic drags on, and they’re struggling.
“We can’t afford presents or anything like that,” said Wiebe. “I don’t even think we’re going to be in the mood to even put up a tree or anything this year. … Christmas is going to be another day.”
While the Roger’s predicament is obviously heartbreaking, my problem here is their give-up attitude. Like many countries across the globe, Canadian politicians have instilled an irrational fear in their citizens. They purposefully crashed their economies and locked people in their houses for eight months now with no end in sight. Remember in March we were told “Fifteen days to stop the spread?”
This “pandemic” has become completely political. It’s less about the virus and more about control. Hell, some of our most despicable politicians – like the murderous Andrew Cuomo – is now saying the Chinese Wuhan Virus may not be so bad. Amazing he said that right after the election.
Many other Canadians won’t go as far as cancelling Christmas, but will have pared-down celebrations this year as fears of the virus, physical gathering restrictions and a weakened economy put a damper on holiday plans.
Look, if the Wiebe family wants to shut themselves off from the world, that’s their prerogative. But unless they’re over seventy years old, and have health problems, this virus will likely not kill them.
There is no way I’m canceling Christmas. In fact, I’d like it to be the biggest Christmas ever, because you can be damned sure Trudeau and his politician buddies will be spending their time with multitudes of their families, friends, and coworkers.