At a recent rally, UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith condemned Trudeau over his toxic language against the unvaccinated.
“We’ve seen over the last year rampant discrimination against unvaccinated people. We saw, in particular, Prime Minister Trudeau calling unvaccinated people often racists and misogynists. What will you do stand up for unvaccinated people?” a reporter at Smith’s rally asked.
“I was really frustrated when I saw that term and language that happened in September,” Smith responded. “And part of it was — and some of you who follow my newsletter will say — ‘This is going to send such a terrible message to our kids.'”
Smith then recounts the infamous experiment a teacher ran in the 1960s wherein she segregated students on eye colour and treated some well and others poorly, causing students to turn against each other and ‘become monsters.’
“And that to me is the devastation. I have heard families have broken down over it. I’ve heard that grandparents are fighting with the parents about what to do with the kids. And there was no need for any of that,” Smith continued, recounting that her initial hope was that the vaccine would stop infection, much like the polio vaccine.
“You don’t need three shots of polio and still get polio,” she said.
To this point, she says we should treat the Covid vaccine like the Flu shot, where those most at risk are encouraged to take it, but everyone is free to do what they want — and the process is free from coercion or bullying.
“We have to get people back to understanding that bodily choice matters. I’ve been a supporter of bodily choice in all things, including medical choice,” Smith said.
Smith further said the human rights commission needs to change to ensure discrimination based on a medical choice never happens again in Alberta.
Smith’s position on medical freedom and bodily autonomy seems to resonate with Albertans. However, Liberals from out East have taken it upon themselves to attack her candidacy. Go figure.
Last week, the Toronto Star suggested she’s on track to win the UCP race before calling her “Anti-Vax; Anti-Science; Anti-reality” and a “right-wing demagogue.”
But then, when the mainstream media starts to run hit pieces, you know she’s doing something right.