Phonies, Frauds and Fanatics: The Tradition of Speakers for WE Day
I have a long standing rule. If it’s enough to make me uncomfortable; it’s definitely not for any child to see.
Not mine, not yours. I don’t need to wince. Well before that, I know if an issue or speaker might be inappropriate for a child.
It’s called having good judgment, and I’m exceedingly sorry to say, that the people behind WE Day are sorely lacking in that department.
And I suspect they don’t care.
I’m not talking about movies or video games. I’m referring to living, breathing examples of fraud, false morality and failure. I’m talking about exposing children to the kinds of individuals that are loathsome, not just for their errant positions on any number of issues, but for the manner with which those positions are delivered.
Perhaps I should have prefaced by comments by stating that I support the base purpose of WE Day. Making the world and certainly our immediately surrounding spaces better and more livable, are lofty goals, which I applaud. In addition, I think Marc and Craig Kielburger–the latter of whom I was pleased to meet years ago, are a credit to their parents and true citizens of the world. Their overseas charities alone have sponsored over 650 schools, which educate more than 55,000 children a day.
A day! And their efforts have resulted in clean water for 1,000,000 people in some of the poorest, most remote regions on this planet.
Remarkable accomplishments, to say the least.
But their judgment in choosing speakers for WE Day celebrations, to be brutally frank, stinks. Their inability to recognize the damage they are doing to the young that they claim to care so much about, stands in stark contrast, and, is made that much more mind-boggling, by their apparently willful disregard for the impression a speaker leaves on a child.
A speaker, not just the damn speech.
After his wife’s savage murder, O. J. Simpson spoke of reconciliation and eternal love til he was blue in the face. No one believed him.
When countless witnesses and several abused children went public with their frightful claims against him, Michael Jackson told the world that it was all about caring and compassion. No level-headed person believed him, either.
Their messages were wonderful. But one is a murderer and the other was, a child molester. What’s the bigger message?
It’s never just about the speech, but the speaker–for if it wasn’t, then why don’t the Kielburgers just have two homeless chaps stand on stage and have one read the ‘Gettysburg Address’? And the other, Churchill’s charge to his troops from the day of infamy; when Hitler trembled, just a little…the bastard.
Why the need for the high profile speakers? Most of whom are phonies, frauds and fanatics–and of the highest order!
In point of fact, this inconvenient truth about WE Day, leaves it reeking of the same politicization by offensive, yet powerful fronts, like the Tides Foundation, ACORN and other decidedly LIBERAL, left wing, activist groups that seek social change, and not always by the most upright methods.
Liberal, dogma-driven, alarmist, hooey peddlers and yet another expedient platform from which the inculcation begins.
No? Read on.
As I was perusing the list of speakers for this year, I was amazed–as I was appalled in previous years, at the chosen WE Day speakers. It’s a cornucopia of offensiveness.
Desmond Tutu? Is this man truly without sin? Or, moreover, someone that should be speaking to children about a better world? An Anglican Bishop, whose outrageous, POLITICAL and sometimes violent vitriol, buttressed by uncontainable outbursts, are not only legend, but run counter to the Kielburgers’ own mantra.
His Grace recently suggested that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush should be tried criminally–as war criminals, for their roles in beridding the planet of murderous thug and interminable international maggot, Saddam Hussein. No pollyanna, the good Bishop didn’t stop there, as he sought to try, convict and prepare Bush and Blair for execution, with every interview–a progressively more outlandish narrative with each camera roll.
Regardless of your beliefs one way or the other, is this the kind of man who should be preaching to children about a better world? Trying and convicting world leaders, in the press, as ‘war criminals’ because their actions berid the globe of a genocidal despot? Tutu has credibility in fostering a more peaceful planet, does he?
This is from the WE Day website.
“Free The Children invites We Day speakers to share their messages as heroes of social change (emphasis added), not because of their religious or political affiliations. We Day guests are invited to the stage because they have shown that they believe in something greater than themselves (emphasis added), in giving back and in helping others.
We Day is secular and inclusive in nature, bringing together youth, speakers and performers from any and all faith traditions to promote compassion and service.
We Day is also apolitical and does not seek to promote or endorse a political party or affiliation (emphasis added). When a political leader speaks to the youth assembled at We Day, he or she may speak in an official capacity to bring greetings on behalf of his or her home city, region or country, but the only agenda advanced is one of youth empowerment and global citizenship (emphasis added).
Further, the content of guests’ speeches and/or performances reflects their personal views/opinions and does not necessarily represent the values or beliefs of Free The Children (emphasis added).”
Well, isn’t that lovely?
Translation: We choose the speakers but feel not a shred of responsibility to what they have to offer up to young, highly impressionable minds, regardless that the vast majority of our speakers are sanctimonious grief pimps and drivel jockeys, who don’t hesitate to whore themselves (to children, no less!) for whatever politically correct, liberal, doctrinaire nonsense that need be the order of the day. Just tell us how much you love us, thanks.
An odious display of devil-may-care, if there ever was one. But with children???
This isn’t a game or at all funny, boys.
Let me help:
Paul Martin: In that fine tradition of weak-kneed fecklessness that destroyed a political party before that party destroyed a nation. A Liberal.
Justin Trudeau: A charter member of ‘The Lucky Sperm Club’ whose sanctimonious and nauseating eulogy of his resolutely evil father–the latter of whom bankrupted tens of thousands of Canadian families in the 70s, lives on. Junior, a man whose greatest accomplishment in public life is to have beaten up an out-of-shape, loud-mouthed Senator from aboriginal Quebec, has a string of failures as a foul-mouthed parliamentarian and recently came out as suffering from a terminal case of prima donna complex, when being stupid enough to believe the flickering hype of an impossible run for leader of his corrupt party, launched a cross-country speaking tour. Dumb is as dumb was. Trudeau is neither inspiring or particularly compelling, seeking to reinvigorate his father’s ghost, with empty platitudes and unending miasma. If sophistry and bullshit were currency, young Trudeau would own his own bank. A Liberal.
Robert F. Kennedy: An establishment member of ‘The Lucky Sperm Club’. A man whose hypocrisy knows no bounds. Living off a multi-million dollar trust fund, and jetting the world over to save tiny streams and sensitive eco-systems, Kennedy–in that fine tradition of the Kennedys, is no more a climate change soldier than I am an Armani model. He’s the quintessential epitome of a plaster saint. A Liberal.
Mia Farrow: An American actress, famous more for two relationships than any thespian accomplishments. One was to Woody Allen, and the other to Frank Sinatra. Talk about extremes. Farrow has been at the front lines of picking up where Jane Fonda left off. War is bad, soldiers are murderers and baby killers. Let’s join hands and sing Kumbaya. Nausea-inducing, far-left bromide from a decidedly left-wing windbag. A true Liberal.
Martin Sheen: Another actor with a cause per day–and always a left wing cause. When interviewed by forever-wonderful James Lipton of The Actor’s Studio, some years ago, and asked to name one of his grandest accomplishments, Sheen leapt to attention and regaled for an astonished Lipton that he’d been jailed SIXTY FOUR TIMES for various protests. One wasn’t enough. No wonder Charlie’s such a mess. His father thinks violent protest and subsequently getting arrested is the way to register displeasure with one’s government. This is an example of giving back? Sheen should be speaking to kids, should he? For what? Counselling them that an orange jumpsuit and shackles are more impressive–or important, than civilized, educated, communicative protest? A far-left Liberal.
Jesse Jackson: This is one of my favourites. In 1984, he referred to New York as “Hymietown,” a despicable, crass, monstrous descriptive used in referring to the large Jewish population of New York City. Think about it: Since ’84 Jackson’s career has soared.Yet one of the world’s best filmmakers, Mel Gibson, in a drunken stupor (not that it matters), astoundingly referred to Jews as “the cause of all wars” and yet his career is over in a wisp of smoke. Only in Hollywood. Rev. Jackson, as well, has the distinction of, in an embarrassing ‘hot mic’ moment during the 2008 American election, suggesting he’d like to slice off the testicles of then presumptive nominee and future President, St. Barry of Obama. For good measure Rev. Jackson referred to Obama as “a fuckin’ half-breed nigger.” Simply marvelous. Isn’t this the kind of chap you want lecturing to your kids about a better world??? Oh, and lest we forget his fervent denials of a love-child in 2001. Only after it was revealed that he’d had a decade-long affair with a member of his staff (no wonder his foundation is called the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition) did he feel the need to a) tell his family or; b) everyone else. The same lying fraud that was counselling President Bill Clinton during his scandalous affair with Harmonica Lewinsky, was busy over-heating the sheets on his own. A moral exemplar, to be sure. A Liberal.
Al Gore: This man’s appearance defies any logic whatsoever. A lying charlatan, who’s viral fraud has been revealed to be the single greatest hoax of the last hundred years. Orlando, FL and Victoria, BC are not even close to being underwater. Kilimanjaro has neither crumbled, nor melted. The last decade has been a period of cooling, infact, the scientific evidence to show we are deep in climate peril, was found to be largely exaggerated, the rest, made up. His Academy Award-winning schlockumentary ‘A Convenient Lie’ (I’ve since renamed it) was discredited by the British High Court–with an ‘entertainment warning’ sticker now on copies being distributed to schools in the UK. As well, until 2007–when it was revealed his Tennesse mansion consumed 12 to 20 times the average American household energy bill and he was forced to make ‘green’ changes, Gore’s gargantuan consumption wasn’t an issue for him–all while he demanded the rest of us live out of cloth bags and flush our toilets once a year. He saw nothing of such jaw-dropping hypocrisy. The single biggest phony walking the planet today, his fraudulent, fanatical claims will make him, if they haven’t already, the first billionaire from hot air. A Smart-Meter loving, rape of river backing, windmill huckster. A living breathing snake-oil salesman, as per the Barnum circus circuit, the Kiellburgers love this horse’s ass so much, he’s back for a repeat performance in Toronto this year–after infesting Vancouver. And not exactly a lad you’d bring home to momma. The Oregon police file on his attempted rape of a masseuse remains ‘active’. Tell me again why I’d allow my children to attend WE Day and listen to such a man? Particularly my daughters? Another thunderous Liberal.
Anyone notice a pattern? Again, let me help. Each of these fanatics and frauds, is either a current or former speaker at WE Day.
Oh yes, and this year, a late entrant in the race for fraud supremacy.
Premier Christy Clark (A Liberal). She’s going to speak to children about a better world?! Right, a woman, who, ten years ago, launched a full-scale war against the teaching profession in this province–a relentless, visceral attack, that has now turned into an ugly, massive serpent seeking to choke public education in British Columbia; public education, our greatest asset. Right, when Minister of Children and Family Development, Clark began the first round of devastating cuts that, to this day, have the Ministry operating on relative fumes–a Ministry responsible for helping the most vulnerable in this province. Right, as Premier, she oversees a government that has the heart-stopping distinction of being facilitator of British Columbia’s greatest ignominy: NUMBER ONE PROVINCE FOR CHILD POVERTY IN CANADA.
To the Kielburgers: Tell me again, lads, which countries did you visit to help stop poverty? Which countries did you save with running water and better schools? Where did you make the biggest change?
Not in Canada.
Because you sure as hell don’t give a flying damn about the incredible, breathtaking hypocrisy you’re peddling (yes, the TWO OF YOU run your bailiwick), or the lying frauds, fanatics and phonies that you willfully promote.
You really believe in a better world, do you? Really?
TO PARENTS: DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND ‘WE’ DAY UNTIL ORGANIZERS AND PROMOTERS CLEAN UP THEIR ACT. THEY CLAIM NO POLITICAL AGENDA AND YET THE VAST MAJORITY OF SPEAKERS NOT ONLY HAVE ONE–A DEVOUTLY LIBERAL ONE, BUT PROMOTE IT TO THE HILT.
I WOULD BE NO LESS APPALLED IF IT WAS JUST A CONSERVATIVE AGENDA BEING PROMOTED. POLITICS AND CHILDREN ARE A BAD MIX. VERY BAD. ALWAYS BAD.
SEND THE LINK TO THIS POST TO EVERY TEACHER AND EDUCATOR YOU KNOW.
STOP WE DAY UNTIL THEY REFORM.
I’ll be back next week with my impressions of the rapidly imploding BC Conservative Party and some inside intel on the Premier’s mysteriously short trip to China–and the continuing strife inside her party, specifically over her leadership–or lack of it.
Enjoy your weekend.