Sunday, October 18, 2015
My Election Message to Young Canadians
Dear young Canadians, I have waited until the last moment to send out this message encouraging you to vote tomorrow.
But I have worked with many of you for over six months in different groups and committees, so a lot of you know where I am coming from.
And all all I want to do in these last critical hours is to repeat my message I have tried to hammer home.
Vote as if your lives depended upon it, for that couldn't be more true.
The monster Stephen Harper is preparing to torch your future. That climate change denier, that grotesque oil pimp, would make your earth unliveable.
He would condemn you and your children to live on a planet that can no longer sustain life. A planet torn by war, where people must fight like caged rats for the remaining food and water.
For him and his generation will be dead, when your poor children die screaming in your arms.
He has already condemned you to poverty, with an unemployment rate twice as high as other Canadians, and more lousy jobs than you can count...
He is already working to turn you into low wage slaves, with no steady hours, no opportunity, no benefits, and no pensions. So even if you survive you will die in miserable poverty.
He has passed laws that will send even more of you to jail for the "crime" of smoking marijuana...
So you can be broken or raped by older inmates. Because he is a depraved political pervert, who enjoys the pain of the others.
He wants to raise tuition fees, so even fewer of you will be able to go to university. And even more of you will be crushed by massive debt.
Because he knows the more you are educated, the smaller the chance you will vote for him.
He has passed Bill C-51 so he can read your e-mails, and creep your Facebook pages...
He is a bigot, a racist, a misogynist, and a foul anti-gay bigot. He has helped kill hundreds of children by refusing to do anything to stop bullying in our schools...
And as if all of that wasn't bad enough, he is also rumoured to be working on a plan to conscript young Canadians, and force them to serve in his army, or go to jail.
So he can break your youthful spirit, or kill you and your friends...
You know, in a time of war, when Canada has had to defend itself from evil fascists who would make us their slaves, it's always the young who pay the highest price.
Like this young Canadian did, whose grave I tend every year, along with those of others, in the heart of the Scottish highlands...
And I can only say to you, is what I say to him, as I pull the weeds from his lonely resting place so far from home.
We will not let his sacrifice go in vain, and let a brutish homegrown fascist turn us into slaves in our own country...
And the good news? If you vote tomorrow you will not be alone.
For hundreds of thousands of young Canadians are already answering the call.
And in some cases leading the struggle, as Brigette DePape did so bravely by urging us all to Stop Harper.
Four years ago, I held up a sign in Parliament that said "Stop Harper." On that day, I felt hopeless, scared and alone. Today, I feel a sense of hope.
Let's start with the 71 per cent spike in advance voter turnout. Add to that the 70,000 students who voted at campus polling stations and friendship centres. And studies show that if people know others are voting, they are more likely to vote too.
The Conservatives have the money. But we have the numbers. Do you know how many people voted Conservative last time? 5.7 million. Do you know how many eligible voters age 18-30 there are? 5.8 million.
To all those who said "the youth vote is dead" -- I believe that our generation will prove you wrong.
So let's prove Brigette right.
Call, message, or text your friends. Let them know what they have to do to vote.
Encourage them to vote smartly for the progressive candidate in your riding that can best beat the Harper Cons.
If these Canadians can take the trouble to vote so can you...
So march with them, and me, and all the others to the polls tomorrow.
Show them that young Canadians will never never be slaves.
Answer the call to save our country as so many have before you, even if that meant sacrificing their young lives.
Stand up for your future and the future of our beautiful Canada.
And with the power of your ballot destroy this monstrous tyrant...
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