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Canadian Prime Minister interrupts girl for saying ‘mankind,’ tells her to use ‘peoplekind’

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February 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Just when you thought Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could not possibly be more nauseating and frivolous, he showed up at a town hall meeting in Nanaimo, British Columbia and decided to correct one young woman on the wording of her question, which apparently constituted for Trudeau a violation of the “inclusivity” that he values so highly. 

The questioner, who was from the World Mission Society Church of God, wanted to ask Trudeau to take a look at restrictions on the ability of charitable religious organizations to volunteer. After a rather windy introduction to her question, she got to the point:

My question is about volunteering. So, the World Mission Society Church of God is truly growing and changing society through our volunteer work. We have received the Queen’s Award in the UK… [and] have received many awards throughout the whole word; however, unfortunately, in Canada, our volunteering as a charitable religious organization is extremely difficult. Extremely.

That’s why, in actuality, we cannot do free volunteering to help our neighbors in need as we truly desire. So, that’s why we came here today to ask you, to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislation so that it can also be changed, because maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind

And that’s when our feminist prime minister, the world’s 'woke' boyfriend, stepped in with a condescending smile

“We like to say peoplekind,” he chided, “Not necessarily mankind. Because it’s more inclusive.”

You’ve got to be kidding me. 

Of course, some people cheered. This was Vancouver Island, after all. Even the questioner was forced to give Trudeau a few claps, as he nodded smugly at having managed to seize this golden opportunity to push Canada one teeny step further on the path to progress – even if his smarmy response ignored the fact that nobody, anywhere, ever uses the word “peoplekind.”

I’m willing to bet that not one of the drones who clapped for Trudeau’s nonsense in that audience has ever heard anyone use the word “peoplekind,” mostly because the jury is out on whether that’s even a word. The Oxford Dictionary Online, for example, has no record of its existence. On the other hand, when you search for the definition of “mankind,” you get this: "[mass noun] Human beings considered collectively; the human race. ‘research for the benefit of all mankind.’"

Well, would you look at that. It’s almost as if the young woman asking the prime minister a question was using a perfectly acceptable word, but his ignorance concerning both the definition of that word as well as whether or not an appropriately inclusive alternative existed resulted in his looking like a virtue-signaling idiot who simply made something up in order to buffer his credentials as an impeccable progressive social justice warrior and gain the applause of a wide variety of "peoplekind."

Don’t get me wrong here. This is not the sort of thing that should get me or any other people(kind) outraged, especially considering the fact that there are genuinely outrageous things happening, most of which concern Justin Trudeau’s actual disregard for inclusivity and diversity of belief, as is symbolized by his ongoing battle with faith communities right across Canada.

Canadians from religious communities of nearly every kind are upset with Trudeau’s new “abortion attestation,” that requires organizations applying for grants from the Canada Summer Jobs Program to check a box indicating their support of abortion and a laundry list of other progressive causes and Trudeau beliefs. 

Justin Trudeau, our Shakespearean prime minister, cannot actually bring himself to be inclusive of Canadians who do not share his values, and find true diversity to be repugnant and hateful—he even lied about those religious groups who asked him in good faith to reconsider his position, insisting that they merely have a political axe to grind.

But Canadians are in luck.

When a young woman working for a religious organization approaches him with a question on how she can work with the government for the good of mankind, Justin Trudeau will be right there – to let her know that there’s a new word for that: “peoplekind.”

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Jonathon van Maren

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.