The Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Fundamental Rights:
- Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination (1)
The privacy act is a legal document.
Yet, the medical business has a two-tiered system, those who have the right to privacy (those with a sense of self-entitlement) and those who do not, those who are sold/traded/bartered/experimented on and those who are not. The self-entitled people, as selected by the medical business, have rights the rest of the citizens do not. The self-entitled people include medical personnel. That’s one of the reasons they don’t care about our rights because their rights are protected.
And isn’t it called discrimination when one group has privileges that is denied to another group.
I believe the two-tiered system, giving some people rights and privileges denied to others, is a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a violation of the law, a violation of our fundamental rights. But, as we know, the medical business/government do not care about the rights of most citizens or the law.
Elites, Upper/Lower Class
I often hear/read the terms elites, upper/middle/lower class which imply that some people are better than others, that some people are “inferior”. It usually is used relative to money and power. I would hope people would find new words because some people are NOT better than others. For example, a person gains a lot of money by brown-bagging (Brian Mulroney, and others, were accused of this), and other unscrupulous means vs a person who wins a lottery and gives it away, not because they have a lot of money but they have enough and others do not. Who would you consider the better person, the elite, the upper class? I would hope that people would start using specific terms like the 1%, or people with more money or people with political control.
Sometimes the terms are used in relation to someone who is well-educated in political science or mathematics, etc. but who knows little or nothing about growing food, building a house, or social work and so on. So who is “more important” or is neither and each is simply educated in a particular area (school and/or self educated).
This also applies to the concept of social status; for example, doctors are usually considered to have a higher “social status” again due to money and the “job title”.
I find these terms arrogant, manipulative, a form of brainwashing, as well as archaic baggage from the past that should be left behind. If the terms social status, elites, etc. referred to people with values such as morals, ethics, integrity they might be appropriate.. But they don’t. So – Let’s evolve and get rid of them.