Friday, January 17, 2014
Neil Young and the Attack of the Oil Pimps
Well I see Big Oil has reacted to Neil Young's challenge, and is firing back with both barrels.
Still blowing gaseous emissions out of every gasket or orifice.
Still trying to portray Young as just a rock star, and not a REAL Canadian.
The oil industry is speaking out about negative comments made by rock star Neil Young during his benefit tour to help an Alberta First Nation. "Mr. Young may represent that rock stars don't need oil, but we would represent that Canadians very much do need oil," said David Collyer of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
And all I can say if that absurd line is all they got, those grubby oil pimps must be desperate, and round three goes to Neil Young.
“I think when you make a deal, you’ve got to stick to the deal that you have made. If you are going to change the deal, you have got to talk to the people you made a deal with and change it.”
Because he's right, that is what this fight is all about. Standing up for the treaty rights of a small First Nation, trying to stop a big FOREIGN oil company from poisoning their land.
Shell Canada's Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the environment minister's view that it's "likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects."
And in the process helping send this message from all of us to the sellout Harper government:
Stop putting the greedy interests of FOREIGNERS before the human needs of CANADIANS. How dare you let them poison our country and get away with it?
And while we're at it, stop embarrassing us and making us look like IDIOTS.
Like Stephen Harper's absurd stooge John Baird was doing today in Washington.
Even a “no” on Keystone XL is better than no answer, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says, reflecting growing Canadian frustration with White House dithering over the proposed massive project to create a route to market for Alberta’s landlocked heavy-crude reserves.
“The time for a decision on Keystone is now, even if it’s not the right one,” Mr. Baird said. “We can’t continue in this state of limbo.”
Because there he was, shamelessly interfering in the political affairs of another nation.
With mid-term elections looming, some advocates of the controversial pipeline fear the White House will delay again, until after November.
Jumping into bed with his Republican cousins, sucking up to the Koch brothers. And most pathetically, going down on his KNEES to beg the Obama administration for ANYTHING.
Even a NO.
So soon after his Great Leader delivered this defiant message...
Can you believe it? Are they Con clowns or what? Snatching humiliation from the jaws of defeat.
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird believes it's "decision time" for the Keystone XL pipeline, but White House press secretary Jay Carney disagrees.
"Once the process is moving forward we'll apprise you of that and when a decision is made, we'll announce it," President Obama's spokesman replied when asked about Baird's comments.
Because you know what that means in Canadian eh? Take a hike LOSERS.
But then as I said before, the Harperite cult and their Big Oil masters are desperate.
They know they're running out of time.
They know that as more and more people understand what kind of a climate change catastrophe we are all facing, there will be and less of a demand for the dirty oil they are peddling.
So Neil Young may be just a rock star, but by encouraging us to confront our own future he is doing us all a favour. And is more of a real Canadian than those Con sellouts could ever hope to be.
And nobody should be asking what he is doing.
They should be asking the Cons and their Big Oil buddies what on earth are THEY doing?
First Nations are on the front lines of tar sands development and are justifiably fighting for their rights. They are doing Canadians and the world a huge service as they stand up to protect their traditional land and livelihoods.
The questions we need to ask our decision-makers are: Why tar sands at all costs? Why are First Nations rights being trampled, climate and environmental protection steamrolled, and forward-looking economic policy ignored?
Yup. Here's to the Great Neil speaking truth to power, and encouraging us to do the same.
Let's do what the Americans did today, as soon as we can.
Save the country and the planet.
And tell those Con oil pimps to take a HIKE...
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