Friday, February 12, 2016
Why is Rex Murphy Trying to Inflame Alberta Separatists?
As I pointed out recently, Big Oil's sinking fortunes are driving its faithful hooker Rex Murphy over the deep end.
He has been using his bully pulpits on The National and in the National Post to blame everybody but Stephen Harper for the dire situation in Alberta.
But even by his low standards this deranged rant is absolutely outrageous.
For not only does he take aim at his usual enemies.
The attitude of the greens and their allied provocateurs, Dalton McGuinty to name but one premier from that time, all the dim-minded celebrities that took their jaunts to the oilsands to mewl over its planet-destroying potential – the Suzukis and Neil Youngs – has always been fervidly anti-Alberta, reckless with the province's reputation, and deeply disrespectful of its workforce. Neil Young compared working in the oilpatch with "Hiroshima."
I'd be asking why the production of oil, as opposed to the use of it – and it is used in everything by everybody, every other industry, every other product, all of our current civilization – why production is demonized by its (mainly) fanatic opponents?
Not only does he fail to take climate change seriously, or mention that he gets paid by Big Oil...
He also seems to suggest that other Canadians are enjoying seeing Alberta suffering.
You helped us during our bad spell, and citizens of other provinces too, is their thought. Why there is not now, that the dynamic is reversed, a harvest of equal return?
For I sense, in some quarters at least, that there is not. That maybe Calgary, or the West , having – such is the line – had it so good for so long, having been on top of the game, could take a little knockdown, that because it's "out there" in the petrostate, that maybe, you know, a little "cooling off" is not so bad.
When there is no evidence of that. Even though that province's boom helped kill good manufacturing jobs all over the country.
Most Canadians sympathize with Albertans who are losing their jobs. As they do with those who are losing their jobs in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.
And Murphy's suggestion that Albertans should be angry at the rest of Canada, at a time when separatist sentiment is festering in that province, couldn't be more irresponsible.
Or as this other commenter points out, more disgusting.
And all I can say is that if the CBC won't fire him for inflaming separatist sentiment, or for his obvious conflicts of interest.
Could they please give him another show where he can better display his dubious talents?
For I would definitely watch that one. Especially if it ended the same way every week.
Rex Murphy, a gaseous balloon, an oil pimp, and a nasty little man.
Who should have been fired yesterday...
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