Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Oil Pimp and the Dalai Lama
He's always been an oil pimp, but I thought I better give him a new costume eh?
Because these days that's ALL he ever talks about.
"When you look at the Iranians threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, I think that just illustrates how critical it is that supply for the United States be North American," he said.
When in fact the Iranians can't block the Strait of Hormuz, Americans only want our dirty oil so they can ship it to China. And the Enbridge pipeline is all about giving China our raw bitumen just like they took our forests.
Now you know why more than 70 B.C. wood mills have been shuttered, and it will help to know that Beijing won’t even allow us to turn those logs into woodchips. Meanwhile, you’re being asked to boycott bananas, because Chiquita has said unflattering things about the oil sands.
And because the Chinese are now our best friends forever, so much for any serious economic or environmental review. So much for the Dalai Lama.
As Harper prepares for his second state visit to China in mid-February to discuss oil exports and greater economic ties, it can be assumed his government has moved beyond its enthrallment with the Tibetan spiritual leader in its early days in power.
In the news release last week to announce his trip to China, Harper did not mention humanity or human rights but was effusive about improving the relationship with China forward "by focusing on deepening economic ties."
For daring to oppose the Keystone pipeline in the name of humanity.
So much for human rights. So much for the Office of Religious Freedom...
So much for our energy security.
The proposed $5.5-billion Northern Gateway Pipeline will jeopardize Canada’s long-term energy security while at the same time leading to an unprecedented expansion of the oil sands with its dangerous social and environmental impacts, a former senior federal government geologist says.
So much for a pipeline we don't need. And of course so much for the pristine coast of beautiful British Columbia.
Oil tankers will have to navigate about 160 kilometres through narrow channels to get to the Kitimat oil depot.
You know a few years ago I spent a wonderful afternoon with my buddy Seb surfing the wild waters off a massive beach near Tofino.
But in a few years I expect it will look quite different...
Damn those sellout Cons. Damn those dirty oil pimps.
Fight them, fight them, fight them.
Don't let them win...