Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thomas Mulcair and the Attack of the Oil Pimps

It's like a really bad horror movie.

One that could only happen in Harperland, where madness reigns, and the Big Lie RULES.

A B-movie where Thomas Mulcair gets swarmed by a small army of Con oil pimps, for warning the Americans the pimps are trying to scam them.

While the Con pimps, who are selling us out to foreign interests, accuse him of snitching on them. Or betraying Canada, like Alison Redford charged today.

In an interview Monday on CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, Redford accused Mulcair of spreading misinformation when he criticized Canada’s environmental record and warned of massive job losses that could result from the contentious pipeline project.

"For Mr. Mulcair to travel to Washington and undermine the months of good work by premiers of every persuasion, along with the federal government, is not only wholly irresponsible, but a fundamental betrayal of Canada's long-term economic interests."

But then of course, we've been there before...

Redford is the one who is alarming the Americans by making it sound like Canada is  unstable as North Korea.

And Mulcair has every right to expose the Cons as fraud artists, for posing as environmentalists in Washington, when they are the worst kind of eco-criminals.

The shabby tools of Big Oil, who would lie through their teeth, kill environmental legislation, close down research stations, muzzle scientists. And were the only ones to officially withdraw from Kyoto.

And the only ones to brag about it...

The ones who would lie about the number of jobs the Keystone pipeline would create, when it's actually a job killer. 

According to the U.S. State Department the pipeline would create at most 6,500 temporary construction jobs, and would leave only "hundreds" of permanent jobs, according to TransCanada, the Canadian company that wants to build the pipeline. Claims that the pipeline would employ tens or even hundreds of thousands of people are simply not true. A Cornell University study concludes the pipeline would kill more jobs than it would create, by reducing investment in the clean energy economy.

And by encouraging the out of control development of the oil sands, would not only kill more jobs all over Canada, and further torch the planet. But would also sacrifice us to the extraordinary delusions of the Bitumen Beast.

"At length corruption, like a general flood,
Did deluge all, and avarice creeping on,
Spread, like a low-born mist, and hid the sun.

And eventually return us to a pre industrial age... 

If the world ran on fuel made from dirty oil, the energy sector would absorb one-sixth of global GDP -- double what it now does. It would be like running the global economy on the equivalent of $280 a barrel for oil.

Yup. We need to have a serious national debate about energy, for it's about the future of ALL of us.

But Stephen Harper and his Con oil pimps are morally unfit to lead it, and must be removed from power as soon as humanly possible.

Thomas Mulcair is doing his country a favour not a disservice, by standing up for the truth, however inconvenient it may be.

For only the truth will set us free.

Only the truth will save us from ourselves.

And only it will keep us CANADA...

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Anonymous said...

I really like Mulcair. I really hope,he's not quickly upstaged by Justin Trudeau and like many are predicting returns the NDP to third party status in the next election.

Simon said...

hi anonymous...I like him too. I think he's been doing a great job of grilling Harper in Parliament. I also like Justin's idealism and can't help thinking that him and Mulcair would make a great duo. But what I fear is that if both are strong candidates they could split the vote down the middle. I'm going to give Justin Trudeau a chance to show what he can do when he becomes Liberal leader. And then I'll say more about this situation...