Wildrose Leader Brian Jean Tries To Rein In The Crazies


Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

THe right part of Canada. That being West of Ontario.

It's the angry part of Canada, that's for sure.

I have noticed in my travels that the richer and more privaleged Canadians are, the more miserable and unfriendly they seem to be.
 
tay
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captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

It's the angry part of Canada, that's for sure.

I have noticed in my travels that the richer and more privaleged Canadians are, the more miserable and unfriendly they seem to be.

What's your excuse?
 
Bar Sinister
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#34
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

So does Christy Clark and they are political opposites so what's your point?


It's full of misogynistic right wing a$$holes who can't cope with the fact that in a democracy every now and then your party gets voted out.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

It's full of misogynistic right wing a$$holes who can't cope with the fact that in a democracy every now and then your party gets voted out.

Poor Slave. He must be shitting bricks at the thought of a pinko, commie, lefty coalition taking over the reigns on his province.
 
pgs
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#36
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

It's full of misogynistic right wing a$$holes who can't cope with the fact that in a democracy every now and then your party gets voted out.

Well that describes the Liberal party to a tee , hey who is in power federally ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Poor Slave. He must be shitting bricks at the thought of a pinko, commie, lefty coalition taking over the reigns on his province.

No one is taking over anything cliffy , we will be back at the polls soon enough . Once the legislature starts sitting the disfunction will become so obvious that a new election will be called .
And when that happens watch that green vote evaporate .
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Well that describes the Liberal party to a tee , hey who is in power federally ?

What the federal Liberals have to do with Alberta politics is beyond me. You are completely off topic.
 
Durry
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tay
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After Charlottesville, police and activists look to counter Alberta's extreme right


Compared to the bloody clash in Charlottesville,. — with its torches, swastikas and bodies on the pavement — the Edmonton rally wasn’t much. But for Vaugeois, the rage and the hatred were familiar.

“Charlottesville, it just made me sad,” said Vaugeois, who went to observe the Edmonton rally as president of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, which works to combat hate-motived offences. “Because I know the reality here in Alberta is we do have those sentiments. And the tensions are increasing every time something like this happens.”

Far-right nativist and white supremacist groups like those seen in Charlottesville have been around longer than Alberta has been a province. Barbara Perry, a University of Ontario Institute of Technology professor who studies far-right extremism, estimated there were between 12 and 15 hate groups in Alberta in a 2015 study and likely more today. Hate crimes in the province have spiked in recent years, many targeting Muslim residents.

Howard Palmer’s book Patterns of Prejudice traces the origins of Alberta nativism to the province’s first immigration boom. The flood of non-English immigrants that arrived between 1896 and the First World War challenged the province’s Anglo-Saxon elite, some of whom turned to nativist ideologies from Britain, Eastern Canada and the United States.

Ku Klux Klan organizers first came to Alberta in 1924. By 1930, the Klan had 11 locals throughout the province and claimed as many as 7,000 members. Then-premier John Edward Brownlee ordered the Alberta Provincial Police to monitor the group. The Liberator, the Klan’s propaganda arm, was published out of an office in downtown Edmonton and claimed a (likely exaggerated) circulation of 250,000.

Anti-Catholic and anti-Semitism movements also took root. In the 1930s, members of William Aberhart’s Social Credit government vilified an international Jewish conspiracy in justifying their outlandish monetary policies. In recent decades, new anti-immigrant and xenophobic groups formed, including the Aryan Nation, the Aryan Guard, Blood and Honour, and various anti-government Freemen on the Land.

Despite its long history of far-right extremist groups, there are no organizations like the U.S. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) or Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that closely monitor hate groups in Canada, said Perry.

“We’re in denial,” she said. “We imagine ourselves — as I think a lot of the world does — as this bastion of hope and inclusivity and multiculturalism, and while for the most part that’s true, I think that overlooks that there are still some really serious problems.”

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Alberta’s far-right has a long history
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Well that describes the Liberal party to a tee , hey who is in power federally ?


No one is taking over anything cliffy , we will be back at the polls soon enough . Once the legislature starts sitting the disfunction will become so obvious that a new election will be called .
And when that happens watch that green vote evaporate .

16 months to recall.

Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

After Charlottesville, police and activists look to counter Alberta's extreme right


Compared to the bloody clash in Charlottesville,. — with its torches, swastikas and bodies on the pavement — the Edmonton rally wasn’t much. But for Vaugeois, the rage and the hatred were familiar.

“Charlottesville, it just made me sad,” said Vaugeois, who went to observe the Edmonton rally as president of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, which works to combat hate-motived offences. “Because I know the reality here in Alberta is we do have those sentiments. And the tensions are increasing every time something like this happens.”

Far-right nativist and white supremacist groups like those seen in Charlottesville have been around longer than Alberta has been a province. Barbara Perry, a University of Ontario Institute of Technology professor who studies far-right extremism, estimated there were between 12 and 15 hate groups in Alberta in a 2015 study and likely more today. Hate crimes in the province have spiked in recent years, many targeting Muslim residents.

Howard Palmer’s book Patterns of Prejudice traces the origins of Alberta nativism to the province’s first immigration boom. The flood of non-English immigrants that arrived between 1896 and the First World War challenged the province’s Anglo-Saxon elite, some of whom turned to nativist ideologies from Britain, Eastern Canada and the United States.

Ku Klux Klan organizers first came to Alberta in 1924. By 1930, the Klan had 11 locals throughout the province and claimed as many as 7,000 members. Then-premier John Edward Brownlee ordered the Alberta Provincial Police to monitor the group. The Liberator, the Klan’s propaganda arm, was published out of an office in downtown Edmonton and claimed a (likely exaggerated) circulation of 250,000.

Anti-Catholic and anti-Semitism movements also took root. In the 1930s, members of William Aberhart’s Social Credit government vilified an international Jewish conspiracy in justifying their outlandish monetary policies. In recent decades, new anti-immigrant and xenophobic groups formed, including the Aryan Nation, the Aryan Guard, Blood and Honour, and various anti-government Freemen on the Land.

Despite its long history of far-right extremist groups, there are no organizations like the U.S. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) or Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that closely monitor hate groups in Canada, said Perry.

“We’re in denial,” she said. “We imagine ourselves — as I think a lot of the world does — as this bastion of hope and inclusivity and multiculturalism, and while for the most part that’s true, I think that overlooks that there are still some really serious problems.”

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Alberta’s far-right has a long history

Would these hate groups include our human rights kangaroo court?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

When the cesspool of drooling, maniacal hatred becomes too much to ignore even Wildrose Leader Brian Jean feels compelled to call for a minimum of basic civility - or at least no more death threats - in a Facebook post this morning.

His supporters furiously turn on him in the comments section for opposing death threats and violent rhetoric.

The Wildrose sows hatred and contempt for the democratic choice of Albertans with apocalyptic rhetoric and blatant lies about government policies - policies they actually used to support until their was political hay to be made in railing about socialist tyranny - and are then surprised with what they reap.

Notley assassination chatter 'needs to stop,' Wildrose leader says as Bill 6 anger mounts

Numerous Albertans upset over the NDP government's passage of controversial farm-safety legislation have been openly talking online about assassinating Premier Rachel Notley — and the head of the official opposition says it needs to stop.

"These kinds of comments cross all bounds of respect and decency and have absolutely no place in our political discourse," Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wrote in a Facebook post Friday morning.

"This is not how Albertans behave."

Rachel Notley assassination chatter 'needs to stop,' Wildrose leader says as Bill 6 anger mounts - Calgary - CBC News




To late Brian, you just merged with them.. Jason Kenney leads the Crazy party.