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21 Feb, 14 tweets, 5 min read
This woman’s continued employment is an affront to democracy, decency, pluralism and reality. Crafting communications from this perspective is stochastic terrorism.

This is wholly unacceptable and MUST be addressed.

This will not be ignored by the public.
No more hiding behind privacy to protect people who actively promote breaking the law and spread covid disinformation.

If your rhetoric is in support of known insurrectionist violence, you are an insurrectionist in waiting.
In these politically volatile times, we cannot support those with radical extremist views in positions that require public trust.

And the public health of Edmonton is compromised by allowing people with anti science and conspiratorial beliefs to lead communications strategies.
Who hired this woman and what are their beliefs. A communications lead works closely with top police leaders to craft narratives for public release. There is very little chance this person’s views were unknown by top police administration.
We need an inquiry to the Edmonton police force and the beliefs and attitudes being promoted internally.

Is this why unmasked protesters are permitted to protest with little law enforcement? Is this why non-compliant businesses receive a pass when they break covid orders?
It’s being revealed daily that law enforcement is suspected of some level of complicity in the US Capitol attack.

It would be foolish to believe there aren’t police officers who have fallen victim to Q’Anon disinformation. Obviously the communications lead has fallen victim.
People’s health’s and physical safety is at risk. Relying on a police force with an inconsistent record of covid order enforcement or questionable tacit approval for white supremacy and religious zealotry combined with conspiracy theory disinformation is untenable.
No citizen should have any doubt about the commitment law enforcement has to protecting the public and the public’s health.

Please address this issue immediately. Edmonton’s citizens DESERVE better than a non committal response to the continued employment of this person.
We deserve to know our police force isn’t compromised by anti democratic, insurrectionist friendly, conspiracy theory ridden kooks promoting anarchy and violence.

I don’t believe that’s too much to ask for the taxes we pay to support effective and responsive law enforcement.
In no way does this person’s beliefs or the internal secrecy provided to her create any confidence for Edmontonians. At all.

Is this the person that crafted the public update on the anti mask anti lockdown rally in Edmonton?

In what universe was this a respectable protest?
It doesn’t matter how well behaved white supremacists and Christian Nationalists demanding the release of a pastor who repeatedly ignored covid safety measures (for about 3 months) are.

That’s not respectful in any sense of the word.
Respect for the law and upholding law and order is respectful. These people are advocating citizens pick and choose the laws they believe are aligned with their ideology and ignore the rest.
Only someone who supports these extremist and radical motives could craft a public statement calling tiki torches and demands to remove all covid measures respectful.

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23 Feb
JFC people are gullible & easily gaslit into believing this is actually condemnation of the TWO public protests that took place this weekend.

It’s not. It’s a PR attempt to boost the image of premier persona non grata, and complete obfuscation of what these rallies were about.
The TWO rallies were on Saturday, during the day.

What kind of useless comms people take 48 hours to write a lame response? No announcement, just a written statement.

That’s a cop out by an unpopular politician who’s obviously checked what most are opining about the protests.
How many people are focussed on the tiki torches and completely ignore the religious overtones and extremism? The two bigoted views intersect in the TWO protests, not just one.

One protest was at the legislative grounds and downtown Edmonton.
Read 21 tweets
22 Feb
So I dug into this much further since media seems to still be honouring the taboo about challenging the beliefs of those who identify as devoutly faithful.

Note: these beliefs are common in certain church teachings.
This is the central issue with Grace Life Church. The pastors and congregation have decided obeying secular laws interferes with their obedience to god.

Though I struggle to see where god or the bible commands the faithful get to pick and choose which secular laws to follow.
That’s what this showdown is all about. Religious freedom.

Do those claiming fervent religious belief have the freedom to choose which secular (read government legislated) laws they will honour and adhere to?

JCCF says yes, it’s a religious freedom to ignore secular laws.
Read 42 tweets
21 Feb
O’Toole is protecting an unhinged extremist Christian Nationalist who is inciting STOCHASTIC TERRORISM. This is the same type of rhetoric that inspired the Capitol insurrection attack.

They called Biden a pedophile & accused Pelosi & Schumer of drinking the blood of babies.
She also accuses PMJT of fixing the election.

This is how stochastic terrorism works.

Using this type of toxic “Big Lie” rhetoric raises the probability of lone wolf terrorism by far right radicalized extremists to very close to 100%. It’s impossible to predict when or where.
But it will happen if this kind of rhetoric continues to be used. That’s a certainty. Not a probability.

Q’Anon conspiracy theories are overlaying Evangelical Christian Nationalist beliefs about the divine liberty of “true”Christians.
Read 40 tweets
19 Feb
Allowing this to be propagated as is without clarification is irresponsible.

CERB was a wage replacement for employed citizens.

GST credits are federal tax rebates.

Child bonuses were an attempt to provide additional social benefits to those with children.
Carbon Tax is in response to a global (never mind national) existential threat.

Only one is an infringement on provincial purview. And is meant to supplement provincial benefits already available.

The remainder are federal purview.
Several provinces have taken the feds to court over imposing a national tax. Because they refute the federal purview to impose a tax.

Not for any concern for citizens, but to protect large corporations who are actually the target of carbon levies.
Read 23 tweets
16 Feb
Covid is airborne. For this who don’t understand this medical term, that means it spreads when we inhale covid virus that is exhaled by an infected person.

The old virus was highly contagious. About 15 minutes and a small but significant viral load was required for infection.
Over 21K people have died and 827K have been infected in Canada.

And that’s with most of the population making severe choices to distance, wear masks and eliminate unnecessary outings.

The new virus variants are more infectious.
Meaning these variants require a far smaller viral load to infect or perhaps a smaller amount of exposure time or the virus lingers in the air and stays infectious for long after the host has left the area (like measles).
Read 25 tweets
15 Feb
Remember when American far right promoted seniors sacrificing themselves so the economy could remain strong for their children and grandchildren?

In the UK, the cons have broadened that narrative to include parents of children in school.
The woman in the embedded thread was told she had already lived long enough and she should sacrifice herself for her children’s mental health.

That’s insane. The use of consequentialist ethics to ensure working parents can continue to work is reprehensible & diabolical.
In the ongoing conversation in the thread, some reference is made to comorbidities.

As if health issues are relevant to the situation?! She should gladly sacrifice her life so that her children can be with their peers and receive an education. WTAF?!?
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