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29 Apr, 15 tweets, 7 min read
If you ever need proof Kenney and UCP don’t care about the science, observe.

Lockdowns are the only tool we have to eliminate covid.

Kenney is advocating we not try. Just “learn to live with it.”

Where have we heard that before?
So who do we listen to? The physicians who tell us to lockdown?

Or the physicians who tell us to live with it?

There are over 500,000 dead people in the US that clearly make this an easy decision.
We do not normalize covid, death, long term health complications or governments and loopy physicians that recommend all of the above to become the norm.
UCP has embraced disease.

Like libertarian governments of past.
In the 19th century, people had no clue about germs and Germ Theory. Medical knowledge consisted of a disease theory developed in Ancient Greece.

Same with medicine. This is the time period actual snake oil was used as a cure for illness. Medicine was unregulated.
Lockdowns weren’t used because people largely believed disease was spontaneously generated, a punishment from god or in the air.

Attempts to improve sanitation was implemented.
Until germs were understood, the approach was to carry on and just learn to live with it. Because lockdowns impacted the wealthy. Disease was thought to be a poor person’s burden. Immoral callousness of the wealthy meant a dead or severely ill worker could be easily replaced.
Few contemporary governments are willing to impose restrictions to eliminate disease, although authorities have known since the 14th century that quarantines prevent disease transmission.

Why? The economy. And the belief the lower classes don’t matter and are expendable.
UCP and almost all other conservatives are prioritizing profits over people. This is the belief in social hierarchy and devaluation of people at the bottom of the hierarchy. This is conservative ideology. And this belief system is entirely consistent with UCP ideology.
A 19th century comprehension of disease.

An industrialist approach to public health (the commons does not receive prioritization).

A “learn to live with it”approach that prioritizes the economy and keeping the wealthy in money while sacrificing the lower social strata.
A belief that god will dole out justice through plague therefore the true believers are safe.

Disrespect for science and evidence because equalizing healthcare is anathema to conservatives, libertarians, white supremacists & Dominionists.

That’s the Alberta UCP covid strategy.
It’s Dickensian dystopia. Literally 19th century Dickensian dystopia. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Lord help us, every one!

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30 Apr
The far right is panicking.

Bill C-10 is meant to reduce disinformation. Not censor legitimate opinion.

It’s also aimed at broadcasters, not independent individuals.…
But it is funny to watch them panick. ImageImageImageImage
Here is a summary of the bill.…

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30 Apr
I’m happy that some readers are sifting through past threads.

This one is quite apt considering Chief Adam Allen’s revelations regarding Ft. Mac state of emergency.

I’m puzzled by the public’s reaction. Initial shock and then immediately into passive obedience.
The incremental moves towards callous disregard has caused the public to numb to the abject cruelty and negligent policy of UCP.

It’s stunning to me but predictable.

If you’ve ever wondered how Nazi’s committed the Holocaust with nary a complaint from the public, this is how.
Desensitization to violence is a process, but it isn’t difficult to create.

Shock is common when we witness uncharacteristic violence.

Violence is supposed to be rare & typically is, in a stable democracy.

Incrementalist violence is referred to as the frog in a boiling pot.
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29 Apr
I find it interesting that most people seek simple universal ethical rules that define right and wrong.

Killing is bad. Stealing is bad. Lying is bad.

Simple. So all examples of these behaviours are wrong behaviour.
Except life isn’t simple. It’s complex. So simple universal rules don’t adequately define right and wrong.

War is sometimes required and that involves killing to protect others.

Who hasn’t rationalized copying copyrighted material without permission? It’s stealing.
And who wouldn’t lie to protect someone’s feelings. Candor is not always appropriate.
Read 23 tweets
28 Apr
Maybe people don’t understand what’s happening?

The steep fee limits Kananaskis to those with the means to pay it.

If you look at the UCP environmental conservation plan, preservation of parks and nature is promised.
But conservation is also to be balanced with economic growth and stewardship.

Kenney used coded Dominionist Christian language to communicate his plans in his 2018 policy platform.

But unless you can interpret his coded language, it just sounds like word salad.
UCP may seem like they’re speaking to the entire public, but their communication is specifically aimed at Dominionist Christians & loyal followers of far right ideology.

Knowing this when reading the lead in reveals they claim “moral obligation” to steward the environment.
Read 16 tweets
27 Apr
It’s curious to me that some people work so hard to convince themselves that all is well in Canadian federal and provincial politics.

There is a point that scepticism becomes delusion. We crossed that point a long time ago. No reasonable person can conclude politics is normal.
Gone are the norms for decorum and political process. Swept away by constant bloviating, obstructionism, open disrespect, disinformation and personal smears.

While politics has always been fraught with conflict, generally reality wasn’t debated or created through discourse.
Democracy is a tricky concept to define. A few believe it’s limited to free and fair voting. Voting makes up a tangible part of democracy, but overall, democracy is a belief system. So it’s abstract in nature and difficult to fit into a narrow universal definition.
Read 26 tweets
27 Apr
Listen to Dr. Vipond on @ryanjespersen Real Talk for a more in depth discussion on what the government is doing wrong.

The decisions of UCP are inexplicable when you hear what he had to say.

But the explanation is simple.
Lives are considered secondary to the economy.

That is the simplest explanation.
The question required to ask is “what are we as citizens going to do in response?”

Our options are limited, so the decision is made easier.

1. We accept and obey.

2. We inundate UCP with public pressure.
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