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Who loves COVID19? Here are the top 3 COVID lovers.

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No I’m not kidding, nor is the headline intended to be click-bait.  There really are raving fans of COVID19, who have their fingers crossed for this pandemic to keep going for as long as possible. Members of the COVID cult are secretly flailing about in crazed glee that all of their dreams and aspirations are finally… magnificently coming true.  None of the pain, suffering, or even the deaths of the rest of us bothers the cultists even slightly.  In fact, quite the opposite; they think we had it coming. 

 

When small businesses shut down, they roll their eyes and moan, “ugh, who cares? They are just a bunch of greedy, Scrooge McDucks anyway!”.  When seniors die they shrug their shoulders and quip, “meh, they were old anyway…you can’t live forever”.  As the spine of the energy sector fractures they roar with cheers, “WOOOOOO HOOOOO! Ding dong the witch is dead!  The evil, anti-environmental  oil companies are finally dethroned!!!”  The ideologically rabid cultists don’t have even a microscopic iota of empathy for the increase in bankruptcies, foreclosures, or even the suicides which are all a direct result of the economic armageddon of which we are now merely at the inception of.  To justify their sociopathic Machiavellian perspectives they simply recite a terrible cliche, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” 

 

So, who are the proverbial “they” of which I speak?  Here are a few:

 

1 – Environmental Extremists 

The world truly does face serious environmental issues, and I’m not trivializing this fact in any way.  This being said, there is no denying that the extreme fringe of environmental activism has been becoming more and more mainstream every year. The frantic chicken little screams of “we’re all going to die!” has been getting louder every year, yet the actual actions toward climate change mitigation have been nominal at best.  Although most of the climate change fear mongers have had their sights set firmly on the oil producers, more rational minds admit that the only way to reduce carbon emissions, is by reducing the demand for fossil fuels…not the production.  Reducing the demand requires humans to make severe changes to their lifestyle, which of course very few would do voluntarily.  Some of these changes would include:

  1. Only go out for Groceries once a week at the most
  2. Stop recreational travel such as Sunday drives, Camping, and Holidays.
  3. Stop all recreational air travel, and all Cruises.
  4. Drastically reduce commuting to work by working from home instead
  5. Eat less meat (The Cargil plant just shut down, which supplies at least ⅓ of all Canadian meat processing)
  6. Kill the Oil industry by killing the demand for oil with the above measures. (price per barrel is now negative for the first time in history)

Just imagine how pleased the environmental activists must be now that their impossible demands have now been met!  How else would they have achieved their goals? Truly, this pandemic is a dream come true for David Suzuki, Justin Trudeau, and so many others.  How likely do you think it is that Justin Trudeau would feel motivated to put an end to the lockdown as soon as possible?  My guess is…not very. 

 

2 – Extreme left-wingers, including Pro-Communist groups

It’s been seventy years since the terrifying rise and fall of McCarthyism, but what if Senator Joseph McCarthy was correct in his vehement opposition to  Communism?  Is he looking down on us now with his hands thrown in the air yelling “I told you so!”?  On paper, Communism seems to be a fair and just system of government, where gluttony is outlawed, and extreme poverty is eliminated.  And, microcosms of Communism seem to work quite well in the case of small agrarian communities such as Hutterites, Amish, and Mennonites. By definition, even the Military is a communist organization, though most would argue the obvious parallel.  

 

With every passing year, more and more college and University students can be seen wearing Che (Ernesto) Guevara shirts. Many students and faculty members even laud Chairman Mao Tse-Tung as a folk hero.  Che was a psychopathic murderer, but Mao Tse-Tung was the most murderous dictator in all of human history.  Mao killed so many of his own people, that nobody knows for sure just how many fell victim to his unbridled rage. Some current estimates put the death toll between 35 and 45 million, though other estimates are far higher, exceeding 60 million deaths. Only Stalin stands in direct competition with Mao for the prize of being the most hideous communist dictator of all time, yet the leftists continually cite Hitler as the one and only homicidal maniac in modern history. How horrific is it that not only the aforementioned, but other hideous figures from recent history like Pol Pot are forgotten altogether by our post-secondary educators? Why is it that hard-left extremists not only forgive the horrific crimes of the left…they applaud them?

 

This begs the question, “If leftist extremists can applaud genocide, what else could they endorse as long as it was in line with their ambitions”?  Is supporting a pandemic really that much of a stretch given the last 200 years of history?

 

3 – Never Trumpers

For all who believe that Capitalism is the root of all evil, Trump is their Satan.  Prior to 2015, Trump was lauded as the King of Capitalism, and the epitome of the American dream. Reporters fawned over him, and television networks begged for his attention, until finally, NBC landed a deal with D.J. Trump which resulted in the top-rated show of their entire lineup. 

 

Advertisers paid for ad space which rivaled the Super Bowls price per second and has-been celebrities clambered to be on the second generation of the show in hopes that the exposure might reignite their careers. The same giddy sycophants who yearned for Trump’s approval were quick to turn on him the moment he announced his run for President.  Even Omarosa Manigault, (who was given both a second and a third chance for redemption by Trump) turned on Trump the moment she no longer benefitted from standing in the President’s spotlight.  “Oh how fickle love can be when power and fame tempt thee.”

 

Desperate to dethrone President Trump, his political opponents, supported by the majority of media outlets, have fired every possible accusation and conspiracy theory they could think of at him.  First, they attacked the legitimacy of the election, then when that failed they screamed “RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!” until their lungs burst. After the most exhaustive investigation in modern history, the Russian collusion hoax was debunked.  Still undeterred, the extreme faction of the Democrats squeaked loud enough to convince the DMC to hold a meaningless impeachment vote, knowing full well that it would never come to fruition. The damage which was done to both the country and democracy was considered to be…” worth it”.  Again, this begs the question, “Just how far would the Dems go to dethrone Trump?”  Being that Trump’s #1 accomplishment has been a record-breaking robust economy, wouldn’t it be wonderful if that economy was destroyed?  What if, you could destroy Trump’s best argument for re-election, AND reconfigure society into an environmentalist utopia? Just how far would one go, if only there were a way to make all of this happen?  

 

I’m not claiming that the American Democrats colluded with Justin Trudeau and other hysterical environmentalists to release the COVID19 virus on the world. I am however asking the question, “If they could, …wouldn’t they?”  I wouldn’t put it past them for a second, and no rationally minded person would argue this point. Do I have enough prima facie evidence to make a credible accusation?  No.  No I do not, however, there is in fact more than enough evidence to at least be suspicious.  

 

  1. Justin Trudeau’s government gave nearly one million dollars to the exact SAME laboratory in Wuhan from which the COVID19 virus is very likely to have originated.  To say this is a strange coincidence is a significant understatement. 
  2. The W.H.O. which is largely funded by the Chinese Communist Regime, shielded China from culpability for as long as possible, which put the entire globe at greater risk. Being pro-china can not be detached from being pro-communist. 
  3. Both criticism of the Chinese regime, and/or demands for Chinese culpability results in accusations of racism and/or xenophobia by Liberal Governments. 
  4. Trump was an early adopter of mitigation efforts by being among the first to impose travel restrictions. The media loudly criticized him for this, then when the entire globe followed suit, they criticized him for not imposing the restrictions even earlier.  No matter what Trump does, the media tells the public that his policies are killing Americans.  If the media’s agenda is to dethrone Trump at any cost, then their spectacular flip-flops are not a surprise. 
  5. Dissent is being squelched by both social shaming, and soon by law. EG: Social media deleting all content that questions the official government narrative of COVID19, and Trudeau’s Liberals are now proposing a restriction to free speech for the same end. 

 

None of the above five points constitute a smoking gun, however, all of them constitute smoke. Where there is smoke, there is usually fire and combined, that’s a lot of smoke. 

 

Just remember that throughout all of human history, wherever power could expand, it did expand.  Zealots have always been willing to allow the suffering of others for what they believe to be the greater good; and no, no we have not evolved beyond this terrible flaw in the human psyche. 

 

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Graven Images: The Greening Of Calgary

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The city of Calgary this week elected the first woman mayor in its history. This is a source of great satisfaction to those citizens who cringe at Calgary’s image as part buckaroo/ part bitumen cowboy. The fact that Jyoti Gondek is of Pashtun origin only deepens the sense of accomplishment for the urban elite of Calgary.

How giddy are the wokesters? A CBC reporter illustrated the story with a tweet showing a long series of emoji men followed by a single emoji of a woman. Because journalistic objectivity at the national broadcaster demands a clever tweet.  “Look what we’ve done, world! Woman! Punjabi! Now we can hold our heads up in the polite society of the urban hives.”

The new mayor has a PhD in urban sociology which “furnishes understanding of the complex as well as profound meaning of every urban reality, notably the territorial stabilization of social life, the rise of a space symbol system and culture, and the origin and evolution of human settlements.”

Which sounds like the sort of convoluted stuff that Wokesters toss around when they’re trying to distance themselves from the Stampede crowd. What it means in reality is that Gondek will commit $250 K to declare a climate emergency in Calgary as her first priority as mayor. As this photo below shows, it’s not a moment too soon.

Can she tame the city’s transit snarls and stare down a council bent on destroying the budget? Who knows? Who cares? The natural gas/ petroleum bastards will now have to take a knee to the symbolism of her outreach to Big Climate.  And that’s enough.

Okay, it’s just a mayor in a mid-sized Canadian city, but you have to start with small dreams if you’re going to make the world a progressive paradise. Especially when, like Gondek, you spend every working day cloying with guilt over how Calgary’s energy industry is ravaging Mother Earth.

The big Green virtue dreams are the ones about to be dreamt in Glasgow in the next weeks as the world’s guiltiest liberals— aka the IPCC— convene to reconstitute the world economy by killing fossil fuels. If this all sounds familiar it’s because the Al Gores and Neil Youngs have been hard at this project for decades, sending thunderbolts of doom via a captive media. (Sample: 1987: NASA’s James Hansen predicts world 3C warmer by 2020. Reality: average temp only 0.44C higher.)  And lots more faceplants.

No matter. The evolution of Green is a litany of half-baked predictions and salacious slanders. Even as European governments scramble to replace their sacred renewable dreams with the realities of nuclear power or, gasp, Russian natural gas, the pious will still party like it’s 1999— when all things seemed possible. There’s a revolution of purity happening here, folks, and a few inconvenient facts isn’t going to harsh the vibe.

The vibe, of course, is not climate change or even first women mayors. The vibe is victim culture, re-fitting Marxism so the uncouth and intemperate opposition can be permanently rendered inert. If Marx’s wealth re-distribution is to happen equity— not just equality—  must be achieved. Any weapon at hand— climate, gender, victimization— will serve to get there.

The old Commie’s theories just need a new coat of victim’s paint to make them current. Author Chris Rufo explains how the Left is making the quick flip after their Cold War dreams died in the ‘70s at the altar of capitalist riches. : “… rather than abandon their political project, Marxist scholars in the West simply adapted their revolutionary theory to the social and racial unrest of the 1960s. Abandoning Marx’s economic dialectic of capitalists and workers, they substituted race for class and sought to create a revolutionary coalition of the dispossessed based on racial and ethnic categories.”

Suddenly, it’s all victims, all the time.

Thus the new liturgy, funded by Big Tech oligarchs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Capitalist roaders are failed humans. Writes Christopher Chantrill: “Today’s elites are totally down as Allies of the Oppressed Peoples. Their political power is justified by their untiring support of and advocacy for The Victims.”

Andrea Widburg describes the role reversal in The American Thinker: “In its new iteration, Whites are irredeemably racist and evil.  Equality is a trap because White societal dominance means that the other races (and sexualities) will never be able to catch up.  Forced equity is the only answer, and one way to pave the way for that to happen is to force Whites to remove themselves from society, from the economy, from politics, and from any other area in which they can be seen to have an advantage.”

Celebrating the ascent of symbolism, not the skill-set of politicians such as Barack Obama (and the removal of statues) is how whites willingly remove themselves from the economy and society. As Rufo tweets, “@LockheedMartin, the nation’s largest defense contractor, sent key executives to a three-day white male reeducation camp in order to deconstruct their “white male culture” and atone for their “white male privilege.”

To the surprise of the Marxists, their old enemies on Wall Street are enthusiastically taking the bait.  Now they have only the rump opposition of libertarians and stubborn conservatives left to hammer into shape and the Bernie Sanders revolution, begun in the ‘60s, will be complete.

Calgary will be so proud.

Bruce Dowbiggin @dowbboy is the editor of Not The Public Broadcaster (http://www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com). The best-selling author of Cap In Hand is also a regular contributor to Sirius XM Canada Talks Ch. 167. A two-time winner of the Gemini Award as Canada’s top television sports broadcaster, his new book with his son Evan is called InExact Science: The Six Most Compelling Draft Years In NHL History is now available on http://brucedowbigginbooks.ca/book-personalaccount.aspx

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Vote today in the 2021 Municipal Election – Voting information for Calgary

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From the City of Calgary 

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 is another chance to vote for Mayor, Councillor and Public or Separate School Trustee. Voters are also casting a ballot to vote on fluoridation, senate nominees and two referendum questions. Voting stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 188 locations across the city.

Remember to cast your vote at your designated voting station and bring identification indicating your name and current address of residence. We encourage voters to vote early in the day to minimize wait times. If you are in line when voting stations close at 8 p.m., you will still be allowed to vote.

Know where to vote: Voters must cast their vote at their designated voting station. These locations are listed on the voter information cards and the Election Voter Guide mailed to all residences. Voters can also find their designated voting station by using our online Where Do I Vote tool.

There were many ways to vote in this election. The Advance Vote (Oct. 4-10) turnout was 141,329, not counting shelters, care facilities and voting stations outside of Calgary running elections as part of the separate school board. Special (mail-in) ballots are also being collected for those who were unable to physically visit a voting station.  

“Our priority is to deliver an election that is safe and accessible for all eligible voters. More voting opportunities are being provided to Calgarians as part of the 2021 General Election with an increase in the total number of voting stations overall and longer hours to vote. I encourage everyone who is eligible to get out and vote if you haven’t already done so,” said Returning Officer Kate Martin.

Unofficial results will be announced on calgaryelectionresults.caResults by voting station will be posted on the open data catalogue by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 and official results will be posted by noon on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

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