Thursday, 18 April 2019

Negative Campaigns, Character Assassinations and Resistance

Today the Attorney General of the United States released the long awaited Mueller Report concerning Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, collusion and obstruction of justice. It may be a coincidence but it is also just days after the Alberta provincial elections. I believe that I could end this book with my thoughts on these two historic events. 
First why is the release of the Mueller report important? For one it was an un-relented attack on a duly elected President of the United States, the most important office in the world. Ever since the night of his election, Donald Trump has been accused of every single crime possible by his delusional political opponents. He has also been labelled a racist, misogynist and a xenophobe, every time that he has changed or attempted to make changes to existing laws. After two years of investigation and $25 million of taxpayers’ money the attacks by the Democrats and the liberal mass media will not stop just because the Mueller report has found no collusion with Russia and no clear evidence of obstruction of justice in the firing of the former FBI Director James Comey. The so called ‘resistance’ will continue in different ways, as the Democrats who have a majority in the House of Congress will block any legislation put forward by the President. The 2020 Presidential election is already under way and the focus is not going to be so much on policy but rather on character assassination.
Closer to home, after a resounding defeat of the NDP government by the United Conservative Party under Jason Kenney’s leadership, the resistance has already started. Former Finance Minister Joe Ceci has already called for more investigations of the UCP leadership race. Despite a resounding victory which saw a voter turnout of 71% of the electorate, and the election of a large UCP majority, some in the media are still talking about social issues. In my view social issues are important and are in most cases established already in the laws of the land. During the campaign, negative attacks on UCP candidates were numerous; candidates were accused of being bigots, racists, misogynists, xenophobes and of course Islamophobes. In a desperate attempt to sway voters from their four years of failed policies the NDP and their friends in the media could not help themselves but focus on social issues. Moreover, the constant barrage of pollsters who had their predictions, once again proven to be wrong, was constantly being used to sway voters. The only poll that mattered was the election results; Albertans completely rejected all these attacks from the left who ignored the fact that when you have no job, and cannot put food on the table, social issues, real or fake, were secondary to the electorate’s decision.
In conclusion, I urge the public to start learning from these two events, and see for themselves the duplicity of the left and the liberal mass media. Future elections will continue to use the same negative methods to tarnish conservative views and policies. The next Canadian Federal election will see the same tactics from the Liberals who will be desperate to obfuscate the failures of a vacuous Prime Minister, and his alleged attempt at obstruction of justice.
As for Russian interference in national elections, it will be the norm rather that the exception. Western governments must be vigilant because this is the new warfare as used by Vladimir Putin. It is not so much as trying to elect one candidate to the detriment of another, but rather an attempt to disrupt democracy and cause chaos. But the biggest threat to democracy is the leftist liberal mass media, which cannot see the forest for the trees. They have become so enamored by progressive policies that they will do anything to stop conservative policies being discussed let alone being implemented.
Citizens in the free world should be very afraid not only of foreign governments’ interference in their democracy, but be cautious of the enemy within – the liberal mass media.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Collusion and Obstruction, are they just words?

For the past two years the media has been obsessed by the words collusion and obstruction of justice. The focus of the reports has been Trump and the alleged Russian connection during the 2016 presidential election, and his firing of the FBI Director James Comey. However the Canadian media has vastly ignored what was under their noses at home.
Now that the anticipated Mueller report is out, finally the Canadian media can now focus on the SNC Lavalin/Liberal government scandal. Was there collusion and obstruction of justice? Well the recent events seem to clearly point in that direction.  While the Democrats are still fighting the findings of the Mueller report, which found no collusion and no clear evidence of obstruction of justice by the President, perhaps it is time for the Canadian public to understand what is really happening in this country.
SNC Lavalin is a Canadian Company based in Quebec which operates internationally. It is alleged that during their business dealings with foreign governments, officials have used bribery to obtain contracts. The law strictly forbids Canadians and Canadian companies to use bribery in foreign countries. As a result of SNC’s dealings in Libya, the company may be facing criminal charges. But under an agreement which came into law last fall, SNC Lavalin could apply for a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) which would allow the company to pay its way out of lengthy and costly criminal trials. It is further reported that the DPA law may have been passed to allow SNC Lavalin to avoid the trials, because employees of the company had been donors to the Liberal party.
The former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, was removed from her position in a Cabinet re-shuffle, and caused a tsunami of events that saw the Prime Minister and others defending their actions. It seems that many actors, including the Prime Minister were  involved  in a  systemic cabal to pressure  Wilson –Raybould to grant a DPA to SNC Lavalin. Those who have lost their jobs a s result of testimonies are the PMO chief of Staff  Gerald Butts and the top civil servant, and  Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, who had become too political in his position .
After disclosures and the release of a recorded conversation between Wilson-Raybould and Wernick, it became quite apparent that it was no longer a whiff of a scandal but in fact a full blown scandal of collusion and obstruction of justice. To further exacerbate the situation The President of the Treasury Board Jane Philpott resigned in solidarity with the former Justice Minister. In response to these resignation and the growing scandal the Prime Minister made the decision to eject the two former High Level Ministers from the Liberal party and said : ““The trust that previously existed between these two individuals and our team has been broken, whether it’s taping conversations without consent, or repeatedly expressing a lack of confidence in our government or me personally as leader,”
What Canadians should be concerned about this whole affair, is this scandal is very reminiscent of the Watergate case. High level resignations and tape recorded conversations. As reported by the Washington Post In the most traumatic government upheaval of the Watergate crisis, President Nixon yesterday discharged Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and accepted the resignations of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus.”..
Perhaps with the Prime Minister suing the Opposition Leader, Andrew Scheer, for defamation, Canadians will possibly get the real truth. However we should not hold our breath, because a court case may not come forward before the elections in October or sooner.
The question is why does the Canadian media focusses so much on United States scandals and yet just gleans  tit-bits on Canadian possible collusion and obstruction of justice. Maybe the Canadian media has different meanings for these infractions.