Wow, bible-thumping Preston Manning writes a whole column on The next chapter in the Alberta story — Let’s give Albertans the future they deserve, without once mentioning the Alberta Tar Sands, the single largest environmental disaster on the planet.
Does he not realize just how ironic the phrase ‘Let’s give Albertans the future they desire and deserve’ really is?
Obviously, Albertans deserve it all … at the expense of the rest of Canada and the entire fucking planet.
Manning’s sophomoric appeal is complete with a picture which itself couldn’t be more ironic. Gone is the stalwart Alberta cowboy, the fertile open plain, the throngs of healthy vibrant people.
The future is a straight strip of asphalt running straight at a mountain which, by this time next year, no doubt will be removed as an impediment to Alberta’s progress.
Tone-deaf political leaders have no place in Alberta’s future. The world is screaming and it needs to be heard.
With Alberta’s recent history, the next chapter in the province’s history could well further accelerate the final chapter.