Double Standards

Eeeevil Lefties: ‘This is a disaster. We should aim to prevent future disasters. What went so wrong?’
Rawlco: “it will be positive and it will go a long way to mitigating Alberta’s downturn.”

He’s a story about how people survived north of the Fort Mac wildfire.

I noticed that tweet first, and it was out of context. I thought it might be referring to the 25,000 Syrian refugees that took months to bring to Canada, late.

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press thinks:

FLAME WARS: political parties are expected to set their rivalries aside in the face of tragedy. As wildfire pushed the population of Fort McMurray into a state of homelessness, the non-partisan reaction went a step further as politicians asked the public to set their own critiques aside as well.

“There have always been fires. There have always been floods,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“Pointing at any one incident and saying, ‘Well, this is because of that,’ is neither helpful nor entirely accurate. We need to separate a pattern over time from any one event.”

Meanwhile, Huffington Post thinks:

“Talking About Wildfires And Climate Change Isn’t Playing Politics”

“Stating that climate change is political, instead about science, is exactly the problem. It indicates our society’s grim lack of awareness over the most pressing issue now facing humanity. And May was repeating the science.”

One response to “Double Standards

  1. Postmedia boasts about the humanitarian efforts made by oil companies in the wake of the disaster, as if their good deed excuses the decades of insults and harm.

    “But in the oil patch, these companies are like a benevolent second government.”

    Corporatocracy isn’t so bad, eh? Beats Fascism if we don’t have that.
    http://calgaryherald.com/storyline/tristin-hopper-hate-all-you-want-but-a-burning-fort-mcmurray-was-pretty-happy-it-had-a-bunch-of-oil-companies-next-door

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