Consolidating the Right in Alberta – A Grass Roots Take on the PC Party Leadership Debate (FREEPOM)

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Unraveling the Liberal-Socialist Agenda Close to Home

By JC Collins

This article is a more granular analysis on the regional politics in my home province of Alberta, Canada.  Some readers around the world may not find it as interesting as our usual material related to the international monetary system and subsequent geopolitics.  But I would suggest that it is relevant in that it is reflective of the larger international “right” oriented “new modern nationalism” which is unraveling the broader liberal agenda.

The approach I’ve always taken to politics is that I reserved the right to withhold my vote until a time in my life when I felt the level of knowledge and wisdom required to make informed and reasonable decisions had been met.  Around the age of 40 I began to feel like I had reached this mystical level of political enlightenment and began to ponder on the broader realities of life in Alberta, and Canada as a whole.

Over the years I have watched the ruling Progressive Conservatives (PC) manage the province through the market cycles of oil and gas revenue with relative competence.  The party’s origins under Premier Peter Lougheed were strengthened as a response to the then liberal-socialist agenda of Pierre Trudeau. It is Pierre’s son Justin who now resides in Ottawa as our Prime Minister with an agenda to degrade Alberta’s energy assets with the same zeal as his father back in the 1970’s.

For those who don’t know the oil sands in Alberta are one of the major economic drivers in Canada and younger Trudeau’s proclamation of “phasing out the oil sands” should be a rallying call for all Albertans and Canadians that the time has come to unravel the madness of the liberal-socialist agenda in our own nation.

Which brings us to the PC Party Leadership Debate which took place in my home of Edmonton.

Marianne and I pulled up in front of the venue fashionably late by 3 minutes.  Upon entering we were greeted with registration tables.  After signing in we entered the hall and scanned for the best seats.  The front section was full of course so we found seats with the best views just behind the MSM video camera folk from Global News and CTV, both of whom are the Canadian equivalents to liberal propagandists CNN and MSNBC, but with a weird Canadian politeness.

The candidates were introduced with the usual pomp and civilities.  There were four of them. Within minutes of the opening statements the front runner was clear.

Leadership candidate Jason Kenney has shifted from federal politics, where he served in varying capacities over the years, to provincial politics in the hope of uniting the two right conservative parties in Alberta, being the PC’s and the ill named Wildrose.

The last provincial election saw the PC’s four decade rule of entitlement come to a humiliating end at the hands of the New Democratic Party (NDP).  The NDP is the extreme socialist left which is introducing carbon taxes and has already began to “phase-out” our coal industry.  Their platform of social justice wealth transfers and increased taxes have already decimated previous Canadian provinces who fell for the sound bites and promises of free things.  Nothing is free.  That is what forty-three years of young wisdom has brought me.

The conservative right in Alberta suffered a horrible defeat as both parties, PC and Wildrose, split the vote and swayed the election.  During the debate it was acknowledged by the candidates that the NDP need to be removed from power forthwith, even if it means calling an early election.  Though thinking on what fortunate turn of events would force the NDP to do such a thing is hard to imagine.

This was suggested by candidate Byron Nelson, a lawyer based in Calgary and lifelong PC member.  Interestingly enough it was also Nelson who repeated his talking point that the Jason Kenney strategy of consolidating both conservative party’s as the best opportunity to beat the NDP in 2019 was unworkable as two years did not provide enough time for such a merger to take place.  Suggesting an early election would serve to strengthen his own argument it would appear.

Let me tell you, in the mining world where I come from a lot can be accomplished in two years.  The mere merger of two conservative platforms who have demographic bases which virtually vote identical provides amazing grounds to shape something new and powerful in this province.  To suggest otherwise would be…well….it would be un-Albertan.

Candidate Richard Starke, a serving MLA in the Alberta Legislature, echoed Nelson’s concerns about two years not being enough time to consolidate the right.  Starke, a veterinarian from the town of Lloydminster would do well as the Minister of Health in a new and empowered conservative majority but it was hard to imagine him as the Premier.

The other candidate was something of an embarrassment.  Former MLA Stephen Khan stood to the left of Jason Kenney and spent the bulk of his talking time attacking the former federal PC.  The frequency of these misdirection’s and attempts at character assassination failed miserably and became so transparent that the crowd of over 600 attendees booed and heckled with low clapper participation.   Whomever convinced Khan of this strategy should be tarred and feathered before being dumped into the NDP crowd where they belong.

Harsh?  Not at all.

Every candidate except Kenney fell right in line with the liberal talking points that have hijacked our western politics for decades. Jason Kenney was the only one who had the political wisdom to stay on message and make the obvious point that we already have laws which protect human rights.  It started with the Magna Carta in the 13th Century which was meant to protect the rights of the church and liberty for the masses.

At times it felt like the “PC” in PC Party stood for “politically correct”.  Jason Kenney was the only one who put forward a straight talking and common sense conservative strategy to address the challenges of overcoming the urban liberal vote and wining Alberta back in 2019.

I get it.  There are those in the PC Party of Alberta who feel like Kenney is moving into their territory from the federal level.  Too bad.  The last election was such a disaster that it’s hard to imagine that it wasn’t intentionally thrown to the NDP.  Based on what I heard today at the leadership debate it would appear there are those who are willing to let the 2019 election go the same way as the last.

The PC Party of Alberta needs to elect Jason Kenney as leader and begin the process of merging with the Wildrose. It can be done.  Bring in the right people who know how to get things done.

Now I know that Wildrose leader Brian Jean wouldn’t like this as Kenney has the connections in Ottawa and around the world where a larger strategy to unravel the liberal agenda is taking place.  This means that it would be difficult to remove Kenney from the leadership position once the party’s consolidate.  There are others as well within both parties who would see their power and influence degraded after such a merger.  But are we really willing to gamble with another NDP term?  It would be disastrous for Alberta.

Once the merger is complete the work can begin on selecting MLA candidates for the 2019 election.  It is important that the conservative right implements the correct strategy on candidate selection, especially in the urban areas where the NDP had strong representation and won almost all the seats in the last election.  Edmonton itself it like a liberal stronghold but the MLA’s and ministers are weak and can be removed with straight talk and humility.  A little political wisdom wouldn’t hurt either.

Over the last three years I have had the honor of making friendships and communicating with so many of you from around the world.  Whether it’s American’s looking for truth and understanding, or Europeans who can already see some of the multilateral changes which we have been discussing, the world is awakening from decades of socialist slumber to take back their governments and way of life from the tyrants of failed multiculturalism and open borders.

POM will continue to focus on these macro mandates and monetary transformations but will begin to dedicate some time and space to the politics of Alberta.  Defeating the liberal agenda close to home is another big piece in returning the world to balance and prosperity.  I will do my part.

All in all the debate confirmed what I already suspected.  We’ll be a few years behind the conservative revolution taking place south of the border but we’re well on our way with a strategy to consolidate the right.  The Alberta coal mines shouldn’t cash their NDP cheques just yet.  – JC

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