Amnesty International used to be a respected organization worldwide. They used to target dictatorships where human rights were violated. Torture,imprisonment without trial, executions, infringements on free speech etc. were highlighted and exposed by Amnesty International for the world to see and condemn.
In light of Amnesty International’s absurd condemnation of Jason Kenney’s actions to protect Alberta industries, Amnesty International has demonstrated quite clearly that they have sadly degraded into just another extreme left group who has lost touch completely with their initial mandate.
The “war room” was a campaign promise made by Kenney and the left is furious that he dared to actually follow through with it. Alberta’s energy industry has been suffering under a coordinated attack from domestic and international groups who use our own court system along with a constant barrage of misinformation about our industries. These efforts to stunt Alberta’s growth have been successful as our resources are becoming increasingly landlocked while other nations enjoy fossil fuel production booms. We needed to organize to counter this and Kenney is doing just that.
The “war room” will counter misinformation as it surfaces and will work to ensure that Alberta’s interests are represented and defended in the seemingly endless legal battles.
While it is arguable as to whether or not this “war room” concept will be effective, it is without doubt that Rachel Notley’s policy of passive appeasement of energy opponents for four years was an abject failure. It will be hard to do worse than her on this file so there is little to be lost with the “war room” approach.
So what human rights are being violated with this war room effort?
Speech and assembly are as protected and free as ever. Our courts haven’t changed. No new laws have been created. No new police forces are on the move.
It is simply absurd and ridiculous that in having a government working to defend our local industries that we are accused of violating human rights.
The ridiculous actions of Amnesty International and the cranks who support them in their vapid accusations are undercutting the impact of real human rights violations that are actually happening around the world. This increasing derangement against a democratically elected majority government in a free country is doing a disservice to all the work that past human rights advocates have fought for.
Love or hate Kenney, he is violating no human rights in Alberta and this bullshit needs to be called out.
Unfortunately, we can look forward to accusations against Kenney becoming more shrill and absurd as he pursues the mandate that Albertans gave him.
Hell hath no fury like that of a socialist scorned (by the electorate).