May 07, 2015

Four worrying things about Rachel Notley’s election night speech

Rebel Staff
 

Rachel Notley, the incoming premier of Alberta, has a Che Guevara wristwatch. As in, she looks at a picture of a Communist revolutionary and murderer countless times a day. She even wears it in the Legislature.

At least that’s what she was like until Tuesday night, when her NDP won Alberta’s election.

So what’s she like now?

I watched her victory speech, and I found four things she said that made me worry.

Maybe she’s a lot more reasonable now, at age 51, than she was way, way back when she was just 50.

We’ll find out soon.

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commented 2015-05-09 00:27:04 -0400
I don’t think it was the stupid albertans who caused this result. The stupid non albertans migrating to Edmonton for the opportunity. Well so much for that
commented 2015-05-08 14:14:32 -0400
David Kitchen said:-
“All this rubbish you people get on with talking about left versus right when it has no bearing on elections is just a waste of energy”
The bearing comes when the socialists move forward with their agenda. Often election results end up with the tyranny of the majority.
commented 2015-05-08 07:48:30 -0400
A sad election for The Rebel followers. Political power is achieved not by which party presents the best platform but time for a change. All this rubbish you people get on with talking about left versus right when it has no bearing on elections is just a waste of energy. So please stop crying in your beer and get on with your life.
commented 2015-05-08 06:42:18 -0400
The NDP victory really stops at the Edmonton city limits. I’ve looked at a good many of the riding’s they won outside of Edmonton, and including Calgary. It’s the same storry over and over again. The majority of people out side of Edmonton voted against the NDP. The combined vote split between the PC’s and and WR was thousands of votes more than the NDP, and in each case the WR getting more votes than the PC’s. The PC’s own internal polling must have shown them that they were not going to win, and they stayed in to split the vote and let the NDP get in. The last act of a despicable vengeful party bent on destruction for being rejected.
commented 2015-05-08 02:26:30 -0400
At worst, I think Rachel Notley’s sporting of a Che Guevera wristwatch is a poorly-conceived fashion statement of her “progressive” credentials. It’s meant to be a nod to the young, naive, idealistic, and woefully misinformed hipster generation, as if to say, “I’m still one of you!” Sadly, they seem to have swallowed it, hook, line and sinker.
I highly doubt she actually supports the brutal violence and revolutionary tactics Che Guevera employed, but she doesn’t seem to mind trading in on a perceived affiliation with the leftist-idealization of Guevera as a communist hero for political support.
She’s not that stupid, at least I hope not. All her ‘looks’ are carefully and strategically orchestrated to appeal to the widest-possible audience.
Daniel, well said. Egil — check your facts. Who brought in high-priced “green” energy? Liberals. Majority of Albertans? Try 41% of the popular vote. The Wildrose came in at 24%, and the PCs came in at 28%, despite the former gaining 16 seats and the latter losing 60 from their pre-election totals. Combined, votes cast for the Wildrose and PCs accounted for 52% of the popular vote. If anything, this shows that most Albertans prefer centrist and right-of-centre politics, by at least a 10% margin.
Notwithstanding these results, I don’t fall prey to the oft-refrained criticism of Canada’s electoral system (first past the post) that I hear time and again from my liberal friends who are disenchanted whenever a conservative party/leader wins a general election. You don’t hear them complaining about the lack of majority support for the winning party based on percentage of the popular vote now that the NDP are the beneficiaries, do you? That to me says a great deal.
“Justice is the act of acknowledging that which exists” – Ayn Rand. And reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, continues to exist – Philip K. Dyck.
commented 2015-05-07 21:14:51 -0400
Ayn Rand:

“Who is John Galt?”

“The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man’s self-defense, and, as such, may resort to force only against those who start the use of force. The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breaches or fraud by the others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law. But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against the victims deprived of the right of self-defense. Such a government substitutes for morality the following rule of social conduct: you may do whatever you please to your neighbor, provided your gang is bigger than his.”

“There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.”

“The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights; under socialism, the right to property (which is the right of use and disposal) is vested in “society as a whole,” i.e., in the collective, with production and distribution controlled by the state, i.e., by the government.
Socialism may be established by force, as in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—or by vote, as in Nazi (National Socialist) Germany. The degree of socialization may be total, as in Russia—or partial, as in England. Theoretically, the differences are superficial; practically, they are only a matter of time. The basic principle, in all cases, is the same.
The alleged goals of socialism were: the abolition of poverty, the achievement of general prosperity, progress, peace and human brotherhood. The results have been a terrifying failure—terrifying, that is, if one’s motive is men’s welfare.
Instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it. The degree of socialization has been the degree of disaster. The consequences have varied accordingly.”
“There is no difference between the principles, policies and practical results of socialism—and those of any historical or prehistorical tyranny. Socialism is merely democratic absolute monarchy—that is, a system of absolutism without a fixed head, open to seizure of power by all corners, by any ruthless climber, opportunist, adventurer, demagogue or thug.
When you consider socialism, do not fool yourself about its nature. Remember that there is no such dichotomy as “human rights” versus “property rights.” No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the “right” to “redistribute” the wealth produced by others is claiming the “right” to treat human beings as chattel.”

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”
commented 2015-05-07 20:57:01 -0400
I spoke to a couple of NDP voters at work yesterday. They had no idea what they voted for. I told them that she was a liberation theologist, and explained to them what that meant. Then I told them that the environment would come before their families and livelihood., and that they should prepare to pay a carbon tax, and a p.s.t.
They exclaimed to me , at that point that no one told them that. They said that everyone else was voting NDP so they did.
My remark to them was " You screwed yourself, but you also screwed the rest of us."
“What are we supposed to do now?” they said.
F***ing idiots.
commented 2015-05-07 20:27:03 -0400
A Che Guevara watch? She really is a red diaper baby. What were those idiots in Alberta thinking.

She is spewing the usually garbage that is regarded as intelligent discourse in the universities but is utter garbage in the real world. Her idea of energy sources probably starts with getting energy from hamster treadmills.

Think about it, she grew up around a father who led the NDP in Alberta when it had no chance of winning but kept its garbage rhetoric of Social Justice (aka Share the Wealth) where someone starts a company and works 18 hour days 7 days a week to see profits in ten years and then have to share these profits with a misfit able bodied 35 year old pothead who has been on welfare since high school.
commented 2015-05-07 20:01:53 -0400
Time will tell. A politicians biggest job is to do well enough to get re-elected. If she f**ks up too bad, her gig is done. But how long to get over the damage? At least the Wildrose is there to hold her feet to the fire.
commented 2015-05-07 18:10:15 -0400
Che Guevera watch? Really? How juvenile is that? Like a school girl crush or mindless student worshipping. Rachel tips her hand methinks. Albertans are in for a very unpleasant roller coaster ride.
commented 2015-05-07 18:08:10 -0400
Well done Ezra. Missed one very important thing. When the crowd booed Stephen Harper’s name during the NDP victory speech. Completely distasteful amid an NDP victory. Alberta at that very moment saw just how childish the NDP truly are. They can’t drop the Harper-hating even for one moment. Shame on them.
commented 2015-05-07 18:08:04 -0400
Albertans! You’ll be sorry…….
commented 2015-05-07 17:10:26 -0400
Egil Lomeland wrote – Pointing out the political left leaning on a person who was elected by a majority of Albertans is not helpful today. If the WR party had been half competent they would have been on this during the election. The corruption and incompetence of the right is to blame.
It is not a matter of “pointing out” but stating what anyone who is old enough to vote should already know what each parties ideals are. Trying to blame the WildRose is just a copout. Also, as far as corruption of the right goes, the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta has moved to the left of center some years back. There is little of the “right” left in that party. As for the WildRose, they are the only true party of the right in Alberta at the moment, and so far, since they have not yet held the reins of power, there is no cause to label them corrupted and incompetent.
commented 2015-05-07 16:24:13 -0400
Shocked, SHOCKED, I’M TRUELY SHOCKED do you mean the NDP leader is a communist.
Can you just see that forests of windmillas they spin killing the magratory birds and you Albertan’s paying paying 80 cents a KW hour blanketing those beautifull hills of the Alberta Rockies.
I’m glad to to know Albertans are happy paying higher fuel prices higher tobacco taxes higher user fees and Iknow the industries are joyful in the higher income tax bracket I know they will find a happy home in Saskatchwan. But will the commies have the heart to down size the government I think not because in other provinces they just kept on spending and by the way taxing Iknow because I am living through it
Readers do what I did contribute to THE REBEL campaign to raise funds to open an Alberta office all we need is 500 people to contribute $50 to raise the fund to $50-K all you have to do is take it from your pay pal account like i did. WE HAVE TO KEEP THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS
commented 2015-05-07 16:06:10 -0400
Diversified economy: We’ve been trying to do that for 50 years not by getting rid of the oil & gas sector, but by ADDING other industries. I don’t think her efforts will do any better.
The implication that we are screwing up the environment and that we need big brother to fix it just plain pisses me off. Yes, I’ve been pushed that far.
One last thing: Alberta, closed for business.
commented 2015-05-07 16:03:29 -0400
Who brought in high priced green energy? The PC government. Just look at your power bill to see the cost increase over the past few years – more to come.
Pointing out the political left leaning on a person who was elected by a majority of Albertans is not helpful today. If the WR party had been half competent they would have been on this during the election. The corruption and incompetence of the right is to blame.
commented 2015-05-07 15:46:07 -0400
Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States:

Wyatt’s Torch
Then in November of 2017, the government changed the rules, seemingly overnight. Wyatt had laid plans for expansion of his facilities, using Rearden Metal to accomplish this, and, as mentioned, for a pipeline. But thanks to a series of directives affecting Rearden Steel, he saw that that would never happen, because his “fair share” would never be sufficient. Furthermore, Washington issued at least two directives that made rail shipment ridiculously inefficient, mainly by imposing unnecessary limits on their speed (60 mph) and consists (60 cars max).
While he was wondering what to do, the namesake of the John Galt line came to see him. Ellis Wyatt received a young man (age about 37) who obviously had a mission. John Galt told him that he had a right to exist, and that he ought to decide now whether to put up with such interferences any longer.
Ellis Wyatt decided that he would not. As it happened, neither would any of many other businessmen who had relocated to Colorado after the John Galt Line had opened, and who now saw Colorado’s favorable business conditions utterly destroyed.
Wyatt rigged his oil fields with high explosives and set them off all at once. The resulting fire, thereafter known as “Wyatt’s Torch,” would prove impossible to extinguish. Shortly before he walked away from his property for the last time, he erected a sign near its front gate:
“ I am leaving it as I found it. Take over. It’s yours. ”
Wyatt then converted all the cash he had on hand to gold or machinery, and cargo planes to carry it. John Galt gave him a very special chart to a place he recognized at once: it was the old mining town of Ouray, Colorado, that years ago had dried up for a second time after even the tourist trade had failed it. He knew that Midas Mulligan had bought the land many years ago, and also knew that Mulligan’s holdings included part of a key basin that Wyatt knew was laden with oil-rich shale. And now John Galt was offering him a special pass into the vast portion of the Uncompaghre River Valley that Mulligan owned.
Ellis Wyatt cheerfully flew to Ouray, now called Mulligan’s Valley, but which he would come to know as Galt’s Gulch. This place became his home. Later Wyatt was surprised to see that the fire at his oil fields was visible even from the secluded valley to which he and so many other leading businessmen had now retreated.
commented 2015-05-07 15:39:28 -0400
to editor: megaphone link is broken (no caps in url)
commented 2015-05-07 15:33:19 -0400
Donald Craig said:-
“mass murderer che. castro, the ayahtollah, chavez, the vichy french fascists….this is the trudeau family wall of fame…all much adored” and don’t forget PET the brains behind this or lack of them supplied ZANLA and ZIPRA and did so illegally. If Notley really has a Che watch and adores his work then she is unqualified to lead anything.
commented 2015-05-07 15:11:35 -0400
Does anybody know if any way to remove this communist party out of office before 2019 by impeachment or any another way?
commented 2015-05-07 14:57:02 -0400
Rachel Notley is bob rae with boobs. This is going to get ugly. There you go stupid Alberta voters – get ready for higher taxes, regulation and MOAR BIGGER GEWBERMINT. You asked for adolf hitler? You got one. (both are socialists, get it MSM?)
commented 2015-05-07 14:55:17 -0400
Alberta is resource based. Be it petroleum, lumber, agriculture or mining. There is nothing else here. Nothing else that could help support the rest of the country. Diversification was tried, but failed. I wonder what new industry she is going to dream up that I will have to pay for?
commented 2015-05-07 14:55:00 -0400
mass murderer che. castro, the ayahtollah, chavez, the vichy french fascists….this is the trudeau family wall of fame…all much adored
commented 2015-05-07 14:35:39 -0400
From Milan, “Welcome to “have not” province status, Alberta, thanks to the NDP”. Thanks to 35% of the electorate who put them there. Anyone wanting prop rep now?
commented 2015-05-07 14:26:02 -0400
Anybody remember “Rae Days” when the NDP was in power in Ontario? Notley Days…..just doesn’t have the same ring.

Welcome to “have not” province status, Alberta, thanks to the NDP.
commented 2015-05-07 14:15:46 -0400
Talk about being a few days late in bringing this out….
commented 2015-05-07 14:02:12 -0400
Yep, bought and paid for by the Teachers Union and others, and Notley comes across as actually proud of it. I’m throwing up in my mouth just imagining the damage she and her commie buddies are going to inflict.
commented 2015-05-07 13:55:25 -0400
The underlying speak of typical NDP socialism. Spend and tax for big government, environment, and any social program that can be imagined, then spend and tax more till deficit and debt are beyond recovery. Welcome to the Greece of Albertario.

Could hope I am wrong, but looking at most every NDP or socialist type government in Canada and the U.S. it is a very high odds safe bet I am not.
commented 2015-05-07 13:31:42 -0400
Robert Gabriel Mugabe and Rachel Notley love the same dead terrorist maniac, Che Guevara. I hope she doesn’t have anymore in common with him.