March 25, 2019

NDP MLA drafts laws against imaginary Nazis while joking about eugenics on Twitter

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

I'm adding another NDP candidate to our catalogue of kooks and radicals in the “Meet Your Destroyers” series. Today's entry is Craig Coolahan, NDP MLA for Calgary-Klein.

Coolahan has spent much of his adult life in union activism, which for him also meant saying rude things to people on the internet who disagreed with his pro-union stance.

And if you haven't heard about Coolahan over the past four years, that's because he's done not much of anything, except try to change laws to keep imaginary Nazis from doing things they weren't doing anyway.

He brought forward a private member's bill to prevent groups who advocate for genocide from registering as a society with the Alberta government. Unfortunately for Coolahan, the supply of neo-Nazis did not meet the demand. Even he couldn’t cite one example that would have necessitated the change in the law.

Legislating against imaginary societies of phantom white supremacists at least kept Coolahan busy and off the internet, though.

Back in 2012, he told someone on Twitter they were “a really good candidate for eugenics!”

But is that really a laughing matter? Alberta had a sad and sickening history of eugenics that robbed thousands of the right to have a family of their own. Nearly 4,500 Albertans were forcibly or covertly sterilized under the Sexual Sterilization Act between 1928 and 1972. Why?

Mental illness, congenital physical defects, alcoholism, poverty, criminality, and even homosexuality.

Aside from Alberta's dark past with eugenics, NDP founder Tommy Douglas, was a staunch proponent of the practice of sterilizing and segregating undesirable human beings too.

No legislator or prospective candidate should dehumanize another person the way Coolahan did. Especially one who sees imaginary Nazis everywhere.

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commented 2019-03-26 16:52:53 -0400
The Calgary – Klein District appears to have been a classic vote split between the two conservative candidates which allowed this kook to win.
The former Wild Rose Candidate Nixon is running under the UCP banner this election .Can he win?
commented 2019-03-26 13:20:03 -0400
Why don’t we ask the Creator of fascism what it is ? ? ?

“Fascism” is a term that was originally coined by the Italian dictator Mussolini to describe his adaptation of Marxism to the conditions of Italy after World War I. Mussolini’s Italian Fascism was a nationalist form of extreme socialism whereas Trotskyism was/is a internationalist form of extreme socialism — with Leninism being somewhere in between.

So was Mussolini a totally original thinker? Not at all. Mussolini was quite intellectual and his thinking was in fact much more up-to-date than that would suggest. He was certainly influenced by Marx and the ancient world but he had a whole range of ideas that extended beyond that. And where did he turn for up-to-date ideas? To America, of course! And the American ideas that influenced him were in fact hard to miss. They were the ideas of the American “Progressives”. And who was the best known Progressive in the world at that time? None other than the President of the United States — Woodrow Wilson — the man who was most responsible for the postwar order in Europe. So Mussolini had to do little more than read his newspapers to hear at least some things about the ideas of the very influential American Progressives.

“The Progressive Era is a period of one big lie after another, crafted upon the false belief that modern government somehow could replace a free market, private property order and create an economy marked both by prosperity and “fairness.” From “scientific” management to “enlightened” religion (called theological liberalism and, later, secularism) to Prohibition to “objective” journalism, the belief was that modern society had found the key to “onward and upward” progress.”
commented 2019-03-26 11:17:07 -0400
WILLIAM KAY, thanks for the video and detailed chronology. With the UCP we were promised a breath of fresh air in Alberta politics but ended up with the usual backroom political stench. Politics as usual.

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”. – Sir Walter Scott
commented 2019-03-26 10:21:20 -0400
This twerp just doesn’t get it. I suppose that it shouldn’t be a surprise as millions like him, the victims of post war ‘Big Education’ all believe it too. They all believe what they were taught / brain washed to believe in an education system firmly in the thrall of socialism.
They believe that Nazis were “far right” when in fact Nazis were Socialists just like Coolahan, Douglas etc. The parallels in policies and actions are too close to ignore and any investigation whose outcome is not predetermined by a controlling overlay of socialist dogma will clearly show tha NAZIS WERE SOCIALISTS.

But don’t take it from me. Let’s let the Nazis speak for themselves;

Nazi ideologist Gregor Strasser proclaimed:

“We are socialists. We are enemies, deadly enemies, of today’s capitalist economic system with its exploitation of the economically weak, its unfair wage system, its immoral way of judging the worth of human beings in terms of their wealth and their money, instead of their responsibility and their performance, and we are determined to destroy this system whatever happens!”

commented 2019-03-26 00:41:02 -0400
This misguided fool is typical of many NDP supporters, especially those of the rabid union persuasion. Sheila is correct about the CCF’s reputed ‘saintly’ leader Tommy Douglas’ flirtation with Eugenics when he was a divinity student at McMaster University in Ontario. To his credit, he abandoned those fascist notions, and squelched attempts at bringing Eugenics policies forward when members of his own CCF party wanted to enact legislation like that passed into law in Alberta by the Social Credit cretins. Eugenics was very popular in the early days of the 20th century and attracted support from British socialists like George Bernard Shaw, many American Democrats and many others. It was also one of the theories welcomed and adopted by Hitler’s National Socialist Party which under-pinned the creation of the NAZI death camps and the Holocaust of t he 1930’s and 1940’s. This kind of fascist thinking is quite in line with socialist dogma supported by the NDP and other anti-semitic haters of Israel and Jews today.
commented 2019-03-26 00:18:22 -0400
Excellent video and detailed chronology.
Thanks, especially not being from Alberta it explains all players.
commented 2019-03-25 23:55:34 -0400
Given the increasing number of involuntary euthanasia, unborn babies with Down Syndrome required to be aborted (Iceland 100%), not to mention 3rd trimester abortions, the insensitivity of his statement(s) should have warranted firing. Eugenics decides who is worth living and who is not. Our assisted suicide/euthanasia laws are now taking care of the unwanted, the unneeded and purifying society. This is the new version of eugenics.
The disposable society.
commented 2019-03-25 23:33:48 -0400
Here’s my latest video on the Alberta election. I strongly encourage more of The Rebel Comments section crowd to start making and posting your own videos. It’s easier than you think. I’d tune in!
commented 2019-03-25 22:53:59 -0400
NAZI, translated in to English, stands for ‘The Socialist Democratic Party of Germany’. Adolf would have loved Justin, in more ways than one.
commented 2019-03-25 22:51:43 -0400
I’d have simply asked him what grade he’s in?
commented 2019-03-25 21:12:03 -0400
My brother Roy was one who was castrated by the government. I thank God that I wasn’t because of my poor vision. Even so, NDP should be grilled whenever their MLAs have posted anything offensive, joke or not.