The kids are alright, at least they are here in Alberta.
On Friday afternoon, about 100 climate activists from Climate Justice Edmonton marched from Churchill Square to the legislature to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and how we're all going to die in 11 and a one-third years, or whatever the climate Armageddon countdown clock has us at today.
But these aren’t the kids that give me hope for the future. Once the doomsday parade made it to the legislature, they were confronted by a group of well dressed high school graduates in the grounds to have some grad pictures taken.
The high schoolers, mostly boys, chanted “Pipelines! Pipelines!” at the horrified environmentalists.
Wonderful! I’m glad to know these kids graduated from the NDP indoctrination camps of public education and yet, are somehow still pragmatic enough to support pipelines.
At some point during the tense afternoon, while a group of the pro-pipeline grads stood behind the activists who were yelling on the legislature steps, a young environmentalist named “Jada” charged out of the crowd and tried to tackle the boys before being snatched up by the police and eventually released without charges.
What happened next was an attempt by a Climate Justice organizer - an adult named Emma Jackson - and an NDP MLA named Janice Irwin to perpetuate a Covington Catholic School style hoax on the public by spreading a story about a clash between aggressive conservative and gentle, climate change fighting peaceniks.
But just like with the Covington scandal that wasn’t, the lies fell flat when confronted with video.
Today I’ll show you the video of the oil loving teenage heroes speaking up for thousands of Albertans at the legislature, the attack and what led up to it, and how the NDP-Big Green machine revealed themselves to be a bunch of hypocrites for trying to “out” these kids for their peaceful pipeline support.