Almost had me going with the re-post…in the beginning I thought you had written a long, fairly amusing conspiracy theory to explain why the Liberals would be better protecting BC jobs…then I saw that you copied and pasted it from an obscure Liberal candidate spouting the party line. I was soooo disappointed…you’re part of the conspiracy.
Bizarre theory to say the least. Essentially the theory suggests that a union in the United States is sharing the same duvet covers as Donald Trump (bought off at the cost of a cheap souvenir pen and a trip to the White House) and further that somehow John Horgan has snuggled up to both the big US union and Donald Trump? Donald, a Republican of the ‘freedom to work legislation’ Republicans?
Even more bizarre are the number of people who have respond to the accusations as if they had some validity. But that’s how conspiracy theories gain validity.
Some key points being overlooked: unions are generally democratic organizations that promote and protect the best interests of their members. (Cue to demonize unions there if you didn’t catch it!) Hence a US union would promote and protect the best interests of US workers – which could easily be argued would exclude the importation of BC logs and lumber at subsidized costs allegedly lower than US product. It would then be very supportive of a tariff being imposed. Makes sense to me … but obviously not in your conspiracy minded plot.
Unluckily the signing took place at the Winter White House (hence the pen as a souvenir)…I’m sure at the summer White house they would have been bribed with chocolate cake and bombs.
But wait…there’s more! Like any good conspiracy theory the logic (?) stretches even further…the US union buys off the Provincial political party (NDP) with a donation. Implied strings attached – that the NDP will sell BC jobs down the river. Strangely enough what is being interpreted as a bribe to shut down NDP support of jobs…may just be an example of a democratic organization supporting a political party to support the protection of jobs in BC. Free speech and freedom of choice sort of thing. Like the union local did in expressing their support of the Liberals.
But no, somehow the donation is part of the conspiracy – if so, and there is a history of unions donating to political party’s why don’t the Liberals just shut it down?
And the theory goes on and on…with no logical end in sight! (As an aside I have this vision of Christy micro aggressively grabbing Trumps elbow and telling him to ‘Calm down Don’).
By the way…kudo’s to the Liberals for working to eliminate the deficit over the last ten years or so. Now if they’d just stop ballooning the provincial debt: which they have by around 21 billion over the same time frame. With more debt to come!
Totally unrelated to anything. I hear Bannon’s been looking for a temporary job while he smooths things over with Donald. Any ideas where he is?