May. 27, 2019

Our new MP Paul Manly, 9/11, climate and council

Global News broke the story of our new MP (sworn in today, Nanaimo Ladysmith riding, Vancouver Island) and his questionable comments concerning the facts of 9/11 and his apparent association with the 9/11 truth movement. That movement as Global describes it:

"Supporters of the 9/11 truth movement dispute the commonly-accepted account that Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Centre towers, which collapsed as a result of those crashes."

Paul Manly says he is not involved with such movements but maintains that there is a lot of conspiracy theories floating about. He actually did interviews with a conspiracy theorist in 2007 and 2011, according to Global. 

Manly maintains that such stories about him are coming out now to distract people’ attention from the big issue "climate change".

He says according to Global: "They are probably trying to create a distraction, and probably trying to create a distraction from what is really important, which is climate change,” Manly said.

Isn’t that something? 

T'is all the fault of climate change. That nasty climate change. It's responsible for just about everything that goes on these days. From cold to warm, to floods to tornados and hurricanes to forest fires, you name it. And now anyone who raises questions about our new MP’s association and comments of the past is just trying to ignore climate change. As if thousands of years of natural activity suddenly swept upon our consciousness.

Poor "climate change". It's really getting a bad rap. Even Nanaimo City Council is all over it declaring a Climate Emergency.

Shudder, shudder. Should I walk the parks, the harbour promenade, drive the streets? This is more than a micro aggression!

Do I hear the sirens in the distance?

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