Big Shiny Takes

Manufacturing Wexit (ft. Scott Schmidt)

October 05, 2020 Big Shiny Takes Episode 18
Big Shiny Takes
Manufacturing Wexit (ft. Scott Schmidt)
Show Notes

If there's anything Albertans love to do, it's complain. If there's anyone who knows this, it's Scott Schmidt (@shmitzysays), who writes about Alberta's grievance politics weekly in his "Laying It Out" column.

He joins us to discuss two excerpts from a recently-releases book, "Moment of Truth: How to Think About Alberta's Future," published in the National Post, of course.

Although Wexit is a fringe movement of QAnon crazies, Postmedia seems to be doing everything it can to mainstream it. The thrust of the selections we read are that Canadian confederation needs to fundamentally change to accomodate Alberta, or else.

First up is a chapter written by Ted Morton, which deals with a supposed cabal of bilingual people who are operating the levers of power in Ottawa. It's like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, but with people who speak both official languages instead of Jews.

Next we discuss David J. Bercuson's case for an Albertan army to keep the the rest of Canada's filthy hands off our filthy oil that nobody wants to buy.

Through it all, Scott and Jeremy explain the bizarre political climate in Alberta to the co-hosts out east. It's the episode you've been waiting for!

Links

The Forgotten Corner

Scott - Laying It Out: Dragons love 'normal' — they never get burned

Ethan Cox - Anatomy of an expulsion: 48 hours in the life of the Green Party

Jeremy - The education of Doug Schweitzer

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