Monday, June 18, 2012

So is "Ethical Oil" still ethical?

We've gotten several damning analysis of our real stance on human rights in the last few years. The list grows today with Canada being added to the Human Rights Watch List.
Canada will be put in the company of some of the world’s worst abusers of human rights tomorrow when the UN’s highest human rights official expresses “alarm” over Quebec’s new law on demonstrations during her opening address to a meeting of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, revealed the Geneva-based monitoring group UN Watch, which obtained an advance copy of her speech. Other states on the UN watch list include Syria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
Of course we disagree. But then again, we never agree. It's the same tired argument that everyone else that's unethical is just so much less ethical than us that we are the shining example of all that is good and free in the world. Hell, our brand name is Ethical, isn't it, Canada?

Torture? Well that's war. Working with Al-Qaeda? Necessary. G20? Exceptional circumstances. Quebec's law? Perfectly fine. What's really wrong is the unfair and exceptional podium the U.N. holds us up on, it isn't really relevant that when scrutinised we don't meet the standards we advertise. What's important is that the U.N. is scrutinising us, while instead they should be re-scrutinising the countries they already do. We're fucking Canada for God's sake.

Concerned citizens? Fuck them, radicals. NGOs? Fuck them too, fraudsters. There is clearly nothing wrong with this country and anyone who says otherwise doesn't have enough money to live here or must obviously be a "terrorist" or should at the very least be considered at the same time as terrorism.

The world really needs to stop criticising us, it's screwing with our marketing campaign. There isn't anywhere in the world more tolerant than Canada and our marketing campaign spokesman is a shining example of that fact.

Oh... Canada... :(

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Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for CenturyLink

Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

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