Monday, December 9, 2013

The Shamelessness & Stupidity of Rob Ford

A while back, somewhere, I mentioned a book about stephen harper's grievous damage to Canada's parliamentary institutions. The political-scientist authors wrote that our institutions were designed with an implicit trust in the good faith of those who would be working within them, and that harper has no good faith and abused that trust and thereby weakened those institutions.

The same thing applies with Rob Ford. Our political tools weren't designed to deal with an obnoxious cretin who, after months of lying, has finally admitted to having smoked crack with gangsters in a drunken stupor, but who then refuses to resign. Our institutions were designed for better people than this imbecile and his die-hard, shameless, hypocritical fan-base.

And, really, it couldn't be helped. I mean, how stupid do you have to be to tell yourself: "I'm 45 years old and the mayor of Canada's largest city. I think it's cool, it's "gangsta" of me to party with these criminals. I'm not even concerned that I've stated publicly that I have 'zero tolerance' for gangs and drugs. I can barely register having made these two contradictory sentences."

How stupid must you be to, at heart, KNOW that you've smoked crack, used heroin, and been filmed while doing so by these same gangsters, and to still somehow imagine that if you lie long and hard enough the police evidence of all of this isn't going to come out?

How shameless do you have to be to believe that despite the infamy you've brought upon yourself and your city, the complete and total hypocrisy that you've displayed, the sheer amount of blatant lying that you're now exposed of, that you somehow have the right to carry on?

The decline of capitalist democracy started with Reagan and Thatcher. These two mediocrities were allowed to say any stupid, deluded thing that came into their heads, because, no matter what else, it attacked and pissed-off the "progressives." It pissed-off the people who the patriarchal, mindless authoritarian, fascist-headed dimwits hated. So it's all good.

We need a politics that IGNORES the KKKate MakkkMillan's of the world. Not one that panders to it.

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