It seems to me that one thing we have to do is unite under a platform that is at least amenable to the various strands of progressive thought and then investigate strategies to make our collective will felt.
After all, why is it that WE have to be a position of reacting to initiatives implemented by a buffoon such as this?
Now, ordinarily, when a politician guarantees something and then fails to deliver, people will say that said politician didn't know what he was talking about. But with Rob Ford and his fans, ... well, he "held the line on spending" so it's all good.
No. It's not all fucking good. You guys said he'd find $3,000,000,000 in waste and now you're cutting TTC routes and shuttering libraries??? Fuck you!
And, of course, Rob Ford had "zero tolerance" for drugs and gangs. And then, infamously, he was found to have been smoking crack with gangsters on a regular basis. Ford and his fan-base are the degenerates I'm talking about in the title of this post. People on the left don't generally go around talking about locking-up or deporting all the criminal scum, and how we should dish out "hard time" for drug addicts. More often, we talk about attacking the root causes that lead young men to pursue lives of crime and we deal with drug addiction as a medical problem that needs treatment, not criminalization. It's sickening how hypocritical Ford and his fans are when they were exposed on this issue.
And then the asshole had the nerve to vote in favour of carding (harassment of young black men) by the Toronto Police Service!
There was a time when such an obvious imbecile would be laughed out of politics after one term as a city councillor. Instead, this guy might have won re-election as mayor had it not been for his cancer.
Ah, fuck it.
I was going to type more, but instead I'll just post two pictures I downloaded of representative cretins of the political right:
|Paul Calandra: Sleazy grifter and useless piece of shit|
|John Carmichael: Drooling backbench troglodyte|