Friday, August 28, 2015

Unite the Left and Banish the Degenerates

If I were a leftist opinion maker of any importance it would be a top priority of mine to address the relative disparity between the soundness of the left's policies and the practical impact of our political activity.

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?
You all remember this clown right? He said he could cut THREE BILLION DOLLARS worth of "gravy" from City of Toronto spending without cuts to services. He GUARANTEED there'd be no cuts to services. Then he talked about cutting library hours, closing fire stations, raising user fees for recreation centres, etc., etc., .

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
And ...
John Carmichael: Drooling backbench troglodyte
Yabba-dabba-doo.

6 comments:

liberalandlovingit! said...

I have a hunch that Harper and Mulcair are colluding and willing to stand together in the future to defeat and eventually kill the beast that is Liberal.

thwap said...

LALI,

I wouldn't put it past them. It's like diplomacy among the scum-bags and psychopaths in the European States System.

Because I'd say the Liberals would also collude with the Conservatives to bury the NDP. Like when they voted with the harpercons to condemn the NDP for its satellite offices and one or two of their MP's fliers.

There are no innocent parties here.

liberalandlovingit! said...

I hear ya. But I don't think you can compare the two.
(Handing over the keys to government and voting against NDP tactics.)

thwap said...

"Handing over the keys to government"???

That better not be that meme about Jack Layton toppling poor Paul Martin and inflicting stephen harper upon us.

I have no time for that interpretation.

liberalandlovingit! said...

Actually, I was thinking about how Harper and Mulcair have already
talked about working together, and knowing how steve feels about Libs/Trudeaus...hey- the Dippers don't need steve's help anyway.
Orange Crush!!
And so long, steve!
(I wouldn't call it an interpretation. More like 'evidence that demands a verdict'.)

thwap said...

LALI,

Honestly haven't heard of that. Have heard Ignatieff and now Trudeau constantly repeat how they won't work with the NDP.

If Mulcair has said that, then it's a sign of the political class's complete failure to grasp how illegitimate harper is.