Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Rob Ford and the Road to Resistance
Damn. They say you can't put lipstick on a pig. But that hasn't stopped our pathetic right-wing media from trying to do that.
And looking ridiculous.
And sadly even some progressives seemed to have succumbed to post-election guilt.
“We urban-dwellers need to get our asses out of the downtown core from time to time and listen to what people are saying in the suburbs.”
But not me eh? The only thing I regret is that we lost. Because the fact is the election of Rob Ford is a disaster for this city. And the guy is a reactionary jackass.
Rob Ford: You know, I'm the only one that can go down there [Inaudible, then, yelling:] Just go get changed! Go! Out! And get changed! Don't worry about the water right now. [Pause.] Sorry.
Carol Off: Well you know that your campaign has been compared to Mike Harris's Common Sense Revolution, to the Tea Party movement, do you see those comparisons?
Rob Ford: I don't see [inaudible] comparisons [inaudible] what, I don't care [laughs]. I just, I just know, know the taxpayers, uh, want, uh, you know, the gravy train to come to an end, and that, uh, Rob Ford's the guy to do it, and uh [inaudible]—
That's a Mayor of Toronto? Gimme a break.
A man whose victory was fueled by racism and homophobia. A swaggering bully who has put down people with AIDS. A callous freak who says if cyclists are killed by cars it's THEIR fault. A grotesque windbag who is always apologizing for being drunk.
A man who has attacked the homeless.
Who in case the right-wing media don't know, also live downtown. And DON'T drink lattes.
Nah. I've got a better idea. Instead of deluding ourselves into thinking it could be a good thing. Or apologizing to suburbanites who want to work and play downtown, but don't want to pay for it. I say we RESIST.
I say we ask progressive Councillors to block every bad thing Ford plans to do. Let's make Mayor Idiot look like Mayor GRIDLOCK. Until he surrenders.... or explodes with frustration. And looks like even more of a jackass.
I say we join city workers in the streets during the strikes and protests that are sure to come. I say we stage mass bike rallies and let Ford know exactly what we think of him, by bringing lots of these.
It just seems so appropriate eh?
And above all I say we try to get progressive residents of the downtown and the suburbs to unite and form one mighty coalition to drive Ford and his Con rabble from power.
If this bigot wants some GRAVY.
I say we give him some...