Well I see that the day after this grotesque right-wing bully became Mayor of Toronto, the right-wing media is going hog wild.
As if those who believe in a modern, more livable city were THE ENEMY. And the grubby uneducated and the
And nowhere in all the coverage do I see the word RACISM. When in fact that was the main reason Fordzilla won.
“We can’t even deal with the 2.5 million people. How are we going to welcome another million people in? It is going to be chaotic…. I think we have to say enough’s enough.”
For saying aloud what I hear so many in this city muttering to themselves.
While Premier Dalton McGuinty was lambasting Ford’s comments last month — “I just don’t think it’s representative of Canadians” — we now know that Ford was more in tune with Ontarians, for better or for worse. The latest Angus Reid poll shows opposition to the boat people is strongest in this province.
Because in Canada we like our bigotry DISCREET. And that includes new immigrants, who see other immigrants as competition for low paying jobs. And as the right-wing libertarian Tasha Kheiridin exults, see their new land as a jungle.
Newcomers to Toronto don’t have time to dwell on how to make Toronto “inclusive”. They aren’t interested in funding alternative art exhibits. They could care less about bicycle lanes. They are busy working night and day to feed their kids and put a roof over their heads. They don’t sympathize with “fair wage” policies that pay inflated prices to keep unions happy, at the expense of hard-working taxpayers like themselves.
And for many of these first generation immigrants, just like Ford's bigoted old white supporters, homophobia is a bonus.
And Ford never stopped reminding people that unlike Smitherman, he was married to a woman. With predictable results...
That's the main reason he won. And that's why I agree with Glen Murray.
Glen Murray, the minister of research and innovation and a former Winnipeg mayor, wrote in a post on his Twitter account on the weekend that “If u vote Ford u r voting for bigotry."
Even though Murray has now apologized.
Because there may be other reasons people voted for Ford. But nothing can change the cold hard fact.
The bully is a bigot.
The lout is a liar.
And the asshole is an asshole.
That's a Mayor of Toronto?
Hee Haw. Hee Haw.
Don't make me