Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Quebec Students: If You Can't Beat Them Cane Them
The Con liberal Andrew Coyne called them a violent mob. The windy little teabagger Rex Murphy called their protest a self-indulgent parody.
The petty-bourgeois hack Margaret Wente did her ghastly Marie Antoinette impression.
But now Michael Den Tandt has gone one deranged step further, and called for the Quebec students to be caned.
There’s a better way: Dispersal with massive use of tear gas; then arrest, public humiliation, and some pain. In 1994, an 18-year-old American named Michael Fay, living in Singapore, was arrested and pleaded guilty to charges of vandalism and mischief, after he keyed several expensive cars. He was sentenced to four months in jail, a $3,500 (Singaporean dollars) fine and six strokes of the cane, applied to his bare buttocks.
Barbaric? Not really. Arguably, caning is more merciful than incarceration for an energetic young vandal on the cusp of becoming a full-fledged career criminal. Many would probably rather be caned than locked up, given their druthers.
Caned like they are Singapore...
And I really don't know what to say? Except is he serious? Is it booze? Is it dementia? What kind of kinky stuff is this?
And of course what kind of savage country are we becoming?
You know the other day a friend of mine said the problem is the boomers invented the youth culture. But now they are old, so they hate the young with a passion. And this is the beginning of a brutal generational war.
But I prefer to think it's just another sign that Canada, corrupted by the filth of Stephen Harper and his Con thugs, has lost its way. And doesn't even recognize that the young are its future. And that they are fighting for a better world.
"When we defend the right to free public education to serve the people and their needs, we confront the bigger fishes that are obstacles along our path. And it is at this point that we must be more ingenious, more intelligent, more committed, more relevant, to avoid falling into the game and strategy of those who wish to divide us, frighten us, those who see us as hardliners, as delinquents.
A better world for ALL of us here now, and all future generations.
And I did point out to my friend that not all older Canadians are on the wrong side of history...
Didn't you just love that fighting senior telling the cops what he thought of them?
Yup. Michael Den Tandt should shove that cane where the sun don't shine.
The Con media should restrain themselves.
And the Quebec students should keep on marching...
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