Saturday, May 25, 2013
Rob Ford and the Con Kingdom of Denial
For eight days he turned Canada's largest city into a circus, and the laughing stock of the world.
For eight days he refused to answer any questions about whether he was caught on camera smoking crack and making racist and homophobic comments.
Only to emerge today, with his head shaved like Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, and deliver a short rambling statement.
“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine,” Ford said in a statement to media Friday afternoon.
And then walk away, in an apparent state of euphoria, without answering the question every decent person in the city wanted to ask him:
Has he EVER smoked crack, and did he smoke it with these shadowy drug dealers?
Or for that matter without offering Torontonians any explanations for ANYTHING
No explanation for a photograph that shows the mayor in the company of a man since murdered, shot in the head. No explanation for the provenance of cellphone video footage that appears to show Toronto’s mayor sucking on a crack pipe, thrice watched by Star reporters Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan, as well as the editor of U.S.-based website Gawker.
No explanation for Ford’s voice on that alleged video calling Justin Trudeau a “fag’’ and the teenagers he coached “f---ing minorities.’’
Leaving Gawker, and millions of shell shocked citizens to conclude this is what he means.
Since we know that Rob Ford used to smoke crack cocaine, and in fact most certainly did smoke crack cocaine at some point within the last six months, we can only interpret his statement claiming not to currently smoke crack cocaine as an announcement that he has decided to kick the habit.
So, to recap: Rob Ford, who was caught on video smoking crack cocaine within the last six months, says he is not a current user of crack cocaine, is not an addict of crack cocaine, and has no comment on the video that shows him smoking crack cocaine.
And the scariest part is that now that the video sellers have apparently disappeared.
"I haven't been in contact with them since last Tuesday," said Jon Cook of Gawker, who has a "Crackstarter" group collection drive going online. "The guy who put me in touch with them has not heard from them since Sunday." So where are they? In custody? Or just lying low?
Either bought off by the Con mob. On a plane to Las Vegas... or Somalia. Or lying at the bottom of the lake.
Rob Ford just might get away with this outrageous behaviour.
Provided news organizations don’t over the coming days bring forward new evidence, the Fords may still beat all this. The news conference was designed to appease those who were beginning to stray—political allies (Doug Holyday, the deputy mayor, stood beside Rob today) as well as their largely suburban Ford Nation base.
Some people need only the slightest excuse to turn away from what others take to be self-evident.
Because this is Canada and we live in the Con Kingdom of Denial...
Where Stephen Harper can claim that he didn't know what his right-hand man was doing to help his good buddy Mike Duffy. And that this sordid scandal is just a "distraction."
Duffy can claim he did nothing wrong, despite all the evidence against him.
And Rob Ford can claim he is a good mayor, with a track record like this one.
And still so many Canadians believe what they want to believe. Or live in denial themselves.
Oh boy. And the good news?
I don't think those Con stooges are going to get away with it this time. I think they've crossed an invisible line. The stench of corruption is too great. I think they have all been damaged beyond repair even if they don't know it yet.
The crimes of one are magnified by the others. And if the police don't catch them, and the courts don't punish them, the Canadian people will. For I have never seen them more angry or DISGUSTED.
The day of denial is almost over.
And the day of justice will one day arrive...
In the meantime, let's just celebrate the arrival of the weekend eh?
And give thanks for surviving another week in the monkey madness of Con Canada.
How do we do it? Aren't we amazing?
Have a great one everybody !!!!
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