Sunday, June 13, 2010
Stephen Harper and the Iron Curtain
An Iron Curtain is going up in my neighbourhood.
All garbage cans and newspaper boxes anywhere near the G20 security zone have been removed. Shopkeepers are debating whether to board up their windows. All the roads in the area will be closed. Buses and streetcars won't be running.
My friend says his building manager has warned tenants not to even think about shopping for groceries during the summit because every bag will have to be examined...as many as THREE times.
Cellphones will be jammed. And everyone knows kite flying is verboten.
Just like it is in the Taliban held areas of Afghanistan. So naturally the main topic of conversation in the hood is not the inconvenience or the fake lake.
But the terrorists and the dirty bombs.
“Might there be a terrorist strike? Might there be a lone-wolf attack of some kind? Might this event be the focus for some concerted violent action on part of an extremist group of some kind or another?”
As a result, police and military forces are getting ready for everything from wayward black bears in the Muskokas to a radioactive dirty bomb in downtown Toronto.
And needless to say we're not too happy eh?
I mean who in their right mind would hold a summit in an area full of highrise buildings, where thousands and thousands of people live?
And what was Stephen Harper thinking?
His decision to spend a billion dollars on security and a fake lake is obscene. His decision to risk the safety of so many Canadians is practically CRIMINAL.
The good news?
One way or another Harper and his incompetent fascist Cons are going to wear this one FOREVER. This klown summit is the beginning of the end of that ugly regime.
The horrible irony?
I've been confidently awaiting that blessed day for so long.
Now I'm just hoping I live to see it...