As a “new” Torontonian I feel that it is my right to ask the question – what is wrong with you people? There are a boatload of things right about this city but there is one thing that is so horribly wrong that the 1% of wrong overshadows the 99% of the right.
I am talking about this city’s lethargy about their mayor, Rob Ford
Honestly, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!!!!??? How is this villain even being considered for re-election? Why are people not standing up and screaming at the top of their lungs for his removal. This guy is bad. Not bad as in “gee, I don’t think he is good at his job”, I mean bad like “this guy is the devil”. Your mayor is 1% good and 99% evil as shit. To be clear, I am saying I believe he is EVIL, not incompetent or bumbling or suffering from a disease. Ford is a calculated criminal who hates.This ignorant, scandalous bully has single handedly reduced one of the world’s most respected cities into a international laughing stock and, perhaps more importantly, a risky place for foreign investment. In almost any other city in the world there would be boycotts, marches, riots in the street…something… anything!!! I am not suggesting or advocating violence or anarchy but a little passion couldn’t hurt.
Torontonians appear to be divided into two camps. In one camp you have a group of hard working blue collared citizens who like to refer to themselves as Ford Nation. These people see this former football great
as some kind of hero of the working man because…. because why? Ford is a lying-drug addict/alcoholic-homophobe lecherous-abusive-spoiled-son of a once admirable man…. I get that he has flaws but COME ON… there has to be a better Defender of the Common Man than this guy. Flaws don’t make the man. Its quaintly Christian and Canadian to give a guy a second chance but supporting this repeat repeat repeat repeat offender is, in my opinion, akin to voting for
Nathan Forrest (First Grand Wizard of the KKK) solely on the merit that this pioneering bigot beat his wife while driving drunk in a car full of heroine. “Sure he is a racist lush who beats his wife but…” BUT WHAT??? Dear Ford Nation, Find another hero. Rob Ford Probably Hates You. Look know further than his claims that he loves you.
The other camp is comprised of the rest of the city which surprisingly is only slightly larger than Ford Nation if the polls are to be believed. This camp consists of (or appears to consist of) a more educated and affluent segment of the population. They can often be heard ranting with their friends and family about what a disaster Mayor Ford is, what great harm the city has suffered under his reign and how horrible it would be if he got re-elected. To this group I say “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!!???!” You are people of means and influence. How many times in history do you need to witness a really really bad dude remaining in power because someone didn’t do anything to stop him? Get your asses off your pub stools and living room couches and do something. I can promise you that Ford is planning on you scratching your navels while he rallies his army of thugs and the Great Unwashed in his effort to reclaim that god-aweful necklace. If he wins, and it is not a stretch to imagine he will (see: G. W. Bush), he is going to materially fuck your city up for a very very long time.
My very personal $0.02