So, Happy Valentine's Day, with the sentiments from Tom Robbins' novel Jitterbug Perfume:
"February is pitiless, and it is boring. That parade of red numerals on its page adds up to zero: birthdays of politicians, a holiday reserved for rodents, what kind of celebrations are those? The only bubble in the flat champagne of February is Valentine’s Day. It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine’s Day on February’s shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed."
On the heels of yesterday's pathetic and shameless show of idiots - anti-Olympic protesters - smashing windows of the Hudson's Bay downtown store, throwing paint, trashing private vehicles, knocking over Canadian mail boxes (from which many of these losers collect their bi-weekly welfare cheques), vandalizing bus shelters, on and on it goes - I feel compelled to make my statement of free-speech and my protest. The country that I am born to is Canada. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms isn't a pass to carry on in the manner that the 200 some-odd blacked-out, masked degenerates have yesterday morning.
Do they think they're Canadian? Smashing the windows at Hudson's Bay? Are you kidding me? It's part of Canada's history - a Canadian institution!
One character, pulling his balaclava down to speak to a media representative yesterday, went as far as to say "I don't think buildings have feelings, they are living entities..." to legitimize the vandalism in our city. To that I say, please provide us with the address of your hovel so we can come over they are smash a few things of yours. We'd be happy to investigate your logic here.
To be clear on my personal feelings about the Olympics, I'm not oblivious to the fact that the five rings are a multi-billion dollar industry hound - and yes I believe the elitists are using sports for profit and partnering with large corporation sponsorships is nothing new - what's the difference between the circus behind the Super Bowl or any other major sport staple? I have a little chuckle daily when I see a member of the District staff drive into the parking lot with his back window's sign - the five rings with a red line crossed through it. It's good to be a bit of an outlaw on these issues that effect our social well being. And let's face it, it's having an effect in every direction - good and bad. But vandalism and intimidating pedestrians is so far from the intelligent right to protest. I see this video footage yesterday and I think that if this were China, those kids wouldn't be going back to their bunkers that night.
Why ruin it? Let the families enjoy some peaceful fun downtown and let the young athletes who have strived to achieve this honour of competing have their time. It's here in Vancouver. Try being proud of your country and the place you call home. Keep it respectful, protect it. Be glad you're not in Haiti under a plastic tarp. Get off welfare - get a job at the Bay maybe. Serve your fellow citizens instead of destroying what people have worked hard to provide you with. Yes - unfortunately a portion of our paycheques already goes to subsidizing these morons in black hoodies. Make no mistake - these degenerates live off the proceeds of our government which we in turn as law abiding, tax paying, get-up-in-the-morning-and-contribute-something make way for. I for one am disgusted with the actions of yesterday and sick that I fund their warped lifestyle of hate and destruction. Ironic.
One last thing. There's more people in red and white than the black hoodies. I think we can take em.