Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Race at the Centre

"Assassin Plotters Dismissed as Racist Meth-Heads."


Well, that's easy enough to do...dismiss them with name-calling.

But that hardly eradicates the very real and deeply felt threat of violence and racism in an election that may put the first black man in the White House.

Has America grown so considerably since the murders of Jack Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King that the evil possibilities can be so casually waved away?

I fear not.

Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating

The headline claims that crime is down here at the Wild West Show.

But as you read the story, you discover this gem:

"B.C. has the highest rates of drug crime and property crime in the country."

So tell me now about Harm Reduction.

Tell me about the 200 social service agencies in 4 square blocks called the DTES.

Tell me about all the clever, well-funded programs.

Tell me, Mikie, tell me, Phil, Tell me, Larry.

And under this shell...

A half page ad in today's Sun trumpet's "the most exciting condo & retail community."

The copy speaks of "an emerging arts & culture district, steps from restaurants and major shopping."

New York? Milan? Concord Pacific?

No, kids.

It's the ultra nova haute couture, ABBOTSFORD.


76 Trombones, please.

Here is the Original...and the Best