Has it come to this?

Posted by lex, on June 5, 2006

Is it true?

Does this really reflect a “broad strata of Canadian society”?

Not to pre-judge, because fair is fair, and accusations don’t add up to proofs. Three hundred pounds of suburban ammonium nitrate or no. But for the arrest list below to be trumpeted as a “broad strata” of Canadian society, it just seems to me, you know: Otherwise.

From the several times I’ve been up there. See for yourself:

Fahim Ahmad, 21, Toronto

Zakaria Amara, 20, Mississauga

Asad Ansari, 21, Mississauga

Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, Mississauga

Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, Mississauga

Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston

Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston

Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, Toronto

Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, Toronto

Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, Mississauga

Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga

I don’t know, gentle reader – it’s late, and I’m tired. But there’s a common thread in there, if only I could tease it out.

Pretenses aside: Good Lord, but the world has become a deeply silly and unserious place. When earnest public servants can stand in front of the microphone in a high functioning democracy and say – without an apparent trace of irony – that the arrests of the people named above reflect “a broad strata of Canadian society” then we’ve come to a very bizzare junction. But when everyone in the press nods their heads and agrees, yes, of course: Very broad. When that happens?

Snakes on the plane, man. Snakes on the plane.

But maybe it’s just me. Maybe things have changed since last I visited.

Who can say?

Has it really come to this

Oh, Canada.

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