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:
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?