Sunday, December 15, 2013
Introducing the "Harper Box"
The photo in the Toronto Star was, to me at least, shocking. It shows a community letter box station in Vaughan which, I understand, is near Toronto. It seems to have a Stalinesque look to it of the very sort cultivated by our Furious Leader, Chairman Steve. Could this really be what awaits urban Canada?
I don't get mail delivery to my door. My neighbourhood has boxes similar to those shown here but they're grouped by threes, one serving each half of our street. We don't litter. There's nothing like what's shown here. I know the people who own the homes around the mailbox. None of us would think of dumping our junk mail on them.
What is seen here is a non-community mail station. There's no trace of 'community' in it and that's obvious from the accumulation of littered junk mail. It is pure, urban blight - Harper style.
This is one hell of a legacy for Stephen Harper. It's only a matter of time before sites like this become known as "Harper boxes." It's only fitting.