Thursday, September 18, 2014
Let's Not Get Too Gushy About Rob Ford
I get it, he's got cancer. With the sludge that guy has pushed down his gullet and snorted up his nose, quelle surprise!
As our friend, The Salamander, pointed out, where's our concern for other cancer victims like the natives in the cancer villages near Fort Mac on the Athabasca river? Those are people who have contracted terrible cancers and deformities that others, mainly very well to do just like Rob Ford, could get ever richer.
Unlike Rob Ford, those cancer victims of Athabasca are blameless for their plight. The shit that got into their bodies wasn't of their doing. Yet we write them off as collateral damage to what Ignatieff called "the beating heart of the Canadian economy."
As a society we are desperately in need of a recalibration of our moral compass.