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Earlier this month the City Council of Toronto decided to ban completely the use of plastic bags in the city.
Just like almost every other decision they have made before, this one looked more like something decided at the Mad Hatter’s tea table rather than a rational move for the good of the city. The dysfunctional policies of the Council are conducted with the sole purpose to discredit Mayor Rob Ford by all means possible.
On that day Ford introduced the long-discussed motion to abolish the 5-cent tax on plastic bags. As it is common in the bizarro world of Toronto, one of the councillors came up with a counter-motion to ban the plastic bags altogether. The majority supported it and starting from January next year the green fascists would be able to crucify everybody who uses those illegal bags.
The Council reminds me of a retarded kindergarten, where the kids are constantly plotting how to destroy the teacher they hate, but because of their limited thinking abilities, they usually end up burning down or flooding the whole neighbourhood. In this case, their attempt to spite Rob Ford makes our lives more difficult.
Let’s face it – we need those plastic bags. Maybe the councillors who have maids and servants don’t think about it, but the rest of us need something to put our garbage in when dropping in the high-rise chute or taking it to the front lawn. That wasn’t a problem before, when we could recycle the grocery bags, but now we will have to buy those expensive Glad bags (I hope they don’t ban them as well).
That means that the usage of plastic bags will remain at the same level. Where is the benefit of that idiotic decision? The things will turn even worse, because now we will have to use paper bags for our groceries. Other than being unreliable (they simply break and leave you wondering what to do with the pieces of broken jars in front of you), the paper bags are going to “eat up” huge number of trees. Weren’t the environmentalists those who decided decades ago to save the planet from deforestation by introducing plastic bags?
Of course, there is another option they push – we will have to carry all the time big grocery bags, because you never know when you’ll need to buy something. Toronto will resemble Moscow of the 1970’s with its staple character – the Russian babushka who cruises the streets for a store line to join and carries an oversized grocery bag with a jar (for selyodka or kvas) in it. It is so nice that our lefty councillors will bring back the nostalgic realities from the dying days of communism.
The “progressives” are supporting the move – there is no question about it. When Ezra Levant wrote about the stupidity of that decision among the comments expressing outrage of his environmental insensitivity, I found the following pearl of wisdom:
“says the thoughtless moron…
Rwanda, despite its horrendous recent history, outlawed them long ago. The low-lying Bangladesh blew them off in 2002 after suffering a series of killer floods that officials determined were exacerbated, if not caused, by plastic bags blocking sewers. They’re restricted or banned in Italy, Ireland, New Delhi, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif, as well as parts of the U.K. and Australia. Seattle’s ban begins next month. Los Angeles banned them this year and added a 10-cent fee to single-use paper bags.A 2007 University of Queensland study showed that plastic bags are the leading cause of death for turtles. That research confirmed a 2001 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that 61 per cent of marine turtles were being killed by plastic bags.”
Isn’t it amazing that the Left always wants to bring Canada down to the level of failed third-world countries? Rwanda is populated by savages who fought among themselves and managed to kill over 1 million of their own people. Plastic bags are the least of their problems. Bangladesh is an overcrowded cesspool, in which the bags are just a small part of the filth that is thrown out in the streets every day. I will leave without a comment the dysfunctional countries and cities listed further…
Why don’t we follow the practices of a civilized country for a change? At the Japanese grocery stores you usually get several plastic bags to wrap separately the stuff you buy. And in Japan everything is recycled – there are no plastic bags in the sewers or anywhere in the streets. The Japanese would never start cutting down their forests to replace something that’s cheap and reusable. Are the Canadians dumber than the Japanese? Definitely not, but that’s what that lefty idiot suggests – if we keep using those bags, we will end up like Bangladesh.
Unfortunately, that is not an isolated loon – the comment could’ve been written by any one of the delusional lefties, who roam downtown Toronto. Dysfunctional people always elect dysfunctional politicians. Once the great George Carlin bluntly explained how those politicians get chosen:
“They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: ‘The Public Sucks. F*ck Hope.’”
If we change “American” to “Canadian” we can get a pretty accurate description of Toronto’s politicians and those who vote for them.
The guy who puts Canada below Rwanda and Bangladesh is a perfect match for those councillors. I am sure Jack is tenderly smiling down on Mike Layton, touched by the fact that his son screws the city exactly the way he did. My councillor Adam Vaughan has never missed a crazy lefty idea that he could support. And how can we forget Kristyn Wong-Tam – the fiery dyke, who is the patron saint of the Occupy Toronto losers:
If you think about it – this is the only way things could work in Toronto. The majority of the progressives are different types of government employees, academics or mad artists. Besides, they are also unionized, which adds a whole new level of useless bureaucrats.
Their salaries don’t depend on the quality and quantity of their work. They are paid much more than the people in the private sector, with benefits that we the ordinary rubes can only dream of. And they are guaranteed to keep their jobs for life, no matter how dumb or incompetent they are (unless they are white). No accountability is required from them. They can’t figure it out that the money is not falling from the skies, that it is always a result of running a successful business, which is taxed so that the city elites could squander the revenue on dumb projects.
That explains why such an ignorant and incompetent woman like Olivia Chow can be elected time after time. No wonder that the two entitlement parties – the NDP and the Liberal Party – hardly ever lose elections here.
Being totally isolated from reality, they simply don’t understand what the ordinary people want. The only reaction we get from them is the elitist contempt that we cannot understand that any idiotic laws and initiatives they create, are all for our own good, but we are way too stupid to see it (Pan Am Games anyone?). They never deal with real problems, or if they do, it is in a way that usually makes things much worse.
It’s a sad picture and I don’t know how we could get rid of them…
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