Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Totalitarianism Comes To Toronto

So, I created a new petition last night to have Toronto's mayor, rob ford, impeached. Why do I care?

Well, for starters, I live here, and didn't vote for such a piece of filth who wants to either privatize all major essential services or just completely eliminate them.
I had originally posted my petition at Care2 under the category of politics, sub-category, progressive, but hadn't received any signatures, save for my own. So, I have changed the category, in hopes of getting signatures and attention drawn to this increasingly desperate situation.

Even Margaret Atwood, the doyenne of Canadian writing, has been actively tweeting against ford, and has asked her legion of followers to sign a petition to save Toronto's libraries from ford's chopping block. To her tweets, the retard proudly retorted that if she were to walk through his neighbourhood, he wouldn't recognize her , because he doesn't know who she is. As unshocking as that is, all I want to know is, why would you be proud to be a cro-magnon man?

Instead of just giving you just the link to my petition, which I have done below, I have included the whole text, also.

The Petition

Rob Ford began his mayoral campaign with the public learning that he had beaten his wife and been charged for it, twice.

This same boor now wants to do as much damage as possible to Toronto, including cutting funding for the Arts, as usual, closing and privatizing as many services and attractions as possible.

A Councillor in Ford's government, Frances Nunziata, wants to shut down Toronto Animal Services (TAS), yet another essential service here in the city of Toronto to be axed adding the growing list of services slated for removal, all in the so-called name of savings.

I was not aware that the mayor also wants to close the Zoo, and , in keeping with Ford's blatant homophobia, he does not want to give funding to AIDS foundations, and among the many, many atrocities listed in a very detailed article in The National Post, he wants to remove "last resort" dental care for those in dire, financial need.

Here's the report:

Ford's totalitarian desire to privatize most major services and attractions in the city is not only disturbing, but very dangerous for the health, well-being and overall strength of the city's morale.

From the desire to privatize our TTC, to the new issue of wanting to close or privatize Toronto Public Libraries is a very frightening prospect for Toronto.

Once government-run services are made private, by greedy, misguided politicians, a city looses its democracy, it looses its identity and will become just like an American ghetto- where corrupt governments seek to maintain a very distinct us versus them ethos, and, essential services fall to the way side.

In the latest not shocking, but disgusting acts from the mayor, he gave the finger to a mother and her daughter who disapproved of his talking on his cell phone, by giving him the thumbs down, while he was driving.

In short, Rob Ford wants to turn Toronto into a third world city, where only the wealthy will be able to afford most services that we have all been either able to afford or have been assisted with through government funding which is why we all pay taxes.

This is unacceptable!

We, the undersigned Torontonians call for the immediate impeachment of Rob Ford.