First of all let me say this, holding the G-20 Summit in Toronto was a horrible idea and I'm not saying this in retrospect, I wrote about it more than a week ago.
It cost one billion dollars to host this horrific waste of time and the costs have mounted thanks to the actions of a few hundred despicable thugs who probably had no idea what they were protesting - but more on that later.
Many times over the past few years I've referred to our Prime Minister as the "rational man" and now I regret it for this decision alone.
I still maintain that Stephen Harper has been a good Prime Minister for this country, and that most of his decisions have been sensible, measured, well thought out and yes, rational.
But choosing to have the G-20 in Toronto, at a cost of one billion dollars, was a terrible decision and it has nothing to do with the violence. It has everything to with the cost and the return on that cost.
Nobody is going to tell me that anything accomplished during this bullshit shindig will come anywhere close to be worth one billion dollars. Add up the time that these guys will actually sit in a room and talk, and it probably doesn't reach a regular work day of eight hours.
These things involve nothing more than red carpets, handshaking and a whole lot of posturing. Any claims that any of leaders make on accomplishments will be a flat out lie.
What bothers me is that I know that and you know that, and of course the Prime Minister knows that. But he went ahead with this at an unbelievable cost while having total disregard for the inevitable peripheral costs that happened on the streets of downtown Toronto last night.
I agree that you can't be intimidated by creeps and thugs and you can't let them prevent you from sticking to your plan, but the plan has to be worth it. Going in the Prime Minister knew these summits are useless, he knew the one billion dollar price tag was way beyond reason and he knew that every creep on the planet would come out of the wood work and probably cause damage.
But he went ahead with it, and his bad decision was highlighted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy who said France will host next years summit for one tenth the cost.
There was absolutely no need for this. If the Prime Minister was so hung up on hosting the Summit it could have been held at CFB Trenton, or they could have taken a fraction of the money used in Toronto and built a compound in Northern Saskatchewan, because remember, its not supposed to be about extravagant dinners and satin sheets, it's supposed to be about accomplishment. Yea right. Give me a goddamn break.
Hell, they could have set a fine example of restraint on the heels of a world economic crisis by tele-conferencing this joke.
Having said all that, let me now address the scumbag lowlife creatures that ran through the streets of Toronto yesterday.
If I could, I'd love to interview every one of these underachieving, jealous of achievement weasels and I'd ask them two questions.
First of all, explain exactly what you're protesting and touch on a few of the issues. I know what kind of answers I'd get.
And of those who could actually offer something I'd ask what they had done in the past week or two to support their cause. And what do they plan on doing in the near future to support that cause. I know what answers I'd get.
I'm sure some will argue that they were protesting the large police presence on the streets, and their inability to roam the city freely.
Cry me a fuckin' river. The cops had to be there because of people like you. Figure it out!
It's too bad what happened yesterday, it was a blemish on a city that didn't deserve it let alone ask for it. There were so many peaceful and obedient groups that had their message stifled yesterday by a bunch of non-conformists who could give two shits about the G-20 Summit, it was simply an excuse to exercise their frustration through lack of self worth.
Blame the man. Smash a bank window. Go after a corporation like Starbucks. Take a stand, and then go cash your pogey check before going home to your subsidized apartment.
Lash out at the establishment, and then tomorrow enjoy everything the establishment has provided.
You pathetic assholes.
Meanwhile, hats off to the Toronto Police Department and the various other police services for showing great restraint and sensible reaction to yesterday's violence. I'm sure it was tempting crack a few skulls while taking verbal and physical abuse from societies lowest form of life.
There is so much irony in this. The lizards who would be the first to scream police brutality are also the first ones to pick up rocks and throw them at cops... after they've smashed some windows and torched a few cop cars... and a lot of them do it with their faces covered.
Tell me how kicking a burning police car says anything more than "I hate myself."
Cowardly bastards! I wonder how many were bussed in from other cities and countries?
It was quite the weekend. And all so unnecessary.