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Somewhat buried by the massive response to Bill 78, the city’s law against masks was adopted Friday afternoon by city council.
Kate, qatzelok, Kevin, and 2 others are discussing. Toggle Comments
Without a mask on, anyone can identify who the protestors are. This includes the mafia best-friends of the mayor. What a great law for the mafia this is. Soon, “uppity” people will begin disappearing. Thanks a lot, Boo-boo MaTremblay.
qatzelok, while I don`t often agree with you I usually just file it under `different strokes` but really? I mean really? This is a stupid law that I disagree with but the idea of Tremblay unleashing armies of Mafia hitmen? Surely even you admit that’s a bit over the top.
Both Tremblay and Charest do business with the mafia. They are friends, and co-conspirators. Why do you trust the mafia? You do realize that the very definition of fascism is the collaboration of government-corporations-banks-mafia? That’s why this anti-mask law is being proposed: to unleash the goons on students.
Anyone in Quebec who has had a house built or their driveway repaved in the last 50 years has “done business with the mafia”.
I’m pretty sure the whole intent behind the mask ban is catching people who are committing violence. The metro bombers were caught by ordinary citizens with cell phone cameras. Not scary government surveillance drones, just ordinary people who saw a crime committed and did something.
Btw…All but one of the smoke bombers are out on bail. A week in jail. I suspect thats all they will do.
Terrible, isn’t it? They really need a short sharp shock (TM Margaret Thatcher) – two or three years in solitary ought to do it, maybe with occasional “visits” from their jailers, nudge nudge, know what I mean? Then there’d be no more nonsense out of THEM.
Near the end of the Easter Island civilization, there were “dead enders” defending the right of the Elite to continue cutting down trees to move those giant statues. Right to extinction, they defended their stupid civilization.
I’ve read “Collapse” too, and Easter Island is a great metaphor. I suppose they expected their gods to come bail them out till the last minute. I imagine there are plenty of modern people thinking along the same lines.
Would it be possible to get a citation for that Easter Island theory?
Why, like all those modern students expecting the working gods ti pick up the tab for their free education and not complain about it? Or Greeks expecting Germany to bail them out of their debt?
dwgs, I don’t know where qatzelok read about it, but chapter 2 of Jared Diamond’s “Collapse” ponders the Easter Islanders’ destruction of their ecosystem as an example of how humans can follow a mistaken train of thought until they’ve destroyed their own habitat. The islanders were not literate so left no written records of their decline, but archaeology shows that they felled every tree on the island to enable them to build more and bigger stone heads. It was a marginally fertile island anyway, so removing the trees caused erosion and the loss of more food species and finally they all died.
You can read about the Great Easter Island civilization (and many other human civilizations that have died out from superstition/environmental destruction) here:
qatzelok, that’s also an excellent book, and a terser read than Jared Diamond’s.
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