When the White Heritage City is suffering through at least double the normal deaths from toxic drug overdoses, the supposedly progressive leftists on Shitty Council who are really reactionary conservative rednecks are ramming through a christo-fascist bylaw that goes against the overt recommendations by our under-fire provincial health officers to wait for Beastly BC’s planned legislation this fall, before dealing with public concerns over the effects of drug decriminalization on hysterical WASPy society. Trust the health science officials, local municipal politicians cry during the ongoing pandemic, until it doesn’t suit their highly politicized agendas to do so.
Jordan McAlpine, the IHA’s decriminalization lead says to Shitty Hall, “It’s really acknowledging and endorsing that substance use can become a health problem, and that health problems need health solutions, not ones that are rooted in policing and criminalization”. In response, as an outright defiance of their sworn mandate to protect their entire citizenry without exception, the elected representatives of the deviant Queen Consort City are selfishly choosing to sic their racist gunmen on our ‘vulnerably unhoused’ and disenfranchised population to execute a premature overreactive safety education blitzkrieg, which is a tactic beloved by authoritarian strongmen police states that has been abused the world over as a means to further persecute and marginalize their most hard-done-by citizens.
Guided by the official doctrine from Whistling Dixie’s Ministry that states “punitive approaches perpetuate the harms, including shame and stigma, that the province is trying to reduce through decriminalization, forcing people to conceal their substance use, and use alone, and increase the risk of fatal drug poisoning or injury (which) disproportionately impacts people with substance use disorder, low-income and unhoused residents, and indigenous peoples and communities, while causing harm when adequate access to alternative spaces is unavailable,” regional medical health officer Sue Pollock seem baffled by the arrogant councillors’ ignorance of their own lack of training and experience in the relevant healthcare field compared to her extensive academic professional credentials, when she wondered with patient exasperation, “what is trying to be solved by the bylaw and, second, I would say that if there are going to be restrictions put in place in terms of where people can use there, again, there needs to be alternatives and those need to be available and in locations that need to be where people can access them”. Despite having a desperately needed safe-inhalation site almost set up at the downtown Clubhouse that would have saved lives yesterday, the NIMBYs of negligent Nelsonia led by the zombie remnants of the traitorous Ghoulie Gang killed the compassionate project before it could even open to help anyone in dire need.
Rather than listen to McAlpine and Pollock’s educated advice (delivered as legislatively mandated by the colonial gods above) before messing with public health crises through Republicanazi-like municipal bylaws, contemptuous Nelsonian right-wingers applauded for Councillor Woody’s herronvolk voter appeasement when he stumped for the white male power majority (“I guess the feeling that I have through all of this is, what about the rest of us?”), while they’re all busy kissing the snakeskin boots of slimy Wormtongue from the oligarchic Crypt of Commerce, who bleats about complex issues he doesn’t understand as if his sellout complicit word is bond, clamouring for even more restrictive limitations on drug-users’ freedoms by dictating that “public sidewalks, benches, and business alcoves” must also be a part of their bigoted “effort to prohibit public consumption of controlled substances in city parks and beaches”.
Again, nobody should want to see children being confronted by anti-social misbehaviour in their playspaces, etc., but it’s as if Wormtongue, Woody & Company couldn’t care less about McAlpine’s concerns that “the risks of restricting public consumption of toxic unregulated substances displaces the problem underground… (as) people (would) use their substances in unsafe spaces and in unsafe ways, losing access to life-saving assistance… (due to the ) inequitable impacts of the restrictions, including further marginalization of residents already disadvantaged by the housing crisis or poverty, especially indigenous communities… (which) perpetuates stigma that prevents residents from seeking supports and treatment, even where such supports are available and accessible”.
The Keystone train Kops owned by CP Kansas City can intimidate, harass & endanger our residents over rail safety all they want according to our supplicant Canamerican governments, yet there’s nothing the corporate pigs can do in the slightest to protect the poor senior woman who died on the tracks last Sunday morning down by St. John’s Walk. In the same draconian impotent way, the wannabe brownshirts at Shitty Hall can over-police our disenfranchised neighbours til their blue in the face and it won’t do anything to lower narcotic fatalities, other than maybe increasing their already tragic and rising numbers. The more dopey Mayor B&B and her green neocon quartet of privileged fearmongers and internalized misogynists on Shitty Council bow down to the plutocratic propaganda of the cultish Chambermaids of Consumerism and the patriarchal bullying of their frat-boy Business Bozos, the more it reveals to those with the gift of true sight how much the raving horde of disgusting predatory man-children in navel-gazing Nelsonia resemble the “distinctive human trait” that “Canadian psychologist Robert Altemeyer… calls the right-wing authoritarian personality (RWA)”.
Ask yourself if the following profile of a RWA reminds you of far too many good ol’ boys in this shambolic hunting ground for white supremacist “do-gooders” who oppose multiracial democracy, while they pave the way for Pepe LePoilievre’s populist takeover of King Trudy the Second’s sordid empire spoiled by greedy hoarding and cynical separation: “They are highly submissive to established authority, aggressive in the name of that authority and conventional to the point of insisting everyone should behave as their authorities decide. They are fearful and self-righteous and have a lot of hostility in them that they readily direct toward various out-groups. They are easily incited, easily led, rather un-inclined to think for themselves, largely impervious to facts and reason and rely instead on social support to maintain their beliefs. They bring strong loyalty to their in-groups, have thick-walled, highly compartmentalized minds, use a lot of double standards in their judgments, are surprisingly unprincipled at times and are often hypocrites”. Sound familiar, Nelsonians? Could it be that the bulk of the creepy dicks in dubious charge of this “free-love” playground for the rich are RWA personalities to the core?
Salon writer Mike Lofgren could be writing about the Valley of Lost Souls’ mob of kooky mountain occultists and their terrorized yes-women when he writes, “probably about 20 to 25 percent of the adult (Canamerican) population is so right-wing authoritarian, so scared, so self-righteous, so ill-informed and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or do will change their minds. They would march (Canamerica) into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result. … And they are so submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. They are not going to let up and they are not going away”. Lofgren cites a poll “that used a version of Altemeyer’s standard questions for determining whether a test subject held right-wing authoritarian views… (and) it found that 25.6 percent of polled (Canamerican) adults scored high in that index, a figure two to three times higher than among adults polled in other developed countries… (which) suggests that a genetic component of authoritarian behavior is only weakly present, if at all; there must be something distinctive about the (Canamerican) environment, something in our politics, culture and family life that results in such a high propensity toward authoritarianism”.
According to Altemeyer, “the right-wing authoritarian harbors a peculiar mix of traits: aggression, submissiveness and conventionality, (so) it may be this brew of behaviors that determines such disparate matters as (Canamerica’s) penchant for violence… (and) its inability to reform itself politically”, as reflected by anti-Indigenous Nelsonia’s inability to recognize the matriarchal authority of the Autonomous Sinixt in this stolen land that is being ravaged by the officially armed minions of the immoral moneymen, who can’t even take care of their own sick and dying brethren.