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“What do we do about these fucking idiots?”

by on April 19, 2021

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Outrage over the cruelty of the kakistocracy

 
This past weekend the province of Ontario entered a crisis that combined an escalating pandemic with an increasingly fed up public. Fed up, not just with the pandemic, but the utter incompetence of our leadership.

These tweets above are really just a tiny sample of what is and was widespread sentiment. Not just this past weekend, but these past few weeks (if not months).


Yet now we’ve entered a new phase of this idiocy, or rather kakistocracy.

This past Friday, the Ontario government announced new measures to fight the pandemic that were generally regarded by all as either stupid, ineffective, or making a horrible situation worse. These included closing parks and golf courses.

As if in an attempt to help someone get up, the government felt it would be better to kick them when they’re down. Though in this case, it’s the health care system that is being kicked when it is down.

One of the measures taken was giving police the power to question anyone, at anytime, just because they’re not at home.

Not only was this met with outrage from the general public, but many (urban) police forces quickly declared they would not follow the measure.

Although pledging not to do it means little when they still have the legal power to do so.

What anyone who does not self-identify as an idiot was calling for was paid sick leave, as that would mitigate transmission in the workplace, which continues to the largest driver of the pandemic in Ontario.


All of this comes after the province turned down help from the federal government.

Ironically, closing golf courses and parks helps further alienate Ford’s own base.


It’s also ensuring Doug’s legacy is appropriately contextualized.

We’re talking global excellence here.

However at what cost? What is the consequence of this current episode of sheer incompetence?

While it seems like a moment of collective rejection, what if instead, we’re normalizing the kakistocracy, precisely because it’s not going anywhere.

What are the lessons or morals that people are taking from this moment?

I wish that it was a need to change leadership. Or at the very least remove this current one.

I had a moment this weekend, petty, selfish, where I wondered where the unions were? Why didn’t the teachers strike? Why didn’t other unions who’s workers were literally in harms way step up to protect them?

Sadly it might be because the membership of those unions were not going to support strikes. Did not want to fight this fight as they too were scared and worried about their own needs, which are increasingly precarious and perilous.

What is to be done? What would you do?

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