18 November 2015

Despite CTV's vapid cheerleading...

...playing soccer, or tweeting about playing soccer, does not, in any way, shape or form... fight terrorism...

"LONDON -- Uniting in a symbol of defiance and respect, fans and players of the French and English soccer teams delivered a moving display of solidarity at Wembley Stadium... social media was awash with praise for the dignified way a sensitive occasion was handled."
And indeed it was...
"It's the only way that we can win," said one obviously drunk millennial via CBC Radio.
Turning to symbols and wishful thinking is becoming increasingly popular here in Canada, now that Justin Trudeau has ruled out using Canadian airpower or any other military assets here, in Syria.

Yessirree, it's a big ol' Care Bear world... even though CTV notes these millionaire sports heroes are actually "playing in defiance" of the terrorists, whatever that means.

Out here in Hastings county, a local paving outfit recently painted one of their cement trucks pink for the stated purpose of fighting breast cancer.

Of course, messaging (never mind practising medicine) via cement truck makes about as much sense as flooding cities with thousands of naked men in chaps and feather boas every year to make people feel less uneasy about militant homosexuality... "Yeah, yeah, Freddie... you're here, you're queer... now for the love of gawd and my 8 year-old niece in from Sudbury, please, please put your freakin' capri pants back on!!!"

You know who's actually doing a stellar job of broadcasting their philosophy and religious idealogy out into the public domain?

ISIS, that's who. The terrorist group's messages are invariably concise and unambiguous, relying not at all on symbols or sentiment.

A beheading here, a bombing there, dozens of bullet-riddled bodies in a baroque Parisian theatre... these guys are consistently and perpetually on point.

More importantly, they can send all these twitter-soaked, wishing-well simpletons screaming for their mummies anytime they like.
"HANNOVER, Germany -- The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled at short notice due to the serious threat of an attack at the stadium on Tuesday.
I'd say it's pretty obvious who's winning the P.R. game here.
Security at the stadium was very tight, with police armed with machine-guns and maintaining a very obvious presence in the city. Reporters arriving for the game were searched, while a sniffer dog was deployed to check their bags.
Where's all those symbols of defiance now? They've gotta be around here somewhere.

Meanwhile, in a screamin' metaphor for all this "Imagine all the People" malarkey we're drowning in of late...
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Authorities say 57-year-old Anthony Riggs was killed by a Rottweiler that he had adopted just hours earlier. Regional Health Department Director Kim Tedford said the dog had been a stray, and was picked up five days before being adopted.
Of course, the cops ended up shooting the dog, but it's just a little late for good samaritan Anthony.

Oh, yeah... one last thing I noted about our "transparent" media friends...
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That's gotta be symbolic of something or other... right?


Anonymous said...

old white guy says..........I was watching CTV this am and there was an interview with a young man and his son. This idiot father made the comment that the terrorists had bulletts but they6 had flowers. What a dumb f--k. The muslims are training kids his son's age to kill and this jerk thinks that flowers are all that is needed to insure peace. The world is screwed if that is the majority outlook.

fernstalbert said...

Canada under Trudeau assumes the fetal position and hope Emoticons will tame the beasts. I hope Trudeau got a selfie with Putin - we are going to need Russia to kick butt for us.

Neo Conservative said...

bringing omar khadr back to canada.

accepting the niqab.

watering down security bills.

pulling our military out of the fight.

letting 25,000 unvetted refugees inside the gate.

justin trudeau has entered all canadians in the graet jihadi lottery.

it probably won't be today, it may not be tomorrow, but make no mistake, they are coming for you.

will your, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband, wife be the unlucky winners?

somebody, or, more likely, many unlucky somebodies is gonna win the prize.

mark my words.


Bill Elder said...

Hollow symbolism is the primary output of imasculated progressive activism.

They believe in nothing so there is nothing worth fighting for.

Neo Conservative said...

au contraire... justin believes in "growing the economy from the heart outward" and "sunny ways".

he applauds fidel castro and the nimble autocracy of the communist chinese dictatorship.

unfortunately, he's now in a position to get large numbers of canadian citizens killed as they make their way to and from work, or school, or to any public gathering.

if you voted liberal in the last election, you don't get to mourn when the bodies start dropping... 'cos you're part of the martyrdom death squad.


Martin said...

Humans inherit from both their parents and Jr's backers strenuously hope he more closely resembles his father. In intellect, disposition and flakiness, he is his mother's son. One trait similar to his father is his pacifism and contempt for anything military. PET famously "missed" WW2 and spent it in quiet self absorption while living with his mother; this while thousands of contemporaries were fighting and dying in Europe. One other trait he has absorbed from PET`is stubbornness and contrariness. Thus he isn't bothered being odd man out with 20 partners, and refuses to change his policy because it is based on a simplistic campaign utterance.

Neo Conservative said...

what if we could combine keith richard's razor sharp intellect with a schizophrenic flower child's soaring emotional personality?

wouldn't that be something to see?