Vancouver: Epi-Centre of Stupidity?
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Is it any wonder Politicians at most times ignore it's citizens over important issues, when they seem to be inundated with protestors who repeatedly "Cry Wolf" over non sensical issues.
Yet again, we are known throughout the world as utterly complete Morons in dockers and lattes who prostrate themselves over a dead Plant, demanding our tax dollars be spent to honour a dead tree?
Granted this plant is a dead tree older than dirt at over a 1,000 years old, in fact only a small portion of the tree remains.
One Bruce MacDonald, is leading the "charge or stupidity" with his bandwaggon followers of the "Dead Tree Society" like rabid sheep circling the wagons, all drinking from the same "Codpiece of Injustice", whooping and yelling "Save the Tree, Save the Tree"!
Hello, Morons, this is not one of the 7 Wonders of the World, it is a friggin Tree.
It would be nice if these "Fruit of the Loons" put this much effort into other pressing issues such as changing the social makeup of Vancouver, such as homelessness, stopping rampant crime, drugs, gang violence etc.
Instead we have an citizenry with nothing better to do than concentrate on trivial issues which make us look like the laughing stock of the "Tree World".
There I said, what many of us are thinking!
VANCOUVER — All this over a dead tree.
A group trying to save a hollow, thousand-year-old cedar in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has set up a website, lobbied local politicians and started a fundraising campaign they hope will raise tens of thousands of dollars.
And as it appears increasingly likely the tree will be cut down — perhaps in a matter of days or weeks — supporters of the massive icon are rallying with a fervour often reserved for great tragedies or social injustices.
But it’s about more than just a dead tree, says Bruce MacDonald, a local author who is leading the charge to save it.
“It’s beyond being a tree in the woods,” says MacDonald, of the group Friends of the Hollow Tree.
“It’s a great symbol of the uniqueness of Vancouver. Everybody in Vancouver knows this tree, they love it, they’re proud of it.”