Westcoastpugnaciousactually means Political Senility which is an affliction that only affects politicians. However Mayor Robertson aka Czar Robertson is exhibiting early signs of political senility. He, as many before him wishes to publicly apologise for the rascism endured by Chinese here in Vancouver city .. more than 100 years ago, inclusive of the Head Tax levied against Chinese.
Canada, via Mr Harper when he was Prime Minister has apologised. Premier Clark when she was Premier of British Columbia has apologised.
However, Mayor Robertson who is also boss of the Impaired Vision political party has also jumped on the band wagon but appears to have ‘fluffed’ it somewhat.
A little taste of history: Is Prime Minister Harper Showing Early Signs Of Political Senile Dementia.
Chinese Head Tax controversy: Chinese Head Tax- Another Viewpoint.
Now here is an unexpected twist which also mentions President Trump: Mayor [Czar] Robertson & Premier Clark + The Trump =?
Why should westcoastpugnacious drag in this mention about Trump? I trust that you absorbed what Mayor Robertson proudly shouted out…” As mayor I’m proud that Vancouver is known throughout the world for our steadfast commitment to diversity, equality and freedom from discrimination and hatred. It is incumbent upon all of us to forcefully challenge hatred in all of the ways that it confronts us. I guess you also remember his discriminatory comments about”angry old white men” and use of the F-word to describe others as F..*ing NPA hacks”
Now to his political senility, he has obviously forgot all of the above..this is part of his apology to the Chinese..” I.m very strongly in favour of this set of actions and acknowledge and apologize for the historical discrimination of Chinese people in Vancouver and the reprehensible actions of people here in leadership positions in Vancouver, that had tragic impacts upon so many and continue to impact generations today”
What a crock! Don’t believe me? Vancouver city council approves apology to Chinese community
I guess that I can blame his political senility for the fact that as an angry old white man…I am still waiting for his apology to me..[and others].
However, I still do not understand why, Robertson and the City of Vancouver has to apologize to the Chinese? After all, he told Trump that the whole world knew of our steadfast commitment to diversity, equality, and freedom from discrimination and hatred.
Yet, he acknowledges the historical discrimination of Chinese people in Vancouver and the reprehensible actions of people here in leadership positions in Vancouver, that had tragic impacts on so many and continue to impact generations today.
I guess the lesser of two evils for Gregor Robertson would be for him to apologize to the whole world [including Trump] that he lied.