Have you ever been to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia?
If you look in the right places, it’s the prettiest city in Canada.
But that beautiful Victoria of old has changed a bit.
So much of downtown Victoria has become like the infamous East Hastings Street in Vancouver — just a perpetual shantytown — homeless people; drug users; mentally ill; criminals. And the weather is so nice, and the police don’t enforce the law, and social justice warriors love the blight as proof of their tolerance. The city is dangerous now — I was there a few months ago, and it’s starting to look a bit like San Francisco.
But the mayor of Victoria knows the real problem:
The statue of Canada’s founder, Sir John A Macdonald, torn down by politically correct order of the city council. Not one drug user was redeemed by that, not one homeless person housed, but boy, did Victoria show how woke it was.
All of British Columbia has been colonized all over again, not by Brits like Captain Vancouver or Queen Victoria, but iby foreign environmental lobby groups, who have helped install a series of ever more radical politicians:
City of Victoria recommends class-action lawsuit against the oil and gas industry
“Our province is in a climate emergency and response from fossil fuel companies has been inadequate,” Victoria Councillor Ben Isitt said. “The cost of climate change has been overwhelming for local governments in B.C., and taxpayers shouldn’t be the only ones paying for the impacts.”
It wouldn’t surprise me if some woke CEOs actually paid this shake-down money, as a form of greenwashing — doing the oil and gas equivalent of what Gillette did to itself the other day, going public saying it hates itself, and so will you love it now?
But not all of them, especially the ones that aren't based in the West. Gazprom is controlled by Vladimir Putin. Saudi Aramco is controlled by the king of Saudi Arabia. National Iranain Oil Company? Petroelos de Venezuala? These kooks think they’re going to send Victoria money in reparations or something.
I have a better idea:
If B.C.’s political elites really hate oil and gas — then cut them off!
But there's more.
This is from the Victoria Sewage Alliance:
Today, Victoria dumps an average of 82 million litres of raw sewage daily into our world class coastal waters. (...) We ask you to show your support for a sewage treatment system, giving the gift of clean water to our children and our grandchildren.
But suing fossil fuel companies and declaring states of emergency about global warming and the rising tide is so much easier than actually have to solve any problem. And it's a lot more fun, too...