Thursday, December 8, 2016
Flower Power, 2016
Sadly, the rise in hate incidents after the November 8 Presidential election is not confined to the US.
Last month — on Election Night, actually — some white male jackass in Edmonton, Alberta, confronted two hijab-wearing women in a local train station. He flashed a noose at them and said, "This is for you."
Thankfully, local college students and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees decided yesterday to implement the perfect response.
We're reminded of something novelist Louis de Bernieres said: "The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be." Edmonton appears to be working on that. Are we here in America? We cats HISS and PURR at the same time.