To the Editor,
If you had to characterize Doug Ford as a vehicle, what would he be? Come on, give it a try. I know what I see after watching him these four long years. To me, he is a misfiring, gas guzzling, oil burning, smoky exhaust spewing old F-100 pickup. Steering is loose, brakes, suspension and body mounts are shot and the rear end clunks over the slightest bump. In short, this old junker needs to be taken off the road.
To the minority who will benefit from Ford’s re-election, he is a sleek shiny drug kingpin’s ride. They will continue to count on him to score their next development hit through which they get a buzz from paving over and building on more farmland and wetlands, and otherwise satiating their exploitative addictions.
To the majority of us in Ontario and that includes the countless non-human beings we share this province with, Doug is a big old Caterpillar D9 bulldozer deliberately and systematically knocking down and plowing under everything that matters to re-creating and maintaining a civil society living in harmony with nature. Bulldozer Ford has long ago lost whatever conscious awareness he ever may have had about the fact that he is reliant upon the natural world for his own survival. Sadly, members of Ford’s cabal and many of his blind faith supporters share his illusions as the climate cliff moves ever closer.
Given the shrinkage within the collective memory, here’s just one reminder of a program crushed by bulldozer Ford. In 2017, Lindsay was included in the basic income pilot project. Our MPP Laurie Scott was “certain that the program would lead to improved help for Lindsay area residents.” Before the 2018 election she said “we will continue to support this pilot project and look forward to seeing the results.” If only you had spoken the truth Laurie. Take a good look in your mirror and imagine being poor!
If re-elected, I see Ford as a hearse transporting a coffin full of everything that really matters to people and our planet. Vote to take him off the road!
“If we help the earth, our planet will be saved from us,” our six-year-old granddaughter.