FORD's is an incredible political self immolation.
We stand transfixed by the sheer horror of it.
But the senate scandal?
The Liberal gas plant cancellation fee of $1 Billion?
Our environmental misdeeds, and the climate fallout that becomes more obvious by the year?
The corrupt financial system that will affect the lives of all of us?
Markets, scandal, corruption? LIBOR rigging? Market manipulation?
Unchecked monetization of debt?
The outrage against FORD stands out for its ultimate pettiness by comparison to other substantive issues that will make the uttering of the word "pussy" seem irrelevant. But we cannot pull ourselves away from it.
To be sure, the crack and alcohol (an addiction) and the crudeness ( unbecoming a politician), the too close for comfort ties to other criminals, its all bad but still minor in the scheme of things.
Its all about control and power really.
The public has seized upon Ford's potty mouth as a great crime against humanity, tasteless and incredible.
But what about the real crimes, the ones that affect each and every one of us? They are just too big to grasp or handle.
Here is a reality check...
We were a group of whitewater enthusiasts who wanted to draw attention to the government of Canada methodically picking apart environmental protections and unilaterally taking away a universal right of navigation on Canada's lakes, rivers and streams. We could only muster two hundred supporters at best on Parliament Hill. We lost our case and I still don't know why. Our reputations were affected. No body cared, or noticed.
Say the word "pussy" and the world stares in horror.
It reminds me of a controversial commercial, a young street kid is saying...
What does it take to get noticed? FORD has hit the sweet spot!
Meanwhile environmentalists are branded terrorists and arrested by the Government. Greenpeace? They are called pirates and imprisoned. This is hell on earth and there is no way out and that is a tragedy.