…the RCMP, Natives, k.d. lang dressed as a man, a plump white poet with a silly beard pretending to be black and what appeared to be the cast of Avatar all dancing about and explaining how Canada is based entirely on environmental protection and the cult of equality.
The Olympic torch carried by various people who love Canada so much that they haven’t lived here in decades and spend most of their lives pretending to be American. Oh, and when did Donald Sutherland last make a good movie? (…)
It’s one thing to mark a recent passing of a child or an anniversary of a deceased parent. But now we have — no joke — “this ski run is dedicated to my grandfather who died a year-and-a-half ago.”
We all have loss and pain in our lives and even disabled people whom we love but we don’t broadcast the fact every time there is a camera or microphone in front of us. It becomes an abuse of misfortune and is increasingly hard to take seriously. This is sport and not Oprah.