CENSORSHIP OF TORONTO’S MAYORALTY DEBATES HURTS EVERYONE
To practise the politics of exclusion, a downtown elitist cabal and their shadowy minority quarterbacks have tried to exclude populists Dr. James Sears and Faith Goldy from all debates. The tactic works this way. Leftist challenger Jennifer Keesmaat only wants to debate mushy middle soft lefty Mayor John Tory. Coward Tory is terrified of facing the glamorous and clever Faith Goldy on such topics as his collaborating in the invasion by Trudeau illegals and filling up all available homeless shelters while Haitians and Nigerians who fill places homeless Canadians should have or Dr. Sears’ critique of the Mayor’s handling the Greektown Massacre: why did Tory choose to visit the very mosque frequented by killer Faisal Hussain, shortly after the fatal shootings?
So, Tory insists he’ll not participate in any debate where Dr. Sears or Faith Goldy appear. Thus, most establishment debates have been boring affairs with the two media-chosen front runners Tory and Keesmaat clashing with three minor “diverse” candidates invited to add, shall we say, some multiculti colour. Some of Faith Goldy’s supported have crashed debates from which she has been excluded and heckled to draw attention to this elitist control and, of course, are then thrown out.
Much to their credit, the Markland Woods Homeowners Association refused to play the elitists’ game and invited all 35 mayoral candidates, plus Ward 2 candidates for councillor and school board, to a forum at St. Clement’s Church, Wednesday, October 10. The packed church basement was standing room only. The forum was briskly run with each candidate allotted five minute.
By my count, a dozen mayoralty candidates of the 35 attended. Tory and Keesmaat were no shows. Every candidate was interesting. A few were comical like perennial candidate Kevin Clarke, a Negro with a preacher’s voice, who used much of his five minutes to deliver a moving tribute to the late Mayor Rob Ford.
Most of the candidates had something interesting to say. However, in most debates that succumb to the Tory rules, voters will never hear what these folks have to offer. For instance, Thomas O’Neill argued: “All candidates running for office, no matter how offensive their views, should be given impartial media coverage. We cannot pre-select someone with no respect for the democratic process.” Especially cutting was his remark aimed at those who would limit debate if it offends snowflakes: “The news media is there to inform not persuade. I don’t care about anybody’s feelings.”
Dr. Sears presented a charming picture of himself growing up and now becoming a father. He spoke of the key role of his satirical YOUR WARD NEWS, Canada’s leading anti-ZioMarxist publication. He was clearly not the monster media smears had prepared the crowd for. “I like this guy,” the gentleman beside me said.
Faith Goldy, who is extremely tall, took the mike with the assurance of the broadcaster/videographer she is. “I am tough on crime, easy on taxes,” she announced. “I shall put the public safety before political correctness.” It would have been fun to see the mushy Mayor Tory wince. “I will bring back carding. We don’t care about the colour of your skin but the criminality of your character,” she added. That would have made the establishment indulged, Soros funded Black Lives Matter turn blue. The City’s budget spends 70 per cent on salaries and just 10 per cent on serving the public. “As Mayor, I am going to demand performance for those salaries,” she said.
And had no show Tory been in attendance, he’d have yelped to hear : “Thanks to Justin Trudeau’s policies, illegal immigrants are coming to Toronto and 55 per cent of the beds in the homeless shelters are illegals. I’ll be bringing to Toronto a ‘Toronto First’ mentality so that every homeless Canadian man or woman has a warm bed to sleep in.” One can see why the Mayor wouldn’t want to be there.”
And, of course, the real losers were the voters who, in most “all candidates” [not] debates, would not have heard these voices and ideas. — Paul Fromm