TEA & TWO SLICES | On Young BC Liberals & Choosing Drug Dealers Over Restaurants
by Sean Orr | Has Stephen Harper Been Looting the Canadian Treasury? Who wouldn’t? If I was the Prime Minister, I would demand the finest wines available to humanity. I want them here, and I want them now. Also, hurry up with my damn croissant.
If you like my occasional pop culture references, you’ll love this guy: News anchor drops 41 ‘Seinfeld’ references in sports report.
Get with the pogrom: Reconciliation is not only about the past. Probably the most eloquent argument against gentrification: “Justifying displacement, in the past and the present, is a certain rhetoric: ‘Those who are displaced are inferior anyway. They’re not using the land properly. They’re in the way of progress, and after all, we know best.’ It’s a continuously patronizing discourse which attempts to legitimize displacement.”
Yet this would seem to suggest that the cruel indifference of capitalism itself is not to blame. To suggest that one type of economic activity (restaurants) is worse than another (drug dealing), or vice versa, is moral relativism. They exist on the same spectrum, not as righteous counterpoints to one another.
Related: Will taxes be the death of small businesses in Vancouver? “Some perhaps see the East Side of town as terra nullius or tabula rasa, others might be inspired to retain heritage assets, some just probably can’t make the numbers work anywhere else in town right now”.
Meanwhile, the Sauder School pops its collar: “Vancouver’s affordability – does it matter?”. The better question: “Business schools – should we demolish them?”
In light of the recent Rapechant scandal, the BC Young Liberals thought it might be a good idea to hand out bottle openers to UBC students. Nice!
Is this going to be a regular feature on Tea and Two Slices? Douchebag Of The Week.
Vancouver residents enamoured by Hitchcockian murders of crows which have blackened the skies for years. There’s even a hardcore song about them.
Bonus: The Bar, by Rollout.