An update on the local Montreal Police State scene.
The Montreal Canadians hockey team appears to be at the heart of our social fabric in the city. It brings everyone together, to drink beer at the rink or in front of a tube at home or a bar which Montreal has quite a fine assortment of while people dress in team spirit. One could be dining and keep track of the score just by listening to the drivers honk along the street with every goal as they tune in to the radio. We mourn by drinking when they lose, and we drink to celebrate when they win. During the playoffs people flood the streets and go wild, walking all over the road, impeding traffic as they leave the stadium. It takes forever to walk a couple of blocks. The noise produced is incredible so toddlers get all excited and can’t sleep. On the main street, police will gather in a group of six and watch the game end as its being projected outside atop a building. The city’s attention in fixed.
Sure, we can all take pride in our Habs winning a game and celebration isn’t wrong. The problem is that there are people in our society who can’t keep their shit together when it becomes an opportunity for looting as this article reports:
This destroys it for everyone. It creates havoc and it sends the message to our parents, the government, that we are too irresponsible to maintain our own peace and that we need the police to interfere with our lives and supervise us. During the playoffs, as soon as they win helicopters will make their way into the city and hover above. We already have CCTV cameras propped up, do we need to be watched everywhere we go? Well that is the message these people who are smashing windows and looting send. They are stealing. Why would a creditor ever steal? They wouldn’t because they always pay, a debtor on the other hand cannot be trusted. Why are people acting like alcohol thirsty debtors? It is so uncivilized.
“In fact, as thousands of hockey fans spilled out of downtown bars and clubs onto Ste. Catherine Street on Wednesday night to celebrate the Canadiens’ win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, rarely had so much testosterone been unleashed onto Montreal’s streets with so little consequence.”
Why are we unleashing our testosterone on Roman gladiators? Why do we all come together for hockey and never anything that matters? Are we condescendingly simple? Should we lay off the beer or the hockey? Or both? Take a look at what’s going on in your community and how systems are being used to trick you in to giving up your autonomy to authorities that care not for debtors – and how we’re fully consenting to it.
Can we at least use a fraction of that testosterone to for something useful and good? Or are the masses really truly convinced that there is no world beyond hockey? Look at what we’re begging for:
“The large presence of police, some on horses, some behind their shields, others in helicopters hovering overhead, surely helped keep the peace along Ste. Catherine, which was closed to traffic as of 7 p.m. to leave room for fans to party, police said — and get as many shiny, breakable objects out of the way.”
Large presence? I have never seen so many riot police with shields in Montreal at once in my life since the playoffs.
People need to teach responsibility and do their own citizens arrests when witnessing a crime. We must maintain the peace ourselves. When events like these happen, it ruins it for everyone. It tells the “authorities” we can’t manage ourselves. Read a book. Then again, if you’re reading this you probably don’t subscribe to mass-opiates like professional hockey.
I hope their game on Saturday goes well and that Montreal fans show more responsibility or creditor-like behavior. Remember, if you use paper money with a dead person’s face on it that means you’re a debtor and acknowledge that you operate in admiralty law. Now, just because we’re debtors doesn’t mean we have to be belligerent about it.