Saturday, May 16, 2009

Taking tolerance too far

(NP)The earnest people of Toronto, supported by their politicians and some of the media, are trying desperately to believe that the Tamil protesters are doing nothing wrong. True, they produce chaos on the city's roads, inconveniencing many thousands of drivers. For seven hours last weekend they closed down an east-west expressway, endangering the many children they brought with them, as well as strangers trapped like hostages in their cars and police officers scrambling to avoid disaster. Worse, they generate an air of chaos and menace. Full text