Heads in the shaking sand

The Globe has a long article in the weekend edition about Western Canada’s woeful lack of preparations for a large-scale earthquake. And I am reminded of local right-wing commentator Alex Tsakumis’s recent reaction – which was not just dismissal, but extreme anger, over the City of Vancouver sending personnel to New Zealand to study the Christchurch earthquake. His followers and/or the usual suspects took to the comment boards of France Bula’s blog to express their horror over the “taxpayer-funded vacation”. Which just goes to show when hate is your guiding principle, there is no issue that won’t be exploited for selfish purposes.