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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

FORSETH -- If you do however, you won’t be an ‘idiot’, as described by the Premier, you will in fact be a disgusting rude pig!

Earlier today, on a Facebook post, Ellis Ross commented:

"I agree with the “be nicer to each other” but I don’t agree the Premier of BC with calling people idiots.

People are stressed, anxious and frustrated. Its the whole mental wellness issue that was predicted. If anything, we can use this as another lesson on how to behave in extreme circumstances."

For those who missed it, yesterday, Premier John Horgan called out a group of individuals, who had mistreated staff members at a restaurant in his riding of Langford - Juan de Fuca  (B.C. premier calls restaurant patrons 'idiots' for abusing staff over COVID-19 health orders).

It certainly didn’t take long for others, who I would consider likely politically motivated, to pile on.

Said one, “Hard to advocate for 'Be Kind, Be Patient' mantra when spouting off and calling people idiots....”

While another, incredibly, had this to say; “For Commie Horgan it's all about compliance isn't it - if you don't comply, you're an idiot according to Commie Horgan.”

WHO, would even take that individual seriously?

And from another, “Its the Premier who has problems if he can’t figure out why average citizens are cranky

Then of course at least one conspiracy theorist had to chime in; “The promoters of the pandemic hoax are idiots!!!!??

Thankfully however, common sense prevailed, for the most part, with other saying:

The folks I have witnessed were not stressed, how about a sense of entitlement ... quite frankly, it disgusts me ... one should understand that the staff w

ere not the ones to put those rules in place and are merely doing their jobs in these tough times.”

And there was this one ... “If you go out to a restaurant and are asked to follow protocols .... and then treat staff like these folks did - then you’re an idiot .... be nice, be polite and be respectful .... if you don’t want to follow the business’ rules - simply leave”.

So, here’s what I think ... it's about respect, plain and simple. That said, the Premier calling them "idiots" was probably the mildest word he could use.

I on the other hand, not being Premier, would likely have used far stronger language, the least of which would have been a$$holes.

There is absolutely no excuse for the kind of behaviour of those individuals showed, it was totally unacceptable. But it’s the kind of behavior happening at business establishment all across the province -- and in many instances, staff are often teens, or young adults.

For those who called out the Premier I’d like to ask them this question:

Do you -- did you -- have children ... and if so, how would you have felt if anyone had treated them this way?

If you’re not happy with the rules at a place of business, go somewhere else ... you do have a thing called choice after all. BUT, if you do happen to CHOOSE to shop somewhere with rules you don’t agree with, don’t take it out on the staff.

Respect aside for a moment ... if you do however, you won’t be an idiot, as described by the Premier, you will in fact be a disgusting rude pig!


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