Apparently discontent with the Vancouver Hockey Riots extends well beyond taxpayers and the general populace right into the ranks of Police and Medical Personnel.
Today, two selections: one from a nurse and another from a patrol officer.
To you, it’s just a fight. To me, it’s the ER social worker looking for a teddybear to console a 4 year old girl because she just witnessed her dad get a broken nose as he was trying to get his daughter out of the hotzone.
You started “harmless” fires. You torched other men and women’s cars whom you’d never met and never did you wrong. You assaulted firemen as they arrived to try and deal with your “mistakes”. You took limited, valuable emergency resources away from good people who needed them. You endangered more lives by tying up emergency services than you ever considered.
You started fights. You stabbed people you’d never met because they somehow made you angry. You gave men and women trying to protect property life altering concussions. You brought paramedics into the tear gas and exhausted them trying to save people they’d never met.
Yes, these feral children were little better than their fictional counterparts.
For me zombies represent the mindless side of human nature. Whenever we watch news footage of a disaster Zombies run amok like Katrina or the riots in LA in the nineties, it looks like we’re watching a zombie film. So in a way zombies are a way for us to deal with the fear of society run amuck. Plus you can hack away at zombies with chainsaws and axes and it’s fun to watch. It would not be so fun if you went after a group of rioters with a chainsaw, for instance. That would just be weird and creepy.
For those interested, the original creepy apology.