Anti-Government Demonstrations

I saw today a demonstration against the Government.

It was not a multitude of irate people yelling.

It was not a bunch of angry students shouting slogans.

It was not a gang of mad unions asking for more rights.


It was an old woman

She was sitting on her knees outside Manulife Centre,

with a small package of cigarettes, trying to sell them by the piece.

When I came back, she was not there, security had removed her,

In her table may not be food tonight.


I thought that those women were in the South

Where corruption, ignorance and nature give poverty,

I said “not here in the True North”,

“with the Strong and Free those things never happen”


I never though I would see it here,

I never though there were such demonstrations against the government.

based on a post by Fuentes Aguirre


2 Responses to Anti-Government Demonstrations

  1. […] If some of you are wondering what happened to the lady that was evicted from the manulife centre, she is now at Bloor and Bay selling Outragous newspaper (a $2 piece of paper that the homeless sell), the only thing a homeless can sell in this city. […]

  2. Antibush says:

    Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren’t a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? How does that work in a democracy again? How does being more threatening make us more likeable?Isn’t the country with
    the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn’t that likely to be the most hated country?
    Our country is in debt until forever, we don’t have jobs, and we live in fear. We have invaded a country and been responsible for thousands of deaths.
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

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