Members of the PSAC union from Barrie and the surrounding are expected to fill a Greyhound bus heading to Toronto on September 15.
The bus riders will be participating in a mock trial against federal, provincial and municipal governments who appear to be hell bent on reducing services to their constituents, largely through job cuts.
The event, called The Peoples’ Court, will be staged outside the Toronto courthouse at 361 University Ave. beginning at 1 p.m.
An interesting term, "The Peoples' [sic] Court." I wonder if they're familiar with its etymology?
It's a bit of faux-populism, most often seen in regimes that grandly style themselves as a "Democratic Republic" of one sort or another -- a sure sign that they are neither democratic nor a republic.
The Soviet Union had a "People's Court," though it was oddly probably the most benign of them, sort of a cross between a Justice of the Peace and our courts of general jurisdiction, like Courts of Queen's Bench or District Courts in the U.S.
The German Volksgerichtshof was a far more sinister institution, under the control of the fanatical Nazi Roland Freisler, who in kind of a poetical way exited this world courtesy of an Allied bomb.
But we really shouldn't be surprised that they take their cues from totalitarians. I've been reading Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, and it's startling to realize the depth of the man-crush the era's "progressives" had for Hitler and especially for Mussolini. (Hitler would fall out of favor later when he attacked Uncle Joe
Biden Stalin, which was the most evil, ickiest thing evah, at least until Paris Hilton arrived.)
Sad to say, they don't seem to be getting any smarter.