I don’t want to do this anymore, Toronto

I don’t want to get into it again today, you guys. I really don’t.

I don’t want to spend another day at the office checking the news and social media for the latest speculation. I don’t want to contend with the puns and the punditry. Inevitably, I will, but I promise I’ll hate myself for it.

I don’t want to watch this thing get deconstructed from every angle. I don’t want to discuss the agendas and the political implications. I don’t want to watch every outlet in town speculate their way through the wait for new information, just to try and keep our attention.

I don’t want to watch a certain snarky segment of the political left treat this thing like it’s good news. I don’t want to watch the perpetual defenders on the right try to blame the whole thing on that certain segment of the left. I don’t want to see any reporters at any west end high schools.

I don’t want to join in the same sad chorus of “Surely, this is the last straw.” I don’t want to be as certain as I am that it’s probably not.

I don’t want to watch a human being self-destruct in public slow motion anymore. I don’t want to watch people treat him as a funny spectacle, and I don’t want to watch people try to pin the blame on everyone else. I don’t want him to deny, yet again, the very clear fact that he needs help.

But most of all, I don’t want to ride it out anymore. I don’t want to live in a town where a day like this is just the latest in a series. I don’t want to live in a town where this is the norm. And I don’t want to move to a different town.

I guess what I’m saying is, I don’t want this afternoon’s announcement to be about anything other than a resignation from political office.

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4 Responses to “I don’t want to do this anymore, Toronto”

  1. Thomas says:

    The desperate left will do anything to get back into power!!!

    • Geo says:

      The “desperate left” doesn’t have to do anything. FYI – more than one exclamation mark is grammatically childish. You should work on that.

  2. Craig says:

    Good luck. This is like asking cats to stay off the internet.

    Not that I disagree, but the only way you’re gonna avoid it is to stay offline. Like, forever.