Rex Murphy: Turns out, we’re not all in this together

by Rex Murphy

No Christmas vacation for thee. Grab the swimsuits and call the limo for me. Why do we listen to these politicians?

Lockdown for thee. No lockdown for me.

No Christmas vacation for thee. Grab the swimsuits and call the limo for me.

What is going on?

Why do we listen to them?

Why do we sit under the rain of their incessant, sanctimonious spiels about flattening curves and slowing the virus and caring for “your fellow citizens,” while they jet off to sunshine, beaches and island resorts for “vacations they had planned?”

Why do we listen to them?

As if the qualifying phrase “we had planned” were some kind of deluxe passport exempting their high and mighty selves from regimen they, with the force of law and fines and public opprobrium, have imposed on others.

My “they” here is the now former minister of finance in Doug Ford’s Conservative government, Rod Phillips. But you already knew that. This latest, high-profile defector from the Rule of COVID is now a byword all over the continent.

 

full story at https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-turns-out-were-not-all-in-this-together

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