Quick! Get your asses down to the Eureka City Council chambers and help your local leaders – paragons of justice, equality, and the never-ending fight against oppression – single-handedly put a stop to the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota.
Yes, that’s right. The currently sitting Eureka City Council will take a courageous stand against the tyranny of evil men by….writing a letter!
No, seriously! Get down to the City Council Chambers and let them know how pleased you are that – in the midst of all the bullshit going on in Eureka which they are supposed to be working on – they’re taking up valuable time to write a letter about an issue that has zero bearing on our City. (Here’s a hint – they’re not doing it for the City, nor for beleaguered folks in North Dakota.)
This isn’t about how you or we feel about the construction of the pipeline and the battle against it. (You’d likely be surprised at THC’s thoughts on that issue.)
What this is about, however, is that the City Council apparently lacks any sense of self-awareness when it comes to protecting human rights and social justice, because their record is laughably bad. Remember when they kicked all those poor homeless people out of the marsh and put them into large garbage bins, just so they could build a trail? And then threw a damn party on the ashes of the former settlement?
At the end of the day, this just seems like some extreme politically correct social justice warrior bullshit. Maybe they should start a Facebook petition, too? Then they can go back to doing nothing while feeling even better about how socially progressive and groovy they are.
You know, maybe we are just being pricks. (Actually that’s almost a certainty.) But it strikes us as not only extremely tone-deaf for the Council to be wasting public-paid time on a freaking letter rather than doing what they can to address issues here, but pretty darn self-serving too. They’re not helping anyone in North Dakota – and they’re not helping anyone here, either.
And just in case you really don’t think they’re wasting time…look at this snippet from today’s agenda (which can be found in full here):