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Revolve Cowichan’s Comical Missteps on Drug Policy

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Revolve Cowichan Takes a Swing and Misses: A Witty Rebuttal to Far-Left Follies in Cowichan’s Streets

 

By: Taylor Wilson, Staff Writer at The Westward Independent

 

In a recent blog post dripping with the kind of self-righteous indignation that has become the hallmark of the far-left group Revolve Cowichan, we’re served yet another heaping portion of their world view. This time, they’ve set their sights on what they’ve deemed a misguided protest by Councillors Tek and Bruce, alongside the Canadian Citizens Against Public Drug Use (CCAPDU), against the visible plague of public drug use in Cowichan Valley. The post criticizes these local figures for what Revolve Cowichan dismisses as a superficial act of resistance, lacking in the depth and authenticity of true social activism. Well, let’s set the record straight.

 

Find their blog here: https://www.revolvecowichan.com/revolve-blog/on-resisting-choosing-the-right-words-to-explain-our-circumstances

 

First off, the audacity to belittle the genuine concerns of parents and community members about open drug use near schools is not only tone-deaf but dangerously naive. Revolve Cowichan’s lofty diatribe completely misses the forest for the trees. They’re so caught up in their ideological purity tests that they fail to see the immediate harm and distress caused by the opioid crisis right on our doorsteps.

 

The situation near Quamichan Middle School, where children are being shielded from the sight of meth use, isn’t just a policy debate—it’s a real-life nightmare for families. Tek and Bruce, whether you agree with their methods or not, at least had the guts to highlight the absurdity of a situation where enjoying a beer in a lawn chair draws more attention from bylaw officers than rampant drug abuse in public spaces.

 

Revolve Cowichan’s post attempts to school us on the history of resistance, laying claim to the concept as if it’s their exclusive domain. They wax poetic about the act being rooted in marginalized communities’ struggles, yet they fail spectacularly to recognize that the fight against public drug use is not about oppression—it’s about community safety, health, and well-being.

 

Let’s get one thing clear: framing the CCAPDU’s planned protest as a mockery of genuine activism is not just misleading; it’s downright insulting. It ignores the nuanced reality that communities can care about social justice and public safety simultaneously. The idea that wanting a safe environment for our children equates to bigotry or ignorance is a false dichotomy peddled by those more interested in virtue signaling than engaging with complex social issues.

 

Moreover, Revolve Cowichan’s critique is rife with hypocrisy. They champion the cause of the oppressed but are quick to dismiss the voices of concerned parents and community members as somehow less worthy of being heard. It’s a classic case of far-left extremism: if you’re not with us, you’re against us, and your concerns are invalid. This black-and-white thinking does nothing to advance meaningful dialogue or solutions; it only serves to deepen divisions.

 

The blog post is a prime example of how far-left groups like Revolve Cowichan are out of touch with the realities of everyday Canadians. They sit in their echo chambers, crafting eloquent critiques of “resistance,” while the rest of us are left to deal with the tangible consequences of the policies they advocate for.

 

In their rush to condemn Tek, Bruce, two of North Cowichan’s elected officials, and the CCAPDU, Revolve Cowichan reveals their true colors: a group more concerned with ideological purity than the practical well-being of our community. They would do well to remember that real life is not a theoretical battleground but a place where policies and actions have real consequences for real people.

 

In Cowichan Valley, we need solutions, not sanctimonious lectures from the far left on what constitutes valid forms of resistance. We need action that addresses the root causes of drug addiction and homelessness, while also ensuring our public spaces are safe for everyone, especially our children. It’s time for groups like Revolve Cowichan to come down from their ivory towers and engage with the complex realities of the world as it is, not as they wish it to be.

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2 comments

Joy February 10, 2024 - 5:41 am

Nailed it!
Denying reality is getting us no where. People that live in a space of virute signaling bliss are destroying our communities, and harming lives…. Quite often even the ones they are “fighting” for.

Thanks for calling it out for what it is.

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Savanah February 10, 2024 - 5:43 am

Nailed it!
Denying reality is getting us no where. People that live in a space of virute signaling bliss are destroying our communities, and harming lives…. Quite often even the ones they are “fighting” for.
Thanks for calling it out for what it is.

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