The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

montreal_riotStanley Cup victory riots, May 24th, 1986, Montréal, Québec.  From John Jantak‘s Flickr stream.

Ah, Montréal.

I remember when you used to do this kind of crap for a Stanley Cup victory.  Or conversely, when the Habs made it all the way to the Cup-deciding round, but lost.

Now?  Look at yourselves.  First round victory?  Big deal.  Save it for something better.

RELATED: Montréal’s chief of police is pleased that no civilians or police officers were injured.  Just don’t ask about the 16 patrol cars and estimated $500,000 in damages caused by the rioters.  Protecting private and public property is presumably a much lesser concern.  It’s not as if the people of Montréal will, inexplicably, end up paying for those damaged police cars.  They grow on trees, after all.

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