I very rarely listen to The Zone, and frankly, am not sure where it is on the FM radio dial, but this morning, while idly flipping the dial without looking where I was on it, I happened upon this familiar voice, and sure enough, it was him… the Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, Dean ‘The Destroyer’ Fortin himself, the man who wants to tear down Victoria’s sadly neglected old Johnson Street Bridge, designed by Joseph Strauss of Golden Gate Bridge fame.
He insists that we will have an earthquake in the future, so whatever we do with the old bascule, that is the reason the Victoria City Council recently upped the earthquake preparedness standard on the Johnson Street Bridge to withstand an anticipated future earthquake of 8.5 seismic level.
Such a level of seismic preparedness has never been seen to be necessary nor was it utilized in the past, and all of a sudden it is deemed urgent now?
From a 30% probability level to a sure thing warranting major expenditure on expensive seismic upgrades is a remarkable feat of panting paranoia, and while sometimes it seems apropos to nickname the socialist mayor ‘The Destroyer,’ conjuring wrestling matches with fantastically costumed and nicknamed characters, perhaps a better moniker for him would be Dean ‘Chicken Little’ Fortin…
In any case, I immediately phoned our former Concerned Citizens Coalition Councillor candidate David Burke while The Zone’s interview with Mr. Fortin was ongoing to see if David also happened to hear the Voice of ‘Dean the Destroyer’ on the radio, and lo and behold, he too had been flipping through the dial, protests he rarely listens to the Zone, but also heard the ominous voice this morning, babbling away in his breathless manner, slurring his speech he was in such a hurry to sound with it, with rowdy rock and roll djs in the studio background guffawing at his unequivocal assertions, such as:
“THE EARTHQUAKE IS HAPPENING!
“VICTORIA IS HAITI!”
“COME DOWN AND KICK IT WITH THE ENGINEERS ON A TOUR”
– ‘Goyo de la Rosa’
LA ROSA TRANSCULTURAL CONSERVATION PROPAGANDA 2010