Don Pittis wrote:...Westmount radicalism? Westmount, for those not familiar with it, is a traditional enclave of the Quebec Anglo elite where socialism — on rare occasions when it raises its head — is usually taken with Champagne. Harris graduated from Westmount High School in 1981.(still from Le Temps des Bouffons)
Kamala Harris gradutated from Westmount High School, which is only a few km from my apartment.
Westmount is an independent city of about 30,000 rich people, completely surrounded by the city of Montreal. It was fused into Montreal for a few years, but then it voted to "secede" from the rest of the city in order to pay less taxes and not have to build social housing - which attracts "the wrong type" of ethnic minorities for Westmount's tastes.
It was created as an island of British privilege, and designed to keep poor people and their lifestyles out. And it has been remarkably successful at these things - in much the same way that Kamala Harris was successful in locking up a maximum number of black men.
Some of the most expensive houses in Westmount are built right up to the top of the mountain - though the mountain (thankfully) has been mostly preserved as a public park outside of this snotty little enclave of retrograde WASP twittishness.
I have taken many families on bike trips that go through Westmount, and stopped to use the washrooms in the middle of Westmount park (which is on a major bike path). On more than one occasion, the children have been yelled at by passing monolingual heiresses in their Golden Years - and these ladies have demonstrated zero social skills or tolerance for others. One of them even slipped in mud while bitching at two very young children who were having a hard time turning their bikes around.
I'm sure these crusty matriarchs would support Kamala Harris if she decided to give these young cyclists lethal injections.