Two million people thronged the streets of Toronto on June 18 to welcome home the victorious Toronto Raptors who had defeated Golden State 114-110 to win the NBA Championship. This was the greatest outpouring of joy Toronto has ever seen, far eclipsing VE Day and the Blue Jays win in the world series. It will seem petty and pretty bad that is, if anyone should carp or criticize such happiness, but the point is to understand it. Such fantastic joy could not merely because The Raptors had won or because it was the first time a Canadian team had won the NBA, or even that it was a victory over Canada's neighbours to the south, who not everyone likes. No Siree, there’s more to it than that.
We live in very uncertain times; just about every one of those Two million has his or her worries, whether it be the fear of a layoff, a rent or mortgage default, the car being repo'd, getting accepted into college, paying the tuition fees if you are, health problems etc. etc.
So let them forget it all however briefly in one wild delirious day and look forward to the day when we can see it all again, when Socialism is established.
Yours for Socialism,
SPC contributing members.