“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 115 Montreal Olympic Riots

Droolpoop’s police force stormed onto the McSwill University grounds trashing the exhibits and clubbing both mutants and visitors. It so happened a Montreal television crew was there doing a story on the exhibit and captured the vicious police assault. Droolpoop had miscalculated, not like he continually did with his Olympic budgets but with his reputation. The intellectual community was in a furor and the general population disgusted with a brutal attack on a group of artists peacefully protesting the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.

At a press conference held by his Eminence after the attack Droolpoop proudly proclaimed “The Olympics have been saved!” but the media scrum wasn’t buying in instead asking how Droolpoop could justify such grand violations of civil liberties. The international media feasted on the bloody faces of the wounded and the savage beatings by the police.

Montreal’s legionnaire mutants who were maimed and injured protecting the world against the type of Droolpoop actions the world had witnessed were in an uproar. Droolpoop faced their wrath. Why had their comrades died in World War Two? Defending democracy against tyrants who used brute force to silence opposition. Droolpoop’s actions were an affront to those killed and wounded! These vets, many of the hospitalized, were a weak political group and at the mercy of hospital administrators. Hollywood had in essence mocked their experiences in war movies full of clean kills never showing the severed heads, chunks of flesh hanging on trees, botched field hospital operations, the horrible bloodcurdling screams of the wounded and starving and terrified civilians.

Gathering in a mass force they walked, limped and wheeled themselves to Montreal City Hall where they smashed windows and splattered the exterior with red paint. Paddy wagons arrived carting away the vets.

The vets at their Queen Fairy Hospital too ill to participate in the actions at City Hall trashed their wards and one vet bit off the finger of an orderly who called the agitators “commie assholes”. Doctors and nurses responded to the situation with sedatives.

Meanwhile Droolpoop was sitting at the opening ceremonies beaming like a peacock sitting beside the Queen of England. It was a moment he dreamt about all his life. Mutants distributing pamphlets outside the stadium where the opening ceremonies were taking place were quickly arrested for “disturbing the peace”. Since when is one arrested for handing out pamphlets critical of politicians? None were granted bail and trial dates were extended past the conclusion of the Olympics. This was a horrific sham on democracy and the legal system! Every day pamphlets were handed out more mutants were arrested. All charges were quashed on an expedited appeal and the mutants were set free. Another blow to Droolpoop as he sat with the Queen of England eating fresh burgers made with American Mustang horsemeat!

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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