THE WATSON REPORT: Sky meltdown in Nanaimo
The EVENT on the grounds of the Legislature on Sunday, October 31 was ‘a gas!’ … up to a point. A wonderful warm fall day … a big party. Lots of fun costumes. As usual = 95 per cent White people, a crowd of 700 or so, average age 45, half men half women.
The band was excellent. All went well until 3 pm. when the m.c. announced “Chris Sky is up next!” An hour and nine minutes later he actually had microphone in hand. UN-scheduled, the Indians took over the stage – and went on and on and on with their religious ceremony = songs, prayers to their ancestors, preaching about how their DNA entitles them to lead the Freedom movement = wasting an hour of prime time. Ironically, not one Indian face in the crowd. Sensing the sun going down, getting cold, people ran out of patience awaiting the star of the show, so, drifting away home.
First thing Chris Sky said was “over 75% of the crowd has gone”. Word is: the organizer had arranged for the Victoria Police to escort the March through downtown, starting at 4 pm. So the celebrity got 13 minutes on stage before being told his time was up. Walking back to my car, I heard the m. c. explain to the Marchers, the difference between “disruption” and “disturbance”.
The PROTESTation on Nov. 03 went well. The weather was overcast. Driving in, I wondered how many would show up on this wet Wednesday. It did sprinkle for a few minutes but we were not rained 0ut. Sparse at noon, 35 warm bodies by 1 pm.
After a year, our bi-weekly assembly is a fixture on the Inner Harbor side of the Legislature. Us on the south side of Belleville street: dauntless Nelle Saba on the other side, with a couple of her supporters, countering our message. A few anti-mask/anti-vaxx people over there too. Nelle Belle has been on scene for a couple of months. To start with she was silent. But lately, she’s reacting to taunts. Being on the street for a while will do that to you.
Sticking tight to Nell’s side is our own Miho, who holds a sign contradicting Nelle’s. Towards 2 pm, it got comical. Apparently Miss Saba got antsy at being shadowed and tried to distance herself from Miho. They did a bit of a step dance back and forth … Saba with cellphone in hand, recording it. Probably compiling fresh imagery for her next appearance on CHEK tv in her role as hero-ine of the Vaxx promoters. I predict a puffpiece in the Globe & Mail, ghost written by Saba’s cousin, Rosa.
A bright spot, is = news that attendance at the Oak Bay GATHERING has grown to one hundred. They meet up alternately Tuesday/Thursdays, in the evening. Next one will be Thursday, November 11th.
Every time we are out on the sidewalk new people tell us how glad they are, coming upon our witness. For instance, on Wednesday Jacquie was in tears, as we gave each other a big hug … grateful to discover folks she can relate-to mid’st the IN-sanity.
I don’t keep track anymore, yet I’m sure that we get a hundred approving honks and waves from UN=masked faces drivers/passengers … especially – big commercial vehicles, per session.
If you’re at all interested in the dynamics of the Freedom Movement (and have nothing better to do with a precious hour of your life) you could take in Eric Hern’s video of Christopher Soccacia aka Sky, holding forth at the GATHERING in Nanaimo on Monday, Nov 5, presented on FaceBook. Sky’s consummate arrogance stunk out the joint. The video is painful to watch/listen to. I could tolerate only a few minutes at a time. Mr Soccacia is seen ranting in full blown ‘Roid Rage. Does the frantic pacing, bobbing, flailing, along with pressure of speech indicate onset of cocaine psychosis? You tell me.
In the audience, I see faces of at least 4 people whom I know are regular participants at our PROTESTation in Victoria. Sky sneered “I’m out here doing something. You’re out there holding a sign and an umbrella, doing nothing”. The crowning insult … later in his tirade, boasting how he reaches the masses “I am changing their hearts. I am changing their minds.” So the delusions of grandeur of the Big Noise from Trawna [Toronto, Ed.], are all-important, but the efforts of thousands of “little people” in the hinterlands, aren’t. Is that it?
My Grade 3 teacher taught us = people resort to profanity when they run out of intelligent things to say. Time and time again, he used the expression ‘sitting on your thumbs”. The penultimate low point in Sky’s performance, is: mis-treatment of one of our Victoria stalwarts. Miho was within 8 feet of him her hand held out with thumb down, indicating she did not approve of what he was saying. He walked over, put his face up close to it. Then said “ you can stick that thumb down. It’s the same thumb you stuck up your ass. Oh I can smell it even”. Pointing at her, he sez “this is what political people do”.
I have not run out of pejoratives for the clown who tours under the stage name THE REAL CHRIS SKY © … one sums it up, down and sideways =
His = repeated = condemnation of all and sundry for lack of testicular wherewithal works both ways. It gives me entree to dish it back to him. He used the word “balls’ about 50 times. In the game of poker, such a tic is called a “tell”… a giveaway as to the player’s mind. Methinks he protests too much. The cartoon on the video, along with what I saw in the flesh in Victoria on July 25th is = him vaunting his “dude-bro-thug” persona. In which subculture of bodybuilding, the use of steroids is normal. Longterm steroid use results in a man’s genitalia shrinking. Mr Sky’s obsession with “balls” indicates he looked down one day and was shocked by what had happened to him.
I suspect Mr Soccacia has been deputized to be the attack dog for the Liberal Party. On stage in Victoria last summer, Sky spent 15 minutes of his allotted hour, slagging Maxime Bernier and the PPC, never mentioning the other federal Parties.
I forced me-self to wade-through the video of the Meltdown in Na~Nai~mo intending to do a point-by-point rebuttal. But I’m too disgusted to follow through. To the proposition that Sky does attract “younger people” I say ‘no ordinary person could do this much damage. This took talent’. … the cartoon of Jimminy Cricket’s evil twin motor mouthing vitriol against people – ostensibly! – on his own side, is calculated to repulse ordinary Canadians. On the net Soccacia does more harm than good. His career is an internet phenomenon – a mile wide and a quarter of an inch deep.
At 27:33 min. of the video he sez of himself “yes I am an asshole”. That much I do agree with.