by Nigel Codswallop, Conservative candidate for the riding of Ottawa-Vanier (but really Rockcliffe)

Shout-out to The Very Reverend Jonathan Swift, former Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. I call him J-Swizzle.

In the early half of the twenty-first century, Syria faced a massive drought. It eviscerated farms by decimating crops and killing off livestock. It made water scarce and food even more expensive than it already was. It forced rural citizens to crowd into a metropolis teeming with a large number of urban-dwelling Syrians and Iraqi refugees and any crowd forced together under such claustrophobic conditions is a powder keg waiting to ignite. …

Vishesh Abeyratne

Sri Lankan-Canadian playwright and satirist.

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