My country rarely fails me as it has failed me today. Today my country took back Steve Fonyo's Order of Canada. My country took back the Order of Canada from the very man who completed what Terry Fox could not; the man who should have been given the the honour of lighting the 2010 Olympic Flame with a giant glass of flaming absinthe.
It is not right. When I was boy we had a term for people who took back what they had given. The word was Indian-Giver. The Indians are right about about that word - the proper word should be Whiteman-Giver.
Do not fret Steve Fonyo. I am still in your corner of the bar. The Olympics and the rest of the people who still have their Order of Canadas do not deserve to have a man of your calibre associated with them anyway.
Thanks for everything Steve. Motherfuck the Order of Canada.