The Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins last night. This gave the Bruins their first Stanley Cup since 1972 and Vancouver it's first sports-related riot since 1994, when the Canucks lost to the Rangers. If Canada takes to the streets to unleash their seething rage about losing a hockey game, imagine what would happen if something bad happened up there.
This sort of behavior is a problem for a lot of people, not the least of which are Libertarians. You see, Libertarians depend on people knowing how to behave even when their hockey team comes in second. We like government to be small and unobtrusive with few laws and restrictions, and for that we depend on the rest of society being able to drown their sorrows over a frickin' hockey game in a pint of beer, not by tearing up downtown. So when morons take to the streets to destroy other people's property we are reminded once again that true Libertarianism is a long way off. And all you Anarchists out there can just stop - it ain't gonna happen, at least until hockey is banned in Canada.
Now, to be fair, Canada is pretty much a Socialist country which means people are coddled and kept safe from harm by the government. However, even the Liberals amongst us know that when you are shielded from the horrors of life, either by mom or the government, the horrors of life hurt even more when they present themselves to you - as they will whether your mom wants them to or not. So, people who are treated like children will likely respond like children when their hockey team loses. But I disagree with myself on this point because at the end of the day, if your hockey team loses and you burn up a car because you are sad, it's not your mom's fault, or the government's fault.
In short, I would like to thank Canada for setting the idea of Western society progressing toward a Libertarian future where people can reach their potentials in a free and unrestricted fashion back into the FDR age.