There is a dark undercurrent of thuggery in Greater Victoria that both chills me to the bone and brings my blood to a boil. In the last few weeks, I have heard from two women who tell of two separate incidents that prove scientists’ assertions that Neanderthals are extinct to be completely bogus.
The first incident occured in the Gordon Head area when a 19-year-old woman was walking down the street towards a bus stop. She was alone, but it was early afternoon and she had no reason to be afraid.
Suddenly, a car with three young men inside slowed down in the far lane so that the trio could yell obscenities at her. The filth that spewed from their malformed and venomous minds was such that it brought this poor teenager to tears. Fortunately, when the light changed, the thugs drove off to laugh at how they had sprayed terror across this woman’s path in a drive-by assault.
The second incident escalates the violence further.
This time, it’s dusk on Fort and Quadra. The woman, in her early 20s, is walking alone when two cars full of young men pull up alongside and begin yelling at her. The language these ill-bred thugs use to assault her is so brutal in nature that there is no mistaking its violent intent.
The woman, frightened now and suddenly aware of how deserted and dark the street has become, begins to walk faster and seek an escape. The lead car speeds up to pass her, but just as she’s hoping the incident has come to an end, the car screeches to a halt a short distance ahead and pulls to the curb. Behind her, the doors of the second car open and the jackals climb out. They are still yelling obscenities, telling her exactly what they plan to do.
Fortunately, a third car arrives with three women inside. The car, its passengers completely unaware of the violence happening around them, turns to enter the parking lot of an apartment building. The terrified young woman runs up to the car and asks to be let inside. The women, witnessing her fear, immediately comply.
The thugs leave to torment some other innocent souls.
I know I must sound naive when I say that I have difficulty understanding how men like this still exist in this day and age. What kind of parents must you have been raised by to become such a brutish and violent thug who thinks women are your playthings? And what kind of pack must you be running with when your leader gets his jollies from terrifying innocent people — and you’re too much of a dickless coward to stand up to him?
Maybe our laws need to be changed so that women are given the right to carry defensive weapons, such as stun guns, pepper spray, rocket launchers or the one I would buy for my daughter — the Winchester SXP Defender pump-action shotgun. The cavemen would quickly learn their time is obsolete.