I’m not getting much support from my local contacts for my theory that the Rob Ford death was a hoax. This is understandable, since it is close to home. The closer a deception is to one, the less likely people believe they can be fooled.
One of the more nagging reasons for questioning Ford’s cancer story is simple: money. The Ford family has money, and lots of it we are told. Like Trump, he allegedly paid for most of his own political expenses out of his own pocket.
Why then wouldn’t he pursue treatments for his cancer at the best hospitals in the world? He has the money to go anywhere. Canada is known for universal mediocre health care. People don’t come from around the world to Toronto for cancer care last time I looked. We have a top ranked research hospital – Prince Margaret. Why didn’t he go there?
If all regular allopathic avenues don’t work, why not go alternative? Even Farrah Fawcett tried German new medicine (true or not who knows). Mexico has many therapies that aren’t allowed in the American world – like Gerson, that reportedly work for some.
Why not just lose weight? He was clearly morbidly obese during all his public appearances. Is there even a real validated image of him in recent months?
Remember, the Ford family has made his life, all of it from good to bad, public. Therefore, any speculation is fair game. If he was a private entity, then I’d ignore him and his life. I actually like Rob Ford, unlike the chattering classes, but like the average Joe (that’s me). I personally didn’t believe any of the stories being smeared on him, whether he played along with them or not. It’s logical I don’t believe this (ultimate) story either. Isn’t it a good thing to wish he was alive and not dead – ready for his new, private life away from the mess he made in public?
If I’m wrong, I intend no disrespect. Like all media stories, I don’t need to prove them fake – the media needs to prove they are true – since they lost my confidence a long time ago.
Rob Ford’s body will lie in repose at Toronto City Hall for two days next week.Ford’s family announced the details Wednesday for the ex-mayor’s funeral. The Etobicoke North (Ward 2) councillor will lie in repose at City Hall on Monday and Tuesday for the public to pay their respects.