Columnist need not be boorish

NANAIMO – Re: Smart meter fight now a last stand, B.C. Views, Jan. 24.

To the Editor,

Re: Smart meter fight now a last stand, B.C. Views, Jan. 24.

I continue to be amazed at the never ending ability of Tom Fletcher to reach new highs of boorishness in his attacks on smart meter opponents.

To satisfy his vehement outrage with view points opposite to his own, then maybe a fascist governance of our province would serve him well.

Dissenters could then be put away, their voices silenced and all would be well. An end to “bozo eruptions.”

For my information, I rely mostly on research that the international medical community is doing in studying the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation.

There is not a single peer-reviewed study that supports the so-called ‘safe to health’ of this wireless technology.

The double-blind tests that Fletcher refers to mean nothing. As with smoking, it is apparent that it may take some time for one’s own circuitry and cells to be adversely affected. And people differ, with a developing child or older person affected differently compared to a healthy 20- or 30-year-old.

While I respect Fletcher’s right to express his opinions, I hope for the day when he may become more respectful and less ignorant.

The respected Canadian author, John Ralston Saul, wrote in one of his books “The question is more important than the answer.”

Phil Marchant

Gabriola Island