To the Editor,
Re: B.C. Views writer offensive, biased, Letters, June 9.
Karen Hodgson accuses Tom Fletcher of “vitriolic hatred” for his criticism of environmentalists, unionists, and other neo-Marxists.
Her accusations are ridiculous.
Fletcher may be blunt, and he names names, but raises valid issues in the socio-economic debate. Hodgson does not produce facts and logic to rebut him, instead hypocritically plays the language card – hers is worse.
And she tries the “argument from authority” fallacy, claiming Fletcher has no background in the issues he writes about.
Yet advocates of her views speculate all the time and actively scorn objectivity in favour of emotions – they refuse to accept the evidence of human goodness such as secure dwellings and nurtured gardens. They use words as reality (hence her extreme language and misuse of “objectivity”).
It is possible to understand much by gathering facts, having values for human life, and thinking critically.
Fletcher doesn’t always get things right, but he tries, and supports humans.
I’ll take it that Hodgson cannot make a case rationally.