NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin The Canadian Forces Snowbirds perform over Nanaimo harbour earlier this month.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Snowbirds put on a show, not a military exercise

Letter writer responds to a letter that questioned the idea of celebrating militarism

To the editor,

Re: Snowbird militarism shouldn’t be celebrated, Letters, Aug. 20.

I totally disagree with the letter writers that the Snowbird military event is part of the unbridled militarism of Canada that supports the military industrial complex of the West that perpetuates wars for profit throughout the globe.

The Snowbirds have managed to turn the system developed for war into an art that can turn smoke into a perfect-shaped heart.

It is good the Canadian Forces come here putting on show rather than doing military exercises on the Russian border. I would not like war with Russia and I do not think we will win. We should work to make friends with Russia and the war profiteers will lose.

I do not believe we should make and sell arms to other nations and we should instead become a nation that is much more self-reliant, self-determined and self-owned so we will have more power to create a better world though our example.

Holden Southward, Nanaimo

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