Motley assortment of socialism offered

Re: Unions benefit workers with democratic voice, Choice for students simply doesn’t exist, Science unequivocal about damage to planet, Letters, June 23 and First Nations celebration, June 23.

To the Editor,

Re: Unions benefit workers with democratic voice, Choice for students simply doesn’t exist, Science unequivocal about damage to planet, Letters, June 23 and First Nations celebration, June 23.

This edition contained a lot of socialist propaganda.

Let’s start with letter writer Liz Fox’s allegation of a “failed speculation spree by the global financial system.”

Leftist U.S. legislation began the sub-prime mortgage fiasco. The 1977 Community Reinvestment Act forced banks to loan money to borrowers whom they knew could not repay it.

Once socialists got control of responsible savers’ money, the ‘liars’ loans’ spree began.

Regarding Kip Wood’s letter, the reason students don’t have choices is the teachers’ union that he represents.

Educational vouchers used in other jurisdictions provide more choices for parents and students than in B.C. Teachers’ Federation controlled schools.

Ron Heusen’s letter mocks the idea of an environmentalists’ conspiracy.

Dr. Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, identified “failures, evasions, misleading actions, unjustifiable delays, and pervasive unhelpfulness – all of which amounts to severely sub-optimal academic practice” among the taxpayer-funded climate researchers exposed by their University of East Anglia ‘Climategate’ e-mails.

Reporter Toby Gorman states that local aboriginals “lived a peaceful if challenging life.” Archaeological and historical records reveal inter-tribal warfare, mass murders and slave-taking.

Altogether, the June 23 edition provided a motley lot of socialism – socialist looting of banks portrayed as due to the financial system; students denied choice by the teachers’ union; environmentalists’ subversion of science for their own tax-funded purposes; and the real, noble history of aboriginal life obscured by a pastoral fairy tale.

When socialist government brings about the next financial crisis, more waste of school taxes, environmental hoaxes or aboriginal misrepresentation, another dose of socialist revisionism will no doubt be available to ease the pain.

Bart Jessup

Gabriola Island