It’s a cheap tactic to try to play the ‘fear-of-outsiders’ card in putting forward possible agendas for one’s community’s well being.
This Pirjo Raits has done in her editorial effort, ‘Who has control over our lands?’ Alright, point laboriously made about the Dogwood Initiative’s structure, but what actually matters is the philosophy of the group.
Instead of whipping up fear about U.S. financial backing, how about some constructive engagement about what the group is actually putting forward so the real issues of the land we’re so fortunate to live on can be sanely addressed?
Anyone who thinks that any developers are models of sanity in their actions are aligned with the affluent of Sooke, mentioned by Rev. Tysick elsewhere in the paper, who allow for Richard Clark to live in deep poverty and die under a bridge. How about some authentic issues being addressed, and further, skipping the innuendo/mud-slinging towards ‘furriners?”