Curb the flippant rhetoric

Another’s view indeed was how I felt upon reading Tom Fletcher’s recent editorial (Sooke News Mirror, March 30, 2011).

His condemnation of  ‘70s politics contradicts my view. I remember a national government that spoke of a “just society” and a provincial government that tried to get a fair royalty on our resources. Along came the ‘80s and we got Thatcher, Reagan, and Mulroney and “I’m all right Jack” economics.

Rising numbers of homeless and a disappearing middle class can also be laid at their door.

Mr. Fletcher should curb his flippant rhetoric and enthusiasms for unfettered capitalism. Our neighbours to the south have shown where that path is heading.

A. Collard

Otter Point