Letters: A little ridicule

Letter writer asks where are the modern day satirists?

I like and respect our B.C. teachers, who are quite well educated but they fail to show their hard won erudition-rather, they seem to behave more like meatheads.

Historically, everyone knows that no government can withstand prolonged sustained ridicule and scorn, if properly planned and orchestrated. There must be dozens of opportunities for ridicule.

So, where are our present day Jonathan Swifts, Alexander Popes, Voltaires and Socrates? And where are the farces, the situation comedies, the devastating limericks, the lampoons and so on? The government should have been bombarded and if sufficiently poignant, the students and parents could have joined in the fun.

Like Socrates, the teachers may have to drink the poison of a forced settlement, but unlike Socrates, they did not first rile the government to the screaming stage by a prolonged ridicule program. Had they done so, there may have been a quicker and better settlement.

G.B. Miller

Shirley