Letters: Armchair intellects

Wilderness is quickly becoming a truly virtual reality

Our armchair intellectual is at it again. By watching too much TV on the Nature channel, he and the urban cowboys that make up the CRD and its supporters, cannot stand straight up and say what they really mean, which is: that they just don’t like us country bumpkins and our backwoods ways.

They want to dismantle the local lifestyle and create their own dream state: the call of the wild imagination — a wilderness; where they will visualize the elusive bear in its natural habitat — Sooke.

It’s not just that this “priceless wilderness” will not provide jobs or support out local economy, evident by all the suppression of any attempts to provide a tourist infrastructure, but that our local area will have become — “in fact” — somebody else’s philosophy, a truly virtual reality.

Anyone who has been to Jordan River lately, can see the results of the tree hugger CRD alliance. To think that I used to buy groceries there and people stood in line to buy a hamburger at Shakey’s. My God, whose vision is this, and of what?

N.E. MacNab

Shirley