To the Editor,
Regarding the ‘Old Growth Massacre’ currently taking place at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island, I’ve been reading much commentary from well informed, concerned citizens wanting our NDP provincial government to put a stop to this senseless floral carnage.
Many have also called for a change in government. On this sentiment I can certainly concur.
Premier John Horgan came in on a promise to protect our old growth trees and has since knelt full-time to his industry masters – like the Liberals before him.
So, who shall we vote in next to save the province? The Greens? The Conservatives?
If we could be assured whichever incoming party would in fact uphold the best interests of the people and not those of their corporate masters, a Rhinoceros Party would suffice for all I care.
Unfortunately, when the political system is corrupted from the inside, voting in a new party simply starts a fresh cycle of corporate funded influence peddling.
I am not claiming to have the answer, simply pointing out a challenge we all are aware of, something we need to discuss openly and work to rectify.
I used to be employed as a shill inside this corrupt system in the office of a provincial health minister.
From that vantage point, I watched a non-stop revolving door of lobbyists visit to grease the government wheels.
It was never about health. It was always about money.
Fairy Creek is no different.