Column misses mark on Green Party’s relevance

Many people throughout B.C. who watch for the news and rely on statements made by “journalists” such as Mr. Fletcher, saw his headline, and read that sarcastic and slanted piece of journalism (Green Party Getting Lost in the Static, Trail Times Aug. 3).

Many people throughout B.C. who watch for the news and rely on statements made by “journalists” such as Mr. Fletcher, saw his headline, and read that sarcastic and slanted piece of journalism (Green Party Getting Lost in the Static, Trail Times Aug. 3).

Some took his view as reassurance that they don’t need to pay further attention to the Green Party or the Smart Meter issue; they don’t need to worry, and they don’t need to care.

Mr. Fletcher is right in one respect. What takes years to build, and years to understand, he and other like-minded character assassins can destroy in minutes by writing biased, inaccurate, shallow accusations and … oh … wait … maybe some thinking people read his editorial.

If so there will be intelligent life forms in B.C., maybe many, who will take it for what it was worth: absolutely nothing.

Onward and upward, Ms May and Ms Sterk.  I don’t envy the task you’ve taken on. There are many, and I am one of them, who admire your ethical direction, your willingness to listen, your courage, and your resolve.

The only “static” you’re encountering is the interference deliberately created by those behind in their thinking, who will not take the time to look more deeply at the issues that matter, or to understand the importance of what you are trying to say.

Keep up the good work.

Linda Ewart

White Rock, B.C.