‘Occupy’ sends important message

Re: Protests surround ice rink site in downtown Victoria, News, Oct. 26, 2011.

Re: Protests surround ice rink site in downtown Victoria, News, Oct. 26, 2011.

So these protestors have different agendas to some of us who are not involved and are possibly going to interfere with the enjoyment of an outdoor ice rink.

Some of you may be missing out on some fun over the winter months. Someone even thinks they are like “litter” and “should be removed.”

Is that how you feel about the millions in the past who have protested inequalities and human rights issues?

There are people all around the globe right now protesting about corporate greed and where it is taking us. And yes, it sucks when our local pleasures are affected, but there is a much more urgent situation here.

Maybe it’s time to start paying attention to what is going on around you here and in the rest of the world and decide who you are. You are not part of the one per cent, so you must be part of the 99 per cent, and if you disagree with this rationale then you really do have a lot of catching up to do.

And yes, corporate greed does exist here and our government blatantly supports it. One example: see Tom Fletcher describes well how BC Hydro is allowed to show itself as making profit and give the government money from its “profit” and pay huge bonuses to senior management when BC Hydro is actually billions in debt and growing this debt annually.

Maybe when you cannot afford your hydro bill and the power goes out you might just wish you had been paying attention to what the protests are about.

Anne Robson

View Royal




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