Are attackers in favour of electoral reform?
Re: The Sept. 20 letter from Bill Ligertwood (‘Do we want Canada’s Tea Party in charge?’ )
References to “extreme fundamentalist Christian right,” “absurd situation, “apartheid Israeli state,” “infatuation” and “sacrifice your son or daughter” support a conclusion Ligertwood’s comments are more emotional than rational.
There are two non-accidental attacks.
One is waged at the principalities and powers level to denigrate Christianity.
The “religious ideology and dogma” described does not represent Christianity, which has concern for the poor, the sick, widows and orphans and caretakership.
The difference between belief and practice is the responsibility of the adherents, not the theology.
The other attack is waged by an oligarchy of corporations, government and political hierarchy, motivated by greed and a grab for power.
Corporations donate to the political hierarchy, which can enrich itself and pass legislation desired by the corporations.
This is not the Canada I want.
The solution is a different way of running thinks, like, say, electoral reform to a proportional system in which power is apportioned according to the share of the popular vote, which is earned.
Do you think the attackers will accept that?