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An open letter to Premier Christy Clark

Editor, The Nelson Daily

Open letter to Premier Christy Clark:
Dear Premier Christy Clark.

Your ambition to pay off BC’s debt, and not burden the next generation with it, is praiseworthy.

But, have you really thought about the big picture?

Money and debt is a man-made creation and is not real. Natural gas and oil, however, is the real thing and a finite resource.

It took billions of years for the Earth to solidify, and now we are fracking it, with already devastating consequences in some places, for short-term gain?

Are you aware Christy what Filmmaker Sir David Attenborough said of us humans — “We are a plague on the Earth!”

And physics professor Stephen Hawking lamented, “We’re acting with reckless indifference to the future on Planet Earth, it will be difficult to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million.”

Politics seems to be totally disconnected when we consider today’s technology at our disposal: Robotics has replaced human labour, and instead of celebrating and sharing this achievement, we’re in despair. An honest round table symposium could resolve these problems.

The capability of gazillions of electrical radio TV and text signals through space and our body, without our awareness, has been around since the dinosaurs and, in fact, forever.  

With the use of atoms human’s ‘discovered’ this incredible technology, but is it all good?

Financial fortunes are made and lost with the click of the mouse, or in a nano second by super computers, but no loss to those who operate and own the technology.

Immature but computer savvy soldiers, indoctrinated with the enemy mentality, sit with a joystick in comfort and control a drone that can snuff out the life of people half a world away.

I’m deeply ashamed what has become of our specie.

You, Christy, may not have had the time or thought of those things, but you should, as you have accepted a mighty responsibility for the people of BC, future generations and our planet.

Gunther Ostermann, Kelowna