This letter is in response to Mike Farnworth’s comments on the Freedom protest held at the Art Centre in Vancouver.
He referred to the people there as narcissistic, self-indulgent, irresponsible idiots by having a protest during COVID restrictions.
To be clear, during the Black Lives Matter protest, we were under COVID restrictions and Premier [John] Horgan, Mike’s boss, came out and said it was perfectly acceptable to protest – people have a right to stand up for what they believe in, even under the restrictions.
Am I right to assume that Mike feels that the people at the BLM protest are narcissistic, self-indulgent, irresponsible idiots – if so I never heard him say it.
I’m sure if he did, he would be unemployed right now.
I think it’s more likely that he doesn’t agree with the protest, and that’s okay, everyone has a right to their own opinion.
But to name call and disrespect what these people stand for is shameful as a minister who is in a place of leadership, a place that the people put him in and pay his salary, a place where he works for the people, not the other way around.
In my opinion, a government that calls an election a year before they need to – during a pandemic and at a tremendous cost to taxpayers only to secure their job and position of power for another fouir years – that I would call narcissistic, self-indulgent, and irresponsible.
Be careful Mike. Remember the old saying, when you point a finger, three more are pointing back at you.
Jeff Zacharias, Maple Ridge
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