Spouting half truths to support own political views

Editor, The News:

Re: It’s time to speak up for education (Along the Fraser, July 8).

Jack Emberly uses a quote from Alfred North Whitehead regarding ignorance of knowledge.

Another quote from Mr. Whitehead is: “There are no whole truths: all truths are half truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.”

While I disagree with Mr. Whitehead regarding there are no whole truths, I concur with him that we spout our half truths to support our own political views or ideology.

Using terms like “mind-controlled Eloi” in the H.G. Wells novel The Time Machine, “right wing, elitist government,” “cannibalistic Morlocks,” and “fascist society” is just incendiary, nonsense and encourages more disharmony.

Also comparing “year-end farewells” to the movie Good-bye Mr. Chips, in which a long-time, loved professor dies, is a stretch.

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge