Misinformation and conspiracy theories abound

Completely bonkers that anyone would believe private enterprise is the savour of the environment

Misinformation and conspiracy theories abound

What is in the drinking water in some parts of Cowichan that causes such educational deficiencies about history and critical thinking among so many people?

Completely bonkers that anyone would believe that private enterprise is the savour of the environment when the only goal that the corporations have is to increase their bottom lines and to pay dividends to their shareholders. Just look at how the fossil fuel industry, especially in the U.S., has been the driving force behind Trump rolling back all the environmental protection laws brought in by Obama? How the Wildlife Act and the protection it provided has been gutted to satisfy big business. The free market and the corporations are the exact opposite to what environmental leaders should be.

Supporting the racist musings of Donald Trump by agreeing with the backers of Epoch Times is not a good look for anyone. It is hard to tell if Trump is parroting the conspiracy theories of Falun Gong or they are using him as a useful tool/fool in their ongoing battle with the Chinese government. Either way, the resulting racism it is fostering needs to be soundly rebuked by saner people.

Yes, China needs to be held to account starting with why it hasn’t shut down what are called wet markets. But no serious scientist believes that this new virus is anything but a naturally occurring mutation. Well, except for anyone who puts conspiracy theories and innuendo ahead of proven facts. You know, the Covidiots who are spreading as fast as the virus itself.

The Orange Peel President who has let nearly 90,000 Americans die by doing nothing for the first seven weeks of the pandemic so as not to hurt his re-election chances is in dire need of being investigated for his conspiracy against the common good. As do all the big corporations and the Covidiots fighting to reopen America and, to a lesser extent here in Canada, no matter how big the death total will be as a result.

It bothers me greatly when people offer up misinformation and distorted views of reality that are as repugnant as they are dangerous. I expect a modicum of intelligence when people write letters, but facts don’t seem to matter any more. Well, they still do to me.

Robert T. Rock

Mission City


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Land purchase brings early treaty benefit to Halalt First Nation

Ownership taken of Crofton Corners and Chemainus River Storage

RCMP remind drivers of school zone safety as classes resume

Keep your foot off the gas or police might get their hands… Continue reading

Centennial Hall upgrade, parking lot paving among postponed capital projects in Lake Cowichan

Council lowers tax increase for the year due to COVID-19 crisis

Mill Bay students petition for formal graduation

“We have a few realistic ideas in mind that could provide a safe and healthy grad celebration”

800 meals donated for Cowichan frontline workers

They were at Cowichan District Hospital on May 25 handing out prepared meals to grateful workers

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Stepdad able to walk bride down the aisle days before he passes away

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

Most Read