Politicians and lies

Politicians and lies

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 10:45 am by Bill Roberts
BC, Community, Federal, Kamloops-North Thompson, Kamloops-South Thompson, Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Provincial


On every topic, different people have different points of view, based on their different experiences. It is that diversity that a gives democracy its dynamic character; and by drawing on that diversity, we have a better chance of finding solutions to the difficult, intractable problems that confront us, from climate change and nuclear war on down.  So I find it deeply disturbing when politicians step beyond a reasoned, responsible advocacy to engage in deliberate falsehoods and misrepresentation — to become trouble makers rather than problem solvers. We see every day how public discourse in the United States has been poisoned by politicians who are willing to lie in order to sow disrespect, hatred, and division for their own narrow purposes, indifferent to the harm they are doing to the community as a whole. Unfortunately, such behaviour is not confined by borders.  We see examples in Canadian politicians, and, in particular, in BC politicians, of emotional manipulation and an irresponsible disregard for truth. I encourage you to take a look at: https://www.bcndp.ca/latest/why-are-two-bc-liberal-mlas-sharing-fake-news-and-conspiracy-theories

 

Bill Roberts, President, Kamloops South Thompson