Politically incorrect

Reader takes columnist Tom Fletcher to task for his 'forbidden' ideas

I’d like to thank the Saanich News for bringing the wisdom of Tom Fletcher to my doorstep in regular intervals.  Each time we find our copy left on our welcome mat, my wife and I scurry to the kitchen table, and before we’ve even torn into the grocery flyers, one of us has inquired with ceremonial glee whether there’s a new column from our favourite angry white guy.

The Aug. 10 column on Aboriginal women was especially rewarding. Amid Tom’s Trumpian diarrhea spray of straw men, half truths, and dishonestly edited quotes, we learned that Tom’s special brand of political incorrectness is actually “forbidden” in a country ruthlessly controlled by a tyrannical dictator. How can this be?  Well, let’s not worry about how this can be. Let’s just repeat it among ourselves because it feels true.

I can only wonder how these “forbidden” ideas of Tom’s made their way into the Saanich News.  Are Trudeau’s media control thugs not monitoring this situation?  Here’s hoping a copy of the Saanich News never makes its way to Ottawa, lest the authoritarian boot heel of political correctness descend upon our free and prosperous community.

Or maybe there’s another possibility.  Perhaps Tom’s definition of “forbidden” is “ideas which no one with an IQ above room temperature takes seriously”.  Perhaps this has all been a misunderstanding. I can only pray.

In any case, please keep leaving Tom’s intellectually vapid brain sputterings on our doorstep.  We’re always interested in who has the best price this week on salmon filets.

Joe Newman





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