Don’t confuse art with history

Dear editor,

In his 'Praise for Stan Hagen,' Brian Scott's intention appears less to write in praise than to fulminate spitefully.

Dear editor,

In his ‘Praise for Stan Hagen’ (Record, June 22), Brian Scott’s intention appears less to write in praise of Stan Hagen — a worthy gentleman — than to fulminate spitefully while busily burying the NDP.

No doubt that party, like all political parties, can stand improvement, including its support for the arts.

But perhaps not to the point of supplying Repeated Replication Recompense, if that be the goal.

Not only is Brian Scott’s contention that the NDP sold the fast ferries for $20 million inaccurate, it is so far wrong as to be ludicrous.

Anyone must surely now by now it was the Campbell Liberals that sold the ferries for a ridiculously low amount, presumably to spite the NDP, disregarding the loss to the B.C. taxpayers.

Anyone must be similarly aware that the same Liberal government — in a move striking me as close to treasonable — paid German shipbuilders $300 million for the current ferries, vessels that could have been as easily built in Vancouver, giving work to hundreds, bringing huge financial benefits to B.C. manufacture and commerce.

Brian Scott ought not to mix ravings with reverence, or art with history.

The latter teaches us differently than he wishes it had been.

Finn Schultz-Lorentzen,

Courtenay

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