Voters not being treated with respect

Dear editor,

The character of people rarely changes.

Dear editor,

The character of people rarely changes.

This goes not least for Courtenay city councillor Jon Ambler. As base commander of CFB Comox, he unjustifiably denigrated the area’s civilians. This trait remains evident.

Ironically, when he infamously paraphrased the utterance of Socrates, as quoted by Plato, “…hearers of many things and will have learned nothing,” he should also have paid attention to Mnemosyne, Goddess of Memory.

For what Socrates intended, which prefaced his remark and Mr. Ambler should have remembered, was an admonition to those not relying on memory: “You give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth.”

As bad, Mr. Ambler gives the voters not even the semblance of respect.

To the two letter writers published in the other paper (July 27) who took Mr. Ambler to task with words like “arrogant insult”  and “rude and egotistical,” regrettably, your remarks stamp the man.

One would have expected Mr. Ambler to advocate approval of the 3L’s ludicrous, blackmailing development proposal. Although one hears so little, one learns so much.

In fairness, who has not at one time or another thoughtlessly uttered a fatuous remark? But then, perhaps, also made amends…

Finn Schultz-Lorentzen,

Courtenay