Bridge editorial was insulting
Re: “Exercise in futility,” editorial, Dec. 5.
I found the editorial about Monday’s civil disobedience action on the Johnson Street Bridge insulting and patronizing.
The editorial agrees that: “Climate change is the most important issue of our age,” and that: “Governments are moving too slowly.” Then it condemns and demeans concerned citizens for their tactics, yet offers no better alternatives.
I do acknowledge and support the implied suggestion of targeting future actions at the “nerve centres of Canadian climate policy.” And I urge all who take offence at such tactics as traffic blocking to propose more effective means of forcing our representatives to act with the urgency that the climate crisis demands.
I suggest supporting the Unist’ot’en fighting the LNG Canada pipeline, and the Secwepemc Tiny House Warriors fighting the Trans Mountain expansion. One can also move one’s savings from banks that fund fossil-fuel projects and into credit unions.