Certain group of people within their rights
FOLLOWING the letter that was published in last Sunday’s newspaper, I wish to draw Mrs Banks’s attention to the following points:
Your area (as you put it) includes the land and building that you acquired, hopefully, via the legal process. The Blue Lagoon is a public area that can be enjoyed by any member of the public.
If the Blue Lagoon was “your area” the organisers would have approached you for permission to host a fireworks display.
For the record, the fireworks display was authorised by the rightful custodians of that area.
The days of colonial land thefts are long over and I have much doubt that you will succeed in annexing the Blue Lagoon.
The fireworks display held at the Absa Stadium after the last Currie Cup final and the weekend-long air show that took place at the Virginia airport were just as noisy as the Blue Lagoon display. Both venues are close to the Blue Lagoon.
I wonder if you objected to both these events which would, surely, have had the same effect on the poor birds.
In considering point four, one could be forgiven for assuming that your frustration was aimed more at a “certain group of people” than the fireworks display they hosted.