Not alone in fear of future

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To the Editor:

I, too, have the same fears about my country that Peter Hepher expressed so profoundly in his letter to the editor (“Election raises fear”, May 12 Advance, page 7). The politics of control in the next four years of Harperland, a majority government and a non-elected Senate, stacked by Harper with his own appointees, is frightening. But we shall overcome; our Canada is too precious to be ruled by the big corporate agenda and their front man, Stephen Harper.

It will be more important than ever that we all, individually or with non-government organizations, stand up and fight for democracy to prevail. With Harper’s terrible record on environmental neglect, Greenpeace, the David Suzuki Foundation and all the other environmental organization need our active support more than ever.

It is easy to get depressed, discouraged and angry about all the negative things happening. We do have to remember that as grim as it all may seem, that this is not the whole picture. There is another option.

We have the power to create change, step by step, on our own, in our families and in our communities. We must make the change for our benefit, and for those we love and for future generations.

Worldwide, millions of people are switching to renewable energy as oil spills, nuclear energy and climate change wreak havoc. Local, small-scale food production is growing and solutions like community-supported agriculture are found as companies like Monsanto, Nestle and other wreak havoc on our food supply.

Our valley is full of opportunities and more and more farmers and market gardeners are responding. More people want locally-grown food, grown and produced without poison. We will change the world, bit by bit, because we must for a better, cleaner and greener world, for sustainability and for peace.

Henry Dahle



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