Important lesson re-learned on letters-to-the-editor

“Since massive Third World immigration was foisted on us some 50 years ago, all four political parties have been in politically correct lock-step regarding multiculturalism.
“Hate crime laws and human rights commissions have been created to deter any resistance, so not only are we voiceless, we are also penalized and censored if we try to express any opposition to our disposession. Bernier is setting up a political party that will speak for us on these issues, and I believe the support he is going to receive will be absolutely massive.”

The above is a letter I wrote, as published in the Toronto Star today.

Whoever did the editing brought me back down to earth in his or her cropping of the original full text which is reproduced below. The golden rule in letter-writing is to try to keep them short; stick to the basics and leave out anything which is not essential. And yet in several letters recently sent to the major newspapers, I included superfluous comments about the political parties/immigration issue and what I view as the ‘Liberals versus Conservatives’ deflection charade.

With that section removed from today’s letter, I was still able to get my main point across without losing anything of major consequence. In fact, the extra material most likely cost me publication elsewhere, thus greatly limiting my opportunities to get my message across in the first place. It is necessary to remember to look after the main message first, bearing in mind that any responses will provide an opportunity for a more in-depth analysis of the situation.

And of all the papers to teach me this important lesson and bring me back to earth, it had to be the “Red” Star!

Here is the full text (I see that my spelling error with the word “dispossession” was missed):

“Re ‘Don’t underestimate Maxime Bernier’ (Tim Harper, Aug 23): Many Conservatives are so concerned about stopping Trudeau that the main point is being lost. Since massive third-world immigration was foisted on us some fifty years ago, all four political parties have been in politically-correct lock-step regarding multiculturalism. ‘Hate crime’ laws and ‘human rights’ commissions have been created to deter any resistance, so not only are we voiceless, we are also penalized and censored if we try to express any opposition to our disposession. Bernier is setting up a political party which will speak for us on these issues, and I believe the support he is going to receive will be absolutely massive. Politics itself is no longer the issue, as people are now thoroughly sick and tired of politicians who will sell us out in exchange for imported voting blocs to keep themselves in power. Scheer and Trudeau differ only in the speed at which they will take us to our destruction, and this stupid ‘Liberals versus Conservatives’ deflection charade has to end before it destroys us. Prepare to be amazed.”

Jeff Goodall.

You can read the letter here.

Read my post “Some thoughts on writing letters to the editor” here.