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LETTER: Writer question's MidlandToday's decision to close comments

'The greatest threat facing journalism and civic discourse is narrow parochialism,' Victoria Harbour resident writes
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MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected]. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter is in response to MidlandToday's decision to close comments.

Dear Editor,

Pity the Moderators! An understand\ably impossible task even for AI let alone humans! LOL

But is there "a truth" or "a settled science?”

Today's heresy might be tomorrow's fact. Wasn't the world once flat and the sun revolving around the earth?

The greatest threat facing journalism and civic discourse is narrow parochialism.

One thought and right think replacing diversity of thought and the multiplicity of opinion formed through divergent life experience, religious views and cultural backgrounds and even biology and genetic factors. The jury is still out on absolute conviction.

Maybe our greatest strength is not diversity, the new mantra  but unity as none other than  

Joe Biden intoned last week. Is this the old, new "orthodoxy”

As you know, my own voice was silenced recently until I forced a moderator’s review.

My opinion was too contentious, too divisive, too abusive or did it simply not accord with the prevailing left speak?

We are at the bottom of a slippery cancel culture social media slope, the holy grail of the safe space and now we have to relearn how to roll the stone back up!

Good luck in that honourable journalistic endeavour.

Best regards,

Arlen Reinstein

Victoria Harbour