Re: “Nanaimo school board faces $100,000 bill to clean up after protesters,” Oct. 9.
The ugly face of political “activism” is starting to show in the serious homelessness issue. This is becoming a game of who screams the loudest and how much money is poured into movements trying to create chaos, believing this will have more effect than actual solutions.
There are two clear effects: On one side, the real people, suffering because they have to live on the streets due to unforeseen circumstances, become political pawns who, at the end, will not receive a solution to their problems.
And second, people at all levels of government, non-for-profits, working to find real solutions are becoming discouraged because their efforts are silenced by these so-called activists whose only interest is to create discord and an unhealthy “us vs. them” relationship.