In response to Mr. Wallace’s letter on Dec. 16, 2011, I would like to point out that I am glad that he provided a different perspective to mine, even though it is one that is shared by many people in Alberta.
I am also glad that the Advocate wrote on the Occupy Movement (even if it was just me that day). It allows people to see that nothing is black and white in this world, and there are problems in this world that need to be solved.
There are many different solutions to a problem and the debate between them is healthy.
I may not have lived in Alberta as long as the many other people who share Wallace’s belief, but I have been very perceptive to how people act towards my views and his letter just provides justification that people are not very appreciative of dissenting views, especially ones that expose the misconception of the ‘Albertan dream.’
I am not going to debate through the newspaper, it would just be a waste of time as words can, and usually are, misinterpreted.
I will, however, ask that we meet and hold a friendly debate showcasing the different viewpoints and solutions that Alberta can provide to our common problems.
This debate that I propose will be public so that people can have two distinct perspectives and also speak up on issues they feel are pertinent to Alberta.
I am sorry to say that I assumed that Wallace’s perspectives are different than mine, but I am sure him and countless other citizens of Red Deer would be surprised on how many similarities we have.
I will make sure the Advocate has my information for you to contact me if you would like to take up this offer. I am also sure (another assumption here) that the Advocate would like to cover this and provide information of when and where this event will occur, if it does.
Have a good day and I hope your Christmas was a great one.