To the Editor,
Around 7.30 p.m. last Thursday I received a robocall from the BC Liberal Party; the lady on the tape asked me to respond to three quick questions.
I was asked: “Will you be voting for Michelle Stilwell, your BC Liberal Party candidate in the provincial election — Press two for yes; Press three for no; Press four for don’t know”. I pressed three, and the tape continued: “If you are female press two; if you are male press three”. I pressed three, and the call abruptly concluded with a contact number of the BC Liberal Party.
To be asked to respond to three questions, and then to be asked only two, seemed like something out of “Alice In Wonderland”.
In fact, Lewis Carroll’s famous satire, written almost 150 years ago, remains very relevant to the present BC Liberal Party.
They have their very own Queen Of Hearts, whom Carroll depicted as a” blind fury”, the foul-tempered monarch with her oft-repeated “Off with his head”.