LETTER: Racetrack noise-complaint letter revs up online trolls

Meanwhile, letters discussing more important global topics are ignored.

Dear Editor,

Some people might be aware of the online uproar a letter of mine caused when I said how much more enjoyable my backyard was this summer without the noise from the racetrack shattering my nerves. The reaction was surprising in its volume of online haters, I suppose you could say.

Now I`m proud of the fact that I set a record for haters online while gaining empathy for other people who have been bullied by internet trolls who have such shallow lives that they need to act like they`re back in high school.

But where were the comments on all those more important letters which people like me and others have written over the years?  Important topics like Global Warming, the environment, the selling out of Canada by Harper with the latest trade deal with China, and the stupidity of putting advisers on the ground by our military in Iraq?

All far more important topics than that playground for adults, who like to go vroom, vroom with their ear- splitting toys. Yet those kinds of letters are lucky to get one or two responses if that online.

There are many people who are trying to bring about a better, more sustainable new world. No one should be discouraged from writing their own letters to the paper. Don`t worry about attracting internet trolls like I did over the racetrack because we need intelligent input in all areas promoting the common good. Am I providing intelligent points for conversation? Apparently compared to the racetrack trolls I am so thank you, internet trolls, for setting the bar so very low.

Robert T. Rock

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