A note sent to the people who have enabled In-Sights to exists these past eight years:
Reader support is an important factor allowing and encouraging In-Sights to continue. Without it, the website wouldn’t exist.
I realize that appeals for financial contributions are constant in the online world and there are many sites deserving of our help. So, I want to express my sincere appreciation to you for deciding that In-Sights has been worthy of financial support during 2016 and 2017.
There has been a major change in British Columbia’s political landscape and I’m hopeful there will follow considerable improvements in government transparency and accountability. I conclude that alternative media sites like mine played an important role in encouraging change because only a few percentage points of BC voters needed to be convinced it was necessary
However, the prospect of lost power and influence has financial elites gathering money to conduct unprecedented misinformation campaigns. They will be assisted by a dependent corporate media that has grown too close and comfortable with the few people making political policy in our province. As I’ve pointed out repeatedly, resource industries gained billions through subsidies and tax reductions and they are willing to spend heavily to maintain those benefits.
In the transition period, it will be important for citizens to ensure that all points of view are heard and evaluated, not just the views of special interests. I aim to continue trying to provide a degree of balance and I expect a few people with special expertise will be joining the effort regularly
But, again, thank you. If there are subject areas or approaches that you’d like to see better covered at In-Sights, feel free to send an email. Reader feedback is always helpful.