Pam Frampton’s exposé on Finance Minister Tom Marshall’s rosy picture of the Newfoundland economy (“All that glitters …”, Dec 7.) was just that, an exposé of mere prophecy by a man who, it appears, is either being blatantly dishonest with the people of the province, or living in a dream world.
Frampton is known for presenting scholarly quotes from brilliant writers, to make her point(s). I always enjoy that part of her writing.
Perhaps this quote from William Blake’s “Song of Innocence” will further expose the kind of nonsense that Marshall and politicians like him of all stripes try to uncannily brush by those who elected them and those who didn’t, in hopes that the average voter will be sucked in.
“This life’s dim windows of the soul/ Distorts the Heavens from Pole to Pole/ And lead you to believe a lie/ When you see with, not thro’ the eye.”
Seeing is believing. With compelling readability and a willingness to opine on matters of great importance to the province, in any weekend issue at any time, Pam Frampton’s insight(s) makes her column well worth reading.
Mr. Marshall, beware — like in that issue of The Telegram, the eyes of truth are on you and your colleagues.