Usually when people write letters to the editor, they don't hesitate to sign their names.
But today when I checked my mail slot, I found an unsigned missive neatly folded into an envelope with no return address.
I've decided to post it below unedited, just in case any of the commenters might like to respond.
To the editor of The Georgia Straight:
There is no chance of being listened to, but in service of merely not making Vancouver less livable, overweaning, costly and pan-developmental; in the name of not augmenting the already gluttonous real estate bubble; in the hope of not throwing the city into bankruptcy with this paunchy poncey Ponzi scheme being cooked up in the name of 'transit'—could we please vote against this anti–Jane Jacobs capitalistic pap on the public dole?
Dare one say there are better things to do with visionary planning than pumping-in populace to wreck neighbourhoods and local economy (without the slightest attention to cultural effect or the maintenance and creation of a heritage environment in any sense save 'bigger, more expensive for individuals, and more economically bubbly').
The region itself is underserved by fast, cheap transportation between Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria, by way of making the triangle a cultural-economic park. An interchange of this sort would boost the real value of existing organizations and business in a way cognizant of a future actually worth having.
Given a choice between bigger (and more cretinous) transit and none at all, a vastly more amenable city would result from a repudiation of further aggrandisement in the direction of creating a Fritz Lang movie out of a place that deserves to be lived in, not merely built up into a Tower of miscreant Babel and a totteringly unsustainable house of cards.
Why sign it, who cares?