Corfield: Occupiers should thank the productive among us

May I express my anger at Bernie Hammond’s attack on law and order and our mayor (“Don’t shrug off the power of the Occupy movement,” Nov. 17).

I understand his support for the squatters of Victoria Park. They are failures, jealous of those who are successful, but that does not give them the privilege of flouting the law. Hammond teaches socialism which advocates taking from successful people and giving to failures so that everyone can be equally poor.

Fortunately, there will always be ambitious and innovative Canadians who will risk money and effort to be successful so they can add to our national prosperity and pay taxes so that tax-supported universities can pay people like Hammond.

 Bill Corfield
London