Charming little forgers

I’m the after dinner speaker at the upcoming Petroleum Conference.

I was surprised to get a letter e-mailed to me today on PEPANZ letterhead informing me that the conference had been cancelled due to impending protest action outside the conference.

But as it turns out the conference has not been cancelled. One of the protesters forged the letter and sent it out to conference attendees. So according to these people, even forgery is a legitimate protest tool now.

The letter was not satire or an obvious hoax. It even listed the names of various energy CEOs at the bottom as signatories.

I’m all for democratic protest. But forgery does not fall into that category. It just shows that the persons responsible subscribe to the old mantra of the ends justify the means – an mantra that has led to untold misery worldwide.

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