by Alison Despathy
Thank you Guy as usual for reporting the real news – free of censorship. Your commitment to free press and freedom of speech is honorable and appreciated. Much gratitude.
I had written this to Seven Days as a letter to the editor in response to their, in my opinion, appalling, narrow-minded, one-sided piece on Chelsea Green Publishing. Haven’t seen it printed yet so wanted to share. Margo is a truth-seeking, brave woman.
I am writing in support of Margo Baldwin of Chelsea Green Publishing. The article written by Chelsea Edgar was vicious and misinformed. For decades, Chelsea Green has been leading and guiding the way towards sustainable perspectives and practices and a deeper understanding of the world and how to make it right. Their mission is clearly intended to benefit humanity and the earth.
A glance at Chelsea Green’s impressive books helps illustrate Margo’s vision, depth of understanding about the world and what type of wisdom may help. Many Vermonters have at least one Chelsea Green book in their collection, I have many and am grateful for Margo’s willingness to give everyone a chance to share their knowledge, without censorship. Their business model and support of local and new authors further reflects their integrity and bravery.
Chelsea Green is committed to the quest for truth and the support of differing opinions and the right of free speech. This is intimately tied to freedom and the evolution of our minds and practices -creating deeper understandings and positive change. Without the willingness to print differing views of the world, all we have is a propaganda machine. Chelsea Green’s decision to print this controversial book gives me hope that this is not the case and that free speech and the right to have a difference of opinion are alive and well. I offer my gratitude to Margo for her strength and willingness to uphold two core tenets of liberty – freedom of press and free speech.
The author is a St. Johnsbury clinical nutritionist and author of a three-part series published last month in Vermont Daily Chronicle explaining why many Vermonters are hesitant to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.