Much vituperative nonsense afflicts First Nations, most of it stoked by ignorance and intellectual laziness. One example appeared Wednesday as a letter to the Nanaimo Daily News. It triggered an instant Internet furor. In less than an hour, a protest was organized. By midnight, Facebook and Twitter posts numbered in the thousands. By Thursday, a major advertiser was reportedly yanking ads. The newspaper stripped the letter from its website and followed with an apology of sorts.