No excuse for racism
As a young boy growing up I was lucky to be taught by my Mother that being prejudice against any people was not right. Today 65 years later, I’m extremely lucky that my mother educated me to believe, regardless of who we are, that any part of racism in our lives should never have to be.
With those words I say, the promoter of filling peoples minds with racism, prejudice, nasty political division, riots, and unrest in our country has been brought to you by our wonderful main street media and those people in our lives that didn’t have family members who taught us that racism doesn’t have to exist.
Steve Martin, Wailua Homesteads
We need to work together to get out of this
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live at present with many of us confined to working from home and isolating wherever possible, especially here in Melbourne, Australia where we are panicking about just over 200 new cases today. This is a situation which many countries would be wishing for as their numbers head to the thousands as in the USA where there were just under 50,000 new cases on Friday.
We are basically isolated, working from home, schooling from home and watching too much TV at home although some people have returned to reading books and weeding the garden. The choice of TV shows has suddenly been reduced as the Masked Singer show has had to shut down due to some of the crew catching the virus. It appears that wearing very large, rather ornate masks probably isn’t enough to stop infections. The cast of second rate or lower celebrities and singers have now gone home to isolate, and the general public will have to wait till it’s all clear to see who the next basically has been or never was tries to sing. This shut down has been one of the few positives we have seen recently.
This is a time of discomfort for most and for some life changing health issues with too many dying. We need to work together, separately, and wear our masks to get out of this.
Dennis Fitzgerald, Melbourne, Australia